Nature’s Beauty Birthday Card

March Madness is coming!  My March Madness isn’t the NCAA Basketball tourney but it’s a slew of birthday celebrations in March.  My dad’s birthday kicks off the madness on March 1 so I created a birthday card featuring Nature’s Beauty.  The stamp set is perfect for creating masculine cards.  For the card design, I CASED a card on page 48 in the 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog changing up the stamp set.  I love the design on this card and plan to use it again, mixing up stamp sets to fit the theme. The annual catalog is a great place to find designs when your creative juices aren’t working in full force!  In addition to using the Nature’s Beauty Stamp Set, several other stamp sets help supply additional elements.  For additional details, scroll down past the card photo.

Masculine Birthday

Card details:
  • Card base is Night of Navy Cardstock (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score at 4-1/4″ and fold).
  • Use the Woodland Embossing Folder to texture emboss a 5-1/4″ x 4″ panel of Whisper White cardstock.  Attach to the card base with adhesive.
  • Cut a piece of Balmy Blue cardstock 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″.   On one of the short edges, spritz light with water, tear and fray.  Stamp the fern image (Painted Harvest Stamp Set) using the Balmy Blue Classic Stampin’ Pad onto the panel.  Refer to photo above for approximate placement.  Attach the panel to the Whisper White layer using a strong adhesive.
  • Select the wood grain and the woven papers from the Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Cut a woven print strip to 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″.  Add to the strip to the card, slightly off center. 
  • Cut the wood grain print 2-1/2″ x 4″ and on one end using paper snips, cut to create a banner.  Add to the card.
  • Stamp the deer image from Nature’s Beauty Stamp set using Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pad onto a 2-1/4″ x 4″ strip of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut top and bottom edges to create a banner.  After cutting, stamp ferns using the Balmy Blue and lightly sponge around deer.  Stamp grass using Old Olive and sponge around deer’s hooves.  Use a small hole punch in center of banner.  Thread and loop a piece of Braided Linen Trim through the punched hole.
  • With the Leaf Punch, cut two sets of leaves from Crumb Cake cardstock.  Attach to the back of the deer banner.  Next, use Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the deer banner to the wood grain banner on the card.
  • To finish the card, stamp Happy Birthday from Itty Bitty Birthday Greetings using Balmy Blue Stampin’ Pad onto a strip of Whisper White.  Then, cut to separate the two words.  Add to the card using dimensionals.

My dad is a deer hunter so the card is perfect for him.

Remember, use the Stampin’ Up! catalogs for card design inspiration.    

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Made My Day – CASE the Catalog Monday

For this week’s CASE the Catalog, I selected the You Made My Day card on Page 36 of the Annual Catalog.  The card uses the Best Bunny Bundle which includes the Best Bunny photopolymer stamp set and the coordinating Bunny Builder Punch.  This week, I did not alter the card but made it as shown in the catalog.  The Best Bunny stamp set is one that can be used for a variety of occasions and as in this case, it’s perfect to send someone letting them know how special they made the day!  Details and tips for making the card are below the photo.Stampin' Up! Best Bunny Bundle

Made My Day with these details for recreating the card:

  1. Thick Whisper White:  5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ to create card base.
  2. Broadway Bound Designer Series Paper (DSP):  Dotted DSP 5 1/2′ x 4 1/4″ for base card front;. gold & black strip 3/4″ x 4″
  3. Gray Granite: 4 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  4. Shimmery White: 4″ x 3″
  5. Scraps of Whisper White for stamping bunny face, sentiment and hat using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
  6. Scrap of Basic Black.  Use the Tailored Tag Punch to cut as shown in photo below: 

  7.  Use Bunny Builder Punch and cut the bunny face, color the ears using Light Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends.  Color tophat using Dark Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends and fussy cut.  Layer the bunny face behind the top hat using a mini glue dot.
  8. To create the background for the bunny and sentiment, add a light layer of water diagonally across the Shimmery White cardstock and sprinkle with Yellow Brusho.  I used an Aqua Painter to blend the Brusho with the water.  After the Shimmery White layer has dried, randomly stamp stars using Crushed Curry Ink Pad.
  9. Using small Stitched Shapes circle framelit, cut the sentiment and layer onto circle of Gold Glimmer Paper cut using the 1 1/2″ circle punch.
  10. Assemble by attaching dotted DSP layer to Whisper White card base.  Next attach and center the Granite Gray Cardstock layer using Snail Adhesive.  Add the strip of gold/black stripe DSP and then attach the Shimmery White layer – be sure to offset toward the right of the Gray Granite layer as shown in the photo.
  11. Add the tag piece and the tophat with bunny.
  12. Finish the card by using 8″ of Gold Mini Sequin Trim to create a faux bow and using Stampin’ Dimensionals add the sentiment. 
In Conclusion

Finally, the stamp set has various sentiments that can also be used with another stamp set.  I’m smitten with the different face expressions included for creating bunnies with a variety of looks and images.  It will be fun to create cards for all types of occasions and really can Make My Day.

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Dandelion Wishes – CASE the Catalog

Hi all and welcome to this week’s CASE the Catalog.  The card features the Dandelion Wishes stamp set and you can see the inspiration card on page 118 in the Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.  Instead of using the Wood Textures DSP (Designer Series Paper) as shown in the catalog, I used Garden Impressions DSP as the base to stamp the dandelion flowers using Grapefruit Grove Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad.  When planning your cards, be sure to look at your DSP to use as a stamping base!  The Grapefruit Grove is a versatile color and blends well with many of the other Stampin’ Up! colors such as the Granny Apple Green used to compliment this card. 

Dandelion Wishes

Stampin' Up! Dandelion Wishes

Featuring Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set and Garden Impressions DSP from Stampin’ Up!

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