Guy’s Eclipse Birthday Card!

Stampin' Up! Large Letter Framelits - Peggy Noe - stampinupWhat IS an eclipse card? It’s also called the hidden words technique. Letters of a word are raised up out of the rest of the card, and the letters look like they are hidden but coming right up out of the paper.

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I just got the Large Letter Framelits Dies so of course I had to make an eclipse card! Actually, this was an easy card to make. It’s for a guy, so I used a blue (Dapper Denim) paper with an accent of Lemon Lime Twist. I lined up the letters on the paper and ran it through the Big Shot.

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Then I added a handmade envelope because the shape of my card wasn’t standard. Don’t even ask me about the dimensions…I just formed the envelope around the card ūüôā To trim the envelope I used a stamp from the Badges & Banners stamp set and punched it out with the Best Badge Punch.

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This was such a fun card to make! FYI, once you cut the letter out of the paper, layer the paper over a piece of a contrasting color. Then place the letters back in their openings, using our Foam Adhesive Strips. That’s it! Easy, right?

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Guy’s Birthday Celebration!

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This is the birthday card I made for my husband ūüôā ¬†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


Birthday Card in a Box – for a Guy!

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Happy Birthday to my husband! ¬†It’s his birthday and I wanted to make him a special card. ¬†He knows the cards I make, so I wanted to really surprise him with something he hadn’t seen before. ¬†A pop-up card in a box seemed just right!

This is a really fun card to make but it does take a little time ūüôā ¬†I followed a great tutorial from Splitcoaststampers which you can see HERE.

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The Rev Up The Fun stamp set is so perfect for guy’s cards, I just love it! ¬†It has a motorcycle, a sports car, tire tracks, dust‚Ķthings that guys like. ¬†I knew I would use this set. ¬†There is lots of room to put fun things on this card, so I used two other stamp sets (Cycle Celebration and Big Wish) for balloons, cupcakes, candles, the works!

Rev Up The Fun Clear Mount Stamp Set – Item No. 130523 ($14.95)

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Cycle Celebration Stamp Set Clear Mount – Item No. 130273 ($16.95)

Cycle Celebration Big Wish Stamp Set Clear Mount РItem No. 133095 ($20.95)

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This card folds down flat to put in an envelope for gift giving. ¬†Then when it’s opened up everything pops out! ¬†It’s a great, fun card–really a present in itself. ¬†I’ll be making more of these!


DON’T FORGET – IT’S SALE-A-BRATION! ¬†¬†Order $50 of any products and get one special Sale-a-Bration item FREE!! ¬†You could order the three stamp sets used on this card and get a FREE item from the Sale-a-Bration catalog!




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Stamps:  Rev Up the Fun, Wish Big, Cycle Celebration, and Perfectly Penned
Ink: ¬†Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso, Midnight Muse, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, Crushed Currey Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Night of Navy, Old Olive card stock, Watercolor Wonder DSP
Tools:  Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Simply Scored Scoring Tool
Adhesives: ¬†Sticky Strip and Stampin’ Dimensionals

Guy’s Birthday and New Technique

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So, we really can’t use lace, hearts and doilies on every card, can we? ¬†It’s the season for those things and I love it! ¬†But we need other cards for our family and friends ūüôā

Today’s card is great for a guy’s birthday: ¬†it’s bright and fun with a light-hearted sentiment. ¬†AND, it has some item’s from the Spring catalog. ¬†Can you guess what those items are? ¬†I’ll tell you at the end of this post (there has to be a little suspense!).

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New Technique and Pretty Pointer: ¬†Today’s card shows a new technique which is perfect for this card. The left edge of the card is bordered with a strip of Crumb Cake card stock that has been scored to give the card some texture. ¬†Simply cut a strip of card stock about 1″ wide and 5-1/2″ long (the length of the card), place it on the Simply Scored Scoring Tool, and score three vertical lines with the Stylus. ¬†Affix it to your card – in this case with just a little overlap on top of the designer series paper. ¬†It creates the look of a binding on a book, don’t you think?

Ok, did you guess the items from the Spring catalog? ¬†The bright paper is one of the sheets from the NEW Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack. ¬†I love the paper “stacks” that Stampin’ Up! has. ¬†There are 48 sheets of paper (yes, 48 sheets!) and each one is the size of one large card. So easy to work with and so many possibilities! ¬†And then the button–the button is from the NEW Basics Designer Buttons. ¬†There’s a little bit of Linen Thread in the one on this card.

REMEMBER, this is SALE-A-BRATION!!  And that means, this is the time when you earn FREE fun and special items for every $50 you order!  Do you have the Simply Scored Scoring Tool?  That would be a great way to begin your order (Item No. 122334).

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