Whiskey Business & Plaid Builder

Last week was my baby, Zachary’s birthday.  By baby, I mean my youngest son who is now 33 years old.  I am sure he doesn’t like to be called my baby, but he will always be that.  I tell Emy, my granddaughter, who is three years old, that her Daddy is my baby.  I show her pictures of him when he was little and she just laughs and run away.

This is the birthday card I sent to Zachary.  Rob and all my boys drink whiskey so I knew I had to have this new stamp set called Whiskey Business that is in the 2020/2021 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog the minute I saw it.  Actually, they all love Manhattans but they are close enough to Old Fashions that I knew it would work.

I made the background using a new die called called Best Plaid Builder.  Oh my gosh, these dies are so easy to use.  The set consists of two large dies.  One made the Basic Gray background and the other made the Basic Black lines on this card. I layered both of them on top of a Whisper White card base.  I stamped the whiskey decanter and the glass in Smoky Slate ink and cut them out using my paper snips.  They were fairly easy to cut out since they are mostly straight lines.  I colored the “whiskey’ using a new InColor Stampin Blends called Cinnamon Cider.  Then I layered them on Whisper White and Basic Black circles.  I stamped the sentiment in Memento Black Ink and cut it out using a die from Tasteful Labels.

A little bit of news about the new Stampin Cut & Emboss Machine – It will be available for customers to order on September 1st!  If you are a Demonstrator you can pre-order it on August 4th (one more reason to join my team!).  It is going to be awesome!  The Mini won’t be available then because it is still in production but I will let you know when as soon as I know.

Happy birthday (again), Zachary.  You make me so proud!


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3 thoughts on “Whiskey Business & Plaid Builder

  1. Oh man I love this card. I debated the set, but don’t have whiskey drinkers in my family (only in the form of several former alcoholics). I have the plaid dies but haven’t figured out how I want to use them. You kicked it out of the park!


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