Cards - Birthday

Masculine Card with the Le"men" Zest stamp set

It seems everyone always needs ideas for masculine cards. I know I always do. They are somehow harder to create than the fancy girly girl, flowery, pink and pretty cards we create for our girl friends.

I thought the perfect colors for a masculine birthday card would be the new lemon lime twist and of course, basic black and naturally I had to use the Lemon Zest stamp set- only its a lime this time.

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I did use a little bit of the new Lemon Lime Ombre ribbon- but you could leave that off if you wanted to.

Here's a close up. If you look really close you can see the new Garden Trellis emboss folder on the basic black cardstock. Its the same folder I used on the Coffee Cafe card that I posted last week. Its so cool- and can be used for masculine cards too.

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Here's a little variation of the same card. I used the Layered Leaves emboss folder on the basic black cardstock for this one.

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Either design would make a great birthday card for the great guys in your life. Hey, it could even make a great birthday card for the girls as well!

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The Little Mermaid?

I almost didn't order this stamp set, even though I liked it and have been wanting a mermaid stamp set.

I wasn't sure how I would make it look as good as it should. But, I came up with an idea and I think it turned out just right!

This one was embossed with copper emboss powder and framed with copper foil paper. The card color is wisteria wonder. I colored it in with an aqua painter and drops of re-inkers.

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The water color paper is perfect for the amount of water I used to water color the background and the mermaid.

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Here I used a different color card- soft sky and pool party. I think I like these colors even better. I also used silver emboss powder and silver foil paper for one of the mermaids.

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This is the silver up close. Got to love those Iridescent Sequin Assortment. They remind me of bubbles!

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All the little mermaids in a row.

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I'm singing Under the Sea in my head as I post these lovely mermaids....

Which color did you like the best?

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Zippity and Zesty- Stampin' Up Swap

Have I mentioned that I love this Lemon Zest stamp set and coordinating Lemon Builder Punch? Well, if I haven't, let me just say that I do love it! I like that I can use bright and sunny colors and it looks super sweet.

This is a card that I designed for a special swap that I host with other members of the Stampin Up Advisory Board Alumni.

I wanted to wait to post it, so that all the swappers had their cards back and I wouldn't ruin the surprise.

I used the daffodil delight, lemon lime twist and basic black inks as well as the lemon lime twist, basic black, daffodil delight and whisper white cardstocks.

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I attached the lemon over cardstock that was embossed with the Layering Leaves emboss folder. I think it goes perfect with this stamp set.

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Naturally I had to add a few Glitter Enamel Dots scattered around the card. The colors go so well with the inks and cardstock that I used.

And how about that stunning berry burst ribbon? Its so vibrant and gorgeous.

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Here's a bunch ready to be shipped out to my fellow demonstrator friends.

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Seriously, this card makes me so happy and giddy. I just can't get enough of this yummy stamp set!

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Thanks for visiting.

I'll be leaving soon, but plan to schedule some posts for while I'm away on the Stampin' Up Incentive Trip.

One more thing... If you place an online order with me, be sure not to check the box "No Contact" because I won't be able to thank you or send you a hand stamped card.

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Stampin' Up! Lemon Zest is the Best!

I've been working on swaps, and my card classes and workshops this past week. I've got sooooo much to do in my stampin up world right now, I don't know when I'll finally catch up- but hopefully soon!

I'm sharing one of the cards that I made for the Stampin' Up Leaders Swap. You all know I love fruit stamps, and this one is no exception. Its called Lemon Zest and it also comes in a bundle with the Lemon Builder Punch. I'm having fun using all kinds of bright colors with this set. Two of the colors are the new "In Colors" lemon lime twist and berry burst. They are YUMMY!

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I also used daffodil delight ink on the lemons. A fold of crushed curry mini chevron ribbon and a couple of ombre Glitter enamel dots to give this card the extra "pop" appeal.

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Here's a small bunch- getting ready to be mailed out to the other leaders.

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Well, back to work. I've got to get all my stampin' projects finished before I leave on my trip!

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Card Class - Featuring Eastern Palace Suite

I actually remembered to take "people" pictures at class this time. Well, truth be told, Heather and Sharon reminded me or I would have missed the opportunity again.

Most everyone had finished and left, but there were a few ladies still stamping, chatting and looking over the long, 10 page retired list, trying to pick out the last "must haves" of the current catalog.

Sharon and Heather trying to decide what they cannot live without, before its gone forever.

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We made this beautiful card with the stamps and framelits from the Eastern Palace Suite. This is available during the month of May only, as a Special Bundle purchase. This card uses both the Eastern Beauty stamp set and Eastern Medallion framelits. Check out the new Lemon Lime Twist "In Color." Isn't it gorgeous?

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Here's a closeup of the focal point. I love that the dies can be used in over 45 different combinations.

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Nikolette busy at the Big Shot, creating her masterpiece.

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Here's a cute card made with one of the retiring stamp sets from the 2016-2017 Stampin Up catalog, Always an Adventure. I got this cute idea from a card that I saw on pinterest made by Erica Cerwin. I tweeked it and added a few of my own touches

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I think Debbie was happy with her darling handstamped cards.

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One last card to share today. Its made with the Nailed It stamp set. Simply masculine card in wild wasabi, basic black and crumb cake. Perfect for Fathers Day or that special guys birthday.

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Marjie and Sharen are lending each other a helping hand to complete the final touches on the Nailed It card.

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Be sure to check out the Eastern Palace Bundle below. This special will not be in the new catalog, so get it before the end of the month. Its more than amazing AND both bundles come with free gifts. Can't beat that!

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Biggest Birthday Ever- Retiring - Get it before its gone forever...

Stampin' Up's Biggest Birthday Ever stamp set and coordinating, Wish Big Framelit dies, are retiring. Such a fun set and since its a birthday set, it can be used over and over again for all ages and genders.

I'm going to give three reasons why everyone should have this stamp set on their shelves! Its a must have, so don't let it slip by, because it will never ever be back again.

Reason #1: Anyone know any Birthday Girls that would be over the moon with this Princess birthday card?

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So sparkly and girly... by the way, the blushing bride glimmer paper and sequin trim as well as the Polka Dots emboss folder are retiring too. I've also used the Cupcake Cutouts Framelit dies for the words, "sweet" and "wish" below.

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Reason #2: What birthday boy, girl, man or woman doesn't love ice cream on their birthday?

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It looks good enough to eat, right?

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Reason #3- Last but not least, the cake. Gotta have a yummy piece of cake at every birthday celebration. Its an absolute must!

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Check out the shimmery icing. Made with a swipe of the Wink of Stella brush in clear.

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I hope you enjoyed seeing all of the sweet and yummy birthday cards and can understand why this set is so amazing.

Be sure to check out the entire retired list on my website. ( SHOP NOW) Don't miss out on some great discounts and awesome stamps and accessories! See the retired list here:  PDF US 

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