Sending Birthday Wishes

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Today’s card features the Sending Smiles Bundle from the new 2022-2023 Annual Catalog. This is a very versatile stamp set because it includes so many of what I would consider to be basic and most commonly used types of greetings. The floral images are easy to stamp and are sure to bring cheer! I couldn’t wait to start playing with the new In Colors and love the combination of Parakeet Party and Orchid Oasis.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Orchid Oasis cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut a piece of the Parakeet Party plaid print from the 2022-2024 In Color Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to card front.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ and run through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the next-to-largest rectangle die from the Scalloped Contours Dies.
  • Stamp the larger leaf image in the Sending Smiles stamp set on the scalloped rectangled piece with Parakeet Party ink. Stamp the two flower images with Orchid Oasis ink. Stamp the centers of the flowers with Daffodil delight ink.
  • Cut a piece of Starry Sky cardstock at 2″ x 4″ and run through the Cut & Emboss Machine with the solid “Sending” die from the Sending Dies set. Cut a piece of Orchid Oasis cardstock at 2″ x 4″. Cut a piece of an adhesive sheet the same size and adhere it to one side of the cardstock. Run through the Cut & Emboss Machine with the open script “sending” die. Peel adhesive backing off the piece and carefully adhere it to the Starry Sky piece.
  • Adhere scalloped rectangle piece to card front. Adhere the “sending” piece to the bottom of this piece with liquid glue. Adhere three Orchid Oasis 2022-2024 In Color Matte Decorative Dots to the card front.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp the birthday greeting with Starry Sky ink. Stamp the smaller leaf in the lower left corner with Parakeet Party ink. Stamp the flower with Orchid Oasis ink and stamp the inside of the flower with Daffodil Delight ink.

This is a quick and easy card to make. Give it a try with different color combinations!

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Seas the Day Birthday Card

Hello! Last Sunday my father turned 100 years old! He is a wonderful man and I treasure every minute I’m able to spend with him. I set up a Zoom gathering so that family and friends could join in the celebration and we had a great time reminiscing. One of my most favorite stamp sets for making cards for men is Sailing Home and I decided to use the light house as focal point. I also thought that the large frame die in the Sea Dies from the Seas the Day bundle would be a perfect accent. The Simply Marbelous Designer Series Paper, one of the free Sale-A-Bration items, made for a great background piece because it looks like water. I used bits and pieces from several other stamp and die sets, making this card a mashup!

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Misty Moonlight cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut a piece of Balmy Blue cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Run through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine with the large frame die from the Sea Dies set. Use a sponge dauber or blending brush and Shaded Spruce ink to lightly accent the seaweed pieces at the bottom of the frame.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″. Stamp the lighthouse from the Sailing Home stamp set with Basic Gray ink. Run through die cutting machine with the coordinating die from the Smooth Sailing Dies set. Brush Wink of Stella over the image.
  • Stamp greeting from the Handsomely Suited stamp set on scrap piece of Basic White cardstock with Misty Moonlight ink. Cut out with any die or punch that will fit the greeting.
  • Cut a piece of the Balmy Blue paper from the Simply Marbleous DSP at 4″ x 5 1/4″. At the bottom third of the paper, stamp the sand image from the Oceanfront stamp set with Crumb Cake ink multiple times. Stamp the long leaf image on the right side of the paper with Shaded Spruce ink three times. Stamp the seagulls from the Sailing Home stamp set in the upper middle of the paper with Misty Moonlight ink two times.
  • Place the lighthouse on the DSP and then place the frame over it to position the lighthouse. Once it looks good, remove the frame and adhere the lighthouse. Adhere the frame over the DSP. Adhere piece to card base.
  • Adhere the greeting with dimensionals. Adhere a variety of Pebbles Enamel Shapes around the bottom of the frame.
  • For the inside of the card, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp greeting from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set. This set has a wonderful variety of greetings for all occasions. Stamp Happy Birthday on scrap piece of cardstock . I used the greeting from the Artistically Inked stamp set and cut the words apart.
  • For the numbers, cut a piece of an adhesive sheet the same size as a scrap piece of Misty Moonlight cardstock. Use the numbers from the Playful Alphabet Dies and run through the die cutting machine. Arrange the words and numbers and adhere. I also used part of the remaining piece of DSP to cut a strip at 3/4″ x 4″ and adhered on the reverse side at the bottom of the piece. Adhere entire piece to inside of card.

