Happy birthday to brew!

Happy Wednesday!  Hope you are having a fabulous week and thanks so much for stopping by to check out my blog.  Today I’m sharing a stepper card I made using the free gifts with issue 161 of Papercraft Essentials magazine.  I love a crafty magazine for all the ideas and inspiration although I must admit I’m often sucked in by the freebies on offer!  This magazine did not disappoint with the set of stamps, coordinating dies and an embossing folder from Apple Blossom.  I also used some yellow checked paper from a pack that the magazine sent me as a gift when a card I made was included in the Your Cards pages!

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To make the card base I used the following template which I think I found on pinterest some time ago and I scribbled it down in my notebook so please excuse the picture!


I used brown craft card for the card base and cut some panels from the decorative paper for the side and bottom panels.

I stamped the beer bottles and beer glasses with Memento Tuxedo black ink.  For the bottles I coloured with my First Edition Craft Twin Markers (49, 53,54 and 37 for the label) and a gold gel pen for the bottle cap.  I fussy cut these out and glued them to the side panels.  The beer mugs were cut out with the corresponding die and coloured with the pens (42, 39 and 37).  I added a little highlight with a white gel pen.  The cream panel in the centre was made by embossing some cream cardstock and then running some vintage photo distress ink lightly with a blending tool across the raised areas.

The finishing touch was to add the Happy Birthday sentiment from the stamp set and a couple of orange enamel dots from my stash.


I hope that you like my card, I’d love to hear any feedback you have.  Happy crafting everyone.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja) x

5 thoughts on “Happy birthday to brew!

  1. Unlike you, I often find mags repetitive and more to do with advertising than instruction. Having said that I always look what the freebies are and if I think they are worth the cost I buy the gift and then consider the mag as the freebie lol . Recently there have been some excellent gifts. I didn’t buy this one though as I do not think I would use it much. The card you have made is great though and reminds me that I really ought to go back to making more shaped cards as it seems ages since I have done anything adventurous.


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