Happy Fall Birthday

I talked to my Grandpa on Monday and realized that I had missed his birthday the previous Friday. When I realized it, I said so, and I told him I’d send him a handmade card. He pretty much agreed that I needed to get one in the mail to him right away! :)

Stampin' Up! handmade birthday cards - MO314JO - Wonderfall - autumn birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye

 

I used the Mojo Monday sketch for my card and also used the colors from the Pals Paper Arts color challenge. After I got my card put together, I added a few tiny sprinkles from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set in Always Artichoke. That stamp set works for almost any card!

I hope you like the card. And more importantly, I hope my grandpa likes it!

Supplies used:
Paper: Always Artichoke, So Saffron, and Very Vanilla cardstock; Regals Backgrounds Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink: Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke, and Early Espresso
Stamps: Wonderfall, Simply Sketched, Gorgeous Grunge
Tools/Accessories: Stampin’ Trimmer, Big Shot, Chevron Embossing Folder, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Autumn Accents Bigz Die, Stampin’ Sponges
Embellishments/Adhesives: Natural Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, Natural Trim Ribbon, Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Best thing ever: Pop-up cards!!

Okay, maybe not the best thing ever (Braum’s limeade on a hot summer day, my Texas friends?), but still pretty stinking cool. See, this is the outside:

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And this is the inside:

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Neat-o, right?

The best part is that they’re simple to make. Stampin’ Up!’s Pop ‘N Cuts dies make a card base in one step and the pop-up insert in the next step. They’re so easy but look really hard and make the giver look amazingly talented.

I chose the colors and papers so I could play along with the Fab Friday color challenge.

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I’m in love with Sweater Weather paper, as you know. I even bought the digital download for My Digital Studio so I can use it in my hybrid scrapbook pages. Look at the close-up of this paper.

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The pattern looks like a knit sweater; I adore it.

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The “twigs” behind the leaves on the pop-up are from the yummy Burlap ribbon in the Holiday catalog. I pulled it apart strand by strand, then glued the strands onto the pop-up using the Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Then I added the leaves, using Dimensionals between each layer.

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The sentiment and the other stamps on the card are from the Best of Autumn stamp set. Stampin’ Up! has released a Best-of stamp set each month in 2013 to celebrate the company’s 25th anniversary. If you buy six of the sets, you can send in a card with your proofs of purchase and receive a seventh set for free.

So these pop-up cards have a big wow factor but not a big work factor. I love tools that make things so easy! You can purchase any of the items used to make the card in my Stampin’ Up! store, 24/7.

Stampin’ Up! supplies used:
Paper: Sahara Sand (item#121043), Soft Sky (131203), and Very Vanilla (101650) cardstock; Sweater Weather designer series paper (132184); Champagne Glimmer paper (127885)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (126979), Crushed Curry (131173), Tangerine Tango (126946)
Stamps: Best of Autumn (134390)
Tools/Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Card Base Pop ‘N Cuts die (130099), Label Pop ‘N Cuts die (130160), Extended Cutting Pads (113478), Stampin’ Trimmer (126889), Adorning Accents edgelits (125595)
Embellishments/Adhesives: Crushed Curry 3/4″ Chevron ribbon (130019), Regals Designer Buttons (130029), Linen Thread (104199), 1-1/4″ Burlap ribbon (132140), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Glue Dots (103683), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)