Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Well Worn Birthday

Handmade Stamped Masculine Birthday Card Idea

With a load of birthdays on the horizon, I'm in full birthday card mode this week. At the top of my list was a masculine card  for one of my sweet nephews and I'm hoping he will like this card created especially for him.

Armed with another great Mojo sketch for inspiration and a pack of Well Worn Designer Series Paper, I dove right in. The most difficult part? Deciding WHICH patterned paper I wanted to use from this terrific collection! This paper is part of the Well Worn Product Suite and features rich, earthy colors with an aged and distressed appearance - perfect for a variety of projects from greeting cards to scrapbooks & journals to home decor projects.

Birthday Candles - Pretty Postage Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

The background layer, in Early Espresso, was textured using the Square Lattice Embossing Folder and the Big Shot. For the banners, I flagged the ends using a 1-1/4" square punch and sponged the edges just a bit, before attaching them with Metallic Brads. Instead of ribbon, I opted for natural Twill Tape, also anchored by Metallic Brads.

The focal image, from the Pretty Postage stamp set, was inked using Stampin' Write Markers and cropped with the 1-3/8" Circle Punch. I created my own custom "scallop circle" by punching 1/2" circles from card stock and arranging them around the outer edges of the Very Vanilla piece.

Sale-a-bration Promotion Begins January 24!

It's almost here - just one week to go until the Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration begins. I can hardly wait. The new collection of exclusive Sale-a-bration products is outstanding, and there are terrific options from the Idea Book & Catalog available as well. There is literally something for everyone - even fabric!

Simply choose one free product from the brochure for every $50 you spend on Stampin' Up! papercrafting products. The Sale-a-bration brochure is available now by mail (contact me to request yours) or view it online beginning Jan. 24.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I'd love to know you were here - please leave me a "howdy" in the comment section below.


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Today's project featured the following Stampin' Up! products:

Stamps: Pretty Postage (W-123095, C-123097)
Ink: Cajun Craze (119678), Early Espresso (119680), and Not Quite Navy (100059) Stampin' Write Markers
Paper: Crumb Cake (120953), Early Espresso (119686), Cajun Craze (119684), Not Quite Navy (101722), Very Vanilla (101650), Well Worn Designer Series Paper (122359)
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (119976), 1/2" Circle Punch (119869), 1-3/8" Circle Punch (119860), 1-1/4" Square Punch (119865), Mat Pack (105826), Paper Piercing Tool (16631)
Accessories: 3/8" Twill Tape (119970), Metallic Brads (119741), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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