Birthday Cheer

I have a quick #simplestamping card to share with you today.  I was playing with the Follow Your Art Designer Series paper for a different project and had the idea for this card.

 

Stampin' Up!, Follow your art, Parcel & Petals, #simplestamping, Jackie Beers

 

This is such gorgeous designer series paper.  I love this sheet especially.  The little cross band is a piece from this pack as well.

The sentiment and flowers are from Parcel & Petals stamp set.  I stamped off with the flowers before stamping on the paper.  I love the sentiment itself so wanted it to be front and center.

I pulled all of the colors from the DSP .  They are Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, and Daffodil Delight.

Thank you for stopping in today.  We may prefer the more layered or dimensions to a card, but I think it is nice to just sit down for a quick break to make one as well.  This card is a great way to use some of the leftover or retired designer series paper.

 


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Barbecue Birthday

I have a difficult time of designing a masculine card.  From posts I read, I believe that to be true for a lot of us.  Today I am sharing one that pairs two very common “guy” items.

 

 

I paired the Outdoor Barbecue stamp set with the country Club Designer Series Paper for a bright guy birthday card.  And yes……I know women play golf and barbecue!  LOL!!!  But, these were two products that I had not previously used.  And since I was thinking masculine, it is what I created.

I love the sentiment from the Outdoor Barbecue stamp set !  It brings to mind “fire” and we have definitely had many of those on our back deck!  But the brightness of the Country Club DSP is a perfect pairing for the barbecue.  I love bright colors, but if you do not, there are other more subdued “argyle” prints as well as golf themed prints.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you are able to get some crafting in during this difficult time of separation.


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Tropical Birthday

I have a masculine birthday card today.  I had not made a card like this in quite a while.  But saw one from fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrtor Jeanie Stark recently.  I looked in my card file I have for different folds and did not find this one. I figured out the measurements as I went along and am really happy with this different fold.  After I was finished, I looked on my wall and there was the card I remembered!  DUH!

 

 

The star of this show is the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper.  I love this sheet from the stack.  Those cars remind me of the beach and the Beach Boys songs!  The bottom piece of DSP is the opposite side of the paper.  I was intending to use the Coastal Weave embossing folder, which is part of this suite of products, but it was not necessary.

The sentiment is from the Timeless Tropical stamp set.  I layered it on Mint Macaron using the Timeless Label Punch and the Story Label Punch.  It is raised with Stampin’ Dimensionals and does double duty of keeping the top flap down.

Here is a look at the inside.

 

 

The inside card pulls out and there is plenty of room to slide a gift card in there as well.  If you follow me at all, you know how I love gift card holders!  I hope you will give this one a try.  I have included all of the measurements below.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  I will be happy to assist you in making this sweet card.

Measurements:

  • Base card is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2, scored at 2 1/4 and 6 1/4  (It ends up as 5 1/2 X 4 instead of 4 1/4)
  • NOTE:  The two “flaps” are the same measurements, it does not matter which you choose as the top.
  • Front flap bases are 5 1/4 X 2 ( you need 2)
  • Front DSP is 5 X 1 3/4 ( you need 2)
  • Inside card is 3 1/2 X 4 3/4
  • When securing bottom flap to hold inside card, lay the card in place before peeling off the Tear & Tape to secure the flap.  This ensures you have room to easily slide the card in and out.  If you are adding a gift card, lay it down there as well prior to securing.

 

 


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There is NO OBLIGATIONS to do anything beyond ordering the kit. You pay $99.00 + tax and receive $125.00 of your choice of products + any stamp set from the annual or mini catalog (the most expensive one is the Well Said set with a $45.00 price) + the Mini Paper Cutter, a $26.50 value + the 6X6 DSP sampler pack (48 sheets of DSP) an $11.50 value + a Paper Pumpkin Kit with a value of $22.00 + FREE Shipping which is usually 10% of the order and would add another $23.00 value here.  This equals over $230.00 value + business supplies added in at no cost.  That is an awesome deal!!  And you never have to purchase another thing.  But while you are trying it out, and you have until the end of July before your trial period runs out, you are part of my Team!  As well as my upline’s team.  We have Facebook groups to share our projects and assist each other.  I would love to talk with you about this opportunity.


 

 


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Invisible Man

I am sure you questioned my title for today!  I suppose I am once again showing my age.  Except now there is a new movie titled Invisible Man.  When I was young there was a tv show.  And I am not off the subject at all…….When I started this card, I intended to use the parts of the Well Dressed stamp set from Sale-A-Bration.  As I stamped them I saw I had sort of worked up the body.  So a card is born.  LOL!

 

 

I hope my vision is not totally lost on you.  I may have a more vivid imagination. 🙂

I stamped the various pieces from the stamp set and thought it looked like the invisible man, so I stuck with that.  Because I had already decided on the Country Club Designer Series Paper piece, I didn’t want to cover it too much .  That necessitated the funky cutting around the shoes.  I can see everyone’s eyes rolling now! LOL!!

Thanks for visiting today.  I hope I haven’t spoiled your weekend with my craziness.  I also wanted to share another card using the marker to rubber stamp coloring technique.  I talked about that in yesterday’s post.

