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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Happy Birthday, Ethan!

Today is my grandson's fourth birthday!  When I called him at dinner tonight, he mentioned that he isn't really 4 yet, as he wasn't born until 8:35 p.m.  Can you believe that?  This child has an unbelievable way with grasping adult concepts.  So he was enjoying his dinner and anxiously awaiting his cake to celebrate when he "really turns 4".  I love him!

Anyway I wanted to send him a special card, and used one of the concepts that a fellow Stampin' UP! demonstrator introduced at our Card Club last month.  Bonnie made the "quarter fold card", and  I really like the way this one came out...take a look:

This is actually made with two card bases of Old Olive cardstock; one is standard 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", but scored at 1-3/8" from either end and the other is a standard 4-1/4" x 11" and scored at 2-1/8" from either end.  One piece is layered perpendicularly over the other (do you get that?  I should have photographed it as I made it).  Then each side is folded towards the center, creating your card.

The fun comes in as you decorate it.  I used the designer series paper Sweet Taffy and stamped Zoo Babies, along with Just Sayin' and MetroType Alphabet (for the number 4).

Each animal was stamped and fussy-cut, then popped up with Dimensionals.

The trick here was figuring out how to attach the circle with the number 4 so that the card could still open. 

You'll note that this card folds up like a cardboard carton--folding the top flap down first, then folding the right side, bottom and finally the left side, tucking in the top half under the piece below it.  So I ended up putting a Mini Glue Dot on only the lower left corner of the the "4" circle; this worked perfectly!

I was particularly happy with the inside, using Work of Art for a background to the sentiment from Big News.  The little "woohoo" banner is cut out and added separately.

So woohoo, Ethan!  It's your day and I hope it's perfect in every way!

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Let's get creating!

1 comment:

  1. Nice! I love the bright colors and I love the inside!! I'll bet he was thrilled with it!