Birthday Banners – a new stamp set for me!

Finally…a birthday card using something other than my favorite Balloon Adventures stamp set! Today’s cards are based on Jeanna Bohanon’s interpretation of last week’s tgifc94 layout. I loved what she did so I used her card as my inspiration.

I wanted to use some of the my Cupcake & Carousels DSP paper stack for a more subtle birthday card (such a deviation from my usual bright colors-LOL!). I created two versions for my SIP & Stamp class last Friday night (since I only had 1 pack of paper on hand, I had to use multiple designs).

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The center squares happened quite by accident. I had a leftover 3″ x 3″ square of Early Espresso from which I cut the center out using the largest Stitched Shapes square die. As I was looking at it, I had a random thought, or maybe not so random. I like to use as much of my DSP and cardstock as I can when I am crafting. I loved the Early Espresso frame and thought why not use it with the Bermuda Bay square? The die left an impression on the thin border like a frame. So I cut another one using a Bermuda Bay 3″ x 3″ square and reversed the two inside pieces. I loved the way they turned out! And I didn’t have the extra weight of several layers of cardstock, hence saving on postage to mail the cards!

Here’s how I made the cards:

  • Very Vanilla card bases cut at 5-1/’2″ x 8-1/2″ folded in half
  • Bermuda Bay and Early Espresso each cut at 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Cupcakes & Carrousels DSP each cut at 5″ x 3-3/4″
  • 3″ x 3″ pieces of Early Espresso and Bermuda Bay, then die cut the center out of each using the largest square in the Stitched Shapes framelits
  • On the top card I used a 2-1/4″ piece of the retired Naturals White to cut the center circle cut using the Stitched Shapes circle
  • So Saffron 2-1/2″ circles to cut two sizes of Layering Circle framelits
  • I fussed with the “It’s Your Big Day!” stamp to fit the framelits circle shape (they are malleable, but it took a little futzing to get it to stay on the block in that shape. I wanted it to match the circle shape at the bottom). I stamped it in Early Espresso.
  • I stamped the balloon in Bermuda Bay
  • I added a Bermuda Bay bakers twine bow (see Megan Dave’s #10-second bow maker – OMG, you have to get one (and I don’t get anything for this link, I just love her invention!!! It makes perfect bows in many sizes in seconds!! I’ve have mine for 2-3 years now and wish I had gotten it sooner since it has made my “bow-tying” life so easy)
  • On the bottom card, I used a 2-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla to cut the center circle cut using the Stitched Shapes circle
  • Calypso Coral 2-1/2″ circles to cut with the Layering Circle framelits
  • Again, I fussed with the “It’s Your Big Day!” stamp to fit the framelits circle shape and stamped it in Early Espresso
  • Again, I stamped the balloon in Bermuda Bay
  • On this card, I added a Early Espresso bakers twine bow (see note above about the easiest way ever to tie bows!!)

Here’s the products you’ll need to make these cards:

Thanks for stopping by today to see my latest birthday card creation. Be sure to sign up for your own personal birthday card from me, and follow my quest of #imbringingbirthdaysback!

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