Monday, July 14, 2014

An Amazing Birthday card & BLOG CANDY

I got to play a little this weekend with my new Stampin' UP! stamps and paper. This week I will be participating in a card swap and no, it's not for convention this week (although I wish it was).

This week's card features many new products from the 2014-2015 catalog with it's bright and fun coordinating colors!

The bright and bold colors used in the card coordinate with the new Flashback  designer paper are so much fun and can be used for ANY occasion and for BOTH genders.

My tips:
  • i used the deconstructed sketch #143 as my card layout
  • the top and bottom triangles are cut in half diagonally from a rectangular piece of paper that measures 1.5"x4".
  • the middle smoky slate piece is a little more tricky.... there are two options: 1) cut the cardstock to 4"x5.25" then use the top and bottom triangles as your template to cut the top and bottom edge. OR 2) measure 1.5" from the top of the cardstock and cut diagonally from that point to the top corner. 
  • make sure you do all your cutting before you do any embossing.
  • the black designer paper is cut to 2.75"x3.5" and adhered at the same angle as the triangular pieces.
  • I separated the "make today ridiculously amazing" phrase when I stamped it on my paper so I can cut out the 1st part with my 2" square framelit.
  • the phrase that I stamped is matted with a 2 3/8"x3.25" black cardstock piece.
  • as a final touch, I cut a 2.5" piece of chevron crushed curry ribbon and tied the center with the crushed curry twine and adhered it to a regular office paper clip.
  • the inside of the card (as shown on the right in the picture below) is quick and simple with plenty of room to write a personal message to the recipient.

Supplies Used:
  •  in addition to the supplies below, I also used the  stampin' write markers in the following colors: smoky slate, basic black, pool party, and crushed curry.

I bet you were wondering about that BLOG CANDY...... well, here it a comment below on what NEW stamp set or product you've used in a project lately and I will randomly select 1 winner to receive the 1 1/4" Crushed Curry striped grosgrain ribbon PLUS the Flashback DSP(designer series paper)! Please comment by July 15th.
Thank you for taking the time to read this week's post! I will be announcing the winner on Wednesday July 16th. Best of luck to you!!!


  1. Hi Jess
    I made a card using blended blossom! it! Thanks Gina F.

  2. I made a card using the work of art stamp set. Thanks for the chance to win. Meredith245 at yahoo dot com

  3. Very nice Jess! Great way to use different papers. I love the flower patch stamp set, which is also the first photopolymer set I've used

  4. Great use of color and use of edges! I will have to order. Gail