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Artistically Inked Best Wishes

Hello! It’s been over two weeks since my last post. Some of my readers know that I run an information consulting business and I never know when work will come my way, which is what happened shortly after that post! I was also preparing to do a business presentation last week, so had to put my blogging on a short hiatus. With that said, I’ve been busy all month since starting up in-person classes again. It has been great to see my customers once again and to meet a few new customers from 2020 in-person for the first time! I have a bunch of projects that I will be sharing in more upcoming blot posts. Today’s project is another card I made with the beautiful Artistically Inked Suite.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut piece of Polished Pink cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock at 4″ square. Cut piece of Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper at 3 7/8″ square and adhere to Pear Pizzazz square.
  • Cut another piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock at 3 1/4″ x 4″. Cut piece of Basic White cardstock at 3 1/8″ x 3 7/8″. Stamp the “best wishes” greeting from the Artistically Inked stamp set with Evening Evergreen ink in bottom right corner. Adhere to Pear Pizzazz cardstock.
  • Stamp all of the floral pieces on Basic White cardstock. Stamp the large flower with Polished Pink ink, stamping off once before stamping onto the cardstock. I found that the color was too intense for my liking without stamping off to tone it down a bit. Use the small stamp with the dots for the center of the flower. Stamp with Pale Papaya ink. Stamp the smaller flower with Pale Papaya ink. Stamp two double leaves and one single leaf with Evening Evergreen ink. Die cut all of the images with the Artistic Dies.
  • Make the flower collage by first adhering the leaves under the Polished Pink flower with Mini Glue Dots. Adhere the Pale Papaya flower to the Polished Pink flower with liquid glue. Adhere the collage to the greeting piece with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Cut a 20″ piece of Polished Pink Open Weave ribbon and tie in a bow around the DSP piece. Adhere to card front. Adhere the floral piece over the DSP piece. Embellish with a few Pale Papaya Genial Gems.
  • Cut piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp the small flower grouping in lower left corner with Polished Pink ink, stamping off once before stamping onto cardstock. Stamp the birthday greeting from the Sunny Sentiments stamp set with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I love the greetings in this stamp set, which can be found on page 38 in the 2021-2022 annual catalog. This has quickly become one of my new “go to” greeting sets! Adhere to inside of card.

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Fine Art Floral Cards

Hello! Today I’m sharing two cards I made with the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper and the Golden Garden Designer Specialty Acetate from the Fine Art Floral Suite. The DSP is beautiful on its own, however, the acetate adds a wow pop of gold! I used two different sheets of the DSP and the coordinating acetate sheets. I made a bunch of these cards so I could have a few extras on hand.

Here is how I made the cards.

  • For the card bases I chose a few different colors of cardstock that coordinated with the DSP. For these two cards I used Poppy Parade and Flirty Flamingo. Cut cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut one piece each of Flirty Flamingo and Poppy Parade cardstock at 1″ x 4″.
  • Cut piece of Basic White cardstock at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and adhere to front of card base.
  • Overlay the acetate sheet over the DSP to make sure that the two designs line up in the right direction. Once that is done, put the acetate sheets aside and cut strips of the DSP at 4″ x 12″ and then cut the length of the strip down to 5 1/4″. You will get two full pieces per strip.
  • Cut strips of the acetate sheets at 4″ x 12″ and then cut the length of the strips down to 5 1/4″. You will get two full pieces from each strip. Match each of these pieces with the coordinating DSP pieces.
  • To adhere the acetate to the DSP adhere a few mini glue dots on the back of acetate sheet in spots where they will not show.
  • Stamp greetings from the Art Gallery stamp set on scrap pieces of Basic White cardstock with Flirty Flamingo and Poppy Parade ink. Cut with the label dies from the Floral Gallery dies. I used the thank you and birthday greetings. Adhere to the 1″ cardstock strips. Adhere strips to the DSP pieces. I didn’t want the large flowers to be covered up by the strip so for each piece I adhered them either higher up or lower down.
  • Cut a 24″ length of Fine Art Floral ribbon and tie in a bow around the DSP piece over the cardstock strip. Trim ends. This ribbon is so soft to work with and adds a touch of elegance to the cards.
  • Adhere DSP piece to the Basic White cardstock piece on the card front.
  • Cut another piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and stamp a greeting or leave blank. I decided to leave the cards I made blank so I could personalize them for each recipient.

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[103579]
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Handsomely Suited Polo Shirt Cards

Hello! I needed a few masculine birthday cards so I turned to the Well Suited Suite in the mini catalog. I saw a few cute cards made by Tina Zinck and Michelle Strazds on Pinterest that were made to look like polo shirts and CASEd them, making a few changes. I did one in Night of Navy and the other in Smoky Slate. They were a lot of fun and very easy to put together!

Here is how I made the cards.