 


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Young At Heart

I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s Pals Blog Hop!  There were a lot of adorable critter cards.  You can click HERE to see my card again.   I played along as well with the Mystery Blog Candy giveaway.  You have until noon on Friday to comment on that Blog Hop card for a chance to win.  I will post the winner on Friday afternoon.

Today I have switched to a humorous Birthday for a sweet friend.  I have used the ladies from the Young At Heart Stamp Set.

 

 

The gorgeous Parisian Flourish Embossing Folder has pretty much stolen the show!  The details on this embossed image are amazing.  I cannot believe I haven’t used it before now.  This will be the first of many.

I stamped the image in Gray Granite Ink and then colored with a variety of the Stampin’ Blends.  The Purple Posy Blends pair beautifully with the Highland Heather.  The base of the card is Purple Posy and the layer is Highland Heather as well.

The sentiment I used for the front is only part of the sentiment.  The inside has the full sentiment stamped.

 

 

I can definitely relate to the “feeling” the age!  LOL!!  But back to stamping…..  There are two ways to use only part of a sentiment stamp.  Actually there are three, the third is to cut the stamp apart.  I only do that in drastic measures!!  The main two methods are to either color only the section you want with a Stampin’ Write Marker, or for Two is to use a post it note to cover the section you do not want, ink the stamp (remove the post it note) and stamp the sentiment.

I went with the Stampin’ Write Marker method.  That is , at least to me, the easiest method to get a partial stamping.  I know it is more expensive now to purchase the markers since they are only sold in the color categories.  However, it is a great way to get all of the colors without having to purchase all of the ink pads.  Also, you can purchase the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker individually.  Most of my sentiments are stamped in Black anyway.  Just a thought.

Thank you for stopping in today!

 

 


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February InKing Royalty Blog Hop

 

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s February Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month’s projects celebrate birthdays, so prepare yourself for a wonderful mix of celebratory cards. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

My card is for celebrating.  I have made it as a birthday card, but it would work for a variety of events.  I cased it from page 50 of the Mini Catalog.  The thing that first caught my eye, was the Circle Tab Punch for the pull out tab.   I have not used it lately except for tabs for my catalogs.  The thought of using it on a card again was exciting.  I do love my punches.

 

 

And here is a picture of the inside of the card.

 

 

In the catalog, this card is an invitation.  I rarely need invitations, but loved the pull out element.  I  liked the card and layout so much I actually made two of these cards .  Both are using the Under The Umbrella Bundle of products.  The only change in the two are the colors I used.  Here is the second version.

 

 

For both cards, I used the Under The Umbrella Bundle.  This bundle is a stamp set and punch.  I also used the Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper for the umbrella on the pull out piece. The flower is punched from the Pleased As Punch DSP also using the Small Bloom Punch from Sale-A-Bration.

After I adhered the pocket together, I used the Detailed Trio Punch to round the corners of the pocket.  For the purple card, I also rounded the corners of the insert.  I did not do that on the Pool Party version.  I think I like the insert rounded best.

The umbrella on the inside of the Pool Party card is the multi colored flower one.  The “Love” tag on both is from the Cup Of Cheer Dies ( which happily carried over!) I love that tag.  And the next SAB release for March has a new matching stamp set for those dies!  Woohoo!

This card is actually very quick to do.  I have two pictures and directions for cutting the angle.  I will place that beneath the Blog Hop List. Some people may not be interested in the how to make it.  Shocking I know!!LOL!!  The supplies I have listed are for the purple version.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  5. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  6. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  7. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  8. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  9. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  10. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  11. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  12. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps

 

Card Directions:  The card stock is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4, like a normal card.  After scoring, but before folding, place on the trimmer with the scored line on the cutting track.  Use the ruler on the blade holder and score down 1″.  Turn the card the opposite direction and cut from the end of the first cut across the card.  You are removing a 1″ section from the top of the front piece of your card.  Next, angle the cut edge up above the cutting track to that 1″ mark on the cutter.  See picture:

 

You can see from the picture what I meant about cutting the 1″ section away from the top of that right side.  After getting the top edge lined up at 1″ mark, make sure the score line cut intersection is on the cutting track.  Now cut that piece off.  See picture.

 

Now you have your angled card.  I used Tear & Tape around the bottom and outside edge (place it on the top layer).  The inside white layer measures 3 3/4 X 4.  4 is the height.  Place that piece inside the pocket, well away from the tape, when securing the card.  This insures you have a little extra room for ease of inserting and removing the tabbed card.  If I have confused you…..please contact me and I will be happy to explain further.

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There is NO OBLIGATIONS to do anything beyond ordering the kit. You pay $99.00 + tax and receive $125.00 of your choice of products + any stamp set from the annual or mini catalog (the most expensive one is the Well Said set with a $45.00 price) + the Mini Paper Cutter, a $26.50 value + the 6X6 DSP sampler pack (48 sheets of DSP) an $11.50 value + a Paper Pumpkin Kit with a value of $22.00 + FREE Shipping which is usually 10% of the order and would add another $23.00 value here.  This equals over $230.00 value + business supplies added in at no cost.  That is an awesome deal!!  And you never have to purchase another thing.  But while you are trying it out, and you have until the end of July before your trial period runs out, you are part of my Team!  As well as my upline’s team.  We have Facebook groups to share our projects and assist each other.  I would love to talk with you about this opportunity.

 

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