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Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday To You!

What fun it is to have birthdays! Just last week I celebrated a BIG ONE… but hey, it’s only numbers ūüėČ So today’s card is not a birthday, but an anniversary card using the Happy Birthday To You stamp set. Pretty cool, right? Gotcha!

Here’s the card…

Coloring is so relaxing for me. Have I said that before? Here it’s Petal Pink light and dark blends for the flowers and Mint Macaron light and dark blends for the leaves. I have found it helpful to do the dark first, just a small area at a time, then do the light to blend it in nicely.

The cake was stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Silver Embossing powder. I used the Smokey Slate blend to shade some of lines on the cake for emphasis. The cake stand was colored with the Petal Pink blends also. After cutting out with the matching Birthday dies I put dimensionals on the back and set it aside.

The Smokey Slate card stock piece was cut with the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I put dimensionals on the back of it as well.

Silver thread is a messy business for me – it’s thin and light and slippery as the dickens. However, I have learned to control it just a bit¬† by wrapping it around my fingers, first a couple of times around two fingers then a couple of times around three fingers, then cut, twist and adhere to the back of the cake with glue dots. I did that twice. Adhere cake and Silver thread to the Smokey Slate piece.

The next layer is Petal Pink (2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″) that has been dry embossed with the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder. Pretty cool isn’t it? Remember to spritz it lightly with water prior to sending it through the die cutting/ embossing machine. This gives wonderfully deep impressions. Adhere the Petal Pink to a Thick Whisper White card base (4 1/4″ x 11″). Attach the Smokey Slate and you’re almost done with the front. The key here is the Rhinestone Basic Jewels – they add the crowing touch!

The inside…¬† Stamp the sentiment of choice on a scrap of Whisper White. Here I used the happy from Happy Birthday To You stamp set and the anniversary from the Well Said stamp set. They were stamped in Versamark ink then heat embossed with Silver Embossing powder. I used the Stitched Rectangle dies to cut both a Whisper White and a Smokey Slate piece and adhered with liquid glue to a Whisper White (4″ x 5 1/4″). This was adhered with liquid glue to a Petal Pink (4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″) and all adhered to the card base with liquid glue. Inside… done!

Now for the envelope.. First I stamped the sentiment from Happy Birthday To You in Smokey Slate. Next I dry emboseed a 2 1/4″ x 6″ Smokey Slate with the Parisian Flourish #D embossing folder and adhered that with liquid glue, did a neat trim and voila!

Drapery Fold, Thoughtful Blooms, Small Bloom Punch and More

This card was created with the drapery fold technique – so easy and really shows off the Designer Series Paper and how it is double-sided :o)

How to… DSP of choice… here I used Woven Threads from the Annual Catalogue. It is cut at 4″ x 11 1/2″, then trimmed from the bottom left edge up to 1″ from the top of the right side. Got it? Then score beginning on the longest side at 3″, 4″, 6″, 7″, 9″, 10″. Fold this in an accordian style. Adhere this to a Whisper White piece cut at 4′ x 5 1/4″.

The rest of the card…
* Cardstock base is Terracotta Tile: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
* Layer Purple Posy: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (cut 2 of these, one for the inside)
* Layer the accordian piece that was adhered to Whisper White cs to the Purple Posy.
* Punch several small blooms using the Small Bloom Punch (item 152316 from the sale-a-bration catalogue. It’s a free item with the appropriate purchase!)
* Curl the flowers slightly and adhere two together using Tombow glue. Using glue dots, adhere the flowers to the card randomly placing for a pleasing “show”. Add a 2020-21 In Color Faceted Dot (item 149607) to the center of each flower. I used Purple Posy.
*Stamp the sentiment (from Happy Birthday To You stamp set, also from the Sale-a bration cattie and also a free item with the appropriate purchase) onto a Whisper White scrap with Terrracotta Tile ink and fussy cut. Adhere with mini dimensionals.
* Add smaller faceted gems as you desire to complete the look. I used three.YAY! Your Card front is complete!

