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Red, Orange, and Yellow Strips Happy Birthday Balloons

I wanted to create some masculine birthday cards. I saw Laura Bassen use some strips of cardstock to create a background on one of her cards. She cut them with her guillotine paper cutter, but I have Simon Says Stamp's Strip Dies 1 and 2. It makes it extremely easy to cut different size strips of cardstock. I pulled out some red, orange, and yellow cardstock and cut all four sizes of the strips using the dies.

To create this first back a quarter sheet of typing paper was completely covered with dotliner adhesive. The strips of cardstock were then adhered in place using alternate color and sizes. When the quarter sheet was covered it was cut down using a Memory Box Matinee die. Low loft foam tape was added to the back of the panel, which was adhered to a horizontal A2 cardbase by removing the backing paper.

For the sentiment the word happy was cut from brushed mat gold mirror cardstock and adhered to a shadow layer of vellum. The word was adhered in place with liquid glue. Another vellum shadow was cut and adhered to the first with liquid glue behind the letters of the word.

A balloon bouquet was cut from the same gold mirror cardstock and adhered to the upper right of the word die. Both the balloons and word sentiment were adhered in place with liquid glue.

The secondary sentiment was stamped with black ink to the the right of the die cut word.


· Honey Bee Stamps Happy Die

· My Favorite Things Little Birthday Notes

· Simon Says Stamp Balloon Bouquet Die

· Memory Box Matinee Rectangle Die

· Simon Says Stamp Strip 1 and Strip 2 Dies

· VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink

· Simon Says Stamp Brushed Gold Mirror Cardstock

· Paper Accents Vellum

· Gina K. Designs Red Hot, Wild Dandelion, Sweet Mango Base Weight Cardstock

· Limited Papers Accent Opaque White 120# Cover Cardstock

· Typing Paper

· Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

· Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

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