I love how the repetition of images and textures can enhance your cards. For a very subtle touch, I used the Tasteful Textiles embossing folder on the Basic White cardstock. Additionally, I cut a 1-1/2 x 4-1/4 piece of Soft Succulent cardstock and stamped it repeatedly with Soft Succulent ink, cut it into three 1/2 inch pieces, and applied them to the card front. Finally, with Wink of Stella on their wings, the two birds add just the right pop of color.
I added some visual interest on my second card with a die-cut oval, a scalloped edge made with the Penned Flowers die, three Matte Black dots, and a strip of In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (DSP). All of these items help to highlight the tree focal image. Sometimes, it is the little thing that helps bring everything together into one cohesive card. As a result, I’m sure your special fella would love to receive either one of these Beauty of Friendship birthday cards!
Early Espresso (card base) — 4-1/4 x 11; score and fold at 5-1/2
Basic White (1st layer) — 2-1/4 x 5-1/4; stamp the sentiment and emboss
Soft Succulent (1st layer) — 1-1/2 x 5-1/4; stamp and cut into three 1/2 strips
Crumb Cake (2nd layer) — scrap; die-cut tree trunk
Soft Succulent (3rd layer) — scrap; stamp and die-cut tree top
Real Red (4th layer) — scrap; die-cut two birds
Basic White — 4 x 5-1/4
Gray Granite (card base) — 5-1/2 x 8-1/2; score and fold at 4-1/4, cut 1-1/4 off of one side
Basic Black (1st layer) — 3 x 4; die-cut oval
Gray Granite (2nd layer) — scrap; die-cut tree trunk
Soft Succulent (3rd layer) — scrap; stamp and die-cut tree top
Basic Black (with the scalloped edge) (place behind the shortened front of the card) — Finished Size 3-1/4 x 5-1/2; die-cut with Penned Flowers die
Basic White — 3-1/2 x 5-1/2
In Good Taste DSP — 1-1/2 x 5-1/2
Basic Black — 1/8 x 5-1/2
If you do not see my video below, please click here to watch it on YouTube.
Isn’t it amazing just how difficult it can be to create a masculine birthday card? Well, I’m here to help! Whether they love the sea or not, this Masculine Sailing Home Birthday card is perfect for that special guy in your life.
I love that the Sailing Home stamp set includes an image of a “Reef Knot”. I stamped it on the inside of my card along with a “Happy Birthday” sentiment. Are you ready to create your own Masculine Sailing Home Birthday card? Watch my video, click on the product links below to purchase the necessary supplies, and go make one for your special fella.
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Who doesn’t love a Sweet Ice CreamBirthday Card? I don’t know about you, but I LOVE ice cream. It doesn’t matter if it is the dead of winter or the middle of a sweltering summer; I’ll eat ice cream at every opportunity. Do you have a favorite flavor? My all-time go-to favorite is vanilla chocolate chip. Of course, Cherry Garcia is a very close second choice.
Check out the new Sweet Ice Cream stamp set/punch bundle from Stampin’ Up!, It is part of the Ice Cream Corner Suite in the Jan-June 2021 Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog. The suite is filled with luscious Designer Series Papers, Ribbon, and last but not least, Sprinkles that can top your scoops of ice cream. Obviously, this suite of products is perfect for the lover of everything ice cream. Click HERE to check out the full suite of mouth-watering Ice Cream Corner products.
Are you ready for a Sweet Ice Cream Happy Birthday Card? I know I am.
Now, watch my video, click the various product links below to purchase the necessary supplies, then go and make this yummy Sweet Ice Cream Happy Birthday card for your family and friends.
Granny Apple Green cardstock (card base) — 4-1/4 x 11; score and fold at 5-1/2
Basic Black cardstock (1st layer) — 3-7/8 x 5-1/8
Balmy Blue cardstock (2nd layer) — 3-3/4 x 5
Basic Black cardstock (3rd layer) — large Layering Ovals Scalloped die
Basic White cardstock (4th layer) — large Layering Ovals die
Basic Black cardstock (5th layer) — 1-1/8 x 3-5/8 (backing for sentiment)
Basic White cardstock (6th layer) — 1 x 3-1/2 (sentiment)
Basic White cardstock (inside of card) — 4 x 5-1/4
Basic White scraps for the cone and three scoops of ice cream
If you do not see my video below, please click here to view on YouTube.
Do you struggle with creating masculine birthday cards? I know this is a common complaint. I have that same difficulty. However, the planning of this masculine birthday card came together quite quickly.
As I had not made a masculine card for quite some time, I was a little apprehensive. In particular, I wanted my masculine birthday card to have a high contrast of colors, a repetition of design, a Stitched So Sweetly die, and a subtle Elegant Faceted gem. So, I gathered my supplies, and much to my surprise, the card almost designed itself. I especially like the pop of color the Cajun Craze cardstock adds.
To provide a little continuity and additional interest to the inside of the card, I added a small strip of the In Good Taste DSP, with a smaller border of Basic Black cardstock. Don’t forget that decorating the inside of your card provides a more cohesive look.
Let’s make a Simply Thankful card. Sometimes we just need to stop and take the time to be thankful for all the good things. With everything that is currently going on in the world, being thankful can be difficult. However, if we take a moment and ponder the small blessings that touch our lives every day, we can become simply thankful.
When I first started on my card making journey, I never decorated the inside of my cards. Despite that misstep, I have learned just as in life, that often the inside is much more important. We choose the right sentiment, write the heartfelt message, and add a little something to reflect the front of our card. These steps make our cards more memorable and often touch the hearts of our recipients.
The Sailing Home stamp set from Stampin’ Up! makes such a perfect masculine birthday card!
Who doesn’t love a lighthouse? Every lighthouse I’ve seen is located in a beautiful location, and they serve such a magnificent purpose. I am hoping this Masculine Birthday Card using elements of the Sailing Home stamp set from Stampin’ Up! evokes the feelings of the calm from the lighthouse beacon and a compass directing you to your destination.
The Sailing Home stamp set, the Smooth Sailing dies, and Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper can be found on pages 144-146 in the 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up! annual catalog, however, they can be purchased individually or as a bundle and save 10% — gotta love that deal! You can check them out in my ONLINE STORE.
I love how all the elements of the card (lighthouse, compass, sailboat, birds) come together.
Check out the neat Reef Knot (square knot) made with the Braided Linen Trim. Be sure to watch my video, below, to learn just how easy it is to make this knot.
Don’t you love the compass needle made with Silver Foil, it adds that touch of bling that every card needs.
Night of Navy cardstock (base card) 4-1/4″ x 11″; score at 5-1/2″
Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper (DSP) 2″ x 5-1/2″
Whisper White cardstock (layer under DSP) 2-1/8″ x 5-1/2″
Real Red cardstock 3″ x 4-1/4″, die-cut with Stitched Rectangles dies
Whisper White cardstock 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″, stamp compass and punch with 1-1/2″ circle die
Silver Foil paper scrap to die-cut compass needle
Whisper White cardstock (inside of card) 3-3/4″ x 5″
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