Lillian’s Birthday Card

This Balloon Birthday card was made for my 4 year-old granddaughter’s birthday.  It was quick and easy.  I stamped and wrote directly on the Balloon paper.  I added a few Enamel Shapes and it was done.  She loved it!
Lillian's Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Happy Birthday Gorgeous  Photopolymer #143662
Ink & Marker:  Bermuda Bay
Cardstock:  Berry Burst
Picture Perfect Party 6×6 Designer Series Paper #145559
Other:  Brights Enamel Shapes #141680
Tombow Glue or SNAIL
Clear Envelope #102619 (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut :
~your Berry Burst card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″
~your Balloon paper at 4″ x  5-1/4″ making sure to keep in the Balloon colors you want.
2.  Stamp Happy Birthday in Bermuda Bay ink on one of the light colored Balloons.  Write in an age and name with your Marker if desired.
3.  Attach your Balloon paper to your card base.  I used Tombow Glue because she is only four and LOVES to carry around her card for a long time.
4.  Attach a variety of Enamel Shapes amongst the Balloons.
5.  If desired, include a Clear Envelope to preserve the card being carried around a lot.

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Celebrate Gold Shaker Card

This is the Celebrate Gold Shaker Card I made for my birthday.  I really wanted to use the gold flakes and the gold Bundle of Love DSP.
Gold Heart Shaker Card Birthday

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock:  Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP)#144143
Thick Very Vanilla
Elegant Eggplant
Window Sheet #142314
Big Shot:  Celebrate You Thinlits #146840
Sweetheart Embossing Folder #143705
Sweet & Sassy Framelits #141707
Embellishments:  Gold Glitter Flakes #146816
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Foam Adhesive Strips #141825
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Very Vanilla card base at 5-12″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Sweethear embossing folder.  Use the coordinating Sweet & Sassy Heart Framelit to cut out the center heart.  While at your Big Shot, cut out the Celebrate from Elegant Eggplant cardstock.  Glue onto the bottom of the DSP.
3.  Cut a Window Sheet at 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″.  Attach to the back of your DSP Heart cut out with SNAIL around all four sides.
4.  Attach Foam Adhesive Strips on the DSP back about 1/8″ from the edge of the Heart cut out.  Make sure there are NO gaps in the Foam Adhesive Strip otherwise the Gold Flakes will escape and get everywhere!  Also put the Foam Adhesive Strips around the edge of the card.
NOTE:  If you do not want the Gold Glitter Flakes to stick to the inside of the Foam Adhesive Strips,  either run your fingers along the adhesive sides or run your Embossing Buddy along the sides to remove the sticky there.  I personally like the Gold around the Heart edges so I didn’t do this.
5.  Lay your DSP on your card base to determine where to put your pile of Gold Glitter Flakes.  Remove the DSP.  Put your Gold Glitter Flakes on the card base in the center of where the Heart will cover.  Remove the Adhesive backing and put on your card base.  Press firmly.  Now you can “test” out to see if the Shaker Card works.  🙂
Your card is finished.
6.  Envelope options:  Use the Embossing folder on the envelope flap.

