Birthday Card

Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration Happy Birthday to You with NEW Birthday Dies coming on Feb. 4th

January 23, 2020

I have a sneak peek of the Birthday Dies coming out on February 4
with the Sale-a-bration Coordination!
They coordinate with the Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set available during Sale-a-bration.

With the Birthday Dies, you can die cut the cake, the flowers, the stand, and two sets of leaves.
Oh, look at those delicate leaves that are in the Birthday Dies:

They are just gorgeous with embossing built in them!

The beautiful floral patterns in the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper pairs well with the flowers on the cake. Just 1-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ of DSP adds so much to the card. The Pear Pizzazz Panel is embossed with the Tufted 3D Embossing Folder. I was inspired to make this card from a shoebox swap card done by my friend, Cyndi Lott. She had an oval under the cake and did not use the cake stand, leaves, or strip by the DSP.  I changed it up a bit but wanted to thank Cyndi for the total inspiration- her card was stunning!

Because I used a white card base, I colored a die cut of the single flower at the top of the cake for the inside.  If I had colored directly on the card base with the alcohol based Stampin’ Blends, the ink would have bled through to the back of the card.

 

The Birthday Dies are available while supplies last starting on February 4th.

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Stampin’ Up Nature’s Beauty with Rooted in Nature

October 4, 2019

I am on a nature kick lately…
playing with neutrals and some of the beautiful animal images Stampin’ Up offers us.

I was inspired by Australian Demo Kylie Bertucci. Here is her card:

I stamped the Crumb Cake front panel with the Stampin’ Up Rooted in Nature stamp set. The log and the leaves were stamped in Soft Suede and the little branches of leaves were stamped with Early Espresso to coordinate with the card base and sentiment. I was going to put a layer around my focal image of the animals but then thought…dang, I can use my Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut out an opening and get to see the outside decorative stitching left on the panel and then inlay the deer image with dimensionals leaving a dark border around it made from the existing card base! Now, I have another stamped die cut rectangle to make something with…you know I will…sooner or later…let’s hope it is sooner;)

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Stampin’ Up Merry Moose Punch Bundle Video Tutorial

October 2, 2019

I have a simple yet cool Window technique card for you today, friends!

su merry moose !

That moose is just too cute! Here is a video showing how easy it is to make this card:

su merry moose left !

The Birch Background Stamp is perfect to fill in the card panel without being busy so your eye go to the images stamped inside the card.

The design stays cohesive using the Stitched Nested Label Dies for the sentiment.
I love when my design gets to show off the other side of the stitching that is left after die cutting. Notice that on the opening?
The rhinestones adds some sparkle to coordinate with the scarf:)

Measurements:
Card Base: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″
Inside and outside Very Vanilla panels: 4″ x 5-1/4″

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Stampin’ Up Buckle Card Video Tutorial with Mosaic Mood Designer Series Paper

September 11, 2019

I finally cut into the gorgeous Mosaic Mood Designer Series Paper!

I made a Fun fold called a Buckle Card because of the way the card closes- a belt slides into a buckle:)
Here is a video showing how to make one:

The beautiful hummingbirds with the clear embossed texture on the DSP were easy to fussy cut with my Stampin’ Up Paper Snips. I made two different variations depending on how the hummingbird was facing.

The Stampin’ Up Here’s a Card stamp set had a great sentiment that fit the card wonderfully.

Measurements:
Card Base is 4-1/4″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 5-1/2″ on 8-1/2″ side.
The Leaves DSP is  2-3/4″ x 4″ and the belt DSP is 1-1/2″ x 3″.
The Belt is 1-3/4″ x 5-1/2″ scored at 5-1/4″ so there is a 1/4″ flap to attach to the card base.
The embossed circle is 2-1/4″, the bordering circle is 2-1/2″. Inside panel is 4″ x 5-1/4″.

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* I did use the 2-1/4″ and the 2-1/2″ circle punches:)

While the Mosaic Mood DSP is not on sale, you can get your hands on some of other gorgeous papers with the
Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale going on NOW!

Stampin’ Up You Always Deliver Gift Card Holder

August 19, 2019

 

I just loved the Stampin’ Up You Always Deliver stamp set when I first saw it
since I have been known to tell my UPS driver that he is one of my favorite people!
However, I made him a USPS carrier fo this card:)

I made a gift card holder simply by scoring a 4-1/4″ x 9-3/4″ piece of cardstock
at 4-1/4″ and 8-1/2″ on the 9-3/4″ side and folding up the edge at 8-1/2″ to create a pocket.

Of course, you know I cut my oval scallops out of the Crumb Cake panel on the front;)

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