You Are So Cool

I have needed a slew of birthday cards lately.  And I see that as a Good Thing!.  One that works so well for men, women, and children is the Sweet Ice Cream Bundle.  It is so Sweet!!  And yes the “sweet” is part of the bundle name.  Today’s card is for a male, but I believe you will agree that it would work for anyone.

 

 

So Cool

For me the background DSP is the star of the card.  Those splotches are wonderful colors.  The paper is the Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper.   The Terracotta Tile layer behind the top piece is also from the same DSP pack.  You know that I love my paper layers!

The ice cream treat is punched using the Ice Cream Builder Punch.  It is part of the Bundle with the stamp set.  Both of these products are carrying over into the new Annual Catalog.  Which debuts tomorrow !!!  The cone is from a page of the DSP.  The two scoops are also from the DSP.  The top one is from the sheet that is just like my top layer, except in the Terracotta colors.  The bottom scoop is from the same sheet as the top layer.  I chose one of the lighter sections.  How cool is that???

Banner Highlights

The banner is cut using the Triple Banner Punch.  I am really sad to see this great punch retire.  It makes these banners so quick and easy to do.  I stamped the sentiment using Terracotta Tile Ink on the white banner and then added sprinkles.  The sprinkles are the Ice Cream Corner Sprinkles.  They are not adhesive backed, but just a drop of Multipurpose Liquid Glue holds them perfectly.  I also added a few to the top scoop of the ice cream.

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Your Day

Today’s card is the last time I get to share the Kangaroo & Company Bundle with you.  Sadly it’s time is almost over.  I think these stamps are some of the cutest ever in regard to the animals.  And the versatility with the images that fit with it are simply adorable.

 

Stampin' Up!, kangaroo and company, jackie beers

 

My plan

This little Kangaroo is so cute.  My thought with the circles is that they match the DSP.  The Designer Series Paper is the Ice Cream Corner DSP.  It is the green ice cream for the stick on the opposite side.  The front of the card was intended to make you wonder what is on the inside.  I think the little envelope, which is part of the stamp and the die sets, lends to that thought.  And the little butterfly is perfect for the delivery!

Here is the inside of the card.

 

 

I gave the Mom some gifts to deliver in her little pouch.  I could not decide on the sentiment, so left that off until I needed it.  The gifts could work for either a birthday or a baby shower in my way of thinking.  The gifts are attached to the little piece from the die set which allows the item you are using to be pulled out of the pouch and then returned as well.

Original Idea

My first thought for this card was the same overall, but to be made a square card.  That was great right up until I was going to add the kangaroo on the inside.  Yes, you guessed correctly.  The Mom Kangaroo is too tall.  But here is a picture of that card as well.

 

 

 

The only difference on the front is the cardstock strips.  I felt with the extra space on the larger card, the circle needed to be grounded.  Other than the strips, the layout is the same.  So you get two ideas for the same project and supplies!  What a deal!!

Measurements

  • card base in Soft Sea Foam cut 5 1/2 X 8 1/2
  • Old Olive layer cut 5 1/4 X 4
  • DSP layer cut 5 X 3 3/4
  • White strip cut 4 1/2 X 1/2
  • Old Olive strip cut 4 1/4 X 1/2
  • A White and Old Olive Circles cut with the 2 1/4″ Circle Punch

 

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you like the Kangaroo & Company as much as I do.  If so, grab this sweet bundle before they are sold out.

 

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Pocket Card

I have another Fun Fold to show you today.  It is one that I have done a few times, or at least it is the same beginning to previous ones.  This one I kept very simple.  It is a Pocket Card that could also be used as an Invitation.  The time for needing these is almost upon us.  At least I hope most can begin having showers, graduation, and other special occasion parties now.

 

 

Products I Love

The High Tide stamp set is such a great one to use for quick and easy cards.  Or it can be layered and become more advanced.  I stuck with quick and simple for this card.

