Birthday card with bling!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun birthday card with lots of bling! Rose Glimmer Paper, Rose Metallic Thread, and Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems are the perfect elements to make any card shine! This is also a great way to use any scraps of DSP that you may have or to make multiples just cut a 2” strip of DSP and then cut that down into 2” x 2” squares.

The card base is Crumb Cake cardstock, cut to 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is this design from the Petal Promenade DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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For the card front, you will need some Petal Pink Metallic Rhinestones, Rose Metallic Thread, a 2” x 2” piece of Petal Promenade DSP, use the fourth largest scalloped square from the Layering Squares Framelits, and stamp the sentiment from Happy Birthday Gorgeous on a piece of Whisper White cardstock in Crumb Cake ink, punching out with the Classic Label Punch. Tip-You can always use the fifth largest square from the Layering Squares Framelits instead, the glimmer paper will cover that up:

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To assemble the front, use liquid glue to adhere the DSP to the glimmer paper and adhere the sentiment with Mini Dimensionals. I wrapped the metallic thread several times around the base layer, placing some adhesive on the back to keep the ends in place:

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The base layer is adhered to the card base, the layered squares are adhered with dimensionals, and then I added one of each shape of the rhinestone gems:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock and stamped in Blushing Bride and Crumb Cake inks, which are from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set:

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Another fun and easy card that your recipient will surely love! One more helpful tip, if you are mailing this card, I place a piece of printer paper over the front to help the envelope and card from being damaged in the mailing process!

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Quick and easy card with Happy Birthday Thinlits

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy birthday card made with the Happy Birthday Thinlits! This card is quick and easy to make, whether you are pressed for time and need to make a card or are replenishing your birthday card stock! After realizing that I really only have two birthday stamp sets (that are current), it was time to take a look at what I wanted to purchase. I really wanted a stamp set that was versatile, had some fun sentiments, and was easy to create with. After what seemed like hours of agonizing search (total exaggeration, but when you are trying to decide and narrow sets down it does seem like it, lol), I decided on Happy Birthday Gorgeous, the coordinating Happy Birthday Thinlit, and Birthday Backgrounds. If you missed this stamp set, like I did, you should really take a second look! I’ve made several cards with this set now and I just love it! Since I already have the Balloon Bouquet and Classic Label punches, that just made this stamp set even better in my book because the punches also coordinate with the stamp set. More bang for your buck, right??

When creating today’s card, I decided to use the Petal Promenade DSP because of all the beautiful flowers and when you combine this with the Tufted Dynamic TIEF, and rose-colored bling, you get a stunning card!!

The card base is Petal Pink cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. The base layer is Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Tufted Dynamic TIEF:

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For the front of the card, I cut a piece of the Petal Promenade DSP at 2” x 4”, some Rose Metallic Thread, and used the Happy Birthday Thinlit to cut out of the Rose Glimmer Paper. TIP-I cut a piece of the Sizzix Adhesive sheet and adhered to the back of the glimmer paper before cutting out with the thinlit. This makes it much easier to adhere, unless you are using dimensionals:

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To put the front of the card together, I adhered the base layer to the card base, put some adhesive on the back of the DSP for the Rose Metallic Thread and then adhered this to the embossed base layer. I adhered the glimmer paper sentiment on top of the DSP (just peeled the backing off and voila!) and then added a couple of the Petal Pink Rhinestone Jewels:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Very Vanilla cardstock, the sentiment from Happy Birthday Gorgeous is stamped in Blushing Bride ink and the flower from Beautiful Promenade stamp sets are stamped in Petal Pink ink:

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So simple and easy, yet a stunning birthday card that your recipient will surely enjoy!

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Soft and Subtle with Abstract Impressions

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a soft and subtle birthday card using the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies! The Fall weather is finally sticking around here in Coastal Virginia, but I thought I’d change things up and create a fun and easy birthday card using soft and subtle colors. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to make, so I sat down with my pack of Brights 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper, decided on Coastal Cabana, and then set out to figure out what colors would coordinate with Coastal Cabana, choosing Petal Pink and So Saffron. Now that I had my color combo, I thought that the butterfly and flower thinlits from the Springtime Impressions Thinlit Dies would work perfectly to create this birthday card!

