Crafting Forever -- Just A Note

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Today's post provides the how-to's for creating one of the cards designed for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Crafting Forever stamp set.  To see a line up of all the Stampin' Up! artists who participated in the hop, click here.  To begin the hop, click here.

When I saw the Crafting Forever stamp set in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog, I was immediately drawn to two of the stamp images:  the set of three pens and the container of paintbrushes.  This is because these images evoke strong memories of my parents and their respective creative talents.  The pens image reminds me of the custom pens my father created using his lathe and the container of paintbrushes reminds me of the wide variety of painting that my mother accomplished throughout her life.  

My father used many different types of substances to craft pens on the lathe.  He also turned bowls, made finials for Christmas ornaments, made salt and pepper grinders, and bottle stoppers.  In addition, he was a skilled furniture craftsman and woodworker.  My parent's home, my home, and the homes of all of my brothers and sisters (there are 6 of us) contain ample evidence of his skill.  On days when I'm missing my father intensely, it's a comfort to see his work around me, remember him at work in his workshop, and hear his voice in my heart. 

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This card begins with a card base of Early Espresso cardstock.  A panel of Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper was stamped with the group of pens image from the Crafting Forever stamp set using Early Espresso ink.  I began at the center of the panel and then stamped above and below the center image.  Then I stamped slightly above and to the right of the center image and then above and below that image.  Finally, I stamped the pens slightly above and to the left of the center image and then above and below that image.  The panel was adhered at the center of a slightly larger piece of Cajun Craze cardstock.

A strip of Early Espresso cardstock, with banner tails cut into the left end of the strip, was adhered near the bottom of the Designer Series Paper panel with the bottom edge of the banner strip 3/4" above the bottom edge of the paper and the right edge of the banner strip aligned flush with the right edge of the Cajun Craze panel.  A piece of Burlap ribbon, with banner tails cut into the left end, was adhered near the end of the Early Espresso banner strip with the banner tail of the Burlap ribbon offset to the right of the Early Espresso banner tail.  A Mini Glue Dot was used to adhere the Burlap ribbon to the Early Espresso strip.

A strip of Very Vanilla cardstock was stamped with the "Just a Note" greeting from the Better Together stamp set using Early Espresso ink.  The greeting was stamped toward the right end of the strip and banner tails were cut into the left end of the strip.  The strip was adhered along the center of the Burlap ribbon with the banner tail of the cardstock offset to the banner tails of the Burlap ribbon by 1/4".  Mini Glue Dots were used to adhere the cardstock to the ribbon.  A small piece of Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon was wrapped around the right end of the Very Vanilla cardstock strip and Burlap ribbon with the ends of the Ombre ribbon adhered behind the Burlap ribbon.  (Note that the left end of the Burlap ribbon is adhered to the Early Espresso strip, so work from the right end of the Burlap ribbon.)  Fold the right end of the Burlap ribbon under the Cajun Craze cardstock and adhere.  Adhere the completed panel at the center of the card base.

Stamp the pens image on Cajun Craze cardstock using Early Espresso ink.  Using Paper Snips, cut the pens from the cardstock.  Adhere the fountain pen (has the pointed tip with the slit at the tip) to the card front so that the tip of the pen points to the "J" in "Just" and the body of the pen adhered to the card front using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.  The remaining two pens are used for the inside sentiment area of the card.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  A thin strip of Cajun Craze cardstock was adhered behind the bottom edge of a strip of Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.  This strip was adhered along the top edge of the liner.  The "Hello, let's talk soon" sentiment, from the Better Together stamp set, was stamped near the upper center of the liner using Early Espresso ink.  The remaining two pens cut out from the Cajun Craze cardstock were adhered vertically at the lower right corner of the liner.  (Note that the area between the pocket clip and pen body for each pen was removed using an X-Acto Knife.)

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The pens image was stamped repeatedly on the back flap of the Medium Very Vanilla Envelope using Early Espresso ink.  The first image was stamped at the center of the flap just below the fold line and then stamped again immediately above the first image.  The image was stamped above and to the right of the first image and above and to the left of the first image.  Finally, the image was stamped slightly below and to the left of the row of images to the right of the center image and then immediately above the image.  This process was repeated for the images along the right end of the envelope flap.

Here in Florida we are anxiously watching Hurricane Irma, preparing for the worst, and hoping for the best.  Living along the East Coast of Florida means that this is a part of life for us.  It doesn't make it any easier to deal with when the time comes, it just means that we prepare accordingly.  So now it's time to get back to the preparing.  

