Category Archives: Birthday

In Color Bouquet

Stampin' UP Beautiful Bouquet Bundle

Beautiful Bouquet Bundle

I designed this card for my friend’s birthday and had a lot of fun combining the In Color’s from the annual catalog and the Beautiful Bouquet Bundle elements.  I used a Basic Black card base and framed the bouquet with Berry Burst card stock.  It was then set on a Whisper White ruffled background.

The sentiment was from the coordinating stamp set in the bundle and was stamped in Tranquil Tide ink and punched out with the Duet Banner punch.

Stampin' UP Beautiful Bouquet Bundle

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World Card Making Day

World Card Making Day

This year the world celebrates the day on October 7, but one day wasn’t enough for Stampin’ UP!. For ten days (October 1–10), you get 15% off Notecards & Envelopes and select stamp sets.

Get 15% off these Note Cards & Envelopes and stamp sets!

ITEM DESCRIPTION COORDINATING DESIGNER SERIES PAPER (NOT PART OF THE WORLD CARD MAKING DAY SALE. GET DETAILS HERE.)
131527 (Whisper White)/ 144236 (Very Vanilla) Note Cards & Envelopes N/A
143931 (W)/ 143934 (C) Just Add Text Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper
143669 Daisy Delight Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper
143660 Birthday Delivery Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper
143650 (W)/ 143655 (C) Merry Mistletoe Be Merry Designer Series Paper
143840 (W)/ 143843 (C) Pieces & Patterns Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper
143677 Coffee Café Coffee Break Designer Series Paper
143937 (W)/ 143940 (C) Oh So Eclectic Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper
143799 (W)/ 143802 (C) Lots Of Love Whole Lot Of Lovely Designer Series Paper
143846 (W)/ 143849 (C) Graceful Garden Petal Garden Designer Series Paper
143726 Colorful Seasons Color Theory Designer Series Paper
143925 (W)/143928 (C) Wood Words Wood Textures Designer Series Paper
144807 Brightly Lit Christmas Christmas Around The World Designer Series Paper
  • Promotion period: October 1–10, 2017
  • The Fast Fuse Adhesive deal will not work when ordered on a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards. All other items may be added to a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards at the sale price.

Designer Series Paper Sale Buy 3 Get 1 FREE

  • Sale period: October 1–31, 2017
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to how many times participants can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free during this sale.
  • Participants can choose which three packages of Designer Series Paper they will order from the sale items and which package to receive for free.
  • Designer Series Paper purchased as part of a Starter Kit does not qualify for this sale.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards does not qualify for this sale.

Designer Series Paper Sale Items

CATALOG ITEM DESCRIPTION PRICE
Annual (P. 189) 144180 Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper $13.00 USD/$17.00 CAD
Annual (P. 189) 144137 Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper $11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Annual (P. 189) 144118 Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper $11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Annual (P. 188) 144111 Be Merry Designer Series Paper $11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Annual (P. 188) 144163 Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper $11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Annual (P. 188) 144155 Coffee Break Designer Series Paper $11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Annual (P. 188) 144185 Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper $11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Annual (P. 188) 144110 Whole Lot Of Lovely Designer Series Paper $11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Annual (P. 187) 144168 Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack $10.00 USD/$12.50 CAD
Annual (P. 187) 144193 Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack $10.00 USD/$12.50 CAD
Annual (P. 187) 144177 Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack $10.00 USD/$12.50 CAD
Holiday (P. 29) 144629 Christmas Around The World Designer Series Paper $11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Holiday (P. 49) 144613 Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper $11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD

The Cat’s Meow Giveaway

The winner’s were randomly drawn for the Cat’s Meow Giveaway.  Congratulations to:
K. Nagy (OH)
D. Conway (NY)
Your package of Glitter Enamel Dots is on it’s way.  Thanks for visiting my blog today.  Don’t forget my online shop is open 24/7!

