Hello Stampin’ Friends,
Hope you had an awesome weekend! I heard it was “hot” outside, so I never ventured out … I’ll get my share of the heat today! I always wondered why it was either “way too hot” or raining on the days I hold my stamp camps. Must be God’s way of telling me I picked a good day to stay inside and stamp!
With so many birthday’s in my family coming up, I thought I would share another birthday card with you today. It’s quick and easy to make and as promised, I’m using the “Birthday Basics” Designer Series paper again. I just love the new “Smoky Slate” color, so I used that as the base of my card.
As you can see, I changed up the fold of the card a bit today. I had my share of measuring things being in the Quality Assurance field for over 20+ years … so, I just folded in the larger (left) side past the center point of the card, then I folded the what was left of the cardstock up to meet the edge! I did use my bone folder to crisp up the folds.
I pulled out the BigShot for this card, as I do on many… once you start, it’s hard to stop. Kind of like a good bowl of ice cream! After stamping the greeting from the “Bring on the Cake” stamp set … I cut them out using the Circle Framelit dies. And since I was already using it, I thought I would try out my new “Envelope Liners” Framelit Die. Now that’s what I call coordinating your card and envelope!
I also embossed the mat to my greeting with the “Petals of Plenty” folder … I was hoping to create enough dimension to look like the cute little blossoms on the designer paper. And of course, I had to add a bit of bling!
To jazz up the inside, I added a strip of the designer paper and used the Happy Birthday – also from the “Bring on the Cake” stamp set. It just finishes off the card so nicely.
Here is a list of today’s ingredients. Click on the item number if you wish to purchase anything you saw today.
|Bring on the Cake Stamp Set – Wood / $38.95|
|Bring on the Cake Stamp Set – Clear / $27.95|
|Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper / $10.95|
|130911||Circles Collection Framelits / $26.95|
|132172||Envelope Liners Framelit / $26.95|
|116824||Petals –a-Plenty Emboss Folder / $7.95|