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For the Guys - Birthday Card
 

Several other projects show cards with lacy paper-piercing, this card shows that the paper-piercing effect is not only “for the girls”! Thanks to Julee Tilman of www.poeticartistry.blogspot.com for the use of her Mojo Monday card sketch.

Picture - Guy's Happy Birthday card

Materials:

  • white cardstock
  • navy blue paper
  • striped blue and white paper
  • scrap piece of medium blue paper
  • 4 self-adhesive metal dots
  • border – diamonds  paper piercing pattern from Borders, Corners and Frames
  • adhesive of  your choice
  • tools: paper piercing tool (push pin will work!), pricking mat (an old mousepad)

Instructions:

  1. Print the paper piercing pattern on white cardstock. Using the piercing tool, punch holes where there are black dots. Trim the piece so that it measures  6” x 1”.
  2. Print sentiment of your choice on white cardstock. Trim to measure 1.25” x 1.25”. Mat with the medium blue and navy blue paper, ensuring an even margin of ¼” all around.
  3. Cut a piece of the navy blue paper measuring 6” x 4.5”. Cut a piece of the striped blue paper with dimensions 6” x 2.5”. Make a card from white cardstock measuring 6.5” x 5”.
  4. Refer to the picture above in layering all the paper pieces. Adhere to the card.
  5. Attach the 4 metal dots on the corners of the striped blue paper.





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