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Birthday Creations In This Issue Editor’s Note ........................ 7 Birthday Sketches .......................9

Birthday Tags & Wraps ...............105

Party Ensembles .........................16

Birthday Organizers ...................122

Birthday Cards ..........................44

Simple Printables .......................128

Birthday Invitations .....................96

On the Cover All Star Birthday Bash Cake Banner 18 Mason Jar Birthday Card 66 Strawberry Soiree Cupcake Holder, Stand, and Berries 26

A key to easy-reference icons found throughout this issue: ONLINE: Find projects, sketches, and bonus material online.

FRESH FACE: Made by a designer never published before in Paper Crafts.

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PROJECT LEVELS: = SIMPLE: Typically five steps or less with easy technique(s).

= MODERATE: May be over five steps with moderate technique(s).

= AMBITIOUS: Most likely five steps or more with ambitious technique(s).

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Birthday Sketches VARIATIONS ON A SKETCH Budget Friendly and Break the Bank

Circular Birthday Wishes Card

Vintage Special Day Card

Designer: Teri Anderson

Designer: Teri Anderson

1 Make card from cardstock; cover with cardstock. 2 Trim cardstock panel; round corners. Mat with cardstock; round corners and adhere. 3 Stamp Wishes for You on cardstock; punch circle and adhere. 4 Punch circles from cardstock; cut some in half and adhere.

1 Make card from cardstock; cover with patterned paper. 2 Trim patterned paper; mat with cardstock and adhere. 3 Stamp sentiment on cardstock; punch circle. 4 Punch circle from patterned paper; trim and adhere to circle. Tie on crochet thread and adhere. 5 Adhere charms and pearl.

Finished size: 4¼" x 5½"

Finished size: 4¼" x 5½" SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (white) Georgia-Pacific; (blue, pink) Bazzill Basics Paper;

(kraft) Neenah Paper Rubber stamp: (Wishes for You) Michaels Dye ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko Tools: (circle punches) EK Success; (corner rounder punch) Marvy Uchida

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (kraft) Neenah Paper; (white) Georgia-Pacific Patterned paper: (Bouncy from Sunnyside collection; James from Walnut Grove collection) Pebbles Clear stamp: (sentiment from Beautiful Butterflies set) Papertrey Ink Dye ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko Accents: (brass charms) Michaels; (pearl) Kaisercraft Fibers: (white crochet thread) DMC Tool: (circle punch) EK Success

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Party Ensembles Cowgirl Celebration Designer: Ashlee Townsend

BONUS CUPCAKE PICK 1 Punch scalloped circles from cardstock; adhere to both sides of skewer. 2 Punch circle from cardstock; adhere. 3 Stamp boot on cardstock; fussy-cut and adhere with foam tape. 4 Adhere rhinestones.

With a change in color scheme and swapping the boot with a cowboy hat, this party ensemble can easily be made for boy.

Finished size: 2¼" x 4½"

INVITATION 1 Make card from cardstock. 2 Trim cardstock panel, emboss, and adhere. 3 Stamp sentiments on cardstock; trim and round corners. Mat with cardstock; round corners. Tie on twine and adhere panel with foam tape. 4 Stamp boots on cardstock; fussy-cut and adhere. 5 Adhere rhinestones. Finished size: 5½" x 4¼"

TREAT BAG 1 Die-cut label from cardstock; emboss, fold, and adhere to bag. 2 Die-cut label from cardstock; stamp sentiment and adhere. 3 Stamp boot on cardstock; fussy-cut and adhere with foam tape. 4 Adhere rhinestones. Finished size: 4" x 4½"

SUPPLIES: All supplies from Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise noted. Cardstock: (Soft Suede, Rose Red, Very Vanilla) Rubber stamps: (boot, sentiment from Bootiful

