Sunday, January 8, 2012

Nautical Birthday Card for my Sweet Sailor

What a beautiful weekend we are having here in Ottawa J Hope you are all out enjoying the sunshine and snow!!! We took our son sledding for the first time this year and he LOVED it. We did try one trip down a small hill last year but he was NOT impressed!

My challenge this week from Friday Mashup was to create a birthday card. This happened to be the perfect challenge for this week because Thursday just happens to be my husband’s birthday J The birthday card was one part of the challenge the second being the use of chalks or pastels. That is not something that I have added to my collection yet so was not able to partake in that aspect of the challenge but did manage to rock out a pretty sweet birthday card (IMO) of course!

My Challenge:
 My Card:
Tiny Tips:
Waterfall Card Tutorial @ Split Coast Stampers

1.    Cut your Neutral Cardstock in the following measurements: 5¼" x 8" (1), 1 5/8" x 1 5/8" (4). Cut your Colored Cardstock in the following measurements: 2" x 2" (4), 5½" x 4¼" (1), 9" x 2" (1), ¾" x 4" (1).

2.    Fold the largest piece of neutral colored cardstock in half, and then stamp it as desired. Also stamp the four neutral-colored squares.

3.    Attach your stamped squares to the slightly larger colored cardstock squares with your adhesive.

4.    Next you will need to score your 9 x 2 strip of colored cardstock. Starting at end of strip, score 2", 2¾", 3 ½", and 4 ¼" from the end.

5.    You can then fold along the scored lines and you should have a strip which looks something like the following picture (let's call this Piece A).

6.    Attach the horizontal strip (the one which measures ¾" x 4") to front of card with eyelets or brads.
Note: it is very important that you do not use any adhesive in the middle of this piece!

7.    Next, attach piece A to the horizontal strip you just attached to the card front. To do this, slide the longest section of piece A between the horizontal strip and the card, making sure to center it in the middle of your card. Line up the very edge of the scored end of piece A with bottom of the horizontal strip and attach with adhesive.
Note: the adhesive placement is very important you do not want to attach the scored side and the longest section of piece A together!

8.    Attach your first stamped image to the bottom 2" x 2" space at the scored end of piece A.

9.    Apply adhesive to the scored sections of piece A only, and attach remaining stamped pieces.

10. Once you've attached these pieces, you should be able to gently pull the bottom of the longest section of piece A directly down and watch the stamped images flip one at a time and then slide behind piece A.

Thanks for stoppin’ by!


  1. Awesome, love it! I'll have to try the waterfall!

  2. Hayley, this is fabulous. I love this set and papers and you've used them both so well to make this card. I'm sure you Hubby will be impressed.

    Thanks for adding this lovely creation to our challenge.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Friday Mashup DT

  3. WOW! What a cool card! Love the masculine feel of coordinating papers.

  4. Very nice card! I love the last tag on the waterfall pull-out. Thanks for joining us this week at the Mashup.

  5. Fantastic! I love the look of waterfall cards, but have only made one years ago...guess I should try it again!

    I used this same stamp is perfect for lots of guys! Thans for joining us at the Friday Mashup!

  6. Great Waterfall card.. I love how you did the pull out with the sentiment on it! This is perfect for a masculine card. Thanks for joining us this week at the Friday Mashup.

  7. A waterfall card, what a great idea! I love this stamp set and you used it wonderfully here!

    Happy birthday to your husband and glad to hear your son had fun sledding! We've gotten a bunch of snow in my neck of the woods and I've been thoroughly enjoying it!

    Thanks for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!