Happy Birthday Pals Card by Claire

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Hi everyone, Claire here. I’m back again with my second blog post for The Little Paper Tree. While everyone else gets stuck into Christmas card making this time of year, it seems that there are more birthdays than ever amongst my family and friends, so that’s what I’ve been doing!



The Avery Elle Peek-a-Boo Pals has to be one of the coolest stamp sets for children’s cards ever, they’re so fun! I started by stamped and colouring the monkey, the elephant and the sloth, and their corresponding “paws” with Copic markers. (the elephant’s party hat was a later addition, once I’d spotted a little space for it!)



For the background, I used the beautiful Catherine Pooler Marching Leaves Stencil. I inked up a piece of card with Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink, then applied Lucky Clover and Peacock Feathers through the stencil. I flicked on some water and let it dry, and then stuck the background to a light blue Hero Arts pre-folded card blank.




I die-cut the largest Avery Elle wonky frame on white card, but then cut off the two longest sides to make the borders on the card. I’m always trying to find new ways to use my dies! And this made a nice place for the critters to rest their “paws”, which I attached with foam pads for dimension. I stamped my sentiment speech bubbles, and also attached these with foam pads.

The space at the bottom of the card would be a great place to add the birthday child’s name with some alphabet stamps.



Avery Elle Peek-a-Boo Pals Stamp and Coordinating Die

Lawn Fawn Chit Chat Stamp

Avery Elle Wonky Scalloped Frames Die

Hero Arts Pre-Folded Cards  – Sea

Catherine Pooler Designs Marching Leaves Stencil

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide
 Lucky Clover Ink
 Peacock Feathers Ink
Cracked Pistachio Ink

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Copic markers

Tim Holtz
Stamping Platform
Mini Foam Blending Tool

iCraft Purple Low-tack masking tape

Tombow Xtreme Tape Runner



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