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Birthday Card

Birthday Card
Happy Birthday Card
Designed by Sharon M. Reinhart
Skill Level:  Beginner

Materials needed:

  • Kreinik Iron-On Braid in 6010 Pearl
  • Iron or Clover Mini Iron
  • Teflon Press Cloth
  • Medium blue card stock : 5 1/2” x 11”, 4 1/4” square
  • Pearl text 4 3/8” square
  • White pigment ink
  • White embossing powder
  • Hero Arts Rubber Stamp #F466 “Happy Birthday”
  • Fiskars® Paper Trimmer with cut and score blades
  • Scissors, glue stick/double sided tape, cardboard, ruler
  • Embossing Heat Tool


This card may be created as a top or side fold. Refer to the photograph as a guide.

1.)  Cut papers to size listed under Materials.

2.)  Score and fold 5 1/2” x 11” card base in half to 5 1/2” square. Set aside.

3.)  Ink “Happy Birthday” stamp with pigment ink, stamp onto 4” blue card stock. Apply white embossing powder, tap off excess and return to container. Heat with an embossing heat tool.

4.)  Adhere the embossed blue square to the center of the pearl text square then onto center front of folded card.

5.)  Open folded card so that you are working on only one panel. Use a scrap of cardboard underneath your piece on your ironing surface. Begin with Kreinik Iron-on Braid in one corner of the card front; create a small loop. Place Teflon press cloth over braid; iron on high setting for 15-30 seconds. Continue working around the perimeter of the card creating loops and curls. Working from the spool with approximately 1 1/2” to 2” of braid at a time until the border is complete. Finish the end by creating a loop as you begin.