  • Card base – cut piece of Night of Navy or Smoky Slate cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut piece of Well Suited Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Cut a “V” in the center. I used the collar die from the Suit and Ties Dies and made the “V” by centering the die at the 2″ mark, slightly below the top of the DSP, traced with a pencil and cut out with Paper Snips.
  • Die cut collar and long strip with either Night of Navy or Basic Gray cardstock. The long strip will be used for the button placket. Trim the strip to 2″ and adhere to DSP below the center of the “V.” Adhere collar piece.
  • Die cut pocket from DSP and die cut the contrasting trip with the small strip die. Adhere to top of pocket. Adhere to DSP base.
  • Die cut Basic White buttons with the button die. There are six buttons on the one die so I used three for each card. Adhere them to the placket. I used the putty tip on the Take Your Pick tool to pick up each button, place them on Mini Glue Dots, and then onto the placket.
  • For the Night of Navy card stamp the birthday greeting from the Handsomely Suited stamp set with Night of Navy ink on scrap piece of Basic White cardstock and punch out with the Tailored Tag punch. Adhere to DSP base. Adhere DSP piece to Night of Navy card base.
  • For the Smoky Slate card stamp the birthday greeting with Basic Gray ink. Punch out with the Tailored Tag Punch. Punch another tag with a scrap piece of Basic Gray cardstock. Cut in half horizontally. Adhere one piece to top of tag and the other piece to the bottom of the tag so that it frames the Basic White tag. Adhere to DSP base and adhere entire piece to Smoky Slate card base.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Leave blank or stamp a greeting and adhere to inside of card.

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[103579]
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Fine Art Floral Happy Birthday

Hello! Today I have two birthday cards for you that feature the Fine Art Floral Suite. I used the same layout for both but changed up the colors. I used the pink tones for one and the blue tones for the other.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut piece of Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and adhere to front of card. Cut another piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock at 2 7/8″ x 4 5/8″. Cut a contrasting piece of Fine Art Floral DSP at 2 3/4″ x 4 1/2″ and adhere to Flirty Flamingo piece.
  • Use the Art Gallery stamp set and stamp the flower with Petal Pink and Flirty Flamingo ink. Stamp the leaves with Old Olive ink. Cut out with coordinating dies from the Floral Gallery Dies set. Stamp birthday greeting with Flirty Flamingo ink on scrap piece of Basic White cardstock. Cut out with one of the labels in the dies set.
  • Adhere greeting at bottom of the smaller card front. Arrange leaves and flower. Adhere leaves and then adhere flower with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Cut a length of Organdy Striped Ribbon and tie in bow around the piece. Adhere piece to card front.

Follow the above steps to make the blue version of the card.

  • Card base – Night of Navy cardstock, Pool Party cardstock for smaller card base
  • DSP – select papers from the blue family in the set
  • Ink – Mossy Meadow for the leaves, Night of Navy and Pool Party for the flower. Night of Navy for the birthday greeting.
  • Ribbon – Pool Party Sheer Ribbon

For the inside of both cards:

  • Cut piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • Stamp sentiment from the Happy Thoughts stamp set with Night of Navy /Flirty Flamingo ink.
  • Stamp small flower in lower left corner with either the Night of Navy/Pool Party combination or the Flirty Flamingo/Petal Pink combination of inks. Adhere to inside of card.

Which one do you like better – the pink or the blue? Please feel free to leave me a comment!

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Handsomely Suited Birthday Card

Hello! Today I’m sharing a fun card I made with products from the new Well Suited Suite. This is a great suite for making masculine cards for many occasions. The Handsomely Suited stamp set has a nice variety of greetings and type fonts and the Designer Series Paper is fabulous! The fabric designs for the men’s suits, shirts and ties are so realistic. I made this card for my father, who will be celebrating his 99th birthday this Saturday – it is hard to believe!!

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Basic Gray cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut a piece of Well Suited DSP at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and adhere to card front.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ and using the third largest rectangle from the Stitched Rectangles dies, run it through your embossing machine.
  • Select three different pieces of DSP and from each, die cut the bow ties with the large bow tie and small knot dies from the Suit & Ties Dies. Adhere the knots to the bow ties. Adhere two of them to the top part of the rectangle. Adhere one to the bottom of the rectangle, leaving space in between for the greeting.
  • Stamp greeting on scrap piece of Basic White cardstock with Basic Gray ink. Punch out with the Tailored Tag punch. This is one of my all-time favorite Stampin’ Up! punches! To add a touch of contrast, punch another tag from a scrap piece of Basic Gray cardstock. Cut in half horizontally. Adhere one half to the top of the tag and the other half to the bottom of the tag, leaving just a little bit of the gray showing.
  • Wrap a piece of Night of Navy Twine around the blank section between the bow ties four times. Start wrapping from the back of the piece, taping the tail down with Scotch Tape or Tear and Tape. After the fourth wrap, cut twine from the spool and tape again.
  • Adhere piece to card front. Adhere the greeting over the twine with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and stamp a greeting with Basic Gray ink. Stamp a bow tie with Night of Navy ink in bottom left corner. Adhere to inside of card.

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Paper Snips
[103579]
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