Want to Make a Cute and Fun Birthday Card for a Friend or Loved One? Need Some Birthday Card Making Ideas? If So, Check Out This Clean and Simple Birthday Card Making Idea Featuring a CUTE, Unique Grasshopper Stamp From Lawn Fawn / The Stamping Village.
Lawn Fawn Supplies Used for Making This Birthday Card:
- The “Hoppy Birthday” grasshopper stamp is by Lawn Fawn. It was part of a collaboration made by a group of competing stamp companies that got together and created some fun themed stamp sets. The group calls themselves “The Stamping Village.” You can CLICK HERE to shop for the Stamping Village’s “Happy Birthday” Stamp Set, which includes this stamp plus bunches of others.
- Lawn Fawn – Watercolor Wishes Rainbow Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Emerald — You can buy this as a single sheet of paper at Scrapbook.com, or you could buy the paper pack that also includes bunches of other beautiful colors. This is some of the prettiest paper ever!
- Lawn Fawn White Cardstock
- Lawn Fawn “Sycamore Remix” Patterned Paper from the Into the Woods Remix 12×12 Paper Pack
- The small Birthday present stamp is from the Lawn Fawn “Plan on It” stamp set
Other Supplies You’ll Need for Making a Similar Birthday Card:
- Tombow Fudenosuke Neon Green Brush Marker
- Red Marvy Uchida LePen Flex Brush Tip Marker
- If you have a die cutter, you’ll need your die cutter and a circle die. If you don’t have a die cutter, no worries; I don’t have one, either. I used a circle template to make a circle shape around the grasshopper stamped image, and then I cut around it with ordinary scissors.
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink in the Fired Brick Color
- Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink in the Rustic Wilderness Color
- Narrow red ribbon
- Fiskars square hand punch
- EK Success scalloped decorative scissors
- Fiskars Paper Edgers Decorative scissors in the Majestic pattern
- OK, this is old school stuff: Craft-T Products Decorating Chalks. Does anybody remember those from like 2002, 2003ish? No? Bummer, because they are actually some of the most useful media I’ve ever used. I LOVE decorating chalks for taking plain white paper and turning it basically any color you might need it to be. In this case, I took white cardstock and chalked it to be mostly green, with some faint streaks of red, to complement the Lawn Fawn patterned papers I used as embellishments. But if you don’t already have any of your own decorating chalks stashed, good luck finding them. They occasionally come up for sale at sites like Etsy, but these days I haven’t seen many of them listed for sale. I will cry when mine run out! Hmmm, I wonder if ordinary colored chalk from the office supply store would work the same? Will have to try that sometime…
- Cherry Tape
- Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
- Paper Trimmer and Scissors
- Scoring Tool
How to Make This Slimline Birthday Card: Step-By-Step Tutorial and Instructions
- Cut a piece of Lawn Fawn white cardstock to slimline dimensions: 7″ x 8.5″. Score down the middle at 3.5″ and fold in half so you have a card base measuring 3.5″ x 8.5″.
- Color the paper using the coloring media of your choice. As mentioned above, I used decorating chalks to color my paper mostly chalky green with a bit of pinkish red streaking.
- Use EK Success scalloped scissors to cut a long strip of Lawn Fawn Emerald Watercolor Wishes paper.
- Use Fiskars square hand punch to punch a series of squares across the scalloped paper border.
- Weave a piece of narrow red ribbon through the punched squares: Over, under, over, under, over, under and so on until you have ribbon all the way across the border piece.
- Use the Fiskars Majestic Paper Edgers to cut a long strip of Lawn Fawn “Sycamore Remix” patterned paper. You’ll need to cut both edges of the strip using the decorative scissors.
- Use the adhesive of your choice to attach the red ribbon piece of border on top of the Sycamore Remix border. I used Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive for this, because the Nuvo adhesive has a skinny nozzle that makes it easy to adhere thin little border pieces like this, but there are many other adhesives that could work just as well for this purpose.
- Set the border aside to dry and work on the rest of the card. Note that your glued pieces will have to dry overnight, according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- I experimented with stamping the grasshopper in different colors of ink including “Rustic Wilderness” and “Bundled Sage” (both greens). These were OK, but I didn’t think the grasshopper stood out enough, so I tried using red ink instead. If you like the effect pictured here, stamp your grasshopper using “Fired Brick” ink or a similar red-colored ink onto plain white cardstock.
- Then color the grasshopper using the coloring media of your choice. I used a couple of small markers to accomplish this; I used a neon green marker to color the grasshopper’s head and body, and I used a red marker to color his cute party hat. I also used the red marker to color his birthday present.
- Use a circle template to make a circle shape around the grasshopper — or if you have a die cutter, you could die cut the circle shape instead.
- Stamp the small gift using Rustic Wilderness ink, or the ink color of your choice. Color the present using red marker or the marker color of your choice.
- Attach all your pieces to your card base. If you used liquid adhesive, let everything dry before you work on personalizing the card for its intended recipient.
- There you have it: That’s how you make this fun “Hoppy Birthday” slimline card featuring a Lawn Fawn grasshopper motif. Enjoy!
I was inspired to make this card because the team over at the Lawnfawnatics blog is having a “Clean and Simple” card making challenge. I enjoyed participating in this challenge, and I had a lot of fun making this cute card. I LOVE Lawn Fawn stamps and papers and am always happy to have a bit of extra motivation to get them out and make cute projects with them. If you have Lawn Fawn stamps, papers and dies in your craft supplies stash, you’re invited to play along with their challenges, too. I don’t think you have enough time left to get in on this particular challenge, which is about to end — but they always seem to have a new challenge running, so you could get in on the next one.
If you don’t already have any Lawn Fawn supplies in your stash, you are missing out! They are totally affordable, plus they are SO CUTE and so nice to work with; I think you’ll really enjoy using them. There are a bunch of different places you can get them. My two favorites are as follows:
- Click here to shop for Lawn Fawn stamps and other supplies at Scrapbook.com;
- Click here to shop for Lawn Fawn goodies at A Cherry on Top crafts.
If you decided to join in the Lawn Fawnatics challenges, I hope you’ll have as much fun playing as I did.
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Posted By: Amy Solovay
This page was last updated on 2-21-2022.