Favorite Card Layouts: DIY Birthday Card

By | 01/09/2014

This is one of my favorite card layouts for this DIY birthday card!  We all have card layouts that we fall back on when we are creating and crafting with new stamp sets and tools.  This is one of my favorites.

favorite card layouts

This is another one of the cards I created with the set of cards I made over the weekend.  I created an entire background page by stamping one of the images from Petite Petals in Coastal Cabana, Real Red and Baked Brown Sugar in a random fashion.  Then I punched out 3 squares with my 1-1/4″ punch.  I used the 1-3/8″ punch to create Coastal Cabana mats for each square.  I also cut a 3/4 x 5-1/2″ strip from the stamped background page.

Card Recipe:


  1. Create the background paper by randomly stamping the petite petal image in coastal cabana, real red and baked brown sugar.  Clean the stamp after each color.  Punch 3 squares with the 1-1/4″ punch and cut one strip at 3/4 x 5-1/2″.  Attach these to the coastal cabana squares and space them on the top front of the card.
  2. Attach the coastal cabana designer paper to the bottom of the card front.  Attach the baked brown sugar ruffled trim to the bottom of the background strip and attach this to the bottom of the dsp on the front of the card.
  3. Stamp the sentiment in real red on the small piece of whisper white and cut a banner shape.  Attach this to the real red piece and cut the banner shape in the real red.  Attach this to the strips on the bottom left of the card front.
  4. Add several loops of linen thread to the left side of the sentiment and add an embellishment to the center of the loops.



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One thought on “Favorite Card Layouts: DIY Birthday Card

  1. Ashley

    Wow it’s so cute. i really like to make this one and I’m glad that you share it here. thank you for that.

    I also give credit to your presentation, it nice and you’ve explained the steps clearly . good job my dear. and thanks again for sharing this wonderful idea . Cheers !  🙂


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