A Numbered Birthday for C4G #319

Welcome to the latest Cards 4 Guyz two-week card challenge.  The host for # 319, Caz, chose numbered birthdays as the theme, and the timing for this really worked out perfectly for me!  When you finish here, I hope you will visit the challenge website to see the creations from the rest of the design team.  Once you are inspired, please remember to upload your creation to our gallery.  

My great-nephew had his third birthday party this weekend and the theme was Jurassic Park.  I combined the theme for the party and the theme for the C4G challenge, and came up with one z-fold card.

Here’s my card:


Even though I used mostly retired products for this card, hopefully there’s something here that will inspire you.


This is a typical z-fold card.  

  • The Evening Evergreen base measures 4-1/4 by 11 inches, scored at 2-3/4 and 5-1/2 inches.
  • The DSP (designer series paper) for the inside measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
  • I needed two DSP panels measuring 4-1/8 by 2-5/8 inches for the folded part of the card.
  • It’s not necessary to put DSP on the inside fold, but I like to do that.
  • The Old Olive panel on the front measures 4-5/8 by 3-1/2 inches.
  • Both the Old Olive DSP on the front and the white cardstock panel on the inside measure 3-1/4 by 4-1/2 inches.
  • The square on the front was cropped using a square die from the Stylish Shapes die set.
  • As always, I trimmed a coordinating piece of DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope seal. I also punched a 1-inch circle of DSP for the envelope seal.

What I Did:

  • Wrap linen thread around the front panel DSP as desired. Do this before you adhere the DSP to the cardstock so the thread doesn’t show on the back.
  • I adhered all the panel pieces to cardstock using multipurpose liquid glue.
  • I trimmed a piece of an adhesive sheet down to just bigger than the 3 from the Alphabet A La Mode die set, found in the current mini-catalog.. Trim a piece of Evening Evergreen to the same size as the adhesive sheet and attach.
  • Crop the 3 from the adhesive sheet/cardstock sandwich (for the lack of a better term).
  • Make sure you run it back and forth in your cut and emboss machine at least 2 or 3 times.
  • HINT: Trust me, it’s not worth the trouble to crop the cardstock and adhesive sheet separately and then try to match them up. It is not worth the little bit of adhesive sheet you could save. Just trust me on this.
  • After I adhered the 3 to the cardstock panel, I decided I needed to add a layer of Wink of Stella to it so it really stands out.
  • Adhere the front DSP/cardstock/embellishment panel so it sits in the middle of the front of the card.
  • HINT: The easiest way I have found to adhere the inside panel so it doesn’t show when the card is closed is to work from the back.
    • Open the card so the front panel is showing.
    • Lay the stamped white cardstock panel FACE DOWN on the back of the front panel.
    • Apply liquid glue to the back side of the white cardstock.
    • Very carefully, fold the back of the card on top of the white cardstock and adhere the pieces together.
  • I added dimensionals to the dinosaur and birthday block to the front of the card.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card/envelope/envelope seal set.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Have a Peachy day!



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It’s a Color Refresh Time of Year!

There are new and returning colors coming with the new catalog!  Sadly, there are also colors that will be retiring.  One that makes me sad is Mango Melody, mainly because I’ve recently started really playing with it.  

Take a look at this SU! video with the new, returning, and retiring colors:


Color Refresh\

IF you haven’t heard yet, the Stamparatus is retiring!!  Sadness!!  Heartbroken!  I’m ordering another one now because I use mine so much!  


LAST CHANCE up to 60% OFF ITEMS from the CURRENT and MINI Catalogs

Just take a look at these LAST CHANCE lists!  I know they are small, but click on the images to download or enlarge them.  I’m always sad to see what’s retiring, but then I think of all I can sell when the current catalog ends so I can get new goodies!  


I’m so excited because demos get to pre-order tomorrow! I’ve got my list ready to input. WOO-HOO!!

Again, thank you for stopping by!