Cat & Sunflower Sympathy & #FF0069

It’s always so very sad when one loses their Fur Baby! For most of us, our Fur Babies are more than just a pet as they are an actual part of our families. In other words, if you are like me . . . your Fur Baby is actually a family member. I have two feline Fur Babies, Sweet Pea and Sky. More to come on my Fur Babies later in this post! Let’s get back to my card first.

I recently became aware of the fact that the “office cat” at The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri’s in house “Queen of the Desk”, named Penny, passed away. Penny was about 8 years old when she came to their shelter and it was decided to keep her as part of their in-house business/family pet. Penny passed away at the age of 16 years old. Any time a Fur Baby passes, the loss is truly with a heavy heart. When I delivered my handmade “heartfelt” card, I also made a donation in Penny’s Memory. The caring people who work at the Humane Society do so much in taking care of these pets until they find their LUVING FUREVER HOMES, it was the least I could do to let them know I shared in their sorrow.

What do you think about my card design? It’s a bit different but all in all, I think I liked how it turned out. All the items used, except for the Gold Faceted Gem in the Sunflower, are current in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. You could use the Gold Glitter Enamel Dots (large) in place of the Gold Faceted Gem.

Since I’ve started back to blogging, I’m going to participate in card challenges once again. Festive Friday Challenge (#festivefridaychallenge) is one that I had just starting participating in when it first started up back in 2018 then I had a major surgery and let’s just say life got in my way. This current challenge is called National Cat Day Challenge: #FF0069. Be sure to head over to Festive Friday to check out all the great cards submitted by others. My three picks from the Inspo List includes: cats, sparkle, clean and simple. I don’t think my “heartfelt” sentiment falls under pet sentiment but the Gold Faceted Gem does have sparkle!

CARD MAKING DETAILS

  • Stamp Sets: Lovely You & Celebrate Sunflowers Cling Stamp Sets
  • Cardstock: Base – WhisperWhite (WW) 8-1/2” x 5-1/2”; Scored at 4-1/4”
    • Front Panel – 6” x 6” DSP In Color 2020-2022 – 4” x 5-1/4” 
    • Second Panel – Whisper White 3-5/8” x 4-7/8”
    • WW & Just Jade & Cinnamon Cider for punch/die cuts pieces
  • Ink Pads:  Cinnamon Cider & BumbleBee (In Color 2020-2022)
  • Stampin’ Write Markers: Cinnamon Cider, BumbleBee
  • Accessories:  Metallic Pearls (Gold), ¼” Gingham Ribbon Bumble Bee, Gold Faceted Gems (retired) so substitute Gold Glitter Enamel Dots
  • Tools: Sunflower Dies, Cat Punch, Adhesives – Stampin’ Seal/Tombow Glue/Mini Glue Dots, Bone Folder, Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

You can pretty well tell by the image of my card where to place what in my layout. Notice I made the cat collar from the Gingham ribbon. I folded it and then used mini glue dots to hold the ribbon in place on the backside then I added the Gold Metallic Pearls. You don’t have to use Stampin’ Write Markers but I did just to add some extra color to the sunflower. I didn’t have Stampin’ Blends or I would’ve used those to add some depth to the sunflower.

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Now about my two cats, Sweet Pea and Sky! Sweet Pea turned 15 years old this past August. She adopted me when she was about 6 months old. She is a Manx and doesn’t have a tale. She is a one person cat and no one ever sees her as she hides when people enters into our home. I adopted Sky at 3 weeks old after my beautiful mother passed from Ovarian Cancer back on Christmas Eve of 2014. After I came back home from being gone for nearly 5 months, I guess that I needed something else to take care of at that time and/or to fill a HUGE hole in my heart. Sky is my spoiled bottle fed big boy of a male cat and is now 5 1/2 years old. Sky came from Skyview Animal Clinic over in Cape Girardeau, MO. I took Sweet Pea in for her annual checkup and shots and came out with an extra Fur Baby. Needless to say, my hubby was not a happy camper! LOL! Sweet Pea wasn’t too sure about it either but Sky has been a welcomed addition to our lives.

 I truly appreciate each and every order from my customers! Receive a handmade card as a THANK YOU gift that you can either keep or use to send on to someone who needs to receive Happy Mail to brighten their day! 

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SELECT DESIGNER SERIES PAPER SALE 1-31 October 2020

Click on Image to see ALL DSP at 15% Discount!

