Most of us like to fuss over our cards for hours! Carefully considering where to place the three gems and what sort of bow to tie in the ribbon. However, sometimes we need something quick and easy because we need to get it to the post box in the next 10 minutes!
With a little bit of stamping, punching and trimming, you can create this colourful card in minutes.
I have used:
- the new ‘in-colour’ Stampin’ pads: Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove, Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover and Lovely Lipstick
- Pick a Pennant stamp set
- Thoughtful Banners stamp set
- Duet Banner punch
- Lovely Lipstick cardstock
- Whisper White cardstock
Step 1: create your card base using Whisper White cardstock
Step 2: trim a piece of Lovely Lipstick cardstock to make a background layer
Step 3: trim a piece of Whisper White cardstock to make your card front
Step 4: stamp the bunting a couple of times in Pineapple Punch and Grapefruit Grove ink
Step 5: stamp the star (first and second generation) in the other ink colours to create a background pattern
Step 6: stamp two banners and the words ‘Happy’ and ‘Birthday’ within them
Step 7: punch the banners out. In my example I have also used the Lovely Lipstick Write Marker to add some dimension to the banners
Step 8: adhere the banners and layer up your card
Step 9: put the kettle on and write the card, you still have plenty of time to get to the Post Office!
Step it up! If you have a little more time to spare, why not add some personalisation to the bunting? Add the recipient’s name or age or an extra message.