It was Grandad Papercraft’s birthday yesterday – and I must be rubbing off on him, because it’s starting to look like a whole week of birthday celebrations that could extend through the month!
It might have been our trip to the zoo on the weekend, or perhaps just the total cuteness of the From All of Us stamp set, but it seemed like the perfect option for his birthday card.
The card fold is an interlocking card, and one of my favourites when you need an awesome card that is deceptively simple. I first shared this style of fold for a Social Stamping card earlier in the year. You can see the post with more information about the card fold by clicking here.
When you remove the centre slider piece – which in this case is the coloured animals on a Pear Pizzazz circle, the card opens out for the message on the inside. Although I usually share cards before they are personalised with a birthday message, I’ve taken this one after the Little Miss Papercrafts have written to Grandad Papercraft. They love acrostic poems – and almost every card that the misses write out at Papercraft HQ gets a little bit of literary magic.
I’m not great with being creative for animal colouring, so I’ve used Stampin’ Blends in the colours shown on a sample in the catalogue. The catalogue is a wonderful resource and I refer to it all the time.
There’s no die for this stamp set, so it was a love job on the fussy cutting. A little precarious on some of the smaller parts, but I got there without any accidents!!
The DSP for this card is my favourite sheet from the Forever Greenery DSP. I’m often reminded of the adage about knowing a crafter likes you if they use their favourite DSP on your card! We definitely think Grandad Papercraft (my Dad) is the best and feel very lucky to have shared in his birthday celebrations (rounds 1 & 2 so far!!!) – complete with party bags and cake!