One of the (many) great things about Stampin’ Up! is that everything coordinates. The cardstock matches the ink which matches the markers which match the Designer Series Paper. Designer Series Paper (also known as DSP for us lazy writers) is such an easy way to add color or texture to a card. You just cut out the appropriate sized piece and attach it to the card. Easy as pie!
I needed a quick card to send someone that needed a little TLC so I made this card for her. It didn’t take very long, but when she got it, she was so appreciative. Sometimes it’s the little stuff!
Today is my friend Sandy’s birthday. For her birthday I made her this card with the Hexagon Hive Thinlit. It uses the colors of Watermelon Wonder (a new In Color) and Crushed Curry. I made another card using these colors and really liked it so I thought I would try it again. The polka dots in the background were made using a new background stamp called Dots For Days. I love using background stamps to add a little extra and Stampin’ Up has a bunch of new ones. The sentiment on this card is from the stamp set called Tin of Cards. You probably already know that since I use it a lot. It just seems to be the perfect size for a lot of cards.
Happy Birthday, Sandy! I hope you have an awesome day!
I got the idea for this card from Shelli Gardner. Shelli is the Co-Founder and CEO of Stampin’ Up! She has a blog where she occasionally posts pictures of cards she has made or received. Her blog address is www.soshelli.com in case you want to check it out. Anyway, she made a card that sort of, but not really, looked like this. I just took her design and made it my own. It is called CASEing (Copy And Share Everything) and is perfectly allowable. Whenever you CASE something, it is always nice to give the original card maker credit.
I used a few different stamp sets to make this card. They are Amazing Birthday, Mixed Bunch, Flower Shop, Petite Petals, and Gorgeous Grunge. I used a new Thinlit called Striped Scallop as well as all the punches that match the flower stamps.