As most of you know, I love big and bold sentiments. I like them in stamps and dies. This year, Stampin’ Up!® has a set of dies called Playful Alphabets. In a way, these is the best of all worlds. You can make any sentiment you want using these letters. They are small enough to even fit the word “celebrate” on a card. They are part of the Playing With Patterns Suite which includes the stamp set called Pattern Play, Playing With Patterns Designer Series Paper, ribbon and embellishments.
This was a very simple card to make. I cut out the letters of “HAPPY” in Just Jade cardstock. I didn’t have to line them up to cut them because I was just going to use the letters. I then cut two triangles out of Flowers For Every Season Designer Series Paper using the new Stitched Triangles Dies. I used the flower side for the triangles and then added little strips from the other side of the paper along the edges. Don’t you just love how Designer Series Paper is two-sided? If you don’t like one side you can use the other. The only problem I run into is when I love both sides and then have to choose.
The word birthday is from the stamp set called A Wish For Everything.
As a side note, we should have arrived in Nashville to our new house yesterday. I wrote this post a couple of weeks ago so I wouldn’t have to worry about unpacking all my stamping products the second I got home. Although we hated leaving the cottage, we are very excited to start our new life here. Hopefully I will meet some fellow stampers soon so I can have someone to stamp with.
Today is my mother’s 95th birthday. Not only is she 95 but she is healthy and lives (fairly) independently. By fairly I mean she lives in a little cottage by herself in an independent living facility. She is the queen of the place and everyone knows her. She is truly amazing. I thought this card was appropriate for her because she is like a rainbow of color wherever she goes.
To make this card I first stamped the background using the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set in Memento Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock. Then I took different colored scraps and cut pieces that are 1/2″ wide. The colors I used are Poppy Parade, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point and Gorgeous Grape. I just realized I used every color in the Brights family except Melon Mambo! I adhered these strips to a piece of Whisper White cardstock and then cut it out using a die from the Stitched Rectangles set. I popped this up using Dimensionals.
Lastly, I cut the word Happy from the Merry Christmas die set in Basic Black and stamped the worth birthday from the stamp set called A Wish For Everything.
Happy Birthday, Mom! I hope your day is as great as you are!
Hello everyone. Today is another Stamp Off Challenge with Jackie, Buffy and me. Today’s challenge is to use your favorite technique. Oh boy. This was a hard one for me. I don’t really have a favorite technique. I asked Buffy if plain old stamping was a technique. I could hear her eye roll from here! I decided to use a technique that I used a couple of years ago (you can see it HERE). It uses ink and masks. I did it a little differently this time after I saw a great video from Jennifer McGuire the other day. I love her videos because she shows some great techniques in a clear and easy to understand way.
The colors I used for these cards are Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Grapefruit Grove and Basic Black. I also used a brand new product from the 2019 Holiday Catalog. It is a new set of Masks (stencils) called Basic Pattern Decorative Masks. I used the polka dot one. I was very excited to see new Masks since we have had the current ones for a long time.
To make this card I used a stencil that I actually made. It is a stencil that can be used to make a wreath out of stamped images. I lay my cardstock in the stencil and layered the polka dot Mask over it. I added ink to the stencil using my Stampin’ Up!® Sponges turning the cardstock with every new color. It ended up leaving a white space where you can put the sentiment.
For the sentiments I used the stamp sets called Broadway Birthday and A Wish For Everything. The dies I used were Stitched Rectangles and Word Wishes.
Now, let’s go check out Buffy’s and Jackie’s favorite technique. I hope they had an easier time than I did!
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I love word dies and Stampin’ Up!® has a few good ones. In the last Occasions Catalog they came out with dies called Well Written and this year they added Word Wishes. Well Written goes with the stamp set called Well Said and Word Wishes has a stamp set called A Wish For Everything. You can save 10% if you purchase Word Wishes and A Wish For Everything in a Bundle.
I needed a masculine birthday card and I always have a harder time making those than feminine cards. I don’t know why but I do. I think when it comes to masculine cards, simple can be better.
To make this card I first cut out the word “Happy” using the Word Wishes dies in Whisper White. added two pieces of Designer Series Paper from the 6″ x 6″ Brights collection in Poppy Parade and Pacific Point. I cut the circle out of Pacific Point cardstock using the Stitched Shapes Dies and adhered the die cut with Multipurpose Glue. I stamped the word ‘birthday” in Pacific Point Ink and cut it out using a die from Stitched Labels.
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