Birthday Happiness

A friend of mine has her Birthday the day after Christmas. Her favorite colors are pastel pink and blue and I wanted to make sure her Birthday card was soft and pretty. I decided to use the November 2018 limited edition Happiness Surrounds stamp set and Snowfall Thinlits Dies. It’s so awesome how they coordinate! My friend let me know she received her card…and thanked me for adding in a cardstock insert to protect the embellishments. The post office destroyed the envelope and paper insert, but thankfully the card itself made it through undamaged! So that is your friendly PSA today. Protect your cards when mailing!
Birthday Happiness
Here’s a close up so you can see the texture on the Pool Party layer. This texture is created using the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder. Today’s card is the third one in a row I’m sharing with you that uses this folder. I have definitely gotten my money’s worth! This close up also shows the effect from the Wink of Stella that I added to the Blushing Bride flowers. So soft and pretty.
Birthday Happiness Close Up
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Happiness Surrounds*
Cardstock:  Blushing Bride, Pool Party, Whisper White
Ink: Blushing Bride, Pool Party
Lovelies: Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets, Blushing Bride Stitched Satin Ribbon*, Pool Party Sale-a-Bration Ribbon*, Wink of Stella
Tools:  1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch, Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder, Snowfall Thinlits Dies*, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush

*Retired Product

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2018 Holiday Catalog (only available until January 2, 2019) and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

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Tropical Escape Bundle

I just can’t get enough of the bright, delicious colors in the Tropical Escape Suite:

Blushing Bride Granny Apple Green Shaded Spruce
I decided to go with the same layout as the two Catalog Kick-Off Party cards I showed earlier. You can see those here. Instead of the circle and starburst, I opted to give the Tailored Tag Punch a try and I added a snippet of Granny Apple Green ribbon. Super cute!

Tropical Escape Bundle
Stamp Set:  Tropical Chic
Cardstock:  Blushing Bride, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce, Whisper White
Specialty Paper:  Tropical Escape Stack
Ink:  Shaded Spruce
Lovelies:  ½” Granny Apple Green Textured Weave Ribbon
Tools:  Tailored Tag Punch, Tropical Thinlits, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush

 

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Blushing Bride Tulips

Oh my! I’ve made a few cards already using the new Varied Vases stamp set (you can see them here and here)…but this is the first time using the coordinating punch! These little tulips are just darling and the Mini Dimensionals fit perfectly on them. Everything mini is automatically adorable and this sweet little 3” x 3” card epitomizes it. The stamp set and punch will be available as a bundle to save you 10% starting June 1st. Counting down the days!

Blushing Bride Tulips
Here are some alternate views to try and show the tulip and vase popped up with the Dimensionals. It’s so hard to capture!

Tulip Assortment

Stamp Set:  Varied Vases
Cardstock:  Balmy Blue, Whisper White
Ink:  Balmy Blue, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz
Lovelies:  Silver & Whisper White Bakers Twine
Tools:  Vases Builder Punch

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Sweet Baby Bear UN-challenge

I had so much fun making this card. I’m entering it in FOUR challenges! I titled this UN-challenge, though, because it all came together so quickly and sweetly. When I read the Global Design Project #GDP123 – New Beginnings, I thought a baby card would be good. Then I read the TGIF Color Challenge #TGIFC145 – Blushing Bride, Powder Pink, and Sweet Sugarplum, I just knew the baby card would be great. Then I saw the Freshly Made Sketches FMS322 and knew it would be the perfect layout. And to round it all out is Watercooler Wednesday WWC155 – Anything Goes. I don’t think I’ve ever had a card come together as swiftly as this one. The color palette is adorable and I had to go with the Basic Gray Shimmer Ribbon (Sale-a-Bration) because pink and gray are gorgeous together! I won’t bore you with how many pink and gray outfits I had back in 5th grade. Thanks for letting me play along!

Sweet Baby Bear UN-challenge

Stamp Set:  Baby Bear
Cardstock:  Blushing Bride, Powder Pink, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White
Ink:  Blushing Bride, Powder Pink, Sweet Sugarplum
Lovelies:  Basic Gray Shimmer Ribbon (SAB), 2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows
Tools:  Banner Punch (ret.), Sparkle Embossing Folder, Big Shot

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Jar of Flowers for Mother’s Day

It’s pretty obvious who this card was given to today. My mother is a wonderful woman that is always there for me. I love her tremendously! She bought me the Jar of Love bundle for Christmas last year, so I thought it would be fun to use it for her. Yellow, green and blue are her favorite colors and I threw a splash of pink in there for good measure. It was a little time consuming with all the die cutting, but she is totally worth it!

Jar of Flowers for Mother's Day

Stamp Sets:  Jar of Love, Thoughtful Banners
Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Subtles Stack
Ink:  Basic Gray, Marina Mist, Dapper Denim, Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz
Lovelies:  Pearl Basic Jewels, Pool Party Ribbon (retired)
Tools:  Duet Banner Punch, Everyday Jars Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Base Plate

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Baby Bear for Autum Kaye

We went to visit my newest little niece yesterday – Autum Kaye. Just 10 days old! What a sweet baby!  Here’s the congratulations card I made the new parents. I am so pleased with it – Baby Bear is simply darling and perfect to welcome a new little life. I have my friend Stephanie to thank for the idea of making a square card. I hadn’t made one in quite a while, but she recently made a baby card that was square…inspiration! And a big thank you to Stampin’ Up for making the bow in the Holly Berry Builder punch match the Baby Bear bow.

Baby Bear for Autum

Baby Bear Girl

Stamp Set:  Baby Bear
Cardstock:  Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: 2015-2017 In Color Stack
Ink:  Blushing Bride, Cucumber Crush, Flirty Flamingo, Mint Macaron, Pink Pirouette
Lovelies:  Pearls Basic Jewels, Blushing Bride Stitched Satin Ribbon
Tools:  Holly Berry Builder Punch

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Blushing Valentine

I wanted to give my Stampin’ Club members sweet little Valentine goodies to thank them for being in my club. I realized the sentiment “You’re the sweetest” from the Sale-a-Bration set Tasty Trucks was perfect! I kept it soft and sweet with the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper in the background. Hunter told me a great tip when it comes to using embellishments like the little pearls. She said that our eyes find it more visually appealing when things are in the shape of a triangle. So, when I added the pearls, I put them into a triangular layout…and I think she’s right!  It gives it a great balance.  I used punches for the sentiment and the tag top, framelits for the circle and thinlits for the hearts. Punching and die cutting makes everything easy and fun, the only thing left to do was to put a couple yummy cookies into cellophane bags and attach the tags!

blushing-valentine

Stamp Set: Tasty Trucks
Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Falling in Love
Ink:  Blushing Bride
Lovelies:  Pearl Basic Jewels, Blushing Bride Stitched Satin Ribbon, Whisper White Thick Bakers Twine
Tools:  Classic Label Punch, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Big Shot

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