Vintage Birthday Card using Itty Bitty Birthdays and Tea Together Stamp Sets by Stampin' Up!


We are ready for a new challenge at Make My Monday and I promise you will love this one, “Make It Krafty,” which was chosen by our talented fearless leader, Caz! I don’t make cards from Kraft cardstock much but, when I do, I wish I did it more. I get a vintage feel from this paper so I went all out vintage, using the small floral stamp from Tea Together and a simple sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays to make Crumb Cake cardstock that was embossed with the new Country Floral embossing folder take the spotlight. This is a new embossing folder, which is part of the Second Sale-A-Bration release. There is always the possibility that it will be sold out so get it while you can! The embossing is 3D with multiple levels of embossing. I hope you can see them in my photo but you really need to see it for yourself!


Vintage Birthday Card using Itty Bitty Birthdays and Tea Together Stamp Sets by Stampin' Up!


My Secrets to Making This Project

  • The secret for this card was using the embossing folder on Crumb Cake cardstock, then distressing it with Crumb Cake ink with a dauber. I added Frost White Shimmer Paint over the entire layer, then adding more Crumb Cake ink for more depth of distressing.
  • The rose from Tea Together was colored with several watercolor pencils, then adding Clear Wink of Stella for some sparkle. Love it!
  • The Grapefruit Grove Foil Sheets came with 8 sheets, 4 each of Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick, another great color! Unfortunately, the latest news is that they were so popular that they are all sold out. 🙁
  • Making a banner from a strip of cardstock or design paper is pretty easy without a punch or die. Once your paper is cut to the width you desire, make a cut into it at the halfway point (I eyeball it but you can measure it as well) then cut to the end of that cut from each corner.

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Country Floral Embossing Folder – gift choice with $50 order Create beautiful floral backgrounds with this Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Just place flat cardstock in this embossing folder, run it through the Big Shot, and out comes cardstock with a bold textured design. * 1 folder * 4-1/2″ x 6-3/16″ (11.4 x 15.7 cm)


All Adorned Stamp set – gift choice with $50 order
Create backgrounds and more with these graceful designs.
Photopolymer stamps
Are totally transparent for perfect image placement.
Have just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time.
Quantity: 8 photopolymer stamps


Painted Season Bundle – stamp set and Designer Paper – gift choice with $100 order
Natural images that you can stamp in different colors to recreate different seasons. Bundle includes Designer Series Paper for easy coordination.
7-piece Distinktive cling stamp set
Hand-painted imagery for each season
12 sheets: 3 each of 4 double-sided designs
12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
Acid free/Lignin free
Coordinating colors: Call Me Clover, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Grapefruit Grove, Lemon Lime Twist,
Mango Melody, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White

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