Card Measurements -- 

Cajun Craze:  4-1/8" x 5-3/8", 2" x 3", 3/8" x 4"; Early Espresso:  7/8" x 3-7/8", 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Very Vanilla:  3/8" x 3-1/4", 4" x 5-1/4"; Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper:  4" x 5-1/4", 1/2" x 4"; Burlap ribbon:  4-1/4"; Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon:  2"

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Crafting Forever, Better Together; Inks:  Early Espresso; Cardstock:  Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  Painted Autumn; Embellishments:  Burlap ribbon, Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips; Other:  Medium Very Vanilla Envelope


Stamp Review Crew -- Crafting Forever

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Crafting Forever stamp set.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

The Stamp Review Crew is an international group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who gather for a blog hop the first and third Mondays of the month to review a single stamp set.  The number of participants varies from hop to hop, but the ideas are plentiful as we take a stamp set through its paces.  By the time you've traveled through the hop, you are sure to find a number of innovative ways to use the featured stamp set.  So sit back, relax, and get ready to start pinning ideas to your Pinterest board!

To see the line up of artists for this week's hop, click here.  If you've already joined the hop and are traveling forward, you've arrived from Bronwyn's blog where you were presented with an amazing project to inspire your creativity.  If you're traveling backwards through the hop, you've seen Cindy's project and are ready to CASE! (Copy And Share Everything)

I have three projects to share with you.

Since the greeting for this card mentions "cut out", I thought it would be a good idea to cut out the focal point.  This cut out comes from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack.

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Supplies I used for this project -- 

Stamps:  Crafting Forever; Inks:  Basic Black Archival; Cardstock:  Basic Gray, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White, Silver Foil Sheets; Designer Series Paper:  Fresh Florals Stack; Embellishments:  Silver Metallic Edge ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Lots of Labels Framelits; Non-Stampin' Up!:  Staz-On Jet Black ink, X-Acto Knife

I really like the trio of pens images in this stamp set.  They remind me of the pens my father used to make on his lathe.

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Supplies I used for this project -- 

Stamps:  Crafting Forever, Better Together; Inks:  Early Espresso; Cardstock:  Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  Painted Autumn; Embellishments:  Burlap ribbon, Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips; Non-Stampin' Up!:  X-Acto Knife

The reason I bought this stamp set is the jar of paintbrushes.  Every time I see or use a paintbrush I think of my Mom.  Most of the decorations in my home were painted by my Mom (and most of those items that are made of wood were built by my Dad).

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Supplies I used for this project -- 

Stamps:  Crafting Forever; Inks:  Basic Black Archival, Berry Burst, Crumb Cake, Lemon Lime Twist, Night of Navy, Sahara Sand, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Tranquil Tide, Versamark; Cardstock:  Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Night of Navy, Soft Sky, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Naturally Eclectic; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Blender Pens, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits

I'll be sharing the how-to's for these projects very soon, so be sure to return to see the liners for the inside sentiment areas for each of these projects and the coordinating decorated envelopes.  

Be sure to visit all the stops on this week's hop to find more ideas for using the images included in the Crafting Forever stamp set for your projects.  Just click on the NEXT or PREVIOUS buttons below to continue.

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Here's the listing of all the artists on the hop:

  1. Yapha Mason 
  2. Sue Plote 
  3. Tanya Boser 
  4. Nikki Spencer 
  5. Martha Inchley 
  6. Rochelle Blok 
  7. Linda Callahan 
  8. Kelly Kent   
  9. Mike Funke
  10. Charlet Mallett 
  11. Bronwyn Eastley
  12. Mickey Roberts
  13. Cindy Elam 
  14. Adriana Benitez 
  15. Heidi Baks
  16. Nancy Smith

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Carols of Christmas -- Deck the Halls Take 2

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I hope that you've had a chance to look over the Holiday Catalog.  With so many great new products, it's a little overwhelming to make a decision, isn't it?  I know I had that problem.  If you haven't had a chance to look at the Holiday Catalog, you can find it at the right sidebar of this blog page.  If you'd like a paper copy and live in the United States, I'd love to send you one.  Please e-mail me using the link on the right sidebar and I'll get one to you.

The Carols of Christmas stamp set was an early release from the Holiday Catalog and there have been lots of ideas out in the blog-o-sphere using this stamp set and the coordinating Card Front Builder Thinlits dies for the Big Shot.  Here's a card I designed for my August Stamp Clubs that features the Carols of Christmas stamp set.  This card uses the same design as the previous card made using this greeting (click here to see that card).  The difference is the background and the embellishments.  

