Hello Stamping Friends,
Today we will focus on the Happy Birthday To You set.
I saw a card on Tina Wardell’s blog: tinascraftyinkspot.com and had a new appreciation for the beautiful flowers. I had focused on the cake and thought it was more of a wedding cake than a birthday cake – and it would work well for a wedding- but when you use only the flowers for the outside of the card it is stunning as a birthday card. Here is Tina’s video:
The card has the birthday cake popped up on the inside with beautiful flowers on the outside. I changed a few things to suit my liking. I used matching colors for the base and the flowers and then used the little dots in the same stamp set and versa mark to decorate the edge of the base.
The inside has the cake popping up! I used our Pearlized Doilies for the base of the cake. You can’t see it here, but the cake actually has a matching cake mirrored image on its other side. The pop up technique and making a mirror image of the cake are both in Tina’s video. Our Silicone Craft Sheet works beautifully to stamp the image -twice (a stamparatus is a must) and then place your white cardstock on the silicone sheet and rub-rub-rub.
- Card Base: Rich Razzleberry 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 Scored at 4 1/4
- Layer: Daffodil Delight 3 1/4 X 4 5/8
- Top: Whisper White 3 1/4 X 4 1/2 Cut to 4 3/8 X 3 with Rectangle Stitched Framelit
- Cakes & Flowers: Make 3; Whisper White 3 X 4 1/4
- Pop Up Strips: Make 2; 1/4 X 2 1/2 scored at 1/4″ on only one end
- Leaves: Old Olive 2 1/4 X 5 1/2, make six leaves-the framelit makes two at a time, sponge edges
- Sprigs: Daffodil Delight 2 X 2, make two sprigs-the framelit makes two at a time
- One Pearlized Doily
- Three sequins
- Inside Greeting: Whisper White 2 3/4 X 2, stamp and then punch with Pretty Label Punch
- Border for Greeting: Daffodil Delight 2 3/4 X 2, Punch with Pretty Label Punch, cut in half to mount behind the greeting.
- Stampin’ Blends: Lt & Dk Rich Razzleberry, Dk Daffodil Delight, Lt & Dk Old Olive, Lt Balmy Blue-cake shadows, Dk Smoky Slate-cake base
- Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black, Versa Mark
- Birthday Dies
To make our time at club more efficient, I made card kits with the Rich Razzleberry/Daffodil Delight, Real Red/Black, Bermuda Bay/Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo/Highland Heather. There was a lot of coloring on the flower images so I chose colors based on the Stampin’ Blends that I have. It worked really well and stampers could all be coloring at the same time. Check out their beautiful creations:
Wendy chose to do red and black and Jo made the flirty flamingo and purple:
Havi made the Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight:
Thank you for sharing your cards, ladies! They are all beautiful. Which is your favorite?
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SAL, Sad And Lonely – NOT I have stamps!
Hello Stamping friends,
I used these dies for a valentine card which you can see by clicking HERE.
I designed a ‘Happy Spring’ card and a card with an Easter greeting:
The “Happy Spring”, “Easter Greetings”, mama goose with babies and the grass stamp are all in the Fable Friends stamp set in the annual catalog.
The lamb with the puff paint is a retired set called “Easter Lamb”. It has just the one stamp in the set.
The cross is from the ‘Cross of Hope’ die set and cut from a piece of wood-tone paper in the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper(DSP). Samples of this paper are also in the 6 X 6 paper stack you receive if you join Stampin’ Up! during Sale A Bration. I cut off the flower from the Sending Flowers die that was right in front of the cross and put that flower in the inside of the card.
The little butterfly on the Easter Card is from the “Enjoy Life” stamp set (annual catalog) and stamped in Calypso Coral.
The inside greeting, ‘today is a day for new beginnings’, is from our Sale A Bration ‘Power of Hope’ stamp set. With a $100 purchase you earn this set and the Stone 3D embossing folder.
I added the sunbeam from the retired ‘Kinda Eclectic’ for my personal Easter cards this year.
There is just something about seeing all those little lambs together that made me want to take another picture!!
We have less than a week, just until March 31, to earn Sale A Bration products or to purchase the coordinating products that include the Sending Flowers Die set. I will show all the products further on in the post.
- Base: Thick Whisper White, 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
- Top: Thick Whisper White, 4 1/8 X 5 3/8
- Characters: Regular Whisper White, Depending on your choice of character, the goose can lay sideways above the goslings so a 4 X 2 piece should work or use up some of your scraps
- Embellishments: 7″ of ribbon and seven little pearls colored to match the flower with Stampin’ Blends.