The card base is So Saffron cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Petal Pink cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed using the Tufted Dynamic TIEF:

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The next layer is this Coastal Cabana design from the Brights 6” x 6” DSP, cut to 3” x 3”:

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For the front elements, I used a piece of Champagne Foil Sheet to cut the butterfly, used the flower thinlit to cut a flower from Petal Pink, So Saffron, and Coastal Cabana cardstock, and stamped the sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday in So Saffron ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and punched out with the Classic Label Punch:

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To assemble the front, adhere the 3” x 3” DSP to the embossed cardstock and adhere the foil butterfly with mini dimensionals:

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Adhere the flowers with the Fine Tip Glue Pen, add a Clear Rhinestone Jewel to the middle (I used the 4mm), and then adhere the sentiment with mini dimensionals:

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This piece is then adhered to the card base with dimensionals:

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For the inside, I chose the sentiment from the Special Celebrations stamp set in So Saffron ink on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock. The flowers in the corner are from the Abstract Impressions stamp set, that I sponged So Saffron on the first step of the flower and then sponged Petal Pink and Coastal Cabana ink on the second step of the flower with Sponge Daubers. I chose to sponge the color onto the stamp instead of stamping directly onto the stamp pad because I felt sponging gave it a much softer look:

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Here are the multiples I made, one of them I cut out the butterfly in Black Foil just to see what that would look like versus the foil. Which one do you like??

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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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Lilypad Lake Z Fold Pop-Up Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a super fun and easy Z Fold Pop-Up Card! I made this a birthday card for dearest sister-friend, who loves Lilypad Lake stamp set! I’ve posted on Facebook a couple of other cards that I made, so I figured why not show you how easy it is to make, which you can do out of ONE piece of cardstock!

The card base is Balmy Blue cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 2 ¾” and at 5 ½”:

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The front fold is Balmy Blue cardstock, cut at 2 1/8” x 11”, and scored at 2 ¾” and at 5 ½”:

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The inner strip to create the “pop-up” part is Balmy Blue cardstock, cut at 2 1/8” x 11” and scored at 7/8”, 3 5/8”, 4 1/8”, 6 7/8”, 7 3/8”. You will then fold into a “Z” and use strong adhesive on the “mountain” of the folds (I used Tear & Tape):

The panels for the card base are Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and 2 pieces cut at 2 ½” x 4”:

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For all the card base panels I wanted to make them look like the sky, so for the two smaller panels, I placed them next to each other and created a mask for clouds using the cloud dies from the Up & Away Thinlit Dies and sponged Balmy Blue ink onto the cardstock:

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For the bigger panel, I first used a sponge dauber with Pineapple Punch ink in the upper left corner and then used the sun stamp from Lilypad Lake in Crushed Curry, stamping several times for the effect. I then used the same cloud masks with a Stampin’ Sponge and Balmy Blue ink for the rest of the sky:

Since I knew I was making the bird from Lilypad Lake stamp set into a Heron, I wanted to make it look like he was “walking on a dock” for the front fold piece, so I used a piece of Wood Textures 6” x 6” DSP cut at 2” x 5 ¼”, embossed it with the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF, and then sponged Early Espresso ink to give the embossing a darker definition:

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For the smaller two front fold panels, I cut two pieces of Whisper White cardstock at 2” x 2 ½”, sponged Balmy Blue ink, and then used the wave stamp in Balmy Blue and Blueberry Bushel inks. I also stamped the wave stamp in Blueberry Bushel ink on the front panel of the inner strip:

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I stamped the Heron in Memento Ink and then colored with Light and Dark Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends. I stamped the sailboats 5 times in Memento Ink and then colored them in with Light and Dark Pineapple Punch, Light and Dark Call Me Clover, Light and Dark Poppy Parade, Light and Dark Highland Heather, Light and Dark Lovely Lipstick, Ivory, Bronze, Light Granny Apple Green, Light Bermuda Bay, Light Night of Navy, Dark Pool Party, Dark Petal Pink, Dark Flirty Flamingo, and Dark Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends Markers:

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Attach the panels to the card base and to the front fold base:

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I used Tear & Tape on the ends of the front fold and then attached to the card base:

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Next place the inner strip in the “box”. The easiest way I have found to make sure this piece is correct and the card folds over, is to adhere the end pieces first, and then fold the card closed and the two inner pieces will adhere correctly:

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The final step is to adhere the Heron and all the sailboats! For the inner strip, I used glue dots at the bottom of the boat and then for the front fold panels I popped the smaller ones and the Heron up with Mini Dimensionals. I also used Wink of Stella on all 3 of the front fold panels:

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After I put this all together, I felt like it needed a little bit more. So, I used the birds from the High Tide stamp set and heat embossed the sentiment from the Rooted in Nature stamp set in Copper Embossing Powder on Whisper White cardstock. This was then cut out with the smallest circle from the Stitched Labels Framelits and I also used the heart framelit from this set to cut out from Copper Foil Sheets:

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I just love how this turned out! Now I will admit these are not my instructions, I got them from Splitcoast Stampers! Having great instructions make it so easy to make and share creative ideas!!

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Heat Embossing with Rooted in Nature

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy card featuring the Nature’s Poem Suite. This is a great “any occasion” card that uses the front and back of one sheet of Designer Series Paper from Nature’s Poem, creating a very soft look, and I heat embossed the leaves in white to coordinate with the DSP.

