Birthday Card & Weekly Specials

Balloon Celebrations

Today I have a card share using the new Stampin’ Up! Balloon Celebration stamp set with the Party Pop-up thinlits!  I love these thinlits to make a really cool pop-up feature to your card!  And don’t forget to order the Balloon Celebration stamp set bundle so you have the punch to punch out the balloons that you have stamped!

If you have read my blog before – you know that I love sketches.  This card is inspired by this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge.

So the details of this card:
This card is a 5″ square card so uses a 5″ x 10″ piece of whisper white cardstock which is scored at 5″ and folded in half to make the card base.

Next is a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock cut to 4 7/8″ x 4 7/8″.  Then a piece of the It’s My Party Designer paper cut to 4 3/4″ x 4 3/4″.

The 3 banners in the background are made with strips of It’s My Party designer paper cut to 1 1/4″x 4″ and 2 pieces of other patterns of the designer paper cut to 1 1/4″ x 5″.  Each banner is layered onto a piece of coordinating camsc feb-curdstocks cut from Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry and Mint Macaron.  Next is a piece of designer paper with the balloons cut to 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ and layered onto a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock that is 2 5/8″ x 4 5/8″.

Next the fun part! Stamping the balloons.  I used Melon Mambo ink to stamp the balloons on a scrap of Melon Mambo cardstock and Crushed Curry ink to stamp the curry balloon on a scrap of Crushed Curry cardstock.  The balloons are punched out with the balloon punch.  Next is a piece of Crushed curry baker’s twine tied to each balloon.  Then I stamped Happy Birthday with Melon Mambo ink, cut the piece into a banner shape and layered this onto a piece of Crushed Curry cardstock.  The balloons and Happy Birthday banner were attached to the card with dimensionals to make them pop!  To finish off the front of the card I added 3msc feb-inside of the It’s my party enamel dots.

And finally – my favorite part of this card – the Pop-up die in the middle of the card!  I cut a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock to 4 3/4″ x 9 1/2″ scored at 4 3/4″ and folded in half for the center of the card.  When you look at the thinlit, you will notice an arrow at the bottom of the cake plate.  Line up the arrow with the center fold of the Melon Mambo cardstock.  There is another arrow in between the candles.  Once you have this lined up, cut on your Big shot machine.

Voila!  Fold the Melon Mambo piece and your Birthday Cake will POP!  Attach this to the center of your card and stamp your sentiment on the bottom.  I added a piece of the It’s My Party Washi tape to each side of the melon mambo edge.   That’s it!
Here are the supplies that you need to make this card:
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....and If you are placing an order don't forget about this week's specials and your Sale-a-bration items! I can't wait to play around with this Pop-up Thinlits die some more!   I am also submitting this card to the Send a Smile 4 Kids which is a great organization that collects handmade cards to give to kids in hospitals around the country!! 

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Card Inspiration

I just love challenges!  This week’s latenight stamper challenge was to use a scrapbook page as inspiration for a card. 100_9187 copy   This is a scrapbook page that I made using MDS as part of a book I printed last year for our trip to Bermuda. Using the layout of the 3 cropped pictures, I cut 3 pieces of designer paper and layered them on white card stock to achieve the same effect as the pictures.     I used Calypso Coral cardstock for the card base and Internatio 100_9188 copy nal Bazar Designer paper for the layers of the card.  I love the bring colors of this designer paper!  The stamp set is one of the new stamp sets that will be out in the new catalog in June!!   Mosaic Madness – I can see that this is going to one of my new favorite sets from the new catalog!  There is a matching punch to punch our the mosaic shape. I added pearls to the center of the mosaic shapes and used the lace tape from the Spring mini for the trim on the bottom.  I added a small pearl to the center of each lace flower. Not a typical card for me but I like it. Sometimes you have to do something a little out o the box!! Thanks for looking!100_9190