By using our thick Whisper White we don’t necessarily need another layer in the inside and the ‘Sending Flowers’ die gives incredible dimension to the front so we don’t need more layers. Probably a good thing I did this card with my club because the second card we did had 13 pieces!
Not yet, Sal, but hopefully this week since it uses the Happy Birthday Sale A Bration set which has amazing flowers. But I regress. Let’s look at the steps for this card.
- Make cloud masks, a 3 1/4″ circle mask with your circle dies, and use sticky notes to mask the top of the base and the top of the inside as you sponge each section. I fussy cut a cloud mask around the Happy Spring, Easter greetings, and inside greeting and used the Up and Away thinlets set (in the clearance rack) which has several cloud shapes to cut out. If you don’t like the idea of fussy cutting your own, there are several dies in the catalog that could be modified to look like clouds. For example ‘Lakeside’ dies have a die for a lily pad that could be a cloud.
- Cut out the cross if you are making the Easter card.
- Cut out your front flower circle with the ‘Sending Flowers’ Die. You need this piece to position your clouds in the background.
- Lay your base open flat, mask the back side of the card, and mark 2 1/2″ on your grid sheet to guide you where to sponge the blue and green. I used Balmy Blue and Granny Apple Green and our Sponge Brayers (#141714). The brayers come in a pack with two handles and four sponges for $8. They are so much easier to use than the rubber brayers and they give a nice consistent look. Lay the cutout flowers over top of the front just to position your clouds and the cross then set that piece and the cross piece aside and sponge the base front.
- Remove the cloud masks and without reinking the brayer, lightly sponge over the sky to soften the white of the clouds.
- Likewise, do the inside of the card:
- by first stamping the greeting and then masking the greeting with a cloud shape and adding other cloud shape masks as desired and masking off the other side of the inside of the card.
- sponge the blue sky and the green grass. Remove the masks and do a light sponge over the clouds.
- Now you have the idea so let’s sponge the top flower cut out piece. Mask it with circle cutouts covering only the flowers. I had to use two circle masks since my die was just a little bit small. Stamp the greeting and mask it with a cloud mask and add other clouds as desired then sponge.
- I purchased the gina K Masking Magic sheets from Amazon.
- Using Granny Apple Green and the grass stamp from Fable Friends, stamp little grass clumps on the inside, the front, and the area that will show behind the circle.
- Use Stampin Blends and color your flowers:
- Dk Pineapple Punch
- Lt Highland Heather
- Lt Calypso Coral
- Leave two tulips white
- Leaves of the tulips- Dk Granny Apple Green
- Leaves of the other flowers – Lt Granny Apple Green
- Using the same colors of Stampin’ Blends, color your Pearl Basic Jewels and add to the centers of the five petaled flowers. Stampin’ Blends are alcohol so they won’t rub off the pearls. Regular markers do rub off and we have used Sharpies in the past when we colored rhinestones or pearls- yay for matching colors in our own Stampin’ Blends!
- Stamp your characters in Memento Black so you can color them with Stampin’ Blends or apply puff paint. Fussy cut them out and mount with glue dots.
- Place foam adhesive strips on the back of the front piece and a few dimensionals around the sides of the circle and attach.
Good catch, Sal! The ribbon knot is tied around the front before the adhesive strips are added and the little butterfly is stamped on the front in Calypso Coral before the adhesive strips are added. Whether you want these are not depends on the character you use. The goose stands up so tall that the ribbon wouldn’t work, and the card might get a bit busy if you add a butterfly with all the little goslings. Personal preference.
I stamped the ‘Happy Spring’ with Highland Heather but decided it was a little too light so I stamped Easter Greetings on a separate scrap of Whisper White in Gorgeous Grape and fussy cut it to look like a cloud. I used glue dots to adhere it since I didn’t want it popped up too much and glue dots are just a slight pop up and a bit more than using snail or liquid glue.
I cut a few extra ‘Sending Flowers’ cut outs so the club members could cut off a flower or two or three to put on the insides of their cards and their cards looked awesome. I just used the one flower I cut off the front so you could see the cross better to put on the inside.
SAL, Send A Lot of flowers on a card
Hello Stamping Friends,
This week’s card is one of those cards that will make you smile many times as you make it! You do make the cards I post, right?
That’s true, Sal! I love to go shopping and smile at people and see if I get a smile back. I tell Paul I am collecting smiles! So hopefully today’s card will bring a smile to your day.
I made a shrinky dink ladybug with the Little Ladybug stamp set. This set is free through the end of March with a $300 party/order. All our hostess’ this quarter have been able to earn the stamp set. We are starting a new rotation of clubs if you would like to be part of a club and earn hostess rewards like this.
