This is the fabulous card my sister gave to me for my birthday. She designed these 5″ x 7″ birthday cards in MDS and then sent them straight from the software to Stampin’ Up! to be printed. The printed cards are really nice and they come with envelopes too.
She used the Comfort Café digital dsp for the background on the front, the back and the inside. She added a Crumb Cake band across the middle front, a Very Vanilla decorative label punch and a Night of Navy happy birthday stamp from the Engraved Greetings digital stamp brush set.
After adding the background to the back she included a Night of Navy filled punch with her initials to personalize her creation.
She kept it simple on the inside with more dsp at the top and a ‘make it a good one’ greeting.
Make a few of your own birthday cards and order them today so you’ll always have what you need on hand.
It’s the very last day to order from the retiring products list!! In fact, the Spring catalog has already expired with this fun Sunshine and Sprinkles paper featured on today’s project. But it isn’t too late to order the Pretty Postage stamp set and the Petal Card double punch!
This cool punch punches the shape and creates the score lines all at once. Fabulous! You won’t be able to order it after today though.
I folded up the punched petal card and slipped the 1″ square punched happy birthday greeting from Pretty Postage inside. I attached a loop of ribbon behind the tiny greeting to allow it to easily be pulled out. The banner across the front is from the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set.
Today is the last day to order the Pretty Postage stamp set.
We give thanks today in the USA for the many veterans who sacrificed to make our country free!
I made this patriotic greeting card four years ago to celebrate Independence Day, but I thought of it this morning when I woke up and thought it would be a fun one to share again.
I created this card with retired stamp sets Asian Artistry and Star-Spangled Banner and retired colors Not Quite Navy and Ruby Red. Here’s what I wrote in 2009 about making this card. Maybe it will inspire your own patriotic creations:
“The Asian Artistry ‘grasses’ were stamped in black craft ink and embossed with clear ep. Then I used Ruby Red and Not Quite Navy markers to color this flag from Star-Spangled Banner (retired SU) and stamped it on the whisper white card stock above the grasses.”I used a black pen to underline the red stripes on the flag and added a little white highlights with my white gel pen to add depth. I then colored the whole image with a VersaMarker and embossed with clear ep. I used a black pen and ruler to add the flag poll.
“I brayered starting from the top of the card with Baja Breeze down 3/4 of the card. Then I used Not Quite Navy to brayer the top. From the bottom I brayered Creamy Carmel. The edges were sponged with black stazon. It was then layered on white, Ruby Red and Not Quite Navy cardstock.
“A brad was added to the top of the flag pole. The tag label was made with the tag corner punch with brads added to each end and then the label was attached with dimensionals.”
Enjoy your Memorial Day and remember those who came before us and those who currently serve to protect our liberties! Julie
Let’s take a look at another Stampin’ Up! stamp set that is due to retire at the end of this month – Pretty Postage. I also used the Friendly Phrases and the Circle Circus stamp sets on this card, which are retiring this month, too. Can you find where I used the Circle Circus stamp set on this card?
To create the colorful birthday cake I colored the stamp with markers before stamping. All the details are here.
Here’s an “Andy Warhol” thank you card with a matching envelope made with the Pretty Postage set. The details for this one are here.
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