Cards - Birthday

Stampin Up First Frost Wreath

There are so many lovely possibilites with the First Frost stamp set and dies. For this card, I decided to make a wreath as the focal point of my card.

I used night of navy and mint macaron cardstock as well as the Frosted Floral designer paper. This paper has a pearlized shimmer all over. It is stunning. So hard to catch it in a photo, though.

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I used the large Stitched Circle Framelit in very vanilla as my "guide" and placed the foliage all around it.

The ink colors are night of navy, blackberry bliss and blushing bride.

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I placed a matching pearl, rhinestone or gem in the middle of each flower for a little more sparkle, than tied it with a night of navy gingham ribbon across the bottom.

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Such a sweet card for a wedding, graduation, new job or birthday card.

Have you bought this set yet? Its so gorgeous, and the shading of the stamps is perfect- one ink stamping and wow, 2-3 shades in one!

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Big Shot
$110.00

Fun Times! Its time for another Layered Alphabet card!

Its been awhile since I've posted a card made with my absolute favorite stamp set and dies of all time- the Lined Alphabet and Layering Alphabet dies.

This is so fun- literally! I used lots of bright, happy colors for a special birthday greeting.

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I used the new "In Colors" lovely lipstick, grapefruit grove, pineapple punch and call me clover as well as basic black. I also used the coordinating ribbon colors of lovely lipstick, grapefruit grove and call me clover. I simply tied the ribbon around the card and knotted it.

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The polka dotted paper is the In Color Designer paper pack- it also contains the blueberry bushel in color and the pack has several different patterns as well. I used the same color inks on the stamped letters and memento black for the greeting which was stamped with the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set. 

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The designer papers were all cut to 3.5 x 3.5 inches before die cutting. I also used the 3/4" circle punch for the & sign and attached it with a mini dimensional. Check out the video below to learn how to use the Layering Alphabet dies. This bundle should definitely be on your wish list soon!

I'll be blogging about my Stampin Up Alaskan Cruise trip this week, so be sure to stop back!

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Big Shot
$110.00

How To: Card Fold with Stampin Up's Broadway Birthday Stamp Set

I made this super sparkly, bright, happy birthday card for a card swap that I host with other Stampin Up Demonstrators all over the country IMG_3141

I love this vintage style, cool and funky stamp set. This set has coordinating dies called Broadway Lights that work so perfectly for that marque look.

This card has a unique fold in front. Its super easy too!

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 I used the Broadway Bound designer paper as well as basic black, lovely lipstick, lemon lime twist, gold foil and gold glimmer paper. I stamped the greeting in granny apple green. I used the Birthday Backgrounds stamp set and stamped it onto the lovely lipstick cardstock in the same color ink for a tone on tone look.

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I have a full list of supplies listed below for you.

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Here's a peek at the inside. I used the candles from the Broadway Birthday set as well.

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For the card I used a basic black card size 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 when folded. ( the size before folding in half is 4 1/4 x 11.  I then took the top right corner and folded it down to evenly line up with the bottom of the card.

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Open it back up and apply adhesive really well so that the flap stays down.

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I used the Layering Circle Framelits for the scallop circle as well as the lovely lipstick circle and attached them on the front flap.

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For the sizes of the designer paper: the polka dot is cut a 4 x 1" and for the stripes I took a piece cut at 4x4. Next line the opposite points up on the cutting line of your Stampin Trimmer and cut - you will have 2 triangles. Save one for another card. :)

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Heres a whole bunch of them!

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All kinds of fun patterns in the Broadway Bound designer paper pack!

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So super shiny and sparkly. I liked it so much that I even made one for my bff for her birthday.

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This was a lot of glimmer and glitz going into my mailbox!

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I hope you enjoyed the quick tutorial - you should give it a try. I'm pretty sure that we will be making this one at my next card class too!