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This card begins with a card base of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  A panel of Whisper White cardstock was randomly stamped with the poinsettia flower using Cherry Cobbler ink.  The small leaf stamp was stamped next to each of the flowers using Garden Green ink.  Be sure to move the leaf around the flowers so that it's not in the same general place for every flower.

Note that the leaf stamp has a space between the two leaf and single leaf sides of the stamp so that the leaves can sit on either side of a flower petal.  Since this is a red rubber stamp set, many of my stamp club members were concerned that they could not see where they placed the leaf stamp.  For this project, I advised them to note where the space was on the stamp label, then identify a flower petal to "surround", and just stamp.  While this was a creative stretch for many of them, they soon realized that as long as the leaves were near the flower, everything was OK.  Especially after they completed the card front.  This is because once the focal point is placed on the card front, the background is just that -- background.

The background panel was matted with a slightly larger panel of Garden Green cardstock.  The two panels were adhered at the center of the card front.

The "Deck The Halls" greeting was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Garden Green ink.  The flourished straight line image was stamped above "Deck" and below "Halls" using Cherry Cobbler ink.  The greeting was die cut with the Big Shot using the largest of the square Stitched Shapes Framelits.  The greeting was matted with a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock die cut with the Big Shot using the largest of the scalloped squares from the Layering Squares Framelits.  A piece of Gold 1/8" ribbon was folded in half and adhered behind the Cherry Cobbler mat so that the ends of the ribbon extend below the greeting.  The greeting was adhered at the upper center of the card front with the top, left, and right edges of the scalloped die cut 3/8" from the top, left, and right edges of the Whisper White background panel.

A piece of Gold 1/8" ribbon was tied into a bow and adhered at the upper center of the scalloped square mat using a rolled up Mini Glue Dot.  Paper Snips were used to trim the ends of the Gold ribbon extending below the greeting.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The poinsettia flower was stamped three times at the upper left and lower right corners of the liner using Cherry Cobbler ink.  The leaf image was stamped near each of the flowers using Garden Green ink.  The "Best Wishes for the Season" sentiment from the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set was stamped near the upper center of the liner using Garden Green ink.

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The poinsettia flower was randomly stamped across the flap of the Medium Whisper White Envelope using Cherry Cobbler ink.  The leaf image was stamped next to each flower using Garden Green ink.  [Tip:  Place a scrap piece of paper between the envelope flap and the body of the envelope to ensure that the stamping occurs only on the envelope flap.]

When you're thinking about making Christmas cards, it sometimes becomes a difficult decision whether to use one stamp set and make all the cards exactly the same (which can become tedious if you need to make a large number of cards) OR to purchase multiple stamp sets to make a variety of cards.  If you look at both of my Deck the Halls cards, you can see that the same colors were used for cardstock and ink for both cards; the Layering Squares Framelits and Stitched Shapes Framelits were used for both cards.  The background for the first card features an embossed panel vs the stamped background shown for this card.  The embellishment for the first card uses the Card Front Builder Thinlits to die cut the holly pieces and the second card features Gold ribbon.  Small changes, but a big difference in the look of each card.  

My message?  If you want to contain your costs for Christmas cards, do your research.  Use Pinterest, Google searches, Splitcoast Stampers, etc. to see all the great projects using the stamp set you're interested in to decide whether it will lend itself to the kind of variety that will ensure that the cards you make meet your vision of the kind of greetings you want to send your friends and family.

Card Measurements -- 

Cherry Cobbler:  5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" along the 8-1/2" length; Garden Green:  4" x 5-1/4"; Whisper White:  4" x 4", 3-3/4" x 5", 4" x 5-1/4"; Gold 1/8" ribbon:  2 @ 6" each

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Carols of Christmas, Holly Berry Happiness; Inks:  Garden Green, Real Red; Cardstock:  Garden Green, Real Red, Whisper White; Embellishments:  Gold 1/8" ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Layering Squares Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope


Snowflake Sentiments -- Wrapped in the Warmth of Christmas

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Today's a big day in the Stampin' Up! world.  It's the debut of the Holiday Catalog!  Therefore, today's post is a card I designed for a 3-2-1 Stamp Team full card swap using items from the Holiday Catalog.

My BFF, Terry, is a HUGE fan of snowflakes as she grew up in the Northeast.  She also attends my Christmas card classes each year; so I look for an item from the Holiday Catalog that features snowflakes.  This year's Holiday Catalog has a few items that feature snowflakes and you'll find them in the card below.

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This card begins with a card base of Old Olive.  A panel of Real Red cardstock, slightly smaller than the card front, was adhered at the center of the card front.

