Last week we had a stamp day with my stamping buddies Leonie N, Andrea and Tracey. They are always good times. I have been wanting to make the Block/Step cards you might have been seeing around the blogosphere. I had a chance to make them that day. So here are my versions, then I will share you the link to the instructions.
Firstly, using ‘Amazing Birthday’ stamp set.
I used the DSP ‘Sweet Taffy’. Isn’t it cool?? I love all the bright colours in this pack. A little brightness and sparkle makes for a HAPPY Birthday.
Now another version. This time for the menfolk. I used the ‘Amazing Birthday’ set again and also the ‘Traveler’ set.
I have also used the new In Colors – Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey and Tangelo Twist. I stamped the background on the Mossy Meadow cardstock BEFORE assembling it!!! 😉 Then I stamped the other images separately and cut them out and adhered them on. I added a silver button and a Linen Thread bow.
Now for instructions. There are a few tutorials you might find but I found this one on Libby’s blog. Check it out here. Click on the link just a little way down to take you to the template. I just changed it slightly. Since our Australian card size is longer, instead of cutting the cardstock to 28cm x 10.5cm, I made the length 29cm. Which meant I didn’t have to add the extra little strip (10.5cm x 2cm) to join the block card. So I scored the card on the long side at 3.5cm, 7cm, 10.5cm, 14cm, 17.5cm, 21cm, 24.5cm and 28cm. Cut and assemble the box as it says in the template. I just added Sticky strip along the small tab that was left on the end and adhered it together. Hope that all makes sense. I do love making these. They are fun. Now I have done these two I will make some more again soon.
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