Birthday Card & Embellishment using the Envelope Punch Board Video

Watch this video!Today we will make a Birthday Card using Stampin’ Up’s NEW Envelope Punch Board.  We will make a File Folder tab large enough for our Happy Birthday sentiment.  We will also make an embellishment for the front of our card.  Have Fun using your Envelope Punch Board for something in addition to making envelopes!  (Refresh page if video doesn’t load or Watch it on YouTube)

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Bring on the Cake w#128490  c#121958
Perfectly Penned  w#128703  c#122892
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple
Card Stock:
  Raspberry Ripple
Primrose Petals
Very Vanilla
Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper #130145
Other:  Envelope Punch Board #133774
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
SNAIL Adhesive

Paper Measurements:
Primrose Petals card base:  5-1/2″ x 6-1/4″.  Score & fold at 4-1/4″
Raspberry Ripple card stock:  1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ AND 1/2″ x 5-1/2″
Primrose Petals card stock:  1″ x 5-1/2″
Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper for Envelope:  6-3/4″ square
Very Vanilla for small card:  4-1/2″ x 7″.  Score and fold at 3-1/2″

Now that your papers are all cut, grab your Envelope Punch Board and follow along!

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Happy Cardmaking with your Envelope Punch Board!
Nendy

Plaid Birthday Cards

Spring Catalog ProjectsBoth my Son and Son-in-Law have Birthdays shortly after Christmas.  Since I can’t seem to make the same card twice, here are two versions of Birthday Cards for these men in my life.  Of course I had to use some Spring 2013 Catalog items!  Since these cards were mailed a while ago and because I didn’t take notes I don’t remember the exact colors I used.  So use what ever color is your man’s favorite when you make this card for him.
Jason's 2013 birthday cardSterling's 2013 Birthday cardEvery Monday in January I will be posting projects using Spring 2013 Catalog products.  Enjoy!

SUPPLIES:
*Spring 2013 Catalog available until May 31, 2013
Stamps:  *Beyond Plaid w#129201  c#129204
*Make a Wish w#129219  c#129222
Perfectly Penned  w#122890  c#122892 (Green card)
Bring on the Cake w#121899  c#121958 (Blue card)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip -cake
Marina Mist (Blue card)
Real Red (Blue card)
Midnight Muse ink pad & Marker (Green card sentiment)
Lucky Limeade-I think (Green card)
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Marina Mist (Blue card)
Lucky Limeade-I think (Green card)
Big Shot:  *Hearts a Flutter Framelits #130159 (Green card Banner)
Chevron Folder #127749 (Green card)
Punch: 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle-I think (Blue Card Banner)
Other:  Naturals Designer Buttons #127554
Linen Thread #104199
SNAIL
Dimensionals
Glue Dots
Paper Snips and/or Scissors

INSTRUCTIONS:
Instructions will be for Both Cards unless specified.
1.  Card base.  Cut a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of card stock in the desired color.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  If desired, use the Chevron Embossing Folder on your card front.  Line up your card stock in the folder.  Fold the back of the card underneath the embossing folder.  Run through your Big Shot with all the tabs open.  Crease the top fold again with your fingers trying not to flatten out the embossing.
3.  Choose the Plaid Design you want.  Stamp it three times in the desired ink color on Whisper White card stock.  Stamp the Cake in Chocolate Chip ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut the Cake out with your Paper Snips.  Cut the Plaid images out with Scissors or your Paper Trimmer.
4.  Lay out the Plaid images in the desired positions.  Adhere the upper two images with SNAIL or Tombow Glue.  Adhere the lower Plaid image with Dimensionals.  Add the Cake to the lower Plaid image with Dimensionals.  (Notice I didn’t add any Dazzling Details to Bling up the cakes for the guys!  I hope they appreciated how hard that was for me.)
5a.  Green Banner.  Stamp the sentiment in Midnight Muse ink on Whisper White card stock.  Trim so it is 1″ Tall.  Slip one end through the Hearts a Flutter Banner Framelit.  Cover only the part that will be cut out with the top cutting pad when you run it through your Big Shot.  If you cover the whole card stock piece there will be heavy crease lines in your sentiment.  Repeat with the other end, covering only the part that is being cut with the top cutting pad.  Use the Brush Tip of the Midnight Muse Marker to put a colored edge to your Banner.  Adhere in desired position with Dimensionals.
5b.  Blue Banner.  Stamp sentiment in Real Red Ink on Whisper White card stock.  Trim about 1″ Tall.  Stick one end of your Banner in through the center open part of your Scallop Circle punch.  Position as desired and punch the end.  Repeat with the other side.  Drag the edges of your Banner against your Real Red ink pad.  Adhere in desired position with Dimensionals.
6.  Buttons.  Choose the desired Buttons.  Thread them with Linen Thread.  We do want it nice and rustic for our guys.  Place a Glue Dot on the back to hold the thread onto the button.  Place 2-3 more Glue Dots on the back of each button and adhere them in the desired position on your card.
7.  There.  You now have two versions of Birthday Cards for the men in your life.  Enjoy!

