Birthday, Thank You

Having Fun with “You”!

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Last month my grandma asked me to make her a small supply of cards when I could. I’m finally finding the time I need to do it. I plan on making a good mix of greeting cards, and here’s where I decided to start. These cards are so FUN! The focus is on the word You.

I chose mostly My Favorite Things products for these cards. (I did use Altenew coordinating ink cubes for the layered flowers.) The stamps and dies all worked well together. The coordinating papers finished them off. I kept the colors simple, and the cards mostly flat. I did a lot of stamping with my Misti. It helped get the process done quicker since I was making 5 cards.

I chose to work with Sketched Blooms stamp set first. I stamped on Neenah 110lb cardstock. I kept the flowers simple: 3 flowers staggered at different hights. I used fun stems and kept the coloring to a retro tone, especially the leaves using olive green.

I decided on die-cutting the word You with a dark colored cardstock to contrast with the white stamped paper. I wanted plum, but settled with a dark purple.  I cut 15 You’s so I could stack three words at a time for dimension. Then I chose the sentiments to match the mood of the card. Once picked, I used Versamark ink and white Avery Elle embossing powder to heat set the words. I then trimmed the strips down and adhered to card.

The last steps was picking pattern paper, die cutting the card fronts with MFT frames, stamping coordinating sentiments inside the cards, and attaching to the card. This small set of cards took maybe 2 hrs. I made these cards in an assembly line style.

I know Grandma will love them. Now I have to make fun young birthday cards for the great-grandchildren. I’ll be posting about them soon. Be sure to check back. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

Angelica Conrad

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