By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.
As summer draws closer, so does kids’ birthday party season. I have a great way to get yourself prepared with a ready made card and tag set using a simple 6 x 6 patterned paper pad and a fun interactive die. Patterned paper pads are great because you have everything you need to make quick DIY crafts with little effort. All the fun colors and even some sentiments are right there for you to cut and paste! For my projects today, I used the Sizzix Stephanie Barnard Framelits Card Drop In-Thank You die set along with the Pebbles Happy Hooray 6×6 paper pad. I also used some large and small pre-made white tags.
To create the interactive element on the inside of the card, I chose a fun piece of paper from the pack and drew a pencil line 4 1/4″ down from the top and across the paper.
I placed the frame from the die set so that the two “tails” fall along the pencil line. You want to be sure the “rectangle” at the top of the die is above.
After running it through my die cut machine, I extended the score lines that the two “tails” created.
After folding all the score lines, you get a fun, interactive card liner for a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card with enough room to create a message below it.
I then adhered the interactive liner to the inside of my note card and trimmed off the excess.
I cut the “Happy Birthday” sentiment with it’s frame from the die set out of some bright blue card stock as well as white.
Here’s how it looks on the inside.
For the outside, I just added a strip of the 6×6 paper that had some festive sentiments on it.
For the tag, I wanted to make a shaker with the Happy Birthday sentiment so I cut out the frame/sentiment along with a square of clear card stock to adhere behind it.
I also covered a smaller tag with another pattern and piled on some shaped glitter. You could use sequins or whatever you prefer.
I added some thin foam tape to the back of my sentiment frame and placed it over the top of the glitter on the tag. I also added another Happy Birthday die cut in white over the top.
I added another piece of paper on the large tag and adhered the shaker over the top with some foam tape.
Such a great way to get the most mileage out of your patterned paper packs. Thanks for joining me today!