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Thoughtful Banners -- Happy Birthday Sweet Friend

Hello!

Today's post is one of the cards I designed for my June Stamp Clubs.  You may notice that it bears a strong resemblance to Linda's Birthday card in my previous post.  I didn't have enough ribbon for my stamp club members to make the same card as Linda's and, frankly, with Linda one of the stamp club members I wanted her card to be unique.  

So rather than use the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set, I used the Thoughtful Banners stamp set.  Using this stamp set also gave the stamp club members the latitude to swap out the words used on the card front and inside the card to make their card specific to their own needs; something that's very easy to do with all the great words and phrases in the Thoughtful Banners stamp set. 

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This card begins with a card base of Berry Burst cardstock.  A Berry Burst pattern from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack was matted with a slightly larger panel of Powder Pink cardstock.  A piece of Berry Burst 1/2" Finely Woven ribbon was adhered horizontally across the panel with the bottom edge of the ribbon 1-5/8" above the bottom edge of the patterned paper.  The ends of the ribbon were folded under and adhered to the back of the Powder Pink panel.  The Designer Series Paper/cardstock/ribbon panel was adhered at the center of the card front.

The "friend" Lovely Words Thinlit was centered inside the largest of the oval Stitched Shapes Framelits (2-3/8" x 3-1/4") on top of a piece of Berry Burst cardstock and die cut with the Big Shot.

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A piece of Powder Pink cardstock was die cut with the large scalloped oval (2-1/2" x 3-1/2") from the Layering Ovals Framelits and used to mat the "friend" die cut.  The two pieces were adhered with teeny, teeny, tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive (Alternate Adhesives:  Fine Tip Glue Pen or, better yet, Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets for the Big Shot).  [Tip:  Place the clear acrylic "E" block on top of the adhered die cuts to allow the two pieces to get a good paper-to-paper bond.]  Adhere the die cuts, centered over the ribbon, using Stampin' Dimensionals.

The Classic Label outline image, from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set, was stamped twice on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Powder Pink ink.  The "Happy" and "Birthday" images were placed next to each other on a stamp block and stamped at the left end of one of label outlines using Berry Burst ink.  The "Sweet" image was stamped to the right end of the second outline image using Berry Burst ink.  The outline images were punched with the Classic Label punch.  The right end of the "Happy Birthday" label was clipped off with Paper Snips next the the "Y" in "Birthday" and the label adhered to the card front with the clipped end flush with the right edge of the patterned paper--the top edge of the label 7/8" from the top edge of the paper.  The left end of the "Sweet" label was clipped off with Paper Snips 1/4" to the left of the "S" in "Sweet" and the label adhered to the card front with the clipped end flush with the left edge of the patterned paper--the top edge of the label 1-5/8" from the top edge of the patterned paper.

Three large rhinestones (5 mm) from the Rhinestone Basic Jewels were adhered in a triangular pattern to the card front.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  A narrow strip of Powder Pink cardstock was adhered behind the top edge of a strip of Berry Burst patterned paper from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack.  The Designer Series Paper/cardstock were adhered along the bottom edge of the liner.  The "celebrate" and "You" images, from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set, were placed on a clear block and stamped near the upper center of the liner using Berry Burst ink.  The double chevron image was stamped twice on each side of the "You" using Powder Pink ink.

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The Classic Label outline image was stamped near the lower left front corner of the Medium Whisper White envelope leaving the left edge of the label image off the envelope.  The "Happy" and "Birthday" images were placed next to each other on a clear block and stamped inside the outline image using Berry Burst ink.

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A piece of Powder Pink patterned paper from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack was adhered to the envelope flap of the Medium Whisper White Envelope.  The excess paper was trimmed off with Paper Snips following the edge of the envelope flap.

I hope that you are having a great Summer and taking advantage of the sunshine and fun activities with your friends and family.  If you are able to take some time off for yourself, I hope you'll find some time to craft.  Crafting doesn't have to happen in a dedicated craft room or even indoors.  I have some great memories of crafting with my family on camping trips, afternoon trips to the beach, and on picnics to parks.  It's always fun to incorporate the events and/or the elements into the projects.  For example, on one afternoon trip to the beach my parents showed my brothers and sisters and I how to make candles in the beach sand.  Every time I saw the candle in my parent's living room I could remember playing in the sand and running through the waves with my brothers and sisters, eating sandwiches with an emphasis on the "sand", and the anticipation as we all waited for the candle wax to set for each of our candles.

Card measurements -- 

Berry Burst:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Powder Pink:  4-1/8" x 5-3/8", 3/8" x 4"; Whisper White:  2-1/2" x 3-1/2", 4" x 5-1/4"; Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack:  4" x 5-1/4", 1" x 4", 2-1/4" x 6"; Berry Burst 1/2" Finely Woven ribbon:  5-3/4"

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Thoughtful Banners; Inks:  Berry Burst, Powder Pink; Cardstock:  Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Fresh Florals Stack; Embellishments:  Berry Burst 1/2" Finely Woven ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Classic Label punch, Big Shot w/Multipurpose Platform, Lovely Words Thinlits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope

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