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Tearing & Layering Technique Masculine Birthday Card Thoughtful Journey


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Stamps & Punch Bundle: Labeled with Love

Cardstock: Basic White; Night of Navy

Designer Series Paper (DSP): Thoughtful Journey

Ink: Night of Navy

Punches:  Corner Rounder; 1/4” Circle Punch

Adhesive: Liquid Glue; Mini Glue Dots; Stampin’ Dimensionals

Tools:  Paper Snips; Paper Trimmer;

Embellishments:  Blue Adhesive Backed Gems; Night of Navy/White Twine

Other: Amazon Gift Card; Medium White Envelopes


Card Base:

1. Cut Night of Navy 5-1/2” x 8

2. Score on 8” side at 4-1/4”

Fold on Score lines & burnish with Bone Folder

Card Front:

1. Choose a 6” x 6” DSP Pattern

2. Cut 2 strips 5-1/2” x 1” from the bottom of the DSP for layering;

Tear along the top edges of both strips

3. Cut remaining DSP 5” x 3-3/4” from the bottom;

(Note:  The 3 DSP pieces will be layered for a 3-D look)

4. Adhere the 5” x 3-3/4” DSP to the top center of the Night of Navy with Liquid Glue

(Note:  Night of Navy Card will show on both sides)

5. Adhere the bottom 1” strip along the bottom edge of the Night of Navy

Card Front with Liquid Glue, leaving the top edge open without Glue

6. Adhere second strip underneath the first with Liquid Glue

Sentiment: (Make 2)

1. Stamp the Punch Stamp in Night of Navy Ink on Basic White Scrap

2. Punch out with Labeled with Love Punch

3. Stamp “Happy Birthday” in Night of Navy Ink

4. Adhere one to Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals

5. Cut Twine about 6” & tie in a bow

Adhere to Card Front with Mini Glue Dot

6. Adhere Gem


1. Cut Basic White Cardstock 5-1/4” x 4”;

2. Adhere to the inside card with Liquid Glue

3. Cut a coordinating DSP 5-1/2” x 1”

Adhere along the bottom with Liquid Glue

(Note: this will show through to the front)

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