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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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!!

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

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!

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Broadway Bound One Sheet Wonder-Part 3

Hello and welcome to today’s cards, which are another “one sheet wonder” from a 12” x 12” Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper! If you’ve been following along, the previous two posts feature cards made from layouts on Pinterest, but today I made my own layout. I tried looking for something that had a combination of vertical and horizontal cuts, along with not very many little cuts, but didn’t find one that I liked, so I figured I would give it a try! It really wasn’t that difficult and I was able to make 8 cards out it!

Below is a picture of the sheet of DSP that I used and the template that I made. Wondering what the template is? Would you believe that it is the cardboard that is from the Foil Sheets?! These are slightly bigger than 12” x 12”, so I mark the cardboard when making the measurements. This can also be cut down to make smaller templates!

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Here is a close-up of each card, inside and out, with a brief description:

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The card base is an Angle Fold Over card in Gray Granite

The base layer is Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and cut again diagonally

The DSP is 4” x 5 ¼”, which I trimmed down to 3 ¾” x 5”, and cut again diagonally to layer on the base layer

The front sentiment is made using the Make a Difference stamp set, on Whisper White cardstock, using Lovely Lipstick ink. These are then cut out with the 1” and 1 ½” Circle Punches and layered on Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black, and Gray Granite cardstock cut out using the 1 ¼” and 1 ¾” Circle Punches

The embellishments used on the card front are the Candle Embellishments in silver, Mint Macaron and Pearl White Adhesive-Backed Sequins, and Rhinestone Basic Jewels that I colored with the Dark Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends

The inside sentiment is from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set in Lovely Lipstick, Lemon Lime Twist, and Gray Granite inks

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The card base is Basic Black cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”

The base layer of DSP is 4” x 5 ¼”

The next layer of DSP is 2” x 4”, which I used the Banner Triple Punch on the end

The sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday is heat embossed in Black Embossing Powder on Whisper White cardstock, layered on Gold Foil, and both are cut out with the Layering Ovals Framelits.  A piece of ½” Black Satin Ribbon is layered underneath and then adhered with dimensionals. Silver and Gold Metallic Pearls are used for embellishment

The inside sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday is heat embossed in Black, Gold, and Silver Embossing Powders and the candle flame is in Lemon Lime Twist ink

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The card base is Lovely Lipstick cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”

The base layer of DSP is 4” x 5 ¼” and a piece of ½” Black Satin Ribbon is adhered across the middle

The next layer is a 2” x 4” piece of DSP, a piece of 1/8” Sheer Ribbon in Whisper White that I colored with the Dark Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blend is adhered across the middle. A piece of Basic Black cardstock is punched out with the 1” Circle Punch and I used 3 Candle Embellishments, which is then adhered with dimensionals

The inside sentiment is on Whisper White cardstock from Picture Perfect Birthday, stamped in Lovely Lipstick and Memento inks

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The card base is Basic Black cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”

The base layer is Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, embossed with the Striped Scallops TIEF, and then I adhered the 1 ½” x 4” of DSP at the bottom

The sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday is stamped in Versamark and Lovely Lipstick inks and heat embossed in Clear Embossing Powder on Whisper White cardstock

This is cut out with the Layering Squares Framelits and then layered on a piece of Basic Black cardstock cut out with the scalloped Layering Squares Framelits.

The small balloons are cut out of Lovely Lipstick cardstock and Silver Foil Sheet with the Balloon Banquet Punch, a piece of Whisper White Baker’s Twine is tied on the ends, and then a Basic Rhinestone Jewel is used for accent, one colored with the Dark Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends, and Silver Metallic Pearls

The inside sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday is stamped in Lovely Lipstick and Lemon Lime Twist inks on Whisper White cardstock

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The card base is Lovely Lipstick cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”

The base layer is the DSP cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, with a piece of ½” Basic Black Satin Ribbon and a piece of 1/8” Whisper White Sheer Ribbon (colored with Dark Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends) are adhered across the middle.

The sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday is heat embossed on Whisper White cardstock with Silver Embossing Powder, cut out with a Layering Oval Framelit, layered on Silver Foil that is cut out with a scalloped Layering Oval Framelit

The front is then embellished with silver Metallic Pearls and silver Candle Embellishments

The inside sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday is stamped in Lovely Lipstick, Lemon Lime Twist, and Gray Granite inks on Whisper White cardstock

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These two cards are the same, the card base is Basic Black cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”

The base layer is Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, embossed with the Simple Stripes TIEF, and a piece of ½” Basic Black Satin Ribbon is adhered across the middle

The next layer is the 2 ¾” x 4” DSP layered on a piece of 3” x 4 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, each corner is rounded with the Detailed Trio Punch

I used gold Candle Embellishments and pearl white Adhesive-Backed Sequins for accent

The front sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday is heat embossed with White Embossing Powder on Basic Black cardstock and punched out with the Classic Label Punch

The inside sentiment from the Picture Perfect Birthday is stamped in Gray Granite and Lemon Lime Twist inks on Whisper White cardstock

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The card base is Basic Black cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”

The base layer is Gray Granite cardstock, embossed with the Subtle Dynamic TIEF

The 2 ½” x 4” DSP is layered across the base layer and then the 1 ½” x 4” of DSP is layered on a piece of 1 ¾” x 4 ¼” Gold Foil is adhered on top

A piece of ½” Basic Black Satin Ribbon and Rhinestone Basic Jewels (colored with Dark Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends) are used for accents

The inside sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday is stamped in Lovely Lipstick and Gray Granite inks on Whisper White cardstock

Can you say “WHEW”!!?? That’s a total of 24 cards and 1 invitation from only 3 sheets of Designer Series Paper!! So it’s safe to say that my birthday card stash is good for a couple months, lol!! This is going to be a great way to use up Designer Series Paper when it comes time for holiday cards!!

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

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

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!

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, or joining my team!

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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Broadway Bound One Sheet Wonder-Part 2

Hello and welcome to today’s cards, which are another “one sheet wonder” from a 12” x 12” Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper! On Monday I shared one template that made 7 cards from a single sheet of DSP and today I am sharing another template that I was able to make 8 cards and 1 invitation! I chose this particular design of paper because I wanted to see what other colors that I could use to make these, aside from the coordinating Lemon Lime Twist and Lovely Lipstick.

Today’s template is courtesy of Elizabeth Jeanne Thatcher that I found on Pinterest! Below is the DSP and the template for cutting:

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I wanted to make a template that I could easily refer back to and not try to remember where I found it at. Below is a picture of each card I made, inside and out, with a brief description:

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The card base is Flirty Flamingo cardstock, 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”

The base layer is the DSP cut at 4” x 5 ¼”

I used the Celebrate Thinlit Die to cut out once on Champagne Foil and twice on Whisper White Cardstock, glued layers together, and then adhered with mini dimensionals

The balloons are cut out of Champagne Foil, Petal Pink, and Gorgeous Grape cardstock with the Balloon Banquet Punch. I used the Softly Falling and Seaside TIEF to emboss the balloons, tied Whisper White Baker’s Twine, and adhered with dimensionals

The inside sentiment is from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set in Flirty Flamingo and Petal Pink inks

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This is an invitation, the base is Blueberry Bushel cardstock, 4 ¼” x 5 ¾”

I used the bottom of the 4” x 5 ¼” diagonal cut to create a pocket (carefully use liquid glue to create a thin line around the sides and bottom)

The “invitation” is on a 3 ½” x 4 ¾” piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamped in Blueberry Bushel ink with the Balloon Celebrations and Pick a Pennant stamp sets

I punched out two of the larger balloons in Gold Foil with the Balloon Banquet Punch, heat embossed in Black Embossing Powder on one balloon “Birthday” and “Party” from the Tabs for Everything Stamp set, and then then adhered the balloons to the cardstock to create a tab pull for the cardstock

The front sentiment is using the Pick a Pennant stamp set, the Playful Pennants Framelits Dies, and heat embossed Gold Embossing Powder

I used Gold Metallic Pearls for accents

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This card uses the top of the 4” x 5 ¼” diagonal cut DSP

The card base is Gorgeous Grape cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”

The base layer is Petal Pink cardstock, embossed with the Simple Stripes TIEF

The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, heat embossed in Gold and layered with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and Layering Ovals Framelits.

