Happy Birthday Gorgeous -- Happy Birthday Gift Bag

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Today's post provides the how-to's for creating one of the projects designed for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Happy Birthday Gorgeous 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.

Good things come in small packages.  Right?  Well, the small thing inside this decorated gift bag must be pretty special -- or better yet, the person receiving the gift is pretty special.  I think it should always be the person.

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This decorated gift bag is created with the Gift Bag Punch Board using a piece of Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper featuring Berry Burst foil.  The paper was punched and scored to create a Medium Gift Bag (including punching the holes at the top of the bag).  Thread a length of Whisper White Classic Weave ribbon through the holes punched at the top of the gift bag beginning at the top left, going in and out the holes around the top edge of the bag and exiting at the top right of the bag.  Tie the ribbon in a bow at the top front of the bag, snugging the top edges of the bag together. 

Seven balloons were created to decorate the front of the gift bag:

Four pieces of Whisper White cardstock were stamped with the dotted balloon shape and the outline balloon images:

  1. Using Soft Sky ink for the dotted balloon image and the brush tip of the Soft Sky Stampin' Write Marker for the balloon outline image (excluding the "Hooray" word inside the outline)
  2. Using Berry Burst ink for the dotted balloon image and the brush tip of the Berry Burst Stampin' Write Marker for the balloon outline image (excluding the "Hooray" word inside the outline)
  3. Using Lemon Lime Twist ink for the dotted balloon image and the brush tip of the Lemon Lime Twist Stampin' Write Marker for the balloon outline image (excluding the "Hooray" word inside the outline)
  4. Using Powder Pink ink for the dotted balloon image and Berry Burst ink for the balloon outline image (this time including the "Hooray" word inside the outline)
  5. All of the balloons were punched with the smaller balloon side of the Balloon Bouquet punch
  6. A piece of Whisper White Baker's Twine was adhered behind the neck of each balloon using a Mini Glue Dot

The remaining three balloons were stamped with the dotted balloon shape and the outline balloon images:

  1. A piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock using Lemon Lime Twist ink for the dotted balloon image and the brush tip of the Lemon Lime Twist Stampin' Write Marker for the balloon outline image (excluding the "Hooray" word inside the outline)
  2. A piece of Soft Sky cardstock using Soft Sky ink for the dotted balloon image and the brush tip of the Soft Sky Stampin' Write Marker for the balloon outline image (excluding the "Hooray" word inside the outline)
  3. A piece of Powder Pink cardstock using Powder Pink ink for the dotted balloon image and the brush tip of the Berry Burst Stampin' Write Marker for the balloon outline image (excluding the "Hooray" word inside the outline)
  4. All of the balloons were punched with the smaller balloon side of the Balloon Bouquet punch
  5. A piece of Whisper White Baker's Twine was adhered behind the neck of each balloon using a Mini Glue Dot

Adhere all but one of the dotted balloons and the "Hooray" balloon in a "bouquet" on the upper half of the bag front using Mini Glue Dots allowing the balloon strings to hang down the center of the bag. Adhere the remaining two balloons with a Stampin' Dimensional, one on each side of the bouquet.

Stamp the "Happy Birthday" greeting on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Punch the stamped image using the Everyday Label punch.  Mat the punched image with Powder Pink cardstock using the Everyday Label punch and the following process:

  1. Punch two pieces of Powder Pink cardstock with the Everyday Label punch
  2. Cut the rounded ends off the right and left sides of one of the punched pieces of cardstock and then cut the modified punched shape in half horizontally to create two long rectangles with notches at the top left and right and bottom left and right corners
  3. Apply adhesive along the horizontal cut edges and place the piece with the notches at the top left and right corners behind the stamped punched shape so that the top, left, and right edges of the Powder Pink cardstock is slightly above the top, left, and right edges of the stamped punched shape
  4. Place the piece with the notches at the bottom left and right corners behind the stamped punched shape so that the bottom, left, and right edges of the Powder Pink cardstock is slightly below the bottom, left, and right edges of the stamped punched shape
  5. Cut the second Powder Pink punched shape in half vertically
  6. For each Powder Pink half, cut the top and bottom notches from the shape in a horizontal line from the edge of the notch closest to the rounded end toward the cut line at the center
  7. Apply adhesive to each Powder Pink half along the vertical cut line.  Place the Powder Pink half with the rounded edge on the left behind the rounded left of the stamped punched image so that the rounded edge and the short vertical area to each side of the rounded edge extend slightly beyond the left side of the stamped punched image
  8. Place the Powder Pink half with the rounded edge on the right behind the rounded right of the stamped punched image so that the rounded edge and the short vertical area to each side of the rounded edge extend slightly beyond the right side of the stamped punched image

Adhere the greeting below the balloon bouquet using Stampin' Dimensionals placed behind each corner of the matted label making sure the balloon strings are tucked behind the center of the label.

