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January 2016

Party With Cake -- It's Your Day

Hello!

It's a gloomy Sunday afternoon...overcast and with a light chill.  My daughter and granddaughter are headed home, my husband is headed to the 3 Par for a while, and I'm feeling a little blue.  It's always that way right after all the fun is over and you are heading back to reality.  The good news is that the doggies are settling down for their afternoon naps next to my feet, my work room is cozy, and I'm writing to you--a nice pick-me-up, for sure!

Today's post is a card I designed for my January Stamp Clubs.  This card features the Party With Cake stamp set, Confetti Textured Impressions embossing folder for the Big Shot, and It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack.  All the same stuff I used for the projects I designed for the Stampin' Addicts Occasions Catalog Blog Hop last weekend.  

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This card begins with a Basic Black card base.  I don't use Basic Black often for card bases because I tend to like the lighter, brighter colors, but I wanted to make this a more masculine looking card.  I had already picked out a design from the It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack and wanted to stay with the colors in the paper.  The Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry were just not doing it for me and the Sahara Sand was a little too tame.  Also, I was looking for a way to include the Basic Black 3/8" Stitched Satin ribbon.  So, Basic Black for the card base.

A piece of Mint Macaron cardstock was embossed with the Big Shot using the Confetti Textured Impressions embossing folder.  The edges of the cardstock were sponged with Mint Macaron ink and the inked sponged rubbed lightly over the raised embossing.  Then I brushed Wink of Stella Clear ink over the embossed streamers to add some subtle sparkle to the embossing.  Since there's a blank oval in the middle of the embossed area, I decided to use the Ovals Collection Framelits for the Big Shot to die cut two ovals of Sahara Sand and a slightly smaller oval of the Designer Series Paper.  The edges of these ovals were sponged with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, adhered together with the smaller oval centered on top of the larger oval, and then adhered over the oval on the embossed cardstock.  A piece of Basic Black 3/8" Stitched Satin ribbon was wrapped around the embossed cardstock and knotted at the left side.  Then the embossed cardstock was adhered at the center of the Basic Black card front.

The greeting, from the Party With Cake stamp set, was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Sahara Sand ink.  The confetti image was inked with Mint Macaron ink, stamped off on a scrap of paper and then stamped on the Whisper White cardstock to cover the lettering.  The greeting was die cut with the Big Shot using a die from the Ovals Collection Framelits and the edges of the die cut sponged with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The greeting was adhered at the center of the oval die cut from Designer Series Paper using Stampin' Dimensionals.  Finally, Wink of Stella Clear ink was brushed on top of each letter to add some sparkle there, too.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock with a strip of the Designer Series Paper adhered along the left edge of the liner.  The edges of the liner were sponged with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The "Make a wish." sentiment was stamped near the upper center using Mint Macaron ink and the "Happy birthday!" sentiment was stamped below the first using Sahara Sand ink.

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The greeting was stamped at the lower left front corner of the Medium Whisper White Envelope using Sahara Sand ink.  Like the greeting on the card front, the confetti image was inked with Mint Macaron ink, stamped off on a scrap of paper, and stamped over the lettering of the greeting.  Then Wink of Stella Clear ink was brushed over each letter to make them sparkle.

I really like the simplicity of this card and how the Wink of Stella Clear ink adds just the right touch of shine to balance out the shine of the ribbon.  Also, when the card was finished, I realized that it really isn't a card just for guys.  It's appropriate for guys or gals; especially those celebrating those milestone birthdays that folks want to drape a bunch of black over (a.k.a. "Over the Hill" events).  My husband has one coming up in just a couple of months...

Robertssiggy

Supplies I used for this card --

Stamps:  Party With Cake; Inks:  Basic Black, Mint Macaron, Sahara Sand, Wink of Stella Clear; Cardstock:  Basic Black, Mint Macaron, Sahara Sand, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  It's My Party Stack; Embellishments:  Basic Black 3/8" Stitched Satin ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Sponge, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Multi-Purpose Platform, Confetti Textured Impressions embossing folder, Magnetic Platform, Ovals Collection Framelits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope


Party With Cake -- It's Your Day Gift Bag

Happy Friday!

After two full days of rain the sun is finally shining again!  Woohoo!  What's the point of living in Florida if there's no sun???!!!  I like what the rain does to the lawn and the flowers, but it's very nice to be feeling the warmth of the sun.  

