I know we’re all feeling a bit homebound these days, so let’s use our imaginations, and go on a tropical vacation.
The “adventure” began with a Sweet Silhouettes Die, which I used to cut from a blue piece of Topical Oasis Designer Paper. (It’s the DSP I’m using for photography).
TIP: I backed the word with a retired piece of foil paper to give it thickness and extra strength to raise the curled “t.”
Next, I used a Stitched Rectangles Die to cut the classic woody car from another sheet of Tropical Oasis DSP. Isn’t it great?
To create the background, I used a Friendly Silhouettes Die to cut the palms and curved line from Whisper White Cardstock. Then, I used brown, Tropical Oasis DSP to cut the shape a second time, and glued the two together on a green piece of Tropical Oasis DSP.
Afterwards, I ran this through the embossing machine with the Coastal Weave embossing folder, and layered it on a card base of Old Olive.
The Tropical Oasis DSP and the Coastal Weave Embossing Folder are Last-Chance products, so please check to see if they are still available. You’ll find the link to the entire list of Last-Chance products at the bottom of this post.
Today’s card was inspired by the “travel” theme at TGIF,
and, the “tropical” theme at Seize the Birthday. Yes, this will be a birthday card, and suitable for a guy!
Read about my May gifts!
First of all, this month’s Host Code gift is something I know you’ll want in your collection. It’s the new, fabulous, Ornate Floral Embossing Folder! I’ve already used it on a number of my cards, and it adds gorgeous texture. Just add my Host Code (DGMYPXET) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of May, and I will send the embossing folder to you in June.
Secondly, I’m having a drawing for two items: the Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set AND the Small Bloom Punch. Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100.00 order in May.
This is Stampin’ Up’s list of retiring items, so click here, then click on “Last-Chance Products” in my store. Order those bundles now while you get the 10% savings, and earn the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder from me, plus a chance to win the Small Bloom Punch and Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set.
Last, but not least, if you are a customer of mine, you will be receiving the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, with ordering beginning June 3rd. The catalog happens to have a brand new stamp set (page 48) that coordinates with the Small Bloom Punch!
Thanks so much for stopping by. My birthday is in May, so I’m especially happy to have you celebrating with me!
The So Very Vellum is so very pretty, and fun to use. It looks like bubbles on this birthday card, don’t you think?
I first cut the three colors of vellum with two Layering Circles Dies. Then, I cut an equal amount of Whisper White Cardstock for backing.
TIP: I discovered, if you put tiny dots of glue behind the dots, it doesn’t show at all.
I had fun embossing (Corrugated Embossing Folder) and distressing (used my fingernail) the background, which I glued to a Thick Whisper White card base.
I placed the bubbles and sentiment on Stampin’ Dimensionals, which enhanced the embossed dimension. This card just might fly away!
“Happy Birthday” is from the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set, stamped in Memento Black Ink, and cut with the smallest Stitched Rectangles Dies.
No worries, if you don’t have the So Very Vellum DSP. I bet you can come up with equally stunning paper for this design.
I was inspired by TGIF.
I’m also sharing with Seize the Birthday’s Spring Fling.
The Coastal Weave Embossing Folder is my Host Code gift for April. When you place a $50.00 minimum order in April, I will send you the embossing folder in May. Don’t forget to type my Host Code JQT3MUZN in the box provided.
Thank you for visiting today. Just click on the pictures in my Product List to start filling your shopping bag. I appreciate your support!
Today’s masculine birthday card began with the sentiment from the So Sentimental Stamp Set, “This calls for confetti!”
Colorful confetti made me think of the stripe from Bird Ballad Designer Paper. So, I added Thick Whisper White Cardstock to the stripe, cut it with a Stitched Rectangles Die, and embossed it with the Corrugated Embossing Folder.
The colors really popped against black, so I used Basic Black Cardstock for the card base. Besides, men like black, right?
I stamped the sentiment in Memento Black Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and cut it with a Layering Circles Die. This circle fit perfectly within the circle made with a Painted Labels Die. You can see I used the same stripe for cutting this fun, swirly circle.
On the inside, I stamped “Happy Birthday” from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set, and stamped confetti from the So Sentimental Stamp Set. The colors of ink I used for the confetti are the same as in the Bird Ballad stripe, and named in my Product List below.
I’m sharing with Seize the Birthday, where the sentiment is the focal image.
The supplies I used are in my Product List below, so click on the pictures, and have fun shopping. My Host Code gift for the month of March is Pearl Basic Jewels (140 total pearls). If you order a minimum of $50.00 in March, I will send you the Pearls in April. YAY!
Thanks for stopping by!
The Tropical Oasis Designer Paper provides the focal point for today’s masculine birthday card.
