This simple little gift card has a classic black & white color scheme. Measuring 3″ x 3″, I made this card quickly with my Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.
I started by stamping the ‘for you’ label from Stampin’ Up! Apothecary Art stamp set in White Craft ink on Basic Black card stock and embossing it with white embossing powder. Then I pulled out my super-hero Big Shot, cut out the label with the Labels Collection framelit and embossed the white background with the Fancy Fan Embossing folder.
I used the framelit once again to trim out this piece for the inside of the card, giving me a clean spot for writing a happy message.
I love playful birthday cards! This card was designed by my sister during our stamping marathon last month. She used a different stamp set to make hers and I chose this little cupcake from the Stampin’ Up! Carry On stamp set – love it! And did you know you can get this stamp set FREE as a Stampin’ Reward with a $150 order.
Layering stamped images is a great way to increase interest in your designs. I really love the crisp look of this fun cupcake and the ‘eat a cupcake’ font. And the Flourish Designer Frame highlights the message with style!
Trendy Chevron embossing and lively polka dots from the Polka Dot Parade Designer Series paper is just perfect for a great birthday wish. I love using Stampin’ Up! coordinated line of ribbons, ink and papers which makes designing great projects super easy.
I have always loved the collage style but it doesn’t come naturally to me. The Nature Walk stamp set makes collage stamping easy and using clear-mount stamps makes it even easier. I mounted the bee, butterfly and number stamp on one block and stamped them in More Mustard.
I stamped the bird egg images with Sahara Sand and the floral image with Old Olive. Finally I stamped the bird cage with Midnight Muse and added a wire hanger with a straight edge and the fine tip Midnight Muse marker.
I created the ‘For You’ tag with the Layered Labels stamp set stamped in Old Olive and die-cut with the Apothecary Accents Framelits. I stamped it again with Midnight Muse and punched with the large oval punch and layered it all with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The final touch was knotted on with stitched Midnight Muse ribbon.
I was going for a simple, sophisticated collage greeting card. I hope I hit the mark! What do you think?
This beautiful card was designed and made by my Stampin’-guru sister Kari. She started with the hot-air balloon from You’re Amazing stamp set and stamped it with Always Artichoke on sponged Bashful Blue clouds on Whisper White card stock. Embossing the balloon with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder was brilliant!
The corners were quarter punched with a circle punch and then the piece was adhered to a Not Quite Navy mat with added brads in the corners.
Happy Birthday was stamped with Pacific Point on Crumb Cake cardstock. Pacific Point is bright but stamped on the darker Crumb Cake it blends nicely with Not Quite Navy. She then ran ‘happy birthday’ through the Big Shot with the Apothecary Labels framelit and added reinforcements with a 1/2″ punched Always Artichoke circles.
The cute ticket fits perfectly in the Jewelry Tag punch. And tied on with a loopy bakers twine bow, the ticket makes a great addition.
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Stamping Julie reader Gail sent me this terrific fall floral card. Gail writes, “Julie, Thanks for sharing your talent with me on your blog.” Isn’t that so sweet! Thank you, Gail, for this lovely thank you card!
The flowers are beautifully colored with markers and shadowing. She used the Square Lattice Embossing Folder to add texture to her scallop oval frame. And look how clever the fold is on his card!