PROMOTION DETAILS:

  • There is NO LIMIT to how many packages of DSP you can purchase during this promotion!
  • ONLY SELECT DSP are available at the 15% discount. 
  • Order must be placed and closed during the promotion period (1-31 October) for the 15% discount. 
  • DSP can be ordered as part of a Starter Kit at 15% discount.
  • DSP can be purchased at 15% discount with qualifying Stampin’ Rewards.

If you have any questions, please contact me! I appreciate any and all comments but remember to always be kind when critiquing! I would love some SWEET comments! Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

Snow Front Masculine Birthday Card & CTS #392

I don’t know why I struggle creating masculine cards, but I do! When I saw the sketch layout over at casethissketch.blogspot.com, I knew I wanted to give this sketch a try. I needed to make a birthday card for my youngest brother who is 11 years younger than myself. He is into hunting so I knew just which stamp set I was going to use, SNOW FRONT. By the way, I have three brothers. I have a twin brother, Tony, then the middle brother, Markus, who is a year younger than the two of us. I always wanted a sister but when Waylon came along, it just really didn’t matter as soon as I saw his little face.

Well back to my card . . . here is the layout sketch for CTS #392. I’ve recently just got back to blogging. When I create a card, I like to have a layout to create by because that really helps me get going, if you know what I mean! I’ve never participated at CAS(E) this Sketch! so this will be my first time.

I will say that with this particular stamp set, you don’t necessarily get a solid stamped image. You’ll see what I mean if you look at the stamp set in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog (AC) or click on the product below. No matter how hard I tried to get my deer on the right to have a more solid stamped image, it just wasn’t going to happen. That’s okay, I still like my end result. And as always, my pictures never do my cards true justice as I’m not that good of a photographer.

CARD MAKING DETAILS

  • Card base is 2020-2022 In Color Just Jade 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″; scored at 4-1/4″
  • First panel is Whisper White 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Second panel is In Color 2020-2022 Designer Series Paper Just Jade 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″
  • Using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies, create the Early Espresso panel and the Whisper White panel that has the stamped images. There is a trick to make the panels LONGER than the actual die. See the tips below! Notice that I don’t have the stitched look on the ends of the panels. After die cutting the measurements will be as follows: Early Espresso 3-7/8″ x 2-3/16″ and Whisper White 3-7/8″ x 2-5/16″
  • The Happy Birthday sentiment is from a retired stamp set, Tin of Cards, but there are other sentiments that you could use in its place. Have fun looking at all the different sentiments that Stampin’ Up! has to offer!
  • Classic Stampin’ Pads: Early Espresso, Just Jade, Misty Moonlight
  • Embellishment: 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots
  • I used the Stamparatus to stamp the images or you can use the suggested clear blocks; B, C, D, E on page 163 in the 2020-2021 AC.

HELPFUL TIPS

  • There is a trick to make the panels LONGER than the actual die. DO NOT run the entire die through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine as to not cut off the end on one side. You can then just trim off one side.
  • Lift the die up then align it with the “notches” or “grooves” and continue on to make it longer so that it’ll fit across the card.
  • BTW, the die will just naturally sit back into the “notches” or “grooves” of the cardstock that has already been through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.

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 I truly appreciate each and every order from my customers! Receive a handmade card as a THANK YOU gift that you can either keep or use to send on to someone who needs to receive Happy Mail to brighten their day! 

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SELECT DESIGNER SERIES PAPER SALE 1-31 October 2020

Click on Image to see ALL DSP at 15% Discount!

Promotion Details: 

  • There is NO LIMIT to how many packages of DSP you can purchase during this promotion!
  • ONLY SELECT DSP are available at the 15% discount. 
  • Order must be placed and closed during the promotion period (1-31 October) for the 15% discount. 
  • DSP can be ordered as part of a Starter Kit at 15% discount.
  • DSP can be purchased at 15% discount with qualifying Stampin’ Rewards.

If you have any questions, please contact me! I appreciate any and all comments but remember to always be kind when critiquing! I would love some SWEET comments! Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

Select Designer Series Paper Sale 1-31 October 2020

Who doesn’t LOVE gorgeous Designer Series Paper (DSP)? During the ENTIRE month of October, you can enjoy a 15% discount on SELECT DSP from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog (AC) and the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog (A-D). I still call it the 2020 Holiday Catalog. Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of your favorite paper designs!