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Price: $110.00

 

Party Time Card

Birthday Card featuring the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set

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Paper Craft Crew Challenge #253

Today’s party time birthday card color choices were inspired by the Paper Craft Crew Challenge blog.  I chose to use the Stampin’ UP versions of these colors: Tempting Turquoise, Island Indigo, and Mint Macaron.  To check out other cards on their blog for more inspiration, go to:

Paper Craft Crew Challenge #253

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Fab Friday Challenge #117

The card sketch that I chose for the card comes from Fab Friday.  To see more card sketches and see the cards from this challenge, visit:

Fab Friday #117

Washi Wonder

It was fun creating a lot of texture with this card.  I used the Pinewood Planks embossing folder for the backdrop in whisper white.  After cutting my large circle with the Stitched Shapes Framelits, I ran it through the Big Shot with the Oh My Stars embossing folder for even more texture.

Washi Tape is often overlooked in the catalog.  It is actually a versatile element in the crafting arsenal.  I used the Basics Pack 3 Washi Tape to create the whimsical banner behind the “50” element.  I lined up the washi tape on a scrap of paper, trimmed it down and punched the ends in a banner with the Banner Triple punch.  I also used it inside the card to add a punch of color. So simple!

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What do you think? What is your favorite use for washi tape?

Bonus Days

Woohoo! Time to get some more discounts for next month and finish off that wishlist.

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Christmas in July

Ho, ho, ho! Stampin’ UP’s Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to sign up to be a demonstrator! Sign up to be my new recruit and you will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks, and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $52!

As a special perk for becoming a demonstrator now through July 31st, you also receive the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 value)!

This special value will automatically be added to your starter kit when you sign up to be a demonstrator.

GREAT! Sign me up now!

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Happy Birthday Baker Card

Image of Baker from Birthday Delivery Photopolymer Bundle

Birthday Delivery Photopolymer Bundle

Buy these three coordinating products and save 10%. These nostalgic works of art you create with this beautiful and fun Birthday Delivery stamp set will make anyone wish they were having a birthday today.  You get 23 photopolymer stamps in the set.

You also get the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper where each sheet is double-sided for double the creative options. You get 12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs. The paper is 12” x 12”.  It is Acid-free which is perfect for scrapbooking as well.

Finally this bundle includes the Birthday Friends Framelits Dies.  You get 10 matching dies.  They also can cut images from the matching DSP.  The item number is 145294 and the total cost is $62.00.  Don’t forget to add it to your shopping cart today.

Birthday Delivery Photopolymer Bundle from Stampin' UP

Happy Birthday Thinlit

To get the gorgeous happy birthday sentiment for today’s sample card, run the Happy Birthday Thinlit through the Big Shot on the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and then once on the striped DSP from the Birthday Memories DSP pack.  Stack them on top of each other a bit askew. It creates a colorful shadow for the sentiment.

The little baker is stamped in Early Espresso ink, colored with markers and cut out on the Big Shot with his matching thinlit.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project sample.  Leave me a comment and don’t forget to visit my online store open 24/7.  Have a fabulous day!

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Emboss Resist Technique

Emboss Resist Technique features the Label Me Pretty Stamp Set

Inspiration Sources

Make sure to check out these great blogs for inspiration.  They have great layouts, color combinations and themes to choose from.  For the above card, I used the following blogs for inspiration.

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AAA Cards Game #92 Resist Technique

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Fab Friday 114

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CAS(E) this Sketch! #226

Emboss Resist Technique

Emboss Resist is a technique that creates a lot of impact for very little effort.   On a small piece of whisper white card stock, you simply stamp the Brushstrokes image in Versamark ink, sprinkle with clear or white embossing powder, and then melt it with a heat gun.

Using sponge wedges, sponge each of the five colors right over the top of the embossing.  Wipe the remaining ink off the embossed stripes with a paper towel.  So much fun while being a quick technique. Try it out!