With all the numbered instructions, you may think that this project might be challenging.  It's really very easy because the punches do all the work!

Project Measurements -- 

Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper:  7-1/2" x 11"; Lemon Lime Twist:  1-3/4" x 2"; Powder Pink:  1-3/4" x 2", 2 @ 2" x 3"; Soft Sky:  1-3/4" x 2"; Whisper White:  2" x 3", 4 @ 1-3/4" x 2"; Whisper White Classic Weave Ribbon:  20"; Whisper White Baker's Twine:  7 @ 6" each

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Supplies I used to make this project -- 

Stamps:  Happy Birthday Gorgeous; Inks:  Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Soft Sky, Memento Tuxedo Black; Stampin' Write Markers:  Subtles (Soft Sky), 2017-2019 In Color (Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist); Cardstock:  Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Soft Sky, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Foil Frenzy Specialty; Embellishments:  Whisper White Classic Weave Ribbon, Whisper White Baker's Twine; Adhesives:  Tear & Tape, SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Balloon Bouquet punch, Everyday Label punch, Gift Bag Punch Board


Stamp Review Crew -- Happy Birthday Gorgeous

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Happy Birthday Gorgeous 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 Lou'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 Charlet's project and are ready to CASE! (Copy And Share Everything)

I have three projects to share with you.  (I'll apologize up front for the photos--I'm transitioning to a different photo editing software and there's a bit of a learning curve to overcome...)

One of the first things that drew me to this stamp set was the fonts used for the greetings and sentiments.  I just love the fun curls and elongated letters -- they just evoke happy feelings.  The suite of products associated with this stamp set includes the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Happy Birthday Thinlits die for the Big Shot.  So many possibilities!!

I love sparkly and shiny, so the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper is just perfect when I need to make a statement with my projects.  For my first project, I used a sheet of the Berry Burst foil embossed paper.  The combination of the bright color with the Kraft background is so fun!

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Happy Birthday Gorgeous; Inks:  Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Soft Sky, Memento Tuxedo Black; Stampin' Write Markers:  Subtles (Soft Sky); 2017-2019 In Color (Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist); Cardstock:  Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Soft Sky, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Foil Frenzy Specialty; Embellishments:  Whisper White Classic Weave ribbon, Whisper White Baker's Twine; Adhesives:  Tear & Tape, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Gift Bag Punch Board, Balloon Bouquet punch, Everyday Label punch

My second project features a couple of the fun flower images included with the stamp set.

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Happy Birthday Gorgeous; Inks:  Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Island Indigo, Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango, Versamark; Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White; Embellishments:  Bermuda Bay Mini Chevron ribbon; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Classic Label punch

My final project features the Happy Birthday Thinlits die for the Big Shot as the focal point for the card.  I'm sorry to admit that most of the birthday cards I send arrive late.  I just hope that the recipients know that the love is always there in the forefront of my mind.  The shimmer you see in the diamond pattern on the card front comes from Shimmery White Embossing Paste.

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Happy Birthday Gorgeous; Inks:  Emerald Envy, Night of Navy, Peekaboo Peach; Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Peekaboo Peach, Soft Sky, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Naturally Eclectic; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Mini Glue Dots, Sizzix Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Classic Label punch, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Palette Knives, Shimmery White Embossing Paste, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Happy Birthday Thinlits

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 Happy Birthday Gorgeous 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. Kelly Kent  
  2. Holly Krautkremer 
  3. Cindy Elam 
  4. Stesha Bloodhart 
  5. Lou Kitzelman 
  6. Mickey Roberts 
  7. Charlet Mallett 
  8. Tanya Boser    
  9. Linda Callahan 

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Bubble Over -- Thank You

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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 Bubble Over 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.

So many of the cards you see today feature a watercolor wash of some kind for the background.  I really like the soft look and the interest you can create by mixing colors, textures, and techniques.  For this card, I used emboss resist on watercolor paper that was washed with color created using a reinker.

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This card begins with a piece of watercolor paper swiped with the Embossing Buddy and then randomly stamped with the doodle circle image from the Bubble Over stamp set using Versamark ink.  The small heart image was stamped inside the doodle circles, also using Versamark ink.  The stamped images were covered with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder and the excess tapped back into the container.  Then the embossing powder was melted with the Heat Tool.

