Meadow Birthday

Flowers are always a good basis for a birthday card since generally something is blooming year round.  I have chosen the Quiet Meadow stamp set for an easy birthday card to share with you today.

 

Stampin' Up!, Quiet Meadow, Kraft paper, Double Oval Punch, Peaceful Moments, Jackie Beers

Paper

I am beginning in reverse order today since I mentioned the stamp set in the introduction.  The Kraft Paper, which is in the Mini Catalog, is one I have not stamped on previous to this card.  It is a bit thicker than our regular paper.  However, it is wonderful to stamp on.  And it does not overly absorb the ink to give a smeared or watery look.  I have definitely waited too long to use this paper!!

Colors

I wanted bolder colors to pair with the Kraft paper instead of more subdued or masculine ones.  You cannot get much bolder than Rich Razzleberry!  And then I added Basic Black as the layer.  This really helped the colors to separate.  The background stamping is done with Sahara Sand for a more subtle look.  Of course I had to use Memento Tuxedo Black for the flowers for them to stand out.  And they are colored with Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends.  I tested on scrap and the Rich Razzleberry became way too dark on the Kraft paper.  So make note of this.

Stamps

All of the stamps I used, with the exception of the sentiment are from the Quiet Meadow stamp set.  I love the background stamps for a softer collage look.  And for me to not use a Designer Series Paper is amazing!   I simply made my own paper.  The sentiment is a simple one and it took me a few minutes to find one.  It needed to fit the Double Oval Punch.  I found it in the Peaceful Moments stamp set.

Finishing Touches

To finish this card I went with Linen Thread.  That is a regular Go To for me.  It is great to work with.  I wrapped it around the card three times and then tied a three strand bow.  As I said above, the sentiment is finished by using the Double Oval Punch.  And the final touch is a single of the Elegant Gems placed next to the Happy Birthday.

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Joyful LIfe

I made today’s card for a friend’s birthday card.  The whimsical nature of the animals are just so darn cute!  All of the animals in this Joyful LIfe stamp set are adorable.  And there are great sentiments as well.

 

Stampin' Up!, Joyful Life, Penguin Playmates, Highland Grosgrain Ribbon, Double Oval Punch, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps

I mentioned at the top of the page that this image is from the Joyful Life stamp set.   This set is so much fun!  Where else would you find a bear riding a bicycle with a bunny in the basket?  The look of the blowing leaves is just an added bonus.

And the sentiments in this set fit each image as well.  If this sentiment looks familiar to you, I used it on the card I shared with you Monday.  You can see that card HERE.  The sentiment almost has a more holiday feel to it on Monday’s card.  An excellent sentiment and so wonderful that it can be used for a variety of reasons!

Paper and Color

The DSP used here is from Sale-A-Bration and from the Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper.  This is my favorite sheet from that pack.  I love all of the colors. My friend’s favorite color is purple.  So this paper fit perfectly and allowed me to add it again in the bear’s sweater.

The finishing touch is more of the purple.  I used the Highland Heather Grosgrain Ribbon.  This ribbon is so pretty.  There is a bit of a silver like sparkle to it.  For the finishing touch, I punched the sentiment using the Double Oval Punch.  This is the larger of the two ovals on the one punch.  Of course it had to have a tiny bit of bling.  The rhinestone is a 2021-2023 In Color Jewel.  So it is the Freesia Rhinestone!

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A Birthday Brew

Today is the birthday of a friend.  She pretty much only drinks coffee, so I felt the need to break out the Brew Some Fun stamp set for her card.

 

Stampin' Up!, Brew Some Fun, Warm Wraps, Penguin Playmates, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps

I gave away the stamp set in the beginning of the post.  It is the Brew Some Fun set.  It has tea and coffee in both images and sentiments.  I went with a pair of coffee cups sort of toasting each other.  The party hats are included in the set as well.  For the sentiment I went with the normal birthday on the front.  But the inside says “Let’s Brew Some Fun”.

Paper and Fun

The strip of DSP on the right hand side is from the fun Sale-A-Bration paper Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper.  This paper is going to be missed after these last few days of SAB.  It has great colors and a little of everything in images so it is very versatile.  These stripes are some of my favorite.  They are placed horizontal so that you could see all of th different colors.

Of course the card base and layer colors were pulled from the DSP.  The card base is Misty Moonlight and Fresh Freesia is the layer.  I went with the brighter Magenta Madness on the cups, as well as around the sentiment.  A few days ago I shared how I pull the Marker around the edge of a shape to give that outline.  Instead of another layer, I used that technique on the sentiment layer.  (Markers, with the exception of the Basic Black, can only be purchased in the Color Family.  But these are all In Colors, so not as much of an expense!)  The finishing touch is a 2020-2022 In Color Gem in Magenta Madness.

