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Teen Boy Birthday Card

April 14, 2017

Hi everyone,

It´s Sanna here, and it´s my turn to post a tutorial for the Die Cut Design Team. Today I decided to share with you a teen boy birthday card idea. My son recently celebrated his birthday and this is the card I made for him. It is fairly easy to make and by changing the colors you can easily create a card for a teen girl using the same idea.

Here is how I created the card: 

Step 1: The materials you need are a card base, a piece of cardstock for die cutting, Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet, Words dies, spray inks and another piece of cardstock to work as a background piece for the card.

Step 2: Cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock slightly smaller than the card base. Place that piece into spraying box and add both red and blue spray ink (or whatever colors you prefer!) to the cardstock. Dry with a heat tool. Adhere the long strip of Soft Finish Cardstock onto the Clear Double Sided Adhesive strip. Die cut the assorted words. (Tip: Use up the whole piece. Whatever is left over can be used on other projects.)

Step 3: Working one word at a time, remove the die cut words from the backing to expose the adhesive and adhere in a random manner onto the color-misted rectangle. Trim at the edges with scissors or a craft knife to remove the excess portions of the words. Adhere the word-filled rectangle to the card base.

Step 4: Cut a Stitched Circle from a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock piece. Add foam stickers to the circle. (As shown: #14 since it was my son’s 14th birthday.) For added dimension, use foam tape to adhere the circle onto the card base.

Step 5: Die cut the word ‘Birthday’ from thin, adhesive-backed black craft foam sheet. Tip: die cutting adhesive-backed craft foam lets you create your own DIY foam sentiments, words and alphas. Adhere the word underneath the circle. The card is done!

Above is one more card, created using the same idea. I just changed the background colors a little bit and used a Fishtail Banner for the sentiment instead of a circle. I hope you enjoyed this little step-by-step tutorial and get inspired to use word dies to create fun card backgrounds.

Happy crafting,

Elizabeth Craft Designs
Stitched Circles
Thinking of you
Happy Birthday
Stitched Fishtail Banners
White Soft Finish Cardstock
Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet

Card base
Spray inks
Foam alpha stickers
Adhesive-backed craft foam sheet
3D  foam pads or tape

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  • Erin McKenzie-Christensen April 25, 2017 at 6:11 am

    I really like this card idea because it is simple but looks really great! I have one question though as I have never used them what is a spray ink “box”? Dont you just spray the ink on the card with the card on like a craft sheet? As I said I have never used the spray inks before but do know what they are. Thanks for your help.

    • Sanna Lippert May 1, 2017 at 1:38 am

      Hi Erin, thanks for your comment!! Glad you liked my card :). The spraying box is not necessary, yet very useful. You don´t really need one, you can go along and work on your craft sheet. I just use the spraying box (cardboard box) to protect my working surface/surroundings. With spray inks, if you are not careful, you easily end up spraying more than just the card. There has been several times I managed to spray my keyboard or other items on my working area. That is when a spraying box comes in handy :). It is just an additional protective measure to keep the table, monitor, walls and keyboard or whatever is next to the project safe :). That is why I use one. Happy creating, Sanna

  • Patricia Howarth April 15, 2017 at 3:48 am

    Hi Sanna, These two cards are fabulous !! I love your compilation of your backgrounds, a great technique !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

    • Sanna April 16, 2017 at 2:05 am

      Thank you, Patricia!!! Happy Easter!!!

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