Stampin’ Up! Birthday Basics Blocks Card


I have been having loads more fun with my new goodies from the 2013-14 Stampin’ Up! catalogue and the project I am sharing with you today is a bit of a combination of a few ideas that I have seen ‘out there’ as well as adding my own unique elements and spin to create a project that is, well, just loads of fun!  This little box is something I have created using one whole sheet of A4 card stock (so standard piece of card stock for us Aussie and Kiwis).  I love trying to get boxes from one sheet with minimal fuss and maximum functionality and I am so please with how this little one turned out (only about three failures in the design process so not too bad LOL!).  I also created ‘my spin’ on all those punch art paper bows that are hitting the web …. mine uses the Oval Framelits!  So when you open the lid ….

You have a super fun fun fun card on the inside, a real 3D card so best given in a box!

This is called a ‘Blocks Card’ and is not my creation but something I found a video tutorial on by ‘PaperCrafter 45’ you can see the video tutorial for this one here.

The hardest thing about this card is deciding how to decorate it.  So you will see I have made some of the standard sized punch art paper bows that are literally everywhere on the web at the moment, “google” ‘paper punch art bows’ and you will see what I mean!  Not really hard to find heaps of instructions and tutorials on these ones!

The back of the card has some embossed panels using the new Alphabet Press Embossing Folder (love this folder!).  I also haven’t shown you that I stuck a ‘writing panel’ on the bottom of the card for your special message to the recipient so a true card with an added extra “WOW!”.

So lastly a photo of the complete project and this is what we will be making for the last Sunday of the Month class that is on this month on Sunday 28th July.  I have already half filled this class so please email me to reserve your spot and/or get more details.  I will have a tutorial available for the whole project on my ‘Tutorials’ page after the Sunday class (so early August) if anyone ‘needs’ the instructions check back then but the link to the main video should be enough to get you started!

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  1. Hazel Drake says:

    I love this block card. Seeing the video made so much sense and gave all the measurement. I can’t wait to try this one. My son is going to be 44 next month so I am going to make one for him with a surfing theme. Thank you for all the sharing you do. I also tried your braided circle card and love that too. Have a great day.

  2. Vicki says:

    Great card Tanya. Thank you for the link. I CAS(E) this, my version I changed the back as my daughter wanted more space to write.

  3. Hazel Drake says:

    I made one of these block cards and it was so much fun. I plan to make more for Christmas cards for my family. Thank you for your idea.

  4. brenda says:

    Looking forward to the tutorial! Love your work.

  5. Gorgeous Tanya. Thanks for the link. Think I might have to try one of these.

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