Clean and Simple Birthday Card Making Idea With CUTE Lawn Fawn Stamps

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.

Slimline Birthday Card Making Idea Featuring Hoppy Birthday Grasshopper Stamp by Lawn Fawn

Slimline Birthday Card Making Idea Featuring Hoppy Birthday Grasshopper Stamp by Lawn Fawn

Lawn Fawn Supplies Used for Making This Birthday Card:

Other Supplies You’ll Need for Making a Similar Birthday Card:

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:

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.

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