Stampin’ Up! Magical Day Dragon Birthday Card

Dragon Birthday Card idea using Stampin Up Magical Days - Mary Fish StampinUp

Isn’t this Magical Day dragon birthday card adorable?  I’m so proud that I didn’t use a stitch of my beloved Whisper White!  The Magical Day stamp set and coordinating Magical Mates Framelits Dies are on the list of My Favorite Things from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog.

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  • Using Bermuda Bay card stock, cut a standard card base (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″).  Score the middle across the long distance at 5 1/2″.

Dragon Birthday Card ideas using Stampin Up Magical Day - Mary Fish StampinUp

  • Cut Crumb Cake card stock to 4″ x 5 1/4″.  
  • Stamp “You are one of a kind” from Magical Day stamp set with Basic Black Archival Ink on the Crumb Cake piece created above.
  • Add a 4″ x 1 1/4″ strip of Pumpkin Pie card stock as shown.
  • Wrap Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine twice around the Pumpkin Pie strip and tie in a bow.  Adhere all to card base.
  • Stamp the dragon (Bermuda Bay card stock) and flames (Pumpkin Pie card stock) in Basic Black Archival Ink.  

Dragon Birthday Card idea Stampin Up Magical Day - Mary Fish StampinUp

  • Crop the dragon and flames using the coordinating dies from Magical Mates Framelits Dies.
  • TIP:  Use the Big Shot Magnetic Platform to keep dies in place over the images during their journey through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.
  • Make this birthday card sparkle.  Paint a little “magic” on the scales, gills, wing and flames using Clear Wink of Stella Glitter.  “Wink” is a challenge to photograph but this gives you an idea on placement.

Dragon Birthday Card idea using Stampin Up Magical Day - Mary Fish StampinUp

  • Crop the oval from Basic Black card stock using Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  Adhere the dragon and flames to the oval using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Adhere the oval as shown using Stampin’ Dimensionals as well.
  • Random is not so random!  The “random” Pumpkin Pie dots (Brights Enamel Shapes) are placed for balance and pop around the sentiment.


YOUR THOUGHTS?  I experimented today (and a post earlier this week) with a step by step approach (vs. primarily tips) and measurements for creating this card.  I invite your feedback HERE.  Did you find this helpful!  I can’t promise I can break project details down at this level every time but let’s see what you think!

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  1. Robbye Hamilton

    Such a magical card. That suite is being used in ways that I never even considered.

  2. I love the step by step details. Ty for doing them!!

  3. Thank you for including the measurements, so helpful. I’ll be making this darling card this weekend!

  4. Terry Christoffersen

    This stamp set is also one of my favourites! It is just SO fun! I love your card and the instructions! Thank you!

  5. Maria Rodriguez

    Truly magical card Mary, this little Dragon is just so sweet, the dies make this bundle even more fun to play with, the little flame blowing out of his mouth is just the cutest detail.
    Thank you for sharing.

  6. Yes, Mary, I did find it very helpful to have your step-by-step directions. It was especially helpful since I am not always able to get to a project right when it is fresh in my mind. So the directions help a lot in refreshing my memory when I finally get to make it. Thank you so much.

  7. Having the step by step is helpful as sometimes I can’t tell exactly what was done by just looking. Thanks for all your clean but beautiful card posts.

  8. I really liked the step by step instructions – either that or a video. Written instructions are fine too because then you an take your time on each step without trying to follow a moving tutorial. Thanks for being flexible.

  9. Absolute perfection! Love the colors you’ve used and the sweet-and-simple layout for this adorable card.

  10. Details are very helpful for me, it takes the guess work out and I can enjoy recreating the project quickly and easily. I love your style, you never fail me.

  11. Sandra Warthen

    The step-by-step is so helpful to beginning stampers. I know it is more time consuming for you and I appreciate the extra effort.

  12. your ‘dot placement’ thought is spot (hahaha) on…Often I notice ‘something is needed’ when I finish a card. Adding more embellishment seems to just add clutter! the idea of a few dots by scattered around the sentiment is just the right touch….thanks for pointing out this idea….I’m off “to dot” some cards! Thanks for your help!

  13. What a cute card using this little dragon!
    I love this bundle to create cards for my two grandchildren.
    My 51/2 yr. old granddaughter is all about mermaids and unicorns!
    I also enjoy the detailed instructions and measurements but totally
    understand that it must take a lot of time to do. I always seem to be able to CASE your cards easily and if there is something I can’t quite get I tweak it a little to make it my own. Thanks for sharing this cut card today, Mary.

  14. Kadie in Arizona

    This little dragon is magical……Only thing he is blowing is FUN! Thanks for sharing.

  15. Brilliant having the breakdown for the card. Thank you. Makes it easy to follow.

  16. I love the step-by-step instructions! Especially the measurements of the smaller pieces as it can be difficult to figure out their measurements just by looking at the card. This dragon card is so cute! ❤️

  17. Charlene Brummitt

    I love the step by step instructions.

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