A piece of Whisper White cardstock was stamped with the label outline image from the Labels to Love stamp set using Old Olive ink.  The "Wrapped in the Warmth of Christmas" sentiment, from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set was stamped at the center of the label image using Real Red ink.  The 1/8" handheld circle punch was used to punch holes just inside the label outline at the center right and left edges of the label image.  Then the label image was punched from the cardstock with the Everyday Label punch.  A piece of Red Mini Tinsel Trim was folded in half and inserted into the hole at one side of the punched label, the ends threaded through the hole on the opposite side, and the loop snugged up against the cardstock.  This process was repeated for the opposite side of the label.  Stampin' Dimensionals were adhered at the back of the label.

A panel of Shimmery White cardstock was embossed with the Big Shot using the Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The greeting label was adhered at the center of the embossed snowflake, the ends of the Mini Tinsel Trim folded to the back of the embossed cardstock, and the Tinsel Trim adhered to the back of the cardstock with Mini Glue Dots.  The embossed cardstock was adhered at the center of the card front using Foam Adhesive Strips (an alternate would be Stampin' Dimensionals; however, I like the Foam Adhesive Strips when raising a panel this large on a card front because the foam used for the foam strips doesn't compact as easily as the foam used for the Stampin' Dimensionals).

The large and small snowflake thinlits, from the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits, were used to die cut Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper with the Big Shot:  three large snowflakes and three small snowflakes.  A small snowflake was adhered at the center of a large snowflake with a Mini Glue Dot to create three snowflake embellishments.  These embellishments were adhered to the card front using Mini Glue Dots placed at the back of the large snowflake.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The "May the miracle of Christmas fill your heart with joy." sentiment, from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set,  was stamped near the upper center of the liner using Old Olive ink.  The three snowflake image, also from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set, was stamped above and below the sentiment using Real Red ink.  

The large snowflake thinlit was used to die cut Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper with the Big Shot.  This snowflake was adhered near the upper left corner of the liner with a Mini Glue Dot.

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The "Merry Christmas from our family to yours" greeting, from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set, was stamped near the upper center of the envelope flap of the Medium Whisper White Envelope using Old Olive ink.  The three snowflake image was stamped below the greeting using Real Red ink.

I can't wait to show Terry this card.  The large snowflake embossed on Shimmery White cardstock is really beautiful--the photo just doesn't capture the sparkle embedded into the cardstock.  

You can find the Holiday Catalog along the right sidebar of this blog post.  Be sure to check out all the great new products for Fall, Halloween, Christmas, and Winter.  What's your favorite?

Card Measurements -- 

Real Red:  4-1/8" x 5-3/8"; Old Olive:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Shimmery White:  4" x 5-1/4"; Whisper White:  2" x 3", 4" x 5-1/4"; Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper:  3 @ 1-1/4" x 2-1/2", 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"; Mini Tinsel Trim Combo Pack (Red):  2 @ 5-1/2"

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Snowflake Sentiments, Labels to Love; Inks:  Old Olive, Real Red; Cardstock:  Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White, Shimmery White, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper; Embellishments:  Mini Tinsel Trim Combo Pack; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots, Foam Adhesive Strips; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Everyday Label punch, 1/8" handheld circle punch, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Multipurpose Platform, Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits, Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Embossing Folder; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope


Window Shopping -- Make A Wish

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Today's post provides the how-to's for creating one of the cards designed for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Window Shopping stamp set.  To see a line up of all the Stampin' Up! artists who participated in the hop, click here.  To begin the hop, click here.

Since this blog hop features the Window Shopping stamp set, I wanted to make a card that featured a window.  

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I created the window from a piece of Gold Foil Sheets using the Stampin' Trimmer to cut the windows.  It's a bit of a process, so an alternate way to create the windows would be to use the 1-3/8" square framelit from the Layering Squares Framelits.  However, if you want to try the Stampin' Trimmer, here's how you do it (I would suggest trying this on a piece of scrap paper first):

  1. Cut a piece of Gold Foil Sheets to 3-1/2" x 3-1/2"
  2. Place the paper on the trimmer (the trimmer has the cutting strip on the left) so that the left side of the paper resides along the 1/4" mark (just a smidge beyond the left side of the cutting strip)
  3. Using the vertical ruler on the blade slide, insert the blade tip at the 1/4" mark and move the blade up to the 1-3/4" mark and lift the blade slide
  4. Leaving the paper in place, move the blade to the 1-7/8" mark on the vertical ruler and put the blade slide back down, pressing the blade into the paper
  5. Slide the blade up to the 3-1/4" mark and lift the blade slide
  6. Turn the paper 90 degrees and repeat steps 2 through 5
  7. Turn the paper 90 degrees and repeat steps 2 through 5
  8. Turn the paper 90 degrees and repeat steps 2 through 5

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Place a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut to 3-7/16" x 3-7/16" centered under the window.  Using a pencil, mark the corners of each window.  (You can see that I missed a corner...)

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Place strips of ribbon along the Whisper White cardstock as shown.  I used Fast Fuse to adhere the ribbon to the cardstock.  Crushed Curry Mini Chevron ribbon was placed first, then Island Indigo Ombre ribbon, then Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon, then Calypso Coral Ombre ribbon, and then a second strip of Island Indigo ribbon.  This process covers the top two windows.  Repeat the process for the bottom two windows.

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Using the candles thinlit from the Window Box Thinlits, die cut four pieces of Bermuda Bay cardstock with the Big Shot.  Adhere the four panels over the ribbon strips using Mini Glue Dots placed at the back of each corner of each panel.

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Trim the ribbons along the right and left edges of the combined Bermuda Bay panels.  Place the window over the Bermuda Bay panels using Mini Glue Dots adhered behind each corner of the window.

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Mat the window focal point with a slightly larger piece of Basic Black cardstock.

The card base is Crushed Curry cardstock.  Apply Pick A Pattern Washi Tape to the card front with the arrow tape placed first with the bottom edge of the tape 1/4" from the bottom edge of the card front, the wide dots second with the bottom edge of the tape flush with the top edge of the arrow tape, and the narrow vertical stripe tape flush with the top edge of the wide dots tape.  [Tip:  The easiest way to line up the tape is to use Grid Paper.  I've shown how this is done with the envelope flap below.]  Using Paper Snips, trim the tape flush with the right and left edges of the card front.  Adhere the window to the card front with the edges of the matted window 3/8" from the top, left, and right edges of the card front.

Using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, stamp the "Make A Wish" greeting on Whisper White cardstock.  Punch the greeting from the cardstock using the Classic Label punch.  Punch a piece of Basic Black cardstock with the Classic Label punch and cut in half vertically.  Adhere one half of the cut label behind the left side of the greeting with 1/8" of the Basic Black label extending beyond the left side of the greeting label.  Adhere the remaining half of the cut label behind the right side of the greeting with 1/8" of the Basic Black label extending beyond the right side of the greeting label.  Adhere the matted greeting label at the center of the window using Mini Glue Dots.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The Pick A Pattern Washi tape was adhered along the lower area of the liner with the bottom edge of the arrow tape 1/4" from the bottom edge of the liner and repeating the process used for the card front.

Stamp the "Happy Birthday" greeting near the upper center of the liner using Bermuda Bay ink.  Using Stampin' Write Markers, color the small birthday cake stamp using Dapper Denim for the cupcake paper, Calypso Coral for the icing, Lemon Lime Twist for the candle base, and Crushed Curry for the candle flame.  Stamp the cupcake to the left of the "H" in "Happy", reink the stamp, and stamp again to the right of the "Y" in "Happy".

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The Pick A Pattern Washi Tape was adhered along the back flap of the Medium Whisper White Envelope.  The photo below shows how the tape was applied to the envelope flap using Grid Paper to assist with lining up the tape.  

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Once the tape is applied to the envelope flap, use Paper Snips to trim the tape along the edges of the envelope flap.

I really like the graphic look of this card.  It's not a style that I use very often as I prefer softer, more fluid styles.  The great thing about this card is that it can be used for any age or gender birthday so it's a great "generic" card to have around when you need a card quickly.

Card Measurements -- 

Crushed Curry:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Bermuda Bay:  4 @ 1-5/8" x 1-5/8"; Basic Black:  3-5/8" x 3-5/8", 3/4" x 3"; Whisper White:  3/4" x 3", 3-7/16" x 3-7/16", 4" x 5-1/4"; Gold Foil Sheets:  3-1/2" x 3-1/2"; Crushed Curry Mini Chevron ribbon:  2 @ 4"; Calypso Coral Ombre ribbon:  2@ 4"; Island Indigo Ombre ribbon:  4 @ 4"; Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon:  2 @ 4"

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Window Shopping; Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Bermuda Bay; Stampin' Write Markers:  Regals (Crushed Curry), Subtles (Calypso Coral), 2017-2019 In Color (Lemon Lime Twist), 2016-2018 In Color (Dapper Denim); Cardstock:  Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Gold Foil Sheets; Embellishments:  Pick A Pattern Washi tape, Crushed Curry Mini Chevron ribbon, Calypso Coral Ombre ribbon, Island Indigo Ombre ribbon, Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Grid Paper, Classic Label punch, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform & Precision Base Plate, Window Box Thinlits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope