Fun and bright birthday card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and quick birthday card featuring Itty Bitty Birthdays and Birthday Backgrounds stamp sets! What I love about the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set is that you have a variety of sentiments that you can easily coordinate with other products to create a fun birthday card. But, today I set out to make a quick card that you can easily make in a few minutes or make several of and just change the colors to have a stack on hand! 

The base layer is Whisper White cardstock cut at 4” x 5 ¼”and I chose four of the sentiments to create the background. I first stamped the sentiment in Pineapple Punch ink and then layered the sentiment on top in either Blueberry Bushel or Granny Apple Green inks. These are stamped slightly off, so there is no need to worry about lining them up just right:

For the rest of the card front you will need:

1. Granny Apple Green cardstock cut at 3” x 3”.

2. Whisper White cardstock cut at 2 ¾” x 2 ¾” to layer on top of the Granny Apple Green cardstock. The background is created by stamping the streamers in Granny Apple Green and confetti in Pineapple Punch inks.

3. Cut a piece of Pineapple Punch cardstock with the fourth smallest Stitched Nested Labels Die.

4. Stamp the sentiment on Whisper White cardstock in Blueberry Bushel ink and cut out with the third smallest Stitched Nested Labels Die. This will be layered on top of the Pineapple Punch cardstock piece.

5. Two of the silver Candle Embellishments.

Adhere the two layering square pieces together and then adhere to the stamped base cardstock:

Adhere the two stitched nested pieces together and then adhere in the middle of the square pieces with dimensionals:

This completed piece is then adhered to a Blueberry Bushel cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. Then adhere the two Candle Embellishments:

The inside sentiment is on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamped in Blueberry Bushel ink, the streamers are in Granny Apple Green ink, and the confetti is in Pineapple Punch ink:

Very quick and very easy! I know that some can “struggle” to make a more masculine card, but if you just use a basic stamp set and bright colors, you have a masculine type card. If you do not have the Stitched Nested Labels Dies, you can easily use a punch, or even just cut the sentiment and layering cardstock like I did with the square layering pieces. The added Candle Embellishments give it just that little added touch or you can also use adhesive backed sequins or enamel dots instead.

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It’s your day with Daisy Lane!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, that is a fun birthday card made with the Daisy Lane and Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set! When I set out to create this card, I already had an idea about what I wanted to do with the daisy and leaves, then thought combining the All Wired Up background stamp and the Corrugated Embossing Folder would be perfect! I also decided to go with more fall-like colors since Fall is right around the corner!

The base layer is Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamped with All Wired Up in Early Espresso ink, and I used my Stamparatus to help getting that completed look as in the past I’ve missed a spot or two. The next layer is Calypso Coral cardstock, cut at 3” x 4”, and embossed with the Corrugated Embossing Folder:

Additionally, you will need Very Vanilla cardstock to stamp the large daisy in Calypso Coral ink two times, punch those out and two more that are blank, stamp the leaves four times in Old Olive ink and fussy cut out, stamp the sentiment in Calypso Coral ink and punch out with the 1 1/8” Scallop Punch, layer Gold Foil under the sentiment with the 1 3/8” Scallop Punch, and then one of the Perennial Essence Centers for the daisy:

To assemble:

1. Adhere two of the leaves together at the top and two at the bottom to create the base for the daisy.

2. Adhere all four daisy pieces together with liquid glue, the two stamped daisies on top and the two blank pieces on the bottom, and then the floral center. Adhere the daisy on top of the leaves.

3. Adhere the corrugated cardstock to the base layer.

4. Adhere the daisy piece with liquid glue to the corrugated cardstock and then adhere the sentiment with a dimensional.

This completed piece is adhere to an Early Espresso cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

The inside is Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso ink, the stem is stamped in Old Olive ink, and the daisy is stamped in Daffodil Delight ink with Calypso Coral sponged on around the edges with Calypso Coral ink:

Don’t you just love the All Wired Up background stamp?? This can give your card a totally different look! I really like how the strip of corrugated cardstock accents this card so nicely!

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Wishing you a Delightful Birthday!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and sweet birthday card using three different stamp sets! Sometimes card and craft making can be a little like baking, you add a little bit of this stamp set, a little bit of that stamp set, and then top if off with a fun stamp set! Now you have your own recipe for a super cute card! Lol I will also show you a little trick to create a custom size label with the Stitched Nested Labels!

Your base layer for this card is this design from the Mosaic Mood DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the card front you will need:

1. Enough Mint Macaron Textile Ribbon to tie into a bow around the base layer DSP.

2. Three of the small butterflies from Butterfly Gala, stamp the solid background butterfly in Blushing Bride ink on Whisper White cardstock, stamp the outline and body in Terracotta ink, and then punch out with the Butterfly Duet Punch.

3. Stamp the sentiment in Terracotta Tile ink on Whisper White cardstock, cut out with the third largest Stitched Nested Label (see below for tip on custom cut down) and then cut out a layering piece in Blushing Bride cardstock with the second largest Stitched Nested Label.

4. To create a “custom” label, simply adjust the size by lining up the holes on the side, they align easily, and then use a piece of tape or sticky note to keep it in place. I cut out the Blushing Bride layer and then used the sentiment as a guide as to where is should be cut down to:

To assemble the card front, tie the ribbon into a bow, adhere the layered sentiment with dimensionals, adhere one of the butterflies to the sentiment and the other two with mini dimensionals to the DSP:

This completed piece is adhered to a Garden Green cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. I decided to use three of the small Terracotta Tile Faceted Dots on the layered sentiment piece:

The inside sentiment is on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamped in Garden Green ink, and adhere a ¾” x 4” piece of cardstock along the bottom, the same that you used on the front:

So, what do you think about my “recipe” to make this card?? While having a stamp set with coordinating DSP is fun and easy, change things up by using different stamp sets with the DSP!! 

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Quick and easy with Itty Bitty Birthdays

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy card to make with Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set! This fun and cute stamp set has 16 different sentiments, some can be used outside of a birthday card. I wanted to share with you a fun and easy card design featuring this stamp set and you can easily change the DSP to whatever kind you want to use!

I chose the Purple Posy gingham design from the 2019-2021 6” x 6” In Color DSP. I first cut a ¾” x 6” strip off one side, turned the paper, and then cut at 4”. This will give you three pieces, one at ¾” x 6”, one at 4” x 5 ¼”, and one at 2” x 5 ¼”, the 4” x 5 ¼” will be the base layer for this card:

You will cut a piece of Purple Posy cardstock at 2” x 5 ¼” and then a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 1 7/8” x 5” to layer on top of the Purple Posy cardstock:

I chose 5 sentiments and used my Stamparatus to line them up on the Whisper White cardstock, stamping them in Versamark Ink and heat embossing in Silver Emboss Powder. This piece is then adhered to the Purple Posy cardstock layer:

I used some Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon to tie a bow around the DSP (or cut enough ribbon to adhere across the front, tie some ribbon into a bow separately, and then adhere the bow with a glue dot), adhere the DSP to a Smoky Slate cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”, and then adhere the sentiment piece with dimensionals:

The inside is on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sentiment is stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed in silver, the ¾” strip of DSP is adhered across the bottom, trimming off the excess:

Quick and easy card, right?? If you don’t like to heat emboss, you can easily use a coordinating ink! This card is a great way to make a super cute card and use up your DSP!! 

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Fun fold card with the Come Sail Away Suite!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which an awesome fun fold card featuring the Come Sail Away Suite! This suite makes making those masculine cards so easy! What better way to show off this suite than to make a fun fold card? While this style of card may look complicated, it’s pretty easy and I’m going to show you each step on how I made this card, so let’s get started!

Your card base is Seaside Spray cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½” and at 2 ¾”:

You will have a smaller card base, which is Night of Navy cardstock, cut at 3 ¾” x 7 ½”, and scored at 3 ¾”:

For this smaller card base, fold the card in half at the score line, and the opening will be facing left. I chose this design from Come Sail Away DSP, cut at 3 ½” x 3 ½”, and the lighthouse is stamped in Soft Suede ink on Crumb Cake cardstock, cut out with the coordinating die. The DSP is adhered to the card front and the lighthouse is adhered with dimensionals:

For the inside of the smaller card base, cut a piece of Whisper White and Seaside Spray cardstock at 3 ½” x 3 ½”. The sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays is stamped in Night of Navy ink on the Whisper White cardstock. The Seaside Spray cardstock is embossed with the High Seas 3D folder, but before embossing, I used a sponge dauber with Night of Navy ink to color the folder, spritzed the paper with water, and then embossed. The two sailboats are stamped in Whisper White cardstock in Night of Navy ink, I used a blender pen to “pull the ink” from the shadows and fill ink, and then cut out with the coordinating die:

These are adhered to the inside with snail:

For the card base, you will need two piece of DSP cut at 2 ½”x 4” for the two small panels, the seagrass die is used to cut out of Sahara Sand and Mossy Meadow cardstock, the sentiment is stamped in Soft Suede ink on Crumb Cake cardstock and cut out with the 1 ½” Circle Punch, the sentiment die is used to cut out a piece in Soft Suede ink, and then you will need an anchor and boats wheel from the trinkets, I used some Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine to tie into knots on the anchor:

The two panel pieces of DSP are adhered to the cardstock and the seagrass is adhere to the inside panel:

The flap from the smaller card is going to go under the sentiment, so before adhering anything, I lined up the smaller flap and the sentiment piece so that I knew how far to the right the smaller card needed to go, but also where I could place the sentiment so that it would help close the card:

I used liquid glue (this is important) to adhere the smaller card to the card base, then that way I had a little wiggle room if I need to move the smaller card:

I used a clear block to help keep the card flap closed so that I could line up the sentiment with dimensionals. You do not want dimensionals all the way over to the right, you need to leave that space open for the flap:

Then I adhered the trinkets with glue dots:

Here is the completed card opened:

Now I could have used one more piece of DSP in between the Seaside Spray cardstock and the sentiment, but I liked it this way. Here are the measurements for this fun fold card so you can make your own!

Card base: 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½” and 2 ¾”

Inside base: 3 ¾” x 7 ½”, scored at 3 ¾”

Card base layers (cardstock or DSP): 2 pieces cut at 2 ½” x 4” and one piece at 4” x 5 ¼”

Inside card layers: 3 ½” x 3 ½”

For the flap, you will need a smaller piece with dimensionals

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Create a fun card with the Praiseworthy Prose Bundle!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which feature’s the new Praiseworthy Prose Bundle! As sad as I was when SU! retired the Letters for You stamp set and the Large Letter Framelits, I was so excited to see the new Hand Letter Prose Dies!! What is so great about these new dies, is that they are smaller and you can fit more letters on the front of your card! So, when you pair the Praiseworthy Prose stamp set with the dies, you really do have a variety of cards that can be made with this bundle!! After the card tutorial, I will share a few pictures about the dies so you can see for yourself how these are different.

The base layer for this card is this design from Mosaic Mood DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the card front, I used the letters to cut out the sentiment in Gold Foil and Mint Macaron cardstock, which I used my fine tip glue pen to adhere the Mint Macaron cardstock to the back of the Gold Foil letter. The sentiment is stamped in Soft Sued ink (you can either use a stampin’ write marker or mask the lines and stamp with your ink pad) on a ½” x 3” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock (I always keep the strips of VV and WW cardstock when I am cutting for the inside of a card), stamping each line one at a time and I just used my snips to trim the ends at an angle. I cut three strips of Soft Suede cardstock at 5/8” x 3 1/8” to layer under the sentiments, again using my snips to trim the ends at an angle. Finally, you will need enough Mint Macaron Textile Ribbon to tie into a bow around the DSP base layer:

To assemble the card front, I adhered the die cut letters across the middle of the DSP with my fine tip glue pen, tied the ribbon around the lower part of the DSP into a bow, adhered the sentiments with dimensionals, and then adhered this to the Soft Suede cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

The inside sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays is on Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” X 5 ¼”, stamped in Soft Suede ink, and the background stamp from Praiseworthy Prose is stamped in Mint Macaron ink:

Isn’t this bundle just awesome?? I almost didn’t get the stamp set, but then I thought about it and decided to get the bundle after all because they have some great sentiments! Now, I took some additional pictures of the dies so that if you have been considering these, maybe it might help you. 

The first picture is of all the dies on a 8” x 7” Magnetic Card (from Stamp-n-Storage), so you can see that the 43 dies fit on this:

The second picture is of the Mint Macaron cardstock that I used to die cut the letters and if you notice, there is no “outline” left on the cardstock from the dies. The dies from Large Letters Framelits always left the “outline” impression on the cardstock when die-cutting:

The last picture is of a few of the dies, showing how big these dies really are:

So, you can fit more letters for a bigger saying or even a couple of words on your card front, they are very easy to use, and a little bit more affordable! I definitely recommend these dies!!

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Fun fold card with Beautiful Promenade!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun fold card with the Beautiful Promenade stamp set and the Perennial Essence DSP! I decided to make this a birthday card with the sentiments from the new Itty Bitty Birthdays! If you missed it, this is a cute stamp set with classic, funny, and a little witty sentiments! Since most of my go-to birthday stamp set have retired, I thought these would be a great staple set to turn any card into a birthday card. 

To start, cut a piece of Petal Pink cardstock at 4 ¼” x 5 ½” for the base layer and then this design from Perennial Essence DSP at 4” x 5 ¼” to layer on top:

For the mini card, cut a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock at 4 ½” x 6 ½”, and scored at 3 ¼”:

For the card front, stamp the outline flower in Blackberry Bliss ink on Very Vanilla cardstock, carefully color around the edges with Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends and fill in with Light Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends (I used a very light touch around the Blackberry Bliss ink, it will bleed with the blends pen), use the leaf die from Beautiful Layers to cut out three in Mossy Meadow cardstock, some Silver Metallic Thread, and a coordinating piece of DSP cut at 1 ½”x 3 ¼” and used the edgelit die from Beautiful Layers:

To assemble the mini card, I first stamped the diamond shape background stamp in Blackberry Bliss ink along the side edges, adhered the leaves to the back of the flower, adhered to the DSP, adhered the metallic thread to the back of the DSP and then adhered this to the mini card front. I then heat embossed the sentiment in Silver Embossing Powder:

I adhered the DSP to the Petal Pink cardstock base and then adhered the mini card to the front:

For the inside, cut at piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 3” x 4 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink and stamp the flower in the corner, colored with Mossy Meadow and Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Write Markers:

Isn’t this a fun fold card to make? Perennial Essence DSP is so versatile and I just love it! I really can coordinate with a variety of flower stamps, I would never have thought to combine this stamp set with this DSP!!

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