Flower and Field birthday card using A Touch of Ink
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Flower and Field Birthday Card

Today’s birthday card features the Flower and Field designer series paper that is one of the free offerings in the Stampin Up 2021 Saleabration promotion.  Since it was my birthday this past week, I decided to make this a birthday card to show off this fun paper.

In addition to the free Flower & Field paper, this card also features two free stamp sets also part of Saleabration.  The sentiment is from Approaching Perfection birthday stamps and the flower is part of the lovely A Touch of Ink stamp set.

Design Tweaks

You can easily find this card design across the interwebs.  In fact, I even created a bunch back in December using the Wonder of the Season Memories & More Card.  Check it out here.  But today’s card has a couple important tweaks.  

First, I chose to use the Stitched Rectangle die that yields a piece 4″ long.  This die creates a piece that’s 2 5/8″ wide.  In order to have two layers with 1/16th inch showing all around, that means the base Flirty Flamingo piece needs to be 2 7/8″ wide.  (2 5/8 + 1/8 +1/8) And you need two pieces that large (one for the flap, one for the vertical piece).  On a card that’s 5 1/2″ wide, you don’t have quite enough to equal two times 2 7/8″.  So this card uses a second quarter sheet piece of both Flirty Flamingo and Basic Black.  

I really like the design detail that the Stitched Rectangle Dies provide.  If you wanted to keep this card simple, you could simply cut the Flirty Flamingo at 2 3/4″ and shrink each subsequent layer down by an eighth of an inch. 

I adore the pink and black stripes on this paper and chose this color combo for my birthday car.  However, the Flower and Field paper has several different color combinations that you can switch out for this card.  Here are some alternate combinations:  

Watch the Flower and Field Birthday Card Tutorial Here

I put an instruction sheet together with all of the measurements and steps so you can recreate these cards yourself:

I’ve gathered all of the cards I’ve made with the 2021 Sale-a-bration products in one place.  I wanted it to be easy for you to see inspiration for how you can use these free products and help narrow your free product choices.  You can find those projects in one spot by following the link in the button below.

I would love to be your Stampin’ Up demonstrator.  If you enjoyed today’s card, please consider making a purchase from my online store.  Product links for the supplies used can be found below. Your purchases help defray the cost of bringing you these projects and are greatly appreciated.  You’re also supporting a small business and helping me to continue to create new projects.  

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