To make a shrinky dink ladybug:
- Stamp the Little Ladybugs on clear shrinky dink paper with Staz On ink
- Cut them out with the coordinating framelits (#153588- available until March 31)
- Color the back with alcohol markers; use Light Real Red Stampin’ Blend as the color will darken as it heats
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
- Put them on the cookie sheet and in the oven colored side up for two to three minutes, they will curl then lay flat
- Leave them in an extra 30 seconds after they lay flat
- Remove from oven and flatten them with an acrylic block
You must use Staz On ink and alcohol markers. In the past we used permanent ink Sharpies but now we have a whole plethora of our own alcohol markers.
Now that you have a tiny ladybug, let’s give her some flowers with the Thoughtful Blooms Sale A Bration stamp set, free with a $50 order.
Imagine that! But I wanted to have you look at that stamp set first. See those four green leaves going in all directions? That is one stamp set and it becomes the center point for building the rest of the bouquet. I thought it was four different stamps that I would have to mount, but not so. I stamped the leaves in Garden Green and then stamped three little sprigs between the green leaves in Pear Pizzaz and then stamped those little dots at the top of the sprigs in orange. The dots are also just one stamp that fits perfectly on the sprig and since the set is photopolymer you can see to line the dots up nicely. I stamped little yellow flowers at the top of the blank green stems and dotted the middle with a black marker. I stamped a large flower in Rich Razzleberry and punched it out then added Wink of Stella, mounted it with dimensionals in the very middle and put a yellow Happiness Blooms Enamel Dot in the center. A few copper sequins added a bit more sparkle (and covered a smudge)!
Here’s a different ladybug:
That makes me smile. The Happy Birthday is in the Little Ladybug set and the trellis border is in Thoughtful Blooms. I stamped the HB in Rich Razzleberry and the trellis in Soft Suede.
Check out another version with large orange flowers and using the teeny tiny centers from the stamp set:
It is a cool set and there is a matching punch for the large flower you can earn free with a $100 order.
For the inside I used another of the Sale A Bration sets free with a $50 order:
It looks like the first one is saying to the others: “Look at me, I can stand on one leg!” The third one gets tricky and says “Look at me, I can roll over!”
Have you smiled, yet? Here is the large orange flower:
Which do you like better- the small yellow flowers or the large orange flowers? A flying shrinky dink ladybug or a sitting shrinky dink ladybug?
The framelits for cutting out the ladybugs are available only through the end of March along with several other framelits that coordinate with the mini and SAB catalogs:
Next week I will have two cards using the Sending Flowers Dies from these coordinating framelits to make a spring and Easter card.
It seems that will spoil the surprise for my club tomorrow, but you are right, Sal, these could sell out soon. Let me give the dimensions to the ladybug card first. Notice that I didn’t use the standard layers. I have smaller layers and more of them than normal:
- Base: Blackberry Bliss, 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
- First Layer: Crushed Curry, 3 3/8 X 4 5/8
- Second Layer: Blackberry Bliss, 3 1/4 X 4 1/2
- Top Layer: Whisper White, 3 X 4 1/4
- Inside: Whisper White, 3 3/8 X 4 5/8
- Shrinky Dink Sheet: 2 X 2
- Center Blossom: Whisper White, 1 X 1
- Embellished with 3 copper sequins and one Happiness Blooms Yellow Enamel Dot
- Inks: Soft Suede for the trellis, Rich Razzleberry, Garden Green, Pear Pizzaz, Grapefruit Grove, Crushed Curry
So next week come back and check out the details on the spring and Easter cards below plus a Happy Birthday pop up card.
Order the Sending Flowers Dies # 153589 to make these:
SAL, Smile A Lot
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I have one card to show you using ‘Sending You Thoughts’ stamp set and its coordinating ‘Sending Flowers Dies’.
No, but the dies have two labels which fit some of the greetings perfectly, one label is scalloped and one label has polka dots for all my polka dot loving stampers. Take a look see:
The background paper is a foil paper in the ‘From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper’ (DSP) . The picture doesn’t do the foil justice.
Base: Thick Whisper White 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 Scored at 4 1/4
Layer 1: DSP (Designer Series Paper) 4 X 4
Top Layer: Thick Whisper White 4 1/8 X 5 3/8; Place the die 3/8″ up from bottom
Greeting: Whisper White strip 3/8 X 2 3/4
Backing for greeting and inside strip on bottom: DSP 3 3/4 X 2
This is such a great set of greetings, and it is free with a $50 order. My last post showed a get well card with this stamp set and a happy birthday card.
Yes indeed, which makes it a nice set of greetings to add to the collection!
Thanks for stopping by!
SAL, Springs A Lurking –somewhere