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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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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Happy Birthday Stampin’ Up!

Happy Birthday! 
Stampin’ Up! is 30 years old today. 

30 years of loving, living and sharing.  Shelli Gardner and her sister started Stampin’ Up! in 1988.  The two sisters dreamed of being able to express their creativity while establishing meaningful relationships and raising their young families.  Three decades later, tens of thousands of people around the world are living the dream themselves, using Stampin’ Up! products to express their own creativity through handmade cards, papercrafting projects, memory keeping, and home décor. 

And today we celebrate with a Stamp Sale!

The sale is today only – Tuesday October 23rd.  30 different stamp sets are on sale.

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Click on each list image to see it in a larger format.  There are 30 different stamp sets on sale. 

Here are a few samples.

 

What is your dream?  Join my PAWS team to be a part of the Stampin’ Up! dream.  The sale stamp sets can be included in your starter kit if you join today. 

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Perennial Birthday Double Triangle Card

Time moves slower when you are at a cabin in the mountains.  Or maybe time goes faster and I move slower – it’s already afternoon and I haven’t accomplished much of anything.  Wifi is also slower so I haven’t loaded my FB Live video to Youtube in order to add it to this post.  But if you want to see it go HERE to my At Monika’s Place Facebook page to see it.  It’s the July 11 Facebook Live video.  Today I’m sharing with you the double triangle card. 

This is a Double Triangle card and you get two from a piece of 8-1/2″ x 11″ piece of card stock.  For this card you want to score first in both directions – on the long side score at 5-1/2″ and on the short side score at 4-1/4″.  Now you need the Stampin’ Trimmer – pull out the scoring blade and then insert your paper on the diagonal – you want to have each point lined up with the track and then cut the whole way.  That gives you two triangles that are already scored for your card base.

Download the Project Sheet Here: Perennial Birthday Triangle FB Live 7-11-2018

All the supplies and measurements are on the project sheet for you.  And be sure to watch my FB live on my At Monika’s Place Facebook Page to see how I made it.  Turn the volume up to hear me.  Once I’m back home I’ll work on loading to Youtube and adding it here for you.

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Birthday Splatter

On Wednesday on my At Monika’s Place Facebook Page I did a Facebook Live video and shared how to make a couple of cards using the Perennial Birthday stamp set.  I’m posting about one of them today and the other one tomorrow.  I’m also creating project sheets for each one and hope to have those ready tomorrow.  Today I’m leaving for a weekend getaway with my team and there are still a few things to do for that.  One is wait on the UPS man who is delivering a package that I need.  If he doesn’t show up soon I will probably go search the neighborhood for him.  But let’s take a look at today’s card.

I think this is such a beautiful card.  It’s similar to one that Stampin’ Up! shared earlier in the year.  I love the bright colors but also the subtl blue.  This card uses the new Balmy Blue color.  Stamp the Happy Birthday image twice before re-inking it.  To add color to the stamped images on the Shimmery White card stock I used a sponge dauber.  The little flowers are fussy cut – it’s easy to do with the Paper Snips. The final touch is the splatter that I added with a Stampin’ Write marker.

Supply List

  • Perennial Birthday stamp set
  • Lemon Lime Twist card stock
  • Shimmery White card stock
  • Berry Burst card stock
  • StazOn Black ink
  • Sponge Daubers
  • Paper Snips
  • Lemon Lime Twist ink
  • Balmy Blue ink
  • Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker

Check out this little photo tip and be sure to go check out my FB live to actually see how to add the splatter.

 

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