Label Me Pretty Bundle

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Using the little label from the Label Me Pretty stamp set, stamp the curly cue in Fresh Fig ink and the sentiment “You’re the Best” in Tranquil tide.  Just punch it out with the coordinating punch.  I love that Stampin’ UP makes this so easy.  Top it off with a In Color Bitty Bow. I chose the Lemon Lime Twist one. Done!

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Eastern Palace & Wood Textures Combo

Eastern Palace Suite by Stampin' UP

Eastern Palace Bundles

Stampin’ UP has given both demonstrators and customers an exclusive early release of this great suite of products featuring the Eastern Palace Suite.  I have paired it here with the Wood Textures Designer Series paper.  The DSP changes the look of the suite completely.  I love it with the gold paper accent and the beautiful stickers that come in the bundle.

If you want the entire huge bundle of products, they are available until MAY 31st.   The premier bundle includes the new thicker very vanilla cardstock (FREE!) which is sure to be a favorite with card makers.

The products will then be sold individually in the new catalog that starts JUNE 1st.  If you would like a copy of the new annual catalog, send me an email.

Life is Beautiful

The sentiments used on this card are from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set that will be open for purchase to customers on JUNE 1st.  The sentiments are embossed with gold embossing powder.

Eastern Palace Suite by Stampin' UP

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Seaside Shore Birthday Card

Image of Birthday card featuring fish by Stampin' UP

A Mix of Old and New Products

This seaside themed birthday card features two of the new in colors: Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist.  The Happy Birthday thinlet is cut from the Serene Scenery DSP and it gives an ombre effect to the sentiment.

The fish are stamped on whisper white cardstock and cut out with paper snips.  The background is stamped using the seaweed and bubbles images from the Seaside Shore Stamp Set.

As a finishing touch, washi tape adorns the bottom as well as the new clear faceted gems.

Image of Birthday card featuring fish by Stampin' UP

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Price: $110.00

Timeless Tags Stained Glass Paper Flower

Image of Timeless Tags Stained Glass effect flower

Stained Glass Technique

This card demonstrates that paper piecing can definitely have the feel of stained glass.  For this card, I cut the flower tag from the Timeless Tags Thinlits Dies three times. One using basic black cardstock, and one each of the sugarplum glimmer paper and the mint macaron glimmer paper.

Using an oval cut with the Stitched Framelit dies as my base, I attached the black flower outline to the oval first and filled in the missing pieces with glimmer paper.   It is like putting the puzzle back together so to speak.

I hope you try out this technique. Let me know what you think in the comments section. I love hearing from you.

Get A Free Gift

Make an order of $50 or more using the hostess code: UYVHE63A through my online store, and I will send you a free gift. This offer is good through March 31st. Your free gift will ship in April. Remember that Sale-a-bration is still going on though the end of March so if you order $50 or more, you get a Sale-a-bration item FREE as well.

Become A Demonstrator

Now is the best time to join Stampin’ UP! During Sale-A-Bration, Stampin’ UP is sweetening the deal. They are sending you and additional 2 stamp sets in your starter kit. I am going to make it even sweeter- I will send you a Stampin’ Trimmer if you sign up under me as a part of my team! That is a $30 value! Hurry this offer is only valid through March 31st!

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Remember to remain a demonstrator you only need to sell $300 per quarter. You don’t even have to sell to other people. You can just be a hobby demonstrator and get the discount on great Stampin’ UP products just for yourself. I would love to have you join my team!

CLICK HERE TO JOIN MY TEAM!

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Nailed It Bundle

Nailed It Tools Card Image

Masculine Card

At times, it can seem like there are really limited options out there for making a masculine looking card.  Stampin’ UP has done a great job by creating this bundle of products to do just that.  Appropriately named the Nailed It Bundle, this stamp set and coordinating framelits make this task simple.

