A Happy Birthday

Dotty Angles, Hello You Thinlits

This started out as a quick and easy birthday card but ended up a bit more complicated than I thought.  I wanted to use the Hello You Thinlits but instead of just cutting it out of Calypso Coral cardstock, I wanted to inlay it by cutting it out of the Whisper White cardstock.  So I did that but it looked funny because the letters were not filled in.  So, I used the new Fine Tip Glue Pen to fill in all the little pieces of all the letters.  By the time that was done, I realized I should have just cut it out with the Calypso Coral and used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to add it to the Whisper White.  Ok so if you are still reading this, then you should get a medal!

The birthday stamp is from Endless Birthday Wishes and the polka dots are from Dotty Angles.

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Celebrate With Dotty Angles

Dotty Angles, Fabulous Four

I’ve been spending so much time with my new grand baby, Madelyn, that I needed to make some quick and easy cards.  This card literally took me about 5 minutes to make.  The longest part was coloring all the dots in different colors.   I could have stamped the dots in all one color but  I think the different colors make it look like confetti is falling.  Plus it makes it a little more fun!

The “confetti” stamp is from Dotty Angles and the sentiment is from the stamp set called Fabulous Four.  I am happy to report that both of these sets will be in the new catalog that comes out in June.

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Hello You Birthday For A Friend

Dotty Angles, Hello You Thinlits

Today is Karin’s birthday.  If you pay attention to my blog at all you would  notice that she is makes the most comments on my blog.  It is so awesome that she takes the time to say such nice things about my cards. She is an awesome friend and a great cheerleader!

Not only is Karin a good friend, she is also in my Stamp Club.  The only thing is, this year she will not be joining.  I am very disappointed that she is leaving for such a silly reason!  Turns out she got a job.  In Italy.  For 3 years.  Yes, Italy!  Can you believe she would want to leave my Club in order to go live in Italy?  I will have to figure out a way to have her be a virtual member!

In any case, Happy Birthday Karin.  I hope you have an awesome day and the most amazing time in Italy!

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Oh My Goodies Birthday

Oh My Goodies, Dotty Angles

I made this birthday card for a friend of mine who has a birthday in November.  Whenever someone has a birthday during a holiday month I try not to use the holiday colors.  Thanksgiving is associated with the colors of Fall (oranges, reds and yellows) so I made this card using blue and green.  That is about as far away from Thanksgiving colors as you can get!

The stamp set Oh My Goodies matches the Deco Labels Framelits so there is no fussy cutting.  I stamped the Happy Birthday stamp in Wild Wasabi and then again in Island Indigo.  Then I cut out the Umpteenth part and attached it with Dimensionals.  The ribbons is the 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon in Island Indigo.  It is very soft and pretty in “real” life.

Happy Birthday, Mary!  I hope you have a terrific day!

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A Dotty Angles Hello

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As most of you know, Stampin’ Up! now offers Photopolymer Stamp sets.  Although they take a little getting used to, since I have always used rubber stamps, I am starting to like them more and more.  There are a few tricks.  I found that the best way to stamp them is on top of my Piercing Mat.  It gives the stamps a little cushion to make a cleaner image.

This card uses the Photopolymer Stamp Set called Dotty Angles.  This set has two large stamps in it.  One is the polka dot and the other is the triangle stamp.  I put a piece of Designer Washi Tape from the set called Beach House under the Hello which is from the set called Four You.

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Dotty Angles

Dotty Angles, Occasions 4 You

I actually made this card for a layout challenge but never got around to posting it before the challenge ended.  Honestly, I can’t even remember what site the challenge was from.  I am telling you.  It is tough to get old and forgetful!

In any case, I used a new Photopolymer Stamp Set called Dotty Angles to make this card.  I am really starting to like the Photopolymer Stamps.  They don’t have the details that rubber stamps have but they are great for perfect placement.  They are clear so when you ink them you can see exactly where you are stamping.  I do find that I have to “condition” these stamps before using them or they don’t pick up ink very well.  I take my Adhesive Remover and rub it over the stamp which helps remove whatever film is on there that doesn’t like ink.  It works really well.

The sentiment is from Occasions 4 You.

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