The Happy Stampers are back today with a Blog Hop that is all about Birthdays! I have created three projects for you today featuring the Celebrate Today stamp set from Stampin’ Up! and the Hello You Thinlits Dies.
My projects today are made using the “Joy Fold” technique. I have been having a great time with this fold lately. It is a wonderful way to use your Designer Series Paper for a great impact with not too much effort. The cards today feature the Birthday Bash Specialty DSP, which I am totally in love with!
This picture shows you how the Joy Fold card opens up. when it is closed, the card just looks like a series of layered panels, but when you open it up, you see that the fold is a bit special.
Another product that I love is the Hello You Thinlits Dies. For my first card I wanted to pull in a little gold to match the gold balloons in the DSP. I cut the “happy” die from the Hello You Thinlits five times (4 Bermuda Bay & 1 Gold Foil) and layered them for a three dimensional element.
On the inside of the card, I created a little pocket for a gift card! Isn’t that just too cute! And, there’s still plenty of room for a little birthday message on the top flap of the card.
My next two projects are variations on the same theme. I used the Celebrate Today stamp set and Balloon Framelits Dies to create the front of each card. Two of the balloons are stamped directly on the card stock using the masking technique, and the third is die cut from the Birthday Bash Designer Washi Sheets. I played around with variations of the Hello You Thinlits and the Crazy About You stamp set for the sentiments on each card.
I used different variations of the Birthday Bash Specialty DSP for each card to give them slightly different looks. For this card, I left the inside blank instead of including the gift card pocket.
Of course, a blog hop wouldn’t be complete without some blog candy! One lucky reader who leaves me a comment will receive the Cute as a Button Simply Sent Kit. The kit comes with everything you need to make 8 cards! The buttons and ribbon are just adorable.
To enter to win, leave me a comment telling me about your favorite Stampin’ Up! item for creating birthday cards. I will announce the winner in my Tuesday Updates post on March 3rd! Good luck, I can’t wait to hear your comments.
I hope you have enjoyed my projects today and that you will pin them to Pinterest. You will find a “pin it” button at the bottom of this post below the supply list. Also, please subscribe to my blog via email by clicking on the “follow” button if you are a fan of my work, and don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win that great blog candy!
Doing this blog hop has been a lot of fun. Use the arrow buttons below to check out what Amy Koenders has created for you today on the next stop of the journey.
If you happen to get lost, or want to go back and check out one of the posts, here is a list for you – and don’t forget to leave a little sweet comment on each blog for your chance to win blog candy!
- Amy Koenders – www.stampwithamyk.com
- Sandi MacIver – www.stampingwithsandi.com
- Mary Deatherage – www.stampsnlingers.com
- Kristi Gray – www.stampingwithkristi.com
- Heather Van Looy – www.handcraftingwithheather.com (You are here.)
I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs. If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store! Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog. I’m here to help!
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Stampin’ Up! Supplies Used for Today’s Project
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