Five to seven drops of Calypso Coral re-inker was added to about 3 tablespoons of water (I used an empty plastic button container) and stirred well with the Aquapainter.  Then the fun begins:

  1. The embossed watercolor paper was lightly spritzed with water
  2. A wet Aquapainter was dipped into the Calypso Coral and water mixture and then brushed across the watercolor paper to cover the paper.  The Aquapainter was repeatedly dipped into clear water and then into the reinker/water mixture and brushed across the watercolor paper until the desired color was achieved.  Note that the color will dry slightly lighter than it appears wet
  3. A damp Aquapainter was dipped into the reinker-water mixture and holding the brush tip over the watercolor paper, the brush was tapped lightly with the fingertip of the other hand to splatter drops of ink randomly over the watercolor paper.  Note that some drops will be larger than others.  In addition, be aware that the splatter will likely stray from the paper to adjacent areas of your work surface
  4. Clean the brush and then wet the brush with clear water and repeat the splatter process over the watercolor paper
  5. Allow the paper to dry
  6. Rub a clean, dry paper towel over the embossed areas of the watercolor paper to remove any ink from the clear embossing

The focal point was created with a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock die cut with the Big Shot using the larger rounded end label framelit from the Bottles & Bubbles Framelits and placing the larger cut out die across the inside center of the framelit to create cut-outs in the rounded ends of the label.  A piece of Basic Gray shimmer ribbon from the Shimmer Ribbon Combo Pack (a Sale-A-Bration item that will only be available for a couple more days...) was threaded through the cut outs, wrapped around the center of the watercolor paper, and the ribbon knotted to the left of the front of the watercolor paper.  If necessary, Mini Glue Dots can be placed behind the Calypso Coral cardstock to hold it in place.

The watercolor paper was matted with a slightly larger piece of Basic Gray cardstock and then adhered at the center of the card front.  The card base is made with Thick Whisper White cardstock.

A piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock was die cut with the Big Shot using the smaller round end label framelit.  The die cut was adhered over the center of the Calypso Coral label using Stampin' Dimensionals.  A piece of Basic Gray cardstock was die cut with the Big Shot using the flattened bottle cap framelit and the die cut adhered at the center of the Whisper White label.  The "Thank You" greeting was stamped on a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock using Calypso Coral ink and punched out with the 3/4" circle punch.  The punched greeting was adhered at the center of the bottle cap die cut.

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The doodle circle image was randomly stamped along the left side of the inside sentiment area of the card using Basic Gray ink.  The heart image was stamped inside the doodle circles using Calypso Coral ink.  

A piece of Calypso Coral cardstock was die cut with the Big Shot using the larger rounded end label and adhered at the upper center of the inside sentiment area.  The "Your Kindness is most Refreshing" sentiment was stamped on a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock and die cut with the Big Shot using the smaller rounded end label.  The Whisper White label was adhered at the center of the Calypso Coral label.

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The doodle circle image was randomly stamped across the flap of the Medium Whisper White Envelope using Basic Gray ink.  [Tip:  Place a scrap of paper between the envelope flap and the body of the envelope to contain the stamped images to the envelope flap.]  The heart image was stamped inside the doodle circles using Calypso Coral ink.

I hope that you'll consider creating your own watercolor wash backgrounds for your creative projects.  As you can see with this card, you probably already have all you need to begin the process.

As a reminder, Sale-A-Bration ends on Saturday, March 31st.  So now is the time to place your qualifying order to be able to earn those remaining items on your Sale-A-Bration Wish List for FREE.

Card Measurements -- 

Thick Whisper White:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2"; Basic Gray:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8", 1-1/2" x 1-1/2"; Calypso Coral:  1-1/2" x 1-3/4"; Watercolor Paper:  3-3/4" x 5"; Shimmer Ribbon Combo Pack (Basic Gray):  12"

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Bubble Over; Inks:  Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Calypso Coral Reinker, Versamark; Cardstock:  Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Thick Whisper White, Watercolor Paper; Embellishments:  Shimmer Ribbon Combo Pack (Basic Gray) (Sale-A-Bration); Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Aquapainter, 3/4" circle punch, Embossing Buddy, Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Bottles & Bubbles Framelits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope


Bubble Over -- Birthday Brew Bottle Tag

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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 Bubble Over 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 Bubble Over stamp set and coordinating Bottles & Bubbles Framelits, I thought of bottle tags.  The great thing about gift tags of any kind is that they don't need to be complicated or fussy--they just need to be appropriate to the gift and/or gift packaging.  With the popularity of micro-brews--the unique names, flavors, and tastes, and the fun colors and labels of the bottles and bottle labels--you could have some creative fun making bottle gift tags.