I used some Gold Metallic Thread as an accent

The inside sentiment is from the Balloon Celebration stamp set in Petal Pink and Gorgeous Grape inks

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The card base is Calypso Coral, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”

The base layer is the DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”

The third layer is Grapefruit Grove cardstock, cut at 3 ½” x 4 ¾”

The fourth layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 3” x 4 ¼”, stamped with one of the background stamps from Picture Perfect Birthday in Calypso Coral ink

The front sentiment is heat embossed in Gold from Picture Perfect Birthday, hand trimmed, layered on Gold Foil, and some Gold Metallic Thread adhered to the back

The inside sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday is stamped in Calypso Coral and Grapefruit Grove inks

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These two cards are the same, except I used Merry Merlot and Basic Black as accent colors

The card base is 4 ¼” x 11”

The base layer is the DSP cut at 4” x 5 ¼”

I layered the 1 ¾” x 4” DSP on a piece of 2” x 4” Gold Foil

The balloons are made with the Balloon Banquet Punch, using the coordinating stamp from Balloon Celebration and heat emboss in either Black or White.

I stamped the “balloon string” in Memento Ink and then used a piece of Whisper White Sheer Ribbon to tie a bow

The inside sentiments from Picture Perfect Birthday and Balloon Celebration stamp set are in Merry Merlot, Memento, and Gray Granite inks

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These two cards are the same, except the base color of Real Red or Pineapple Punch

The card base is 4 ¼” x 11”

The base layer of Whisper White is 4” x 5 ¼”, using the candle base stamps from Picture Perfect Birthday in Night of Navy, Real Red, and Pineapple Punch inks, and the candle flame is heat embossed in gold

The 1 ½” x 4” of DSP is adhered across the base layer

The sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday is stamped in Night of Navy ink and used the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies

The accents are the Gold Metallic Pearls and a gold candle from Candle Embellishments

The inside sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy ink with either Pineapple Punch or Real Red ink for the confetti stamp

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The card base is Gorgeous Grape cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”

The base layer is Petal Pink cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Striped Scallops TIEF

I used the last two pieces of DSP and punched them with the Banner Triple Punch

The sentiment is from Picture Perfect Birthday on Whisper White cardstock in Petal Pink and Gorgeous Grape inks, punched out with the 1 ½” Circle Punch, and layered on Gold Foil punched out with the 1 ¾” Circle Punch

Gold Faceted Gems are used to accent the front

The inside sentiment is stamped in Gorgeous Grape and Petal Pink inks

WHEW!! I didn’t realize until I was completely done that I had made so many from ONE sheet of DSP!! So, I have made a total of 15 cards and 1 invitation from TWO sheets of DSP so far and I will be sharing another version in my next post! Stay Tuned!!

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

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!

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, or joining my team!

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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Broadway Bound One Sheet Wonder!

Hello and welcome to today’s cards, which are made from a single sheet of Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper! What makes it a specialty paper? The Gold Foil!! So, for each sheet of this DSP, one side is a regular design and the other has gold foil in the design!! I don’t know about you, but I make and send birthday cards all year long to family and friends, so with the new catalog launch it was time to get a new birthday stamp set and designer paper. I chose the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set and Broadway Bound DSP and think they work together great! Yes, I know that there is a coordinating stamp and dies for the DSP, but I wanted something different!

So as I set out to create some birthday cards, I thought I would try something different, decided on “one sheet wonder”, went on Pinterest, and found this particular layout from Traci Cornelius. I’m not gonna lie, when started cutting the DSP I almost started panicking! Was I doing this right? Is the paper facing the right way? How am I going to make cards out of all these pieces?? What was I thinking?? After taking a deep, cleansing breath and confirming the DSP was facing the right way (we’ve all done it, cut the DSP design in the wrong direction), I continued cutting the DSP. Here is the layout and I also made a template on a leftover piece of cardboard:

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I wanted to make a template that I could easily refer back to and not try to remember where I found it at. Below is a picture of each card I made, inside and out, with a brief description:

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The card base is Basic Black cardstock (4 ¼” x 11”)

The base layer is Lovely Lipstick cardstock (4” x 5 ¼”) and embossed with the Subtle Dynamic TIEF

The DSP is 3 ½” x 5”, adhered to the base layer and a piece of Basic Black Satin Ribbon is tied in a bow around the middle

The sentiment is embossed in Black Embossing Powder, cut out with the Tailored Tag Punch, Black Metallic Thread (retired) is adhered to the back, and then popped up with dimensionals

The inside sentiment is stamped in Lemon Lime Twist and Lovely Lipstick inks

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The card base is Basic Black cardstock (4 ¼” x 11”)

The base layer is Gray Granit cardstock

The DSP is 3 ½” x 5”, cut diagonally, adhered to a piece of Black Satin Ribbon, and the ends are trimmed off.