Promotion Details:

  • There is NO LIMIT to how many packages of DSP you can purchase during this promotion!
  • ONLY SELECT DSP are available at the 15% discount.
  • Order must be placed and closed during the promotion period (1-31 October) for the 15% discount.
  • DSP can be ordered as part of a Starter Kit at 15% discount.
  • DSP can be purchased at 15% discount with qualifying Stampin’ Rewards.

 I truly appreciate each and every order from my customers! Receive a handmade card as a THANK YOU gift that you can either keep or use to send on to someone who needs to receive Happy Mail to brighten their day! 

 Please subscribe to my So Inking Sweet Blog and you’ll be notified via email when I have a new post. Don’t worry, your information will remain private and safe. 

 When ordering PLEASE USE my October Host Code! Don’t forget to check out the Clearance Rack before submitting your order! You’ll never know what you may find and at a great price!

If you have any questions, please contact me! I appreciate any and all comments but remember to always be kind when critiquing! I would love some SWEET comments! Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

24-Hour Stamp Sale This Wednesday! (9.23.2020)

WooHoo! This is the HOTTEST STAMP SALE OF THE YEAR! Stampin’ Up! will have 59 stamp sets from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog marked down 15% for ONLY 24 HOURS starting tomorrow, September 23. I thought I had better get this posted so you will have time to look over ALL the stamps that are including in this stamp-tacular sale, which only happens once a year. I don’t want you to miss out on these super savings!

ORDER INFORMATION FOR ONLINE ORDERS

  • Central Time: 2:00 AM (9/23) to 2:00 AM (9/24)
  • This sale will ONLY run for 24 hours.
  • The 15% discount will apply to select cling and photopolymer stamp sets only.
  • Use September Host Code: UVR2EQV but ONLY if your order is less than $150 before shipping/handling.

Click on the product(s) below for details and shop my Online Store. NOTE that the prices below do DO NOT reflect the 15% discount as the sale doesn’t start until 2:00 AM CT (or 12:00 AM MT) tonight.

Click on the Supply List link to print out this list! Remember this SALE is ONLY for 24-Hours!

I truly appreciate each and every order from my customers! Receive a handmade card as a THANK YOU gift that you can either keep or use to send on to someone who needs to receive Happy Mail to brighten their day! 

 Please subscribe to my So Inking Sweet Blog and you’ll be notified via email when I have a new post. Don’t worry, your information will remain private and safe. 

 When ordering PLEASE USE my September Host Code! Don’t forget to check out the Clearance Rack before submitting your order! You’ll never know what you may find and at a great price!

If you have any questions, please contact me! I appreciate any and all comments but remember to always be kind when critiquing! I would love some SWEET comments! Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

Celebrate with Sunflowers!

Who doesn’t LOVE sunflowers in the summertime?! When the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog (AC) was released back in June, I immediately knew that I had to have this Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set and coordinating die set.

I absolutely LOVE the coordinating die set, Sunflowers Dies! I am really pleased how my card turned out. It’s a simple layout yet it has layers and texture to give it a bit more of a WOW factor. I made this card as a birthday card for my daughter as well as a dear relative on my husband’s side of the family who reached a major milestone of 75 years old. I plan on making a few more of these sunflower cards!

Also I LOVE the NEW 2020-2022 In Colors that was introduced in the new AC. I think they are my most favorite set of In Colors to date! The new In Colors are: Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Bumble Bee, Magenta Madness, and Misty Moonlight

CARD MAKING DETAILS

  • Card Base is Whisper White 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (Scored at 4-1/4″)
  • Flower For Every Season DSP (Designers Series Paper) 2″ x 4-1/4″; adhere to card base with your choice of adhesive (Stampin’ Seal or Tom Bow Multipurpose Glue)
  • 2020-2020 In Color DSP Bumblebee CS (cardstock) 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″; bottom layer of sunflower
  • 2020-2022 In Color Bumblebee 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″; top layer of sunflower
  • 2020-2022 In Color DSB Cinnamon Cider 1″ x 1″; center of sunflower
  • 2020-2022 In Color Just Jade; top and bottom layers for the leaves

Die cut the layers for the sunflower. Use the Silicon Mat and place a huge dot of liquid Tom Bow glue on the mat. Take the sponge and quarter it with scissors. Dab it in the glue then on the back side of the detailed top layer die cut (the solid Bumblebee cardstock), you’ll dab it all over the back and then adhere it to the solid sunflower base (DSP Bumblebee cardstock). You could use the Fine Tip Glue Pen (AC page 162 #138309 $7.00). I find it easier to do it with the Silicon Mat and Tom Bow Multipurpose Glue. Do this step with the leaves as well. Before adhering the sunflower and leaves, stamp the sentiment using Cinnamon Cider. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the sunflower.

