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Stampin’ Up! Best of Birthdays Card Duo

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Let’s kick off Thursday with a new Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge (PPA154).  I needed two more masculine birthday cards this month and created the first with the luscious palette suggested by the PPA!

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  • A simply delightful birthday stamp set!  Best of Birthdays, the January release from the
    Stampin’ Up! “Best of 25 Years” stamp promotion, was used for both cards.

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  • Stay tuned each month!  There will be a new Stampin’ Up! “Best of” stamp set release each month in 2013 and ALL will be available for purchase through MARCH 31, 2014!  Get the details and learn how you can earn a FREE stamp set!

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  • I used a 1 1/4″ Square Punch to pop out the row of squares.  Simple, graphic, perfect for a masculine card.

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  • In the Island Indigo and Pumpkin Pie version, I cropped the sentiment with the coordinating Stampin’ Up! Extra-Large Oval Punch and paper snipped/layered a Pumpkin Pie “birthday.”  “Birthday” is boosted up on Stampin’ Dimensionals for a 3-D effect.
  • Stampin’ Up! Baker’s Twine is my way of adding ribbon to a masculine card without making it too frilly.  Calypso Coral and Island Indigo Baker’s Twine match the card stock beautifully.


THE BEST OF FLOWERS STAMP SET FOR MARCH AVAILABLE!   REMEMBER!  “Best of” stamp sets will be released each month and available for purchase through March 31, 2014!  See ALL “Best of” Stamp Sets Releases.


March “Best of” Flowers Collection (#133342, $14.95).  Order it now!

(Previously released stamps are not the same size they originally were.  Please print and refer to this flyer for accurate dimensions).

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PPA Card:

Stamp Set:  Best of Birthdays (Clear-Mount 132929)
Paper:  Raspberry Ripple (126842), Calypso Coral (122925), Crumb Cake (120953), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple (126859)
Cool Tools:  1 1/4″ Square Punch (119865), 2 1/2″ Circle Punch (120906)
The Perfect Touch:  Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine (125573), Neutrals Designer Buttons (119743), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

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Island Indigo Card:

Stamp Set:  Best of Birthdays (Clear-Mount 132929)
Paper:  Island Indigo (122923), Pumpkin Pie (105117), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Island Indigo (126986)
Cool Tools: 1 1/4″ Square Punch (119865), Extra-Large Oval Punch (119859), Stampin’ Up! Paper Snips (103579)
The Perfect Touch:  Island Indigo Baker’s Twine (125575), Neutrals Designer Buttons (119743)

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17 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Best of Birthdays Card Duo”

  1. Oh, I’m filing this away for future use! 🙂 I love both of these, Mary! The second color combo is perfect for some of my guys. Just perfect, as usual.

  2. How clever is that?!!? Love the layout and color blocks. Gives the baker’s twine some well-deserved attention. Genius, Mary! 🙂

  3. Wonderfully clean and simple cards, Mary. You did it again creating a pair of beautiful masculine cards. This colors are indeed luscious, the baker’s twine and the button, add just enough embellishment to the cards. Thank you for sharing.


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