I wanted to make a quick, easy birthday card with the Piece of Cake Bundle. While the card is still pretty easy and kept a clean appeal, it wasn’t quite as quick as I had planned. My card pulls together three new products from Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Occasions Catalog – the Piece of Cake Bundle, the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set and the Rectangles Stitched Framelits Dies. What fun! Here’s my card:
- Fun Layout. I’ve seen 1,001 cards lately where the creator randomly stamps a sentiment in a background collage – over and over in different intensities of ink. I don’t know where this style originated, but I love it. I stamped “TIME TO CELEBRATE!” over and over in the lower, right corner of the white panel on this card. There are three intensities of Smoky Slate (fully inked, stamped off once and stamped off twice) that make this collage of gray sentiments. The collage would be rather drab (except for the celebrating part) without the gorgeous cake over it. I stamped the cake and pedestal with Basic Black ink and colored the flowers, leaves and decorative accents with a mix of Stampin’ Write Markers and a Blender Pen to give different shades of the same colors. Here’s a closer look:With a scrap of vellum leftover from Thursday’s project, I cropped a 2-1/4″ circle of Vellum Cardstock to frame my cake and give a hazy peekaboo at the collage of words behind it.
- Three New Products. My card features three new products you need from the upcoming 2019 Occasions Catalog – the gorgeous cake and stand are from the Piece of Cake Bundle. I love punches and use them as often as I can. The Piece of Cake Bundle was a no-brainer for me when I was placing my Demonstrator pre-order. Here’s a look at the elements of the Piece of Cake Bundle:Yesterday I shared a project off the front cover of the 2019 Occasions Catalog that showcases a great sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set. The fun celebratory sentiment on today’s card comes from this stamp set, too:The stitched Grapefruit Grove rectangle that creates a frame around my focal image is the largest of the rectangle layers in the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies. Here’s a look at this must-have Framelits:
- Sweet Color Combination. Now that I’ve started making Spring-themed cards, I’ve started moving toward soft, sweet color combinations. Who wants to celebrate their birthday with a Cajun Craze and Garden Green cake? Now that I say it, I realize it’s still cake (and I wouldn’t turn it down), but Grapefruit Grove flowers are super-sweet. If you like this combination of Pear Pizzazz, Grapefruit Grove and Smoky Slate, please save this:I shared this picture above, but I think it’s worth looking at it again to appreciate how this combination of colors works together:
Bundles: Piece of Cake Stamp Sets: Piece of Cake, Itty Bitty Birthdays Papers: Smoky Slate, Grapefruit Grove, Pear Pizzazz, Vellum Cardstock, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White Inks: Smoky Slate, Stampin’ Write Markers (Grapefruit Grove, Pear Pizzazz, Pineapple Punch, Smoky Slate) Accessories: Cake Builder Punch, 2-1/4″ Circle punch, Blender Pen, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you like my sweet, simple card. I had loads of fun making it.
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Product Shares and Designer Series Paper Swatch Books. With the release of each catalog, I offer product shares and swatch books. It’s fun to share these new products with you. I’m scheduled to release these after Christmas, but I might share them earlier. 🙂 If you’ve ordered shares or swatch books from me in the past year, you’ll receive an email from me when the details are released. If you haven’t recently purchased shares but would like to receive an email when they are shared, please email me.
Year-End Closeout & Other Information
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