Birthday Goodness

Today I’m featuring a yummy birthday card made with the Birthday Goodness stamp set pictured on page 62 in the 2019-2020 annual catalog. I love the images and type font in this set.

Purple Posy is my favorite of the five new InColors and I decided to use it as the main color for the card. One evening as I was searching for color combinations I came across some cards from a recent Color Fusers Blog Hop that featured Purple Posy, Seaside Spray and Soft Sea Foam and thought it was a soft, feminine color combination. While I love pastels, I tend to go a little brighter with my colors, so I decided to challenge myself and am pleased with how pretty the colors look together.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – Purple Posy cardstock cut at 4 1/4″ x 11″ and fold in half.
  • Cut another piece of Purple Posy cardstock at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″. Emboss with the Country Floral 3D Embossing Folder. Cut an 18″ piece of Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon and tie in a bow around embossed piece. Adhere to card base.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 2 3/4″ x 4 3/4″. Stamp image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Color image with Stampin’ Blends. I used Seaside Spray dark and light Blends for the roses, Purple Posy and Soft Sea Foam dark and light for the macarons and dark Petal Pink for the cream filling. For the cake stand I used dark and light Smoky Slate.
  • Die cut image using the next-to- largest die in the Stitched Nested Label set. Using the largest die in the set cut a piece of Soft Sea Foam . Adhere together. Attach to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Stamp the greeting with Seaside Spray ink and punch out with the Classic Label punch. Adhere to image with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. Add a few sequins from the Woven Threads Sequin Assortment for an extra-added touch.
  • Inside of card – Stamp a greeting from the set on piece of Whisper White cardstock cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″ with Seaside Spray ink.

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Tea Together

Hello! Today I’m sharing another tea-themed card we made at my Tea Time class recently. This card features the Tea Together stamp set pictured on page 49 in the Occasions catalog and the coordinating Tea Time Framelits Dies that you can get as a free Sale-A-Bration item with any purchase of $100. I also used the beautiful Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper shown on page 11 in the Occasions catalog. Included are 6 sheets of vellum, 3 each of 2 different single-sided designs and they are so lovely!

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Fresh Fig card stock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and fold in half.
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Cut a piece of the leaf pattern vellum at 1 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ and a piece of the Petal Pink and white vellum at 2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″. Adhere vellum pieces to white card stock.
  • Cut a piece of coordinating ribbon or card stock and place over the seam where the two pieces of vellum meet. I used a piece of Powder Pink ribbon (retired), wrapped the ends to the back and adhered with snail tape.
  • Stamp teapot, tea cup and large rose with Memento black ink on Whisper White card stock. Stamp small flowers two or three times onto teapot and stamp one or two of the unopened flower bud images onto the tea cup. Color all of the floral images using the following Stampin’ Blends markers: Rich Razzleberry dark and light, Blackberry Bliss dark and light, Old Olive dark and light, Color Lifter to lighten and shade selected areas.
  • Once all coloring is done cut the shapes with the Tea Time dies. Arrange pieces onto vellum piece and attach the piece to the card base.
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock at 4″ x 5 1/4″ for inside of card. Stamp a greeting of your choice. You can also stamp and color one of the small floral images on the bottom of the piece and adhere to card.

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Gingham Gala Card and Gift Box

Today I”m sharing a card and gift box I created with products from the Gingham Gala Suite pictured on pages 34-35 in the new Occasions catalog.  I love the Gingham Gala Designer Series Papers – the colors are so bright and cheery! For today’s projects I’m working with the Highland Heather paper.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – Thick Whisper White cardstock cut at 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Cut a piece of Highland Heather cardstock at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and attach to card base
  • Select one of the butterfly images from the Butterfly Gala stamp set and stamp onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock using black Memento ink.  You will note that each image has both a large and small butterfly on the same stamp.
  • Color butterflies with Stampin’ Blends.  For this card I used the dark and light Highland Heather and Pool Party markers and the light Old Olive marker.  It is very hard to see in the photo but I added clear Wink of Stella to both butterflies.  Stamp the middle part of the butterflies with black Memento ink.  I used the Stamparatus to line up the small stamps.
  • Punch both butterflies out with the Butterfly Duet punch, which includes both the large and small image on the same punch.  Add Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to the backs of both butterflies
  • Cut a piece of Pool Party cardstock at 2 1/2″ x 3 1/4″.  Cut piece of Highland Heather paper from the Gingham Gala at 2 3/8″ x 3 1/8″ and attach it to the Pool Party cardstock.  Cut a piece of Highland Heather ribbon and tie around piece.  This ribbon is in the Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack in the Sale-A-Bration catalog.
  • Cut a piece of Pool Party cardstock at 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″.  Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 2 3/8″ x 3 3/8″.   Attach butterflies to Whisper White cardstock.  Stamp the “a little note” greeting in Heather Highland ink.  Attach to Pool Party cardstock.  Add a few of the smallest size of the Gorgeous Grape Glitter Enamel Dots.
  • Attach the gingham piece to the bottom right of the card and then attach the butterfly piece on top of the gingham piece.

  • For the inside of the card I cut a 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ strip of the Highland Heather Gingham Gala paper and attached it to the left side.  I carefully inked up just the small butterfly with black Memento ink and stamped it in the lower right corner.

 

Here is the coordinating gift box that I created using the Window Box Thinlits on page 232 of the annual catalog.

 

Here are the steps to make the box.

  • Cut a sheet of Highland Heather cardstock at 8 1/2″ x 11″ in half to give you two pieces at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.  Using the Window Box framelit cut two pieces for the box.  This framelit cuts and scores at the same time.  Put the box together, folding at the score lines and adhering pieces together with either Tombow Multipurpose Glue or Tear & Tape.  Watch this video for complete instructions on how to put the box together.

  • Cut six 1 1/2″ squares of Highland Heather Gingham Gala DSP.  For the top of the box, trace the hexagonal shape of the framelit onto a piece of the DSP and cut out with a scissor.
  • Select one of the butterfly images from the Butterfly Gala stamp set and stamp onto Whisper White cardstock using black Memento ink.  For the box I stamped and colored two large butterflies and one small one.  I chose a different stamp for the box than what I used for the card.
  • Color butterflies with Stampin’ Blends.  I used the dark and light Highland Heather and Pool Party markers and the light Old Olive marker and added clear Wink of Stella.  Stamp the middle part of the butterflies with Black Memento ink, using the Stamparatus to line up the small stamps.
  • Punch the butterflies out with the Butterfly Duet punch.  Add Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to the backs of the butterflies
  • Stamp a greeting of your choice with Highland Heather ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I used the “you are amazing” greeting from the Amazing Life stamp set, pictured on page 28 in the Occasions catalog.  Punch out greeting using the Classic Label punch, pictured on page 210 in the annual catalog and add a few Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
  •   Adhere gingham pieces to box, adhere the two large butterflies to the top of the box, along with the greeting.  Adhere the small butterfly to the front of the box.

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