Oh No! (In Large Letters!)

Have you ever missed someone’s birthday? Maybe even someone who’s birthday you should not have missed? It feels awful. You just want to smack your head and wail, “Oh no!” and “Sorry!” Well that’s what today’s card does. I used Large Letter Framelits to say exactly all of that!

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Design Notes for Large Letters Belated Birthday Card:

For this card, I used both the Large Letter Framelits to create the eclipse effect and I also stamped the letters with the coordinating Letters for You stamps. I nudged out of my comfort zone just a bit by stamping the letters on Twinkle, Twinkle Designer Paper (I hardly ever stamp on anything but card stock. WHY, I wonder?) To make sure that everything was properly aligned, I used the Stamparatus.

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Practice run with letters to make sure they are aligned correctly!

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After stamping the letter, I cut them out with the Framelits. The I cut the letters out again from Night of Navy card stock and backed the stamped letters. After popping the letters up with Foam Adhesive Strip, it was easy to place them in the proper places.

I stamped the inside with sentiments from the Sorry For Everything stamp set.

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Did you notice the card is not a standard size? Of course, I made an envelope! Such fun.

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Belated Birthday with Bird Banter !

Really, I should make a dozen or so of these cards. It’s embarrassing how often I need a belated birthday card. I figure if it’s cute enough, like this one with Bird Banter, maybe people will overlook the fact that it is late.

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How cute is that bird!

Design Notes for Bird Banter Belated Card:

To tell you the truth, I do love the birds in this set, but the touch of sarcasm in the sentiment really appears to me. Now you know.

The card went together pretty easily. I stamped the bird and then used some of my Stampin’ Blends to color him in. No real blending, just coloring. After I stamped the first part of the sentiment, I realized I didn’t have lots of room for the second part. Yes, I could easily have put that part of the sentiment on the inside but wanted it on the front. I stamped it onto a scrap, punched it out with the 2″ Circle Punch then just cut it in half and added it under the Lemon-Lime Twist card stock layer. but, really the scene stealer on this card is the layer of Picture Perfect Designer Paper. You have to see this paper. Order it, you will love it. Trust me.  One side of each page is a photographic image!

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Happy Belated Birthday Gorgeous!

Well, I missed a birthday, again. One of my neighbor’s birthday was last week and I missed it. So, I used the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set to make her a special card. It has such a nice Happy Birthday sentiment and, in the same font, a “belated” sentiment. So here are two versions of my Happy Belated Birthday card:

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I couldn’t decide about orientation or which sheet of the beautiful Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Paper I wanted to use, so I made two cards. The likelihood of my forgetting a birthday again is pretty high. It will get used.

Design Notes for Happy Belated Birthday Card:

There are so many great choices when you are working with the Eastern Medallions Thinlits. You can see that I used a few on these cards.

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I combined a Circle Thinlit and a flower shaped Thinlit (top right) from this set for the piece that has the sentiment. Then I added some smaller circles (inside top right) and each item was backed with Gold Foil paper. A few Metallic Enamel Shapes added a little glitz to the circles. The Gold Natural Trim was my third touch of gold.

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I loved the circles so much that I even used one of the extra circle designs on the inside.

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Sunday CASE Belated Birthday

It’s Sunday! That means another video, this one in the CASE series (Copy and Share Everywhere). And, as an added bonus, for this one, I created a belated birthday card. But, perhaps you are one of those people who never need that kind of card. Well, you might want to watch the video anyway, just to get some hints on Caseing a card.

Here’s a picture of just the card. Isn’t it cute? I think this is a color combination worth holding on to.

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Here are the colors.



And here is a close up so that you can see the cute Glitter Enamel Dots.

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Two Choices for Belated Birthday Blast

You might recall that yesterday I showed a belated birthday card that I made. After the labor intensive application of the Sprinkles Embellishments, that card became one of a kind. (See card here.) However, I still needed some belated birthday cards. Today’s card has just the right amount of detail and cute factor! I used one of the big stamps from Birthday Blast.

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Can you tell that I couldn’t decide which color I liked best? Which card to you like best, Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon or Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon?


Design Details for Belated Birthday Blast Cards:

After I stamped the center image and selected my card stock mats, I knew it needed something to make it pop. I used the Star Blast Edgelit Die to cut out just the right sized stars. Gold Foil scrips to the rescue.

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The coordinating Ruched Ribbon was in the plans, but wasn’t sure how to get the sentiment to fit. I tried a star from Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies but the fit wasn’t quite right. Duh. There is a great shape in the Star Blast set! Worked perfectly. Then I used some of the color card stock and cut out a frame for the sentiment. Adhering was a challenge since I wanted the sentiment to pop a bit. Finally, I figured out that I could use some Foam Adhesive Strips on the back that would hold the frame and the sentiment. I made sure that the strip was partly on the frame and that I had some strip to place the sentiment.

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