The sentiment is stamped in Gray Granite, Lemon Lime Twist, and Lovely Lipstick inks on Whisper White cardstock, cut out with the Layering Ovals Framelits, and then layered on a Gold Foil Sheet cut out with a scalloped Layering Oval Framelit

The inside sentiment is stamped in Gray Granite, Lemon Lime Twist, and Lovely Lipstick inks

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These two cards are basically the same, except the base layer on the left is Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, cut at 5 ½”x 8”, and the card on the right is Lovely Lipstick cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”

The base layer is Lemon Lime Twist/Lovely Lipstick cardstock, 4” x 5 ¼”, and is embossed with the Striped Scallops TIEF

I used the 3 ½” x 3 ½” and the 1 ½” x 3 ½” DSP, the smaller is trimmed with the Banner Triple Punch

The balloons are in Gold Foil, Lovely Lipstick, and Lemon Lime Twist cardstock using the Balloon Bouquet Punch, Happy Birthday is in Gold Embossing Powder, a piece of Whisper White Baker’s Twine is tied on each balloon, and then use a large Gold Faceted Gem to adhere the twine together

The inside sentiment is stamped in Lovely Lipstick and Lemon Lime Twist ink, the balloon on the side is from the Balloon Celebration stamp set

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The card base is Basic Black cardstock, 4 ¼” x 11”

The base layer is Gold Foil Sheet, 4” x 5 ¼”, which I layered the two 1 ½” x 5” and the 2” x 5” pieces of DSP

A piece of Black Satin Ribbon is adhered around the middle of the DSP/base layer piece, the sentiment is heat embossed in Black Embossing Powder, cut out with the Everyday Label Punch, popped up with dimensionals, and then three of the gold candles from the Candle Embellishments are adhered to the ribbon

The inside sentiment and candle flames are heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder and the candles are stamped in Lovely Lipstick and Lemon Lime Twist inks

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The card base is Lovely Lipstick cardstock, 4 ¼” x 11”

The base layer is Gray Granite cardstock, 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Simple Stripes TIEF, I used the debossed side for this card

The “present” is created with the 2” x 2 ½” and 2 ½” x 3 ½” pieces of DSP. The bow is created with the Black Satin Ribbon and popped up with dimensionals. The sequins are the Pearl White Basic Adhesive Backed Sequins

The inside sentiment is stamped in Lovely Lipstick, Lemon Lime Twist, and Gray Granite inks

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This final card is an Angle Fold Over Card, the base is Gray Granite cardstock

The base layer is Lovely Lipstick cardstock, 4” x 5 ¼”, and cut diagonally. The diagonal 3 ½” x 5” DSP is layered on the cardstock and then adhered to the card base.

I used the leftover pieces of DSP, Gold Foil Sheet, Whisper White cardstock to cut the circles, 2 ½” (Layering Circles), 2 ¼”, 2”, 1 ¾”, 1 ½”, and 1 ¼” Circle Punches. The sentiment is heat embossed in Gold Embossing Powder and the rest is stamped in Basic Black, Lovely Lipstick, and Lemon Lime Twist inks. A piece of Black Satin Ribbon is tied in a bow and adhered with glue dots. The biggest and smallest circles are popped up with dimensional on the top flap and the other circle is adhered with tear tape on the bottom flap

The inside sentiment is stamped in Lovely Lipstick, Lemon Lime Twist, and Gray Granite inks

Can you believe ONE sheet of DSP made 7 cards?? Since 99.5% of my cards are mailed, I tried to not make them too elaborate that you couldn’t just stick them in an envelope! So, just cutting some DSP and getting out of your “comfort zone of creativity” can be fun! Stay tuned for my next blog post, I am going to find another 12” x 12” one sheet wonder design for more birthday cards!!

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