Broadway Bound Happy Birthday Cards for the Q is for Quad Alphabet Challenge

We have a great challenge for you at the Alphabet Challenge! Lesley is our host and has chosen “Quad” Cards. If you need an interpretation for that term, (it really just means 4 of anything), you can see all of the wonderful inspiration cards over there. I thought of another “Q” – Quilts! My cards for you today show the Quilted Stack and Cut technique to make cards that are so much fun and really quite easy.

 

Stack & Cut Cards Featuring #StitchedAllAround, #HappyBirthdayThinlit, #BroadwayBound, #Quilt, #StackAndCut, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp

Stack & Cut Cards Featuring #StitchedAllAround, #HappyBirthdayThinlit, #BroadwayBound, #Quilt, #StackAndCut, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp

Stack & Cut Cards Featuring #StitchedAllAround, #HappyBirthdayThinlit, #BroadwayBound, #Quilt, #StackAndCut, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp

 

My Secrets to Making These Happy Birthday Projects

  • I have made these Quilt Stack and Cut cards before  – a Wreath card HERE and Holiday cards HERE . This time the cards are for birthdays so you can make a bunch and have them ready to go whenever you need them.
  • These cards have different dimensions than the A2 cards made previously. The first two above have the following dimensions:
    • Card Base: 6 1/4″ x 9″ Cardstock, scored at 4 1/2″.
    • Cardstock Layer: 4 1/4″ x 6″. Secret: I find it much easier to adhere the DSP to the cardstock and then cut 😉
    • DSP: Take the coordinating DSP that you want to use and cut to 4″ x 5 3/4″. Then, cut them again into quarters. Mine were cut at the 2 1/2″ mark on the 4″ side and 4″ on the other. Secret: You can also cut them at angles asymmetrically (such as “hills and valleys”) – just cut them together so they will all be the same. Make sure that the side of the DSP you want to use is on top before you cut!
    • The Black & Gold Card is basically the same except the card base is larger: 7″ x 10″ and scored at 5″. Then, a layer of Whisper White was added before the panel was adhered.
  • Once you have your DSP cut, start playing with them and mix ’em up. Don’t forget DSP has TWO sides!
  • After you’re satisfied and have adhered them onto the cardstock layer, start the fun part – add your sentiments, embellishments, etc.

 

Product List

Tags & Labels Framelits Dies

Tags & Labels Framelits Dies
[138282]
$27.00

Non-SU: Spellbinders Majestic Oval Nestabilities Die

 

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There’s Labels to Love for a Thanksgiving Card with Cardz 4 Galz

It’s time for a new challenge over at Cardz 4 Galz – “Pumpkins” – which is such a timely theme this time of year, don’t you think? I remembered a thinlit that I bought at the end of the holiday catalog season last year and hadn’t used it, Patterned Pumpkins. That catalog also had a very pretty Autumn designer paper, Painted Autumn and thought it was wonderful for this card! Labels to Love stamp set is a very versatile holiday stamp set and is still available in the Annual Catalog.

 

Thanksgiving Card Featuring #LabelsToLove, #PatternedPumpkinsThinlits, #StitchedSeasons, #Thanksgiving, #Holiday, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp

 

My Secrets to Making This Labels to Love Project

  • Using some retired cardstock, ink and DSP made this card bright and cheerful for Thanksgiving!
  • I cut the pumpkin out twice, once in Tangerine Tango and another in Peekabo Peach and layered them together.

 

Product Spotlight

Great Stamp Set that is so versatile for the holidays! It also coordinates with the Everyday Label Punch – LOVE that!

 

 

Product List

Peekaboo Peach 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Peekaboo Peach 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
[141417]
$8.00

Tangerine Tango 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Tangerine Tango 8-1/2″ X 11″ Card Stock
[111349]
$8.00

Regals Enamel Shapes

Regals Enamel Shapes
[141681]
$9.00


I am submitting this card to the following challenges and hope you will look at their wonderful designs then play along as well:

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Pretty Botanical Bliss Card for Just Because Challenge at the Stinkin’ Inkers

It’s November?! That can only mean one thing – time for a new challenge at Stinkin’ Inkers! The challenge is perfect – “Just Because – Create a card or project for a friend, anniversary, wedding, etc.” I absolutely love making cards that can be used for any occasion and had just gotten the beautiful Botanical Bliss stamp set and its coordinating dies, Botanical Tags Thinlits. What better time to use it!

 

Delicate Friendship Card Featuring #BotanicalBliss, #BotanicalTags, #TinTile, #AllOccasion, #JustBecause, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp

Delicate Friendship Card Featuring #BotanicalBliss, #BotanicalTags, #TinTile, #AllOccasion, #JustBecause, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp

 

My Secrets to Making This Botanical Bliss Project

  • My Secret to making this card was using Frosted White Shimmer Paint all over the Tranquil Textures DSP. I lightly rubbed it over the DSP with a Dauber Sponge and let it dry. I absolutely LOVE how it turned out!
  • The tag was made by first cutting out the 2 1/2′ x 6″ Night of Navy cardstock with the tag from Botanical Tags, carefully cutting it down to 2″ with my Stampin’ Trimmer, then flagging the end with the Banner Triple Punch.
  • White Velvet Paper was cut with flower thinlit, then adhered to the DSP with Tombow Glue that was dabbed on with a Stampin’ Sponge.

 

Product Spotlight

Botanical Bliss Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Classy, fresh, and delicate images. * Quantity: 11 rubber stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, c, h
Botanical Tags Thinlits Dies
Create great die-cut botanical tags in record time with Thinlits dies and the Big Shot. The medallion and flower dies also have Edgelits that can separate the die image to be used as a separate piece on a project. The Edgelits were designed to be longer than the tag piece to ensure the image is cut completely.
* 6 dies
* Largest die: 2-1/8″ x 1-7/8″ (5.4 x 4.8 cm)

 

Product List

 

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Pleasant Pheasants Thanksgiving Card for Hand Stamped Sentiments

It’s time for another fun challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments, using Stampin’ Up! colors, Merry Merlot, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie or something close to them. Aren’t they wonderful together? Autumn is the perfect season to pair them and we can’t wait to see what you make! I used the brand new Pleasant Pheasants stamp set, as well as the beautiful patterned paper, Country Lane designer series paper (Holiday Catalog). The two toned ribbon was the perfect touch along with the intricate leaves from Stitched Seasons Thinlits.

 

Thanksgiving Card Featuring #PleasantPheasants, #StitchedSeasons, #Thanksgiving, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp

 

My Secrets to Making This Pleasant Pheasants Project

  • This card came together easily with this great stamp set. The coloring of the wheelbarrow was done with Stampin’ Blends, then enhanced with watercolor pencils.

 

Product Spotlight

Beautiful and natural stamp set! Perfect for Fall or Thanksgiving!!

Product List


I am submitting this card to the following challenges and hope you will look at their wonderful designs then play along as well:

Before You Go!

 

I hope you enjoyed my card today! 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.

Ready to place an order? Don’t forget:

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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!