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Happy Birthday To You For Sale A Bration’s Last Day

Hello Stamping Friends,

Hostess code for the next couple of weeks:  RH4REUGF

The party’s over now….. (almost)

It’s time to call it a day…..(until next year)

They’ve sold out my pretty products…. (not quite all)

And taken my stamps away…………..( at midnight tonight)

Aren’t we cheerful this morning…..sheesh…. the new catalog is only two months away…

I know, Sal, but Sale A Bration is my absolute favorite time of the year and today is the last day to order and earn something free! It is so fun to see stampers excited about getting something they love for free!

Today we will focus on a set I passed over in my first order, the Happy Birthday To You set.

I saw a card on Tina Wardell’s blog:  tinascraftyinkspot.com and had a new appreciation for the beautiful flowers.  I had focused on the cake and thought it was more of a wedding cake than a birthday cake – and it would work well for a wedding- but when you use only the flowers for the outside of the card it is stunning as a birthday card.  Here is Tina’s video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqctK_KjjG8

The card has the birthday cake popped up on the inside with beautiful flowers on the outside.  I changed a few things to suit my liking.  I used matching colors for the base and the flowers and then used the little dots in the same stamp set and versa mark to decorate the edge of the base.

The inside has the cake popping up!  I used our Pearlized Doilies (#146936) for the base of the cake.   You can’t see it here, but the cake actually has a matching cake mirrored image on its other side. The pop up technique and making a mirror image of the cake are both in Tina’s video.  Our Silicone Craft Sheet (#127853) works beautifully to stamp the image -twice (a stamparatus is a must) and then place your white cardstock on the silicone sheet and rub-rub-rub.

Recipe

  • Card Base:  Rich Razzleberry  5 1/2 X  8 1/2  Scored at 4 1/4
  • Layer:  Daffodil Delight  3 1/4 X 4 5/8
  • Top:   Whisper White  3 1/4 X 4 1/2  Cut to 4 3/8 X 3 with Rectangle Stitched Framelit
  • Cakes & Flowers:  Make 3;  Whisper White 3 X 4 1/4
  • Pop Up Strips:  Make 2;   1/4 X 2 1/2 scored at 1/4″ on only one end
  • Leaves:  Old Olive  2 1/4 X 5 1/2, make six leaves-the framelit makes two at a time, sponge edges
  • Sprigs:  Daffodil Delight  2 X 2, make two sprigs-the framelit makes two at a time
  • One Pearlized Doily
  • Three sequins
  • Inside Greeting:  Whisper White  2 3/4 X 2, stamp and then punch with Pretty Label Punch
  • Border for Greeting:  Daffodil Delight  2 3/4 X 2, Punch with Pretty Label Punch, cut in half to mount behind the greeting.
  • Stampin’ Blends:  Lt & Dk Rich Razzleberry, Dk Daffodil Delight, Lt & Dk Old Olive, Lt Balmy Blue-cake shadows, Dk Smoky Slate-cake base
  • Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black, Versa Mark
  • Birthday Dies

To make our time at club more efficient,  I made card kits with the Rich Razzleberry/Daffodil Delight, Real Red/Black, Bermuda Bay/Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo/Highland Heather.  There was a lot of coloring on the flower images so I chose colors based on the Stampin’ Blends that I have.  It worked really well and stampers could all be coloring at the same time.  Check out their beautiful creations:

 

 

Wendy chose to do red and black and Jo made the flirty flamingo and purple:

    

Havi made the Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight:

   

Thank you for sharing your cards, ladies!  They are all beautiful.  Which is your favorite?

I think I like the red roses best, but I really like pink with the purple, but blue is …. hmmm undecided! 

While you can still get free products, it is a great time to stock up on your papers and inks and glue and glue dots and especially those retiring In Colors:

The ink refills always sell out first followed by the ink pads and paper.

How are you doing with your time away from social life?  May I offer a diversion?

There are several kits in the catalog that would be great to wile-a-way the hours:

From the annual catalog pages 200-203:

From the Mini Catalog Page 59-60:

The catalog just doesn’t do justice to these kits.  The cards turn out so nice and the envelopes are like icing on a cake!

Paper Pumpkin sent out a sneak peak video for the month of April.  Considering what we are going through with this coronavirus pandemic it is a great time to send notes to your family and friends:  Click on this image for a short ad:

What is nice about Paper Pumpkin is the ability to suspend shipments until the months you want them.  For example, last year I bought the 3-month subscription during Sale A Bration to get a free product but suspended the kits from shipping until September, October and November so I would have holiday cards.

I will take a paper inventory this afternoon to see if I need to stock any papers, especially the retiring In Colors.  Here is a pdf and Excel file for the inventory sheet I use:

Color Inventory Chart 19-20 Excel File

Color Inventory Chart 19-20  PDF File

Hostess code for the next couple of weeks:  RH4REUGF

Please take care to be very very safe and take some time to craft!

SAL,  Sad And Lonely – NOT  I have stamps!

Karen

PS- No calendar with events for April and May.  I am expecting our first clubs will resume in June.  (Yay-new catalog!)

 

 

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