The 2nd Sale-A-Bration Is Winding Down

The Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper is still available.  It is a great choice from the SAB options.  Not only is is beautiful DSP, but it pairs wiht the Penguin stamp set and punch in the Mini Catalog.  There are only 6 days left to take advantage of this promotion.

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Jackie

 

 


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Beautiful Birthday

Sale-A-Bration is winding down for the 2021 year.  It ends on September 30th!  There are still some great products available and one of them is the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper.  It is a black and white paper that offers great potential.  My card for today is made showcasing a piece of this paper.  Actually the card is all about the paper!

 

 

Paper

The Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper has different Black and White patterns on all of the sheets.  However this is one of my favorites.  It allows me to color one or all of the flowers.  I opted to color them all.  I used the Fresh Freesia Stampin’ Blends along with the Just Jade Stampin’ Blends for the flowers and leaves.

My layers to pair with the gorgeous paper are Just Jade as the base card and a layer of Basic Black.  This is my version of a fairly clean looking card.  For me, clean means not a lot of layers on the front.  So I succeeded with my definition  here.

Stamps and Punches

The sentiment for this card is from the Pansy Patch stamp set.  I needed a fairly small, but pretty, Happy Birthday.  This one fit the bill perfectly.  It is punched using the Label Me Fancy Punch.  In addition to the unique shape of this punch, it also has a small ribbon hole as well as the slide I used.  And I do have to say this is the first time I have used the slide.  I love it!!  It was very quick and easy to do in terms of lining it up.

Finishing Touches

With the addition of the slide from the punch, it allowed a different way of attaching the sentiment layer.  I used the Fresh Freesia Open Weave Ribbon.  This ribbon is so easy to work with, and is so soft and pretty.  For the final touch it was pretty much a given that it needed a rhinestone.

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A Dandy Birthday

I love playing around with different colors.  Since I find myself getting into a color rut sometimes by using the same colors pretty regularly.  Today’s card is about breaking out of that rut.  And going simple!

 

Stampin' Up!, Dandy Wishes, Garden Birdhouse, Starcrossed, Bermuda Bay, Jackie Beers

 

Color

I use Bermuda Bay as an accent color occasionally, but rarely use it as a main color.  It is way past due.  I love this color!  It pairs well with quite a few other colors, and I have added just two for today.  The dark brown is Early Espresso and the light is Sahara Sand.  Sahara Sand is one that is overlooked.  It pairs well with most colors, but is rarely  used as a focal point.  I believe it as the stand alone dandelion is great.

Tools

To pair with the Bermuda Bay, I went with clean and simple.  First is the gorgeous Star-crossed Embossing Folder.  I definitely overlooked this one early in the Mini Catalog release.  And now I am so sorry.  This mix of design is unique and fun!  It really shows well with the Bermuda Bay.

The Die I used is from the Dandy Wishes Dies.  I apparently should have run the head of the dandelion through the Cut & Emboss Machine again.  The paper did not want to release from the die.  However, as I was pulling it loose, I saw how it sort of bent.  What a great unexpected detail.  It may not mail well, But I love the flutter look of the stamens.

Finishing

To layer the dandelion and have it grounded, I added the Early Espresso strip across the card.  Even though I hated covering up some of the embossed area.  The sentiment is from the Garden Birdhouse stamp set and fit perfectly on a scrap of Sahara Sand cardstock the same size as the strip of Early Espresso.  Instead of using a die or punch for the sentiment, I just used my Paper Snips and cut each end at different angles.

The final touch to the card is some of the Playing With Pattern Enamel Dots.  I love the colors and even though this is actually Coastal Cabana it is the same color family as Bermuda Bay.

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Birthday Penguin

Stampin’ Up! is the best as coordinating their products.  The card I am sharing today is one made from a stamp set from the Annual Catalog along with paper from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.

 

Stampin' Up!, Count On Me, Penguin Playmates, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps

This adorable penguin is from the Annual Catalog stamp set named Count On Me.  It has several precious little animals.  They are sized similar to this one for ease of card making.  I love this little guy and the cute attached balloon. His floating along did not even require a sentiment.

Paper

The two pieces of DSP are both from the Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper that is one of the FREE Sale-A-Bration items.  You know I tend to use opposite sides of DSP and I did the same here.    Each of these pieces has penguins and some other animals, that not surprisingly, will coordinate with the stamp set I used.

Colors

To coordinate with the DSP, I chose Misty Moonlight and Fresh Freesia.  I do not mind that these colors are not generally associated with penguins.  The color I used for the penguin is the Light Misty Moonlight Stampin’ Blend.  His feet and nose are Dark Daffodil Delight , and the balloon is Light Fresh Freesia Blends.

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Jackie

 

 


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