This card was inspired by Peggy Noe (prettypapercards.com), an independent Stampin’Up! demonstrator.
The card base is a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock cut at 12″ x 5-1/2″ and scored at 2,” 4,” 8,” and 10.” (If you don’t have 12” cardstock, cut one piece at 5-1/2” x 8”, scored at 2” and 4”, and another piece 5-1/2” x 4-1/2”, scored at 2” and 4”. Align and adhere the pieces, with the ½” fold to the back of the card.) Fold the sides in toward the center, and then fold the 2″ panels back so it looks like doors.
Cut a 5-1/2″ x 4″ piece of Petal Pink cardstock. Then cut that piece into three sections, each 4″ x 1-13/16.” They will lie horizontally across the front of the card, but do not adhere at this point.
Cut three pieces of your favorite Designer Series Paper (I used Sale-a-bration Field and Flowers), each 3-3/4” x 1-9/16”. Adhere the strips of designer series paper to the strips of cardstock your adhesive of choice.
Lay the cardstock strips horizontally on the folded card front and adhere the first and third strips to the left side, then adhere the second strip to the center of the right side (or vice versa, as shown).
I cut 4 sets of the words from Basic White cardstock using the die from the Floral Gallery dies. I adhered them, stacked, with the fine tip liquid adhesive.
The inside of the card was decorated with the reverse pattern of the Sale-a-bration Field and Flowers Designer Series Paper. The birthday sentiment came from the Happy Thoughts stamp set.
I embellished the front of the card with clear gemstones along the edges of the “flaps.”
Here's another version I made for a co-worker's birthday. I added a back panel so everyone could sign it.
Which version do you like better?