Birthday Recipe

As You See It Challenge #240

Sending my niece in Florida a winter birthday card this year for her Christmas Eve birthdate just in case she misses the cold and sometimes snowy weather in Pennsylvania. For my card today, I am also entering it into the fun As You See It Challenge: Challenge #240 Recipe for Winter Fun which must include the following:

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My card base is a side fold card that creates a square focal point. I found a tutorial for this card on Splitcoaststampers and thought I’d give it a try. You cut a piece of cardstock 4-1/4 x 11″ and score at the 5-1/2″ mark and again at 6-3/4″ then fold in half and back on itself taping or gluing the scored sections together leaving the opening 4-1/4 x 4-1/4. It may be easier to check out the tutorial on Splitcoaststampers if you are interested in this fold.

To make my recipe, I included patterned paper (patterned paper check) from my stash mounted on red cardstock (red check), added some gold twine (twine or ribbon check) to the side sealed portion, die cut some snowflakes and layered them in the center of the card (snowflakes check), and die cut Happy Birthday (die cut check) to complete my recipe for this challenge and my card.

Thanks for stopping by today. Another fun challenge over at the As You See It Challenge blog.

18 thoughts on “Birthday Recipe

  1. Love this! I hope to make this fold card soon. Love the patterned paper and snowflake you placed on it. She will get a chuckle out of it especially living in FL.

    1. Hope you do make this fold and show it to us, Lisa. It was easy except I had to use a scissors to cut the notches because my cardstock was too heavy for punches and it doesn’t take extra postage either.

  2. This is a cool fold, and a great way to show off pretty patterned paper. Your snowflake is gorgeous. Paper snow is a great way for your niece to enjoy it without the shoveling and shivering!! 😉

  3. Great card. I’m sure your niece will love it, but I bet she doesn’t miss the snow and cold. Love the fun fold. I saw it on Splitcoast and want to give it a try.

    1. Thanks, Judy, it is a pretty cool fold. I did have to cut the notches on the side panel with a scissors since my cardstock was too heavy for a punch. Easy and different but not hard to open fold.

  4. Great card Gayle. I love the choice of PP and adding the snowflake is a lovely way to give it a snowy feel. Your niece will love it but if she is anything like me, doesn’t miss the snow and cold.

    1. Thanks, Johanna, I’m quite sure she doesn’t miss the cold and I know that her children were freezing the last time they visited over Christmas.

    1. Thanks, Gerry, I should have made a copy of the pp as it was the only one I had. It may have been a very early Gina K.

    1. Thanks Golda, I’ve found that I need to check off the recipe requirements because I inevitably forget one or two!

  5. Really pretty, Gayle! I like the humour in sending a snowy offering to Florida! The background paper is lovely and the whole card demonstrates that you can take Christmas elements and make them an all-year-round thing. Thank you for joining in with us at As You See it, not just this time but throughout the year. Merry Christmas to you and best wishes for the new year.

  6. Lovely intricate die cut snowflake, Gayle! I wonder if your niece really does miss the snow???Thanks for joining us in this and so many other As You See It Challenges this year, Gayle! Merry Christmas!

  7. This is a great fun fold card, and I love the papers you used! We just got 7″ of snow here in PA so your niece definitely dodged a snowy bullet being in FL this week! Thanks for sharing this with us at As You See It this week! Merry Christmas!

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