Twinkle Twinkle Birthday Cards

I’m still in Orlando and have a fun card to share with you today.  I created this one for a Birthday Card Swap at OnStage this week.  While the Twinkle Twinkle paper is shown as a baby/kids paper in the catalog I used it here as birthday.   With the patterns and the stars I think it’s a fun birthday design.  The designer paper is the featured item on this card design so it’s easy to take this idea and use it with different paper. I also made a card like this with some of the Christmas paper but I’ll show you that one another time.

This card uses a 4″ strip of Designer paper that is folded.  The outside of the card shows one side of the paper and the inside shows the other.  For this one I used the Twinkle Twinkle paper and created birthday cards.  Just like my last swap I used the different papers from the pack and created variations of the same card.  There are 6 different ones – I switched out the Baker’s Twine and the color of the Starburst punched piece depending on the paper I used. Which one is your favorite?

Supply List

  • Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper
  • Gray Granite card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Night of Navy card stock
  • Gray Granite ink
  • Silver & Petal Pink Baker’s Twine
  • Silver & Pool Party Baker’s Twine
  • Whisper White & Silver Baker’s Twine
  • Twinkle Adhesive Backed Stars
  • Starbust Punch
  • 2″ Circle Punch
  • Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set

Here is a look at the inside of the card. You can see the other side of the Designer Series paper.  I added the White panel to write the inside message for the card. 

 

These were the cards I create for the Birthday swap that I hosted at OnStage.  I hope everyone that participated enjoyed the cards they received.  It’s so fun to see everyone’s different creations.

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Share What You Love Swaps

At Stampin’ Up! Events we do swaps.  What’s a swap – well it’s like a cookie exchange but instead of making cookies and exchanging them with your neighbors we make cards and swap them with each other.  Mostly we swap cards but some people do scrapbook pages, little treats or other crafty items.  You come up with one design and make a number of them and then find other people to swap with so you come home with a variety of ideas.

This time I’m participating in a 50 card swap – it’s an organized swap that we had to sign up for.  I made 50 cards of the same design.  Now my swap uses the Share What You Love Designer Series paper and the 2017-2019 In Color Flower Buttons so I actually have 5 versions of the same card.  What changes is the paper and the color of the button – everything else is the same.

I matched up the buttons to the different patterns of paper – they aren’t perfect match in all cases but they are close enough that they work.  Do you love how they turned out?  I sure do.  And I love those little flower buttons!  Have you tried them they are flat and so easy to add to a card.

Supply List

  • Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Thick Whisper White card stock
  • Basic Black card stock
  • White card stock
  • Basic Black Baker’s Twine
  • 2017-2019 In Color Flower Buttons
  • Ribbon of Courage stamp set
  • Stazon Black ink
  • Support Ribbon Framelits
  • Big Shot Die Cut Machine
  • Mini Dimensionals
  • Multi Purpose Liquid Glue
  • Paper Snips

 

The trick to making this card is to cut a 4″ square of the designer series paper.  Then layer on a 4-1/4″ square of Basic Black.  Position on the front of the card at an angle – I use my liquid glue to adhere – then I can slide it just a little if needed.  Once it’s glued down then I trim the edges.  Use paper snips or a heavy duty cutter – the paper trimmer won’t cut through all the layers so it doesn’t work so well. 

To attach the flower I just used the little flower button on a Mini Dimensional and put it through the center of the flower.  Technically the flower isn’t even attached to the card.  I hope you like these as much as I do.  This was my swap for the Creating Success Training group swap. 

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Roommates are the best

One of the best parts of a Stampin’ Up! Event is staying in the hotel and having fun with your roommates.  I remember my very first Stampin’ Up! event – I was brand new and didn’t know anyone.  The only person I had met before was my upline and she was staying with someone already.  So I had to make a new friend and found someone that needed a roommate for convention that year. 

My family thought I was crazy going out of state and meeting a stranger in a hotel and staying there!  I figured if I needed to I’d just go find myself my own room somewhere else.  But guess what I walked in that door and met Michele.  That was 13 years ago and guess what – she is going to be one of my room mates again this week!  We have stayed together many times over the years. 

Roommates really are the best.  This year we have a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom suite and there will be 7 of us rooming together.  Members of my PAWS team will be joining me and I’m so excited.  I made some cute gifts for them.  We often call them pillow gifts because you leave them on the pillow.  I started with a totally different idea but it did not come together.  So I ended up with this idea and I love how it turned out.

I stuck with the Mickey theme again.  After I made the little friend gifts I decided I wanted to make Mickey tags for my room mates.  Everyone’s has their name on it and if they want to they can transfer them to the bag that Stampin’ Up! will give us.  If all 7000 of us have the same bag you need something to distinguish yours from everyone else’s. 

Supply List

  • 1-1/2″ Circle punch
  • 1″ Circle punch
  • Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
  • Daffodil Delight card stock
  • Real Red card stock
  • Basic Black card stock
  • Cookie Cutter punch
  • Make a Difference stamp set
  • Black Memento Ink
  • White Stampin’ Chalk Marker

Inside the black canvas mini bag is a Cupcake in a Mug mix and frosting – so we can make birthday cupcakes.  Plus napkins, a spoon and then I have the mug. I also brought mickey themed snacks for us – including more oreos and also goldfish. I found those at the grocery store. Now we have to figure out which night to have our cupcakes.

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Mickey Friend Gifts

Did you know that I’m heading to Orlando, Florida for the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event this week?  And it’s Stampin’ Up!s 30th Birthday!  And it’s Mickey’s 90th Birthday!  So this week will be all about celebrating – birthday’s, accomplishments, friendships and more.  When I go to a Stampin’ Up! event I love to make little gifts to give to my friends.  Being part of this company has allowed me the opportunity to make friends that live all over the world.  Most of them I might only see every couple of years.  With this being Stampin’ Up!s big celebration year there are over 7000 demonstrators coming to Orlando from all over the world.  This year I made some little friend gifts with a Mickey birthday theme.

I found Mickey Mouse birthday oreos at the grocery store and decided to create my little gift based on those.  I used the 3×6″ Gusseted Cello bags and put two oreos inside and closed it up with tape.  The bags are food safe – in case you wondered.  Then I made the little tag to go on the front.  The three candles are for Stampin’ Up!s 30th birthday.  And then I made Mickey out of circle punches.  Finished up with the die cut Celebrate. 

Supply List

  • 3×6″ Gusseted Cello Bags
  • 1-1/2″ circle punch
  • 1″ circle punch
  • Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Basic Black card stock
  • Real Red card stock
  • Daffodil Delight card stock
  • Balmy Blue card stock
  • Real Red ink
  • Daffodil Delight ink
  • Black Memento ink
  • Celebrate You Thinlits
  • Big Shot Die Cut Machine
  • Paper Snips
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Tear and Tape

I hope everyone likes the little sweet treat.  By the way the oreo filling is birthday cake flavored and they are good – and they smell yummy too. 

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