Broadway Bound Suite Birthday for Jerry

Yesterday was my husband Jerry’s birthday. He’s a pretty low key guy and doesn’t like a lot of fuss. That doesn’t mean “no card” however! I pulled out some products from the Broadway Bound Suite to make something special for him.

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Glitzy but not over the top, right?

 

Design Notes for Broadway Bound Suite Birthday Card:

Simple but special… use specialty designer paper. I started by cutting two pieces of the Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series paper and then used some of the gold piece for the Happy Birthday.

I added some of the Candle Embellishments. Nice but I still needed a little contrast. All it took was a little piece of ribbon.

Broadway Bound Suite, masculine birthday, Broadway Birthday stamp set, Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper, Candle Embellishments, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Do you know about using Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets? Definitely a life saver when you are adhering things that are tiny or detailed like the Happy Birthday. Just add some of the Adhesive Sheet to the back of the paper you will be cutting. Go ahead and run through the Big Shot and then be happy when all you need to do is pull off the backing. Happy Dance!

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Hope You’re Humming Along Soon!

A number of people in my world are sick. Some have the flu, some bronchitis, some are just sick. Nonetheless, they are not humming along at the moment. So, naturally, I am making cards. The timing was good since this month’s challenge over at Kylie Bertucci’s blog is the create an encouragement, thinking of you or get well card. I think this card fits the bill.

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Now you know, there are going to be lots of other great cards over at Kylie’s site.You want to see them. I hope you will also vote for my card while you are there! Here’s the banner and link.

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Design Notes for Humming Along Card:

I might say it was therapeutic for me to make this card. Coloring does that for me. I used lots of my Stampin’ Blends to color the Humming bird and the flower. (I took some liberties with the colors on the bird. Call it artistic license!) The bird was finished off with some Wink of Stella. The other fun part of this card was the background piece for the bird and flower. I took a piece of Shimmer Paper and then spritzed it with some Pool Party ink refill mixed with just a little bit of alcohol. Just gave enough texture and color, I think.

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Thanks so much.

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Anniversary with Flourishing Phrases

We have some good friends who celebrated their wedding anniversary on Wednesday. I won’t say how long they have been married but my husband wore a brown corduroy suit. Anyway, I always like to make a special card for them. This year I used the Flourishing Phrases and some Stampin’ Blends for their special greeting.

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Have you ever done heat embossing on Vellum Card Stock? I’ll tell you all about it.

Design Notes for Flourishing Phrases Anniversary Card:

I once asked a friend who is a heat embossing expert, if it was possible to emboss on Vellum. “Sure”, she replied. “It almost never catches on fire.”  I think of that every time I heat emboss on vellum. I’ve not ever had a fire but I am careful!

The cool thing about embossing on vellum is that you can feature either side when you use it on your card or project. Here’s the piece I used on this card before I colored it in with Stampin’ Blends.

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This is the reverse side.

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This is the side I embossed on.

Once I colored in the flourish, I decided to feature the reverse side. If I had not colored it in. I probably would have used the embossed side. No rules here. Just what you think looks good.

By the way, the caution is in regard to the fact that the paper is lighter than regular card stock and so has the potential to get warmer. Just pay attention, you won’t have any problems.

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The new Occasions catalog is now live. And, even better, it’s Sale-A-Bration time. Yea! Sale-A-Bration is the annual event where you get lots to celebrate!

First, for each $50 you purchase, you can earn an item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. Check it out here.

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Meant To Be My Valentine

You probably know that tomorrow – Thursday, the new Occasions catalog goes live. I can’t wait! There are so many terrific stamp sets, papers tools and embellishments. I picked one of my favorite stamp sets for today’s post, Meant To Be. It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day cards and treats.

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Hummmm, I’m thinking it would also work great for anniversary.

Design Notes for Meant To Be Card:

First, the color combination. No brainer, right? But there are so many great shades of red! I went with Lovely Lipstick and glad I did. That’s one of the great things about Stampin’ Up!, he paper, the ink, the ribbons – all the same color.

I mounted most of the heart stamps from the stamp set onto one acrylic block and stamped on some Whisper White card stock. Voila, my own designer paper!

The Meant To Be stamp set is part of a bundle. The same set goes with a set of Framelits that you will love. The set includes lots of hearts and the cluster of hearts edgelits. That’s what I used for this card. Before I cut the hearts from the Gold Foil, I  backed that foil with some adhesive sheets. That way, after I cut the hearts, there was already adhesive on the whole piece. No mess, no fuss. Bonus time – all the little hearts also had adhesive! Win! Win!  Can you see where I scattered some? I put one on the inside as well.

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It’s Just a Piece of Cake!

I love the name of this new stamp set, Piece of Cake. For some reason, it just strikes me funny. It’s fun to play with. I made this birthday card for Global Design Team Challenge this week using this set and the Stamparatus. I’m also using it as one of the cards for my class this month.

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Here’s the banner and link for the Global Design Team challenge for this week.

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Design Notes for Piece of Cake Card:

Using the Stamparatus made lining up the cake and the cake stand easy. Next, I wrapped some ribbon around the stamped piece. Then I mounted that on a piece of Blackberry Bliss then on some Granite Gray card stock. Some embossing on the Berry Burst piece of card stock added just the right amount of texture.

Purchase List for Piece of Cake Card:

The stamp set and punch will be available as a Bundle starting on Thursday! Yea!

 

 

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