This was our third Make&Take project at the Stamp, Scrap & Create Retreat.  A Birthday card kit that included a birthday cards for a variety of people – a kids card, a teen card, a feminine card and a masculine card.  I wanted to accomplish a few things for this project and set of cards.  While designing it the plan was to use a consistent color scheme – so the whole set coordinates, and I wanted to use the same layout for each of the cards – to show that changing just the stamp set could make it a completely different card.  I was able to use items from my pre-order for the new Stampin’ Up! catalog along with items from the Occasions catalog that continued on into the new annual catalog.


I decided to use the new Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack for this project so the color scheme is Sahara Sand, Basic Gray, Whisper White and two brand new colors – Hello Honey and Lost Lagoon.  I’m not sure if you have noticed this before but with the paper stacks if you look at one side you have one set of colors and if you flip over and look at the other side you have a slightly different set of colors.  For this moonlight stack one side includes the Lost Lagoon (that’s what I used for this project) while the other side included the Blackberry Bliss.

Here is a closer look at each piece of this project.

retreat-card-boxThe box that holds the 4 cards and envelopes was made with the Envelope Punch Board.  The front decorated with the Starburst Sayings and Starburst Framelits.

retreat-card-sea-streetThe kids card uses the new Sea Street stamp set and the “happy birthday” is from a new set called Something to Say.  A strip of the Moonlight paper stack – that looks like waves and the Starburst die cut is embossed with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder – to look like bubbles.  Does that embossing folder look familiar?  It was one of the Sale-A-Bration free choices a few months ago.

retreat-card-geometricalThe teen card uses the Geometrical stamp set and the Triangle punch.  For this one the greeting is on the circle and then the punched triangles were added around the front of the card giving a little different look to the same card layout.

retreat-card-so-happyHere is the feminine card – it uses the new So Very Happy stamp set.  While this wasn’t part of our pre-order it was a set that I received during the Leadership conference back in January.  The flower in the set coordinates with the Blossom Punch.

retreat-card-timelessAnd finally the masculine card – it uses the set called Timeless Talk.  This isn’t a new set it was actually in last years catalog too.  But sometimes you don’t notice a set until its presented in a different way.  For the center of the dial on the phone I added a little Basic Gray candy dot.

For all the cards I used the Hardwood Background stamp.  And they each have the large starburst that is embossed, the strip of Moonlight Designer Paper and the 2-1/2″ circle punch with an image plus the punched greeting.

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