Easy One Layer Birthday Card

Easy One Layer Birthday Card

This is a fun one-layer card whose colors and sentiments can be changed to reflect another occasion where gifts are in order!

Stamps Used

  • All Wrapped Up

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Supplies Used

  • Art Glitter Glue Metal Tip Attachment

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  • Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy

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  • Archival Wendy Vecchi Ink Kit #2 – Mini Pad 4 Pack

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  • Archival Wendy Vecchi Ink Kit #1 – Mini Pad 4 Pack

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  • Archival Ink Kit #4 – Mini Pad 4 Pack

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  • Archival Ink Kit #3 – Mini Pad 4 Pack

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  • Archival Ink Kit #1 – Mini Pad 4 Pack

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Additional Supplies

  • Cardstock – White, an A2 card base
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Die – Spellbinders Classic Rectangles Large S4-142 (second smallest)
  • Die – Waffle Flower Additional A2 Layers 310380 (4th largest)
  • Die – Waffle Flower A2 Layers 310282 (largest)
  • Blending Brush (Dollar Tree – one for orange and one for green)
  • Ruler
  • Prismacolor Premier – Violet
  • Prismacolor Premier – Kelp Green
  • Prismacolor Premier – Pumpkin Orange
  • Prismacolor Premier – Goldenrod
  • Prismacolor Premier – Peacock Blue


The first thing that we will do is prepare our paper. We need an A2 base in white cardstock. So, to make the base cut an 8-1/2″ x 11″ piece of cardstock in the middle at the 5-1/2″ mark on the long side. Then take one of those pieces and place on a paper scoring board and score in the middle on the long edge at 4-1/4″. Now, you have a base!

Cut a sheet of Masking magic to 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″. Place the dies on the masking paper, cut side down and arrange so that they are evenly spaced. Tape them to the masking paper with purple tape. Run through the die machine. Cut another of the smallest die from another piece of masking or scrap.

Mount and ink the sentiment in blue ink and stamp in the center of the card. On a piece of scrap masking paper stamp the sentiment on the white side and fussy cut, leaving a border around the letters.  Apply the mask over the sentiment. Place the first of the two small rectangles against the left of the card and mask over the sentiment. Add the other die cut to mask the rest of the sentiment, using the sides of the card as a guide to get the mask straight across.

Place the other masks, fitting them together.

Remove the outer perimeter mask and with the Mini Squiggle Ribbon Peg Stamp, stamp in green ink. Clean and stamp again in grey ink. You can stamp without re-inking for a variation in color.

Place that mask back on and remove the larger inner mask. Stamp the Mini Box in purple ink, rotating the stamp, but keeping the box upright. Clean and stamp the Mini Box again in green ink. Stamp the Tiny Bow in yellow ink on top of all the purple boxes, clean and stamp the Tiny Bow again this time in orange on all the green boxes. Stamp the Tiny Box in yellow ink, clean and stamp again in orange ink. Stamp the Bitty Bow in green ink on all the orange boxes and purple ink on all the yellow boxes. Stamp the Mini Ribbon in blue ink, stamping on another piece of paper first to create a lighter color. Highlight the lines of the boxes with a Uni-Ball White Signo pen and add some sparkle to the bows with a Stardust pen.

Color in the bows as you like with the appropriate colored pencil (list above). Draw blue dashes around the perimeter of the stamping area and highlight with an orange pencil.

Remove the outer perimeter mask as well as the wide mask that covers the sentiment, but leave on the sentiment mask. Using the pieces you removed and any scratch pieces you may have mask off the top and bottom of the center mask. Place the Party Time Stencil over the sentiment area and brush on green ink. Then color in the same stencil using a Gellyroll Stardust Pen. Remove the stencil. Remove the sentiment mask.

With a ruler, draw a green line at the top and bottom of the center stenciled section.

For the envelope stamp a Mini Box in purple and a Tiny Box in orange across the bottom front. Stamp the Tiny bow in yellow ink on the purple box and the Tiny Bow in green ink on the orange box. Stamp the Mini Ribbon in grey ink. Add some sparkle by coloring the bows and lies of the boxes with the stardust pen. Place the stencil over the front of the card and brush on any remaining green ink from the brush. Flip and do the same to the back of the envelope.

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