Using Solid and Stripe Paper

Try this handmade card making idea for making your own birthday card. When making birthday cards, try punches like border, corner and flower punches.

making your own birthday card

When you make a birthday card, don't be afraid to use several punches on your card. For this card, I used a scallop border punch on solid paper and placed it over stripe paper. I used a 1/2" corner punch on two layers of paper, the actual card and the solid and stripe papers. Finally, I used two different kinds of flower punches. Using the flower punches made it easy to coordinate the colors on the card since my scrapbook paper was already color coordinated.

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Fiskars Squeeze Punch-Corner

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Fiskars Border Punch Threading Water

I like the idea of using a stripe paper behind a vellum sentiment for my handmade card ideas because you can still see the pattern behind the sentiment. The sentiment was created on my computer and printed on a laser printer.

I added a cream, satin bow and you can add other embellishments like gems but I decided to skip it on this handmade card.

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