Stampin’ Up! Textures & Frames Colorful Birthday Card

I used the Stampin’ Up! Textures & Frames Photopolymer Stamp Set to make two fun, colorful birthday cards…one is simple stamping and the other is stepped up with a few more layers and embellishments. This stamp set is free with a $50 purchase during Sale-a-bration (through September 2021, while supplies last, brochure linked below). It is so easy to use…I don’t know why I’ve waited so long! I hope you enjoy the card!

Card 1 – Simply Stamped

The Paper Cuts

  • Thick Basic White Cardstock: 11″ x 4 1/4″, scored at 5 1/2″ (base) and 5″ x 3 3/4″ (front panel)
  • Basic Black Cardstock: 5 1/4″ x 4″

The Creating

The stripes are made by stamping the solid brushstroke twice, with the narrow end at the top and bottom of the panel and slightly overlapping the wide end in the center. They are stamped with Calypso Coral Ink, Pear Pizzazz Ink, Bumblebee Ink and Misty Moonlight Ink. This color combination is so pretty! I added the “Celebrate” sentiment from the Create With Friends Stamp Set and the ink splatter image from Textures & Frames with Tuxedo Black Ink. The greeting on the inside is from the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set. Portions of the brushstroke were added to the bottom edge of the inside of the card and to the bottom edge of the envelope. One dot from the paint spatter image was added inside, next to the sentiment.

Card 2 – Stepped Up

The Paper Cuts

  • Calypso Coral Cardstock: 11″ x 4 1/4″, scored at 5 1/2″ (base)
  • Basic Black Cardstock: 5 1/4″ x 4″ (front panel) and label die cut from Seasonal Labels Dies with the coordinating slits for the ends.
  • Basic White Cardstock: 5″ x 3 3/4″ (front panel) and 5 1/4″ x 4″ (inside panel)

The Creating

The stripes and inside panel are the same as for Card 1. The “Celebrate” sentiment is stamped with VersaMark Ink onto the Seasonal Label die cut, sprinkled with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (excess tapped off) and melted with the Heat Tool. Two 4″ pieces of Glittered Organdy Ribbon were slipped through the side slits die cut into the label and taped to the back of the panel before being adhered to the card base with Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive. The label is supported with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Three Matte Black Dots were added with the putty end of the Take Your Pick Tool. The Calypso Coral card base give a little extra layer of color on the inside.

Which one do you like best?

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    Stampin’ Up! Friends Are Like Seashells Card

    I used the Friends Are Like Seashells Bundle, the Beauty of Friendship 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper and the 2021-23 In Color Shimmer Vellum for this friendship card. Enjoy!

    The Paper Cuts

    • Night of Navy Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
    • Beauty of Friendship 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper: 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ (front panel)
    • In Color Shimmer Vellum: 4 1/4″ x 5 3/4″ (largest Seaside Shells die cut)
    • Basic White Cardstock: 2 3/4″ x 1 1/2″ (Painted Labels die cut), 3 3/4″ x 5″ 5 (shells) and 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inside)

    The Creating

    I began by die cutting the large die from Seaside Seashells Dies in Soft Succulent 2021-23 In Color Shimmer Vellum. So pretty! Then I ran it back through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine inside the Seashells 3D Embossing Folder for the pretty details.

    Next I stamped the coordinating seashells on the Basic White panel. Check out the instructions here for lining it up all at once on the Stamparatus so that they line up with the embossing folder and the large die. This time I just stamped them on scraps and lined them up with the coordinating shell on the die…a piece of Washi tape can be helpful. I stamped the shells with Misty Moonlight, Night of Navy and Soft Succulent Inks. Note: You will only need 4 as the sentiment label covers one. I embossed them and then die cut them. Then I trimmed any connectors (paper pieces bridging them together) with my Paper Snips and added Stampin’ Dimensionals and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to the backs of the 3 smaller shells.

    I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy Ink on Basic White Cardstock and die cut it with the Painted Labels Die. I trimmed the right side with my Paper Trimmer so it would fit flush against the right side of the card. I also stamped the inside sentiment and added the shells and dots at the bottom with Soft Succulent and Night of Navy Inks. I repeated this designer on the envelope.

    To assemble the card, I used Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive to adhere the front (Beauty of Friendship DSP and Night of Navy panels) and inside panel. For the vellum, I applied liquid adhesive behind the shells and small dots of liquid glue at the junctions of the sea fronds. I wanted the edges to be free for a little lift and texture. I popped up the sentiment label with Stampin’ Dimensionals and used liquid glue on the largest shell.

    To embellish, I added Night of Navy Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels with the putty end of the Take Your Pick Tool.

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    Stampin’ Up! Friends Are Like Seashells Two for One Cards

    I used the Friends Are Like Seashells Bundle from the Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog for these two cards. It is a design I saw from Cindy Brumbaugh. Whenever I make a card like this with a random stamped background design, I find it just as easy to make two as to make one. The dimensions below are to do just that. Don’t you love the colors? They remind me of sea glass. Enjoy!