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Three Birthday Pandas

This fun Panda Birthday card has no fussy cutting, just punching!  It looks complicated, but is pretty quick to make.  So get your punches out and have some fun!
Party Panda Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Party Pandas  Wood Mount #147218, Clear Mount #147221  (Sale-a-bration product FREE with purchase of $50 until March 31, 2018)
Inks:  Memento Black
Perfect Plum or Elegant Eggplant
Blends:  Rich Razzleberry Combo Pack #144602
Color Lifter #144608
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Thick Whisper White
Perfect Plum
Wisteria Wonder
Elegant Eggplant
Big Shot:  Petal Burst Embossing Folder #141493
Punches:  Starburst #143717
2-1/4″ Circle Punch #143720
Classic Label Punch #141491
Balloon Bouquet Punch #140609
Other:Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine #124262
Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049 OR Stamparatus (available in June 2018)
Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dot or Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base ar 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Perfect Plum card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Petal Burst embossing folder.  Glue to your card base.
3.  Stamp all three pandas on Whisper White cardstock leaving plenty of room to punch them out with the Starburst Punch.  You might need to stamp each image more than once, so use the Stamp-a-ma-jig so you can get the perfect stamped images.  Punch out each panda separately with the Starburst Punch.  Stamp the confetti in Perfect Plum ink as desired around the pandas.
4.  Stamp Happy Birthday twice in either Perfect Plum or Elegant Eggplant ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Punch out both sentiments with the Classic Label Punch.  Put three Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of each Classic Label.
5.  Punch three 2-1/4″ Elegant Eggplant circles.  Glue the Panda Starbursts onto the Elegant Eggplant circles.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the Elegant Eggplant circles.
6.  Punch a Balloon out of Wisteria Wonder cardstock.  Color it with the Rich Razzleberry Blends Markers.  I did the Dark against the left side, the Light over the rest, and made the “shine” by removing the color with the Color Lifter.
7.  Lay out your circles, balloon, and Happy Birthdays in the desired positions.  Attach the Circles and Happy Birthdays with the Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the Balloon.
8.  Tie a bow from the Baker’s Twine.  Attach it to the bottom of the balloon with either a Glue Dot or a small dot of Tombow Glue.
Your card is finished.
9.  Envelope Options:
~Emboss the envelope flap with the embossing folder
~Stamp either a panda or Happy Birthday onto the envelope flap.

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Sketch Challenge #13

This Sketch Challenge Card uses the Picture Perfect Designer Series Paper along with some Glimmer Paper.  Change the look by using different patterned paper, ribbon instead of the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, and another shape instead of the squares for your sentiment.  Post your creation on my Facebook Page under the Sketch #13 Thread starting tomorrow afternoon.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Confetti Celebration  Wood Mount #141510, Clear Mount #142034
Picture Perfect Photopolymer #145519
Inks:  Island Indigo
Pool Party
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Pool Party
Picture Perfect Party 6×6 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #145559
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper #135315
Gold Glimmer Paper #133719
Big Shot:  Layering Squares Framelits #141708
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut:
~Pool Party card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″
~DSP at 2″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to card base next to the fold line.
~Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper at 3/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach slightly overlapping the bottom of the DSP.
2.  Stamp your sentiment in Island Indigo ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Cut out with the Square Framelit that best fits.  Stamp your decorative short border stamp from the Picture Perfect stamp set in Pool Party ink.
3.  Cut a larger square from Gold Glimmer Paper.  Layer the two squares together with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the bottom and attach to your card front.

 

Happiest of Birthdays to You

This quick and elegant Birthday Card is sure to be admired by the Birthday woman or man.  Just leave off the bow for a man’s card.
Happiest of Birthdays

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Birthday Blooms  Wood Mount #140655, Clear Mount #140658
Ink:  Early Espresso
Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White
Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper #144640
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Embellishments:  Foil Snowflakes #144642
1/4″ Copper Trim #144179
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut & Prep:
~Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE & fold at 4-1/4″.
~Thick Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
~Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper at 3″ x 4″.  Attach to card front.
~Stamp Happiest of Birthdays to You on Whisper White card stock in Early Espresso ink.  Cut out with an Oval Stitched Shapes Framelit.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
2.  Put the Card together.
~Lay out the Snowflake and Oval Birthday on your card front to determine the position you want them in.
~Tie a bow from the copper Trim, if desired, and attach it to the Oval die cut.  An option for a man is to attach a strip of ribbon along the top of the Designer Series Paper instead of tying a bow, OR leave off the ribbon completely.  My guys don’t seem to mind the Copper Trim as it looks borwnish and metallic.
~Attach the Oval sentiment to the Snowflake with the Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Now put Glue Dots on the back of the Snowflak behind the Oval die cut.  Attach to card front.  Trim ribbon ends if necessary.
~Attach card front to card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I used 9 Stampin’ Dimensionals:  3 across the top, center, and bottom.

