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“It’s Your Day” Birthday Card for My Husband


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I’m prepping to take off for the Stampin’ Up! Leadership Conference in Orlando tomorrow and wanted to create a simple card for my husband’s birthday next week.  Today’s card fills the “need for speed” and takes advantage of one of my favorite new stamp sets from the Occasions Catalog (see My Favorite Things), Big on You!


  • The confetti stars add the perfect punch (Confetti Stars Punch) to this very bold sentiment.

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  • What’s the best way to place the stars?  I call it the “Fairy Dust” technique.  I simply take a small handful and toss them on.  It’s amazing how they know right where to go with maybe a wee bit of “editing.”
  • Using a paper-piercing tool that I have designated just for adhesive, I add a tiny touch of Multipurpose Liquid Glue to each star, placing them one at a time so that I don’t disturb their positioning.

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  • One rhinestone on just one star.  It’s all the bling necessary, especially for a masculine card.
  • The final touch is an envelope liner using the sassy stripe from Stampin’ Up! Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Series Paper (also included in My Favorite Things of the Occasions Catalog).


  • Hover and Pin it! Here’s a photo showing key products for today’s card that you can save or pin to Pinterest. See ALL my product photos in one spot on my How to Make Simple Cards board on Pinterest.

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Note:  If you have two pages of stamp images in a set, you can use both the inside front and back covers for this method.  In my experience, the stamps do not touch when the case is closed!

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