For this bottle gift tag, I went with the only brew bottle I had in the house that wasn't for a traditional American brew (which is pretty much all my husband will drink).  We actually have this bottle because our local restaurant uses them for their house salad dressing and we keep forgetting to take it with us to get it refilled.  However, this bottle began it's life as a brew bottle from the Grolsch Brewery for their Premium Lager.

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The bottle tag begins with a 3" x 6" piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock scored at 2-1/8" along the 6" length.  A corner rounder punch (3/16" Retired) was used to round the corners of the tag.  The bubbles image, from the Bubble Over stamp set, was randomly stamped over the tag using Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Lemon Lime Twist inks.  

A strip of Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration) was matted with a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock with the right and left edges of the Designer Series Paper flush with the right and left edges of the cardstock and the cardstock just a smidge wider than the strip of Designer Series Paper.  The panel was adhered across the tag front with the right and left edges of the panel flush with the right and left edges of the tag and the bottom of the panel 3/4" from the bottom edge of the tag.

The small bottle image was stamped on Whisper White cardstock with Lemon Lime Twist ink and then on another piece of Whisper White cardstock using Bermuda Bay ink.  The bottles were die cut with the Big Shot using the corresponding small bottle framelit.  The small bottle bottle cap framelit was used to die cut two bottle caps from Daffodil Delight cardstock.  The bottle caps were adhered at the top of the bottles using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.

The "Have a Birthday Brew" image was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Bermuda Bay ink and die cut with the Big Shot using the small 6-sided label die.  The label was adhered to the Lemon Lime Twist bottle over the label area of the bottle.  The doodle circle image was stamped on Whisper White cardstock using Lemon Lime Twist ink and the heart image stamped inside the circle using Calypso Coral ink.  The images were die cut with the Big Shot using the small 6-sided label and the label adhered to the Bermuda Bay bottle over the label area of the bottle.  The bottles were adhered to the left side of the tag with the Lemon Lime Twist bottle slightly overlapping the Bermuda Bay bottle and the bottoms of the bottles 1/4" above the bottom edge of the tag.

A hole was punched near the top edge of the tag using the 1-3/4" circle punch with the top edge of the circle 5/8" from the top edge of the tag.  Paper Snips were used to cut a diagonal slit from the top of the tag into the top of the circle to facilitate placing and removing the tag.  A length of Lemon Lime Twist Mini Striped Ribbon was wrapped around the top neck of the bottle and tied into a bow.

As a reminder, there are only a few days left to earn your FREE Sale-A-Bration items so NOW is the time to place your order.  After March 31st, the Sale-A-Bration exclusive items will be gone for good (with the exception of the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the Celebrate You Thinlits which will return in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog in June).

Project Measurements -- 

Thick Whisper White:  3" x 6" scored at 2-1/8" along the 6" length; Whisper White:  3 @ 1-1/2" x 3-1/2"; Daffodil Delight:  1" x 1-1/2"; Calypso Coral:  1-3/16" x 3"; Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper:  1-1/8" x 3"; Lemon Lime Twist Mini Stripe Ribbon:  17-1/2"

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Project Supplies -- 

Stamps:  Bubble Over; Inks:  Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist; Cardstock:  Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Thick Whisper White, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Bubbles & Fizz (Sale-A-Bration); Embellishments:  Lemon Lime Twist Mini Striped Ribbon; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Multipurpose Liquid; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, 3/16" Corner Rounder (Retired), 1-3/4" circle punch, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Bottles & Bubbles Framelits; Non-Stampin' Up!:  Grolsch Bottle


Inky Friends Design Challenge #4 -- Beautiful Bouquet

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Welcome to Inky Friends Design Challenge #4.  Every 4th Friday of the month a new design challenge is posted.  This time we are using a color combo of Blushing Bride, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, and Pool Party.  

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Using page 79 of the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog for color inspiration, I created a birthday card using a stamp set that I purchased soon after the Annual Catalog went live last June but hadn't used yet.  This project includes one of the great Sale-A-Bration items, the Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper (one of the many great items you can earn for FREE with a qualifying order of $50 USD in Stampin' Up! merchandise).

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This card begins with a card base of Pear Pizzazz cardstock.  A panel of Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper was brayered with Pool Party ink.  To do this, roll the Sponge Brayer forward over the Pool Party ink pad repeatedly and then roll the brayer across the Designer Series Paper in a forward and backward motion (like the letter "M" or "W") beginning off the edge of the paper and ending off the edge of the paper.  Re-ink the sponge brayer, and repeat the process until the white areas of the Designer Series Paper is covered in Pool Party ink.  Lightly rub a dry paper towel over the Designer Series Paper to remove the ink from the Silver embossed areas of the Designer Series Paper and to burnish the ink into the glossy white area of the Designer Series Paper.  The Designer Series Paper was matted with a slightly larger piece of Marina Mist cardstock and then adhered at the center of the card front.

