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Shaker Card

Shaker card birthday

Even if you’re not a kid who love shaking things, this Shaker Card will make you try shaking it! I love how easy it was to make by using a Clear Envelope (#102619) to hold the Flowers For Every Season Gems (#153645) and the Sequins For Everything (#153556) [Note: These sequins will be returning in the 2021 Annual Catalogue on May 4, 2021.]

Shaker card

Let’s start with cutting…

When you start with 11″ x 8-1/2″ cardstock, you have 2 choices for cutting your card base. For this card, I chose to cut the Granny Apple Green Cardstock (#146990) at 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ with a scoreline at 4-1/4″. Fold on the scoreline and burnish with a Bone Folder. Next, you get to decide if you want the orientation of your card to be portrait or landscape (which I picked!). I like to cut all my cardstock before I start stamping or assembling so, my next step was to cut Basic Cardstock (#159276) at 5-1/4″ x 4″ and Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration 2021 (#155225) at 5″ x 3-3/4″.

Fun with assembly…

The Oh So Ombre DSP was placed inside Clear Envelope. You must make sure it’s touching the closed-end of the envelope and bottom side. Now you can place some sequins and gems inside the envelope in the front of the DSP. Fold edges of Clear Envelope to the back. Use a Bone Folder to help the fold stay put as near as possible to the edges of the DSP. Attach on the backside with Tear & Tape Adhesive (#138995). Add Tear & Tape on all four edges making sure the sequins will stay inside. And, now, you’re ready to peel the backing off the Tear & Tape so you can place the completed “shaker” over the Basic White layer.

Stamp your greeting…

I send a lot of birthday cards so my usual “go-to” greeting is “Happy Birthday”! This one is in a stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration 2021 Brochure called Approaching Perfection (#155282). The Granny Apple Green Classic Ink (#147095) coordinates with the DSP and, to add a splash of colour, I used Mango Melody Classic Ink (#147093) for the birthday candles. Once I was pleased with my stamping, I used the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (#149653) and a die from the Tasteful Labels Dies (#152886) to cut out the greeting. If you look closely, you’ll see that I’ve burnished the edges of this layer by leaving the cardstock in the die, turning it over, and running a stylus around the edges. Just a little extra touch and I LOVE how it looks!

Ready for embellishments…

A length of Fine Art Ribbon (#154561) attached behind the greeting before adding Stampin’ Dimensionals to hold it to the clear envelope adds some glimmer. A Rhinestone Basic Jewels (#144220) to a candle flame is the perfect finishing touch (in my opinion!)

Inside layer…

Unless the card base is white or vanilla, I always add a coordinating inside layer. For this card, I stamped the inside greeting with Granny Apple Green Classic Ink and the balloon with Mango Melody Classic Ink on Basic White Cardstock. Any adhesive of choice can be used to attach this layer to the inside of the card base.

A while ago I made a couple of different cards using the same design.
You can see them here and here!

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Flowers & Field DSP Circles

When you have Designer Series Paper (DSP), it’s hard to decide what side of the paper to use! I like designs where I can use BOTH sides of the DSP. This design makes use of consecutive circles.

Coordinating cardstock placed behind the DSP circles and as the card, base work well to tie it all together. Matching ribbon, dry embossing on the background layer, and Gold Glimmer embellishments complete the bright, summer look!

Always In My Heart

Let’s start with cutting some paper…

I started by cutting Bumblebee Cardstock (#153077) @ 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″, folded and burnished with the Bone Folder. The Basic White Cardstock (#159276) was cut at 5-1/4″ x 4″. The next step was to emboss it with the Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder (#152702) and the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (#149653).

Now to add some colour…

The gorgeous Flowers & Field Designer Series Paper (#155223) is available for FREE during Sale-A-Bration. The Layering Circles Dies (#151770) was used with the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to cut patterned DSP and Bumblebee Cardstock for the front of the card.

Now for the greeting…

The greeting from the Always In My Heart Stamp Set (#154337) was stamped with Bumblebee Classic Ink (#153116) on Basic White Cardstock. The Label Me Fancy Punch (#151297) was a perfect fit for the greeting so I punched out the greeting. Then I punched ribbon slots in either end so I could thread the Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon (#153658) through the slots. Mini Glue Dots worked great to attach the ribbon on the back of the Basic White embossed layer. Last, but not least, I attached Gold Glitter Enamel Dots (#152155) for embellishments.


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Bundle Focus – Hey Chick!

Here’s an early release from the 2021 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalogue!

Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick

Hey Chick stamp set (a SAB 2017 set) has returned…and now the Chick Dies coordinate with it!  You can find it here!

And here’s a brand new bundle that includes the Hey Birthday Chick stamp set (page 52 of the Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue) and the Birthday Chick Dies.  You can find it here!

What’s better than one fantastic bundle?
Two fantastic (coordinating) bundles!
The Hey Chick Stamp Set (a 2017 Sale-A-Bration set) has returned
and brought along three new friends:
The Chick Dies and a brand-new bundle that includes the
Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set and the Birthday Chick Dies.
These playful images are so fun to stamp.
You’ll love sending the punny cards you make to all your friends.
Available 2 February–30 June 2021.


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