To create this card, start with Crumb Cake cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

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The base layer of DSP is cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and the next layer of DSP is cut at 3 ½” x 4 ¾”:

For the sentiment and leaves, stamp the sentiment from Rooted in Nature on Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the largest Stitched Labels Framelits die, cut a piece of 3/8” Classic Weave Ribbon in Crumb Cake long enough to wrap around the bigger piece of DSP, and then on Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, and Cajun Craze cardstock, stamp the leaves in Versamark ink and heat emboss with White Emboss Powder, then cut out with the coordinating die from Nature’s Roots Framelits:

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Adhere the two layers of DSP together, adhere the ribbon across (Hint-to help keep the ribbon in place, I use some adhesive along the backside of the ribbon), and then adhere this piece to the card base:

I used glue dots to adhere the leaves to the front and back of the sentiment piece and used dimensionals to adhere to the card front and added 3 of the Gold Metallic Pearls:

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The inside of the card is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and I adhered a leftover strip of the DSP along the bottom, leaving this open for any occasion:

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That was quick and easy! The sentiment really makes this for any occasion, birthday, condolences, pick me up, and well, you get the picture!

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Birthday Card in a Box!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a special Birthday Card in a Box that I made for my younger son’s birthday! He only had two requests for his birthday: 1) I make him a super cool card and 2) send him some baked goodies (he is currently stationed in Hawaii). I thought making him a Card in a Box would be perfect! I’ve made these in the past, however, I always struggled with the inside of the box and adhering the pieces straight and I thought someone out there in the crafting universe had to have come up with a template for the inside that is one piece and not 3. So off to Pinterest I went searching and luckily did not have to go far, thanks to Deb Valder (stampladee.com) who created a super easy template that I CASE’d and are sharing with you today!

The box base for this card is Basic Black cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and you will score at 2 ¾” on the 5 ½” side of the cardstock. Turn the cardstock to the 8 ½” side and at 2”, 4”, 6”, and 8” you will use your Stampin’ Trimmer to score to the middle score line and then cut the rest of the way down. This will give you a ½” piece which you will create the flap for the card, trimming part of the cardstock off:

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The insert for the box is a piece of Basic Black cardstock, cut at 2 ¾” x 8” and scored at ½”, 2 ½”, 3”, 5”, 5 ½”, and 7 ½” (I used my Simply Scored Scoring Tool). You will then fold the cardstock into a “Z”:

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For your layering pieces, you are going to need one piece for the back of the box (sentiment) cut at 1 7/8” x 5 3/8” and if you are going to have a two piece layer, then the second piece is 1 ¾” x 5 ¼”. For the small panels, you will need 10 pieces of each: cardstock 1 7/8” x 2 5/8” and DSP 1 ¾” x 2 ½” for all 10 panels:

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For the balloons, I used the Balloon Bouquet Punch to cut out Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, Basic Black cardstock, Gold Foil Sheet, and Gold Glimmer Paper, punching each color twice. I used Black and Whisper White Baker’s Twine for the balloon string, tying it around the front of the balloon and then securing it to the back with a glue dot, a ¾” piece of Window Sheet is adhered with a glue dot and then the second balloon piece is also adhered with glue dots. This will give you 4 large and 4 small balloons for the box:

The numbers are cut out of Gold Glimmer Paper using the Large Numbers Framelits (retired) and the spirals I created from Gold Foil, Gold Glimmer, and Lemon Lime Twist cardstock with the 1 ¾” punch, cutting around (like a spiral) with scissors:

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I used Tear & Tape Adhesive for the inside card flap (you want to use a strong adhesive for this) and then folded over to make the box:

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I then adhered all of the panels to the box:

For the insert you will need to use strong adhesive on the “mountain” part of the cardstock on each side (I ran out of Tear & Tape and used Sticky Strip-yes, I still have some left! Lol). Put the insert into the middle, with the ½” ends towards a front and back corner, and then “fold” the box over so the two middle pieces will adhere and will fold over when you put it in an envelope:

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For the decorating part, I used glue dots secure the balloons, stars (retired punch), and spirals. I punched out some more stars, adhered those to the inside flaps, and the sentiment from the Number of Years stamp set (retired) is heat embossed in Gold Embossing Powder on Whisper White cardstock:

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I do apologize for using some retired items that you may not have, however, since I used the Broadway Bound Specialty Paper for this, you could substitute other items from the Broadway Bound Suite!

I hope you enjoyed this card in a box tutorial as much as I know my son will enjoy receiving it!!

The 2018 Holiday Catalog will be live September 5th, so if you would like a complimentary copy please contact me for more details!!

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Number Of Years Photopolymer Bundle

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