Today's post discusses the third project I featured during last weekend's Stampin' Addicts Occasions Catalog Blog Hop.  This gift bag was so quick and easy to make thanks to the Gift Bag Punch Board and the Stars Framelits for the Big Shot.

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The gift bag begins with a piece of Shine On Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I love this paper because it's a bit heavier than the regular cardstocks, the background is Kraft, and the designs are terrific.  One side is printed with fun patterns using Bermuda Bay, Cucumber Crush, and Watermelon Wonder.  The other side of the paper is embossed with silver in even more fun patterns.  No matter which side you choose, you can't go wrong!

I chose a piece with a Watermelon Wonder print that reminds me of confetti to go along with the birthday theme for my projects.  I cut the paper to 7-1/2" x 12" to make a large bag using the Gift Bag Punch Board.  Remember, with the Gift Bag Punch Board, the height of the bag is up to you, but the board creates only three widths of bags:  Small, Medium, and Large.  So the 7-1/2" is part of the height of the bag (less the portion that folds in for the bottom of the bag) and the 12" is what is required to make all the sides for the Large gift bag.  I punched and scored the cardstock for the Large bag, and then punched the holes for the carry straps with the punch board, too.  And I used Tear & Tape Adhesive to put the bag together.  Whisper White 5/8" Satin ribbon was threaded through the punched holes at the top of the bag to create the carry handles.  The two ends of the ribbon were knotted together inside the bag.

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The star medallion on the bag begins with a piece of Watermelon Wonder cardstock die cut with the Big Shot using the largest of the Stars Framelits.  The reverse side of the paper used for the gift bag was used to die cut a star with the Big Shot using the second largest of the Stars Framelits.  The silver embossed star was adhered at the center of the Watermelon Wonder star.  A piece of Silver Foil Sheets was die cut with the Big Shot using the third largest of the Stars Framelits and adhered at the center of the silver embossed star.  The stars were adhered to the upper center of the gift bag front at a jaunty angle using Stampin' Dimensionals.

The "Make a wish." sentiment was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Watermelon Wonder ink and punched with the Washi Label punch.  The sentiment was adhered to the silver foil star using Stampin' Dimensionals.  The candle image was inked with Watermelon Wonder and Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Markers, stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, and punched with the candle punch from the Party Punch Pack.  This step was repeated to make four additional candles.  The candles were adhered above the sentiment using rolled up Mini Glue Dots with the bottom edge of each candle tucked just below the top edge of the punched label.  To line these up evenly, I started with the center candle and worked my way outward to the left and right of the center candle one candle at a time.

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The hanging tag serves as the to/from tag for the gift bag.  The tag begins with a piece of Whisper White cardstock approximately 1/8" longer and wider than the "It's Your Day!" greeting.  The greeting was stamped at the center of the Whisper White cardstock using Watermelon Wonder ink and the Whisper White cardstock adhered at the center of a rectangular piece of Watermelon Wonder cardstock slightly larger than the Whisper White cardstock to achieve a 1/16" border around the Whisper White cardstock.  A hole was punched at the upper left corner of the tag using the 1/16" circle handheld punch and a length of Whisper White Baker's Twine was looped through the hole.  Wink of Stella Clear ink was lightly brushed over each letter of the greeting.  Once the ink was dry (just a couple of minutes) the tag was tied to the handle loop.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.  I'm off to straighten up the house for a visit from my oldest daughter and granddaughter tomorrow.  It's always fun to see them!

Robertssiggy

Supplies I used for this gift bag --

Stamps:  Party With Cake; Inks:  Watermelon Wonder, Wink of Stella Clear; Stampin' Write Markers:  Crushed Curry, Watermelon Wonder; Cardstock:  Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White, Silver Foil Sheets; Designer Series Paper:  Shine On Specialty; Embellishments:  Whisper White Baker's Twine, Whisper White 5/8" Satin ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Tear & Tape, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals;  Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Gift Bag Punch Board, 1/16" circle handheld punch, Washi Label punch, Party Punch Pack, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Magnetic Platform, Stars Framelits


Party With Cake -- It's Time to Celebrate With Cake

Hello!

It's a rainy day here in East Central Florida.  Winter is usually our dry season, but this year we've had buckets and buckets of rain.  So since I'm not going out to run errands, I can focus on the fun stuff--like writing a blog post while washing all the old towels and sheets used to protect all the tropical plants during last weekend's near freeze.  

The bulk of my card making efforts tends to center around making birthday cards.  I'm from a large family and as my brothers and sisters and I have aged and our families have expanded, the number of cards to be sent each year has grown substantially.  In the last few years, however, I've become delinquent in actually sending the cards.  We won't get into the guilt associated with that...

Today's post is a continuation of how-to's for last weekend's blog hop projects.  I'll warn you up front that this birthday card took a bit of time to create but I think the end result is more than worth the effort.  I was pretty darn tickled with how it turned out!

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This card begins with a card base of Mint Macaron.  A piece of Crushed Curry cardstock mats a piece of paper from the It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack.  You can see that the cardstock mat extends beyond the top, left, and bottom edges of the paper by about 1/16" but that the right edges of the paper and cardstock are flush.  The cardstock and paper were adhered to the cardfront so that the top, left, and bottom edges of the mat are centered with the top, left, and bottom sides of the card front and the right edges are all flush.

The focal point for the card front begins with a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock die cut with the Big Shot using the largest of the Lots of Labels Framelits.  A piece of Mint Macaron cardstock was die cut with the Big Shot using the second largest of the Lots of Labels Framelits.  The Mint Macaron die cut was adhered at the center of the Sahara Sand die cut.  The largest size of Gold Metallic Foil Doilies was adhered behind the left end of the Sahara Sand die cut.  (Rather than have all of the doily behind the die cut, I marked the doily where it would disappear behind the die cut and trimmed that part away to save for future use.)  The die cuts and doily were placed on the card front with the top edge of the Sahara Sand die cut approximately 1" below the top edge of the Crushed Curry mat.  Note that some of the right side of the die cuts will extend over the right edge of the card front.  That's OK.  Just mark the edges of the card front on the die cuts with a pencil and trim off the excess with your paper cutter (you'll need something a little more substantial than the Stampin' Trimmer to cut through two layers of cardstock; like a guillotine cutter or craft knife and ruler).  Once the excess is trimmed, adhere the focal point to the card front.

The "It's Time To Celebrate With Cake" greeting was stamped on Whisper White cardstock using Melon Mambo ink and then on a second piece of Whisper White cardstock with Mint Macaron ink.  The Melon Mambo greeting was adhered to the Mint Macaron die cut so that the top and bottom edges were centered between the top and bottom edges of the Mint Macaron and the right edge of the Whisper White was flush with the right edge of the Mint Macaron die cut.  A couple of Mini Glue Dots were placed over the "B" and "R" of the Melon Mambo "Celebrate" and Gold Metallic Thread was looped and adhered to the glue dots.

The "Celebrate" was cut from the Mint Macaron greeting using Paper Snips and matted with a piece of Gold Foil Sheets so that there is about a 1/16" mat around the right, top, and bottom edges of the Whisper White "Celebrate".  A banner tail was created at the left side of the Gold Foil strip using Paper Snips and the banner was adhered over the Melon Mambo "Celebrate" using Stampin' Dimensionals.  Note that the right edge of the banner is flush with the right edge of the card front.

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Now this is where the card gets fun!

A piece of Whisper White cardstock was cut to 8-1/2" x 3-1/2" and scored along the 8-1/2" length at 4-1/4".  The unfolded cardstock was placed on the Big Shot on top of the Precision Base Plate (gray side of base plate facing up).  Also, the Precision Base plate is sitting on top of the Magnetic Platform.  The birthday cake die from the Party Pop-Ups Thinlits was placed on top of the Whisper White cardstock with the centering arrows at the top and bottom of the thinlit lined up with the score line of the Whisper White cardstock and making sure that the die is also centered between the top and bottom edges of the Whisper White cardstock.  Then the cutting plate was placed on top of the thinlits die and the "sandwich" rolled through the Big Shot twice.  Once the cardstock was removed from the die, I rolled two 3-1/2" x 4" pieces of paper from the It's My Party Designer Paper Stack (one for the cake plate and one for the letters and candles), a piece of 3-1/2" x 4" Melon Mambo cardstock, and a 3-1/2" x 4" piece of Sahara Sand cardstock one at a time through the Big Shot with the birthday cake thinlit.  Since these pieces are going to be cut apart, I did not score the paper or cardstock before die cutting.  

Carefully fold the die cut Whisper White cardstock so that it folds into the pop-up shape.  The cake part will fold up from the center (a "mountain" fold) and the rest of the cardstock under the pop-up will fold down (a "valley" fold).  Place Tombow Multi Adhesive on the back left side of the solid (non-die cut) area of the Whisper White.  Line up the "valley" fold of the Whisper White with the center score line of the card base and place the Whisper White centered between the top and bottom edges of the card base.  Note that the left edge of the Whisper White may extend beyond the left edge of the card base.  That's OK.  Just trim that flush with the card base with the Paper Snips.  Place Tombow Multi Adhesive on the back right side of the solid area of the Whisper White.  Fold the Whisper White together and then close the card base over the Whisper White.  When you open the card base, the pop-up will be in place.  You may have some overhang of the Whisper White on the right side of the card base, too.  Just trim that off with your Paper Snips.  

Using Paper Snips, cut the paper for the cake plate so that only the cake plate remains and adhere it over the cake plate area of the Whisper White die cut using Tombow Multi Adhesive.  (I used the Tombow Multi rather than the Fine Tip Glue Pen because it doesn't dry as fast.  However, you need to use as little glue as possible, what I call "essence of glue", on the paper so that there is no leakage of glue from between the paper and the die cut.)  Be sure to fold the pop-up at the center and gently crease the cake plate paper over the fold while the glue is still "moveable".  Using the same process, cut apart the paper for the "Happy Birthday" letters and the candles and adhere them to the Whisper White die cut.  The Melon Mambo cardstock candles are next to be adhered to the Whisper White die cut on top of the paper candles (snip the flame off the Melon Mambo candles) and, finally, the Sahara Sand strips for the layers between the "Happy" and candles and "Birthday" and "Happy". Be sure to fold the pop-up at the center and gently crease the Sahara Sand strips over the fold while the glue is still "moveable".

To finish the inside of the card, adhere strips paper from the It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack to the top and bottom edges of the Whisper White die cut and, if you choose, to the card base above and below the edges of the die cut.  A piece of Whisper White cardstock was cut to 3-11/16" x 2" and scored at 1-7/8" along the 3-11/16" length.  This piece was adhered underneath the pop-up to make the "Happy Birthday" stand out a little better.  Adhere one side first with Tombow Multi and then the other making sure that the right and left edges do not interfere with the pop-up.

At this point, it's kind of anti-climactic, but here's the envelope.

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The "It's Time To Celebrate With Cake" stamp was inked with the brush tips of Melon Mambo and Mint Macaron Stampin' Write Markers as shown and stamped at the lower left front corner of the Medium Whisper White Envelope.  The confetti stamp was inked with Crushed Curry ink, stamped off on a piece of scrap paper and then stamped on the envelope over the lettering.  

Once you've completed this card, you'll be thinking long and hard about who may be worthy enough to actually receive it.  If you plan to mail it, be prepared to put on some extra postage as the completed card in the envelope will be thicker than the 1/4" allowed for the postal sorting machines.  Besides, after all this work, you certainly want this one hand cancelled.

Enjoy your day!

Robertssiggy

Supplies I used for this card --

Stamps:  Party With Cake; Inks:  Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron; Stampin' Write Markers:  Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron; Cardstock:  Crushed Curry, Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Gold Foil Sheets; Designer Series Paper:  It's My Party Stack; Embellishments:  Metallic Foil Doilies, Gold Metallic Thread; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Tombow Multi, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Magnetic Platform, Lots of Labels Framelits, Precision Base Plate, Party Pop-Ups Thinlits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope; Non-Stampin' Up!:  Guillotine paper cutter or X-Acto Knife and ruler, Pencil


Party With Cake -- Hip Hip Hooray

Hi there!

I hope you found time to hop through the Stampin' Addicts Occasions Catalog Blog Hop last weekend.  If you missed it, you may want to take time to see how some talented designers showcased some of their favorite stamp sets from this new catalog.  You can start the hop with this post and just click on the next or previous buttons to work your way through the hop.  I think you'll be very inspired! 

The stamp set I featured during the hop was the Party With Cake stamp set.  I also included the coordinating Party Pop-Up Thinlits for the Big Shot with two of the projects.  The great news is that the Party With Cake stamp set and Party Pop-Up Thinlits are available as a bundle for 15% savings.  If you purchase the bundle and add the Confetti Textured Impressions embossing folder, also used for this project, you'll qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!  That's a pretty terrific deal!

