Birthday Cards, Perennial Birthday Stamp Set, Stampin' UP!

Stampin’ UP! Perennial Birthday Happy Birthday Card

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I’ve been dying to play with my new Stampin’ UP! stuff and finally got a chance last night.  I quickly realized that I was kind of limited in what I could do though because I still am  not fully “stocked” with everything.   So the card I came up with is pretty basic and simple and I sure wish I’d had some sparkle to add, but I think despite all this it does look kind of pretty.  

I used the stamp set “Perennial Birthday” from Stampin’ UP! to create a background on Kraft cardstock (from my stash, the SU equivalent would be Crumb cake).  

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The Stampin’ UP! inks I used are Petal Pink, Mossy Meadow and Soft Suede.  I love the new ink pads!!  I just need to remember to not try to open them the old way by shoving the top back.  The pads open just like a compact, much easier!

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For the card base I actually used the note cards and envelopes from Stampin’ UP!, in Very Vanilla.  The cards measure 5″ x 3 1/2″.  If you want to create your own note cards you will need to cut a piece of cardstock measuring 7″ x 5″ and then score that at 3 1/2″.  

The other measurements are:

Petal Pink Cardstock – 4 3/4″ x 3 1/4″

Kraft (or Crumb Cake) 4 1/2″ x 3 1/8″

Mossy Meadow – 4 3/4″ x 1/2″

You will also need a scrap of Very Vanilla Cardstock for stamping the sentiment.

After stamping the images onto the Kraft cardstock, I then brought out an aqua painter brush filled with water and kind of smooshed some of the Petal Pink ink onto an acrylic block.  I then went over the flowers with the brush to add more color, making sure to keep dabbing the brush on a paper towel so it wasn’t too wet.  I did the same to the leaves using the Mossy Meadow.  

Once that panel was dry I was able to assemble the card, matting the stamped panel onto the Petal Pink piece.  I then adhered the strip of Mossy Meadow cardstock across the lower portion of the card as seen in the top photo of the card.  After that I glued the panel to the front of the notecard.

For the sentiment I stamped the image onto a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock and then used the Everyday Label Punch to punch out the sentiment, adhering it over the Mossy Meadow strip using Dimensionals.  

I also finished the inside of the card:

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I’m really pleased with how it turned out!  I can’t wait until Tuesday when another big order comes in!  

All the supplies with links to my store are listed below.  Thanks so much for stopping by and allowing me to share today’s card with you. 

Product List

Stamparatus

$49.00

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