Happy Birthday Dad

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Today I have a birthday card to share that is specialized for the dad of your life! I thought it would be fun to really personalize this card to make it more “unique” for the recipient, and to also make the sentiment the focal point of the design.

I started off by die cutting the word “dad” from some patterned paper and white cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo; the word was cut a total of four times between the two papers. For the font, I chose to work with Arial, as I loved the crisp, bold feel of the type. After all the letters were cut, I layered them together with some liquid glue.

On my card base, I stamped the Simon Says Stamp Diagonal Stripes background stamp with some green pigment ink. I then attached a piece of star glitter paper to the top portion of the card, which I had made by mixing embossing paste and glitter together and applying it over the Memory Box Starry Nights stencil. Where the star paper and the card base meet, I also added a strip of cardstock that was paper pierced.


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I die cut two little banners, one from patterned paper and one from black cardstock; on the black banner, I white heat embossed the word “happy birthday” using a portion of a stamp from the Altenew Birthday Greetings set. The banners and the letters are all attached with foam tape… and for an added touch, I stamped a little party hat and adhered it to the last “d”.  I like how it adds a little playful feel to the card!

For some final finishing touches, I added some Glossy Accents to the letters, tied a bit of twine around the card, and scattered some stars and gems around as well. I kept the feel on the masculine  side, since this is a “dad” themed card, and I really like how the colors paired together.

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Thanks so much for stopping by, I am so happy you did! :)


Inspiration & Challenges

This card’s layout is inspired by the Freshly Made Sketches challenge #185, and is submitted into the challenge.

I’ve also submitted this card into the Simon Says Stamp “Let’s Get Sentimental” Wednesday challenge and the Seize the Birthday challenge.

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8 Responses

  1. Hannelie says:

    Nina, Thanks so much for linking your fabulous card to our challenge at Seize the birthday!

  2. shirley-bee says:

    Great masculine card – love the party hat perched on the D! Thanks so much for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)

  3. Sandi Lee says:

    As always …this is amazing! Would love to spend an afternoon creating with you! xx

  4. Cindy Hall says:

    This is an awesome card for Dad! The popped letters give great dimension and I really like the way you used the sketch. Great card! Thanks for playing along with my sketch at FMS this week!

  5. Great card, the colours just pop.

  6. Cindy Lovell says:

    What a beautiful card!! Awesome job on a masculine card!! Great colors!!
    Thank you so much for joining us at FMS!!

  7. lisascreativeniche says:

    This is so cool! I struggle at times with masculine cards love this!

  8. Sharyn Polesel says:

    Very pretty design! Love the pretty papers and colors. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday

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