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Taco Fiesta Birthday Card by Debbie Mageed

This month, our blog hop theme is Party Time! We hope you will be inspired by all the beautiful creations the Pals made for you! As you hop from blog to blog, we love reading your comments. Then, you will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal. Are you ready to party? If so, Taco Fiesta is the best stamp set to use! This stamp set brings back lots of memories of fun birthday parties in our family, so I just had to have it. Since the stamps are on the smaller side, I thought this fun fold would be a great way to use them. My daughter is a huge fan of Mexican food so this card is perfect for her birthday this year.

Taco Fiesta Birthday Card by Debbie Mageed
Taco Fiesta Birthday Card by Debbie Mageed
Taco Fiesta Birthday Card by Debbie Mageed
Folds flat for mailing!

My Secrets!

  • Firstly, I used this Splitcoaststampers Fold Back Pop-up tutorial, which I have used once before with THIS card. This time I followed the tutorial quite closely and decided to make one more panel to fix how the middle panel looked LOL!
  • Card Base: 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ cardstock, scored at 2-1/8″ and-4 1/4″ to make an A2 card
  • Panels:
    • #1 (Back): Cardstock – 5-1/4″ x 4″ and DSP – 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″
    • #2 and #3 (Front and Middle): Cardstock – 5-1/4″ x 1-7/8″ (2) and DSP: 5-1/8″ x 1-3/4″ (2)
    • #4 (added to cover up the middle panel) Cardstock – 3-3/8″ x 1-3/8″ and DSP – 3-1/4″ x 1-1/4″

Now, the FUN Part!

  • After that, I “cheated” a bit and used the Stitched Squares in Stylish Shapes dies; 2 small white squares and a larger in Sweet Sorbet. Then, I cut Sweet Sorbet cardstock 1/8″ bigger to layer the white ones onto and 2-1/8″ square of Hello, Irresistible DSP for the middle one to fit inside.
  • After that, I made the panel for a personal message using the same square for the middle image square. Then, I layered it onto Sweet Sorbet cardstock. I measured the back panel to center it and glued the square panel down.
  • Middle Square: One of the corners of the middle square was cut off, then scored diagonally. My “fix” for not adhering the square down before adhering the panel was adding another small panel. This gave a little more interest as well as another place to add more food.
  • After that, I stamped and colored the fun images in Taco Fiesta. Then, I popped them up with dimensionals onto the three squares.
  • Once that was done, I added the top and bottom squares to the front panel, using the front panel cardstock edge to line them up.
  • Then, I stamped the sentiment on the front panel in Sweet Sorbet ink.
  • The card was looking pretty cute but I felt the top corners could use a little decoration, so I stamped a couple of the sombreros and hot peppers. Then, I colored them, fussy cut them and glued them in place.
  • Finally, I added a few In Color Dots to the front of the card.

Getting Hopping for More Inspiration!

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are so excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on April 12th, when our theme will be Flowers in the Garden, showcasing cards/projects with flowers.

Until then, have fun in your craft space!

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop Lineup

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  3. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  4. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping <<< You are HERE!
  5. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  6. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  7. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  8. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  9. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  10. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  11. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  12. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  13. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  14. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping
  15. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  16. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  17. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  18. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts

I’m sharing the card with these challenges:

If you enjoyed my project today, please be sure to…

  • Firstly, visit my Gallery and Fun Fold Gallery for lots of ideas, and…
  • Enter the Creative Creases Challenge HERE with any fun fold card!
  • Complete this contact information to receive a birthday card from me!
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