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Happy Birthday

Susan Cobb

Happy Birthday
By Susan Cobb

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Designer’s Tip: Layer the intricate butterfly die-cuts with the pretty shadow shapes for added color and depth. I then matted the butterflies on ivory textured paper for extra contrast.



  1. Place your card with the fold on the left. Cover the card with Robin’s Red bordered paper with the tiles border at the bottom. Place Black Jewel Border Dazzles™ across the rows of tiles on the border, plus on the edges of the card. Ink “Happy Birthday” from the Greetings Dazzles™ sheet with Black SurfaceZ ink and set aside to dry.
  2. For ease in die-cutting, place wax paper between the cutting die and the paper or cardstock. Die-cut 1 large, 1 medium, and 2 small butterflies, each from aqua cardstock (be sure to save the “innies” from the small butterfly die-cuts—you will use them later). Die-cut 1 large and 1 medium shadow butterfly plus 2 small butterflies from red textured paper. Place the large aqua butterfly centered on the large red butterfly shadow. Repeat for the medium butterfly and shadow. Mat each layered die-cut on ivory textured paper with 1/16” borders. Foam tape each angled on the card front.
  3. Glue each small red butterfly to ivory textured paper. Glue the aqua “innies” to the inside spaces. Trim the ivory edges to 1/16” borders. Lightly fold the wings of one small butterfly and foam tape the body to the card front, near the larger butterflies. Embellish the butterflies with Black Jewel Dazzles™. Place “Happy Birthday” on the upper right portion of the card as shown. Use 1/8” wide black grosgrain ribbon to tie a bow. Zot™ on the card 1/2" from the bottom and 1” from the left.