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Happy Birthday Flowers

This was a fun Happy Birthday Card.  You can try different color combinations for the flower stamping.
Happy Birthday Flower Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:Icing on the Cake  Photopolymer #143664
Inks:  Bermuda Bay
Flirty Flamingo
Rose Red
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Embellishments:2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows #144217

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp the Border stamps in Bermuda Bay ink.
3.  Stamp the Happy Birthday in Island Indigo ink.  TIP:  Put both words on the same block so you only have to stamp once.
4.  Stamp the solid flower in Flirty Flamingo ink three times.  Then stamp the lined flower stamp in Rose Red ink over all the Flirty Flamingo flowers.  TIP:  These flowers have a little pointed part to help you line up the stamped images easily.  So pay attention to where the point is aiming when you stamp.
5.  Add the Bitty Bow by removing the adhesive backing and attaching the bow to the card.
6.  Optional Envelope:  Stamp any of the images on your envelope front and/or flap.

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Choose the favorite colors of the Birthday Girl or Boy to make this Birthday Card.

Hexagon Happy Birthday Card

This Hexagon Happy Birthday Card is for my son-in-law’s birthday which is coming up!  He may even get it BEFORE his birthday!!  He is an Optical Engineer and will appreciate the dimensional look of the Hexagon embossing folder.  The “Ink on your Embossing Folder” Technique is a fun one to play with.  You can get different looks depending which side of the embossing folder you put the ink.
Hexagon Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Window Shopping   Wood Mount #142920, Clear Mount #143265
Sweet Cupcake  Photopolymer #141498
Inks:  Dapper Denim
Tranquil Tide
Card Stock:  Tranquil Tide
Dapper Denim
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Hexagon Dynamic embossing folder #143231
Other:  2016-2018 In Color Glitter Acrylic Shapes  #144218
Pacific Point 1/4″ Stitched-Edge Ribbon  #144199
Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Dapper Denim card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Tranquil Tide card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
~Open your Embossing Folder.  Feel the inside.  The side without the Sizzix and Stampin’ Up! logos is more flat.  Run your Dapper Denim ink pad over this side on the inside.  Place your Tranquil Tide card stock in the folder on the clean side.  Close your folder.
~Run through your Big Shot using the following sandwich:  Big Shot Platform (Or Multipurpose Platform with Tab 1 closed), Embossing Folder with card stock inside, cutting plate.  (Yes, only use a cutting plate on the top, otherwise the sandwich is too thick to go through your Big Shot.)
~Take your card stock out.
~Clean your embossing folder under running water.  Set aside to dry.
~Glue your Embossed and colored card front to your card base.
3.  Cut a piece of Whisper White at 2-1/2″ x 3-1/4″.
~Stamp in Dapper Denim ink using the words from the Window Shopping stamp set (leaving at least 1/4″ blank at the bottom for the ribbon) and the Sprinkles from the Sweet Cupcake stamp set.
~Cut your Ribbon at 3-1/4″ and glue to the bottom edge.
~Attach your Acrylic Star or other shape with Tombow Glue.
~Attach your Happy Birthday layer to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Layered Happy Birthday

This is a quick Birthday Card and uses the NEW Happy Birthday Thinlit and your choice of patterned paper.  The one I used is retired-sorry.  But it is perfect for my daughter whose birthday is coming up soon.
Megan's birthday card

SUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Flirty Flamingo – Light Color
Watermelon Wonder (Retired) – Darker Color
Patterned Paper of your choice – Choose a light and a darker coordinating card stock colors.
Big Shot:  Happy Birthday Thinlit #143700
Adhesives:  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106
Fast Fuse or SNAIL

INSTRUSTIONS:
1.  Choose your patterned paper and two coordinating colors of card stock.
2.  Cut a 3-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ piece of each color card stock.  Place a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the back of each, leaving on the backing.  Run through your Big Shot with the Happy Birthday Thinlit.  (You can just use Tombow or the Fine Tip Glue Pen instead of the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet if you want.)
3.  Cut your card base (I used Flirty Flamingo) at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Cut your layer at 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ (Watermelon Wonder).  Attach to card base.
~Cut your patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
4.  Peel the adhesive backing off the darker Happy Birthday and attach to card.  Lay the light Happy Birthday on top to determine how much to the side you want it.  Then remove the backing and gently place it, holding underneath to prevent it from sticking where you don’t want it to.  Wahoo!!!  You are done!!

