I CAN FINALLY SHARE!
Well, I can finally share the card I made for my friend Susan’s birthday! It’s been 2 weeks since her birthday; I saw her before it, and talked to her almost every day since, but we haven’t had a chance to get together until yesterday. So she finally received her card and present, so now I can finally share it with you.
Before I continue – did you notice the different look to my blog?! I was actually happy with the way it was before, but technology marches on, and the format I was using is no longer supported. It’s not just Apple and it’s phones that keep upgrading, forcing us into new technology! So, in order to do what I wanted with my blog, I had to change the format. I hope you like it, and get used to it. I think the biggest difference is when you come to the Home page, you have to click on the ‘Read More’ button, to read a full post. Please do – otherwise you’ll miss all the good stuff! 🙂
I love purchasing Bundles when they’re available – it’s a great way to make your card look very polished, plus you save yourself 10%! Of course, both the Broadway Birthday stamp set and Broadway Lights Framelits can be used separately for projects, as well as the Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Paper. But when you combine them all – you get a really polished, finished look to your project! You can find the entire Broadway Bound Suite on page 68-69 of the Annual catalogue, or CLICK HERE to see it in my online store.
To create the marquee lights look in the word ‘wish’, first stamp it in Lemon Lime Twist onto Whisper White cardstock. I used my Stamparatus stamp positioner, so that I could keep the sentiments all lined up. After stamping the ‘wish’, line up the dots stamp, then stamp in Tranquil Tide ink.
Next, ink up the ‘make a’ sentiment in Lovely Lipstick ink, and stamp above & to the left of the ‘wish’. Complete the sentiment by stamping the ‘it’s your birthday’ in Memento Black Ink underneath the ‘wish’.
Use the Big Shot with the Broadway Lights Framelits to die cut the sentiments, then die cut the surrounding marquee sign shape from Basic Black cardstock. Cut the star pattern panel from the Broadway Bound Specialty DSP, and attach the sentiment & marquee sign shape to it, with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Make the marquee image really ‘pop’ by adding the Metallic Pearls in Gold all around – each one covers up a dot.
From Lovely Lipstick cardstock, create your card base. Attach a striped panel from the Broadway Bounds Specialty DSP in the middle, then attach your sentiment panel on top of it.
I wanted to add one more die cut to make it fun – stamp the party hat image in Lovely Lipstick ink, and die cut it with the Big Shot & Broadway Lights Framelits. Pop it up on the marquee sentiment with Dimensionals.
DIMENSION FOR DAYS!
I love all the layers of cardstock, die cuts and the gold Metallic Pearls!
I didn’t take a picture of the inside – I had already written my message!
WONDERING ABOUT THE GIFT?
What does a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator give to her best friend, who also likes to make cards? Especially if that best friend is working on building up her supplies….well, a Project Kit, of course! I knew that Susan would love the colours and the watercolour look in the Soft Sayings Card Kit. It’s a gorgeous kit that makes 20 cards, and is all-inclusive. This means that it comes with absolutely everything to create the cards, including a Gasic Gray Archival Stampin’ Spot. I also included a Berry Burst ink pad, as that’s one of the other colours in the patterns, that I knew she didn’t have.
This is what the kit looks like – it even has a Refill that you can buy!
Isn’t it gorgeous?! I love the colour combination, and the added gold glimmer die cuts – wow!
MAKE YOUR OWN BIRTHDAY CARDS
Making your own cards is easy, with Stampin’ Up! product coordination. You can either purchase suites of products, or the all-inclusive kits, if you’re just starting out. They’re also great for the stamper who has limited time, or space for supplies.
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