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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Happy Birthday to you! Stepper Card - Our Daily Bread Designs

Hi, dear friends!  Here's my third card in a series of five for the month of July as guest designer for Our Daily Bread Designs.

I wanted to use more of the beautiful cardstock that was in the Blushing Rose Collection.  It makes layering a card with several elements very easy!

I used a piece of white cardstock measuring 8 1/2" long, and 5 3/4" wide.  I scored the card width-wise at the 3", 5 3/4" and 7" marks.  The 3" score line is folded down, the second up, and the last down.  Your card should stand up after pressing your score lines down. 

I die cut two of the cross corners using the die from the Decorative Corner set.  Memento Rich Cocoa ink was used on a  sponge dauber to "age" the cross corners.  I glued one on the right bottom corner of the second panel, and one in the left lower corner on the back of the card.  The glue was applied just to the very outside edges of each die cut, and not across the middle, so this could be used as an "pocket" in which to put a little card, or in this case, the bookmark.

I cut a rectangle piece of white cardstock, and then traced around it on the pink cardstock, cut it 1/8 " wider than the white, to use as a mat for the white.  I used the same corner cutter for each corner on both.  I applied the pink rectangle to the lower right side of the front panel, then tied a length of ribbon around, then tied it in a bow near the bottom right corner of the pink mat.  The white rectangle was applied with dimensionals so give it a little depth, folding over the bow loops to make the bow as shown.  I hand cut the sentiment from the Blushing Rose Collection, and glued it to the front of the white rectangle.  As I said, the sentiment pieces in this collection of cardstock are fantastic, and make creating a beautiful but very easy card very fast and convenient.  I left the inside blank for a suitable sentiment, and writing space on the back of the card, and on the back of the bookmark.  The bookmark is a scrap piece of the rose cardstock with some of the bottoms of the roses cut with a craft knife, so that they overlap the top edge of the card, while on the back, the bottom left edge of the bookmark fits into the decorative corner die cut.  I rounded and distressed the edges of the bookmark, then matted it onto the same pink cardstock used before.  With a 1/4" hole punched in the top center, ribbon and trim were threaded through and tied at the top.

Here's a photo of the back of the card -

The last thing I did was to stamp the bees, color them, and cut one out.  The bee on the second layer was stamped first, and then the same bee was stamped on a scrap of white cardstock.  I colored them the same, with the yellow marker on the body, and the lighter blue on the wings, then cut the bee on the scrap paper out.  I positioned and glued him on so that when the card was completely closed, he was overlapping the same bee stamped on the inside, so that the second bee couldn't "bee" seen!  Then when the card was opened, both were visible, along with another bee stamped on the inside facing the opposite direction.

Supplies you'll need for this card are:

     ODBD Stamp sets - Clover (bees)
     ODBD Die set - Decorative Corner
     ODBD Blushing Rose Collection of papers
     Versafine Black Onyx ink pad
     Memento Rich Cocoa ink pad
     Yellow and light blue marker of choice
     Ribbon of choice
     Sponge dauber
     Dries Clear glue
     Dimensional adhesive

I hope you'll enjoy making your version, and I'd love to see them if you'd like to link back to your page so I can visit!  Please take a second and leave a comment for me, and better yet, become a follower!  Thanks for visiting!  Have a safe and happy summer! 


  1. Absolutely a beautiful design, Clare, and I love the papers you chose! Thanks for sharing another guest design work with us! Hugs!


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I am a child of God, wife, mother of three, and gramma of six. I enjoy stamping, scrapbooking, beading, photography, sewing, camping, fishing, hiking and life! I am a retired dog groomer. Denver, Colorado, is where I was born and raised. I miss the snow and drier weather.

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