Sunday, March 25, 2012
Birthday Cake Banner Card [PTI Blog Hop]
Here's a happy birthday card for any age. The Spring colors come from the Papertrey Ink March Challenge to use Yellow and Aqua:
Additional inspiration comes from this lovely cake on Pinterest that I've been holding onto (for cards, not for cake, no way could I make that):
Step-by-step directions to make an easel card are on a helpful Split Coast Stampers post.
But if you're like me and would rather just do it quickly instead of read instructions, here's a hint. All you need to do is fold the upper flap of your card inward about 2" from the bottom. Attach your main part of the card (in this case the cake, strip of yellow polkadots, cake stand) to the 2" flap, and there you have it. An easel card! If you want the easel to stand better, attach another piece of paper on the lower flap of the card so the easel has a little ridge to stop it from sliding flat.
I love that it folds flat too.
When you lift the easel, you have additional space for a sentiment, or to write a personal message.
Using a different card format is a nice change for me. Doesn't use any more paper, just works differently than your traditional card.
Thanks for looking!
PTI Banner Builders Die and Stamp set
PTI Circles Border Die and Leaf Border Die
PTI Dots Background Stamp
PTI Aqua Mist Cardstock
PTI Fresh Snow Ink
Cricut Wedding Cartridge Cake Stand Cut-out
White Mini Rick Rack Trim
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