Happy Birthday Bright Card Using Lucky Elephant from Stampin’ Up!

By Debbie Mageed, Lucky Elephant, Birthday Bright, Stampin Up

 

I have a Fast Friday post for you today. My daughter is home after finishing her college semester and I have been enjoying having her so much that I have not been crafting at all this week. I did have this card to show you though! Lucky Elephant was one of those stamp sets that I just had to have because I love elephants so much! The sentiment that goes with it is “Good Luck” and my daughter told me that the elephant’s trunk going up means exactly that. I didn’t know that!

 

It’s All in the Details

  • My card was super easy to make! I used the beautiful Moroccan DSP, layered with Very Vanilla cardstock and adhered to Delightful Dijon cardstock after wrapped black baker’s twine and tying it in a bow.
  • The elephant stamp was inked up in Basic Gray onto Very Vanilla cardstock. I also stamped him in Delightful Dijon and cut out the little blanket thing (Sorry, I don’t know what that’s called!! Anyone have a clue?) It was then adhered to the elephant. I did end up adding a little bit of accent with the Basic Gray watercolor pencil to the elephant.
  • Then, the “Big” sentiment was inked in Delightful Dijon and stamped to the card front. That layer was then adhered to the card base.
  • The “Celebrate” sentiment was inked up with Memento Black ink, then the banner stamp was inked up and stamped. I think it’s easier to do it in that order instead of the other way around, but you do it the way it works for you! The banner was cropped out and popped up with dimensionals.
  • The Finishing Touch was adding pearls to the elephant for a fun little detail.By Debbie Mageed, Lucky Elephant, Birthday Bright, Stampin Up
  • INSIDE: I had lots of fun stamping the inside of the card with more stamps from Birthday Bright in Basic Gray and Delightful Dijon inks.

 

Quick List of Stampin’ Up! Products

  • Stamp Sets: Lucky Elephant, Birthday Bright
  • Paper: Moroccan DSP, Delightful Dijon, Very Vanilla
  • Ink: Basic Gray, Delightful Dijon, Memento Black Ink
  • SU Tools: Bunch of Banners Framelits, Watercolor Pencils
  • Finishing Touch: Basic Pearls

 

The Male Room “Many Legs” challenge is perfect for my card! I hope you will check out the great cards from the design team then play along with me!

Thanks for coming to my blog today and hope you will leave me a comment! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me any time. Want to know what’s new with SU?  Check out my What’s New on the menu. Until next time, have fun in your craft room!

 

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Using Button Buddies for a Fun New Retro Rubber Challenge

By Debbie Mageed, Button Buddies, All Things Thanks, Stampin Up

 

Are you all ready for another fun challenge? We have a fun one for you! How long has it been since you pulled your favorite buttons out of your stash and featured them on a beautiful card? It’s pretty rare to see them these days but that’s exactly why we are asking you to use them on your next card. I used Button Buddies, which came out in the 2011 annual catalog, the very year I joined Stampin’ Up! I bought it because of  all the cute images, but can you believe that this is the very first time I used it! Oh, how I love our challenges! You get to show some love to the stamps that got lost in your stash. I combined it with All Things Thanks, a brand new stamp set featured in the current Occasions catalog.

 

 

It’s All in the Details

  • This card starts with a card base of Tempting Turquoise, one of my favorites but definitely  doesn’t get used enough!
  • I chose two pattern of DSP from Fiesta DSP pack, cut them to layer onto Whisper White. I found some 1/8″ Pumpkin Pie Taffeta Ribbon that looked great on the second DSP layer. Once it was secured, these layers were adhered together then to the card base.
  • The focal image was stamped twice, once in Tempting Turquoise and again in Garden Green. The Garden Green image was cut with the Stitched Oval Framelit. Then, the Tempting Turquoise vase was fussy cut and adhered to the Garden Green image. My retired buttons from the first edition of Designer buttons were glued down. These buttons are so cute but I just can’t get a good photo of them due to their finish. Melon Mambo Enamel Dots were put into the flower centers, then the entire image was popped up on dimensionals and placed onto the card base.
  • The sentiment from All Things Thanks was stamped in Tempting Turquoise and punched with the Modern Label Punch. Enamel Dots were placed and adhered.
  • Finishing Touch: I couldn’t resist adding just a few sequins from the Metallic Sequin Assortment.

 

Quick List of Stampin’ Up! Products

  • Stamp Sets: Button Buddies, All Things Thanks
  • Paper: Festive Birthday DSP, Tempting Turquoise, Thick Whisper White
  • Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Garden Green
  • SU Tools: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Modern Label Punch
  • Finishing Touch: Brights Enamel Shapes, Metallics Sequin Assortment, Brights Designer Buttons, Pumpkin Pie 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon

 

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! Please READ the Challenge Guidelines below to be eligible to win. The challenge closes on Friday, May 5th.

Challenge Guidelines

  • We require stamps older than one year. New papers/dies are great – but you must use at least one stamp older than a year and describe the age in your blog post.
  • Post your new creation to your blog or online gallery.  No back-linking prior to the beginning date of the challenge.
  • Feel free to combine our challenge with others but in order to be eligible as one of our Top Five winners, you may not have submitted your project to more than 10 total.

Thanks for coming to my blog today and hope you will leave me a comment! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me any time. Want to know what’s new with SU?  Check out my What’s New on the menu. Until next time, have fun in your craft room!

 

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