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friendly phrases ombre chevron card

How to Make an Ombre Chevron Birthday Card

friendly phrases ombre chevron birthday card This birthday card is simple, but it includes some great trendy elements: ombre color and a chevron pattern.   Ombre style is all the rage in hair color, but what about incorporating it into your card making?  And ombre has French origins which makes it super chic.

I’ve created a video to show you how I made this ombre, chevron birthday card.  You can view the supply list and video below.

define ombre

This card is not about perfection, it’s about highlighting the chevron pattern with a trendy technique and creating a fun card to celebrate a birthday. Don’t get hung up on perfection because you will likely get a little ink where you didn’t want it, but it’s all part of the effect.

friendly phrases ombre chevron card

I chose Regal Rose for this card because this color is being discontinued and it is one of my favorites. But the good news is Island Indigo will continue in the new collection instead of retiring this year and Rose Red will continue in the Stampin’ Up! regal collection line up. Check out more information about the color changes and be sure to order your favorites now as they will no longer be available as supplies are depleted.

Here’s the card recipe:
(All supplies are Stampin’ Up! Click on the product link to visit my store for pictures, details & ordering.)
Stamps:  Friendly Phrases wood-mount #126149 clear-mount #126151
Ink: Regal Rose #126947, Rose Red  #126954, Island Indigo #126986
Paper: Whisper White cardstock #100730, Island Indigo  cardstock #122923
Extras: Big Shot Die-cutting Machine #113439, Chevron Embossing Folder #127749, Brayer #102395, Island Indigo Bakers Twine #125575, Dimensionals #104430

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friendly phrases ombre chevron birthday card

Have you ordered your favorite retiring colors?  Do it fast, while supplies last!  And consider adding a brayer and the Chevron embossing folder to your order so you can make an ombre chevron birthday card too!

Enjoy!  Julie

punch art birthday bear card

Punch Art Birthday Bear Card

punch art birthday bear card

My granddaughter turned 4 last month!  It’s hard to believe that she is already 4 years old.  And she is the funniest little girl!  She wanted earrings so we sent her this birthday card with the money to get her ears pierced.  Here she is showing off her new earrings.

savannah's ears pierced

Here’s one of the latest Savannah stories from my daughter.  Stephanie says,  “Savannah comes up with the craziest stories.  This morning I asked her how she hurt her toe and she said, ‘I was playing and jumped into the laundry basket and a chicka-munk came up and cut my toe!’ Me: ‘it cut your toe?’ Sav: ‘Yeah! With Scissors! And it will call its other friends to come, so watch out for chicka-munks!!!'”

punch art birthday bear card

I love the way this little bear peers over the happy birthday message.  His little face is punched out in Early Espresso and Very Vanilla with lots of punches and finished with the Black Stampin’ Write marker and the White Gel pen.  The happy birthday message is a from the Stampin’ Rewards Wacky Wishes.  (This set is available free when you host a Stampin’ class, workshop or your personal order reaches $150.)

punch art birthday bear card

The Pretty in Pink background is embossed with the Honeycomb folder from the Spring catalog and the base of the card is Primrose Petals.  I knew this bear was going to get a lot of love from a four year old so I put it all together with the Liquid Multipurpose glue so it would be sure and hold together tight and withstand 4 year old abuse for as long as possible.

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Enjoy!  Julie

Designer Typeset Clear Stamps and a Sycamore Street Birthday Card


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designer type birthday card sycamore street dsp I was able to customize this birthday card with the new Designer Typeset clear stamps.  Did you notice the name in the banner at the top?  These clear stamps are great for placing your letters and stamping right where you want to.  And they are pliable so I could curve my banner too.

designer type birthday card sycamore street dsp

The bright colors are compliments of the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper which is available for FREE with a Sale-a-bration order.  But the sale ends today so act quickly!  I love this paper because it’s so bright and cheery and the patterns coordinate so well together.  I just used both sides of the paper to get that playful look.

designer type birthday card sycamore street dsp

A couple of silver brads hold the contrasting strip of Sycamore Street dsp in place.  The dark Island Indigo color is perfect for a masculine card.  I also kept the stamping unfussy so even with the lively patterns it still has a masculine feel.

sycamore street designer series paper sab

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I think you’ll love the new Designer Typeset clear stamp set.  And remember, sale-a-bration ends today and it’s your last chance to order the Sycamore Street dsp!

Enjoy!  Julie

Bloomin’ Marvelous Clean and Simple

bloomin marvelous happy day clean and simple

Do you need a quick birthday card?  This Stampin’ Up! Bloomin’ Marvelous birthday card is clean and simple.  And best of all, you can get this exclusive stamp set FREE with a qualifying order during Sale-a-bration! (Offer ends March 22nd.)

I randomly stamped the flowers in Marina Mist and then filled in with leaves in Wild Wasabi.  You could use this quick card to celebrate any happy occasion with a friend.

bloomin marvelous happy day clean and simple

Well it turns out I don’t have any Wild Wasabi ribbon so I used some Gumball Green which coordinated quite nicely in real life but not so much in the photo…yikes!  But I’m sharing nonetheless because maybe you can envision it coordinating in your imagination.  🙂

bloomin marvelous happy day clean and simple

Adding rhinestones to the flower centers is a super fast way to add some bling!  I just love these adhesive-backed jewels.  I use them on just about everything – even my big toe!  My daughter painted nail-polish flowers on my big toes last summer and we added the smallest of the rhinestones to the center.  😀

Click here for more Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set samples.

Bloomin' Marvelous stamp set

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Order your Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set today and make a handful of these cards to have on hand for a birthday or special occasion!

Enjoy!  Julie

Quick Gift Cards

bloomin marvelous gift card

These simple little gift cards are made so easily with the Mixed Bunch stamp set and the coordinating Blossom punch.  And the added little butterfly from the Sale-a-bration Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set…well, you can’t go wrong with a butterfly.  Especially a butterfly that is so easily punched out with the Bitty Butterfly punch!

bloomin marvelous gift card butterfly

I have been waiting for an opportunity to break out this fun bitty butterfly paper from the Patio Party Designer Series Paper pack and this seemed like the perfect opportunity.    All those adorable little butterflies in trendy colors flitting all over the dark Midnight Muse page – yum!  I used the colors from the paper – Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit and Baja Breeze – for the rest of the elements on the card.

bloomin marvelous gift card interior

On the interior I stamped off a Baja Breeze blossom and added the ‘oh happy day’ sentiment with Summer Starfruit.

Here’s the card recipe:
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Here’a another similar gift card using the Sale-a-bration exclusive Sycamore Street Designer Paper and the Ribbon and Button Pack.  The big blossom on this card is stamped in Tangerine Tango to match the paper and topped with a scallop circle of Baja Breeze and a coordinating Island Indigo ribbon knot.  I used a glue dot to attach this bit of ribbon, which is a whole lot easier than punching holes and trying to tie a neat knot in that little scallop circle!

mixed bunch gift card

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Bloomin' Marvelous stamp set

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Little gift cards are a simple thing to make and a great thing to always have on hand.

Enjoy!  Julie