Remember the My Digital Studio Lucky Framabledigital download that came out last year? Well, here it is as a St. Patrick’s Day card. The card background looks a little brown and gray in the picture but it’s actually a green that matches the clover. Somehow the photo picked up the colors differently. 🙁
Below I have a video tutorial on how to create a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card with a digital 8-1/2″ x 11″ framable template. And next week’s Digital Tuesday post and video will be a totally cool and inexpensive personalized wedding gift! Be sure and check back next week.
Recently we’ve had some great things to celebrate in our family: son James earned the Eagle Scout rank in Boy Scouts, son Dallin called home to report his great grades in college so far this semester, son-in-law Joel recieved an award at work and niece’s husband Weston took first place in an interviewing contest at the university. So I got busy making some masculine congratulation cards, which is quick and easy to do using the Stampin’ Up! Blue Ribbon stamp set!
Yay! Congrats everyone for a job well done!
Here’s some more pics of the Blue Ribbon cards.
The Large Scallop, 1-1/4″ Circle and 1-3/8″ Circle punches make this project super fast.
The card base is Sahara Sand and the ‘blue ribbon’ is Stampin’ Up! color’s Midnight Muse, Sahara Sand and Cajun Craze.
The stamp images in the Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration Feeling Sentimental set are to die for! I love the intricate, antique line drawings of a ferris wheel, phone booth and an old-time bicycle. On this card, I decided to go light on dark with a couple of neutrals and Pool Party as my main color. The latest Spring catalog and the Sale-a-bration products feature a lot of accessories for Pool Party, which I love.
I started with a Natural White cardstock. Natural White is a little heavier than Whisper White and has a very slight speckled or grainy look to it. It seemed perfect for a crisp, vintage look. I stamped the ferris wheel in Versamark on Early Espresso cardstock, then embossed it with Pool Party embossing powder. ‘Celebrate’ is embossed with Pool Party also.
And the Pool Party ribbon from the SAB Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack is perfect. This ribbon is wonderful. It ties so easily and is not bulky on your projects. You can get this ribbon with two other shades plus three colors of buttons in the pack.
More clean and simple collage stamping in this greeting card created with the Stampin’ Up! Secret Garden stamp and flowers die bundle and the FREE Bloomin’ Marvelous set available during Sale-a-bration with a $50 product purchase.
I stamped this on yummy Shimmery White cardstock. It’s hard to photograph but if you look closely, you can see the shimmer! And using the framelit dies made masking and layering these flowers super easy. (You can watch the video below to see how!)
I tried stamping the black sentiment directly over the flowers, but it didn’t show up the way I liked so I stamped it on a piece of vellum to layer over the top. Using the vellum allowed the thought to stand out more without completely covering the flower design. A perfect solution!
I love this Stampin’ Up! Blissful Bird stamp that coordinates with the Bird Builder punch, but I hadn’t used it yet. So I combined it here with Ciao, Baby! and the fun Sale-a-bration Petite Curly Label punch to make this wedding card. And, by the way, I love Ciao, Baby! Not only the stamp set – I just love saying the name! Ciao, Baby!
I used the Tea for Two Designer Series Paper as an inspiration for the colors. I stamped the Blissful Bird stamp twice – once in Pretty in Pink and once with Regal Rose – to create the bird. I stamped it a third time with Lucky Limeade to punch out the branch. I wanted a softer look so I stamped the Lucky Limeade off once before stamping and punching.
Love from the Ciao, Baby! stamp set was stamped with Pretty in Pink and punched out with the Petite Label Punch available for FREE with a qualifying Sale-a-bration order. I stamped ‘bride & groom’ on Very Vanilla cardstock with the Sweet Essentials stamp set in Island Indigo. Again, because I wanted a softer look I stamped if off once before stamping on the card.
The heart is punched from the Silver Glimmer paper. (Learn how to get a free pack during Sale-a-bration.) I love the little heart in the birds beak. Don’t you? I ran the So Saffron pattern paper from the Tea for Two dsp pack through the Big Shot in the new SAB Vine Street Embossing Folder (also available for FREE with a qualifying SAB order).