Occasions set; you’re invited, sentiment from Oh, Hello set) Dye ink: (Soft Suede) Accents: (rhinestones) Fibers: (natural jute twine) Wal-Mart Template: (embossing woodgrain) Dies: (labels) Tools: (circle punch, scalloped circle punch); (corner rounder punch) Creative Memories Other: (cellophane bag); (skewers) Jo-Ann Stores

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Celebrate 16 Party Designer: Sabrina Alery

CENTERPIECE 1 Punch and trim patterned paper strips and adhere end-to-end; accordion fold and adhere center to form rosettes. Adhere smaller rosette to larger rosette. 2 Die-cut circle from cardstock and adhere. 3 Die-cut doily from patterned paper; adhere. 4 Die-cut star from cardstock; apply glitter and adhere. 5 Apply celebrate rub-on to vellum; apply gold foil. Trim into banner and adhere. 6 Die-cut numbers from patterned paper and adhere. 7 Adhere skewers.

DESIGNER TIP When creating large rosettes or rosettes with multiple layers, attach the paper end-to-end first and then punch the decorative edge for a streamlined look.

TREAT BAG TOPPER 1 Make card from patterned paper. 2 Punch and trim patterned paper strip; adhere. 3 Die-cut doily from cardstock; adhere. 4 Apply thanks rub-on to vellum; apply gold foil. Trim into banner and adhere. 5 Die-cut star from patterned paper and adhere. 6 Die-cut numbers from cardstock; apply glitter and adhere. Finished size: 5" x 2½"

Finished size: 9" diameter

INVITATION 1 Make card from patterned paper; handwrite invitation inside and insert in bag. 2 Diecut circle from cardstock; trim and adhere. 3 Die-cut doily from patterned paper; adhere. 4 Diecut star from cardstock; apply glitter and adhere. 5 Die-cut numbers from patterned paper and adhere. Finished size: 3½" x 5¼"

CONFETTI BAG 1 Punch circles from patterned paper; insert circles and sequins in bag. 2 Die-cut doily from cardstock; trim and adhere. 3 Trim patterned paper and adhere. 4 Die-cut star from patterned paper; adhere. 5 Stamp label on cardstock; die-cut label and adhere. 6 Write “Confetti” with pen. Finished size: 2" x 3"

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (Tungsten, white) Bazzill Basics Paper Patterned paper: (Delightful, Cheerful Stripe from Sweet Day collection; Berry Bliss Small Dot from Dots &

Stripes Neapolitan collection) Echo Park Paper Vellum: Papertrey Ink Clear stamps: (label from Label Basics set) Papertrey Ink Dye ink: (Banana) Stephanie Barnard/ Clearsnap Color medium: (black pen) Sharpie Accents: (gold glitter, gold foil) Clearsnap; (sequins) Darice Rub-ons: (celebrate, thanks) Clearsnap Adhesive: 3M, Darice, Tombow, Xyron Dies: (numbers, doily, label) Papertrey Ink; (stars) Sizzix; (scalloped circles) Spellbinders Tools: (border punch) EK Success; (circle punches) Other: (glassine bags, skewers)

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Birthday Cards

Sweet Flowers Birthday Card

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29 Again Card

Designer: Amy Tsuruta

Designer: Heather Campbell

1 Make card from cardstock. Cover with patterned paper. 2 Trim patterned paper, adhere patterned paper strips, and zigzag-stitch seams. Adhere panel. 3 Adhere flowers with foam tape. 4 Affix happy birthday sticker.

1 Make card from cardstock. Cover with patterned paper. 2 Trim patterned paper, round bottom left corner, and adhere. Tie on twine. 3 Die-cut notebook page from patterned paper, stamp 29 again, and attach clip. Adhere.

Finished size: 4¼" x 5½"

Finished size: 4¼" x 5½"

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (Vintage Cream) Papertrey Ink Patterned paper: (Eliza Jane, James, Laura, Nellie from Walnut Grove collection) Pebbles Stickers: (yellow, blue layered flowers; blue flower) Pebbles; (happy birthday) SRM Press

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (white) Avery Elle Patterned paper: (white lined from Sn@p! Life Basics 6x6 pad; teal stripe from Sn@p! Color Vibe 6x6 pad) Simple Stories; (Journal Cards from Midway collection) October Afternoon Clear stamp: (29 again from Birthday Sampler set) Paper Smooches Dye ink: (True Black) Papertrey Ink Accent: (clip) Tim Holtz/Advantus Fibers: (black/white twine) Doodlebug Design Die: (notebook page) Papertrey Ink Tool: (corner rounder punch) We R Memory Keepers

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DESIGNER TIP Create a matching card back to your Silhouette die cut by duplicating the die image and removing all the inside lines. Keep only the outlines of the shape, cut the shape, score a line either on the top or the side of the image and adhere it to the front die cut.

UR 10 Card

Hot Air Balloon Birthday Card

Designer: Laura Pryor

Designer: Vera Wirianta Yates

1 Make card from cardstock. 2 Die-cut stitched rectangle in front flap. 3 Stamp flourishes on card. 4 Die-cut notebook from cardstock. 5 Stamp lines, omgee!, and ur on die cut. 6 Adhere die cut to card. 7 Die-cut “10” from cardstock; adhere to card.

1 Die-cut hot air balloon from cardstock. Using software, remove lines and die-cut hot air balloon again from cardstock. Adhere together to made card. 2 Die-cut heart from patterned paper and adhere. 3 Die-cut balloon basket from patterned paper and adhere. 4 Stamp fox on cardstock, color with markers, and fussycut. Adhere. 5 Stamp banners on cardstock, stamp letters to spell “Happy birthday”, and fussy-cut. Adhere to cord, tie bows, and adhere to card. 6 Die-cut heart from cardstock, ink, and adhere with foam tape.

Finished size: 4¼" x 5½"

Finished size: 4½" x 6" SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (white, kraft) Papertrey Ink; (Kiwi Kiss) Stampin’ Up!

Clear stamps: (assorted from Notebook Doodles set) Lil’ Inker Designs Dye ink: (Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Crumb Cake) Stampin’ Up!; (Aqua Mist) Papertrey Ink Dies: (stitched rectangle, notebook) Lil’ Inker Designs; (Timeless Type Junior alphabet) Stampin’ Up!/Sizzix

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (Tutu Pink) Bazzill Basics Paper; (yellow) Core’dinations Patterned paper: (Sweetie Pie Stripe from Sugar & Spice collection) Doodlebug Design; (lime polka dot) Hobby Lobby Clear stamps: (fox from Smoocheroos set) Paper Smooches; (letters, banner from Tiny Build a Banner set) SP & Company Dye ink: (Berry Sorbet, Hawaiian Shores) Papertrey Ink; (Pear Tart, Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko Chalk ink: (Mango Madness) Tsukineko Color medium: (assorted markers) Copic Fibers: (metallic cord) Wrights Software: (design) Silhouette America Dies: (heart, hot air balloon) Alaa’ Studio/Silhouette America

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Birthday Invitations

Beautiful Blooms Invitation

Glitter Party Invitation

Designer: Emily Branch

Designer: Jennifer Rzasa

1 Make invitation from cardstock; round corners. 2 Stamp flowers, leaves, and dots on invitation. 3 Print party details on vellum; trim. 4 Adhere top of printed panel to invitation. 5 Trim patterned paper strip; adhere.

1 Make invitation from cardstock. 2 Affix tape to invitation. 3 Stamp it’s a, party, and you’re invited on cardstock rectangle. 4 Adhere cardstock strip to stamped panel and adhere to invitation with foam tape. 5 Adhere cardstock strip and rectangle together. Adhere to invitation with foam tape.

