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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Purchase List for Happy Birthday Gorgeous Card:

 

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.)

Ready to order? Just click on any of the images in the Purchase List and that will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember to use this month’s Host Code, BD6UQ44Y. 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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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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Purchase List for Broadway Bound Suite Birthday Card:

 

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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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.

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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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Purchase List for Broadway Bound Card:

 

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Ready to order? Just click on any of the images in the Purchase List above and that will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember to use this month’s Host Code, 4KGPMV99. If your order is $50 or more, I’ll send along a little gift including a hand crafted card.

The November Host Code winner was Ethel Lennon. Thanks for your order Ethel. Remember to use the Host Code when you order on-line. That way you might win the host benefits for all the orders using that code. The December code is 4KGPMV99. This is the area to look for when you order.

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Lined Alphabet for HBD!

If you are not on Facebook or under the age of 40, you might not know that HBD stands for Happy Birthday! I thought it would be cute on a card front. I think I made sure that the receiver will understand the message I wrote with the Lined Alphabet stamp set.

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Design Notes for Lined Alphabet HBD:

This card went together pretty quickly. Instead of starting with the Designer Paper, I started with the card stock color. Not necessarily a good idea, but I made it work. Garden Impressions is one of those paper stacks that you think you would not be able to use for a masculine card. But, don’t rule it out. The reverse side of most of the beautiful, flower filled papers has great designs. They can be used for anyone! Here’s a close up of the paper.

Garden Impressions 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper Stack, Stampin' Up, Diannescards.com

To create the banner, I used the Lined Alphabet stamps, I was going to color in the letters but opted not to. Maybe next time. I used the dot from the exclamation point to create the asterisk. Do you know where the “To You” came from? I think it’s pretty unexpected. It’s part of one of the sentiments in the Flourishing Phrases stamp set. I just used a Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Write Marker to add color to the part I wanted to stamp.

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Supply List for Lined Alphabet HBD:

 

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A Tall Card for Manly Monday

I rarely think to make a card that is not a standard size. Who knows what made me think to make a card that’s not standard and just a little bit of a tall card for today. Maybe because I got to use the Envelope Punch Board. I also had fun with the Stamparatus. Well, there are so many things to love on this card. Hard to say. But, here’s the card.

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Before I Continue….

I got a bit of news on Sunday about the 24 Hour sale. Looks like some great stamp sets will be on sale. Yea!  Check out the video.

Here’s the list of stamp sets.

30th birthday sale items, Stampin' Up!

Design Notes for Tall Card:

When you want to have stamps placed “just so” the Stamparatus is the tool you need. I knew I wanted the “Happy Birthday” to be repeated on the card front – but not randomly! Because you can change where you put the stamp by moving the hinged acrylic plates, I knew I had to use the Stamparatus.

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But, I didn’t move the acrylic plates! After each stamping, I moved the card stock down 1/2″ and over 1/2″.

Do you notice the partially stamped Happy Birthday? We have Small Grid Sheets that fit perfectly on the Stamparatus now. (I was originally going to have the sentiment repeat in a different way.)

I wanted to add some texture to the card front. The Galvanized Metallic Paper was meant for the Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder!

And do you love this color combination? I think they compliment each other and both look great with the Galvanized Metallic Paper.

 

Because it was a different shape, I needed a custom made envelope. No problem with the Envelope Punch Board.
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Supply List for Tall Card:

Both of the stamp sets that I used for this card come in both clear mount and wood mount. The Rooted in Nature set is also part of a Bundle. Always get the Bundle!

 

Don’t Forget!

Come back tomorrow and see what’s on sale. There is sure to be something you can’t live without.

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Dianne