HELPFUL TIPS:

  • Once the glue dries on the Silicone Mat, it comes right off! Stamp two leaves on Just Jade cardstock, then die cut two of them.
  • Die cut one solid stamped leaf and one detailed leaf die at same time, then repeat.
  • That sponge you used to dab in the glue, keep that in a small air tight container. A little rubbermaid container will do! Then it’s ready to use again when you are needing to glue down detailed or intricate dies!

Click on the product(s) below for details and shop my online store!

I truly appreciate each and every order from my customers! Receive a handmade card as a THANK YOU gift that you can either keep or use to send on to someone who needs to receive Happy Mail to brighten their day!

Please subscribe to my So Inking Sweet Blog and you’ll be notified via email when I have a new post. Don’t worry, your information will remain private and safe.

When ordering PLEASE USE my September Host Code! Don’t forget to check out the Clearance Rack before submitting your order! You’ll never know what you may find and at a great price!

If you have any questions, please contact me! I appreciate any and all comments but remember to always be kind when critiquing! I would love some SWEET comments! Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

Thanks Kindly & Festive Friday Challenge #FF0004

#soinkingsweet, #handmade, #thesweetinker, #tonyadenton, #handstampedcard, #thankskindly, #festivefridaychallenge

I hope you love my card as much as I do! I knew I wanted choose ‘flowers’ for this Festive Friday Challenge but other than that, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do. I think the best thing to do is just to start with one or two things in mind and work my way from there when creating a card. I knew I needed a ‘Thank You’ sentiment and I knew I wanted to create a Daisy flower. I fell in love with the Delightful Daisy DSP and knew I had to have it along with the Daisy Delight Stamp Set and the Daisy Punch! Don’t you just LOVE these items?! If you do, make sure you order all three before the new Annual Catalog comes out at the beginning of June! I hope the stamp set and punch carries over into the new catalog but just in case, don’t miss out on these items if you think you may want them.

The “Thanks kindly” sentiment is from the One Big Meaning Stamp Set. It has seven different ‘Thank You’ sentiments, which is great! I also used the Petal Garden DSP Stack which is AWESOME! I absolutely love, love, love all the floral patterns in that 6 x 6 stack of papers. I actually used the backside one to get that little tid bit of stitched look peeping out from under the Delightful Daisy DSP. Can you see it?! Perhaps you will in the next close up image of the Daisy flower.

#soinkingsweet, #handmade, #thesweetinker, #tonyadenton, #handstampedcard, #thankskindly, #festivefridaychallenge, #daisydelight, #daisypunch

What really makes this Daisy flower come alive is the fact I used Stampin’ Up!’s NEW Stampin’ Blends! They are premier alcohol markers with dual-tips. Right now there are 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors, each with a light and a dark shade as well as ivory, bronze, and a color lifter. LOVE ‘EM! I stamped the flower twice with the Calypso Coral Ink Pad so I could punch out two flowers. Then I colored my flowers in with the light Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blend. I went back over the inside of the petal leaves with the light Calypso Coral to give my petals a bit more depth. Then to top it off, I added that BEAUTIFUL Gold Faceted Gem in the center to really add beauty to my flower. Did I already tell you how much I LOVED my card?!

Also please be sure to visit Festive Friday, A Papercrafting Challenge website to see the Designer Team’s and the other participant’s cards as well.

#festivefridaychallenge

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Stampin’ Up! News: 
BTW the new Stampin’ Up! Stampin Blends have been so popular (debuted in the Occasion Catalog), that Stampin’ Up! had a difficult time maintaining an adequate supple of them due to some unexpected challenges from the supplier’s end. Instead of continually having them on backorder, Stampin’ Up! made a difficult decision to make our entire Stampin’ Blends product line unorderable at this time until approximately the end of May. 
Please leave me a comment and tell me what you love best about my card. What product(s) do you love most? If you have any questions, please contact me! Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

 

It’s a Panda Easter & Festive Friday Challenge #FF0003!

