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Happy Birthday Gorgeous Color Challenge TGIFC110

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Color Challenge
We’ve got a fantastic color challenge on the TGIF Challenges Blog today using Bermuda Bay, Peekaboo Peach, and Basic Black.  It’s such a fun combination!  We would love to have you play along with us.  Create a project using this color combo and upload it to the challenge blog HERE.  We select a winner every Friday.
I combined the color challenge with the Mojo Monday Sketch to create this cute birthday card.  The full card measures 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  When I mail this size of a card, I simply add a piece of Whisper White card stock measuring 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ to my standard envelope.  Unless there is a lot of bulk, this will save you on postage.
Happy Birthday Gorgeous Color Challenge
I created my own background paper by 2-step stamping the floral images from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set in Peekaboo Peach and Bermuda Bay inks.  For the first image, I stamped off.  Then the detailed image, I stamped at full strength.  The greeting was stamped in Basic Black archival ink, then die cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  You’ll also see a new ribbon:  the 3/8″ mini chevron ribbon in Bermuda Bay.  I love the casual feel of it!

Now that the Annual Catalog is LIVE, I’ll be adding recipes for each card at the end of my posts.  There are certainly a lot of new items in this catalog, but I highly recommend the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.  It is definitely one of my favorites!

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Monday Montage 93

Welcome back to the Monday Montage blog hop!  Every other Monday, my friends and I share inspiring paper craft projects.  Be sure to visit all the stops….you don’t want to miss anything!

Woodgrain Happy Birthday Gorgeous

Did Mother’s Day sneak up on you, like it did on me?  I think Father’s Day is going to do the same thing!  As I was creating my project for tonight’s blog hop, I decided to use the sketch below as my inspiration and feature the Nailed It stamp set.  Nailed It will be retiring at the end of this month and is still (as of this writing) available.  However, many of the other items on my Father’s Day card for tonight have already sold out.  I’ll still share it at the end of this post, but I wanted to create something that would get you excited about the upcoming new catalog!


As you may know from my previous post, I am very fond of the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.  I love all of the greetings and the 2-stamp flowers are adorable.  Using the sketch, I paired the stamp set with the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper to give the card a rustic feel.  I really like how it turned out, don’t you?


I stamped the greeting in Basic Black Archival ink onto Whisper White card stock, then die-cut it with the Layering Circles Framelits.  Next, I created a frame from Lemon Lime Twist card stock by die-cutting the same circle and an outer circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  The flowers were stamped in Powder Pink, Berry Burst, and Crushed Curry inks.  Unfortunately, there isn’t a coordinating set of framelits for these flowers, so I had to fussy cut them.  It may look complicated, but it only took a few minutes.


I finished off the card by adding some Glitter Enamel Dots.  This product has been SO VERY POPULAR with demonstrators during the preorder.  I know you’ll want them, but there may be a slight delay for them to be back in stock.  Don’t worry!  I’ll keep you posted.  I definitely want more for myself, too.

Nailed It
You can get the Nailed It Stamp set for 25% Off through May 31st or while supplies last. Click the image for details.

So, now that you’ve seen the masculine version of the sketch, which one do you prefer?  Leave me a comment below to let me know your pick.

You can click the Back button to visit her Kaitlyn’s amazing blog or the Next button to see what wonderful project Wendy has to share.

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Happy Birthday Gorgeous

Happy Birthday Gorgeous

I am swooning over this new stamp set called Happy Birthday Gorgeous!

I just know you are going to love it.  It’s a 2-step stamping set with a wide variety of images and greetings that will be available in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog beginning June 1st.  I created a very simple card today using this layout from CAS(E) this Sketch.



Lately, I’ve been using the Thick Whisper White card stock for all of my clean & simple cards.  It gives the card a little extra “oomph” and makes it seem more substantial.  I started by stamping the greeting in the lower right corner with Basic Black archival ink.  Then, I went on to build the floral background around it.


Happy Birthday Gorgeous CTS220

I stamped the stems & leaves with Lemon-Lime Twist ink, a new In Color for 2017.  The larger flower stamp is created with 2 stamps.  First, I stamped the more solid image by stamping off the ink first before stamping the card to create a lighter shade.  Then, I stamped the detailed stamp full-strength over it.  The larger flowers were stamped with Berry Burst and Crushed Curry inks.  I filled in with some Bermuda Bay, Powder Pink, and stamped-off Lemon-Lime twist flowers and swirls.

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Close Up


The final touch was a few of the new Glitter Enamel Dots.  These come in a package of 160, and feature ombre shades of Dapper Denim, Crushed Curry, Berry Burst, and Old Olive.  I can see that these will become a new favorite of mine!

This card reminds me of a more masculine birthday card that I created last year.  You can view it HERE on Pinterest.  It has become one of my most popular Pins.  Be sure to follow me while you’re there!

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