When Things Don’t Go Quite As Expected – The Paper Players 345

Clean and Simple – Butterflies is Nance’s theme this week over at The Paper Players. It seems simple enough. And clear. You can’t miss the “Clean and Simple” part. So how did I end up making THIS card??

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What can I say, Nance?? (Insert sheepish grin) I guess I have a problem with directions?? lol. I think I just focused on the word “butterflies” and everything else went to the back burner. I’m not quite sure I could get much further away from the “clean and simple” concept!¬†But I adore how the card turned out and thought it pretty funny, I hope you folks don’t throw me out ūüôā

Dimensions:

  • Tonight of Navy card base¬†cut to 4 1/4‚Ä≥ x 11‚Ä≥, scored at 5 1/2‚Ä≥
  • Calypso Coral¬†card stock cut to 4‚Ä≥ x 5 1/4‚Ä≥
  • Delightful Daisy¬†Designer Series Paper cut to 3 7/8‚Ä≥ x 5 1/8‚Ä≥

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Details:

  • This floral pattern is my absolute FAVORITE pattern in the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper. Again, the coordination of products does my work for me. The Night of Navy pattern in the small die cut butterfly pops against the Calypso Coral design of the larger die cut butterfly and both pull the colors out of the floral pattern paper magnificently.
  • I added a simple vellum die cut circle behind the butterfly to give the busy patterns of the butterfly some separation from the busy pattern below.
  • And then I couldn’t help myself and pulled out Gold Metallic Thread to add some more ‘pop’ to my card.¬†I have struggled with using this fine metallic thread but came up with a trick this time that I am passing on to you to use or not. I turned the large die cut butterfly over and adhered two small glue dots to the back of the wings, one one each side, where they wouldn’t be seen from the front. Next,¬†I wrapped the thread around my four fingers several times, four to six times,¬†and then snipped the end. Finally,¬†I carefully pulled my looped thread off my hand and, holding on to the loops from the two sides of my “circle”, I laid the grouping of thread across each of the glue dots, pushing in to make sure they held. Once they were secure, I added another glue dot on top¬†to secure them more firmly.¬†I used my Piercing Tool to separate the loops and make them look random.
  • I used one gold faceted Gem in the center of the butterfly to coordinate with my gold thread. Just lovely, I think!

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  • I love the soft romantic feel of the font in the happy birthday sentiment. Just perfect for this card. Banners and layers are a simple way to dress up a sentiment!

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  • I’m fairly sure I’ve used these exact two stamps on the inside of another card, but that’s okay. When it works, it works! I love how the coral and navy colors play off of each other!

So there you have it! My (not) “Clean and Simple” card!! I feel so bad that I missed that part of the challenge, but adore the card anyway ūüôā

Have a great rest of your week!

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Price: $110.00

Birthday Memories – Freshly Made Sketches 288

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I interrupt this blog post to¬†share some exciting news…A BRAND NEW CHALLENGE!!! I am honored to have been chosen to be on the design team for this awesome new challenge and we are working to bring lots of inspiration to you!! Please visit the website to view the description of the challenge and meet the design team! We can’t wait for June 8th!! And now back to our regularly scheduled blog post…:)

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Hello and a happy Sunday to you! I hope your weekend is treating you well! I had time to create yesterday and turned to the Freshly Made Sketches challenge for inspiration…

Dimensions:

  • Thick Whisper White¬†card base¬†cut to 4 1/4‚Ä≥ x 11‚Ä≥, scored at 5 1/2‚Ä≥
  • Thick Whisper White¬†card stock cut to 3 7/8‚Ä≥ x 5 1/8‚Ä≥
  • Lemon Lime Twist¬†card stock card stock¬†cut to 3 5/8‚Ä≥ x 4 7/8″
  • Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper cut to 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″

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Details:

  • Birthday Memories is a colorful designer series paper with a twist…you can actually die cut images from the paper out!! Really! See the adorable cake die cut? It is not stamped! (I’m SO not that good) It’s die cut from one of the papers in the set with the coordinating Birthday Friends Framllits…all products from this suite will be available for purchase on June 1, 2017!
  • The striped background paper is also a fun selection from the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper. To achieve the split in the sketch, I simply cut the paper 1 1/2″ from the bottom and then trimmed an 1/8″ from the bottom piece and mounted them both onto the Whisper White layer
  • The envelope line is ANOTHER selection from the¬†Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper…it’s a GREAT pack of paper:)
  • Can you see the coordinating cake stamp on the envelope? It’s from the Birthday Greetings stamp set coming June 1st. So as you can see, you can use the framelits to cut the designer series paper OR you can use them to cut out stamped images. SO many options!! LOVE this suite of products!

