Many years ago, my sister (-in-law), Judy, Retired2stamp, invited me to a Stampin' Up Party. I was drawn to the 6X6 recipe card swap our local group was doing and had wanted to scrapbook too. I wasn't really interested in card making because I had witnessed my brother (in-law) Ed fold up a handmade card and put it in his pocket. I almost fainted and I didn't even make the card. But after a few parties, I was hooked and now make more cards than I had ever thought I would. My most recent passions are ATCs, tags & altered art. As you look through my blog I hope you can see how I've grown in my crafting ability!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Happy Birthday Wishes II

This card is a variation of my last post. The white card stock is 1/4" less than an A2 card then its mounted on a single layer of Old Olive cut to the A2 size.  It was my project for my Stampin' Up Party in March.  On this card, the front and inside of the card were the same size so the flower wasn't half punched out of the card front...did you get that??  I stamped the grass all the way across, added a ribbon and moved the punched sentiment to the center.  And no, that isn't designer paper on the bottom!!  It's a letterpress technique but more about that later.  

Here's a better view of how the flower was punched out of the front of the card.  I stamped in on another piece of white card stock and punched it out, then lined it up so it shows perfectly through the front of the card.  Again the center of the flower is cooper glitter.  There is also a sentiment on the inside.

My SU demo, Jeannette Kinney, who I must say is an awesome demo.  She is a perfectionist and her projects are always creative and well...perfect.  Jeannette came up with adding the letterpressed card stock to the bottom of the card.  The letterpress plate was inked really good with White Craft then we layered Daffodil Delight card stock on top.  Place them between the plates and ran it through the Big Shot.  You need to let it dry a little before placing it on the card.  Doesn't it look like DSP?  My guests also did a technique card to take with them for future reference.

Supplies:  Card stock - GP White, SU Old Olive & Daffodil Delight. Stamp - Punch Bunch;  Ink - SU Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, White Craft, Basic Black


  1. Great card and I love the letterpress. Time to get mine out. LOL

  2. Very pretty card! I can't give mine away. lol.

  3. Birth gifts is the most expensive to who get this whether it is important or not to him/her. It shows the love to ward them.

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