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Birthday Washi Tape Card

Choose your favorite Washi Tape and Happy Birthday Stamp.  Add a flower punch or die cut to complete the card.
Birthday Washi Tape CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Big on Birthdays  Photopolymer #142877
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White for card base
Melon Mambo for flower
Punch:  Pansy #130698
Washi Tape:  Affectionately Yours #141635  (Retiring-While supplies last)
Other:  Basic Rhinestones  (Sold out.  Reconfigured Rhinestones available June 1st, 2017)
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Choose two rolls of Washi Tape, Birthday stamp, and ink color.
2.  Cut your Thick Whisper White at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
3.  Stamp Happy Birthday in Melon Mambo (or coordinating ink color).
4.  Decide on placement on Washi Tape especially on the right side.  Layer one color, then the other going both up along the right side and along the bottom edge.
5.  Punch or die cut your flower from coordinating card stock.  Add some Rhinestones to the center.

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Tasty Treats Birthday Shaker Card

This fun Birthday Shaker Card can use any patterned paper or stamps to fit what the Birthday Girl or Boy (Woman or Man) likes.  I used the Tasty Treat paper along with the Cool Treat Bundle.  You can choose sequins or small punched shapes to shake in your card.
Tasty Treats Ice Cream Birthday Shaker CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle #145181:  Cool Treats Photopolymer stamp set + Frozen Treats Framelits (available until May 31, 2017)
Stamps:  Cool Treats Photopolymer #142982
Inks:  Flirty Flamingo
Watermelon Wonder
Card Stock:  Flirty Flamingo
Whisper White
Crumb Cake
Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper (12×12) #142770
Window Sheets (12×12) #142314
Big Shot:  Frozen Treats Framelits #142756
Lots of Labels Framelits #138281
Punch:  Banner Triple #138292
Other:  Sprinkles Embellishments #142741
Embossing Buddy #103083
Adhesives:  Foam Adhesive Strips #141825
Tombow Glue + Sponge Wedge + Silicone Craft Sheet
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Flirty Flamingo card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Choose the two Framelits you will use as your cut out and frame.
3.  Cut your Card front pieces:
~Whisper White at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
~Patterned Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″. Cut out the window using the smaller Framelit.
~Window Sheet at 3-3/4″ x 5″
~Flirty Flamingo Window Frame:  Put both Framelits on the card stock on your Big Shot Platform.  Make sure the card stock showing between them is even.  Cut.
~Stamp your Ice Cream with Flirty Flamingo ink on Whisper White card stock with the solid Ice Cream stamps.  Stamp the Ice Cream layers with Watermelon Wonder ink on the solid Ice Cream piece.  Cut out with the coordinating Ice Cream Framelit.
~Cut out both the solid and the detailed Thinlit Ice Cream cone pieces from Crumb Cake card stock.  Attach together with Tombow Glue and sponge wedge on your Silicone Craft Sheet.  Glue the Ice Cream to the top.
~Stamp Happiest Birthday or other words in Watermelon Wonder ink on a Whisper White card stock strip.  Punch the end with the Banner Triple Punch.
4.  Assemble Card Front.
~Glue the Flirty Flamingo Frame around the Window on your patterned paper using Tombow Glue because it has a little wiggle room so you can use your fingers in the window hole to line up both pieces.
~Glue the Window Sheet on the back of the card front.  You just need glue around the edges of the Window Sheet.
~Attach the Happiest Birthday Banner with the adhesive of your choice.
~Attach the Ice Cream Cone with half Stampin’ Dimensionals
5.  Make the Shaker Card.
~Put your Foam Adhesive strips on the back of your card front within about 1/4″ from the window cut-out making sure there are no small gaps for your Sprinkles to escape through.  Rub the part of the Foam Adhesive Strip that is in the center where the sprinkles will be with your Embossing Buddy to remove all the sticky from the sides.  This will help prevent your Sprinkles from sticking to the Foam.  If you look closely, you can see I forgot this step.
~Also put some Foam Adhesive Strips about 1/4″ from the edge of the back side of the card front.
~Optional: Line up the Whisper White 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece with the completed card front to get an idea of where to place some of the Sprinkles with Glue Dots.   Attach a few Sprinkles on the Whisper White piece with Glue Dots.  Cut away the excess Glue Dot that sticks out beyone the Sprinkle if you want a smaller glob of Sprinkles to collect on the Glue Dot.  I just left the Glue Dot as is of all but one of the added Sprinkles.
~Put the desired amount of Sprinkles on the back of the card front inside the Foam Window.  Match up the sides of the Whisper White piece and the card front and attach.
~Attach your Shaker card front to your card base.
6.  Yippee!  You are finished!

