Over the weekend my mum asked me if I’d bulk make her a load of Christmas cards, and honestly – I’m a bit scared. That said, I’m always up for a challenge so I figured I would try making two of the same birthday card at once just to see how much longer it would take. Surprisingly, aside from the colouring, which always takes me a while, I’d say making a second version probably only took me a few minutes longer than normal – especially with the Lawn Fawn background die that I used. I also think I might try doing this in future – one card for my stash, one for my Etsy store. Anyway enough of my rambling – this is what I used to make this card.
Supplies I Used
- Mama Elephant Sweet Treats stamp set
- Lawn Fawn Happy Birthday die
- Lawn Fawn Simple Stripes Diagonal die
- Crafter’s Companion Stamping Card
- Dovecraft Copper Glitter Card
- A random selection of scrap card I had in my collection
- Heffy Doodle 8.5 x 11” Coloured Cardstock – Banana Split
- Lawn Fawn Glue Pen
- Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
- Copic Sketch Markers
Making the Card
For this birthday card, I started off by making the background. I looked for two neutral pieces of card in my scrap collection that went well together and cut them using the Simple Stripes Diagonal die from Lawn Fawn. I then used the Lawn Fawn Happy Birthday die on some glittery copper cardstock and some plain red card stock. The longest part of making this card was gluing the copper die cut to the red die cut for the sentiment – but honestly, it looks so much better with that added detail that I’m glad I took that time.
Next I stamped two of the Mama Elephants Sweet Treat stamps onto white card stock and fussy cut around them. I coloured these in using Copic sketch markers.
Finally, I cut a piece of Heffy Doodle Cardstock in half and made a score line down the middle to make my card. I then lined up the diagonal die cuts and glued them down before gluing the sentiment and images on top.
I’m sure if you were doing a really detailed card, it would take quite a while to make a second version but the large Lawn Fawn dies really do make crafting a lot easier – especially if you don’t mind making simple cards. As I said above, I’ve saved one version of this birthday card in my stash, and added the other to my Etsy store. You can view the listing here.