Party Animal

Split panel card technique with Zoo Babies and It's My Party DSP, designed by Natalie Lapakko.

Here’s a fun birthday card for anyone, guy or gal, ages 0-99+!

I love this iconic paper from the It’s My Party Designer Series Paper Stack (c) Stampin’ Up!  It’s got a ready made color scheme that is fun and festive without being too gender oriented.

With this card I was trying out a “Split Card”. This term was invented by Dena Rekow and she has a great demonstration of how to make this type of card here.  I did not realize when I created this card that Dena would be featured in a CASE (Cope and Selectively Edit) Blog Hop; I CASEd her without even knowing it because she’s so awesome. Congrats Dena!

Here is just one of Dena’s Split Cards that inspired me. They are all amazing, how can you pick just one?


Several of the other artists participating in the Dena Rekow Blog Hop also chose to create split cards. I love it! Check out the hop here!

This type of card is actually much easier to make than I thought it would be. I created these layers exactly as if I was going to make a normal sized rectangle card. Then I stuck it in my paper trimmer at the angle I wanted the opening and sliced it. To create the opening of 1 inch, I trimmed 1 inch off the bottom of the white card layer. It took a little bit of math and careful measuring to get all the layers trimmed so that the borders were the same size all the way around (1 inch, plus the size of the border for each layer).

Tip: After creating the angle, make any adjustments to the size by trimming off the straight edge, NOT the angled edge! It’s much more difficult to match that same angle on top and bottom than it is to just take a little off the straight side.


Split cards are definitely on-trend these days! Thanks Dena for showing us all how to make them and for inspiring us every day!

Color Combo 23

Materials used:

Cardstock: Mint Macaroon, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo (c) Stampin’ Up!

Paper:  It’s My Party Designer Series Paper Stack (c) Stampin’ Up!

Ink: Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo (c) Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Zoo Babies, Balloon Builder stamp sets (c) Stampin’ Up!

Punches: Project Life Corner Punch (c) Stampin’ Up!

Other: Dimensionals

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