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Rubber Stamping Project by Carolyn Hasenfratz
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  • Introduction
  • Tools and Materials
  • Make and Stamp the Parts
  • Assemble the Card
  • Resources


It's not really the time of year for pink things, but what the heck, I had a couple of cards to make for people who like pink, so here you go. You could give this card lots of different looks by changing the color scheme.

Tools and Materials

Cardstock: white with pastel confetti, lavender, marbelized light pink
Paper cutter
Folding tool
Rubber stamps
Memory Essentials Terrific Tool & Tips
Oval Moldable Black Foam Tip
Heat tool
Dye-based rubber stamp ink
Yes Glue
Clean scrap paper
Self-healing cutting mat
Utility knife
Spiral paper punch
Glue pen

Make and Stamp the Parts
  1. Download and print out the template Birthday Card with Ribbon. This is meant to use as a guide rather than something to trace around, so there is no need to laminate it.

  2. Take an 8.5 x 11" piece of white confetti cardstock and and cut it down to 11 x 5.5". Fold it in half to make a square card.

  3. Print the front of the card with a background stamp in Flamingo ink. The background stamp I used in my sample was hand-carved. If you want to learn how to hand-carve stamps, see my stamp carving tutorial.

  4. Birthday Card with Ribbon
  5. Cut a 2.75 x 4.25" piece from lavender cardstock, and a 2.5 x 4" piece from pink marbelized cardstock. If you don't have pink marbelized cardstock you can use white and give it a background effect with Flamingo ink. On the 2.5 x 4" piece, stamp 2010 in Pink Pizzazz, celebrate in Lavender, and Happy Birthday in Azalea.

  6. With Yes Glue, attach the 2.5 x 4" piece to the 2.75 x 4.25" piece. Place the pieces between clean scrap paper and rub with the folding tool to get a nice tight seal. Don't glue this assembly to the card yet, but set it on top to get an idea of where it will go so you can see where to stamp the flowers and leaves toward the upper left.

  7. Birthday Card with Ribbon
  8. Put the flower tip on the Terrific Tool & Tips holder and stamp two flowers with Azalea ink.

  9. Put the oval tip into the holder and heat it according to the instructions. Press into the stamp Bubble Border Small. Stamp leaves around the flowers with Pink Pizzazz ink.

  10. Birthday Card with Ribbon
  11. Cut a 1.5 by 5.5" piece from the white confetti cardstock and fold lengthwise. Stamp Bubble Border Small on what will become the fore edge (the edge opposite the spine).

Assemble the Card
  1. Unfold the card, place the front on a self-healing cutting mat, and place the template over the front of the card lining up the edges of the card front. Poke holes with a pin using the dotted lines as a guide to indicate where to cut slits with a utility knife to accommodate the ribbon. Cut the slits.

  2. Cut a piece of ribbon in a harmonious color 36" long. Start at the front of the card and poke the ribbon through the hole in the spine.

  3. Continue to thread the ribbon through alternate slits, around the fore edge and back to the front. Tie a bow in the ribbon and slide it toward the left side of the card.

  4. Glue the fore edge piece in place with Yes Glue. It wraps around the fore edge to help hold the ribbon in place.

  5. Glue the 2.75 x 4.25" assembly to the front of the card.

  6. With a spiral punch, punch out two pieces of purple paper. Attach them to the insides of the flowers using a glue pen to apply the glue. If you don't have a spiral punch you can stamp something suitable in Lavender ink.

  7. Place clean scrap paper over the front of the card and rub the glued areas well with your folding tool. You're done!


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