Happy Birthday Gorgeous Meets Oh So Eclectic!

I’m baaaaack! I know it has been a few weeks since I showed you a card for one of the men in your life. But, I’m back! This week the card will feature some of the Floral Romance Designer Series Paper and stamps from Happy Birthday Gorgeous and Oh So Eclectic stamp sets.

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Design Notes for Happy Birthday Gorgeous Card:

Are you surprised that I would use paper from a package called “Floral Romance”? It’s a great package of paper with two beautiful vellum papers and some lovely prints. The one I used today just seems to work for anyone. The reverse side is truly perfect for men as well. Here, I just flipped the Designer Paper and switched the colors.

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This card is just a happy series of layers on a Sahara Sand base. First, a piece of 2″ x 5 1/2″ Floral Romance Designer Paper, then a mat of Mossy Meadow. The leaves on the Very Vanilla piece were stamped once then stamped two more times without reinking. You know that’s called stamping off. A really simple technique but one that packs quite a nice look.

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This and That:

Have you seen the new items to select for Sale-A-Bration? Hard choices!

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There is a new stamp set, All Adorned, an embossing folder, Country Floral and the Painted Season Bundle which features the Painted Seasons stamp set and a pack of Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper.

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When you are ready to order, be sure to select one of these items for each $50 you spend. (You can also select from the original Sale-A-Bration brochure. However the Foil Sheets have sold out.)

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Big Birthday with Butterfly Beauty

One of my dearest customers, Jo, who has also become a friend, turns 90 soon. This weekend, her family had a lovely surprise luncheon for her. I was so pleased to be included. I knew that I wanted to make something lovely for this amazing lady. The Butterfly Beauty Thinlits seemed the perfect thing to create an elegant, special card.

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Don’t you want to just touch those butterflies?

 

Design Notes for Butterfly Beauty Birthday Card:

To be honest, I put more time into thinking about the design than it took to create the card. Using the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits dies made it easy. All of the butterflies are on one die!. Well all of the silver ones are one die and all of the Gorgeous Grapes ones are on one die. Take a look at the set of dies.

Beautiful butterfly dies, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

So, in addition to the two layering dies, you get lots and lots of smaller butterflies and some flourishes. You can use the group of butterflies as they are or cut them up and have five individual butterflies. This die set also coordinates with a beautiful stamp set,  Beauty Abounds. I haven’t had a chance to work with this set yet, but I will do that soon!

By the way, the Adhesive Sheets are perfect for using with these dies. Remember, I showed you that the other day when I was using these sheets for a Valentine. (Check it out here.)

Once I die cut and layered the butterflies, I tried some different colors of card stock for the background. I liked the Whisper White but realized it needed something more in the background. I used some Soft Sea Foam ink and the leaves from Petal Palette stamp set. It was just enough. Next, I added two more little touches. First, I added some Grapefruit Grove Grosgrain Ribbon to tie in the layer behind the butterflies. Finally, a bit of bling! Just a few of the beautiful Gorgeous Grape Glitter Enamel Dots and I was done.

Glitter Enamel Dots, Jo's card, Butterfly Beauty Thinlits, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Purchase List for Butterfly Beauty Birthday Card:

Remember, the Beautiful Butterfly Thinlit Dies can be purchased separately but they are also part of a fabulous bundle.

 

 

This and That:

Sale-A-Bration

Remember, that Sale-A-Bration is still going on. All you need to do is purchase $50 and you earn an item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. Yea!

Here’s a link  for the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

Ready to order? Just click on any of the images in the Supply List and that will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember to use this month’s Host Code, KF3FW4VB. If your order is $50 or more, I’ll send along a little gift including a hand crafted card. Oh and then you will qualify for a Sale-A-Bration item. Winner! Winner!

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P.S. Here’s a picture of the lovely birthday lady and her adoring fan!

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.

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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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This and That:

Sale-A-Bration

Remember, that Sale-A-Bration is still going on. All you need to do is purchase $50 and you earn an item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. Yea!

Here’s a link  for the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

Ready to order? Just click on any of the images in the Supply List and that will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember to use this month’s Host Code, KF3FW4VB. If your order is $50 or more, I’ll send along a little gift including a hand crafted card. Oh and then you will qualify for a Sale-A-Bration item. Winner! Winner!

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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!

 

 

This and That:

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Broadway Bound for Manly Monday

I know I used the Broadway Bound Specialty Designer paper for masculine cards before. But today’s card is a little different. I want to show you how you can use just a small piece of Designer Paper to add some pizzazz to a card front. Generally, I use a larger piece for a layer. This card is also quick and easy to make, #simplestamping.

Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper, Picture Perfect stamp set, Masculine card, birthday, Candle embellishment, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

So red and green don’t have to be just for Christmas!

 

Design Notes for Broadway Bound Card:

I used a 2″ wide strip of the Designer Paper to anchor the design. You could get 12 of these 5 1/4″ long strips from just one sheet of 12″ x 12″ paper! The colors came from the Designer Paper. Aren’t they great together?

 

 

After stamping the sentiment from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set on some Whisper white card stock, I realized that it needed something to make it pop a bit. So I simply punched another circle with the 2 1/4″ Circle Punch and set it behind the sentiment. Just what it needed. The Candle Embellishment was just the right accent.

I also stamped and decorated the inside!

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This and That:

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