Finished size: 4¾" x 6¾"

Finished size: 4¼" x 5½"

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (white) Papertrey Ink Patterned paper: (Junk Drawer from

Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm collection) American Crafts Vellum: Papertrey Ink Clear stamps: (assorted from Rosie Posie set) Papertrey Ink Dye ink: (Rose Bud, New Sprout, Pear Tart, Cantaloupe) Tsukineko; (Aqua Mist) Papertrey Ink Fonts: (Channel, Champagne & Limousines) dafont.com; (Arial) Microsoft Tool: (corner rounder punch) Fiskars

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SUPPLIES: All supplies from Clear & Simple Stamps unless otherwise noted. Cardstock: (Party Teal Dawn, A Blanc Check, Perfect Little Black Dress) Clear stamps: (it’s a, party from Party Elements: Critters set; you’re invited from Baby Sentiments set) Specialty ink: (Perfect Little Black Dress hybrid) Sticker: (glitter tape) American Crafts


Lil’ Camper Invitation

This Way Invitation

Designer: Jocelyn Olson

Designer: Vanessa Menhorn

1 Make invitation from cardstock. 2 Adhere patterned paper rectangle to invitation. 3 Create project in software. Add patterned paper and party details. 4 Print design on cardstock and ink edges. 5 Apply action to digital photo and print on specialty paper. 6 Trim photo; adhere to panel. 7 Adhere panel to invitation.

1 Make invitation from cardstock. 2 Stamp chevron borders and this way arrow on invitation. 3 Stamp you’re invited. Finished size: 4¼" x 5½"

Finished size: 6¾" x 4¾"

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (Ripe Avocado) Papertrey Ink; (white) Bazzill Basics

Paper Patterned paper: (brown woodgrain from S’more Love 8x8 pad) Cosmo Cricket Specialty paper: (white photo) Office Max Dye ink: (Antique Linen) Tim Holtz/Ranger Industries Digital elements: (yellow leaves patterned paper from November Storyteller 2012 collection) Just Jaimee/Two Peas in a Bucket; (faded ink vignette action) Adobe Font: (KG Cold Coffee, Cartoonist Kooky) dafont.com Software: (photo editing) Adobe Other: (digital photo)

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SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (Rustic White) Papertrey Ink Clear stamps: (chevron border, this way arrow from Heyday Thoughts set) Studio Calico/Hero Arts; (you’re invited from Birthday Sayings set) Hero Arts Dye ink: (Wet Cement, Butter Bar, Soft Cantaloupe) Hero Arts


Birthday Tags & Wraps DESIGNER TIP You can find this box template at PaperCraftsMag. com/downloads.

Retro Birthday Gift Box

Vintage Rose Gift Card Holder

Designer: Glenda J. Wyatt

Designer: Monika A. Davis

1 Trim and score gift box from patterned paper and cardstock; assemble. 2 Stamp happy birthday on cardstock rectangle to create tag. 3 Border-punch tag and mat with cardstock. 4 Adhere rhinestone to tag. 5 Affix tape to cardstock. Circle-punch and holepunch to create hole reinforcer. 6 Adhere hole reinforcer to tag. 7 Tie tag to gift box with ribbon.

1 Adhere doily to bag. 2 Die-cut button card, banner, and ticket from cardstock. 3 Stamp 25 cent border and style vintage on button card. 4 Tie twine around button card and adhere to bag. 5 Stamp banner on corresponding die cut; adhere. 6 Stamp star border and happy birthday on ticket die cut. 7 Attach clothespin to ticket, adhere flower, and adhere to bag with foam tape. 8 Insert gift card.

Finished size: 4" x 4" x 2¼"

Finished size: 3¾" x 5¼"

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (white) Gina K. Designs; (London Fog) Bazzill Basics Paper

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (Wild Wasabi) Stampin’ Up!; (white) Georgia-Pacific Rubber stamp: (banner from Pennant a La Carte set) Taylored Expressions Clear stamps: (happy birthday, star border from Just the Ticket set; 25 cent border, style vintage from Button Boutique set) Papertrey Ink Dye ink: (Wild Wasabi) Stampin’ Up! Accents: (flower, clothespin, doily) Fibers: (green/white twine) The Twinery Dies: (ticket, button card) Papertrey Ink; (banner) Taylored Expressions Other: (glassine bag, gift card)