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  • The Layering Circles Framelits easily create the perfect backdrop for our lovely cake…which has had Wink of Stella applied liberally to all of the frosting decorations so they SPARKLE!
  • And the sparkle on the cake matches the sparkle in the Glitter Enamel Dots! I used the Old Olive toned dots here today. This new product has been wildly popular in our demonstrator pre sale period, exceeding all expectations, and will be on back order on June 1st. As soon as they are available I will be sure to get the word out…everyone will want these darlings!!

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  • I used a few more stamps from the Birthday Greetings stamp set on the inside of the card. The sentiment is stamped in pacific Point and the present is stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored in using the Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Marker.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this sneak peek of new products coming in the new catalog…June 1st is only 8 days away!! Have you started your wish list?!?

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You’ve Got This

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Today’s card is for a special young lady who just received a breast cancer diagnosis. I wanted to send a note to offer support and encouragement for the journey ahead of her.

Details:

  • Thick Whisper White¬†card base¬†cut to 4 1/4‚Ä≥ x 11‚Ä≥, scored at 5 1/2‚Ä≥
  • Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack in Powder Pink, cut to 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Whisper White layer, cut to 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • I used the stamp set “You’ve Got This”. It seemed fitting. Just two images stamped on the front, one in Powder Pink and the other in Memento Tuxedo Black.

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  • I added a sentiment from the same set to the inside.
  • I love the enamel dots, they are perfect for mailing, so I borrowed some Blushing Bride enamel dots for a bit more interest. I think they match well!!

Quick post tonight, lots to do but wanted to get this in the mail!!

 

Berry Burst Bright Wishes – A Sneak Peek!

Berry Burst Bright Wishes Card Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo Stampin Up

Today’s post is chalk FULL of new product!! My preorder came today and I hardly wait to get started! So let’s just JUMP IN!!

Details:

  • Berry Burst¬†card base¬†cut to 4 1/4‚Ä≥ x 11‚Ä≥, scored at 5 1/2‚Ä≥
  • Basic Black¬†card stock cut to 3 7/8‚Ä≥ x 5 1/8‚Ä≥
  • Whisper White¬†card stock card stock¬†cut to 3 3/4‚Ä≥ x 5‚Ä≥

Features:

  • Berry Burst, one of the new 2017-2019 In-Colors, is the star today. The card base, the ribbon, the enamel dots and the envelope liner all feature this FAB new color.
  • The dreamy wishing well is the featured stamp in a new stamp set called Bright Wishes. The set has five¬†lovely sentiments centered around “well” wishes ūüôā

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  • These new Glitter Enamel Dots are destined to FLY off the shelves at Stampin’ Up! They are such a great accent!! There are four shades featured in the packaged set: Dapper Denim; Crushed Curry; Berry Burst and Old Olive. Honestly though, each shade has so many gradations that they will work wonderfully with any other hue in their color family! There are five gradations within each shade, which I have featured above. The darkest is at the bottom right hand side, and then they work their way up from there. There are also four different sizes! The largest is at the bottom, then the next smaller size, and then the next two are the same size and the smallest dot is a the uppermost corner. So…four different colors, five different shades within each color, four different sizes, and GLITTER!! You will want to get your hands on these babies!!!
  • I chose not to color the wishing well. Instead I stamped it in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, ran my embossing buddy over the image, inked it up again in Versamark Ink and then heat embossed the image with clear embossing powder. This results in a crisp, dark image without those pesky stray embossing powder flecks all over!

