Today is the 8th birthday of our twin niece and nephew so I am posting 2 completely different cards that I made them for their birthday. The first card is the adorably girly card for Claire. I used the Stampin Up Flower Pot #133695 DSP for the background papers. I then stamped created the focal panel using the Kind Koala #134360 from the Stampin Up annual catalog. To color the cute koala I used the Smoky Slate blendabilities assortment #131005 and matted it on a piece of lost lagoon cardstock. I added a scrap piece of Crushed Curry Chevron #130019 ribbon to add texture.
The Kind Koala stamp is one of many single stamps available from the Stampin Up annual catalog. The single stamps are a low cost way to get started with stamping.
The 2nd card is a “boyish” card for our nephew Dylan. I made the gumball green background look quite grassy by texturing the background with square lattice textured impressions embossing folder. I created the soccer ball by using the Hexagon Hive Thinlit #132965 and then cutting it out with a Circle framelit #130911. I added the Geometrical #133161 expression on to a tag cut using the Chalk Talk Framelit #129983. Super simple and I feel this card is a real kick in the grass kinda birthday card.
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Today’s card is one that I have used for happy occasions and also for not so happy times just but swapping out the sentiment. The card base is stamped with the Hardwood background stamp #133035 from the Stampin Up annual catalog. I then used the Hexagon Hive #132965 to create a trellis. I stamped and hand cut the flower from the now retired Happy Watercolor stampset and added the little leaves from the Little Leaves sizzlet (now retired). I added a piece of crushed curry Chevron ribbon #130019. The sentiment is stamped from the Happy Day (now retired) stampset and then cut out with the Apothecary Accents #127003 label and finished with 2 basic rhinestones.
Today’s card is the birthday card I created for our friend Yvonne’s birthday. In case you missed it we featured Yvonne as a guest designer on Tuesday for her birthday. Today’s card looks intricate and complicated. It is intricate but not complicated if you use the fabulous Hexagon Hive Thinlit #132965 from the Stampin Up Occasions catalog. A bit of advice when using the thinlits especially the Hexagon Hive is to use a piece of wax paper between the cardstock and the die to ease with the Big Shot cutting. I used the Petite Petals Stampset #133155 to stamp flowers under the hexagon openings and then used the stamps and coordinating Petite Petals punch to randomly add flowers on top of the Hexagon cut out. The petite petals stamp and punch are available as a bundled item and when purchased together (wood #134821 and clear #134822). To complete the card, I added a modern label #119849 punched piece with the sentiment in a word window#119857 and some rhinestone bling.
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Happy birthday to our friend and Stampin Up customer Jenniffer Evans. Today’s post is a fun look at how using the same layout but switching orientation and colors can change the look. Cammie used the Hexagon Hive Thinlit #132965 available in the Stampin Up Occasions catalog to cut the card front to make her male and female cards. She used random hexagons in mambo and tangerine for the gal card and island indigo and gumball green fro the guy card. She added the sentiment ( A Dozen Thoughts #131059, Yippee Skippe #131344)to a punched Decorative Label #120907 and embellished accordingly.
The Hexagon Hive really makes a great impression and looks like a lot of work but really it is just a die. Here’s a tip to make your life much easier when using the die. Add a piece of wax paper to between the card stock and the die before cutting it with the bigshot. The wax paper makes it so much easier to get the intricate hexagon piece out of the die.
Reposted with the card image.
I started making my Valentines and today’s post is a fun design. Don’t be fooled by the simple design because I made sure it had lots of layers. Here’s the Buzzzzzz on what I used to make this card. I used crushed curry, white and black as my color palette. To continue with the bee theme, I used the all new Hexagon Hive #132965 Thinlit from the Stampin Up occasions catalog and cut it from whisper white. I layered the hive on the crushed curry base. I added a thin black strip and a piece of the fabulous crushed curry Chevron Ribbon #130019. For my focal piece, I stamped the bee using the Stampin Up Crazy Mixed Up Love #131071 stampset from the annual catalog. I added a heart punched from the Owl Builder punch #118074. I matted it on a black circle cut using the circle framelits #130911 and then affixed that atop of a decorative label framelits #130102.
Even more important Buzz…. if you are having trouble with your Hexagon Hive or other Stampin Up Thinlits try layering a piece of waxpaper between the cardstock and the die. It really works! After making this card 1 time I was about to give up and then I researched the problem and gave the wax paper a try. I made several more of this card an a few other designs that I will post later.
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