Pair it with the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder and you have a great looking card with minimal effort.  But no one else will guess that!

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A Great Tip

Here is a great tip to get a good impression from the embossing folder.  Before running the silver foil paper piece through the Big Shot in the dynamic embossing folder, spritz the white paper backing with a little water using the Stampin’ Spritzer. It will soften the paper enough so it won’t crack.

Remember that the sandwich for the Big Shot requires one less clear plate as the folder is a lot thicker.

Get A Free Gift

Make an order of $50 or more using the hostess code: UYVHE63A through my online store, and I will send you a free gift. This offer is good through March 31st. Your free gift will ship in April. Remember that Sale-a-bration is still going on though the end of March so with a $50 order you can get the Designer Tee Stamp Set (Item #143359) free. (see image below)

I used the Happy Birthday sentiment from this set for the tool card.

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Become A Demonstrator

Now is the best time to join Stampin’ UP! During Sale-A-Bration, Stampin’ UP is sweetening the deal. They are sending you and additional 2 stamp sets in your starter kit. I am going to make it even sweeter- I will send you a Stampin’ Trimmer if you sign up under me as a part of my team! That is a $30 value! Hurry this offer is only valid through March 31st!

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Remember to remain a demonstrator you only need to sell $300 per quarter.  You don’t even have to sell to other people. You can just be a hobby demonstrator and get the discount on great Stampin’ UP products just for yourself.  I would love to have you join my team!

CLICK HERE TO JOIN MY TEAM!

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Life Looks Beautiful On You

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Cupcakes & Carousels DSP Stack

This super simple card is using the fabulous Cupcakes & Carousels DSP paper stack.  I am loving the colors in this DSP.  It can be used in so many ways.

Today’s technique is simply to stamp the dancing girl image from the Beautiful You stamp set on very vanilla cardstock and the DSP.  I used early espresso ink for this.  I cut around the dress and hat with my paper snips on the DSP piece. Then you simply glue that piece on to the very vanilla piece to get the colorful dress image.  Then cut it out with the stitched shapes framelit and layer it with the Sale-a-bration glimmer paper in Bermuda Bay and another piece of the matching DSP cut in the square shape.  Pop them all up on dimensionals.

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Get A Free Gift

Make an order of $50 or more using the hostess code: UYVHE63A through my online store, and I will send you a free gift. This offer is good through March 31st. Your free gift will ship in April. Remember that Sale-a-bration is still going on though the end of March so with a $50 order you can get the glimmer paper free.

Become A Demonstrator

Now is the best time to join Stampin’ UP! During Sale-A-Bration, Stampin’ UP is sweetening the deal.  They are sending you and additional 2 stamp sets in your starter kit. I am going to make it even sweeter- I will send you a Stampin’ Trimmer if you sign up under me as a part of my team! That is a $30 value!  Hurry this offer is only valid through March 31st!

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 CLICK HERE TO JOIN MY TEAM!

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Carousel Birthday Wish

Image of Carousel Birthday Card

Color Palette

Featuring the new Occasions catalog Carousel Birthday stamp set from Stampin’ UP and the matching DSP paper stack, this handmade card makes for a special birthday. The colors in the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP stack inspired the color palette for the card.

Sentiments

The Carousel Birthday stamp set features two lovely old fashioned sentiments that go with the whimsical stamps in this set.  The inside of the card featured the second sentiment.

Image of Carousel Birthday Card Inside

The banners on the front of the card are hand cut.  The horse and the circus tent were fussy cut using paper snips and popped up on dimensionals. The ferris wheel image is stamp directly on the DSP using early espresso ink.

I hope you enjoy making today’s project.  If you currently do not have a demonstrator, I would love to earn your business.

Make an order of $50 or more using the hostess code: UYVHE63A through my online store, and I will send you a free gift.  This offer is good through March 31st. Your free gift will ship in April. Remember that Sale-a-bration is still going on though the end of March.

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