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  • Ahhh, the ribbon. I zoomed in close so you could see the texture of the ribbon. It’s a “firm” ribbon. Or maybe it’s a “substantial” ribbon. I’m not sure what the best adjective is, but it is not as pliable as the seam binding ribbons were, it’s woven more thickly and it’s not “soft”. It has a texture to it. I liked working with it and as you can see, it ties easily. And it comes in each of the five new In-Colors: Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink and Tranquil Tide. Yum!!
  • The envelope Liner. This year Stampin’ Up! has changed things up a bit. In the past we have always had Designer Series Paper Stacks in each of the four color collections as well as the In-Color collections. In this new catalog, we only have a Designer Series Paper Stack for the 2017-2019 In-Colors! There are four new patterns, all pulled from the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper in the current catalog. This will be wonderful for making multiples!!

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  • The inside of the card features one of the coordinating sentiments from the Bright Wishes stamp set. I love how it plays off of the wishing well image! This card is destined for a co-worker who is moving on to a new department. Perfect sentiment for that!!

Are you still with me? I know that was a long post! I’m so enthused with the new catalog and am looking forward to sharing more with you! AND…(drum roll please) NEW CATALOGS HAVE ARRIVED!!! If you do not currently have a Stampin’ Up! demonstration, I would love to send you one! Simply drop me an email with your address and I will get one right out to you! I can’t wait for you to see it! Note: if you have ordered from me in the past year, your catalog will be in the mail to you on Monday!!

So there you have it! I would love to hear your thoughts on the new product! Do you like what you see so far??

Wishing you joy and blessings!

A Sweet Goodbye to Penned & Painted ‚Äď The Paper Players 342

A Sweet Goodbye to Penned & Painted Card Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo Stampin Up

I had a bit of time to create this weekend…this is the first of a few cards I’m looking forward to sharing with you!

This card was created with someone special in mind and I’m looking forward to popping it in the mail to her! I hope it brightens her day!

Details:

  • Thick Whisper White¬†card base¬†cut to 4 1/4‚Ä≥ x 11‚Ä≥, scored at 5 1/2‚Ä≥
  • Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper¬†cut to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Old Olive card stock cut to 3 7/8‚Ä≥ x 5 1/8‚Ä≥
  • Sweet Sugarplum card stock cut to 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Whisper White¬†card stock card stock¬†cut to 3 5/8‚Ä≥ x 4 4/8‚Ä≥

  • Penned and Painted (which will be retiring May 31st) is a 3-step stamp set, perfect for building detailed images! I started with the outline stamp in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. The sweet pink of the filler images is Sweet Sugarplum, stamped off once. The last image is the detail image, also stamped in Sweet Sugarplum but at full strength this time. So pretty!
  • The leaves are stamped in Old Olive and perfectly coordinate with this yummy new Mini Chevron Ribbon which is available in the new catalog! I came in with a close up so you could see the chevron detail…and it ties like a dream!
  • A few layers of color and some Stampin’ Dimensionals help the focal image really pop off of the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper. This gingham pattern is far and away my favorite!! It was hard, but I managed to turn the gingham pattern over to show off the pretty paper on the reverse side, which I used to decorate my envelope flap!

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  • This sweet sentiment is a favorite of mine from the Watercolor Wishes Card Kit…and will be retiring on May 31st so make sure to add it to your collection before it is gone forever!
  • A visual triangle of Rhinestone Basic Jewels is the perfect finish touch!

A huge thank you to The Paper Players design team for inspiring this card with their tic-tac-toe challenge (I LOVE these challenges!) I went across the bottom with Pink, Leaf/Leaves and Flower:

A Sweet Goodbye to Penned & Painted Card Idea - Shannon Jaramillo Stampin Up

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Introducing Daisy Delight!

Introducing Daisy Delight Card Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo Stampin Up

Greetings! This past weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to attend OnStage Local in San Diego. This is an event put on by Stampin’ Up! for its’ demonstrators and provides us the chance to see the NEW CATALOG!! A great day indeed! And not only see it, but hold it, love on it, and take it home! It was a full day! And along with the great day, we get a chance to order new product!¬†I’m excited to share some new products with you!

