Well Said Happy Birthday Butterfly

Well Said Butterfly Happy Birthday

Woohoo……Spring has finally sprung! I had fun creating my Well Said Happy Birthday Butterfly bright and bold design. This card includes many cool techniques that can help spark your design mojo. [smile]

I have fallen in love with the new Granny Apple Green color. I paired it with one of the new 2018-2020 In Colors, Blueberry Bushel. This combination is bright, cheery and very gender neutral. [TIP: Leave off the butterfly and this would make a great masculine card.]

Both the Gingham bands are from the 2019 Sale-a-bration Designer Paper Botanical Butterfly. It recently retired but I just loved it so much I used the blank & white design brayered with more of that fun Granny Apple Green. Love it!

I also included two types of embossing:

The first is dry embossing……this is on the Blueberry Bushel rectangle that I first cut using the Rectangle Stitched Dies then embossed with the Subtle embossing folder. This was layered onto another rectangle in Basic Black that I tore the edges to give even more texture. [sweet!]

The second is the butterfly. I heat embossed the image with VersaMark and black embossing powder. Then I colored with sponge daubers using those wonderful Granny Apple Green and Blueberry Bushel inks.

Finally, I topped it all off with Happy Birthday. The “happy” is from the Well Written set of dies along with the Well Said stamp set, that I am ecstatic both are carrying over. Woohoo!

I appreciate you stopping by to check out my Well Said Happy Birthday Butterfly card card and hope that you have a great day. AND that you are inspired to get your hands inky!

STAMPIN’ SUPPLIES

  • STAMPS: Well Said, Butterfly Gala
  • PAPER: Granny Apple Green, Blueberry Bushel, Basic Black, Whisper White, 2019 Sale-a-bration Designer Paper–Botanical Butterfly (vintage)
  • INK: Granny Apple Green, VersaMark, Blueberry Bushel
  • ACCESSORIES: Punch–Butterfly Duet | Dies–Well Written, Rectangle Stitched | Emboss Folder–Subtle | Emboss Powder–Black

Sparkly Hugs, Carol

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Floral Well Said Happy Birthday

Floral Well Said Happy Birthday

This Floral Well Said Happy Birthday card is one of the fun cards we made in one of my recent classes. The Well Said Stamp Set and Well Written Die Set includes 51 stamps 24 dies to choose from. That’s enough to cover most any occasion.

I was happy to make use of the Large Letters Dies and Petal Promenade Designer Paper. By trimming the serifs from the letters it gave a new more modern look to them. This lovely floral paper design is my favorite……lots of pink!

Then to add just a bit of texture, which I felt it needed, I embossed the Whisper White band with the Subtle embossing folder. Sweet!

I am sad the Large Letters Die Set along with the Petal Promenade Designer Paper are retiring the end of May. These are popular and will go fast so don’t wait.

STAMPIN’ SUPPLIES

  • STAMP: Well Said
  • PAPER: Powder Pink, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper
  • INK: VersaMark
  • ACCESSORIES: Dies: Large Letter | Embossing Folder–Subtle | Emboss Powder–Silver

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed today’s Floral Well Said Happy Birthday card and inspired to use the Designer Paper we all have in our stashes. Lol!

Sparkly Hugs, Carol

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Best Bunny Hopping By

Best Bunny Hopping By

I hope you are having a great day with family and friends. Today’s share is one of the cards we created in my March Card Class. This colorful and bright Best Bunny Hopping By card would also make an adorable Easter card.

The bright spring colors made me feel happy when I was working on this design. I loved the The Dot to Dot varied dots embossed colored strips, they give nice texture. The torn edges on either side of the embossed strips add another layer of texture and interest. Coloring and fussy cutting of the bunnies were an easy option.

Springtime in our neighborhood means many baby bunnies hopping around. This is another reason this card made me smile.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you have a great day and are inspired to get your hands inked up with this Best Bunny Hopping By design.