All of the stamps on the pull out card are included in the stamp set.  The lighthouse is a 2 step stamp.  However I chose to just do the base layer without the detailed stamp.  Letting the Light shine, 🙂 , was my idea as it pairs so perfectly with the sentiment.  Was that too corny????

The Happy Birthday is from the Happy Thoughts stamp set.  I love the mixed font and especially the beautiful script of the Birthday!  To go along with my quick and simple card, I used two punches for the focal sentiment layers.  Punches are my go to when I need a quick card.  The stamped sentiment is cut with the Tailored Tag Punch.  The background is the Label Me Lovely Punch.  They fit very well together.

The DSP beneath the sentiment was chosen to go along with the Smoky Slate cardstock.  I think it looks sort of stormy!  It is from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper.  I am thrilled that paper is carrying over to the next Annual Catalog!  It has a little bit of everything needed for backgrounds.

Inside Card

How To Create

To make the card base I began with a strip of Daffodil Delight Cardstock cut 4 1/4 X 11.  It is scored at 5 1/2 and then 3″ is cut off of one end.  My previous cards made similar to this, I would only cut off 1″ and then fold that end over to create a gift card pocket.  So that is an option for you to try.  If you take that option however it is not able to be a pocket card.

Adhere the Smoky Slate cardstock (cut 4 X 5 1/4) to the back panel.  Lay the stamped white piece (3 1/2 X 5) in place to give the bulk to make ease of pulling out.  Same as you do for a gift card holder.  Place Tear & Tape on each side of the small front panel and press down.

Add the DSP (2 1/4 X 4) to the front of the small panel.  The rope is another great product, the Braided Linen Trim.  To make it easy on myself, I add a small piece of Tear & Tape in the center of the small panel  where the sentiment will be placed.  Lay one end of the ribbon down and wrap it around the back of the card and back to the front.  Adhere the other end.  Cut a piece approximately 4 ” and double it.  We are making an upside down bookmark pull.  Start the looped end from the top and run under the rope.  Pull the loose ends through and flatten out, being careful not to pull loose your ribbon ends from the tape.

The finishing touch is simply adding the layered sentiment.  I used adhesive putting the two pieces together.  Then add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back one to adhere to the panel.  You have a cute card and the area you would write on is covered down inside the pocket.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed the Pocket Card and will give it a try.  It can be a Beginning Stamper card or an Advanced if you prefer adding more stamping and details.

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Zany Birthday

I adore all of the cute animal stamps that Stampin’ Up! continues to create.  I suppose I am a kid at heart, but I always pick those stamps.  Sadly, it is that time of year with the catalog retiring.  And we are losing one of the energetic ones.  It is the Zany Zebras.  I had to share one more card with you using these cute critters!

 

Stampin' Up!, Zany Zebras, Forever Greenery, Stitched So Sweetly, Jackie Beers

I made a Double Z Fold card to show off these sweeties.  Here is an open view.

 

I paired the Zany Zebras with the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper.  This wild pattern seemed to pair perfectly with the frolicking zebras.  My background is Garden Green, followed by Soft Sea Foam.  The Soft Sea Foam matches the light parts of the DSP perfectly.  I love one set cards, and this is definitely one of those.  I used all but two of the stamps in the set on this card!

I stamped the zebras with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then highlighted the darker areas with Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend.  I decided the zebras would look best cut out, so I lightly fussy cut them with the wonderful Paper Snips.  I did not get into too much detail with my trimming.

The White panels are all cut using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  I used the largest and the 3rd smallest ones.  The panels are not perfectly centered.  I tried to center them from the top and sides of each panel.  Since the Z strip is across the bottom I believe it was okay to move them up a bit.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have a wonderful day!!

Measurements:

  • 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2
  • 1 X 11, scored at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2
  • Soft Sea Foam, cut 2 pieces measuring 2 1/2 X 4 and 1 piece 5 1/4 X 4
  • DSP cut 2 pieces measuring 2 3/8 X 3 7/8, and 1 piece 5 1/8 X 3 7/8
  • For the strip: cut Soft Sea Foam 2 pieces of 2 1/2 X 3/4 and 1 piece 5 1/4 X 3/4
  • For the strip: cut DSP 2 pieces of 2 3/8 X 5/8 and 1 piece 5 1/8 X 5/8

 

 

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Happy Ice Cream

I very much enjoy making Fun Fold cards.  Today I have one to share that I have done once previously.  It is maybe more of a Fun Cut, than a Fun Fold.  But I enjoyed making it.

 

 

This card is made using the Sweet Ice Cream Bundle, as well as the matching Ice Cream Corner Designer Series paper.  The ice cream is cut using the Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch.  I really enjoy punches for quick cards.  They are great when making multiples as well.

The cut of the paper is my Fun Fold.  I have made the same Fold / Cut for a card once before when I used the Donkey stamp set during Sale-A-Bration.  You can see that card HERE.

A Bonus Tip for you :  Even though the cards look very similar, they are actually quite different.  For the donkey card I used a 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 piece of cardstock for the base and then added a 2 3/4 X 5 1/2 piece (scored at 1 1/4 on the 5 1/2 side) and then layered to the bottom front and covered the small folded section with a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock.  That added piece makes the barn door.

For this Ice Cream card, I began with a 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 piece of cardstock and scored it at 4 1/4.  I then used my Paper Trimmer to cut down the scored line 2 1/2.  I turned the paper and cut across the front panel.  This cuts off the top section of the front panel.  I used the cut off section and cut it down to 2 X 3 1/2 for the backing of the ice cream layer.  Two cards that look the same, but are created very differently.  Each method would work perfectly for the two cards.

Here is a view of the card open.

 

Here are all of the measurements for today’s card.

  • Base card of Blackberry Bliss is cut 5 1/2 X 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
  • Cut down the scored line 2 1/2 and then across the front panel.  This cuts away the top right section 2 1/2 X 4 1/4.  Cut this section to 2 X 3 1/2 for the ice cream layer
  • Inside White layer is 4 X 5 1/4
  • Front bottom flap White layer is 2 3/4 X 4
  • Front bottom flap DSP layer is 2 5/8 X 3 7/8
  • Ice Cream White layer is 1 7/8 X 3 3/8

 

Thank you for visiting today!   I believe most everyone loves ice cream and think this is such a fun card to make as well.  I hope you will give it a try.

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Awesome At Any Age

Today’s card is a simple masculine birthday card.  I see posts regularly asking about masculine cards with comments that they are difficult.  I agree somewhat in that quite a lot of the stamps seem to be geared towards females.  And we like to add embellishments to those cards.  I think of masculine cards as more “simple”.  I mean that to be just “less”.  I would love to know your thoughts.

 

stampin' up!, soar confidently, itty bitty birthday, well suited, jackie beers

 

This card is for a dear friend and I tried to adhere to the thoughts I expressed above.  I knew when I first saw the Soar Confidently stamp set that it would be great for masculine cards of any age.  Most guys I know love flight.  And when I saw this piece of the Well Suited Designer Series Paper, I immediately thought to stamp on it.  I love the grid look.

The strip of DSP is the opposite side of the grid paper.  I hesitated just a second because it is Poppy Parade.  But I knew it needed some color.  So the base of Pacific Point and the layer of Poppy Parade are both from that strip of DSP.

With the simple Memento Tuxedo Black stamped airplane, I needed a touch more of texture and brightness.  I went with the “Awesome At Any Age” sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set.  (I love all of the Itty Bitty sets!)  I tried all of the punches and came to the Label Me Fancy for the sentiment layer.  It made me think of military dog tags, which made it perfect since the friend is retired military.  For a backing layer I went back through all of the punches I have.  When I tried the Tailored Tag punch I was happy.  It frames the first tag almost perfectly.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have a great day and will come back tomorrow.

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