My son-in-law’s birthday is this week and this is the happy birthday card that is going out to him. And since I doubt he’s a regular reader of my blog, I’m sharing it with you early!
The Blue Ribbon stamp set does all the work for you! It’s a large stamp with lots of versatility, and it’s easy to use with all the coordinating punches available. This stamp set makes a wonderful birthday, graduation or congratulations card.
To create the ribbon, you’ll stamp three pieces: two of the ribbon in Not Quite Navy and one of the center message in Cherry Cobbler. You’ll punch the top of one ribbon out with the 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch and you’ll snip the tail of the second ribbon leaving a little extra of the top to use when you adhere ribbon together. Then attach the Cherry Cobbler “happy birthday” message in the center with a dimensional.
To create the card base, you’ll start with Wild Wasabi cardstock. Then layer Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler and Not Quite Navy cardstock strips across the Tasteful Trims Bigz Die and run them through the Big Shot all at once. I used strips that were about 3″ x 8″. You’ll want them longer than the card base so you can place them on the card the way you want them.
Lay the wavy cardstock across the card the way you want it and add Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the back of the first strip, then the next and finally the last. Adhere a strip of zigzag Wild Wasabi cardstock across the middle.
Now you’ll have what looks like a mess with all the wavy strips hanging off the sides! Open up your card and trim off the excess from the back with your Paper Snips. Place your ribbon on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and your done!
The Natural Composition specialty paper is a perfect backdrop for the bright Melon Mambo label. I hope you can see the beautiful glossy, raised note pattern on this paper. I used the decorated jar on page 137 of the Stampin’ Up! catalog as inspiration for this card. Do you need a catalog? Send me a note and I’ll get one out to you.
To create the label I inked up the midsize Apothecary Art stamp with Wild Wasabi and then went over the border with a Chocolate Chip marker before stamping on Whisper White cardstock. The stamped label was cropped out with the Big Shot Die-cutting Machine and Labels Collection Framelits. Ilayered the label on Melon Mambo cardstock which was also die cut with a framelit a size larger.
To make the flowers I punched out the four-petal flowers from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack and curled the petals to the center. I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to glue to flowers together and to adhere the flowers to the label. To finish the flowers, I added a bitty adhesive-backed pearl to the centers.
The happy birthday sentiment was stamped on Chocolate Chip cardstock with Whisper White Craft ink and embossed with white embossing powder for a crisp look. The ends were flagged with the 1″ square punch. For tips on creating banners and flag ends, watch this short video.
Yesterday we celebrated our son Dallin’s birthday. I created this one-layer, clean & simple collage card with Stampin’ Up! stamps from Circle Circus and Wacky Wishes to wish him a happy, happy birthday! We celebrated at P F Chang’s, his birthday dinner choice. (Pictures will be added to facebook later today.)
So how did I create this one-layer card? First I tore a piece of paper to act as a mask. I placed the torn mask to cover the bottom third of the card and sponged the top third with Baja Breeze ink. Then, leaving the mask in place, I stamped various circles from in Baja Breeze, Lucky Limeade, More Mustard, and Island Indigo. The creative color palette came from the Color Coach!
Finally I lifted the mask and stamped ‘Happy Birthday’ from the Wacky Wishes stamp set in Island Indigo. Then I wrapped Island Indigo Bakers Twine around the card three times and tied it in a knot. I really wanted to tie it in a bow but decided the knot would be more masculine.
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I like to make the envelope extra special so the recipient can anticipate what’s inside. By slipping a piece of scrap paper under the flap I was able to stamp this circle in Lucky Limeade to imitate the design on the card. I find that stamping on the flap is always an easy envelope solution.
Being a 21-year-old young man, he ripped into the envelope like TNT and all the pretty decorating was demolished, but it’s the thought that counts, right?
On the back of his card I stamped my personalized stamp with Lucky Limeade and then added some mom personlization with a Lucky Limeade marker.
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.