Cards - Birthday

Create a Flower Garden with Happy Birthday, Gorgeous

The Happy Birthday, Gorgeous stamp set is so versatile.  I love that you can make your own flower garden.  Today I have a great card that could really be changed to any occasion.

Happy Birthday  Gorgeous Flower Garden

This card uses 4 of the new In Colors for 2017-2019.  They all go so well together.

  • The card base is Thick Whisper White cut 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2.
  • Use a piece of the Tranquil Tide paper from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack.  This paper is 12 x 12 and features all of the new In Colors.  My paper measures 2 x 4 1/4.  Wait to adhere, but use the paper to help you determine where to begin stamping the flowers.  I put a light pencil mark just below where the top of the paper will go.
  • All of the flowers are from Happy Birthday, Gorgeous.  Use Lemon-Lime Twist for the stems.  For the flowers, stamp off the solid stamp and then stamp full force with the detailed stamp.  Use Powder Pink.
  • I'm not sure what the other flower is, but I'm calling it a thistle.  I used the 2017-2019 In Color Stampin' Write Markers to color directly on the stamp.  Use the Tranquil Tide and the Fresh Fig markers.
  • To make a little more height, add the leaves one of top of the other.  Do the same for the thistles.  It's so easy to do since the stamps are photopolymer.
  • The words are from Happy Birthday, Gorgeous stamped in Tranquil Tide.
  • The sentiment at the bottom is stamped on Whisper White and then punched out with the Pretty Label Punch.  Adhere with dimensionals.

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Here's the inside of the card.  It's all Happy Birthday, Gorgeous.

Happy Birthday  Gorgeous flowers

I love how this card turned out.  It's so easy and can be reproduced quickly.  This is another card that we made in class recently.

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Happy Birthday in Fresh Fig, Gorgeous

Did your heart just flutter when you saw the Happy Birthday Thinlits.  I love the font, and I love the size of it.  I had to have it.  How many times have I said that since the new catalog came out.  The truth is, I want it all!  In fact, as I write this post, I'm out of town for the weekend and my box has been delivered.  My son brought it in, but I'm not there to get it.  It's a little like vacation torture.  Patience!

Today's card uses the Happy Birthday Thinlits and the Happy Birthday, Gorgeous stamp set.

Happy Birthday  Gorgeous in Fresh Fig

You can't see it very well in the picture, but the words have Wink of Stella all over them.  Don't you love a little shimmer!

  • The card base is Fresh Fig cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.
  • The Whisper White layer measures 4 x 5 1/4.  Cut the Happy Birthday from the center of this layer.  It's a paper saver!  You will also use Wink of Stella around all 4 sides.  That will make it look like the whole layer shimmers.
  • The Fresh Fig layer is 3 3/4 x 5.  Run it through the Big Shot using the new Oh My Stars Embossing Folder.
  • Use Wink of Stella on the birthday words and then adhere with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.

Wink of Stella

  • The balloon is stamped in Fresh Fig on a white scrap.  This stamp is from the Happy Birthday, Gorgeous stamp set.  Use the Balloon Bouquet punch to punch it out.  I used the Silver Metallic Thread to just a little more glam.  Add one little piece as the string for the balloon.  Then add some behind the balloon.  Just wrap it around 4 fingers several times and slip it off.  Adhere to the back of the balloon where you have placed a dimensional.

Happy Birthday Gorgeous

The inside of the card is all from the Happy Birthday, Gorgeous.  The string for this balloon was drawn with the Fresh Fig marker from the 2017-2019 In Color Stampin' Write Markers.  There is a really cute curly string in the stamp set.  I didn't see it at first.  It's much cuter!

Fresh Fig Happy Birthday Gorgeous

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Color Fusers: We're Back!

The Color Fusers are back with a new blog hop!  I'm so excited!  We've taken a few months off, but we're back and ready to show off some of the new products in the new annual catalog!  Color is our thing.

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This month we are using the colors Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, and Whisper White.  We are allowed to leave out a color if we wish, so I am omitting Old Olive this time.  Here is my card.

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I'm featuring two new stamp sets this time, Happy Birthday, Gorgeous and Label Me Pretty.  I'll also be using the Pretty Label punch.  More on that later.

  • The card base is Basic Gray card stock.  It measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score it at 4 1/4 and fold.
  • You'll need a piece of Whisper White cut at 1 1/2 x 4 1/4.
  • Stamp the curly balloon string on the gray base and on the white piece wherever you like.  This adds a little interest to the background.
  • The two balloon stamps are found in the Happy Birthday, Gorgeous stamp set.  Stamp them in Bermuda Bay and Rich Razzleberry on Whisper White.  They pair with the smaller balloon on the Balloon Bouquet punch.  After punching them out, sponge around the outside with the matching ink.
  • The sentiment is from the Label Me Pretty stamp set.  Stamp the label design on white using Bermuda Bay.  Punch it out with the Pretty Label punch.  These two are available as a bundle.  You can save 10%!  The words are stamped in Rich Razzleberry on white.  Punch it out with the 1 1/4 circle punch.  Make a frame by punching Bermuda Bay with the 1 3/8 circle.  Glue it all in the center.
  • A frame is made for the label by punching two of the labels from Rich Razzleberry.  Cut them in half, one the short way and the other the long way.  

