My brother turns 70 next month and needed a special birthday card for him. I just love the He’s The Man DSP! My brother loves to Bar-b-q so this is perfect for him. Stampin’ Up! products coordinate so well on this Stampin’ Up! card.
This is a Bay Window Fun-Fold card. One of my team members, Teresa Pedersen, taught us how to create a Bay Window Fun-Fold card and I thought this would work for my brother’s birthday card. It’s a very easy card and comes together quickly, at least once you know what and where you want to put the details.
- Sahara Sand card stock 4 1/4″ x 11″, 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, and 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
- He’s The Man DSP 4 1/8″ x 6″, 1 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ and 2 strips 1/4″ x 4 1/8″
- Basic White card stock 4 1/8″ x 3 3/4″
- Cajun Craze card stock 2″ x 3 3/8″
- Place the 4 1/4″ x 11″ panel of Sahara Sand card stock in your Paper Trimmer with the 11″ side at the top
- Score at 3/8″, 1 7/8″, 3 5/8″, 5 1/8″, and 5 1/2″
- Fold on the score lines and use your Bone Folder to crease the lines
- Place the 4 1/8″ x 6″ He’s The Man DSP in your Paper Trimmer with the 6″ side at the top
- Cut 2 @ 1 3/8″, slide it over and cut again at 1 5/8″
- Adhere the 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ strips to both the right and the left side between the score lines
- Place 1 of the strips of DSP measuring 1 5/8″ x 4 1/8″ to the inside of the card on the far right side leaving a slim border
- Using Early Espresso ink, stamp Happy Birthday on the Basic White panel
- Adhere the Basic White panel up against the DSP on the inside of the card
- Using Tear & Tape, place a strip between the 2 score lines on the inside of the card (next to the Basic White panel)
- Remove the backing from the Tear & Tape and fold the front of the card to the inside
- Adhere the corner punch-outs from the He’s The Man DSP to all 4 corners of the Basic White card stock on the inside of the card
- Place the other strip that measures 1 5/8″ x 4 1/8″ to the center of the front of the card between the score lines
- Adhere the strips of DSP that measure 1 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ on either side of the center piece of DSP
- Using the Stylish Shapes Dies, die cut the largest and the 2nd smallest circles from the remaining pieces of Sahara Sand card stock
- Place the large circle inside the TimeWorn 3D Embossing Folder and run through the Die Cut & Emboss Machine
- On the smaller circle, stamp a greeting (I used a greeting from the retired Outdoor Barbecue stamp set)
- Place a couple Mini Dimensionals on the back of the right side of the circle greeting (not the entire greeting as you want to be able to slip the front right side underneath this greeting)
- Remove the backs of the Mini Dimensionals and adhere to the right side of the card over the inside panel of DSP
- Cut a piece measuring 2″ x 3 3/8″ of the Foam Adhesive Sheets
- Place this on one side of the 2″ x 3 3/8″ piece of Cajun Craze card stock
- Place the number dies on the Cajun Craze card stock and run through the Die Cut & Emboss Machine (I used the retired Large Numbers Framelits Dies)
- I then ran the same numbers through the Die Cut & Emboss Machine using scraps of the DSP
- Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, I adhered the DSP numbers to the Cajun Craze numbers slightly off to the right
- Peel off the back of the Foam Adhesive Sheets and attach the numbers to the large, die cut and embossed circle
- Adhere the center of the circle to the middle panel (don’t put adhesive on the entire circle, only down the center) of the front of the card
- Punch out the bar-b-q utensils and then fussy cut
- Adhere this to the front of the card with Dimensionals
- Add Classic Matte Dots to the front of the card
I do wish Stampin’ Up! would come out with another set of alphabet dies; these are so useful in so many ways and their size is perfect! Since they’ve retired this set of alphabet dies, they’ve come out with 2 different ones but both much smaller and both are now retired.
I love the finished product; I will definitely be using the Bay Window Fun-Fold again. I encourage you to try this Fun-Fold and let me know how it went!
Thanks for stopping by today; I hope you have a Stamp-Happy Day!