The large spray of small flowers image from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set was stamped three times across the center of the Delicate White Doily using Blushing Bride, Marina Mist, and Pool Party inks (cleaning the stamp at each change of color).  The doily was adhered at the upper center of the Designer Series Paper with the top, left, and right edges of the doily 1/4" from the top, left, and right edges of the Designer Series Paper.

A piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock was die cut with the Big Shot using the bouquet of stems thinlit from the Bouquet Bunch Framelits and adhered over the doily.  A scrap of Marina Mist cardstock was die cut with the Big Shot using the ribbon wrap thinlit and adhered at the neck of the bouquet of stems.

The small 6-petal flower was stamped 6 times on scraps of Whisper White cardstock using Pool Party ink for two flowers, Blushing Bride ink for two flowers and Marina Mist ink for two flowers.  The flowers were die cut with the Big Shot using the corresponding framelit from the Bouquet Bunch Framelits.

The large 6-petal flower was stamped 5 times on scraps of Whisper White cardstock using Blushing Bride ink for two flowers, Marina Mist ink for two flowers, and Pool Party ink for one flower.  The flower center image was stamped at the centers of each of the flowers using the corresponding ink color for each flower.  The flowers were die cut with the Big Shot using the corresponding framelit from the Bouquet Bunch Framelits.

The flowers were arranged over the bouquet of stems and adhered using Mini Glue Dots and Stampin' Dimensionals.  A tiny bow made with Silver 1/8" ribbon was adhered over the ribbon wrap die at the neck of the bouquet of stems using a rolled up Mini Glue Dot.

The "Happy Birthday" greeting was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Marina Mist ink.  A banner tail was cut into the left side of the greeting using Paper Snips.  The greeting was matted with a slightly larger piece of Marina Mist cardstock (also including the banner tail) with the right sides of the banners flush.  The greeting was adhered at the lower right corner of the Designer Series Paper with the bottom edge of the banner 1/2" above the bottom edge of the Designer Series Paper.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The three branch stem with two leaves image was stamped at the lower left corner of the liner using Pear Pizzazz ink.  The spray of 4-petal flowers image was stamped over the top of the stem using Blushing Bride ink.  The "I couldn't have picked a better friend than you" sentiment was stamped at the upper center of the liner using Pool Party ink.

A thin strip of Marina Mist cardstock was adhered behind the top edge of a strip of Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper brayered with Pool Party ink.  The strips were adhered along the bottom edge of the liner.

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The three branch stem with two leaves image was stamped at the lower left corner of the Medium Whisper White Envelope using Pear Pizzazz ink.  The spray of 4-petal flowers image was stamped over the top of the stem using Blushing Bride ink.  The "Happy Birthday" greeting was stamped near the bottom edge of the stem using Marina Mist ink.

Are you inspired to create with this color combination??  I hope so!  And when you do, please share your creation with the Inky Friends!  Each challenge will run for two weeks and at the end we'll pick a winning project.  Here's how it works:

  1. Every 4th Friday of the month a new sketch can be found on the Inky Friends blog by clicking HERE
  2. Because this is a color challenge, the colors you must use are Blushing Bride, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, and Pool Party (you can use compatible colors and add neutrals as needed)
  3. Create something new that has not been posted before
  4. Post your creation on your blog or online gallery and please provide a link back to our challenge to the Inky Friends blog – provide a direct link to your project or post to the Linky which you can find at the END of our Inky Friends blog post
  5. YOU HAVE TWO WEEKS TO PLAY ALONG – then the challenge will be closed and WE PICK A WINNER – it could be you!

I can't wait to see what you'll make!

Robertssiggy

Card Measurements --

Marina Mist:  4" x 5-1/4", 1" x 1", 7/8" x 2-1/4", 3/8" x 4"; Pear Pizzazz:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length, 3" x 4"; Whisper White:  11 @ 2" x 2", 4" x 5-1/4"; Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8", 3/4" x 4"; Ribbon:  6"

Supplies I used to make this card --

Stamps:  Beautiful Bouquet; Inks:  Blushing Bride, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party; Cardstock:  Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Springtime Foils Specialty; Embellishments:  Silver 1/8" ribbon, Delicate White Doilies; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Multipurpose Liquid, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Sponge Brayers, Big Shot w/Magnetic Plate, Bouquet Bunch Framelits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope