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How to Make an Embossed Birthday Card

Difficulty Intermediate
Budget £10 - £30
Time < 1 hour

Celebrate a momentous occasion with an extra-special birthday card – all you need is your die cutting machine, some coloured cardstock and a few craft essentials! Personalise the design by adding a splash of colour in the recipients favourite tones with papers from your craft stash.

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How to make

Step 1 

Start by gathering up the components needed to create the project.

Step 2 

Layer a trimmed 14 x 14cm panel of dark turquoise cardstock onto a white card blank, use 3d foam pads to create height and dimension.

Step 3 

Next, layer a 13cm square panel of light turquoise cardstock on top using more 3d foam pads.

Top Tip – While the die-cut is still in the die, attach some double-sided tape to the back then add a trimmed piece of cardstock to help keep all the pieces intact.

Step 4 

Die cut the ‘Happy birthday’ sentiment panel into dark turquoise cardstock carefully keeping all the pieces intact.

Step 5 

Attach double-sided tape all across the front of the sentiment panel then fix another dark turquoise die cut panel to the front only this time omitting all the inner pieces.

Step 6 

Die cut the sentiment panel again into four different colours of cardstock, then use all the inner pieces to fill the sentiment panel in whichever colour combination you like.

Step 7 

Emboss a 12 x 12cm panel of white cardstock using the star confetti embossing folder, fix this to the card front using 3d foam pads.

Step 8

Add the sentiment panel to the card front using more 3d foam pads, then adhere a scattering of left-over stars around the card front to finish.

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