Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Happy Birthday in Stampin' Up! In Colors!!

Do you remember seeing this card in my last blog post about the Annual New Catalog Kickoff Event??  If not, check it out here!

This was one of our make-n-takes at that event.  Here's a closer look at this fun card....

We start our card with a Thick Whisper White card base.  I have to tell you...  it took me a while to "get it" regarding this thick card stock....  I had been using our Regular Whisper White card stock for years as a card base without much thought for the thicker option (I always thought it was good enough, right??), but.....

Just for fun, we made one card with our Regular Whisper White Card Stock and another with our Thick Whisper White Card Stock at our Group Gathering last night, and there is a HUGE difference.  I noticed it as soon as I picked up the cards - I really think the thicker version is about 4 times as thick as our regular version.  The regular card stock/card base just seemed so flimsy!  I don't think I will ever use our regular Whisper White card stock as a card base again.  Now, that's not to say that it's not great for lots of other uses, just not as a card base!
Whisper White 8 1/2 x 11 Thick Card Stock  140272

Next, we added 1" strips of each of our In Colors to our card base - in Berry Burst (I finally have that name! - it's Burst, not Blast!), Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, Powder Pink and Fresh Fig.

So simple, yet so bold!
Berry Burst Card Stock  144243
Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock  144245
Tranquil Tide Card Stock  144246
Powder Pink Card Stock  144244
Fresh Fig Card Stock  144242

Next, we die-cut that awesome Happy Birthday image with our Happy Birthday Thinlit.

This die is so easy to work with (and makes such an impact on the card!).  Just use the Big Shot Die Brush to release any remaining pieces from the die.
Happy Birthday Thinlit  143700
Big Shot Die Brush  144262

Finally, we added a Glitter Enamel Dot to the "i" in birthday!  These Glitter Enamel Dots are so much fun to play with!  You get 160 glittery dots in ombre shades, so no 2 are exactly alike!  I love the added sparkle they provide on this card!
Glitter Enamel Dots  144200

I hope you enjoyed this card!

Thanks so much to Brenda Quintana for her inspiration on this card!

If you like to make fun cards like this, you should consider the next.......

Simple, Beautiful Card Class.....

at the Gathering Inkspiration Stamp Studio (209 E Superior St in Alma, MI) on Wednesday, July 19 anytime from 4-9pm or Friday, July 21 from 1-3pm.  We make 4 cards for $15 or the class is FREE with an order!

And…  mark your calendars going forward…. This class meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month (except in July because I'll be on the Stampin' Up! trip to Thailand! - I had to move the class back a week!) anytime from 4-9pm and the following Friday from 1-3pm.  So, if July doesn’t work for you, maybe another month will!  Just RSVP to me at for the next class or to answer any questions you might have.
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I send a handmade card to all of my customers!!

Order over $50, and I'll include a special surprise with your handmade card!!

I hope you were Inkspired today!

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