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Details:

  • First up is the Daisy Delight Stamp Set and coordinating Daisy Punch! It’s a great design as you get to choose the fullness of the daisy. Here I stamped and punched the daisy in Crushed Curry three times to achieve this full look.
  • There are also two-step leaf stamps in the Daisy Delight Stamp Set. I stamped both the outline and the inside detail in Old Olive, stamping off once for the inside stamp so it would be a slightly lighter shade.
  • How about that flower center?!? Stampin’ Up! will be offering some fabulous new embellishments in the new catalog (available for order on June 2nd). I used a Gold Faceted Gem for the center of my daisy…and they are available in three sizes!!
  • Isn’t the sentiment super sweet and pretty? It’s from another new set called Ribbon of Courage…more fabulousness in that set as well, samples coming!
  • Did I use a paint chip on my card today? Nope! I used the upcoming Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack! Both the crackled paint and the paint chip patterns are in the stack and available in¬†Crushed Curry, Dapper Denim, Berry Burst and Old Olive.

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  • The new catalog has SO many new ribbons in great textures and colors, I can hardly wait to get my hands on all of them! The one I featured today is the 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon in Crushed Curry. I tied a knot so you would be able to see that although the ribbon looks very thick, it still ties down very nicely, without a lot of bulk.
  • One more bit of fabulousness to mention is the new Glitter Enamel Dots!! Seriously fabulous. They come in four colors again and just like the paper, they gradate in shade from dark to light and they SPARKLE ūüôā

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my take on some new product from Stampin’ Up! that will be available to order on June 2nd. If you do not have a demonstrator and would like a catalog (free) please send me an email and I will get one out to you after May 2nd!

Thanks for stopping by!!

So Special to Me – NBUS Challenge #11

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Today’s card is so special to me! Pun intended ūüôā Seriously though, it’s so rewarding to disappear into my craft room after the day’s work is done and pour myself into making something pretty. Can you relate?

I was inspired by a card I saw (somewhere) using a big banner and a large die cut sentiment and it rolled around in my head and then this popped out ūüôā

Almost all of the product used here came from a Stamps of Life Card Kit. The pattern paper is from an older kit. When I saw it, I knew it would be perfect for my banner card! I ran into a bit of a problem though when I discovered that although this paper was in a card kit, this deep blue-purple color is not offered as a card stock or ink in The Stamps of Life product line. What? Luckily for me there was a solid piece of pattern paper in the pad that I was able to use in place of card stock. And the ribbon? I found the PERFECT shade (Royal Velvet) in my Papertrey Ink stash! Can you believe it? A month or so ago, they had all of their ribbon on clearance so I was able to get one roll of almost every color for about $30 total. Wow, right? And it worked out perfectly!! ūüôā

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The die came in a card kit…isn’t it sweet? I did puzzle over how I would use it. “So Special” doesn’t really seem like a stand alone sentiment to me so I went hunting and found two different options of “You Are” in my TSOL stamp sets. I inked one of them up and then die cut it with a stitched circle die. But once I had it in place everything seemed off balance for me (and I had Lionel Richie crooning “You are so beautiful…to Meeee” in my head) so I went hunting again and found another sentiment that actually reads “To You, From Me”. A bit of creative stamping and voil√†! I think it turned out very charming ūüôā

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The stitched banner is courtesy of a die from Sunny Studios. I HAD to have it about two years ago and I’m sorry to say, this is the first time it’s been used. But there are four options for the fishtail and this is a fun layout so I think we’ll see a variation on this card in the future…

Now, today I am playing along with the NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) challenge. And the challenge is not only to use something not used before, but also to share a boo-boo or two. GASP!! What?!? Imperfection? Never!! Well…okay, if you insist…

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Yes, on my first attempt, I die cut the fish tail upside down. And then sat there staring at the half with the stitching thinking “How can this be?”. Yep, a great way to ruin a perfectly good piece of pretty paper ūüôā

And since I’m owning up to my mistakes, when I put this card together, I adhered everything flat. Then I decided that the banner needed to be popped up from the other pattern paper so I lifted the whole thing and re-adhered everything. It wasn’t until I went to open the card that I realized that I had ADHERED THE WHOLE THING UPSIDE DOWN!!!! Lucky me, after scrapbooking for many years, lifting (very carefully) and re-adhering is something I am familiar with and though while never preferable, something I can manage to do. Whew! Especially since I didn’t have any more of this pretty blue-purple paper!

One last thing…the inside…

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It occurred to me when I started to work on the inside of the card…what on earth do you finish with when you start with “You are so special to me” without coming across as creepy and stalker-ish? Well, I’ll tell you, I had to look through every stamp set I own to decide that this sentiment would be appropriate, lol. Now it can be an “I’m thinking of you” or “I’ve got your back” or “It’ll be okay” kind of card and won’t be creepy…;)

Well, there you have it, my nightly therapy all wrapped up and tidy with it’s pretty envelope!

Thanks for stopping by! I truly appreciate you!

Products Used:

Card Stock: Pixie, Kiwi & Powdered Sugar by The Stamps of Life

Pattern Paper: Friend Collection by The Stamps of Life

Ink: Royal Velvet by Papertrey Ink; Memento Ink Tuxedo Black

Stamps:    flowerpower2fill & patterns4happymail by The Stamps of Life; Inside & Out: Healing Touch by Papertrey Ink

Dies: Stitched Ovals & Rectangles Dies by The Stamps of Life; Fishtail Banners by Sunny Studios

Tools:  Big Shot; MISTI; Paper Trimmer

Embellishments: Flower Jewels by The Stamps of Life; Royal Velvet Ribbon by Papertrey Ink

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Blow Out the Candles!

Blow Out the Candles Birthday Card ideas - Shannon Jaramillo The Stamps of Life

What inspires your card making? Do you search Pinterest for inspiration? Or perhaps start with a challenge? Or do you just sit down and have a card come to you? I¬†find challenges a great place to start. And Pinterest is definitely my friend! Today’s card though was inspired by paper. I happened to be thumbing through a pad of paper and saw this birthday paper next to the green and white polka dots and it was all over. It got even better when I looked in my ribbon stash and saw I had both Kiwi AND Candy colored ribbons! Which one should I use? How about BOTH?!? Go big or go home, right?

  • I trimmed two pieces of¬†¬†pattern paper to 3 3/4″ x 4 7/8″ and then ran one of them through the Big Shot with the Notebook Edge Die from The Stamps of Life.
  • I adhered the two layers together at a tilt. I love how the green and white polka dots just peek out around the edges ūüôā

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  • These bold and beautiful candles are stamped and die cut using the candles4birthday stamps and dies from The Stamps of Life in Candy and Kiwi inks. The colors are so bright and cheery, and the coverage from the ink is perfect…no blotchy images here!
  • The sentiment is from the same stamp set, stamped in Memento’s Tuxedo Black ink and die cut using the Stitched Oval Dies from The Stamps of Life (TSOL).
  • The pretty ribbons? Yep, from The Stamps of Life card kits.
  • Those darling little flowers used to decorate the candles? The Stamps of Life card kits. I like these little jewels, they go well on everything. I think they are meant to be used for shaker cards, but I like using them like sequins ūüôā
  • And how about Banana for the candle flames? It’s the PERFECT shade! Also, in my world candle flames sparkle, so these are coated liberally in Wink of Stella!

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  • I love adding detail to the inside of the card. Here I¬†carried the pattern paper over to tie everything together nicely. I die cut white card stock using the Stitched Rectangle Dies and added a sweet sentiment from the morecandles2stamp stamp set.

Please know that I¬†am sharing these products simply because I love them and hope that you might love them as well ūüôā

Thank you for stopping by!!

Products Used:

Card Stock: Powdered Sugar & Candy by The Stamps of Life

Pattern Paper: Celebrate Collection by The Stamps of Life

Ink: Kiwi, Candy & Banana by The Stamps of Life; Memento Ink Tuxedo Black

Stamps:   candles4birthday and morecandles2stamp by The Stamps of Life

Dies: Notebook Edge and Stitched Ovals & Rectangles Dies by The Stamps of Life

Tools:  Big Shot; MISTI; Paper Trimmer

Embellishments: Flower Jewels and Kiwi & Candy ribbons by The Stamps of Life

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Sunshine Birthday

Sunshine Birthday Card Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo Stamps of Life

This Sizzix Happy Birthday Card¬†Drop Ins Die die is just F.U.N. I want to use it all the time! Today I played at mixing up Pixie, Candy and Grape. Just the names sound yummy, don’t they!! Ha!!

