Beauty of Friendship — Birthday Cards

Do you struggle with masculine cards?  My most requested cards are masculine birthday cards. So, today I’m bringing you two, yes two, masculine Beauty of Friendship birthday cards.

The Beauty of Friendship bundle, which includes the Beauty of Friendship stamp set and Beautiful Trees dies, is perfect for masculine cards. Even though I did not use it on either card, the coordinating Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper (DSP) is equally perfect for that ever-elusive masculine card.

Beauty of Friendship-Masculine Birthday

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.  

Beauty of Friendship - Masculine Birthday

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!

 

Cutting Details:

  • First Card
    • 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
    • Inside:
      •      Basic White — 4 x 5-1/4
  • Second Card
    • 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
    • Inside:
      • 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

 

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Hand-Penned Petals – Favorite set ever!!

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Hand-Penned Petals - Favorite stamp set ever!!

Yes, I said it; the Hand-Penned Petals is my favorite stamp set ever!!  And as I have been a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator for 25+ years, that’s saying a lot!.  Not only do I LOVE the stamp set, the coordinating Penned Flowers die set and Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper are the BOMB!!

Hand-Penned Petals - My favorite stamp set ever

Did you notice the amazing Designer Series Paper?   And just like the stamp set, the Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper is amazing!  I know, I know it is pretty easy to say something is amazing.  However, just check it out—every single piece of this paper is special!   Sometimes, I’ll only like one side and not the other.  But, without a doubt, I am head over heels for both sides of every piece. 

Hand-Penned Petals - Favorite stamp set ever!!

 

Hand-Penned Petals - Favorite set ever

By any chance, did you notice the design on the Basic White cardstock tied with the Fresh Freesia Ribbon?  That is the new Stitched Greenery Die!  So cool!  Just run your cardstock through the die, and you, too, can have a great background.  Pretty amazing!  I am hoping the Hand-Penned Petals – My favorite stamp set ever, is now yours, too!

 

Cutting Details

  • THICK Basic White cardstock (card base) — 4-1/4 x 11; score and fold at 5-1/2
  • Basic Black cardstock (1st layer) — 4-1/8 x 5-3/8
  • Hand-Penned DSP (2nd layer) — 4 x 5-1/4
  • Basic Black cardstock (3rd layer) — 2-1/8 x 4-7/8
  • White cardstock (4th layer) — 2 x 4-3/4 (die-cut with Stitched Greenery die)
  • Basic Black ca4rdstock (5th layer) — 1-5/8 x 4-1/8
  • Hand-Penned DSP (6th layer) — 1-1/2 x 4
  • Basic White cardstock 7th layer) — 4-1/4 x 5 (stamp sentiment and die-cut with Ornate Frame die. Stamp flower and die-cut with Penned Flowers die
  • Inside
    • Basic Black — 1/8 x 4-1/4
    • Hand-Penned DSP — 1/2 x 4-1/4

 

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Painted Poppies – Happy Birthday Card

Painted Poppies-Happy Birthday Card

Wow!   Aren’t you attracted to bright, cheerful, easy to grow poppies?  I certainly am!  Consequently, I love how my Painted Poppies – Happy Birthday card shows just how colorful these beautiful flowers are.

Painted Poppies-Happy Birthday Card

Have you tried the Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers from Stampin’ Up!?   They are amazing.   Do you love to color as much as I do?  Are you just learning how to color?   Without a doubt, give them a try.  Watch my video below and discover how quick and easy it is to color beautiful poppies and create your own Painted Poppies – Happy Birthday Card!

Painted Poppies-Happy Birthday Card

As always, don’t forget to stamp the inside of your card.   It just takes a few moments of your time for the inside to be as beautiful as the outside!

 

If you love great deals, the Stampin’ Up! Last-Chance Products Sale is the perfect time to shop.   You’ll get deep discounts on your favorite products from the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog.   Many items will sell out fast, so don’t delay—make sure to check out the list and place your order soon!   

Last-Chance Products Sale

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Cutting Details:

    • Basic Black cardstock (card base) — 4-1/4 x 11; score and fold at 5-1/2
    • Poppy Parade cardstock (1st layer) — 3-1/4 x 4-1/2
    • Balmy Blue cardstock (2nd layer) — 3 x 4-1/4
    • Basic White cardstock (3rd layer) — 2-3/4 x 4
    • Cardstock scraps — Balmy Blue cardstock, die-cut butterfly; Basic White cardstock, stamp, color, and die-cut poppies and leaves
    • Balmy Blue cardstock (inside) — 3 x 4-1/4
    • Basic White cardstock (inside) — 2-3/4 x 4

 

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Fine Art Floral Suite – Thinking of You

Fine Art Floral Suite - Thinking of You

Well, here we are again with another floral card.  This time it is all about the Fine Art Floral Suite from Stampin’ Up!  I have to say, in no uncertain terms, this is one of my all-time favorite suites of products.  If you love everything floral as much as I do, the Fine Art Floral Suite – Thinking of You is perfect!