Patterned paper: (Good Afternoon from Konnichiwa collection) BasicGrey Clear stamp: (happy birthday from Glow Girl set) Hero Arts Dye ink: (Lucky Limeade) Stampin’ Up! Accent: (rhinestone) A Muse Studio Sticker: (coral tape) cu-te-ta-pe Fibers: (white ribbon) May Arts Tools: (circle, border punches) EK Success

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Good Grief Gift Bag & Tag

Nautical Gift Card Holder & Tag

Designer: Emily Keaton

Designer: Lynn Darda

1 Stamp large zigzag border on gift bag; emboss. 2 Print sentiment on cardstock. 3 Trim printed panel and corner-punch top to create tag. 4 Stamp medium zigzag borders on tag. 5 Affix tape to tag and mat with cardstock. 6 Adhere pearl to tag and attach to gift bag with clothespin.

GIFT CARD HOLDER 1 Die-cut gear pocket from patterned paper; adhere. 2 Adhere patterned paper strip around gift card holder. 3 Stamp lined stars on cardstock. Trim and adhere. 4 Insert gift card inside holder.

Finished sizes: gift bag 3½" x 6½" tag 2" x 3"

TAG 1 Stamp sentiments, celebrate, and anchor on cardstock rectangle. 2 Round corners and hole-punch panel. 3 Tie on twine. Finished sizes: gift card holder 3" x 4½" tag 2¾" x 4"

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (Basic Black) Stampin’ Up!; (yellow) Clear stamps: (large, medium zigzag borders from Chevron Backdrops set) Lawn Fawn Pigment ink: (Onyx Black) Tsukineko Embossing powder: (black) Stampendous! Accents: (pearl) Queen & Co.; (clothespin) Canvas Corp Sticker: (polka dot tape) K&Company Font: (Peanuts) fontspace.com Tool: (corner punch) Stampin’ Up! Other: (yellow gift bag)

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SUPPLIES: All supplies from Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted. Cardstock: (White Daisy) Patterned paper: (red anchors, yellow/blue stripes from Tommy pad) Clear stamps: (celebrate, sentiments from Card Chatter – Birthday set; anchor from Tommy set; lined star from Pinwheel set) Dye ink: (Ruby, Honey, black) Fibers: (blue/white, yellow/white twine) Die: (gear pocket) Close To My Heart/Provo Craft Tool: (corner rounder punch) Other: (gift card) unknown


Birthday Organizers

Birthday Organizer Binder Designer: Julie Campbell

BINDER 1 Adhere patterned paper rectangles to binder. 2 Die-cut labels from patterned paper and cardstock. 3 Adhere labels together. 4 Stamp “Birthday organizer” on labels. Adhere piece to binder. 5 Adhere ribbon to triangles and adhere to binder.

MONTH POCKETS 1 Print numbers and lines on cardstock rectangles. 2 Adhere month die cuts to panels. 3 Stitch panels. 4 Hole-punch envelopes; place in binder. 5 Place inserts inside pockets. Finished sizes: binder 10" x 8¾" month pockets 8½" x 4¾"

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (Steel Grey) My Favorite Things; (cream) Bazzill Basics Paper Patterned paper: (Most Likely from Yearbook collection; Love Wins from Sundrifter

collection) Studio Calico; (kraft numbers from Fact pad) BasicGrey; (Charmed from Amy Tangerine Ready Set Go collection) American Crafts Clear stamps: (Claire alphabet, Stepping Stone alphabet) Studio Calico/Hero Arts Dye ink: (Fired Brick) Tim Holtz/Ranger Industries Pigment ink: (Onyx Black) Tsukineko Accents: (wood triangles, month die cuts) Studio Calico Fibers: (gray ruler ribbon) Tim Holtz/Advantus Font: (Arial) Microsoft Dies: (labels) Silhouette America Other: (chipboard album) Maya Road; (kraft bags) Michaels

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