Do you remember these classic Woody cars? My brother paid $50.00 for one back in the 60s. What a deal! Problem was, it didn’t run. But, my mother loved anything old, and my father loved anything with wood, so they agreed to let it sit behind our house. I think it was still there when we moved.
Today’s card looks simple, and it is. However, you wouldn’t believe how long it took to complete. It’s unusual for me to tear up a card, but its predecessor is in the trash. I think I had too many goals in mind, because I was making it for a specific person’s birthday, plus two card challenges, but I persevered.
The first thing I did, for both cards, was to crop the Woody from the Tropical Oasis Designer Paper. To give it a nice shape, I used a Painted Labels Die.
TIP: Take your time figuring out which cars to crop. Some cars have more space surrounding them than others.
Next, I stamped the palm trees, from the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set, in Pear Pizzazz Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. Then, I layered this on a Soft Sea Foam card base.
I used “Happy Birthday” from the Clubhouse Stamp Set, because it was the right size, and had its die from the Golf Club Die Set for cutting.
Since this card is for a certain person, I stamped “You’re a classic” inside, and decorated the envelope flap.
TIP: Cut a piece of DSP 5 3/4″ by 2 1/4″, add a thin line of Liquid Glue around the edge of the flap, attach the DSP, and trim the excess using the flap as a template.
The two challenges are:
I appreciate you visiting today. If you’re in the mood to go shopping, just click my “shop” button. Keep in mind, if you use my February Host Code (U463KNM3) with a minimum order of $50.00, I will send you the Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder in March.
Thank you, and have a great day!
Dino hasn’t seen daylight for a while, so he wanted to come out and say, “Happy Birthday.”
Dino’s Birthday Card
I stamped Dino in Bermuda Bay Ink, because he wanted to match his favorite balloon color. He was easy to cut, using his Dino Die. The Dino Days Stamp Set and Dino Dies are shown as a bundle (you save 10%) in my Product List, but they can be purchased separately.
The balloon paper is from Birthday Bonanza Designer Paper. I used a layering Squares Die, and then the Detailed Trio Punch to round the corners. Check out the punch in my product List. It’s so much fun to use this punch, I could go crazy and round the corners on EVERYTHING!
Dino wanted everyone to know he is the one saying, “Happy Birthday,” so I used the “speaking bubble” from the Special Day Die Set. The coordinating, Special Someone Stamp Set, has the perfectly sized sentiment, which I stamped in Memento Black Ink.
For the background, Dino talked me into using the Hammered Metal Embossing Folder on Whisper White Cardstock. Have you seen dinosaur skin? Well, I haven’t, but Dino said this is what his skin looks like, and it ties his card together.
Dino wants to show off his card at Freshly Made Sketches.
And, Seize the Birthday, because he is a GREAT creature.
Thank you for stopping by. In case you missed Saturday’s post, beginning this month, February, I’m adding a Host Code for your purchases. If you enter this code, U463KNM3, and order $50.00-149.00, I will send you the Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder in March.
See Saturday’s post for more details.
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Raccoon, Squirrel, and Mouse can’t wait to surprise their friend on his birthday! I wonder whose birthday it is…?
The three adorable friends are from the 2020 stamp set, Special Someone. The stamp set is “Two-Step” stamping, where you layer a second stamp on top of the first stamp. Using my Stamparatus, insured the stamps would line up properly.
I began by stamping the detailed raccoon stamp in Early Espresso Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. Then, I stamped the solid raccoon stamp in Sahara Sand Ink on top of the first image.
The squirrel was first stamped in Soft Suede Ink, followed by Sahara Sand Ink, and the mouse was stamped in Memento Black Ink, followed by Smoky Slate Ink.
Raccoon wrote “Happy Birthday” in Early Espresso Ink, while Squirrel tied a Balmy Blue balloon to the tree branch with Linen Thread.
The branch was made with a die from the Seasonal Layers Die Set, and wood textured, Pressed Petals Designer Paper.
TIP: I layered it for thickness.
The scene is layered on Balmy Blue Cardstock, on a Crumb Cake card base.
Now, all they had to do was wait for their friend to arrive, yell “happy birthday,” and let the party begin!
They are excited to invite everyone at Seize the Birthday to their party.
Thanks for joining the party. Wishing you all a surprise birthday party this year!
You can order this adorable stamp set today. Just click on the picture in my Product List, and put it in your shopping bag. Thank you!
P.S. I just discovered a coordinating die set, Special Day Dies, will be released to customers February 4th, while supplies last. Demonstrators can purchase it now! No more fussy cutting these cute creatures!
Let me know if you’d like to become a Demonstrator for the discount, and the ability to pre-order, without business required. It’s fun being a “hobby” Demonstrator!
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