How to Make an Intricut Shed Birthday Card

Learn how to create this gorgeous birthday card using the Intricut gardening dies by following the below tutorial. Perfect for loved ones with green fingers! 

You Will NeedCraft EssentialsHow to Make
  1. With the fold on the left, trim 2cm from the right-hand side of an 8 x 8 inch white card blank. Mat this with a layer of dark grey textured card, and then another layer of smooth white card on top.

2. Hand cut the lawn area from a pale buff coloured textured card, and fussy cut some lawn stripes from a pale green coloured card. To create more perspective, glue the stripes at the narrow, inner ends, and use 3D foam pads at the wider, outer ends.

3. Craft the shed by paper piecing it. Firstly, use the shed die to cut dark grey textured card. Cut again from a dusky blue piece of card. Cover a piece of white smooth card with glue from a glue stick, and place down the dark grey shed outline. Then quickly replace all the panels on the front of the shed using the dusky blue waste bits, as well as  replacing the grey waste vertical lines back onto the shed door.

6. Trim the white card from around the edge of the shed, using a craft knife to cut out the windows, and around the door so that it can be opened.

7. Using dark grey card, die cut the shed window box. Fussy cut this, and fix in place using 3D foam pads.

8. Die cut the shed again using a light grey textured card. Fussy cut the door out, and glue this on top of the original door. Fussy cut the roof out, and glue this onto a piece of dark grey card. The roof can now be fussy cut away from the dark grey card, and fixed onto the original roof using 3D foam pads.

9. Lastly, trim a piece of light grey card, slightly smaller than the shed outline. Die cut the fork and spade from a dark green coloured card. Glue these onto the grey card so that the fork appears in the doorway, and the spade handle can be seen in the window. Cover the reverse of the shed with 3D foam pads and fix onto the prepared grey card. The completed shed can now be glued in place onto the card front using a glue stick.

10. Die cut all three tools from a rich green coloured card. Fix the fork onto the card front by using a little tacky glue to secure the prongs, and adding 3D foam pads to the handle. Fix the shears into position using glue on the handles and blades only. Add a piece of white paper to the reverse of the spade, to paper piece the tiny waste bit back into the spade. Fix this onto the card front using 3D foam pads on the spade and glue on the top of the handle.

11. Fussy-cut a flower pot using the same green colour as the tools. Fix this into place using 3D foam pads.

12. Cut the delicate foliage die eight times using a bright, fresh, green coloured card. Glue and position the foliage in the flower pot, and growing up the side of the shed from the window box.

13. Die cut two yellow roses, and paper piece these in a similar way. Add these to the front of the shed with 3D foam pads. Craft a paler yellow rose to sit on the shed roof.

14. Die cut five yellow daisies. Use two of them to paper piece with lighter yellow to decorate the flower pot. The other three can be glued onto the lawn area around the sentiment.

15. Die cut the sentiment from dark green coloured card, again in yellow, and a third time in pale yellow. Fussy cut the three butterflies from yellow and glue these onto the dark green sentiment background.

16. Fussy cut all the letters out from the pale yellow sentiment. Cover each one with clear embossing ink, then sprinkle with clear embossing powder to set with a heat gun. Glue these in place onto the green sentiment background using tacky glue. To complete the design, fix into place the sentiment using 3D foam pads, doubling them up where necessary across the front of the lawn.

Top tip! When paper piecing the flowers with their tiny waste bits, apply glue to the backing paper, and add the flower outline. Leave the tiny waste bits held within the die, turn the die cutting side down over the flower, matching up the design exactly. Then, with a craft knife or sharp tool, poke the bits out of the die, and they will drop more or less into the required position.

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