Breaking Out the Red Glimmer Paper!

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I am in LOVE with the Red Glimmer Paper, so I hoard it. I use it sparingly because I have 1 sheet left and if for some reason it’s ever discontinued, I will be sure to have ONE SHEET LEFT! I suppose Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to use something I love to make a special card for someone I love.

This is a clean and simple card that I made using the Ciao Baby stamp set from the Spring 2013 catalog. It coordinates with the Petite Curly Label Punch, which was FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration. I also got the Pretty Petites stamp free from SAB to coordinate with the punch.

The base is Crumb Cake card stock, layered with Early Espresso and Urban Oasis Designer Series Paper (retired). That pack of paper is one of my all time top 10 favorites–it’s beautiful. Good thing it’s a Digital Download available for My Digital Studio now!

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For the focal point, I used Early Espresso Baker’s Twine and knotted both ends in a double knot, attaching it to the card with mini glue dots. Then, I colored direct to stamp with Early Espresso and Real Red Markers, and stamped on Whisper White card stock. I punched them out with the Petite Curly Punch.

The hearts are punched from the Red Glimmer Paper using the Heart to Heart Punch. I attached everything to the card on top of the Baker’s Twine with stampin dimensionals.

Recordable Stampin’ Sound Card {Happy Birthday Grandma}

I made this card for my Grandmother’s 78th birthday. I know it’s not very grandma-ish but I think she’ll like it because there’s a surprise inside!

This card is a Recordable Stampin’ Sound Card. As the name implies, you can record your voice, music, a song, or any type of greeting. Some things to note about this product:

■ Card measures 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”
■ Fits into our Padded Envelopes
■ White
■ Cover with Designer Series Paper or Card Stock and embellish
■ Record a message up to 10 seconds
■ Includes play, record, and lock features to ensure message is set

Here is the inside of the card. I stamped “Happy Birthday” from Bring on the Cake and colored it in with different color Markers. My daughter recorded the message.

To record your message, (1) simply flip the black switch on the side of the card to “on”, (2) press and hold “record”, (3) record your greeting (up to 10 seconds long), (4) let go of the record button, (5) then set the black switch to “off” to lock your message.

The supplies used are the same as the card I posted yesterday. I covered the front with Early Espresso card stock and patterned paper from American Crafts.

The cake is stamped with Early Espresso ink, the candles colored direct to stamp with various color Markers, and paper pieced using the AC Patterned Paper.

I used the paper piercer around the border of the Whisper White layer, matted with Early Espresso card stock. Then, I attached Daffodil Delight Pom Pom Trim all around the card stock with Tombow Mono Multi Glue. A double layer of Stampin Dimensionals attaches it to the card base.

To give the cake a little more dimension, I used Crystal Effects to highlight the dots on the patterned paper.

Bring on the Cake Birthday Card with Pom Pom Trim

I LOVE the Bring on the Cake stamp set and there are so many images that look great embossed. Here, I used the “Happy Birthday” stamp, with Chocolate Chip Craft ink and heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. Then, I colored in the letters using Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Certainly Celery, and Pumpkin Pie Markers.

The buttons play off the paper and ink colors: Daffodil Delight and Old Olive from the Designer Buttons Brights Collection and a clear heart from Bitty Buttons. I cut out a Melon Mambo heart and attached it to the back of the clear button to make it look pink. All the buttons are threaded with white string. I colored one of the strings with Melon Mambo Marker to give a pop of color. Tiny Glue Dots secure the buttons to the card stock.

For the card base, I used Early Espresso card stock and American Crafts Patterned paper. The Daffodil Delight Pom Pom Trim was attached along the lower edge of Early Espresso card stock with Tombow Mono Multi Glue. Just run a bead of glue, lay the pom pom trim down and press lightly until it sticks. That layer is attached to the base with Stampin Dimensionals.

Inside, I used 2 more sentiments from Bring on the Cake, stamped in Early Espresso ink and colored in with Markers. I used some of the patterned paper and Melon Mambo card stock inside to match the front.

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