 

It's a Panda Easter, Party Pandas, #soinkingsweet, #thesweetinker, #tonyadenton, hand stamped card, Happy Easter

Easter is just around the corner so I needed to create a cute card for my granddaughter, Theä. She is four years old and loves receiving cards from her Grammie, which is me! I created a unique Easter card using the Panda Party Stamp Set from our Sale-A-Bration brochure. I knew what I had in mind with the Easter Egg in place of the balloon but I struggled with the rest. It takes me a while to create from my own imagination but that’s okay. I always like a challenge.

UPDATE!! I was chosen as one of three Festive Friday Faves in #FF0003 challenge!! WooHoo!!

#soinkingsweet, #thesweetinker, #handstamped, #festivefridaychallenge, #festivefridayfaves, #ff0003

Speaking of a challenge, check out Festive Friday Challenge to see not only my card but other cards as well! It’s a new challenge site for card makers such as myself. This Festive Friday Challenge is . . .

You too can make this card! I used the following: (Use retired stamp set Basket Bunch #143186 for the egg.)

Price: $110.00

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If you have any questions, please contact me! Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

Heartfelt Sympathy & Festive Friday #FF0002

No one ever really enjoys having to make one of these types of cards but one must when it’s needed. This will be a quick post and I know, it’s been a LONG TIME since I’ve posted anything here on my blog. I’m here now and ready to share a lovely card using the Sale-A-Bration Heartfelt Blooms Stamp Set. I hate to admit that I struggled at first because it’s been such long time since I’ve made a card(s) that I wasn’t sure how to go about what I had in my mind. Then a light bulb went off and I grabbed my ink daubers. That is how I managed to get the Crumb Cake and Night of Navy colors in my floral image. I also layered the 1/2″ Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon on top of the 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon for a layered and flat look. The top layer that I stamped the floral image onto is from Stampin’ Up!’s Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack. I totally love that stack of woodsy papers!

In addition to needing to make a sympathy card, I’m participating in a NEW card challenge called Festive Friday Challenge. Be sure to check it out and join in by participating!

Festive Friday Challenge #FF0002

If you love the Heartfelt Blooms (Wood Block #147197 Clear Mount #147202), you can get it for FREE with a $50 product purchase (before shipping/tax)! Sale-A-Bration ends March 31st so time is running out.

If you have any questions, please contact me! Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

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Thankful Life & Sale-A-Bration

Thankful Life, Any Occasion, #soinkiingsweet, #thesweetinker

Thankful Life is the name of the stamp set I used to make this beautiful card. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this stamp set! It’s the Hostess stamp in the Occasions Catalog, which expires May 31st. This means you can only EARN this stamp set with a qualifying order either individually or hosting a workshop. Right now would be a GREAT time to earn this Thankful Life Stamp Set because it’s Sale-A-Bration (SAB) time. There is not much time left to EARN FREE ITEMS. SAB ends March 31st. FYI – Stampin’ Up! added SEVEN NEW ITEMS today that you can earn for free! Awesome News! More information to follow below. Back to my lovely card!

I have to admit, I don’t know what I was thinking when I used the Any Occasion Stamp Set (SAB item I EARNED for FREE) for the Happy Birthday sentiment! Actually, I do too. I liked the ‘curve’ of the sentiment. The more I looked at my card, that BIG GAP just BOTHERED ME! What to do?!! Well, you see what I ended up doing and I like it! I used the White Perfect Accents. I also placed two smaller ones in the flowers. I have to say my card looks so much better in person. I wish I could take better pictures.

Thankful Life, Any Occasion, #soinkiingsweet, #thesweetinker, Happy Birthday Card, hand stamped, #tonyadenton

Thankful Life, Any Occasion, #soinkiingsweet, #thesweetinker, Happy Birthday Card, hand stamped, #tonyadenton

MY FIRST ATTEMPT BELOW! I LOVE MY STEPPED UP VERSION! DON’T YOU?! 

SUPPLIES:

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REMEMBER: 

SAB ENDS MARCH 31ST! ITEMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

When you purchase $50 in products (before shipping & tax), you EARN one FREE item from the SAB Brochure! If you purchase $100 in products (before shipping & tax) you earn TWO FREE items. If you purchase $150 in products (before shipping & tax) you earn THREE FREE items PLUS Stampin’ Rewards! You can order from the Annual Catalog, Occasions Catalog, and the Clearance Rack! During the Sale-A-Bration Promotion is definitely a GREAT time to get more bang for your buck! Check out all these items in the SAB Brochure! Don’t forget you can download the brochure from my online store or see the VERY TOP MENU BAR and select

THREE ADDITIONAL NEW SAB ITEMS – AVAILABLE UNTIL MAR 31, 2017

NEW!!!! SEVEN ADDITIONAL NEW SAB ITEMS (current catalog items) – AVAILABLE UNTIL MAR 31, 2017 – ONLY USE THE UNIQUE ITEM #’s LISTED BELOW!! 

