I love Instagram!! If you follow my feed (stampin.fool) you will see sneak peeks of projects, lots of coffee, and the occasional cute baby picture in my Story feed. I enjoy posting photos and short videos and I love my Instagram friends, a lot of whom craft with me, DIY, and parent. Some I’ve met, some are new, and some I would love to get together with and share a coffee!
Instagram is popular across all ages. With that in mind, I made the *perfect* DIY birthday card for the instagram lover. You can recreate this card and give put a huge smile on their face! It mimics the Instagram icon, which is a camera– because Instagram is all about photos!
(Here is a snapshot of the layers coming together before it is put onto the yellow card stock)
How to make the DIY Instagram Themed Birthday Card
Cut Crushed Curry card stock to 4 3/4″ x 4 3/4″. Cut White to 4 1/4″ X 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ and fold in half.
Sponging tip: Cut full sponge into 3-4 wedges. Starting in the top left corner with Rich Razzleberry, sponge ink onto card stock by dabbing sponge lightly into ink pad and rubbing the color onto card stock in a circular motion, blending out hard lines. Sponge Melon Mambo next starting in top right corner and working down and towards the center.
Blend Razzleberry and Melon with Calypso Coral ink throughout the center, leaving the bottom left corner uncolored. With Crushed Curry ink, sponge the bottom left corner upwards filling in any blank spots (making sure not to get inky fingers into the yellow).
On scrap White card stock, stamp You Make me Smile (from Colorful Seasons stamp set) in Versamark clear ink, shake Gold Emboss powder, tap off excess and heat set with heat tool until it turns shiny. Punch out with Tailored Tag punch.
Using the second to largest square Stitched thinlit, cut out the middle of the 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ sponged card stock. Then use the 1″ circle punch to cut out the center of the sponged layer layer. Your sponged layer will now essentially have holes in it, but they will be covered by the white layers in between and the shading will be undisrupted which is why I designed it this way instead of sponging each layer.
Cut a white layer of 3″ x 3″ for the outermost camera part. Use the 1 3/4″ circle to punch out a white circle for the middle of the camera.
Round the corner of each layer except the base and largest White layer.
Begin layering the pieces with dimesionals. Finish with a glitter enamel dot in the right corner of the camera.
Glue then entire 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ white folded card to the 4 3/4″ Crushed Curry card stock. The yellow part will remain one layer while the photo part opens.
Add the greeting with a dimensional or two and embellish with ribbon if desired.
Mother’s Day is around the corner. It’s in about two weeks- May 13th. Have you done any planning? What will you give to mom, grandma, your best momma friend?
Mom’s spend so much time imparting wisdom, love and graciousness into our lives that it is a “holiday” that requires special attention.
I couldn’t think of a better way to make mom feel special than to make a handmade card that is a little more fluffy than normal and pulls out all the supplies.
This card has texture, soft colors, elevated wings on the cutest honey bee, making it the perfect card for Mom.
Cut Crumb Cake card stock base 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. Cut Vanilla to 4″ x 5 1/4″ & emboss by running Sequin folder through Big Shot.
Cut Soft Sky with largest Stitched Circle thinlit with Big Shot. Punch 2 1/2″ Vanilla circle.
Stamp bee from Dragonfly Dreams in Momento Black Ink on 2 1/2″ circle. Stamp 2 Crumb Cake branches from Jar of Love stamp set. Stamp Jar of love flowers in Crushed Curry stamped off once. Stamp the inner flower parts with Crushed Curry. Stamp “For You” in Espresso ink.
Stamp greeting on a scrap of paper and cut out. Cut a 1/2″ scrap of Petal Passion paper to layer greeting.
Assemble stamped vanilla circle onto Soft Sky circle onto Doily. Adhere Vanilla layer to Crumb Cake base. Adhere to card with dimensionals.
Stamp wings in Momento ink onto scrap paper, cut out and adhere to bee.
Stamp large Jar of Love flower in Soft Sky. Stamp inside flower in Bermuda Bay (stamped off once). Die cut with framelit. Adhere to banners with dimensional.
Tie Bakers twine bow around greeting banner and adhere banner to card with two dimensionals on back.
Stamp inside corner of card with bee in Momento black ink.
How stinkin’ cute is this coffee cup gift card holder?!! Y’all know I love Starbuck, like really love it. I have stamping at Starbucks events, half of my Instagram feed is filled with photos of my Starbucks choice of the day, and if you lived in my house you would hear my husband ask me how much I spent at Starbucks this month every time we sit down to go over our budget.
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Garden Green
Ink: Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Early Espresso
Normally I would jump right into the directions, but with this card, I found it was easier to cut all of the pieces first, then start assembling them. Make sure you follow the precise order, otherwise things won’t line up.
Card base: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ Crumb Cake
Front Pocket: 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ Crumb Cake
Stripes & Straws: 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ Garden Green, Straws cut in half lengthwise
Gift Card Holder insert: 2 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ Whisper White
1 Large Coffee cup
2 whipped toppings- Stamp in Sahara Sand first, then die cut
1 acetate round lid
Cut all pieces described above.
Stamp Brush Strokes in Crumb Cake ink on Crumb Cake card stock.
Adhere two 1/4″ Garden Green stripes to the front pocket. I lined up the bottom of the pocket with the grid paper and placed the stripes at the fourth from the bottom, skipped one, then added the other at the 6th from the bottom. This also made sure the pieces were straight.
Score the White Pocket Insert at 1/4″ on the long edge & fold towards you so that it creates a lip. (You can place a gift card here).
Stamp sentiment in Garden Green on large Coffee Cup die cut piece.
Stamp coffee beans on outer edges of card pocket with Early Espresso ink.
Add tear tape or TomBow glue to three edges of the front pocket (leaving the top edge without adhesive) and adhere to the middle of the card base, towards the bottom. Make sure the glue is right along the edge so that there is plenty of room for the insert. Set aside to dry.
For the insert- run a thin line of glue on the back bottom of one whipped cream and adhere to top of insert, in the middle, with most of the whipped cream above the top of the insert.
Adhere the straw (half of the skinny Garden Green strips mentioned above) to the insert, pointing slightly to the side with about 1″ above the top of the insert.
Grab the large stamped cup and another whipped cream and adhere a thin line of glue to the front bottom of the whipped cream. Place the middle top of the cup over the glue and press to seal. Let dry 30 seconds.
Run a thin line of liquid glue over the middle top of the coffee cup (right under the whipped cream) and adhere the acetate rounded lid die cut. Press firmly so that glue disperses (This will hide the glue well once it dries).
Place dry insert into the front pocket. Push down so that the whipped cream is peeking out as far as it can without the insert showing across the top.
Put 4 dimensionals on the back of the finished coffee cup- NOT ON WHIPPED CREAM- only on the cup portion.
Adhere the coffee cup to the front of the pocket making sure the whipped cream from the cup covers the whipped cream on the gift card insert.
Ta-Da! You’re finished. Enjoy a coffee!
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