Quick and easy Birthday cards

Hello!

Inspired by the quick and easy Christmas cards I made using DSP as the main feature (an idea I got from my sister Liz – her blog is here), I decided to make some birthday cards:

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As you can see, the main feature of the cards is this gorgeous DSP, a Sale-a-bration (SAB) freebie you can have if you spend £45.  But you’ll need to hurry – although SAB lasts until the end of March, this paper is only available until February 15th! Stampin’ Up! have a few items that are available for 6 weeks, then they introduce new ones.  So these really are limited edition, get them now type items.  This paper is called Perfectly Artistic and comes in lovely colour-ways, with a different pattern on the other side.  I love this marbled effect though, don’t you?  Interestingly, I’ve found that sometimes it’s a different colour of card that looks best framing the paper, which is very unusual for Stampin’ Up!

Anyway, as you can see, there are two slightly different takes on the design – I really think the yellow and navy makes a great masculine card.  I hope so, as we gave one to a male friend today!

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The card base here is Night of Navy and I’ve matted the DSP on Whisper White.  I stamped “Happy Birthday from the SAB “Perfect Pairings” stamp set (this one is around til the end of March) in Night of Navy and cut it out using the oval framelit dies and big shot.  I then cut another same sized oval in Night of Navy, cut it in half (by eye) on the trimmer, and then framed the white oval.  I constructed the layers and then popped the ovals up on dimensionals and stuck that on to finish the card.

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This card’s colours are Rich Razzleberry with a Tip Top Taupe mat;  even though the DSP is Crumb Cake, it just seemed to work better.  The “Happy Birthday” (one of my favourites) is from the Butterfly Basics stamp set in the Annual Catalogue.  Construction was the same as above.

So, two quick and easy cards!  If you have a mountain of DSP you love but aren’t sure what to use on, make it the main feature of a card, as I have here!  Beautiful paper like this deserves centre stage.

Hope you like them.

Caro
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