It’s a Birthday Card with Lemon Zest for Cardz 4 Galz

Refreshing Birthday Card featuring #LemonZest, #TuttiFrutti, #Birthday, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp

 

It’s already time for another challenge over at Cardz 4 Galz! It’s a great theme that we have all been anxiously awaiting – Sunny Summer Days! I took a little broader take on this theme because I needed to make a birthday card for my daughter and she LOVES anything citrus-related. I just had to make her birthday card with the Lemon Zest stamp set. Who doesn’t love a cold glass of Lemonade when it’s hot outside?! 😀 But, before I go on, I want to say a sad farewell to Chris, who is leaving our wonderful design team. I hope you will go to her Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams blog and let her know that she will be missed!

My Secrets to Making This Lemon Zest Project
  • This card is pretty straight forward but my secret to getting my bow just right is using glue dots to keep it where I want, especially the “tails” on the bows.

Refreshing Birthday Card featuring #LemonZest, #TuttiFrutti, #Birthday, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp

 

Quick List of Stampin’ Up! Products
  • Stamp Sets: Lemon Zest
  • Paper: Tutti-Frutti DSP, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight
  • Ink: Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight
  • SU Tools: Lemon Builder Punch, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch
  • Finishing Touch: Lemon Lime Twist 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon, Tutti-Frutti Sequins

 

Refreshing Birthday Card featuring #LemonZest, #TuttiFrutti, #Birthday, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp

 

I would like to submit my card to the following challenges. Please check them out and play along with me:

Before You Go!

 

I hope you enjoyed this post! If you did, please:

  • Leave me a comment! Which “secret” are you going to try?
  • Don’t forget to visit my Gallery for lots of ideas, and…
  • Follow me on Pinterest and Facebook.
  • Want to know what’s new with SU? Check out What’s New.

When placing an order, don’t forget that:

  • You can earn FREE products with my SS Rewards.
  • Need ideas to get your order over the top for these Freebies? Then,

Thanks for coming to my blog today! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me any time.  Until next time, have fun in your craft room!

 

DIY List of Stampin’ Up! Products

 

 

 

Stippled Blossoms Are Falling For You and Retro Rubber

Beautiful Floral Card Featuring #StippledBlossoms, #FallingForYou, #Anniversary, #Wedding, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp

 

We have a great challenge for you over at Retro Rubber – it’s a Tic Tac Toe challenge! The design team came up with some great cards so I hope you will go take a look. Stippled Blossoms is a gorgeous stamp set that came out with the 2012-2013 Annual Catalog and is perfect for making the anniversary card I wanted to make for my son and daughter-in-law, who are celebrating their very first anniversary soon. Their wedding venue was an outdoor “barn” setting and the flowers were very much like the ones in this designer paper. Score!! Finally, the sentiment is from Falling for You, which was released in the 2017 Occasions catalog, and has such a pretty font. Perfect together, don’t you think?

 

 

 

My Secrets to Making This Stippled Blossoms Project
  • The floral image from Stippled Blossoms is a two step process. I tried Blushing Bride for the background color first and it wasn’t the color I was going for. Then, I tried Sweet Sugarplum and it wasn’t right either. For my third attempt, I combined those two colors and absolutely love how they turned out together! It’s so easy to combine colors when you are using the Stamparatus.
  • My secret for using the Stamparatus with clear mount stamps is using a small piece of window sheet. I  place it over the area where I want to stamp, then ink up the stamp and stamp onto the windhow sheet to test if it’s lined up exactly where I want it. If it’s not, I adjust the paper below window sheet to exactly where it will line up with the image on the paper, then remove the window sheet and stamp away! Works beautifully so give it a go!

 

Quick List of Stampin’ Up! Products
  • Stamp Sets: Stippled Blossoms, Falling for You
  • Paper: Petal Promenade DSP, Wood Textures DSP Stack, Mossy Meadow, Shimmery White, Window Sheets
  • Ink: Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum, Fresh Fig, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow
  • SU Tools: Stamparatus, Stitched Labels Framelits, Non-SU: Stitched Circles Dies
  • Finishing Touch: Glitter Enamel Dots, Fresh Fig 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon, Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes

 

I would like to submit my card to the following challenges. Please check them out and play along with me:

 

Now, it’s your turn! Please stop by and check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration over at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog then get your much-loved older stamps out and play along! Only one stamp needs to be older than a year. Don’t forget to tell us how long you have had the stamps you used.

 

Before You Go!

 

 

I hope you enjoyed this post! If you did, please:

  • Leave me a comment! Which “secret” are you going to try?
  • Don’t forget to visit my Gallery for lots of ideas, and…
  • Follow me on Pinterest and Facebook.
  • Want to know what’s new with SU? Check out What’s New.

When placing an order, don’t forget that:

  • You can earn FREE products with my SS Rewards.
  • Need ideas to get your order over the top for these Freebies? Then,

Thanks for coming to my blog today! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me any time.  Until next time, have fun in your craft room!

 

DIY List of Stampin’ Up! Products

 

Stippled Blossoms Clear Stamp Set

Stippled Blossoms Clear Stamp Set
[126747]
$18.95

Falling For You Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Falling For You Clear-Mount Stamp Set
[143109]
$21.00

Stamparatus

$49.00