A Fast & Easy Birthday Card. A Great Use of Scraps

I bought Taylored Expressions dies of eye glasses, and thought they’d be fun to use on a bunch of scraps. I used Tim Holtz scissors and then figured out it was easier to bend the dies to separate them. I used the dies on several pieces of scrapbook paper that were in my scrap bin. I also used a silver foil cardstock for the glass part of the eye glasses so they looked liked mirrored sunglasses.
I made up my own sentiment and typed it on the computer, then printed it on 90 lb card stock. I used an old saying “You’re future’s so bright, you’ll need to wear shades.”
I ran the dies through my die cutting machine with a bunch of manly looking paper scraps, then ran them through again with the silver foil paper. When you die cut foil papers, you need to face the cutting part of the die toward the silver foil. If you put the cutting part of the die on the back of the foil paper, it won’t look right.
I used a piece of navy blue card stock that was 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and scored it at 4 1/4″. If you aren’t sure how to fold paper once it’s scored, you should fold it away from the indented part. Fold it toward the raised fold. It’s not the way you think it should fold, but that’s the best way to fold paper so you don’t end up with cracked paper.
I cut my sentiment out with a rectangle stitched die and put a small pair of sunglasses on it and put it in the inside of the card. I used Glue Dots tape runner and haven’t found it to hold well in the long run, so added some additional wet glue to hold it forever…or until he throws away the card.
I ran the glasses through the Xyron machine then added them to the front of the card on a diagonal, then filled with the smaller sunglasses and glued the silver eye pieces into the centers. I got some wet glue on the silver pieces, so wiped them with a damp rag when I was finished. I trimmed the edges and added a banner with a Happy Birthday greeting die cut in the same silver foil.

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