Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sweet Centers Balloon Birthday Card

I needed to have a birthday card ready for tomorrow and here is what I ended up making tonight.   Isn't it fun!  I was looking through my birthday stamp sets and this one popped out at me....It is the Sweet Centers ( 116521) stamp set.  I can honestly say I don't think I have ever made a birthday card with this stamp set.  Well now I guess I can't say that anymore.  Haha!  When putting candy in a card like this one you need to make sure that the recepient of the card is able to get the candy out after.  I did this in 2 ways.  I took my Cutter Kit (106958) and made an X in the Crumb Cake card stock as well as on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  Now all the birthday gal has to do it open both piece of card stock where the X is and voila she has a little yummy treat on her birthday.  Here are some pics to show and directions on how I made this card....

Make a 1-3/4" circle in a piece of Whisper White card stock.  Make sure the edges of the Whisper White card stock is small enough to center the punched out circle.  Set the punched out circle aside as we will be using it later.  Next stamp the Balloon Basket image from the Sweet Centers stamp set using a Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad.

I put the Whisper White card stock with the balloon basket image on top of a piece of Pink Pirouette card stock and then traced the 1-3/4" circle on to it.  Because the Pink Pirouette card stock had wider edges I could not use the same Punch that I did on the Whisper White card stock.  Instead I had to use my Circle Scissor Plus to make the hole here.

Next I placed the Pink Pirouette card stock onto the center of the Crumb Cake card front base so that I could make an X in the center of the circle so that the candy could be easily accessible.  I made the X using the perforation tool in the Cutter Kit.

I then placed the Whisper White card stock on top of the Pink Pirouette card stock to see what the card would look like.  I did not adhere it down yet.  I then put some Smarties inside the Treat Cup.  I then took everything apart and placed the Pink Pirouette card stock over top of the Treat Cup.  You can add the candy after wards if it is easier for you.

Now remember the Whisper White 1-3/4" Whisper White card stock circle we had set aside...well we need it now.  This will help to keep the candy inside the Treat Cup when we place it on the front of the card.  Before placing the Whisper White circle over top of the Treat Cup center I made an X in the center of it using the Cutter Tool.  Once you have made an X you can then peel off the backing of the Treat Cup and then place the circle onto the center of it. 

Next center the Pink Pirouette layer over top of the Crumb Cake card front base.  This is how your card should look before putting the balloon basket image on top.  I added some Stampin' Dimesionals to my Whisper White card stock with the balloon basket image to give it some dimension.  Next decorate the card front as you wish. Voila now you have a super cute birthday card with a treat for the birthday gal!  The Treat Cups can be filled with almost anything...buttons, ribbon, sayings, punched out card stock in different shapes, etc. I could go on and on.

Stampin' Up! Supplies used:
Stamp Set: Sweet Centers, Create a Cupcake
Paper: Crumb Cake card stock, Pink Pirouette card stock, Whisper White card stock, Pretty In Pink card stock
Ink: Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
Accessories: Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Treat Cup, Stampin' Dimesionals, Pretty In Pink 1/8" Tafetta Ribbon, Scallop Border Punch

Happy Stamping!
Michelle B
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
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