Birthday Bonanza and the Braided Border Punch

Hello and thank you for visiting my blog today.  I hope you are all OK wherever in the world you are.  Here in the UK we are still in lockdown (though not as strict as some countries). My Husband still has to go to work as he is classed as a key worker and we are allowed to shop for necessities and exercise outdoors once a day for one hour.  So not much else to do here except for crafting!   I have been playing with my new Braided Border Punch which you will see frequently in my projects (just warning you in advance!)  and today’s project does indeed use this brilliant punch.  If you don’t already have one, why not?

As normal, the card base was made using Whisper White cardstock cut to 8 ½“ x 4 1/8” and scored in half.  The main details of the card itself was made using a piece of Terracotta Tile cut to 3 5/8” x 5 3/8”, adhered to the card base.  A piece of Basic Black was cut to 3 5/8” x 3 5/8” and adhered to the centre.  From a 4” scrap of Basic Black I punched the border strip using the Braided Border Punch. I used the paper trimmer to cut this to 3 5/8” in length and then cut the strip in half and adhered the strips above and below the Basic Black.  A piece of Birthday Bonanza DSP was cut to 3” x 3 5/8” wide and adhered to the centre of the Basic Black section.

The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Whisper White cardstock.  This was cut using the smallest oval die in the Stitched Shape Dies, followed by the next size up being used to cut an oval in Basic Black.  These were stuck together and glued in the centre of the DSP.

Thank you for viewing my project today.  If you wish to place an order, make a note of the item numbers and use the ‘Shop Now’ tab above, available 24/7, not forgetting to use the current Hostess Code  which is  UKHRQBWK if your order is under £150.  Every customer will receive a thank you gift from me, sent separately from your Stampin’ Up order but please  don’t  select the No Contact option at the check out, as I won’t be able to send you your gift the following month.  Besides this you may also receive a few emails from me about your order.  If your order is over £150 you get to choose your own rewards.

See you next time,       


Equipment & Tools Used:                

Paper Trimmer – 152392

Simply Scored     – 122334

Bone Folder – 102300

Braided Border Punch – 151294

Products Used:

Whisper White Thick Cardstock A4 24 Sheets 270 gsm – 140490

Whisper White Cardstock A4 40 sheets – 106549

Basic Black A4 Cardstock – 121688

Terracotta Tile A4 Cardstock – 150890

Birthday Bonanza 12×12 DSP – 151313

Memento Ink Pad Tuxedo Black – 132708

Stitched Shape Dies – 152323

Itty Bitty Greetings Cling Stamp Set – 151331

Multi-purpose liquid Glue – 154974

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