The Endless Birthday Card!

This past weekend was my father-in-law’s 90th birthday!  We had a special family dinner and I made him this endless (sometimes called never ending) card.  Our family members signed little cropped pieces of card stock and I was able to include them all on the card.  As you can see below, some of the family got quite fancy with their computers 🙂  He loved it!

The endless card keeps opening up and opening up and you end back at the beginning 🙂  The card actually opens three times.  The above photo is the first opening.  I put most of the family greetings here.

This photo shows the second opening of the card.  You can see that I have to hold it down with my finger to give you a good view of it.

And this is the back of the card.  When you open it from here (by separating it at the middle), you return to the front of the card.  Isn’t this neat?  Dad loved his card and I think it will be a treasure for him as he slowly reads the comments from the family.

I made a special envelope for the card using our Stampin’ Up! Envelope Punch Board.  The pretty label on the envelope uses the labels from the Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit.  And, I stamped the letters on the label with the Brushwork Alphabet stamp set.

The endless cards aren’t that hard to make once you get the hang of them.  I’ve made several and they get easier every time!  Here’s a little video I made for you showing an endless card made with the Stampin’ Up! Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper.  This isn’t a tutorial, but it shows you how the card opens.

For a tutorial on how to make the card, I’ll refer you to a wonderful video by Robin Messenheimer.  CLICK HERE to go right to her tutorial.  Have fun!

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Stamps:  Brushwork Alphabet, Stylized Birthday, Suite Sentiments, Balloon Adventures
Ink:  Watermelon Wonder, Early Espresso, Versamark, Silver Embossing Powder
Paper:  Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Pool Party,
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, Brights Designer Series Paper Stack,
2015-17 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack, 2015-17 In Color Envelope Paper

Tools:  Balloon Pop Up Thinlits Dies, Large Numbers Framelits Dies, Star Blast
Edgelits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments:  Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit


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Little Basket of Eggs!

Oh my goodness, look at these cute eggs!  I can’t even stand it they’re so adorable!  And they have personalities…look at the feet!

I’m just now starting to play with the Hey Chick stamp set.  It’s one of the FREE Sale-a-Bration stamp sets that you can only get with an order of $50 or more from Stampin’ Up!  All I can tell you is that you’ve got to get this adorable set!  It’s going to be perfect for all of our Easter and spring cards 🙂

The egg basket was created with a die from the Window Box Thinlits (the basket base) and the oval Stitched Shapes Framelits.  The basket was stamped with one of the stamps from the Delicate Details stamp set.

I can see I’m going to have lots of fun with this set.  What about you?  Have you gotten this set yet? 🙂

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Stamps:  Hey Chick, Delicate Details (both available only during
Sale-a-Bration and only with an order of $50+)

Ink:  Archival Black Ink, Tip Top Taupe Classic Stampin’ Pad
Paper:  Whisper White, Tip Top Taupe, Pink Pirouette, Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum, Calypso Coral, and Peekaboo Peach card stock, Succulent Garden dsp
Tools:  Window Box Thinlits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies,
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Paper Snips

Embellishments:  Brights Enamel Dots, Whisper White Baker’s Twine,
Delicate White Doily


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Pop of Pink!

Pop of Pink is one of my favorite designer series papers!  All of the Stampin’ Up! papers are two-sided which means you have lots of patterns to choose from.  The sheet I’m using today has classic black and white dots on one side ~ a great background for any design.  Not only does this paper have black and white designs, but also the bright pink called Melon Mambo.

Because Stampin’ Up! has card stock that coordinates with all the designer series papers, it was easy to grab some Melon Mambo card stock and use it for this pretty die-cut flower.

This flower is from the Special Reason bundle.  The bundle includes both the dies and the stamp set, everything you need to make a fabulous card!

Pretty Pointer:  Sometimes after you’ve run a die through the Big Shot, it’s fun to leave some of the pieces IN the paper. This adds a bit of interest to your creation!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy stamping!!

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Stamps:  Special Reason
Ink:  Archival Black Ink
Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black, and Melon Mambo card stock, and Pop of Pink dsp
Tools:  Stylish Stems Framelits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies,
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Classic Label Punch

 


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Guy’s Birthday Celebration!

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This is the birthday card I made for my husband 🙂  He has a Harley motorcycle, so I made the card in orange and black~Harley colors!

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This fabulous die is from the Star Blast Edgelits.  Don’t you LOVE it?  It’s just so happy and fun!  I know I’m going to use it alot.

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For the sentiment, I used the Thoughtful Banners stamp set and the coordinating Duet Banner Punch.  It fits perfectly below the stars.

D BD staniding 2My husband loved his card!!  He has it displayed right now in his office!  Yeah, success!

Thanks for stopping by today, my friend!  Have a great week!

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Stamps:  Thoughtful Banners
Ink:  Black Archival Ink
Paper:  Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack, Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie card stock
Tools:  Duet Banner Punch, Star Blast Edgelits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments:  Brights Enamel Shapes

 


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Calypso Fun!

CC flatCalypso Coral ~ such a great color!  It’s a pinky orange and blends with everything,, and it’s pretty prominent in this dsp ~ my fave Cupcakes & Carousels 🙂

CC envieThe nice big sentiment on today’s card is from the Cool Treats set.  I love big sentiments!  It’s stamped on a fun label which is part of the Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit (lots of other cool stuff in the kit-check it out!).

