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!

 

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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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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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Masculine Sailing Home Birthday

Sailing Home Masculine Birthday Card

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. 

First, I like how the three Layering Oval die-cuts highlight the Smooth Sailing lighthouse die. Second,  the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder evokes the feeling of ocean waves. Finally, the Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Silver Foil, and Basic White cardstock combine for an overall masculine look.  This card is not only attractive but also quick and easy. 

Sailing Home Masculine Birthday Card

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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Cutting Details:

  • Black cardstock (card base) — 4-1/4 x 11; score and fold at 5-1/2
  • White cardstock (1st layer) — 3-3/8 x 4-5/8
  • Smoky Slate cardstock (2nd layer) — 3-14 x 4-1/2 (emboss with Painted Texture 3D embossing folder)
  • Scraps: Basic Black, Silver Foil, Basic White (die-cut with Layering Ovals dies)  AND   Basic White cardstock (die cut with Lighthouse Smooth Sailing Die
  • Basic White cardstock (inside) — 3-3/8 x 4-5/8

 

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Sweet Ice Cream “Happy Birthday” Card

Birthday Card using the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set from Stampin' Up!

Who doesn’t love a Sweet Ice Cream Birthday 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. 

Birthday card using the Sweet Ice Cream bundle from Stampin' Up!

 

Learn to create your own Birthday card using the Sweet Ice Cream Bundle from Stampin' Up!

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.

 

Cutting Details:

  • 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

 

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