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Monday, February 10, 2014

Happy Birthday, Hubster!

This past weekend we celebrated my husband's
"29th" birthday.
(I'm not sure why he continues to tell people this.)

I always invest in retiring DSP
in our favorite (and local) SCHOOL COLORS.
This is a great way to always have on hand
the right colors for
graduation cards, teacher gifts, etc.

The DSP I used for the hubster's birthday card
is the perfect blend of
Cream and Crimson
(eh hem... Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler.)

I made the hubster's birthday card and envelope
How fun is that?!
The card measures 6-3/4" x 8-3/4"
and the envelope begins with a 12" x 12" sheet of DSP.

Here's a tutorial video for you to watch
and learn how to create your very own

Let's walk through the steps together...

Begin with any
(or card stock... I find DSP easier to work with.)

Trim away 1/2" from ONE EDGE of the DSP.

Quarter turn the DSP and SCORE 1/2".

Trim away ONE CORNER of the scored area.

Add adhesive to the scored "tab" area.
(NOTE:  Add adhesive to the side you WANT
to see most from your envelope.)

Bring the folded "tab" portion together with the
ADJACENT edge of the DSP.

Now the DSP looks like a "CONE."

Flatten the cone into a
"DIAMOND" shape,
lining up the seam of the envelope
with the upper "point" of the envelope.

Score or simply fold the "flap" area of the envelope.
Insert Triangle Card and seal.
Send or hand deliver and
enjoy the ooh's and aah's...
and hopefully a few hugs will accompany.

Thanks for visiting!
I hope you have a creative day!

Stamps:  Chalktalk
Inks:  Cherry Cobbler
Card stock/Papers:  Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, retired Designer Series Paper
Tools:  Big Shot Machine, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die, Chalk Talk Framelits, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Stampin' Trimmer
Other:  Regals Designer Buttons, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, 6" x 8" Cello Bag, Snail, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

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