Fine Art Floral Suite - Thinking of You

Check out the Gilded Leafing in the center of my flower.  So pretty!  This is just one of the amazing products in the Fine Art Floral Suite.  Be sure and watch my video, below, to learn how to add this gorgeous product to your Fine Art Floral Suite – Thinking of You card.

 

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Last-Chance Products Sale

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Cutting Details:

  • Mossy Meadow cardstock (card base) — 4-1/4 x 11; score and fold at 5-1/2
  • Gold Foil (1st layer) — 2 x 4-1/4
  • Basic White cardstock (2nd layer) — 2-3/4 x 3-3/4; die cut with Stitched So Sweetly dies
  • Golden Garden Designer Series Paper (DSP) (3rd layer) — 2 x 3-1/4
  • Scraps of Basic White cardstock — stamp and die-cut flower and stamp and die-cut sentiment
  • Basic White cardstock (inside) — 3-3/4 x 5

 

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Floral Happy Birthday Card

Floral Happy Birthday Card

I love everything floral!  Fresh flowers, pictures of flowers, floral sheets, floral quilts, and much more.  Especially flower stamps, dies, and designer series paper. My Floral Happy Birthday card has it all. 

Floral Happy Birthday Card

Click on the photo above to view all of the Stampin’ Up! products I used…

Do you see the flower peeking out from the inside of my card?  Do you stamp the inside of your card?  That simple touch can really set your cards apart.  It takes such a small amount of time and really makes your cards stand out.  Why not try it on the next card you create?  Are you inspired to create your own Floral Happy Birthday Card?

 

Cutting Details:

  • Misty Moonlight cardstock (card base) — 4-1/4 x 11; score and fold at 5-1/2
  • Blushing Bride cardstock (1st layer) — 3-1/2 x 4-3/4
  • Silver Foil Sheets (2nd layer) — 3-1/4 x 4-1/2
  • Golden Garden Designer Series Paper (3rd layer) — 3-1/4 x 4-1/2
  • Basic White cardstock (scrap) — stamp and die-cut flower and stamp and die-cut sentiment
  • Basic White cardstock (inside) — 3-3/4 x 5

 

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Hydrangea “For You” Card

Hydrangea For You Card

Hydrangeas are awesome! I remember my Grandmother always having huge, I mean HUGE hydrangea bushes in front of her home. The flowers were purple and blue and absolutely gorgeous. Clearly, my Grandmother could grow anything. Unfortunately, I can’t say the same for me. At least, now I can stamp them to my heart’s content, and in any color I choose. Hopefully, you will create a Hydrangea “For You” card for someone in your life.  Your thoughtfulness will certainly be appreciated.

Hydrangea For You Card

Click on the photo above to see a list of Stampin’ Up! products I used.

Don’t you love the Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass Designer Acetate? So pretty!  

Do you stamp the inside of your cards? Of course, it does take a little extra time, however, the results are worth it!  

 

Cutting Details:

  • Night of Navy cardstock (card base) — 4-1/4 x 11; score and fold at 5-1/2
  • Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass Designer Acetate (1st layer) — 3 x 4-1/4
  • Night of Navy cardstock (2nd layer) — 2-1/2 x 3-3/4
  • Basic White cardstock (3rd layer) — 2-3/8 x 3-5/8
  • Basic White cardstock (scrap) — stamp and die-cut hydrangea
  • Basic White cardstock (inside) — 3 x 4-1/4

 

Here is a video that shows how I created my Hydrangea “For You” card. 

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Hydrangea Haven Bundle

 
Night Of Navy 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass Designer Acetate

 
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Basic White Medium Envelopes

 
Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad

 
Seaside Spray Classic Stampin’ Pad

 
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad

 
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

 
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

 
Stampin' Seal

 
Stampin' Seal Refill

 
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine

 
Paper Trimmer

 
Cutting Blades Multipack

 
Bone Folder

 
Small Grid Paper

 
Simply Shammy

 

 

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