Thursday, April 25, 2013

Girls Numbered Birthday Card Tutorial

It's day two of card making tutorials. Yesterday I featured a tutorial on how to make an elegant wedding card. Today I am going to show you how to make this cute numbered birthday card that I just made for one of our little friends who turned four.


4.25" W x 5.5" H (requires an A2 envelope for sending)

  • 4.25" x 11" pink card stock
  • 5" x 5" decorative paper (green/white dots)
  • 3" x 3.5" decorative paper for the number (more for double digits)
  • brown scrap paper and decorative scrap paper for flower
  • 3.75" x 5" white card stock for inside of card (optional)
  • Bigz Top Note die by Stampin' Up!
  • 5" x 7" dots embossing folder by Cuttlebug
  • Die cutting machine such as Big Shot or Cuddlebug with plates/platform
  • Scoring table and bone folder or scoring tool
  • Numbered rubber stamp (approx. 2" W x 3" H)
  • Dark brown stamp ink
  • Flower punch
  • 1/8" hole punch
  • Medium size brad for flower
  • Double-sided tape or mono adhesive
  • Small foam self adhesive dimensionals
  • Small scissors


Step 1:  With the 4.25" x 11" pink card stock, score a line at 5.5" down the middle of the sheet.
Step 2:  Emboss the front of the card using the dots embossing folder. To do so, align the first row of dots on the folder to the score line. Don't emboss over the score line to the back of the card. Make sure that when the paper is embossed the dots are raised instead of indented. Close the folder and run it all through the die cutting and embossing machine according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Fold the card at the score line. Your card should look like this.

Step 3:  Place the 5" x 5" decorative paper (green/white dot) over the die lines on the Bigz Top Note die. Run it through the die cutting machine according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Your die cut should look like this.

Step 4:  Generously apply double stick tape to the back of the Top Note cut-out paper since it will be applied to a textured background. Apply vertically to the middle of the pink card stock.

Step 5:  Stamp the number onto the 3" x 3.5" decorative paper using the rubber stamp and ink pad. As an alternative, you may print a number out on your printer if you don't have a stamp or ink. Cut out the number using a small scissors.

Step 6:  Apply several double adhesive foam dimensionals to the back of the number. These will allow the number to stand off from the green dot paper. 

Remove paper from both sides and apply the number to the center of the die cut paper.

Step 7:  Using the flower punch, cut out one flower each from the brown scrap paper and the decorative scrap paper.

Step 8:  Layer the brown flower on top of the decorative paper flower and punch a hole in the center of both flowers using the 1/8" hole punch. Insert the brad through the hole.

Step 9:  Punch a hole through only the cover of the card where you want to place the flower. Insert the prongs of the brad through the hole and spread apart to secure.

Step 10: This is optional, but you can add a 3.75" x 5" piece of white card stock to the inside of the card for additional structure. It's also nice to add that additional layer for writing your message.

You're done!

This design can be easily adapted to suit the age of the recipient using different numbers. 

Try it out and make it your own!

Let me know if you have any questions.


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