This week I'll be featuring each of the projects I designed for the blog hop to give you a little more information about how each was created.

We'll start with some glimmer and shine; because those are my favorite kinds of birthday cards!

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This card begins with a card base of Tip Top Taupe cardstock.  A piece of Pool Party cardstock, slightly smaller than the card front, was adhered at the center of the card front.  A piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock, slightly smaller than the Pool Party cardstock was embossed with the Big Shot using the Confetti Textured Impressions embossing folder.  It's hard to see in the photo, but Wink of Stella Clear ink was brushed across the streamers and dots on the embossed cardstock and set aside for a few minutes to dry.  Then a piece of Whisper White 5/8" Organza ribbon was adhered across the center of the embossed cardstock with the ends of the ribbon folded to the back of the cardstock.  The embossed cardstock was adhered to the cardfront at the center of the Pool Party cardstock.

A piece of Pool Party cardstock was die cut with the Big Shot using the "Hip Hip Hooray!" thinlit from the Party Pop-Up Thinlits.  Because this die cut was being used for a focal point rather than a pop-up, I used an X-Acto Knife to cut along the score line on the right and left edges of the word bubble to separate the "Hip Hip Hooray!" from the pop-up function.  A piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper was adhered behind the die cut using Mini Glue Dots.  The focal point was placed face down on the work surface and Tear & Tape adhesive was placed along the back edges of the glimmer paper.  Working with one side at a time, Tip Top Taupe 1" Dotted Lace Trim was finger pleated along the Tear & Tape adhesive.  (When making the turns at the corners, I used Scotch Tape to hold the lace in place.)  Once all the sides were pleated, Stampin' Dimensionals were stacked two high at each corner just beyond the upper edge of the lace.  Then the focal point was adhered at the center of the card front.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  A strip of Bermuda Bay confetti print paper from the Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack was adhered along the left edge of the liner.  A banner of Dazzling Diamonds was adhered at the center of the paper strip to anchor a glittery birthday message.  The "It's Your Day!" image was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Bermuda Bay ink.  The Whisper White cardstock was matted with a slightly larger piece of Pool Party cardstock and adhered over the banner and paper strip using Mini Glue Dots.  Wink of Stella Clear ink was brushed over the letters of "It's Your Day!"

The "Let's party!" sentiment was stamped near the upper center of the white area of the liner using Bermuda Bay ink and the "Happy birthday!" sentiment was stamped under "Let's party!" using Tip Top Taupe ink.

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A piece of the Bermuda Bay confetti print paper was adhered to the envelope flap of the Medium Whisper White envelope with the excess edges of the paper trimmed along the edges of the flap using Paper Snips.

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The opposite side of the Bermuda Bay confetti print paper is a fun cupcake and ice cream cone print.  This side of the paper was die cut with the Big Shot using the Envelope Liners Framelits.  The paper was adhered to the inside of the envelope with the adhesive placed on the area of the paper that covers the envelope flap.

I'll be back soon with another project created using the Party With Cake stamp set.

Robertssiggy

Supplies I used for this card -- 

Stamps:  Party With Cake; Inks:  Bermuda Bay, Tip Top Taupe, Wink of Stella Clear; Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper; Designer Series Paper:  Cherry on Top Stack; Embellishments:  Tip Top Taupe 1" Dotted Trim, Whisper White 5/8" Organza ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Tear & Tape, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Multi-Purpose Platform, Confetti Textured Impressions embossing folder, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Party Pop-up Thinlits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope


Stampin' Addicts Occasions Blog Hop -- Party With Cake

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The Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog launched on January 5th with a wonderful line up of great product to celebrate the special occasions during the year.  This weekend the Stampin' Addicts are getting together to introduce you to some of our favorites!  You can find the entire Blog Hop line up at the Stampin' Addicts Forum or just click on the Previous or Next buttons below when you are ready to move to the next stop on the Hop.  The good news is that all the stops are linked in a circle so you'll eventually end up where you started.  This is the first stop of the Hop, but you if you started with another Blog Hostess and you are moving forward, you have arrived from Betty's Kitty Stamp blog featuring the Playful Pals bundle; her ornament made with two triangle boxes is stunning!  However, if you are moving backwards through the Hop, then you have arrived from Tanya's Tinkerin' In Ink blog where she is featuring the Birthday Blooms stamp set. I just love the watercoloring work that she has done with this set!

