"Today is Your Day!" Card

By  Jill Cornell 

size: 5-1/2"x4-1/4"

  • "Today is Your Day!" Card


  • American Crafts AC Kraft Cardstock
  • Papers: October Afternoon Woodland Park Collection Crab Apple Orchard, light blue herringbone-style patterned scrap
  • Elle’s Studio The Sweet Life Collection Tags: 3” Circles, Cutouts
  • Echo Park Paper Co. Hello Summer Collection Brads
  • Stamp Anna Designs Red Seam Binding


  • Black ink pad
  • Adhesives: paper adhesive, clear dots, foam tape

Basic Supplies

  • paper trimmer, scissors, ruler, pencil, sponge dauber
  • 1. Make 5-1/2"x4-1/4" kraft top-fold card.
  • 2. Cut 5-1/4"x4" red stripe panel; sponge edges with black ink. Cut blue strip to fit bottom of striped panel; sponge edges black and adhere to panel. Tie seam binding into bow around panel; adhere panel to card.
  • 3. Cut blue corner from Elle's Studio tag packaging, sponge edges black, and adhere to top right corner of card.
  • 4. Adhere "oh so much fun!" round tag to card. Adhere red banner tag to circle tag.
  • 5. Adhere "today is your day" tag to card with foam tape.
  • 6. Cut prongs from bird brad and adhere to card with foam tape.
  • Tip
  • 1. Whenever you just need a small strip of paper to finish a project, like the blue strip shown here, save the cut-off bar code strips from the edges of 12"x12" patterned papers. Often, the bar code strip features a different coordinating pattern than what's featured on the paper.