You can purchase all the Supplies for these Manly Birthday cards from My Online Store.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

Manly Midnight Birthday Card

This fun Birthday card was made with the Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper (#126898), Midnight Muse and Whisper White card stocks, Midnight Muse ink (126860), Bring on the Cake stamp set (w#121899 c#121958), Apothecary Accents Framelits (#127003), Essentials Paper Piercing Pack (#126187), Pierce Mat (#126199), Paper Piercing Tool (#126189), Two Square Punches (I think I used the 1″ Square #124094 and 1-1/4″ Square #119865) which I cut in half and used for the corners, and last of all 3/16″ Neutrals Brads (#119736).
Manly Birthday

You can purchase all the products to make this card at My Online Stampin’ Up! Store.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy 

 

Day of Gratitude Summer Flower

Day of Gratitude has been a favorite stamp set of mine since it came out.  Here is a Summer version.  I used the large single leaf to make a flower.
Day of Gratitude Flower

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:
  Day of Gratitude  w#120835  c#121148

Bring On the Cake  w#121899  c#121958 
Ink:  Gumball Green  #126861
Marina Mist #126962
Card Stock:  Gumball Green #126840
Marina Mist #119682
Whisper White #100730
Punches:  2-3/8″ Scallop Circle  #118874
Blossom Petals Builder #121808
Other:  Brights Glimmer Brads #121006
SNAIL #104332  Refill #104331
Dimensionals #104430
Paper Piercing Tool #126189
Stampin’ Pierce Mat #126199
Paper Snips #103579 for cutting out the “Flower”
Craft Scissors #108360 for cutting the long straight lines of the Triangles.
Post-It-Notes

DIRECTIONS:
1.
  Stamp the
Day of Gratitude branch of leaves so they form a triangle shape.  Use Gumball Green Ink and Whisper White card stock.  Cut around the leaves into a triangle shape.  Trim the corners slightly and punch by inserting the card stock corner in through the top of the larges flower in the Blossom Petals Builder Punch.  Repeat with the other 2 corners in the triangle.  Cut a piece of Marina Mist card stock slightly larger than the White Triangle.  Trim and punch the corners to match the Whisper White card stock triangle.
2.  Stamp five Day of Gratitude single leaves in Marina Mist ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out and trim off the stem.  Place the cut out leaves in a circle so one side is on top of the next flower and the other side is under the flower.  Adhere with SNAIL.  Poke a hole through the center of the flower with the Paper Piercing Tool.  Insert Glimmer Brad.  Put Dimensional on the back of the Flower and place in center of the stamped leaves.  Adhere the two triangles together with Dimensionals.
3.  Stamp Birthday sentiment on Whisper White card stock with Marina Mist ink.  Punch so the sentiment is in the lower half of the Scallop Circle.  Attach the punched sentiment to the Post-It-Note and insert into punch.  Line up the scallops at the side and trim off the top so it forms an oval scallop.
4.  Place the Triangle and the sentiment in the desired positions on the Gumball Green card base.  Adhere the Triangles with SNAIL.  Adhere the sentiment with Dimensional. 
5.  Admire your unique card!

You can obtain all the supplies for this project from My Online Stampin’ Up! Store.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy