Quick and easy masculine birthday card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy masculine themed birthday card featuring the Buffalo Check Background stamp and the Winter Woods stamp set! It’s always hard this time of year to make birthday cards when you are in the midst of your Christmas crafting, so I thought I would take a couple of popular stamp sets from the Holiday Catalog to make this card!

You will start with a card base in Early Espresso cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

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The base layer is Soft Suede cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and is stamped in Early Espresso ink with the Buffalo Check Background stamp:

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The additional elements for the front of the card is a 6” piece of Copper Trim, the sentiment from Happy Birthday Gorgeous is heat embossed in Copper Emboss Powder on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out with the smallest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits, use the second smallest layering oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits to cut out the Copper Glimmer Paper, cut a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock at 3” x 3 ¾” and use the birch tree trunk stamp from Winter Woods stamp set in Early Espresso ink. I used my Stamparatus and the “hinge-step” technique for this and used my white watercolor pencil to slightly color the trunks so they stood out a little more on the cardstock:

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To assemble the card front, adhere the Crumb Cake cardstock to the Soft Suede base layer, adhere the Copper Trim across the bottom of the Crumb Cake cardstock, use liquid glue to adhere the layering ovals together, and then use a dimensional to adhere. TIP-I used Glue Dots to secure the trim to the front and back of the cardstock.:

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For the inside, the sentiment is from Happy Birthday Gorgeous and is heat embossed in Copper Emboss Powder. The pinecones are from Winter Woods and are stamped in Early Espresso ink:

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Wasn’t that quick and easy? It’s always fun to combine different stamps to create a great card! Have you been thinking about getting the Buffalo Check or Winter Woods sets? Then you will be happy to know that both of these sets are going to be carried over into the 2019 Occasions Catalog, along with a few other goodies from the 2018 Holiday Catalog! Yay!!

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To You & Yours-Paper Pumpkin Alternative p2

Hello and welcome to today’s cards, which are two more alternative ideas for the November 2018 Paper Pumpkin, To You & Yours. Both of these cards are very easy to make and you make two cards for the price of one! This is a great way to stretch out your Paper Pumpkin and incorporate just a few additional supplies. So, let’s get started!

For the card on the right, you will cut a piece of Garden Green cardstock at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and score at 4 ¼” for your card base:

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The base layer is actually the pre-cut and scored card base that I cut down to 4” x 5 ¼” and embossed with the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF:

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The next layer is the Cherry Cobbler plaid layer, cut in half at 2 5/8”:

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For the front sentiment, you will use one of the circle vellum pieces, tie a piece of the Cherry Cobbler braided ribbon in a bow, two of the die cut pine boughs, the larger adhesive backed sequins, and the die cut square, stamping the sentiment in Garden Green ink and the star in Daffodil Delight ink:

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The vellum circle is adhered behind the sentiment, the pine boughs are adhered to the back, and the bow is adhered to the front, all with glue dots:

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This is then adhered to the plaid base and then I adhered a sequin in each corner:

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The embossed base layer is adhered to the card base and then the sentiment piece is adhered with dimensionals towards the bottom right corner:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, stamped in Garden Green and Daffodil Delight inks:

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For the card on the left, the base layer is Garden Green cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

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The base layer is the pre-cut and scored card base, cut down to 4” x 5 ¼” and stamped with the Buffalo Check background stamp in Memento ink:

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For the front of the card, you will need four of the pine boughs, one of the self-adhesive rectangles, one of the vellum rectangles, and the small banner with the sentiment stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink:

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You will adhere the pine boughs together with glue dots, fanning them out. This is then adhered to the rectangle, the vellum piece is adhered to the back of the sentiment, and then this piece is adhered with a dimensional on each end:

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The base layer is adhered to the card base, the sentiment piece is adhered to the base layer, and then I added three of the smaller adhesive backed sequins:

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The inside sentiment is on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, in Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, and Daffodil Delight inks:

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If you don’t have the embossing folder or the background stamp, you can omit them or use what you have on hand. I hope you enjoy these easy alternatives and would love to see what you create with your Paper Pumpkin!

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Baby Bear and Buffalo Check!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a cute baby card made using the Baby Bear stamp set and Buffalo Check background stamp! While this card is more of a boy theme, I have added a bonus card down at the bottom made with Sweet Little Something (now retired) that is more of a girl theme. Do you struggle with the 2 and 3 Step stamps? I always did until I changed the way I stamped and will share this technique with you as well, even if you use the Stamparatus! Let’s get started!
For the card base, cut a piece of Night of Navy cardstock, 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and score at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Soft Sea Foam cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamped in Night of Navy ink with the Buffalo Check background stamp, and I used a ruler and my Gray Granite Stampin’ Write Marker to create a “plaid” look:

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To stamp the bear, I first use the detailed stamp in Gray Granite ink, then I used the “not as detailed” stamp in Sahara Sand ink, and finally used the solid bear stamp, also in Sahara Sand ink. I find that starting with the most detailed stamp makes it easier for me to line up the images. The bear is then cut out:

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For the front of the card, you will use this design from the Twinkle Twinkle DSP, cutting out with the largest scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits. The White Sheer Ribbon is colored with the Dark Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends Marker, the sentiment is stamped on a ½” piece of Whisper White cardstock in Night of Navy ink and is layered on a ¾” piece of Twinkle Twinkle DSP, with both ends cut with the Banner Triple Punch:

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After the ribbon is dry, I tied it into a small bow and adhered it to the bear with a glue dot. Then I adhered the scalloped oval to the base layer, the bear and sentiment are adhered with dimensionals:

This piece is then adhered to the card base:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, the is stamped in Night of Navy ink, and then I added some adhesive backed sequins:

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Here is the girl themed card I made with Sweet Little Something, changed the colors used to Gray Granite and Petal Pink:

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Now you will have a couple of baby cards on hand! These were both quick and easy cards that when the occasion arises, you will be ready!
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Elements of Fall

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a great combination of stamping, embossing, and die cutting for this super cute fall themed card! Nothing says fall like plaid and cable knit, right? But wait, where did this plaid background come from? By creating my own using the Buffalo Check background stamp! You can create your own plaid background by using the Buffalo Check stamp, Stampin’ Write Markers, and a ruler! This is a fun and easy way to create your own custom color plaid background.

To create this card, the card base is Mossy Meadow cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The plaid background is created by stamping the Buffalo Check background stamp in Cajun Craze ink on a piece of 4” x 5 ½” Very Vanilla cardstock and I used a ruler to create the lines with the Crushed Curry (brush tip end) and Mossy Meadow (fine tip end) Stampin’ Write Markers:

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For the card front elements, punch a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock with the 2 ¼” Circle Punch, then emboss with the Cable Knit Dynamic TIEF, stamp the pinecones in Early Espresso ink on Early Espresso cardstock with the pinecone stamp from the Winter Woods stamp set, cutting out with the coordinating die from In the Woods Framelits Dies, use the tree dies from In the Woods to cut out two trees in Crumb Cake cardstock, and enough Braided Linen Trim to wrap around the card front and tie into a bow:

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The plaid cardstock is adhered to the card base, I used a glue dot at the tree base to adhere the trees to the embossed circle, two of the pinecones are adhered with Mini Dimensionals and the other two are adhered with a glue dot at the bottom of the trees, this is then adhered to the card with dimensionals, and I tied a piece of the Braided Linen Trim in a bow around the front:

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The inside is a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Very Vanilla cardstock with the pinecones stamped in the upper right and lower left corners:

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Creating the plaid background was very easy and you can create your own combo by using the fine tip or the brush tip for the accent colors! It all depends how prominent you want your accents colors to be. Need a more masculine card? Try this one for your occasion!

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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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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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