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  • Glue the ones for the top and bottom sticking out a little and then glue the ones that go on the sides. They'll also stick out a little.

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  • Did you notice the Rich Razzleberry twine?  I took the Solid Whisper White Baker's twine and dyed it.  I did it by putting the twine across the pad and rubbing with a dauber to color it and just repeating until all was colored.  Now, I must admit that this did not work perfectly.  It looks great on the card, but it was a mess.  I allowed the string to dry overnight, but it still left color on the card. Here's the inside after the card was closed.

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See the line across the card?  It could be because this color is so dark.  If you have the answer to this dilemma, please make a comment.  We all want to know!  I'm thinking that next time I'll try spritzing the twine.  The stamping inside the card are all using the Happy Birthday, Gorgeous stamp set.  This set also has the Happy Birthday Thinlits that pair with it.  I did not use them in this card, but it's the Happy Birthday words in a really cool font.  You will want it.  This also comes in a bundle with 10% off.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today and please continue on the hop. Melissa Kerman is next on the list.  She is so so talented!  You don't want to miss it!  Don't forget to go to the product list to order any needed supplies.  Hey, and follow me on Pinterest here.

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Saying Farewell NC Demo Blog Hop

It's so hard to say goodbye.  It just sounds so final, but it doesn't have to be.  More about that later.  The NC Demo Blog Hop is showcasing our favorite retiring products. I'm so glad you are here.  You'll see some great ideas for some of those items we just love.  I hope you'll go to all of the sites.

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So many great things are retiring to make room for all the new things.  When you see the catalog, if you haven't already, you will be so impressed!  Let's just say that my wish list is long.  I digress.  We're saying goodbye.  I chose to feature the Botanical Blooms stamp set and the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies.

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I love flowers.  But, you have to admit that there is a lot of cutting involved when using this pairing.  As one of my customers says, "It's labor intensive."  This card really wasn't that hard.

  • The card base is Basic Gray 5 1/2 x 8 /1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.
  • The diagonal stripe paper is from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack.  I think that might already be sold out.  Use the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut out 6 squares for the front of the card.  Go ahead and glue those down.  I did leave a little extra space down the middle so it would match the sides.
  • The sentiment is stamps in Basic Gray ink on Whisper White.  Again, using the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut out a circle.  Attach it with dimensionals.  The words are from the Balloon Adventures stamp set.
  • The colors used for the flowers and leaves are Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, and Rose Red.  Stamp the leaves in Old Olive before cutting them out with the framelits.  Some of these pieces were glued and some have dimensionals.  The centers of the flowers are the Brights Enamel Shapes and Metallic Enamel Shapes.  Some metallic shapes were placed here and there on the card, too.

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The inside of the card uses the sentiment from Balloon Adventures and a few more Rose Red flowers.

So, why don't you have to say goodbye?  The Botanical Blooms stamp set is 25% off with the cost being $12.75.  The Botanical Builders Framelit Dies are also on sale at 50% off with it's cost $16.50.  The Balloon Adventures stamp set is still available, too. Can you believe it?  You must go to the Product List and get these items while you still can.  Say goodbye after May 31st.

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I hope you'll continue on the hop.  You'll be so glad!  Tracie is next.  She is so talented!

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Fantastic Birthday Cards

When someone in our Luv 2 Create group has a birthday, we try to get together for a birthday dinner.  Of courses the best part is the birthday cards.  Kaye had a birthday on Saturday.  We got together last week.  This time our group was small, but the cards were great!  I just felt like I needed to share some of the cards and the creativity of our group!  I have three cards to share with you today.  Some of the cards may contain elements that are not Stampin' Up!, but that's OK.

The first card I want to share is from Martha.  At our last downline meeting, we made one of the Twist & Pop cards.  Martha used this to make her card.  We used a video found on YouTube recorded by Maymay.  You can find the link here.  These cards are striking, but they are not easy.  It takes time.  You should also know that Kaye is a lover of dogs, calling them her girls.  So here is the card.

Bella & Friends

This card features the stamp set Bella & Friends.  But the best part is what happens when you open it!

Bella & Friends inside

Here's a close up of the panels.  Isn't this fantastic!

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This next card was made by Lori.

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Lori is one of our fancy card makers.  Look at all of that beautiful copper and embossing.  It's beautiful!

This card was made by Debra.  She's my newest downline, but she has that card making fever.

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Do you see how she knotted the twine on the tails of the kites?  That's a great idea!

Thanks to Martha, Lori, and Debra for letting me share their creations.  Once again, Happy Birthday to Kaye!

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