Wednesday, May 14, 2014

5-Minute Card Birthday Card!

I've made another Birthday card with the Digital Delights Builder series and this time it is 5-Minute card.  Yes, really only 5 minutes!

Here's how I made this very quick birthday card:

  • Print the pre-colored image so that the truck width is 5 inches (back bumper to head lights)
  • Cut out the image.  I cut very close to the edge leaving a thin line of white paper.

  • Prepare the card base:
       a. Cut black card stock to 5 1/4 by 9 inches
       b. Score at 4 1/2 inches and fold over to make a card
       c. Trace the image of the truck on the folded card

       d. Cut out the traced image 1/4 inch away from the traced line -             BUT NOT the top fold.  This will leave about 1/4 inch of                   black around the cut image once it is glued in place.
  • Add tape to the truck cut-out leaving an opening between the front and back of the parts of the box.  This leaves space for a tag.  I also added tacky glue around the wheel areas.

  • Position the cut-out on top of the card and secure.
  • I added a strip of plain paper to the inside for a personal greeting (2 1/2 by 4) with rounded corners.

  • Cut a tag 1 1/2 by 2 inches.  Add the sentiment and punch hole.  I added bakers twine.

There it is, a 5-minute birthday card!

Card Recipe
Images: Digital Delights Dump Truck
Paper:  Bazzill black
Markers/Ink: I used pre-colored images and just inked the paper edges with Distress Black Soot
Embellishments: Twine

 Challenges for this card:
Have a Great Day!



Sue said...

Fabulous card Nancy, such a great image and the black card sets it off so well.
Sue xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

Nancy what a super clever card...I love your tutorial !!
Dr Sonia

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I can't believe that this wonderful card only took you five minutes Nancy. I love it and it's great for the younger child too.

Sue xx

coldwaters2 said...

Brilliant card Nancy
lorraine x

Dora said...

In 5 minutes??!! wow...that is not looking for 5 minutes. very beautiful card.
beautiful tutorial.

melsanford said...

What a fab card! Thank you for joining our "Anything Goes!" challenge at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Unknown said...

Great fun card. Thanks for the instructions, you make it look so easy. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge #5 and Good Luck!