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I started with a base in Pixie. Then I die cut the sentiment in both Powdered Sugar and Candy. I added adhesive to the front of the Candy colored sentiment when I die cut it so when I peeled the adhesive backing off, the front of the die was sticky. I used Stephanie’s white glitter to add all this delightful sparkle. Yum. Then I adhered the Candy sentiment with the Powdered Sugar sentiment, just slightly offset to give it a bit more dimension. The purple flowers and the Grape twine? They are from Card Kits. If you don’t subscribe, you might want to consider doing so. Lots of fun goodies in the kits every month!

Sunshine Birthday Cards Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo Stamps of Life

I’m in love with the Sizzix Dotted Rectangle Dies. I think they are such a fun detail! And of course, calories DON’T count on your birthday!! (from the greetings4birthday stamp set).

And there you have it, the die does all the work…easy peasy birthday card going in the mail tomorrow!!

I am playing along with the Seize the Birthday Anything Goes challenge today!

Products Used:

Card Stock: Powdered Sugar, Candy & Pixie by The Stamps of Life

Pattern Paper: Awesome & Sunshine Collections by The Stamps of Life

Ink: Pixie by The Stamps of Life

Stamps:   greetings4birthday by The Stamps of Life

Dies: Happy Birthday Card Drop Ins & Dotted Rectangles Dies by Sizzix

Tools:  Big Shot; MISTI; Paper Trimmer

Embellishments:¬†Glitter,¬†Flower Jewels & Grape Baker’s Twine¬†by The¬†Stamps of Life

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For A Wonderful Friend – Freshly Made Sketches 279

For A Wonderful Friend Birthday Card Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo Stampin Up

I have noticed that my most favorite cards are created when I have the recipient in mind. And today’s card bears that theory out! When you pair a large box of brand new Stampin’ Up! goodies with a good friend’s birthday, good things happen!!

  • Thick Whisper White¬†card base¬†cut to 5 1/2‚Ä≥ x 8 1/2‚Ä≥, scored at 4 1/4‚Ä≥
  • Succulent Garden Designer Series¬†Paper Stacks cut to 4‚Ä≥ x 5 1/4‚Ä≥
  • Sweet Sugarplum card stock cut to 4 1/4″ x 3 5/8″
  • Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper Stacks cut to 4″ x 3 3/8″
  • Thick Whisper White card stock cut to 3‚Ä≥ x 4 1/4‚Ä≥
  • Old Olive card stock banner cut to 3/4″ x 5″
  • Sweet Sugarplum Glimmer Paper cut to 3/4″ x 4 3/4″

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  • Coordinating products are what REALLY makes this card. And this spring Stampin’ Up! has given us some fabulous products to work with…
  • Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper. That Sweet Sugarplum gingham pattern is to die for! And it really plays well together with the bold pattern of the succulents. And Old Olive…I would NEVER have thought to pair it with Sweet Sugarplum, but oh my goodness! They are beautiful together!
  • And then the glimmer paper. I have no words for how sparkly and wonderful this paper is. And to be honest…I have a love/hate relationship with glimmer paper in that I love to HATE it. But no more. This butterfly has converted me.

For A Wonderful Friend Birthdays Cards Idea - Shannon Jaramillo Stampin Up

  • One more photo of the glimmer paper up close…just in case you didn’t believe me. G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S. And only available as a free item with a $50 minimum purchase. And only available until March 31st or until supplies run out.
  • I used the Butterflies Thinlits Dies to create this beauty. Hint: when using glimmer paper, die cut it from the back.
  • I used very thinly snipped Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop my butterfly up. I also popped everything off of the gingham paper to make it more dimensional.
  • Dragonfly Dreams is where you will find this sentiment. So sweet and the font is so hip! Again, love it in Old Olive!

For A Wonderful Friend Birthday Cards Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo Stampin Up

  • I couldn’t resist adding more gingham to the inside of the card as well as more of the beautiful succulent pattern to the envelope liner. Love, love love this papers!

I decided to add my own personal note to the inside for a dear friend and fellow stamper, so I know she will appreciate every detail. It’s so nice when you know how much the recipient will appreciate your card, right??

Thank you to Rita with the Freshly Made Sketches design team for giving us such a fun sketch to work with this week!

As a funny side note, I forgot to link last week’s creation up with the challenge so they never got to see my card or my thank you to C√©cile for picking my card as her princess the prior week. So again, thank you C√©cile!

As always, comments motivate me so I would love to hear from you! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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Price: $110.00