Festive Friday: 5-Minute Striped Birthday Card

May 3, 2019Birthday Cards2 comments

Festive Friday: 5-Minute Striped Birthday Card

May 3, 2019Birthday Cards2 comments

Play along at the Festive Friday Challenge. DT members provide written or video instructions for their projects each challenge! Find us @festivefridaychallenge or festivefridaychallenge.com. New challenges every other Friday! #cardchallenge

After a long week, it’s nice to make something simple and fun!

So, let’s do that! It’s time for another Festive Friday challenge and I thought I’d whip up a simple, fun card that can get your weekend off to a great start. Of course, having some inspiration to get going on a project is half the battle. Let’s take a look at the latest challenge, shall we?

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Looking for ideas – here’s a few:

  • Armed Services Day is a day to show appreciation to Active Duty members of the Armed Forces in the US. Use this as an opportunity to make some cards that you can send to a military hospital that can be given to any of the inpatients.
  • Be inspired by typical military and patriotic imagery and colors – red, white, & blue, or blue & yellow or blue & white – even camouflage colors – greens & browns… Then, there’s stripes (go for the AND option of the challenge), stars, airplanes, ships, eagles… There’s lots of fun inspiration right there!
  • Of course, you can embrace just the AND option and come up with a project that features stripes in a prominent way!
  • CASE one of the DT projects and add your own twist to our designs. Of course, if you blog about it, we would love for you to mention the Designer as your inspiration for your project. Here’s links to all of the Designers:

Here’s my take:

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Stamps and Paper and Inks … Oh, My!

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Stamps: Happy Happy Happy (Lawn Fawn)
Paper: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ – Solar White 110lb (Neenah), 4″ x 5 1/4″ Wax Lips CS (Bazzill), 3 3/4″ x 5″ Remembrance Memories patterned paper (Color Play), scraps of Solar White 80lb (Neenah)
Inks: Frayed Burlap or Candied Apple Distress Oxide (Ranger)
Accessories: Cool Summer Nights Enamel Dots (Altenew)
Other: Big Shot (Sizzix), Happy Happy Happy dies (Lawn Fawn)

How-To Video

This week’s tutorial is a beginning-to-end video. It takes me about 8 minutes to teach you this 5-minute card! Enjoy!!

Now it’s your turn to link up!

Now that you’re all inspired, what will you create? The clock is ticking away for #FF0033 and we want to see your design. Link up your project over at Festive Friday and you might just be named a Festive Fave!

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