Birthday, Handmade Cards, Retired Gems, Sale-A-Bration, Spring, Technique

Custom Made Designer Series Paper- Birthday Bonanza Card 3

Click the link to see the items used in this card.

This month I am going to blow up your inbox with so many birthday wishes your are going to think it is YOUR special day! Next to Christmas cards, birthday cards are my most made and sent cards. My guess is that it is yours too so get ready for tons of inspiration. Find card 1 HERE, card 2 HERE.

First I should say that I am so very happy with how this card turned out! Sometimes I feel guilty about not really loving the more feminine colors in our amazing palate of color choices so I tend to make more cards from them, we wouldn’t want them to be sad and lonely after all. THIS card though just makes me feel really (and perhaps a bit more than it should) happy considering it is all the things I would not consider myself to be… soft, delicate, frilly and all sorts of feminine pretty. I say all of this because I want to remind you that the “perfect” card for someone is the card you send them, they will feel the love, trust me. One thing this card is like me is thrifty! Read on to find out how.

Start with a base of Petal Pink. The next layer is the Blushing Bride Love You Always Foil sheet. Here is where we get “thrifty”. The stitched square die cut out from under the vellum is taken from this layer before you adhere it to the base. Why let all that amazing foil not be used!

To make the custom designer series paper (DSP) cut a Very Vanilla cardstock piece to 3 3/4 x 5″. Start by stamping the outline in Petal Pink. Remember to rotate the stamp to give it a more random appearance. The magic happens when you stamp the flower fill, that awesome color variation is because of how the stamp is cut. You do not have to do a thing to get that beautiful depth!

Pop up the Stitched rectangle of foil paper with some dimensionals and add the Square Vellum Doiles. I used Stampin’ Seal but vellum is slippery so when I make more of this card I will use Mini Glue dots instead. Regardless of your adhesive choice make sure to place it under the area of the sentiment otherwise it will show thru.

The sentiment is stamped on Basic White in Calypso Coral so it really stands out, then punch with the Every Day Label Punch.

You might have noticed that I didn’t mention the stamp name… It’s A Touch of Ink which was only available during Sale-a-bration. If you didn’t earn this stamp below is a listing of current stamps that will give you the same effect on your cards, just imagine all the possibilities! To see the other items used in this card just click the image above.

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Early-release product from 2021 Annual Catalog. Prepare yourself for a burst of butterflies with the Butterfly Brilliance Background Stamp. Use this stamp to create projects for Mother’s Day, weddings, and more. Pair this stamp with greetings of your choice to customize it for the season or occasion. Stamp the line-art image and add color with your choice of coloring technique, or apply different colors of ink to the stamp before stamping to create a unique look. Whatever you do with it, the results will be glorious. 
$17.00 USD/$23.00 CAD155092
Early-release product from 2021 Annual Catalog. Create beautifully detailed butterflies for all of your paper crafting projects with the Brilliant Wings Dies. Once you’ve cut out a swarm of butterflies, you can create a background, make a focal point, or use them as accents.
$44.00 USD/$60.00 CAD 155523
10% bundled savings. Includes the Butterfly Brilliance cling stamp set and brilliant wings dies (see details above); early-release bundle from 2021 Annual Catalog available during the Butterfly Bouquet promotion.
$54.75 USD/$74.50 CAD 155821
SOLD OUT!156824
Exclusive Specialty Paper; available only during the Butterfly Bouquet promotion and while supplies last.Add lovely texture to your creations with the Natural Touch Specialty Paper. The pale woodgrain is versatile enough for any project and any time of year. You can stamp on it, emboss it, and use it with dies. Use large pieces of it as a background or cut out pieces to use as accents.2 sheets12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm)Non-porous
$5.00 USD/$6.75 CAD 156825
SOLD OUT!159408
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Coordinating colors: Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, Cinnamon Cider, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Purple Posy, So Saffron, Soft Sea Foam, Terracotta Tile

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