Stampin’ Up! guaranteed retiring stamp sets would be available until May 7th. After tomorrow they are only available while supplies last. Don’t miss out on these great stamp sets! I send a lot of birthday cards and look for versatile stamp sets with different sentiments. Previously I shared ideas using some of my favorite dies and coordinating stamp sets (Butterfly Basics, Milestone Moments, and Number of Years) that are retiring. You can view those HERE and HERE. Today I am sharing a few of my favorite birthday stamp sets that are retiring. *Click on the images to see the original post.
Stylized Birthday (Item #141828 $10)
This single stamp is a “Must Have” for birthdays!
Big on Birthdays (Item #142877 $27)
I love the different fonts and sizes of the sentiments in this set!
Birthday Blooms (Item #140658 $19)
I love the font and flowers! I have used “for you” on so many projects!
*Vintage Leaves Stamp Set (shown on the left) is also retiring.
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Welcome to my ABC “Sale-A-Bration” Series! This series showcases products from the 2018 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures. Today I’m sharing a bundle from the Occasions catalog that includes the Itty Bitty Punch Pack. I love punches and this adorable punch pack coordinates with the Fruit Basket Stamp Set. Here’s a look at the bundle.
I love fresh fruit! We have several orchards nearby where you can pick your own apples in the fall as well as blueberries and strawberries in the spring. We also have a Peach Festival and other “fruit” events in the area so I knew I would get a lot of use out of this bundle. I found some smoothie mixes at the grocery store the other day and picked up a few for my my family and to give as little gifts. I made some fun “envelope cards” to hold the smoothie mixes.
It’s so easy to make any size envelope using the Envelope Punch Board! All the directions are right on the board (for 66 different sizes) so you never have to worry about what size paper you need or where to punch and score. I started by measuring my smoothie mix package which measured 4 1/2 x 6. I checked the EPB (Envelope Punch Board) to see what size paper I needed (8 1/2 x 8 1/2) and where to start to punch & score (3 3/4).
After I punched and scored all sides I was ready to embellish. The Tutti-frutti 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper was perfect to go with my fruit smoothies. It is so easy to pick my cardstock colors from the DSP. I adhered my DSP to a layer of cardstock then popped it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals on the front of the envelope card. I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits and Layering Ovals Framelits for the sentiment layers. I stamped the sentiment close to the bottom to leave room for my ribbon in the middle. I stamped the fruit twice, once in each color, then punched them out with the Itty Bitty Fruit Punches. I wanted the add the leaf layer on top with a Glue Dot to give it a little dimension. I wrapped the ribbon around the envelope and tied a bow. The ribbon keeps the envelope closed and just slides off to open. I added a stamped layer on the inside which is a hidden surprise under the smoothie mix.
This is a fun card to make even if you don’t have a drink mix to add. I stamped and cut the sentiment “treat yourself” from the Picture Perfect Birthday set and attached that to the drink mix for an added touch.
My son has a birthday soon and he loves fresh pineapples. The smoothie mix calls for fresh fruit, water, and ice so I thought I would include a pineapple to go with it. The tag was attached to the pineapple so rather than cut it off I made a tag to coordinate and adhered it on top.
I love making little gifts like this! The pineapple and card would be a nice welcome gift for a new neighbor or even a treat for Easter. Simply change the sentiment and you are good to go for any occasion.
My daughter will be home for spring break soon and she loves strawberry smoothies! This little treat will be waiting for her.
The strawberries were fun to stamp and punch. I used both Garden Green and Lemon Lime Twist ink for the stems. I love this gingham ribbon. It is easy to work with and really makes the card pop! Here’a a photo showing the back of the envelope card. You can see how the ribbon keeps the envelope closed.
This sentiment is perfect for my daughter! This set would also make a great hostess gift, thank you, or just a special treat for a friend or coworker. Who wouldn’t enjoy fresh strawberries and a handmade card?!
I have one more treat to share with you today. My sister recently moved to Virginia and she is going to visit this weekend. My family refers to our home as the local Bed & Breakfast. (My husband is a great cook!) I always like to leave little pillow gifts for overnight guests so while I was punching strawberries I made this quick Ghirardelli treat holder for my sister.
You can whip this treat holder in no time at all! Start with a piece of 4 x 4 designer series paper. Use the Envelope Punch Board to punch and score at 2 inches on each side. Put your candy inside and tie close with ribbon and twine. I used my circle punches to punch the layers for the sentiment and attached it to the ribbon with a Stampin’ Dimensional. Quick & easy!
I hope you like today’s projects. For more Envelope Punch Board ideas and a video click HERE. Check out this video showcasing the Itty Bitty Punch Pack and the Fruit Basket Bundle I used in today’s projects.
So which do you prefer: Ghirardelli chocolate, strawberry smoothie, or pineapple smoothie? I would love to hear from you! FYI…I prefer milk chocolate to dark and would rather eat fresh fruit rather than put it in a drink.
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I am so excited and quite humbled to be part of the design team for this new challenge that starts today! It is really simple and fun to do and I hope you’ll play along! Here’s the challenge board for this week that was created by the very talented Peggy Noe.
Pick 3 boxes in a row across, down, or diagonal and create using those elements. I chose the row across the middle for this simple gate fold card.
The star of this card is the beautiful new Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up! I love the contrast of colors with the black background. I cut a 1 1/4 x 11 piece of vellum for the belly band. I wanted to add a bit of texture so I embossed it with the Layered Leaves Dynamic Impressions Embossing Folder. The Lovely Words Thinlits Dies has 3 dies to choose from for a variety of cards or projects.
The inside sentiment makes a bold statement from the Big on Birthdays Stamp Set.
This card is simple and quick! I started with a piece of 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 cardstock and scored it at 2 1/8 from each side. The DSP strips measure 2 x 5 3/8. The inside panel is 4 x 5 1/4 and the vellum belly band measures 1 1/4 x 11. I love fun fold cards and the gatefold is one of my favorites.
Stamp Set: Big on Birthdays Ink: Tangerine Tango Papers: Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Vellum, Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper Tools & Accessories: Layered Leaves Dynamic Impressions Embossing Folder, Lovely Words Thinlits
Now it’s your turn! Come play along!!
Just click the graphic above to go to the challenge website to enter your card! You can also see what the designers have created for even more inspiration!
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