Are you looking for a single product that really steals the show? Then look no further, the Happy Birthday Thinlits are surely the ticket! I mean seriously, look at this gorgeous font and with the large size you don’t need much more on a card and you’ve got a winner. For today’s card I used the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper and paired it with Dapper Denim and Lemon Lime Twist cardstock for a fun background. I also added a tiny bit of embellishment in the form of Pearls that I colored with a black Sharpie marker.
Today’s Color Palette
Lemon Lime Twist: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″ and 1″ x 3-3/4″
Basic Black: 4″ x 5-1/4″ and scrap for die cut
Dapper Denim: 1″ x 3-3/4″
Eastern Palace DSP: 1″ x 3-3/4″ of 3 different prints
One thing I really enjoy making is sweet treats, and when I can combine sweets with stamping and paper crafting, well…I’m all over it. Last night was my monthly Suite Escape class, where we use a suite of products so that everyone gets some hands on experience with the wonderful product suites (more details about my Suite Escape in a future post). Because I call the class my “Suite Escape” I like to serve up a little homemade “sweet” packaged up pretty. I covered some luscious strawberries in dark chocolate and drizzled some “Lemon Lime Twist” Chocolate over the top. After the chocolates hardened, I placed them in the tiny wood crates I made from the Wood Texture Designer Series Paper Stack and the Wood Crate Framelits. The crates are the perfect size for 2 good sized strawberries. I cut some Berry Burst cardstock into little slivers and crumpled them up to fill the crates. The outside of the crates were embellished them with images and sentiments from the Wood Words stamp set.
Wood Texture Designer Series Paper Stack
Wood Words and Wood Crate Framelits
You know how sometimes you just need a simple card to send a quick note to let someone know you’re thinking of them? Well, this is the perfect card to do just that! I used the Crafting Forever stamp set and the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper. One of the images in the set is a row of three pens. I stamped the image and colored in the floral pen with the Flirty Flamingo and Garden Green markers because I noticed how this pattern in the pen is very similar to the pattern in the paper. I did a bit of fussy cutting of the pen, and after I stamped the sentiment from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set I popped the pen up with Stampin’ Dimensionals at the end of the word “note” to make it look like it was hand written.
I feel this card has a rather feminine flair to it because of the flowers and color palette. If you’d like to see a masculine flair to the same card, scroll down.
Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper
This is the exact same card, using the same image, sentiment and Designer Series Paper. All I did was swap out the floral pen and designer print for the striped pen and designer print, and we’ve now got a masculine card to send out.