I'll be showcasing the Party With Cake stamp set with the coordinating Party Pop-up Thinlits for the Big Shot.  So let's get started!

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The colors for this card come from the It's My Party Designer Series Paper used for the background:  Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, and Sahara Sand.  I just want to say that the It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack is 48 sheets of 12" x 12" awesomeness!  And it's not just for birthdays--there are some great background patterns, too.  I like the fun look of this card front; but if you really want some fun, take a look at the inside!

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How cool is that???!!!  I am so tickled with how this pop-up cake turned out.  The basic cake form was die cut with the Big Shot using the Party Pop-up Thinlits (for best results you'll need the Precision Base Plate) on Whisper White cardstock.  Then I paper-pieced elements die cut from additional patterns from the It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack, Sahara Sand cardstock, and Melon Mambo cardstock.  Let me tell you that the Fine Tip Glue Pen and Tombow Multi Adhesive were invaluable tools for the paper piecing.  I completed the inside of the card with strips of paper from the It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack.

Supplies I used for this card --

Stamps:  Party With Cake; Inks:  Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron; Cardstock:  Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Gold Foil Sheets; Designer Series Paper:  It's My Party Stack; Embellishments:  Metallic Foil Doilies, Gold Metallic Thread; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots, Tombow Multi, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Lots of Labels Framelits, Party Pop-up Thinlits

My second project is another birthday card, but this time I wanted to get some glitter going.

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The Pool Party cardstock you see at the center of the card front is actually a pop-up from the Party Pop-up Thinlits.  I clipped off the pop-up part to make the die cut the focal point for the card front.  The glitter comes from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and another new product:  Wink of Stella Clear ink brushed onto the streamers and dots of the Bermuda Bay cardstock embossed with the Big Shot using the Confetti Textured Impressions embossing folder.  There's more glitter on the inside of the card, too.

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It's a bit easier to see the Wink of Stella clear ink brushed over the letters of It's Your Day!  The strip of paper along the left side of the liner comes from the Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack (in the 2015-2016 Stampin' Up! Catalog).

Supplies I used for this card -- 

Stamps:  Party With Cake; Inks:  Bermuda Bay, Tip Top Taupe, Wink of Stella Clear; Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper; Designer Series Paper:  Cherry on Top Stack; Embellishments:  Tip Top Taupe 1" Dotted Trim, Whisper White 5/8" Organza ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Tear & Tape, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Multi-Purpose Platform, Confetti Textured Impressions embossing folder, Magnetic Platform, Lots of Labels Framelits, Precision Base Plate, Party Pop-up Thinlits

My final project is a gift bag made using the Gift Bag Punch Board and a piece of Shine On Specialty Designer Series Paper.  

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The Shine On Specialty Designer Series Paper is a Kraft cardstock with a heavier weight than the regular Stampin' Up! cardstocks and is printed on one side and has silver embossed designs on the other side.  I chose a piece with Watermelon Wonder printing that looked like pieces of confetti.  To decorate the bag, I die cut stars with the Big Shot, layered them, and adhered the stacked stars at a jaunty angle to the front of the gift bag.  At the center of the stars I added a sentiment punched with the Washi Label punch.  The candles were punched with the candle punch from the Party Punch Pack.  The hanging tag features Wink of Stella Clear ink brushed over the letters of It's Your Day.

Supplies I used for this gift bag --

Stamps:  Party With Cake; Inks:  Watermelon Wonder, Wink of Stella Clear; Stampin' Write Markers:  Crushed Curry, Watermelon Wonder; Cardstock:  Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White, Silver Foil Sheets; Designer Series Paper:  Shine On Specialty; Embellishments:  Whisper White Baker's Twine, Whisper White 5/8" Satin ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Tear & Tape, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Gift Bag Punch Board, Washi Label punch, 1/16" circle handheld punch, Party Punch Pack, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Magnetic Platform, Stars Framelits

I hope you enjoyed viewing projects featuring the Party With Cake stamp set, Party Pop-up Thinlits, and other great new items featured in the Occasions Catalog.  Next week I'll be showcasing each of these projects in a separate blog post to give you the details for making each one.  You'll be surprised how easy they are to make!

Be sure to continue on to the next stop on the hop to see the awesome projects Tanya has made using the Birthday Blooms stamp set.  Just click on the Next Blog button below.

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Have a great weekend!

Robertssiggy