PLEASE use my March Hostess Code MB7HEDSR when you place an order. See image below on where to input this month’s Hostess Code! Be sure to have your items shipped to your address!

PLEASE DO NOT USE THE HOSTESS CODE if your order is $150+ (before shipping and tax). You will automatically qualify for Stampin’ Rewards at that point. Questions? Contact me!

Please be sure to subscribe to my blog for future updates, promotions, and to see more of my SWEET CREATIONS using Stampin’ Up! products!

If you have any questions, please contact me! Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

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How Sweet is Lovely As a Tree & Sale-A-Bration!

Happy Birthday Card, Lovely As a Tree, hand stamped, #tonyadenton #soinkingsweet

Who DOESN’T LOVE Lovely As A Tree Stamp Set!! I sure hope this stamp set doesn’t retire when the NEW 2017-2018 Stampin’ Up! Catalog is released June 1st! I have used the stamp set for Christmas cards, Sympathy cards, Fall & Thanksgiving cards, and of course Masculine Birthday cards and this is one of them. I know you would LOVE this stamp set too! In fact, Hope Clutts (My neighbor down the road, hello neighbor! LOL!) just ordered this stamp set from me last month. I know she is going to LOVE IT!

I used Chocolate Chip card stock for the base of my card. I also stamped this lovely Pine tree (I think it’s a Pine tree! How about you?) in Chocolate Chip. The second layer of my card is Old Olive card stock, my go to green plus it goes beautifully with Chocolate Chip. I actually stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment in Archival Basic Black. It works GREAT for sentiments such as this one.

Now to explain how I did the circular part in Olive Olive. I punched out a 2 1/2″ Circle Punch (retired) out of a piece of card stock for my template. You can use the Layering Circles Framelits to do this as well. Hence the reason the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch was retired when this NEW framelit was released in the current catalog. I positioned the punched out circular area over the Whisper White card stock where I thought I would like it best and then sponged Olive Olive in a circular motion. EASY PEASY! I love those Stamping Sponges. I cut them into quarters to do this technique.

On my main birthday card, I used the Happy Birthday sentiment from February’s Paper Pumpkin Kit. I really love the font. I also used two other stamps, see below. The first one is from Sincere Salutations (retired) and the next one is from Designer Tin of Cards Photopolymer Stamp Set (current). You can play with different sentiments with this type of card design. Which font style do you like best of the three sentiments? 

Happy Birthday Card, Lovely As a Tree, hand stamped, #tonyadenton #soinkingsweet

I'm so in love with Lovely As A Tree stamp set! It's so versatile!

TIP OF THE DAY:

Can you see the bumpiness underneath the Whisper White card stock on the first card that says Birthday Wishes? To keep that from happening to you, DON’T use the TomBow Liquid Glue. Use the Snail Adhesive. Since I messed up, I figured this would be a great learning tip for you. However, I did use the liquid glue to adhere the Old Olive layer to to the card base, which allows you a little wiggle room to get your layer on just right!

SUPPLIES: 

REMEMBER: 

SAB ENDS MARCH 31ST! ITEMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

When you purchase $50 in products (before shipping & tax), you EARN one FREE item from the SAB Brochure! If you purchase $100 in products (before shipping & tax) you earn TWO FREE items. If you purchase $150 in products (before shipping & tax) you earn THREE FREE items PLUS Stampin’ Rewards! You can order from the Annual Catalog, Occasions Catalog, and the Clearance Rack! During the Sale-A-Bration Promotion is definitely a GREAT time to get more bang for your buck! Check out all these items in the SAB Brochure! Don’t forget you can download the brochure from my online store or see the VERY TOP MENU BAR and select Catalogs or Catalog Download PDF’s.

THREE ADDITIONAL NEW SAB ITEMS – AVAILABLE UNTIL MAR 31, 2017

PLEASE use my March Hostess Code MB7HEDSR when you place an order. See image below on where to input this month’s Hostess Code! Be sure to have your items shipped to your address!

PLEASE DO NOT USE THE HOSTESS CODE if your order is $150+ (before shipping and tax). You will automatically qualify for Stampin’ Rewards at that point. Questions? Contact me!

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