Summer Smooches and a butterfly make a great birthday card combination! Remember this project? It was actually inspired by the card below that I created in My Digital Studio. The background looks like a paper project – doesn’t it?
The background was made in My Digital Studio with the added punch of a birthday greating and Big Shot butterfly with rhinestone. The digital designer papers from the Summer Smooches Suite digital content CD and the digital flag punch make this background bright and extra special. This special release CD is available until April 30th.
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I created the background on a 8 1/2 x 11 sheet and then cut the page in quarters to make duplicate cards. Here’s just the quarter page. This background could be used for any occasion-don’t you think?
Be prepared – it’s a long list, which means lots of new stamps to look forward to. And everything this year will be available in clear-mount as well as wood-mount.
The retired accessories list will come out on April 25th. Retiring stamp sets will be available until the end of May. Retiring accessories will only be available while supplies last. So be sure and check back on April 25th and check the list early so you don’t miss out on your favorite accessories.
I loved these cute little birds and their fun cages the very first time I laid eyes on the Aviary stamp set! This made it from my wish list to my home thanks to my sister Kari, who gave it to me for my birthday! (Yes, I have a wish list too!) Kari is a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator also.
The beautiful Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper inspired this bright, happy card made with the Aviary stamp set.
When using punches, you would stamp first and then punch it out looking through the punch ‘window’. When using the Top Note Bigz Die, I cut my shape and then stamp the images. It was easy to get good placement with the clear-mount stamps. I stamped a sample on a scrap paper first to decide on my layout, then cut my shape and added the stamped images.
The middle bird cage was stamped first, then I masked the cage with a post-it note and stamped the stand so that it ended at the base of the cage. (The stand is taller than I needed and would have stamped right through the cage.)
I wanted to add ribbon wrapped around the top note, but I didn’t want to cover the cages so I used an x-acto knife to slice a ribbon slot on either side of the image. (I don’t know why the ribbon came out such a funky color in the photo. It looks MUCH better in real life-I promise.)
And the final step is adding bling. I generously added rhinestones to the cages. Love it!!