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Big Shot
$110.00

Stampin Up Rooted in Nature bundle

This is one of the best stamp set bundles in the entire catalog, in my opinion. The Rooted in Nature bundle is absolutely beautiful and can be used to create cards for any occasion at all. Its also perfect for creating cards for the special men in your life.

We created this monochromatic card at my team meeting earlier this month. Soft suede is the perfect color for this greeting card, because it lends itself to the colors of nature.

The card is the basic 5 1/2 x 4 1/4" card. The tree and leave cardstock pieces are 3 x 2 and 3 1/4 x 2 1/4 respectively.

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The designer series paper is the new Natures Poem that coordinates perfectly with this suite. You'll notice that I embossed the leaves on this card. I did that with the framelits from the Natures Roots coordinating dies. I used the new Big Shot Embossing mats to create this look.

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I had to use the beautiful Leaves Trinkets that are part of this suite because they are shiny and add the perfect accent to this greeting card. I attached the leaf with a glue dot. The Natures Twine looks so rustic rolled up under the 1" circle punch. Both were attached with dimensionals.

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This set is a classic and was actually designed to coordinate with the ever popular Lovely As A Tree samp set that has been in the catalog for as long as I've been a demonstrator. Thats over 20 years!

Hope you loved this soft suede monochromatic beauty.

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Glue Dots
$5.25

Layering Alphabet in "Pinks"- Yay!

Pink is my absolute most favorite color, so I wanted to design a card made with the Layering Alphabet dies in various shades of pink.

I decided on a birthday card with the word "yay!" I had a lot of fun designing this card. It not only uses my favorite color, but it also has ribbons and sparkle too!

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The colors that I used on this card are lovely lipstick, melon mambo, flirty flamingo and petal pink, inks and cardstock. I also used basic black and whisper white cardstocks.

I love how it turned out!

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I cut each color of cardstock to a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 piece and then cut out the letters. I attached it to a basic black card measuring the same. To attach the Iridescent Sequins, I just dotted liquid multi purpose glue in the spots that I wanted to place the sequins. I then placed the sequins on top of the dollop of glue.

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The black satin ribbon is tied around the entire card, with a little white bakers twine bow tied on top and attached with a glue dot. I also used the mini black sequin trim to add some extra glimmer to the card.

You'll notice that the word "celebrate" is stamped on a cute little label. I die cut this with one of the dies in the new Stitched Label framelits set. The word, celebrate is from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set.

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And there you have it! Another fabulous greeting card, made with the Lined Alphabet stamp set and Layering Alphabet framelit bundle.

Be sure to check out the Layering Alphabet "how to" video, below.

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Glue Dots
$5.25
Big Shot
$110.00

Layering Alphabet - You had me at "hello"

I've been eager to share another of my Layering Alphabet / Lined Alphabet cards with you. This one is sort of a copy of the one in the Stampin Up catalog. I did make a few tweaks to give it my own spin.

I love the colors on this card. I used Night of Navy, Blueberry Bushel, Bermuda Bay, Granny Apple Green, Lemon Lime Twist, and Pineapple Punch.

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I stamped the tone on tone flowers in the background with the Varied Vases and Pick a Pennant stamp sets. The adorable hearts are cut with my new favorite framelits, The Stitched Label framelits.

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I used the Lemon Lime Twist ombre ribbon on this one and the one below, I used the new Pineapple Punch grosgrain ribbon. I can't decide which I like better...

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The words, Friend and You are from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set.

This is a close up of those adorable little stitched hearts.

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Here's a look at both cards, side by side.

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I also used the "negative" pieces that I had left over after I cut out the letters for the cards above and made this card from the left over pieces.

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 I'm telling you, I can not put this set down. In my 20 years as a Stampin Up demonstrator this bundle (Lined Alphabet stamps and Layering Alphabet framelits)  is at the top of my list as one of my all time favorites!

Here's a look at all 3 cards.

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I've posted a link below of the Stampin Up You Tube video that explains how to use this bundle. Its easier than you think! Have a look by clicking on the link below.

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Glue Dots
$5.25
Big Shot
$110.00