Year of Cheer Birthday Card

Here’s another swap card I made for the stampin’ and paper crafting cruise I’m on this week.  I like to think outside the box at times, so I thought the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper would be a starting point for this birthday card.

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set, Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Studio

I started with a base of Whisper White Thick cardstock for the base, then added a layer of the new Champagne Foil Sheets followed by another layer of Whisper White with a piece of the Year of Cheer Specialty DSP on the lower edge, oh, this stuff is pretty.  I added a strip of the Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape.  The sentiment, which was stamped on an oval which was cut out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits, comes from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set and was heat embossed with Copper Embossing Powder, which coordinates so well with the designer paper.  I cut out a scalloped oval from Copper Foil Sheet with the Layering Ovals and attached it to the card behind the sentiment.  The finishing touch is the Champagne dots which I cut out with one of the framelits from the  Mini Treat Bag Thinlits.  It makes them look like little champagne brads when you attach them with Mini Glue Dots.

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Who’s Having a Birthday?

While you are reading this post, I am off on a cruise with Dave and a bunch of other paper crafters for a week for a stampin’ & paper crafting retreat hosted by fellow demonstrator Jenn Gulch.  While on the cruise, we’ll be relaxing and having fun, but we’ll also be crafting away and swapping cards and projects.  This card is one of the swap cards I made.  Let me tell you a bit about it.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Studio

There’s actually very little stamping on this card.  In fact, the only thing that is stamped is the sentiment from Birthday Delivery stamp set (which coordinates with the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper.   Don’t you just love this bear heading off to a party with his bear cub on his back?  This image is from the Birthday Memories DSP and so are the presents and the yellow printed paper.  I did a bit, well quite a bit of fussy cutting on this, but it’s just so darned cute, I just had to.  I also added some of the Pumpkin Pie 1/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon for a bit more fun!

Today’s Color Palette

Stampin' Studio Color Palette 9-25-17


So Saffron: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″

Pacific Point: 4″ x 5-1/4″

Pumpkin Pie: 3″ x 3″

Whisper White: 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″

Birthday Memories DSP: 5″ x 1-3/4 and the bear and present images
Pumpkin Pie 1/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon: 5″


Spooky Night Box in a Card

How about a card that serves as a great way to give a Halloween Treat as well?  That’s exactly what today’s card is all about.  I used the Spooky Night Suite with the Spooky Cat stamp set, the Cat Punch, the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper, and the Vintage Crochet Trim to create this box in a card.

Stampin' Up! Spooky Cat stamp Bundle, Stampin' Studio

Measurements for the card

The card base is a normal 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″.  With the card folded in half I cut 1″ from the right side of the card down 1-5/8″.  I did the same thing at 2-5/8″ and down 1-5/8″.  Then I cut horizontally to join those two cuts and remove the piece for the box to fit into.  From there I decorated the card front with Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (black print is 2-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ and the Pumpkin Pie print is 2-5/8″ x 1-5/8″ and 3/4″ x 1-5/8″.

Measurements for the Box

Basic Black for the box base is 4-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ scored on all 4 sides at 1-1/2″

Pumpkin Pie for the box lid is 2″ x 2″ scored at 1/2″ on all 4 sides.

For both the box and the lid you’ll snip at the corners to the score line and fold on all score lines.  Then all that’s left to assemble the box is to ad some adhesive ( I prefer Fast Fuse) to the corners and fold them in securing the box and the lid.   Once the box is filled with a Halloween Treat the box gets tied up with the Vintage Crochet trim and a banner saying Happy Halloween is added.

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