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Textures & Frames -- Happy Birthday

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We're down to the final couple of weeks of Sale-A-Bration and I wanted to share a card that combines three Sale-A-Bration products that you can earn for FREE with a qualifying order:  the Textures & Frames stamp set, the In Your Words Host stamp set, and the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper.

One of the great things about Designer Series Paper that is printed only in Black & White (or shades thereof) is that it begs you to add color.  That's just what I did with a doodle-dotted panel of the Beautifully Penned Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper.  As I mentioned before, this pack of paper features the background patterns from the Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper featured in the Annual Catalog--just without the colors. 

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This card begins with a panel of doodle-dotted patterned paper. 

  • The solid circle image from the Textures & Frames Sale-A-Bration stamp set was inked with Polished Pink ink, stamped off on a scrap piece of paper, and inked onto the panel.  This process was repeated 4 more times in a random pattern across the panel.  Note that the circles might stamp off the edge of the panel. 
  • The solid circle image was inked with Just Jade ink, stamped off on a scrap piece of paper, and inked onto the panel.  This process was repeated 4 more times in a random pattern across the panel.  Note that the circles might stamp off the edge of the panel and/or overlap a Polished Pink circle. 
  • Finally, the solid circle image was inked with Misty Moonlight ink, stamped off on a scrap piece of paper, and inked onto the panel.  This process was repeated 5 more times in a random pattern across the panel.  Note that the circles might stamp off the edge of the panel and/or overlap a Polished Pink and/or Just Jade circle(s). 
  • The panel was matted with a slightly larger mat of Basic Black cardstock
  • A piece of White Linen ribbon, from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack, was wrapped around the panels and tied into a bow at the left side of the panels.  The bottom edge of the ribbon is 1-1/4" above the bottom edge of the doodle-dotted patterned paper
  • The panels were adhered at the center of the Just Jade card front

The "Happy Birthday" image, from the In Your Words Host Sale-A-Bration stamp set, was stamped at the center of a piece of Basic White cardstock using Just Jade ink.  The rectangular outline image, from the Textures & Frames stamp set, was stamped around the greeting using Misty Moonlight ink.  The Basic White cardstock greeting was matted with a slightly larger piece of Basic Black cardstock and adhered to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.  The greeting is centered over the ribbon to the right of the bow with the right edge of the greeting mat 7/16" from the right edge of the patterned paper panel and the bottom edge of the greeting mat 7/8" above the bottom edge of the patterned paper panel.

Three large Rhinestone Basic Jewels were adhered to the patterned paper panel to create a visual triangle around the greeting.

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I have the best of intentions; but more often than not, the birthday cards I send tend to arrive late.  I'm sure that I will be using this sentiment quite a lot.

The solid circle images were randomly stamped across the upper third of a Basic White panel:

  • Polished Pink ink was used to ink the circle image, stamped off on scrap paper and stamped on the panel.  The process was repeated two more times
  • Just Jade ink was used to ink the circle image, stamped off on a scrap paper, and stamped on the panel.  The process was repeated one more time
  • Misty Moonlight ink was used to ink the circle image, stamped off on a scrap paper, and stamped on the panel.  The process was repeated one more time
  • As with the patterned paper panel, the circles might stamp off the edge of the panel or overlap other circles
  • The panel was adhered at the center of the inside sentiment area of the card base

The "Your birthday came, your birthday went..." sentiment was stamped on a piece of Basic White cardstock using Misty Moonlight ink.  The Basic White cardstock was matted with a slightly larger piece of Basic Black cardstock and adhered at the upper center of the Basic White panel.

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A piece of the doodle-dotted patterned paper was adhered to the envelope flap of a Medium Basic White Envelope.  A piece of scrap paper was placed between the envelope flap and the body of the envelope and then the circle image was randomly stamped on the patterned paper using the same process used for the panel on the card front:  the Polished Pink circle is stamped 3 times, the Misty Moonlight circle is stamped 3 times, and the Just Jade circle is stamped 4 times.  Paper Snips were used to trim the excess paper from the envelope flap using the edge of the envelope flap as a guide.

If you look back through my blog posts, you'll see that I've used this card design quite often.  That's because it's simple, it's eye-catching, and it lends itself to making multiples in a short period of time.  You just add the greeting for the outside and the sentiment for the inside when you know what you need and you're ready to go!  With the holidays coming up, just think about how quick and easy it would be to make a stack of these cards as a gift for a friend or co-worker!

You can earn these great Sale-A-Bration items for FREE with a qualifying order of Stampin' Up! merchandise:

  • Textures & Frames stamp set:  $50 USD in merchandise
  • Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper:  $50 USD in merchandise
  • In Your Words Host stamp set:  Host a Stampin' Up! workshop with $300 USD in merchandise orders OR place a customer order of $300 USD.  If you place the customer order of $300 USD, you will qualify for 6 Level 1 Sale-A-Bration items (which would include the Textures & Frames stamp set and Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper) or 3 Level 2 Sale-A-Bration items or a combination of the two AND Host Dollars for more FREE items you can select from the Annual Catalog and/or July-December Mini Catalog AND the In Your Words Host stamp set.  It's a Heck of a Deal and a great way to put a HUGE dent in your Wish List for the Annual Catalog and July-December Mini Catalogs.

Robertssiggy

Card Measurements

Basic Black:  1-1/4" x 2-1/8", 4" x 5-1/4", 1-1/8" x 2-1/4"; Basic White:  1-1/8" x 2", 4" x 5-1/4", 1" x 2-1/8"; Just Jade:  5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" along the 11" length; Beautifully Penned Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8", 2-1/4" x 6"; Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack (White Linen):  18"

Supplies I used to make this card

Stamps:  Textures & Frames (Sale-A-Bration), In Your Words (Host Sale-A-Bration); Inks:  Just Jade, Misty Moonlight, Polished Pink; Cardstock:  Basic Black, Basic White, Just Jade; Designer Series Paper:  Beautifully Penned (Sale-A-Bration); Embellishments:  Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack (White Linen), Rhinestone Basic Jewels; Adhesives:  Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Dimensionals; Other:  Medium Basic White Envelope

 

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