Masculine Birthday Card

bday-cardHere’s a sample of a masculine birthday card. I always make a point to include one masculine card in almost every class because often my customers will say that’s where they get stumped or find they don’t have a suitable stash. Epic Day Designer Series Paper (get it before it disappears forever) adds colour and pattern to this card that also uses the Chevron border punch and Blue Ribbon set.  Like the points on the DSP and ribbon? Check out this past Tuesday Tip video on how to get flawless notched ends in your ribbon or DSP.  You can always subscribe to the YamStamps Youtube channel so you won’t miss out on future videos.  Happy Stamping!

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Weekly Deals!

Happy Tuesday! Hope my American friends had a good Memorial Day weekend. I spent it traveling home from Chicago…more on that at another point. In the meantime, here’s what you’ve been looking for – Stampin’ Up!’s Weekly Deals! My fave…well, you can never go wrong with a heart punch in my opinion, but the Typeset Bigz alpha is a great deal…and I don’t have the digital download yet! Happy Shopping – please contact me if you need assistance with placing an order.

 

Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack Item # 130132
Regular Price: $26.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.21 CAN

3-1/2 Inch Circle Originals Die Item # 121811
Regular Price: $21.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $16.46 CAN

Sweet Buttons Embosslit Die Item # 121813
Regular Price: $14.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.21 CAN

Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper Item # 126917
Regular Price: $15.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.96 CAN

Full Heart Punch Item # 119883
Regular Price: $22.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $17.21 CAN

Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die Item # 127553
Regular Price: $110.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $89.21 CAN

Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die Item # 123128
Regular Price: $9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.46 CAN

Spring To Life Kit – Digital Download Item # 133026
Regular Price: $10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.57 CAN

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Quick and Easy Birthday Card

square-bdayI like making square cards – they’re very symmetrical and a bit more unusual, though no more difficult to create.

This card is 4.25″ x 4.25″ – so you cut your cardstock at 4.25″ x 8.5″ to create the card base. Then to create the rest of this easy card, the Designer Series Paper (Watercolour Wonder) is cut into 1.5″ squares and mounted onto a 3.5″ Tangerine Tango square. The Happy Birthday sentiment from the Label Love set was punched out with the Artisan Label punch (easy when your stamps & punches coordinate – these ones are also available in a bundle!) and then stuck onto the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Quick and easy – my kind of card!

 

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A Great Way to Start a Short Week!

I hope you had a great Victoria Day! (or whatever they might call it in your neck of the woods across Canada). Don’t worry, my American friends, your long weekend is coming up, so you will also have a short week soon, too LOL.  Here are this week’s deals – lots of ribbons to replenish your stock, and I always think that digital downloads are a great deal – you will never run out of the supplies in those kits! Click here to see all the weekly deals in the YamStamps Online Stampin’ Up! Canada store, or click on the link beside each item to go directly to it in the store. Please contact me if you have any questions or need assistance with your order.  Happy Shopping!

Blushing Bride 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon Item # 131209
Regular Price: $6.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.06 CAN
Basic Gray 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon Item # 126879
Regular Price: $6.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.06 CAN
Wild Wasabi 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon Item # 126873
Regular Price: $6.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.06 CAN
Pear Pizzazz 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon Item # 131208
Regular Price: $9.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.13 CAN
Early Espresso 1/8 Inch Taffeta Ribbon Item # 119959
Regular Price: $8.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.19 CAN
Whisper White 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon Item # 126877
Regular Price: $6.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.06 CAN
1-1/4″ Burlap Ribbon Item # 132140
Regular Price: $9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.46 CAN
Made From Scratch Recipes Designer Template – Digital Download Item # 129004
Regular Price: $19.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.97 CAN
International Bazaar Photobook Template – Digital Download Item # 130875
Regular Price: $16.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $9.90 CAN
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Shimmery Watercolouring

happy-watercolour-card This was a fun card to create. The brush stroke stamp from Happy Watercolour (OK I know the set is listed as Happy Watercolor, but I can’t bring myself to spell it that way, being the daughter of a born & bred Canadian teacher LOL). Anyway. Stamped it in Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Pacific Point onto watercolour paper, and then used Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz to blur the images. I could have used water, but thought the Smooch Spritz would be more fun. Though you can’t see it quite so well in the image, it’s got a shimmer to it! Waited for it to dry (OK, sped it along with my heat tool), then stamped the sentiment on top.

At the risk of dating myself, after stamping it, I realized it reminded me of the cover of the Police’s Synchronicity album… so then I had to go look it up online220px-Police-album-synchronicity – ok, so not exact (I’m getting older) but pretty close….or as I like to say “Similar but different”. And with that, I’m off to listen to some of my favourite 80’s tunes.

 

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