Card inside…
* Using the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set (item 152290 from the sale-a-bration cattie and a free item with the appropriate purchase), stamp the leaves in Pretty Peacock, stamping off once on scrap first, on a Whisper White cs pice cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″. I stamped it in the center of the card.
* Adhere to a Purple Posy piece cut at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ as noted above.
* Using one of the flowers in the stamp set, ink with Terracotta Tile, stamping off once and then stamping in the center of the leaves.
* Using a glue dot, adhere a small Purple Posy faceted dot to the center of this flower. Inside done!

Complete this beauty by decorating the envelope: Designer Series Paper for the envelope flap of course, and several stamped flowers in Terracottta Tile ink for the front. Now look at this lovely creation and admire your handiwork. Send to a friend who needs a “pick-me-up”.

Thanks for stopping by. If you have any questions, please reach out to me. The Jan-to Jun Mini Catalogue is in full swing. And then… the NEW ANNUAL Catalogue will be available. Hugs everyone. Happy crafting – enjoy what you do!

It’s Sailing Season – Here’s to Wind in Your Sails

The theme for this month’s blog hop is to create a card that has a masculine theme and we just worked on our Bull’s Eye sailboat to prepare it for summer sailing ~ what fun timing. The Sailing Home stamp set from the new 2019-20 annual Stampin’ Up! catalogue seemed a perfect starting point for creating this card for my hubby’s June birthday.

Here are some details of this fun fold card:

  • Pacific Point card stock cut to 8 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ and scored at 2 3/4″
  • Whisper White card stock: 3 5/8″ x 7″ + a piece for the largest circle die in the Stitched Shape die set.
  • Garden Impressions DSSP (designer series paper) cut in 3 3/8 square + inside piece 1 1/2″ x 4 1/4″.
  • Come Sail Away DSP (from the 2019-20 SU! Annual catalogue) cut to 4 x 2 1/2″ x 4″ + a piece for the envelope flat 2 1/4″ x 6 (trim away excess after gluing to flap).
  • Other items needed: mini dimensionals, Night of Navy/ Sahara Sand twine (from the new catty), Sailing Home stamp set, Smooth sailing dies, Night of Navy and Pacific Point inks, glue dot to hold the twine in place.


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Country Floral embossing folder

The Country Floral embossing folder from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue is gorgeous! ¬†I wasn’t going to get it, but all the posts showed these beautiful images and I couldn’t resist.

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Today’s card is prepared using Petal Pink card stock (CS). The embossed layer is 4 X 5 1/4… spritz the paper first as this folder makes deep impressions and the spritzing allows the CS some “give” to accept those more easily. After embossing, allow to dry for just a bit. Then with Petal Pink ink and a sponge dauber, rub that color over the raised areas ~ love how gentle this coloring is and how it enhances the embossed design. Glue this piece to Petal Pink 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 CS. ¬†Using the whisper white flax ribbon cut at about 6 1/2″ and wrap this around both pieces, adhering in back with glue dots. Then cut a piece of the whisper white polka dot ribbon at about 7″, placing this on top of the flax ribbon, using tape to adhere it on the back. Using the Pretty Label punch, create a label out of whisper white; rub the edges with Petal Pink, add your sentiment (I used one of my favorites from Perennial Birthday); add dimensionals and place on ribbon. ¬†Using another short piece of the polka dot ribbon, tie a knot. Viola! ¬†Attach all of this to the 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of Petal Pink CS with dimensionals. ¬†Card front is done :o) On the inside adhere a piece of whisper white cut at 3 3/4 x 5 with your favorite sentiment.

For the envelope flap, I embossed another piece of Petal Pink CS cut at 2 1/4 x 6, glued it to the flap and bingo, the card is ready.  Fun, easy, and lovely.


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