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Banner Birthday Card

This fun Banner Birthday card uses the Sale-a-bration Any Occasion stamp set which is available until March 31, 2017 and is FREE with a $50 purchase!
SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Any Occasion Photopolymer #143348
Big on Birthdays Photopolymer #142877
Inks:  Pool Party
Dapper Denim
Calypso Coral
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Calypso Coral
Dapper Denim
By the Shore Designer Series Paper (12×12) #141640
Ribbon:  Dapper Denim Ruched #141424
Adhesive:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your papers:
~Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Calypso Coral at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base
~By the Shore 2-1/2″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base about 1″ from bottom edge of Calyspo Coral.
~Dapper Denim 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″
~Whisper White 3″ x 4″
2.  Stamp the 3″ x 4″ Whisper White:
~Happy Birthday in Dapper Denim ink
~Strings and Banners in Pool Party ink, Calypso Coral ink, and Dapper Denim ink.
3.  Attach the stamped card stock to the Dapper Denim card stock.  Tie the ribbon around both layers.  Attach to card base.

Let’s Celebrate Card

This Let’s Celebrate card features a Balloon and a Lace Doily.  You can use it for a Birthday Card or other Celebration card.  This is another card made by Kiev.
SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Balloon Adventures
Bunch of Banners
Ink:  Real Red
Smoky Slate
Card Stock:  Real Red
Whisper White
Smoky Slate
Sending Love Designer Series Paper (6×6) #142733
Big Shot:  Bunch of Banners Framelits #141488
Other:  Lace Doilies  #142793
Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack #142737
Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your papers:
~Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Your patterned paper at 2″ x 5-1/4″
~Smoky Slate card stock at 3″ x 4″
~Whisper White at 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″
~Cut your Doilie in half
~Stamp your Banner on Whisper White card stock in Smoky Slate ink.  Stamp Let’s Celebrate in Real Red ink inside the Banner.  Cut out with the coordinating Banner Framelit.
2.  Assemble and finish your card.
~Attach the 2″ x 5-1/4″ patterned paper close to the fold of your card base as shown.
~Stamp a Real Red Balloon at the top of the 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ Whisper White.  Stamp the string in Smoky Slate ink.  Attach this layer to the 3″ x 4″ Smoky Slate layer.  Tie a ribbon around the bottom edge.  Attach the Let’s Celebrate Banner.
~Lay your Balloon layers where you want them.  Attach your half Doily to the back of the Balloon layers.  You might want ot make sure it does not hang over the edge if you want the card to fit in an envelope.
~Attach your Balloon layers with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Have fun changing the colors of the Let’s Celebrate card!

