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Happy Birthday

LeNae Gerig

Happy Birthday
By LeNae Gerig

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Designer’s Tip: Some people prefer to stamp and then die cut the stamped image and others prefer to die cut and then stamp. Try both and see which one you prefer.



  1. Card Front: Place the card fold on the left side and glue 5”x1 7/8” Chalkboard tapestry paper at the card bottom. Cover the top of the card with green tile paper.
  2. Use Dotty Border Geared Punch along the bottom edge of 5”x1 1/4” Chalkboard ivory paper. Ink the edges black and stamp Greetings & Labels swirl stamp repeatedly along the top edge of the border. Glue across the top edge of the Chalkboard tapestry paper.
  3. Mat the long edges of 5”x1¾” Chalkboard black paper with ivory paper and ink the edges. Glue across the card, 1 1/4” from the top.
  4. Stamp Chalkboard ivory paper with Greetings & Labels large oval stamp and die cut with coordinating 6 Layered Labels & 2 Swirls Cutting Die. Ink the edges and glue as shown to the border. Stamp Greetings & Labels medium oval and “Happy Birthday” greeting on Chalkboard peach paper and then die cut with coordinating 6 Layered Labels & 2 Swirls Cutting Die. Foam tape centered over the first label as shown. Use 1/8” wide light aqua grosgrain Chalkboard ribbon to make a bow and Zot( to the bottom of the label as shown.