STAMPIN’ SUPPLIES

  • STAMP: Best Bunny
  • PAPER: Whisper White, Highland Heather, Balmy Blue, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie
  • Memento Tuxedo Black,
    Highland Heather, Balmy Blue, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Blushing Bride–Marker
  • ACCESSORIES: Embossing Folder–Dot to Dot

Sparkly Hugs, Carol

Vertical Greetings Happy Birthday

Vertical Greeting Happy Birthday

Hooray for scraps! I always seems to have scraps laying around on my table. This design was inspired by Gingham Gala strips from a previous project. I was playing with the colorful Organdy Sale-a-bration Ribbon Pack and coordinating Gingham Gala Designer Paper strips (scraps) and created this bright and springy Vertical Greetings Happy Birthday design.

I had just gotten the Rectangle Stitched dies and thought they would be a perfect fit with the ribbon. After playing with a strip of ribbon in each of the five colors I thought wouldn’t it be cool to have them floating in a cut out. Then I pondered how I could make the ribbon float without showing on the inside. Haha!!! Add a front layer and cut through both layers. That was the ticket!!! [TIP: It really needed something so I embossed the front with the Subtle Embossing Folder……oh yeah!]

Next the Gingham Gala strips came into play. I was trying different stamps for the cut out and had my second “ha-ha” moment. The rectangle cutout with the strips adhered to match the ribbon on the card front. Then adhere the rectangle to fit within the cut-out on the card back. I did my super happy chair dance. Woohoo!

Finally I contemplated what sentiment I wanted. I couldn’t find anything that made me happy. No pun intended……Lol! After going through all my stamp sets I came across the Vertical Greetings set and new it would be perfect. I went a step further and made the sentiment float within the cutout. There was a narrow strip of window sheet on my desk and I placed it between the layers like the ribbon strips. Then I adhered the sentiment with glue dots to the window strip. Voila’!!!

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed today’s bright and springy design and are inspired to get your stamping mojo on! Have a great day!

Don’t forget today is the last day to earn FREE Sale-a-bration items. You can check out what fun items are available here.

STAMPIN’ SUPPLIES

  • STAMP: Vertical Greetings
  • PAPER: Whisper White, Gingham Gala Designer Paper, Window Sheet
  • INK: StaZon Jet Black
  • ACCESSORIES: Framelits–Rectangle Stitched | Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder–Sublte | Sale-a-bration 3/8″ Organdy Ribbon (5 colors)

Sparkly Hugs, Carol

Geared Up Garage Steampunk Cake

Geared Up Garage Steampunk Cake

Well I really liked my first Steampunk inspired card I posted a couple days ago [click here to check it out]. BUT, I must confess this is my fav. The cake, hat and gears give a steampunk feel. [At least I think so, wink.] Today’s share I’m calling my Geared Up Garage Steampunk Cake. (giggle)

This gender neutral design is full of shine with a vintage feel. The base starts with Balmy Blue, layered with Night of Navy and Sahara Sand embossed with the Corrugated Embossing Folder. I sponged the ridges with Sahara Sand to add a distressed look.

The cake is Balmy Blue with it’s edges sponged to add dimension. It sits upon a Gold Foil pedestal, from the Call Me Cupcake Thinlits Set. I cut apart Gold, Silver and Copper Foil gears from the Garage Gears Thinlits and placed them randomly. (The best I could being a TypeA. Lol!) To finish the cake I topped it with a Night of Navy hat from the Best Bunny Stamp Set. I clear embossed the hat and fussy cut it before placing onto the cake.

To finish the card I added the Sahara Sand band complete with my “go to” faux suede technique. The sentiment is from the Geared Up Garage Stamp Set stamped in Night of Navy.

STAMPIN’ SUPPLIES

  • STAMPS: Geared Up Garage, Best Bunny
  • PAPER: Balmy Blue, Night of Navy, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Foil–Gold, Silver, Copper
  • INK: Sahara Sand, Balmy Blue, Night of Navy
  • ACCESSORIES: Thinlits–Garage Gears & Call Me Cupcake | Dynamic Texture Impressions Embossing Folder–Corrugated | Embossing Powder–Clear

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed today’s Geared Up Garage Steampunk Cake card and are inspired to get your design mojo flowing

Below are the supplies I used to create my Geared Up Garage Steampunk Cake Card.  To add any of the items you need, just click a pic! THANK YOU for choosing me to be your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator!