Happy Birthday Gorgeous!

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Gorgeous Card - Peggy Noe - stampinup

The Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set is one of my favorite sets in the annual catalog 🙂  I like it because it has some GREAT birthday sentiment stamps, and some cute flowers and balloons which are just right for birthdays!

You can see what I mean on today’s card: the sentiment is cute, and the flowers and leaves are adorable! The flowers and leaves were used to create a stamped background. It’s fun to create your own background on a card and it’s easy! Here’s a video showing you just how to do it!

Now you have even more options for your stamp sets! I like this because my cards are even more “coordinated.” And using just a few colors really emphasizes this coordination!

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Gorgeous Grape and Granny Apple Green are beautiful colors on their own, but combined they are woo-hoo!

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For this card I’ve created a 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel that sits on top of the card base. It’s the panel that has become my background. Then I used the Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut a piece of Gorgeous Grape card stock and a piece of Whisper White card stock. The Gorgeous Grape piece acts as a frame for the Whisper White piece. This is the piece on which I stamped the sentiment, along with a few green – well, they’re not leaves, but maybe foliage?

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Isn’t this a quick and easy birthday card? You can use any colors to make lots of birthday cards! I love to do this to have cards on hand!

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Petal Promenade 3D Leaves and NEW Video!

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Today’s spring birthday card features 2 beautiful Designer Series Papers and the versatile Leaf Punch. Leaves can make a big impact on your handmade cards and today I have a NEW video showing you how to create 3D leaves for all your spring floral projects!

Now that you know how to make the leaves, let’s take a look at the rest of today’s card! The flowers have been cut out of the beautiful Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper (FREE with a minimum order this week – the last week of Sale-a-Bration). 

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The flowers and leaves are sitting on a Whisper White stitched oval which is attached to a stitched rectangle of Gingham Gala 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper in Daffodil Delight. This paper has been on backorder, but is due in any day now. It is SO pretty! Under the gingham is another stitched rectangle, the same size, cut from Daffodil Delight card stock.

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Under the rectangles is a 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel of Whisper White card stock which has been embossed with the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. It adds just the right amount of texture!

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Cute Little Birthday Cake!

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What’s better than wishing someone happy birthday – with a pretty little cake? That’s just what this card does with the Piece of Cake Bundle! This bundle has been so popular…the punch has just come back in stock and I’m not sure how long it will be available. So if you like this bundle, grab it while you can!

It’s so fun to choose one of the cute cake stamps in this set and then color it. Here I’ve used a Blender Pen and two ink pads, Poppy Parade and Petal Pink to color in the flowers on the cake. Just get a bit of the ink on the tip of the blender pen and color! Easy! To top the cake, I added a little butterfly cut from Poppy Parade card stock with one of the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies. And what do you think about the cute cake stand? 

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The sentiment is from the Well Said Bundle. It has lots of great word stamps and dies that you can combine to create sentiments. For this card, I stamped the word “HAPPY” in Lovely Lipstick ink on a tiny piece of Whisper White card stock.

Then I cut the word “birthday” from Whisper White card stock using the die. I also cut the same word out of Lovely Lipstick card stock and layered the white piece on top of the Lovely Lipstick piece, offsetting it just a bit to create depth. The two words are attached with dots of Multipurpose Glue.

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The background paper is my favorite Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper. Remember, this paper will only be available until Mach 31st. It’s our biggest sale of the year and the only one where YOU get a FREE GIFT! Earn a FREE, exclusive product every time you spend $50 or $100.

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Wishing You a Lovely Day!

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And I do wish you a lovey day! It’s almost spring and it’s time to start making pretty floral birthday cards. That’s what we did this past weekend at my card classes and I want to share one of the cards with you today!

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Pretty Pointer: To create a simple floral background, stamp a flower lightly in a diagonal pattern from left to right across your background panel. Here a flower from the Botanical Bliss stamp set was used with Petal Pink ink. In order to give it a “fade to background” look, I stamped off before actually stamping the background piece. That means that I inked the stamp, then stamped once on a side piece of paper, and then stamped on the background piece. It gives a lighter image which is just what I wanted.

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A 1″ strip of Painted Seasons dsp is adhered 2/3rd’s of the way down the background piece and a ribbon was then tied around in a bow. The sentiment from the Forever Lovely stamp set was stamped in Grapefruit Grove ink and then cut with a die from the Stitched Label Framelits and adhered over the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Something exciting happened in my family over the weekend…my youngest daughter had a BIG birthday and we celebrated with a fun party! Her gift was a money tree! Have you ever heard of a money tree? As a crafter I really enjoyed putting it together and wanted to share it with you 🙂


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Birthday Piece of Cake!

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Today’s card is a fun yellow and pink birthday card. And YOU could win it!! All you need to do is leave me a comment HERE and I will be randomly choosing one of the comments to receive today’s card! (CARD GIVEAWAY IS OVER)

The Well Said Cling Bundle creates the sentiment on the card and the Piece of Cake stamp set makes a pretty birthday cake!

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It all starts with a Daffodil Delight watercolored background. The “happy” sentiment was heat embossed on a small strip of Melon Mambo card stock. The word “birthday” was cut – also from Melon Mambo card stock – with a die from the Well Written framelits.

The pretty cake and candles were stamped using the Piece of Cake stamp set and colored in with Stampin’ Blends. Then it was all fussy cut with Paper Snips and layered over some Flirty Flamingo ribbon, a piece of Vellum punched with the Starburst Punch, and laid over a Pearlized Doily. Three little Share What You Love Artisan Pearls finish it off.

Oh, and I did draw a little ribbon around the candles with a Melon Mambo Stampin’ Write Marker 🙂

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I love your comments, and I love to give away my cards! To receive this card, leave me a comment below, and I will use the Random Number Generator to choose a winner! You have until 8:00 P.M. Pacific Time on Thursday, February 28, 2019, to leave your comment! (CARD GIVEAWAY IS NOW OVER)

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All That You Are & NEW Easy Watercolor Video!

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Today’s card features a watercolor wash background that’s quick and easy to create. Watercoloring is popular on cards right now and it adds a nice element of softness. Here’s a new video showing a simple way to make this background.

After your watercolored piece dries, stamp the flowers and leaves from the All That You Are stamp set. Create a floral “bouquet” in the lower left corner of the card using the two individual flowers and some of the leaves.

Layer the watercolored stamped piece at an angle over a piece of Flirty Flamingo card stock, and then adhere both to a Whisper White card base.

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Stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment on Whisper White card stock and punch it out using the Pretty Label Punch. Then adhere it to the watercolored piece with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Pretty quick and easy, right?

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