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I wanted to put some white splotches on the card, but it didn’t come out quite like I had planned…operator error!  I’m going to try to perfect that technique and do it on another card!

Thanks for stopping by today!  All the products used to create this card are listed below!

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Stamps:  Cool Treats
Ink:  Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Pad
Paper:  Cupcakes & Carousels dsp, Very Vanilla card stock
Embellishments:  Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishments Kit, Lace Doilies,
3/8″ Metallic Ribbon (FREE during Sale-a-Bration)


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Avant Garden Birthday!

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These beautiful flowers are part of a gorgeous stamp set called Avant Garden.  What does that mean anyway…”avant” garden?

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Well, I looked it up and “avant” is French for “original and innovative,” “culturally or stylistically advanced.” This is a pretty innovative and stylistically advanced set of flower stamps, don’t you think?

Avant Garden R cuThe color palate for our “advanced” garden is bright and bold:  Melon Mambo, Emerald Envy and Black.  These are winter colors, just what we need in cold weather 🙂

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And the best thing about this great stamp set is that it’s FREE!  Yes, FREE!  During Sale-a-Bration, for every $50 purchase you can choose one FREE item from the exclusive Sale-a-bration Catalog!  And this stamp set is one of the FREE items!

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I really love this set.  All the stamps on this card are from the Avant Garden set, except the border stamp, that’s from the Tin of Cards set.

Pretty Pointer:  This border stamp from the Tin of Cards is an amazing stamp!  Use it everywhere:  on the lower edge of the inside of cards, on an envelope – front and/or back, and on the edges of cards!  This is one way to “step-up” any card!

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Thank you for stopping by today!  Don’t miss this fabulous set while it’s available!

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Stamps:  Avant Garden, Tin of Cards
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Evergreen Envy and Black Archival Ink
Paper:  Whisper White and Melon Mambo card stock


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Stylish Stems for a Special Reason!

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All of a sudden there are lots of my friends having birthdays, and I’m so excited that I just got the new Special Reason Bundle!!  It’s fresh and lacy ~ just what I need for birthday cards!

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The stamps give real texture and dimension to the tamped images. They are very detailed, and so pretty!

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And, look at the beautiful die-cut flower and leaves!!  The dies in this Stylish Stems set are made to cut positive images, like these, and also negative images.  Below is a photo from Stampin’ Up! showing the negative image.

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The sentiments in this set are sweet and small.  I love the way this “Happy Birthday” looks on this card.

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Thank you for stopping by today!!  Enjoy your week!  And send out some birthday cards!

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Stamps:  Special Reason
Ink:  Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, and Black Archival Ink
Paper:  Whisper White, Peekaboo Peach and Pear Pizzaz card stock
Tools:  Stylish Stems Framelits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments:  Whisper White Baker’s Twine

 


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Oh So Succulent!

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Succulents are very popular right now, and Stampin’ Up! is right on trend!  The Occasions Catalog just went live yesterday and has SO many fun and beautiful things to play with, including this fabulous succulent set!

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For today’s card I’ve used some of the Succulent Framelit Dies to create the pretty flowers and trailing blossoms.  These trailing blossoms are my favorite dies right now.  I’ve only just started to play with them, but I see lots of fun ahead!

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I gave the flowers a watercolor wash of Blushing Bride ink as a background.  It makes the flowers appear brighter 🙂  The sentiment is from the coordinating stamp set.

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So, have you seen the new Occasions Catalog?  It’s in the bar on the right side of this page.  Just click on it and enjoy!  Thanks for stopping by today!

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Stamps:  Oh So Succulent
Ink:  Mint Macaroon, Blushing Bride, and Archival Black Stampin’ Pads
Paper:  Whisper White and Blushing Bride card stock, Watercolor Paper
Tools:  Succulent Framelit Dies, Aqua Pen
Embellishments:  White Baker’s Twine, In Color and Subtles Enamel Shapes


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Happy Birthday 2017!

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Welcome 2017!  It’s your birthday!  And it’s not only a new year, but a preview of a new catalog!

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This card features several items from the new Occasions Catalog which goes live on January 4th!  Want to know what the items are?

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The dsp is the new Cupcakes & Carousels Paper Stack.  The sheets are 6″ x 6″ and two sided.  I love it!  The stamp is from a new set called Big on Birthdays ~ fabulous big fonts!

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Do you see the little doily peeking out?  It’s a new doily that’s Whisper White on one side and Very Vanilla on the other side!  I’m totally in love!

Thanks for stopping by, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!


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Sneak Peek ~ Stylish Stems!

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Here’s a sneak peek of some fabulous new framelits ~ Stylish Stems!  You are going to LOVE them!  Here I’ve created a pretty card in a snap.

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Aren’t the leaves pretty?  They have so much detail!  And look at that thin stem…so delicate.

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I left some of the pieces of the die cut inside the flower for a different look, almost like a real flower where some of the petals have fallen out 🙂

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The sweet sentiment is from the coordinating stamp set called Special Reason.  This all comes as a bundle in the new Occasions Catalog, available January 4th!

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you are getting excited for the new catalog ~ I know I am!

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Stamps:  Special Reason
Ink:  Tip Top Taupe
Paper:  Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzaz, and Sweet Sugarplum card stock
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Stylish Stems Framelits, Classic Label Punch,
Softly Falling Embossing Folder


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