Create a birthday card using Buffalo Check background stamp!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a more “masculine” themed birthday card using the new Buffalo Check background stamp! What I love about this stamp is how versatile it really is, you can use whatever color scheme and use for whatever occasion! This stamp really wasn’t on my radar from the 2018 Holiday Catalog, but after seeing examples for Halloween, Christmas, and even Baby cards, I decided this stamp is a must! The color scheme for today’s card was really just me seeing what stamping in Night of Navy ink on Call Me Clover cardstock would look like, so I just ran with it and created this birthday card!

To start, you will need Night of Navy cardstock cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Call Me Clover cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and stamped in Night of Navy ink with the Buffalo Check background stamp:

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For the front of the card elements, I used the sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set on Whisper White cardstock, heat embossed with Silver Emboss Powder, and punched out with the Tailored Tag Punch. Use the Everyday Label Punch on Night of Navy cardstock and then trim the rounded edge on the sides off, this creates a different look. I used one of each size of the True Gentleman Buttons, using Silver Metallic Thread thru the button holes, and you will use additional thread for the card front:

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I wrapped the Silver Metallic Thread around the base layer 3 times, using some snail on the back to adhere the ends, and layered and adhered the 2 punched images together, using dimensionals to adhere to the card base:

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Adhere the base layer to the card base and the buttons are adhered to the bottom corner with glue dots, use about 2-3 on each to help adhere them to the cardstock:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, the sentiment is heat embossed in Silver Emboss Powder and the rest of the images are stamped in Night of Navy, Call Me Clover, and Pineapple Punch inks:

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Wasn’t that a quick and easy card?? I can’t wait to continue to create with this new Buffalo Check background stamp! Whether it’s tone on tone or mixing ink and cardstock colors, so many possibilities!!

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Country Lane and Tin Tile

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a result of a “happy accident” while experimenting with the Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF, Shimmer Paint, and Stazon ink! I don’t know about you, but whenever I order a new embossing folder the first thing I do is emboss with it. I really like to see what the impression looks like on cardstock, so I will use either retired or current cardstock, just depends on what I’m experimenting with.

While I was putting all of my “goodies” away from my last order, I started researching on how to use the new Shimmer Paint from the Holiday Catalog and came up with an idea of sponging the paint directly on the embossed cardstock. I experimented with Gray Granite and Cherry Cobbler cardstock and used a Stampin’ Sponge with the Frosted White (leaves a pearlized finish) and Champagne Mist (leaves a light gold shimmer) Shimmer Paints on the embossed and debossed sides, which turned out nice, but then I thought about adding some ink to make it look a bit more tarnished. I wasn’t too sure about using Memento ink, so I used my Stazon ink pad and just dragged it gently across the paper and loved it!! I decided to use the embossed Cherry Cobbler cardstock with the Champagne Mist and Stazon to create today’s card!

For this card, start Crumb Cake cardstock for the card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Cherry Cobbler cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, embossed with the Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF, sponge Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, and lightly drag your Stazon ink pad across the raised images:

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The images from the Country Home stamp set are stamped in Memento ink on a piece of 2 ¾” x 4” Whisper White cardstock, colored in with Light and Dark Smoky Slate, Light and Dark Cherry Cobbler, Light and Dark Old Olive, Dark Crumb Cake, and Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. To give the watering cad and more “weathered” look, I used the Color Lifter to lighten it up a bit and the corners are rounded using the Detailed Trio Punch. I cut a strip of Country Lane DSP at ½” x 4”:

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For some added element, I used one of the Galvanized Clips and tied a piece of Braided Linen Trim in a knot, fraying the ends and the sentiment from the stamp set is stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink:

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The strip of DSP is adhered across the bottom of the embossed cardstock and then the stamped image is adhered on top with dimensionals:

The base layer is then adhered to the card base, make sure to use a strong adhesive when adhering embossed cardstock:

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For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 4” x 5 ¼” and then stamp the image in Cherry Cobbler ink across the bottom:

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Here are pictures of the results from my experimenting:

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Have you ever had a “happy accident”?? Don’t hesitate to play with products to create a totally new look!!

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!


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Something Spooky this way comes…

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which feature’s the Spooky Sweets Bundle from the 2018 Holiday Catalog! While Halloween is not for everyone, I however, LOVE Halloween, scary movies, and yes, Stephen King is my favorite author! Lol For me, making Halloween cards is the “kickoff” for the holiday seasons and the trick I learned a long time ago so that I would not get overwhelmed by the seasons, is to tackle one at a time. Since Halloween is first on the list, what made the Spooky Sweets Bundle a must is the Spooky Bats Punch. I just thought it was so stinking cute, especially if you punch them out using Black Foil Sheets!! Which brings us back to today’s card, which will show you how to create a super cute and “spooky” card!

You will need to first start with a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”. For the moon, use a sponge dauber with Pineapple Punch ink where you want the moon to be in your scene. I used the Twinkle Builder Punch (also coordinates with this bundle) and created a mask for the moon:

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To start creating the sky, use black ink (Archival, Memento) with a sponge dauber across the top, being careful to not fully ink around the moon:

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I repeated the process with Gorgeous Grape and Granny Apple Green inks and a sponge dauber across the cardstock, mixing the colors to blend so it looks like the sky is swirling with the colors:

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After coloring, you can remove the mask over the moon and by not coloring completely around the moon, it now looks like it’s “glowing”. The tree tops where created using the Lovely as a Tree stamp set in Memento Black ink. Stamping the trees in the middle will leave you enough room to stamp another tree on each side to make it look like a complete scene:

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The ”spooky clouds” are created with the background stamp from Spooky Sweets in Whisper White Craft ink. The bats are punched out in Black Foil and two of the bats are adhered to the front with mini dimensionals:

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This is then layered on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Gorgeous Grape DSP from the Brights 6’”x 6” Designer Series Paper and then adhered to a Basic Black card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, the moon is stamped in Pineapple Punch, the cloud is stamped in Gray Granite ink, the sentiment is stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink, and the remaining bat is adhered with a mini dimensional:

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Wasn’t that fun and easy?? If you don’t have the Brights 6” x 6” DSP, you can always use a piece of Gorgeous Grape cardstock instead! On a side note, the sky reminds me of the movie “Maximum Overdrive”, which is based off the book by Stephen King! lol

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!


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