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Happy Birthday! Another Great Year Another Great Birthday!

For those of you wondering where I’ve been.  I caught a bad cold on Christmas Day that persisted through New Year’s.  I certainly did not want to the start year in bed but I did.  I missed a few days from work and now feel like I’m finally over it.  I missed posting my project for the challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments but managed to create these two birthday cards using the stamp set Another Great Year.  I have two friends with birthdays and I wanted to use this very fun stamp set.  I made two cards in two color stories.

Another Great Year 133041 clear $17.95, 13308 wood $23.95 Great price for so many stamps in this set!

This first card I used the color challenge colors at Hand Stamped Sentiments – Wisteria Wonder, Strawberry Slush and Coastal Cabana.

Stampin' Up! Another Great Year birthday card

For this card I stamped the “Happy Birthday” first in Strawberry Slush on the Whisper White layer, cleaned the stamp, then inked up the stamp with Versamark and stamped on Strawberry Slush cardstock and heat embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and the Heat Tool. Using my paper snips I then cut out the “happy” and “to you” banner pieces so I could layer them over the Strawberry Slush stamped image to give it dimension and a bit of a “split negative” look.  For embellishments I used the Mosaic punch to punch the tiles from Silver Glimmer paper and used a sponge dauber to color with Coastal Cabana ink.  I used Wisteria Wonder CS for the flower punched using the Punch Pack.  Finally to finish it off I used rhinestones.

Stampin' Up! Another Great Year birthday cardI finished the inside of the card with more of the Quatrefancy Specialty DSP, Strawberry Slush, ribbon and stamped the mosaic tiles from the stamp set “Mosaic Madness”.

Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge ends Jan 27, 2014, noon CST

The next card I created using the colors of Crisp Cantaloup, Pistachio Pudding and Pool Party.  The DSP I used to pull these colors together comes from the new Occasions Catalog – Sweet Sorbet.  Oh so pretty!  Love the colors!

I used the same layering and embossing technique as the previous card but used different colors and stamps and Voila!

Stampin' UP! Another Great Year Birthday card

Stampin Up Another Great Year birthday card

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Another Great Year Birthday Day Card

Size:  4.25″h x 5.50″ w

Stamp Sets:  Another Great Year, Mosaic Madness

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, Wisteria Wonder, Silver Glimmer paper; DSP Quatrefancy

Ink:  Strawberry Slush, Wisteria Wonder, Versamark

Accessories:  Mosaic punch, Punch Pack, White embossing powder, heat tool, basic rhinestones, Strawberry Slush Stretch Ruffle Trim

Another Great Year Birthday Day Card (2)

Size:  4.25″h x 5.50″ w

Stamp Sets:  Another Great Year, Papillion Potpourri

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding; DSP Sweet Sorbet

Ink:  Crisp Cantaloup, Pool Party, Versamark

Accessories:  Elegant Butterfly punch, 1-1/4 Scallop punch, White embossing powder, heat tool, basic rhinestones, Pistachio Pudding Stretch Ruffle Trim

Secret garden flowers

The challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a sketch challenge this time around.  I created this card with the Secret Garden stamp set and framelits.  I also just received the NEW Big Shot Magnetic Platform which makes cutting with the framelits a breeze! It keeps the framelit in place while cutting.  Click here to see a video showing how this new platform works.  If you like using framelits then this tool is a must-have.

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I colored the flowers with a blender pen and ink pads.  Some of the flowers I stamped.  After coloring and stamping the flowers I used the Secret Garden framelits to die cut them.  The background is embossed with the Woodgrain embossing folder.  The butterfly is stamped with a butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set.  I die cut it with the Bitty Butterfly punch.  I finished the card with rhinestones.

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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Secret Garden Flower card

Size:  4.25″ w x 5.50″ h

Stamp Sets:  Secret Garden, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Papillon Potpourri

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Old Olive

Ink:  Melon Mambo, Daffodil Yellow, Strawberry Slush, Marina Mist, Calypso Coral, Basic Black

Acessories:  Basic Rhinestones, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Blender Pen, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Modern Label Punch, Whisper White Grosgrain Stitched ribbon, Secret Garden Framelits

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