I thought I’d better get this Tap Tap Tap birthday card post up as the Tap Tap Tap stamp set is one that will be retiring this month! I found this post in my drafts folder so I actually created this card close to a year ago!
I cannot believe how long I’ve owned this stamp set and not used it! My sweet friend Allison is a huge fan of this stamp set and has constantly inspired me with her adorable uses for this versatile set. SO…I finally pulled it out to make a vintage-loving friend of mine a birthday card. Allison had colored a Lost Lagoon typewriter on one of her Tap Tap Tap cards in a similar way so that’s what I did – not sure if we used the same supplies, but hers was the look I was going for.
Hello Honey Cardstock: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″
Basic Black Cardstock: 5-1/4″ x 4″
Typeset Designer Series Paper: 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″
Color Me Irresistable Designer Series Paper: 5-1/8″ x 1″
Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Cherry Cobbler, and Very Vanilla Cardstock scraps
1. Stamp typewriter onto Lost Lagoon cardstock (RETIRING) and the paper portion of the typewriter onto Very Vanilla.
2. Stamp sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes onto Very Vanilla “typewriter paper”. I used post it notes to mask the sentiment to make it two lines (watch for a video on that coming soon). Cut out paper (two separate pieces).
3. Color typewriter parts with Basic Gray Stampin’ Write Marker and Silver Stampin’ Dazzle Marker (retired but any silver marker will do). Cut it out using the Paper Snips.
4. Stamp alphabet stamp on Hello Honey paper (RETIRING) with black ink. Punch out selected letters with the 1/4″ Handheld Circle Punch (RETIRING).
5. Punch heart from Owl Builder punch out of Cherry Cobbler scrap.
6. Adhere typewriter paper, letters and heart onto typewriter. Place Stampin’ Dimensionals on back.
7. Adhere black embossed stripe from Color Me Irresistable Specialty Designer Series Paper (RETIRING) onto Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper (RETIRING). Adhere that onto black layer and then onto card base. *TIP: With this Typeset paper, they are much thinner (this is NOT true of all specialty DSPs but of the 24/pack ones), so use a dry adhesive instead of a liquid.
8. Unravel Cherry Cobbler Thick Baker’s Twine (RETIRING) and make a messy nest of a few strands. Stick it to the back of the typewriter, onto one of the Stampin’ Dimensionals.
9. Attach typewriter to card.
This was a card I created for the As You See It Challenge #101. Obviously it’s over now, but you can play along with the current challenge or use any past challenges to inspire you too!!!
I hope you enjoyed this birthday card made with the Tap Tap Tap stamp set! It’s one of my favorites and I think I’ll really miss it when it’s retired! The color combo of Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, and Very Vanilla also includes two retiring In Colors too.
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