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embellished event baby card above

Sweet Ducky Baby Card

embellished event baby card above

I was inspired by the sweet gift box featured on page 41 in the catalog to create this ‘Happy Baby Card’.  I stamped the duck pull toy from the Embellished Events stamp set on Crumb Cake cardstock with Chocolate Chip.  Then after inking up the stamp with Daffodil Delight, I colored the beak with a Pumpkin Pie marker and stamped on Whisper White.  The little yellow duck was trimmed out with my paper snips, adhered and popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

embellished event baby card detail

The duck square is  layered on matching Chocolate Chip cardstock with a delicate scallop border along the bottom.  To create the scallop border, first trim off the bottom border of the layer.  Then using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, punch out a strip of paper ribbon slightly larger than your layer.  Adhere your paper ribbon under your  main image, and mount the whole piece to the Chocolate Chip layer.  Finally, trim your ribbon even with the sides with your paper snips.

embellished event baby card

The card base is So Saffron cardstock cut to a traditional 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ size.  After folding to a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″, I used the Scallop Trim Border Punch along the right front before adding the Baja Breeze layer on top.  The Baja Breeze cardstock was cut to cover the front of the card leaving the scallop border on the right exposed.  Before adhering this to the base, I ran it through the Big Shot Die-cutting machine with Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder and tied the Victoria Crochet Trim around it.

I was so tempted to add Crystal Effects to the duck for a glossy finish or add buttons and brads, but I resisted the temptation to gussy-it-up too much.  I love the soft classic feel of this baby card!

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embellished events baby card close up

Card Recipe: 
Stamps: Embellished Events w-#126495 c-#126497
Ink: Chocolate Chip #126979, Daffodil Delight #126944
Paper: Crumb Cake #120953, Whisper White #100730, Chocolate Chip #102128, So Saffron #105118
Extras: Big Shot Die-cutting machine #113439, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335, Scallop Trim Border Punch #118402, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch#119275, Crochet Trim #118481, Paper Snips #103579, Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430

Stampin’ Up! Apothecary Art Gift Card

Apothecary Art black & white Gift card

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.

Apothecary Art black & white Gift card inside

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.

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Apothecary Art black & white Gift card
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Apothecary Art w-#125525 c-#125527
Ink: White Craft #101731
Card stock: Whisper White #100730, Basic Black #121045
Extras: Big Shot Die-cutting Machine #113439, Labels Collection Framelits #125598, Fancy Fan Emboss Folder #127751, White Embossing Powder #109132, Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430
you're amazing birthday balloon card

You’re Amazing Birthday Balloon

you're amazing birthday balloon card

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!

you're amazing birthday balloon card balloon 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.

you're amazing birthday balloon card ticket 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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you're amazing birthday balloon card 2 Card Recipe: 
Stamps: You’re Amazing w-#126720 c-#126722
Ink: Pacific Point #126951, Bashful Blue #126961, Always Artichoke #126972
Paper:  Not Quite Navy #101722, So Saffron #105118, Crumb Cake #120953, Whisper White #100730
Extras: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Apothecary Label Framelits #127003, Jewelry Tag Punch #117190, Bakers Twine #125575, 1/2″ Circle Punch #119869, Square Lattice Embossing Folder #119976
Embellished Events celebrate birthday card

Stampin’ Up! Embellished Events Birthday

Embellished Events celebrate birthday card

A colorful birthday cake from Embellish Events stamp set is a great way to celebrate a friend’s birthday.  Using markers to color in the cake layers adds fun color and adding pearls makes it extra special!  The Embellish Events set is a versatile set that will take you through many seasons and special events.

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I used the Rich Razzleberry, More Mustard, Midnight Muse and Soft Suede to color in the cake stamp then stamped it on Very Vanilla cardstock.  I like to use the point of my Paper-Piercing Tool to add the adhesive-backed Basic Jewel Pearls.

Embellished Events birthday cake detail

I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp celebrate three times along the bottom of the More Mustard cardstock.  After stamping the message I embossed this piece with the Elegant Lines Folder in the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, and finally, added a couple of pearls.  I highlighted  the stamped sentiment by tieing Victoria Crochet Lace just above it.

Embellished Events celebrate detail

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Embellished Events celebrate card

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Embellished Events w-# 126495 c-# 126497
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry #126950
Cardstock: Very Vanilla #101650, Rich Razzleberry #115316, More Mustard #100946, Midnight Muse #126843
Extras: Basic Jewel Pearls #119247,  Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049,  Elegant Lines Emboss Folder #119277, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine  #113439, Victoria Crochet Trim #118481, Many Marvelous Markers #119806
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Betsy's Blossoms sunny birthday card angle

Sunny Make a Wish Birthday Card

Betsy's Blossoms sunny birthday card angle

The colors of this a bright, happy birthday card are drawn from the International Bazaar designer series paper:  Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango and Bashful Blue. Designer paper is great inspiration for any project.

Betsy's Blossoms sunny birthday card flat

The 2-3/8″ scallop punch,  1-3/4″ circle punch and 1″ square punch make this card easy work.  This would be a great card to reproduce quickly to always have a stash of birthday cards on hand.

The large Daffodil Delight circle center is embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots Folder and then touched with 2-way glue before  shaking a bit of Dazzling Diamonds glitter over for a little sunny sparkle.  Did you see how I store and use glitter on Facebook?  I like to show storage ideas on facebook.  Look through my fb photo album.

Betsy's Blossoms sunny birthday card glitter blossom

The background was stamped Bashful Blue Ink on Bashful Blue Cardstock with a small flower from the Betsy’s Blossoms stamp set.  The Make a Wish banner was stamped in Rich Razzleberry from the Sweet Essentials stamp set.  And a Tangerine Tango glimmer brad was added for extra bling!  To view a video tutorial on creating a banner, click here.

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Betsy's Blossoms sunny birthday card Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Sweet Essentials w-#126455 c-#126457, Betsy’s Blossoms w-#126004 c-#126006
Ink: Rich Razzleberry #126950, Bashful Blue #126961
Paper: Bashful Blue #105120, Tangerine Tango #111349, Rich Razzleberry #115316, Daffodil Delight #119683, International Bazaar Designer Series Paper #126920
Extras: Perfect Polka Dots Emboss Folder #117335, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, 2-3/8″ scallop punch #118874,  1-3/4″ circle punch #119850, 1″ square punch  #124094