    The Paper Cuts (for 2 cards) 

    • Basic White Cardstock: 5 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ (top panels), 4″ x 3 1/2″ (seashell die cuts) and two 5 1/4″ x 4″ panels (insides)
    • Pool Party Cardstock: two 5 1/4″ x 1 5/16″ (lower panels)
    • Night of Navy Cardstock: 8 1/2″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ on the long edge and cut at 4 1/4″ on the short edge (2 card bases)

    The Creating

    • I stamped the seashells from the Friends Are Like Seashells Photopolymer Stamp Set randomly on 5 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ Basic White panel with Night of Navy Ink. I added the two seashell fill images with first and second generation Pool Party and Pear Pizzazz Ink. I cut this panel in half on the short edge at 2 1/8″ with my Paper Trimmer.
    • With Night of Navy Ink I stamped the greeting on the right sides of the Pool Party panel.
    • I stamped the large seashells twice in Night of Navy and Pear Pizzazz Ink on the 4″ x 3 1/2″ Basic White panel. I roughly trimmed them apart with my Paper Snips and ran them through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine with the large die from the coordinating Seaside Shells Dies. I then trimmed off the extra connecting pieces. You can just fussy cut the whole shell if you prefer.
    • I repeated the stamped pattern on the Basic White inside panels and the Basic White Medium Envelopes.
    • I adhered the card panel layers with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. The die cut seashells are popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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    Stampin’ Up! Friends Are Like Seashells Card

    I used the Friends Are Like Seashells Bundle from the Stampin’ Up! January to June 2021 Mini Catalog for this friendship card. Enjoy!


    The Paper Cuts 

    • Basic White Thick Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 11″, scored at 4 1/4″ (card base), label die cut from Tasteful Labels Dies, and a 5 1/4″ x 2″ panel for embossing.
    • Shimmer White Cardstock: large die cut from Seaside Seashells Dies.

    The Creating

    • With Gray Granite Ink I stamped the seashells on Basic White Thick Cardstock. I used my Stamparatus so that I could stamp them twice for a slightly darker image. I passed the two larger images through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine in their spot in the large die from Seaside Seashells Dies. I trimmed away the “connector pieces” with my Paper Snips. The starfish image has it’s own outline die.
    • I passed the Basic White Thick Cardstock panel through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine inside the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. I passed the Shimmer White Cardstock large die cut through inside the coordinating Seashells Embossing Folder and trimmed off a section of the “sea fonds” for the card front.
    • With Gray Granite Ink I stamped the sentiments on the Tasteful Labels die cut and the inside of the card. I also added the images to the inside of the card and the front of the Basic White Envelope.
    • I adhered the embossed panel to the card front with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and topped it with the embossed sea fronds. I added the large shell die cut with liquid glue on the area over the fronds and Mini Glue Dots for a little “lift” over the card front. I added the sentiment label with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The medium shell is adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals over the sea frond and with liquid glue over the label. The starfish is adhered with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the arms on the card and liquid glue on the arms over the label.
    • I added Wink of Stella to the starfish and three Elegant Faceted Gems for a little bling.

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    Stampin’ Up! Friends Are Like Seashells

    This card is made with the fabulous Friends Are Like Seashells Bundle and the Seashells 3D Embossing Folder from the January – June 2021 Mini Catalog (and to be carried over to the upcoming 2021-22 Annual Catalog.) This 3-step combo makes such beautiful, detailed, textured projects…flattened pictures do not do it justice! Wish you could see it in person. Enjoy!


    The Paper Cuts 

    • Crumb Cake Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 5 1/2″ (card base).
    • Seaside Spray Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (front panel) and 2 1/4″ x 3/4″ (sentiment)
    • Shimmer White Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (for die cutting) and 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inside)

    The Creating

    • I began by placing the larger Shimmer White panel onto the Stamparatus (don’t use your magnets yet). I then placed the stamps from Friends Are Like Seashells “into”/over the matching space on the large die in Seaside Seashells Dies. I laid the die over the panel and picked up the stamps with the Stamparatus door and removed the die (you can now place the magnets). I stamped the shells with Gray Granite Ink and added the greeting to the Seaside Spray strip.
    • Place the die back over the stamped images and pass through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine. Then place the die cut into the Seashells 3D Embossing Folder, lining up the images, and pass it through.
    • I ran the Seaside Spray panel through the Subtles Embossing Folder for some extra texture.
    • On the inside panel I stamped the sentiment in Seaside Spray Ink and the shells in Gray Granite Ink. I also added some Seaside Spray shells on the Very Vanilla Medium Envelope.
    • To assemble I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the inside panel and the Seashells embossed die cut to the Seaside Spray embossed panel. I add the sentiment strip and Linen Thread double bow with Mini Glue Dots. The front panel is popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
    • The final embellishment is Wink of Stella on the embossed seashells and a few Elegant Faceted Gems.

    Let me know if you have any questions!  You can drop me an email me at stampdabbles@gmail.com. I’d love to hear from you. 

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    April Host Code: 992KH6UN

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    Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!


    Butterfly Brilliance Collection – Early Release

    Bring in the beauty of nature with the artistic designs of the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and coordinating designer series paper, along with textured specialty paper that will put a pop of brilliance on every project. The Butterfly Brilliance Collection is an early release from the upcoming 2022 Annual Catalog and will be available now through May 3, 2021.

    • See more details HERE.
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    Sales Period: March 24th from 1:00 PM (MT) through May 3rd, 2021 at 11:59 PM (MT).

    Here are the official retiring lists from Stampin’ Up!

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