Milkshake Stamp Set Makes 1 of the Sweetest Birthday Gate Fun Fold Cards with Belly Band

I am having such fun creating with the Share a Milkshake Bundle. Here’s a creative idea for you! How about a Birthday card with a Gate Fold with a Mega Belly Band!

The secret to making a Belly Band is to not wrap the cardstock band around the card too tightly. You want it to be snug, but still able to slip easily without having to bend the cardbase too much. With today’s card there is about an 1/8″ gap between the ends of my belly band that the large die cut elongated hexagon covers quite nicely.

stampin' up!s share a milkshake stamp set and matchin dies

The Share a Milkshake Bundle includes the Photopolymer stamp set and matching dies of the same name.

Let’s make this Birthday Gate Fun Fold Card!

bubble bath cardstock card base with berry burst belly band and matching gingham paper for the gate fold front portions

Start with the following:

Bubble Bath cardstock – cut 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 2 1/8″ and 6 3/8″

Glorious Gingham Designer Series Paper (DSP) – 2 pieces of Berry Burst cut 1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″

Belly Band of Berry Burst cardstock – 1″ x 8 1/2″, score at 2 1/8″ and 6 3/8″

best family ever stamp set and the three ink colors used in the card of gray granite, berry burst, and bubble bath

For the Inner Card Layer to write your personal message wishing the recipient a Happy Birthday:

Basic White cardstock inner layer cut 4″ x 5 1/4″

Stamp Happy Birthday greeting from Best Family Ever in Berry Burst ink.

Stamp dish of ice cream in lower right hand corner using ink in Gray Granite,

Berry Burst, and Bubble Bath. Stamp the bowl first in Gray Granite. Add the Decorative design stamp in Berry Burst. Finish with the ice cream mound in Bubble Bath.

On a scrap of Basic White, stamp the spoon image in Gray Granite and die cut out using the Share a Milkshake Dies. Adhere as shown.

Adhere inner layer inside card base.

nested essentials dies and die cut shape in bubble bath cardstoc.

Cut a Bubble Bath cardstock piece 2 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, then die cut out with 2nd to the largest elongated hexagon from the Nested Essentials Dies.

assembled card front with belly band applied. next will be the assembly of the milkshake

Wrap Belly Band around card so the ends will hide under the Bubble Bath hexagon, adhere with Stampin’ Seal adhesive.

Prepare the pieces for the complete milkshake next:

Start with Basic White piece cut at 1 1/2″ x 2 3/4″. Then stamp in Gray Granite ink only the decorative portion of the glass. Then die cut out the glass.

Cut piece of Bubble Bath color – Soft Shimmer Specialty Paper 1 1/4″ x 2 1/4″

Cut piece of Berry Burst color – Soft Shimmer Specialty Paper 1 1/4″ x 2 1/4″

Then die cut out the two scoops.

For the Straws:

You will only stamp the diagonal lines image on a scrap of Basic White. Stamp once in Berry Burst ink and a second time with Gray Granite ink. Die cut out the straw. You will probably need a post it note or a piece of washi tape to hold the die in place as it is sooooo tiny.

Assembling the Milkshake:

Insert the two straws in the Bubble Bath scoop slit and secure with a small piece of scotch tape on the reverse. Then add the Berry Burst scoop and secure with a small piece of scotch tape on the reverse. Finally you will put the scoop/straw portion coming over the top of the glass, just a little bit, and secure with a small piece of scotch tape on the reverse. Finish with applying multiple Mini Dimensionals.

Celebrate happy birthday card all assembled

For the Tag:

Basic White cardstock cut 3/4″ x 4″

Stamp “Celebrate” in Berry Burst ink

Banners Pick a Punch – carefully punch pennant ends on both ends until desired length is achieved. May take 2-3 punches on each end to attain desired length of about 3″.

Before the Milkshake is applied to the Belly Band, do the following:

8″ Basic White Baker’s Twine – color it with Dark Berry Burst Stampin’ Blend Alcohol Maker while it lays flat on your grid paper. Roll it over lengthwise and color the other side. Use a kleenex to remove excess ink, then use heat gun to dry twine before tying the bow around the base of the milkshake glass.

To Finish:

Remove the backing from the mini dimensionals to raise up completed milkshake onto elongated hexagon shape.

Apply Celebrate tag with a mini dimensional at each end and Stampin’ Seal in the middle.

finished belly band and inner layer of the card being shown

another view of gate fold card standing open and showing the inside with matching envelope and belly band

Add 2 Bubble Bath colored embellishments from the Tinsel Gems 4 pack.

For a matching Envelope flap, cut a 2 3/8″ x 6″ piece of the matching Berry Burst Glorious Gingham Designer Series Paper.

Adhere to exterior flap and trim off excess.

I love how the Soft Shimmer Specialty Paper works so nicely for the ice cream scoops. The twinkle could be little ice crystals on the scoops. Sit back and admire your Birthday Card creation for a bit!

Try these two Share a Milkshake Bundle Ideas too!

1. Friendship Book Fun Fold Card

2. DIY One Sheet Wonder Fun

shopping bar in blue with two small sunflowers, one at each end

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 
Photograph of Eva Dietz, The Kind Card Maker and Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator


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