3 Balloon Birthday Card

This Balloon Birthday Card was made by my helper Kiev and features the Balloon Bouquet Punch and the Carried Away Sale-a-bration paper.  It is quick to make and will be enjoyed by both birthday boys, girls, men, and women.
SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Oh So Succulent Photopolymer #142992
Ink:  Night of Navy
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Mint Macaron
Whisper White
Peekaboo Peach
Night of Navy
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper #135315
Carried Away Designer Series Paper 12X12 #143608 (available until March 31, 2017 FREE with $50 purchase)
Punch:  Balloon Bouquet #140609
Ribbon:  Sending Love 1/8″ Ribbon Combo Pack #142737
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your papers:
~Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Carried Away papers:  2″ x 5-1/4″ and 3″ x 4″
~Mint Macaron 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″
~Whisper White 1/2″ x 2-1/2″  Stamp Happy Birthday in Night of Navy ink and cut notches on each end.
Punch your Balloons:
~Large Balloon from each Peekaboo Peach, Night of Navy, and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
2.  Now lay out all the pieces to get them where you want.  Then attach to the card base.
~Lay the 2″ x 5-1/4″ Carried Away paper on the card base next to the fold.
~Attach the 3″ x 4″ Carried Away paper to the 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ Mint Macaron.  Center on the front of the card.
~Place the balloons and Happy Birthday on the 3″ x 4″ Carried Away paper.  Attach the Happy Birthday with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach the Peekaboo Peach and Night of Navy Balloons with Fast Fuse.  Attach the Glimmer Paper Balloon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Tie a Bow with the 1/8″ White Ribbon and attach it to the Glimmer Paper Balloon with a Glue Dot or two.

Try making this Birthday card with a variety of patterned papers and change the Balloon colors to coordinate with the paper.

 

Bermuda Bay Birthday

This fun birthday card features a fun beach feeling with all the starfish and tropical colors.
By the Shore Birthday Card, Bermuda Bay Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
*Bundle:  Birthday Blast Rubber stamps + Star Blast Edgelits  Wood #144715, Clear #144716
Stamps:
  *Birthday Blast  Wood #142854, Clear #142866
Ink: Bermuda Bay
Card Stock:  Pool Party
Bermuda Bay
Very Vanilla
By the Shore Designer Series Paper (12×12) #141640
Big Shot:  *Star Blast Edgelits #142763  (For the swirl under Happy Birthday)
Stitched Shapes Framelits  #145372
Layered Oval Framelits  #141706
3/8″ Ruched Ribbon:  Peekaboo Peach   #141427
Emerald Envy  #141425
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Fine Tip Glue Pen or Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your
~Pool Party card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Bermuda Bay card layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
~By the Shore patterned paper at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Wait until everything is on it before attaching to card base.
2.  Lay your ribbons across the By the Shore patterned paper to determine where you want it.  Cut the ribbon so it hangs over each side about 1-2″ – 3/4″.  Run adhesive across the front of the By the Shore patterned paper where you want your ribbon to go.  Make a strip of adhesive on the back side of the paper and wrap your ribbon ends around and attach to the back of the paper.
3.  Stamp Happy Birthday on Very Vanilla card stock in Bermuda Bay ink.  Cut it out with your Big Shot and the Oval Stitched Shapes Framelit leaving room at the bottom to add the die cut swirl.
4.  Cut a Bermuda Bay card stock Scallop Oval just larger than your Happy Birthday die cut.
~Also cut a Swirl from Bermuda Bay card stock.
~Attach the Swirl under the Happy Birthday with Glue.
~Attach the two Ovals together with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the Bermuda Bay Oval and attach it to your card.

Happy Birthday Card Making!

Confetti Birthday Card

Here is a super quick and easy Birthday card using the Confetti Embossing Folder and the Big on Birthdays stamp set.  This card is perfect for men, women, and children.
Confetti Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Big on Birthdays  Photopolymer #142877
Ink:  Pacific Point
Card Stock:  So Saffron
Big Shot:  Confetti embossing folder #140592
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your So Saffron card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your So Saffron card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Confetti embossing folder.
3.  Stamp in the flat Oval on your card front: Happy Birthday and To You and the stars in Pacific Point ink.
4.  Glue your card front to your card base.

Choose different colors and make your own Confetti Birthday card.

