I needed a birthday card for a friend who socializes quite a bit.  And there are cocktail parties in her neighborhood every week.  So I knew exactly the stamp set to use for this card.


Stampin' Up!, Nothing Better Than, Love You More Dies, Postage Punch, Gold Metallic Paper Brass Foil, Simply Elegant DSP, Jackie Beers


I could not get the foil paper to cooperate in the photo.  The foil seemed to deaden the Simply Elegant sheet.  It really does shine in person.


Stamps and Dies

The stamp set I immediately thought of is the Nothing Better Than.  It has Cocktails, Chocolate, and Cookies.  I went with the Cocktails.  There are matching dies, but are no longer a bundle, which are the Love You More Dies.   Those three words have dies, as well as a few drinks, cookies, and chocolate pieces.  I went with the party drink and the word Cocktails.

Paper and Punch

To begin this Cocktail party I started at the bottom, the card base is done with Smoky Slate Cardstock.  It pairs well with the silver of the DSP.  Next is Gold Foil Paper and then the piece from the Simply Elegant Designer Series Paper.  The stamped cocktail is colored with Stampin’ Blends and punched using the Postage Stamp Punch.  Even this cute image needed a back layer, so I cut another piece of Gold Foil.  That really makes the color in the DSP pop!

To finish the card I needed the die cut Cocktails.  I used the Gold from the Gold and Rose Metallic Paper.  This  shimmery paper is simply gorgeous.  It is adhered to a Foam Adhesive Sheet then die cut.  All you have to do then is peal off the backing and you have a Cocktail sticker.  That simple step and product makes for such an easy word layer.



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