Last month my sister and her boyfriend celebrated their birthdays. I thought it would be fitting to make them “his and hers” birthday cards. The Picture Perfect Party Suite of products made for some fun and quick cards for them. I am excited that the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set is carrying over to the upcoming Annual Catalog, but sad that the fun papers will be gone at the end of May (or sooner, depending on how quickly the supplies sell out). Check out all the retiring products here (you may notice all the ink pads are on the retiring list, this is because Stampin’ Up! is coming out with a new ink pad design and doing a color revamp, so some colors are leaving for good – I will share more info about this in my next post).
The two cards feature a symmetrical design, with a color change to the base and accents. The His card used Bermuda Bay cardstock and ink, while the Hers card used Berry Burst.
To make the cards, I cut my cardstock base to 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5-1/2″ on the long side. The candle paper is from the 6″ x 6″ Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper (DSP) Stack. I cut a half inch from the top, then cut down the middle to get two pieces measuring 5-1/2″ x 3″. The DSP pieces are layered on two 5-1/2″ x 1/2″ strips of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, with about a 1/8″ peeking out on either side. Then, I adhered the pieces centered across the card.
The sentiments were stamped on scraps of Whisper White cardstock and punched out with the Everyday Label Punch. I attached them to either side of the cards with Dimensionals. Then I added three Glitter Enamel Dots to each card (Berry Burst for hers, and a lighter Old Olive to his).
For the inside of the cards, I cut some Whisper White cardstock to 4-1/4″ x 3″ and stamped towards the top. This left plenty of room to write a note to the recipients.
My sister and her boyfriend both enjoyed their matching “his and hers” birthday cards. And, I enjoyed getting to hand-deliver the cards to them. I hope this inspires you to not only make fun birthday cards but to also get those cards sent out (either by mail or in person).
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