Let’s Celebrate Balloon Birthday Card

The Balloon Adventures Bundle is really fun to use!  Make this simple Celebration card with just a few supplies to celebrate a birthday or other occasion.
Lets Celebrate Balloon Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
*Bundle #144708:  Balloon Adventures stamp set + Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits. Bundle available until May 31, 2017
Stamps:  *Balloon Adventures Photopolymer #142823
Inks:  Tempting Turquoise
Island Indigo
Whisper White Craft #101731
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Tempting Turquoise
Big Shot:  *Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits  #142753
Punch:  Project Life Corner Rounder #135346
Adhesive:  Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base ar 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Balloon shape out of Tempting Turquoise card stock.  The sides will need to be cut along the embossed edge lines with either your Paper Trimmer or scissors.
3.  Stamp:
~Balloons in Whisper White ink.  Whisper White Craft ink takes a little longer to dry so avoid touching it for a few minutes.
~Banner in Tempting Turquoise ink
~Let’s Celebrate in Island Indigo ink
4.  Round all four corners with the Corner Rounder Punch.
5.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.  Attach to card front.

Happy Celebrating!

Metallic Ribbon Birthday Card

This Ribbon Birthday card uses the 3/8″ Metallic Ribbon Combo that is a Sale-a-bration product.  It also uses the NEW Big on Birthdays stamp set from the 2017 Occasions Catalog.  Because the Ribbon is gold and silver you can use a variety of color combinations to make your own version of this card.
Ribbon Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Big on Birthdays  Photopolymer  #142877
Ink:  VersaMark
Card Stock:  Island Indigo
Pool Party
Embossing:  Gold Embossing Powder #109129
Heat Tool  #129053
Other:  3/8″ Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack #143601 (Sale-a-bration product-FREE with $50 purchase until March 31, 2017)
Paper Snips/fussy cutting scissors
SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Island Indigo card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Pool Party card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  If desired, cut a piece the same size to put inside the card and attach it now.
3.  Ribbon.  Cut three 6-1/2″ – 7-1/2″ strips of ribbon.  I cut one silver and two gold.  Use any combination or just one color.
~Put SNAIL on the back of the ribbon just running it along the whole length.  Attach it where desired.
4.  Rub you Embossing Buddy on your Island Indigo card stock that you will stamp on.  Stamp your birthday words in Versamark ink on Island Indigo card stock.  Dump Gold embossing powder on it, then remove excess.  Melt with Heat Tool.  Fussy cut around the edges with your scissors.  Attach to your card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
5.  Attach your card front to your card base with SNAIL or Fast Fuse.

Let’s keep making Birthday cards so we will have them when we need to send them to family and friends this year.

Baby Bear Card

I made this Baby Bear Card to celebrate the birth of a new grandson born the day after Christmas.  This cute bear that looks so soft and fuzzy is done entirely with stamps and three colors of ink.  Make a pink version for a girl using Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, and Melon Mambo inks and card stock.
Baby Teddy Bear CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Baby Bear  Photopolymer #141859
Inks:  Sahara Sand
Crumb Cake
Tip Top Taupe
Soft Sky
Marina Mist
Night of Navy
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Soft Sky
Marina Mist
Other:  Scissors
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Whisper White at 3-1/8″ x 3-3/8″.
2.  Stamp you Bear on the Whisper White making sure the widest sides are at the top and bottom.
3.  The Bear stamps are numbered on the plastic sheet they are attached to.  Look through the inked stamps to line up the Bear parts.
~Stamp Bear part 1 in Sahara Sand ink.  Most solid stamp,
~Stamp Bear part 2 in Crumb Cake ink.  Medium solid stamp.
~Stamp Bear part 3 in Tip Top Taupe ink.  Less solid stamp.
On a scrap of Whisper White stamp the Bow.
~most solid in Soft Sky ink
~Least solid in Marina Mist ink.
~Cut out the bow with scissors and attach to the Bear with Glue Dots.
4.  Cut your Marina Mist card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and Fold at 4-1/4″.
5.  Cut your Soft Sky card stock at 3-1/2″ x 3-3/4″.  Attach under stamped Bear with Fast Fuse or SNAIL.  Attach the layered Bear to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
6.  Stamp your sentiment on the card base with Night of Navy ink.

Enjoy making a pink version for a Baby Girl!