Friday, May 17, 2013

Birthday Cards #3, #4 and #5

You know how life just comes screaming through your day? Pushing all hope for creativity, or a nap for that matter, completely out of the way? That's exactly what happened to my week. But, I still have cards to share, one for each day I missed. Here we go:

Birthday Card #3
I really like the clean, crisp look of this card. I actually created this card on Wednesday morning and then had no time to post it. I started with Whisper White cardstock as the base and then layered it with another piece of the white, embossing it with our new Chevron embossing folder. This card is a little bittersweet, though. Some of the items I used are on the retired list, and after May 31st, will no longer be available. Here is the list of retired items:
        -Melon Mambo 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon
        -Brights Designer Buttons
        -Easy Events stamp set
        -Certainly Celery marker (this whole color line has been retired; cardstock, ink, marker, reinker)
        -Bashful Blue (this whole color line has been retired; cardstock, ink, marker, reinker)
        -Pretty In Pink (this whole color line has been retired; cardstock, ink, marker, reinker)
Don't worry, there are still a lot of great colors in the new catalog to choose from!
I also used on this card:
        -Apothecary Accents Framelits
        -Melon Mambo cardstock
        -Melon Mambo marker
        -Basic Rhinestones
        -Dazzling Diamonds glitter (did you notice that the icing on the cupcake and the trim around the cake plate were dazzling with glitter?! I can't get enough of the glitter!!!!)

Birthday Card #4
I love this card!! I very gently CASE'd it from Mary Fish, another demonstrator. I started out with a piece of Pool Party cardstock, cut 8 1/2"x8 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4". There is a layer of Whisper White, 4"x8 1/4". On top of the white cardstock, I layered a piece of DSP from the Storytime pack. The colors are Pool Party and Riding Hood Red. Our Riding Hood Red is retiring, as well as the Storytime DSP, the Brights Designer Buttons, and the Pool Party 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon that I put over the DSP. I mounted some very cute stamped images, with Dimensionals, from the "Ciao, Baby!" stamp set, available until May 31st, in our spring catalog. I also used the "A Round Array" stamp set. It's only available as a bundle, paired with a matching 7/8" scalloped circle punch, used to punch all four little circles. After May 30th, both items will be available individually in our new 2013-2014 Stampin' Up catalog. The Happy Birthday is from the "Teeny Tiny Wishes" stamp set, available in our current catalog and carried over to the new one.

Birthday Card #5

How you can you not help but love this card? It's so cheery, dressed in all it's Daffodil Delight! I CASE'd this card on Pinterest from another demonstrator, Elisha Smith. I changed a few things, but it's mostly just like her card.

I started with a Basic Black cardstock base. (when you use a dark color for your card base, just use a lighter, coordinating color of cardstock inside to stamp or write on. Or, you can just use a piece of copy paper. It's much lighter if you're sending your card through the mail.)

The Daffodil Delight polka dot paper is from the DSP pack, Polka Dot Parade. I'm happy to say that this paper has been carried over from our current catalog to our new 2013-2014 catalog. It's so versatile! On the Whisper White, I stamped flowers from the "Secret Garden" stamp set, in StazOn black ink. I used the StazOn so that when I stamped the solid flowers, in Daffodil Delight, I wouldn't risk having the black bleed into the yellow. I used the Basic Black marker to color in the centers of the yellow flowers.

I wrapped a piece of 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon around the Polka Dot Parade DSP. To finish off the card, I used two framelits from the "Hearts A Flutter" framelits set. One in black and the other in Daffodil Delight. The saying is from the "Petite Pairs" stamp set and topped off with a touch of sparkle, using a Basic Rhinestone.

I really wanted to fulfill my goal of a birthday card per day this week, but I'm just as happy to have completed this post, even as long as it is. I hope I've sparked a little creativity, not only for myself, but also for you.

Happy Stamping!

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