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Happy Birthday 'Gap' Card...

Featured in PaperCrafter Issue 96

I'm starting a weekly series of quick and easy, greetings cards and gift bags to help kick start your crafting mojo  and get you organised for the year of Birthdays ahead.
The first make is this bright and funky, simple and effective Happy Birthday 'gap' card.

Supplies List


Patterned paper discontinued, but these are similar First Edition Storyteller
Card Topper
Stamps: Birthday Greetings Stamp
Cardstock: White, orange and pink
Flat backed gems

  1. Cut white card to measure 15 x 16 cm and score and fold the long side at 4 cm. 
  2. Cover the 4 x 15 cm panel with pink card and layer with a slightly smaller panel of patterned paper leaving a narrow border.
  3. Cut out a topper back it with white card cut to 7 x 4 cm then attach it to the right hand side of the paper covered panel.
  4. Now for the foot of the card front, cut a rectangular of card 4 cm x 15 cm cover with orange card and paper as before and glue it to the reverse of the topper taking care to line it up with the back of the card.  
  5. Finish by stamping a greeting in the 'gap' on the inside of the card.

Papers and toppers are readily available as free gifts in craft magazines or as free downloads from craft magazine websites, like these pretty floral papers from Papercraft Inspirations, or these Cottage Garden papers from PaperCrafter.



Next week's project will be this simply stylish gift bag!