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Friday, January 29, 2016

Tulip Birthday Card


Decided that most of my customers seek birthday cards, not just to make but to also send as they are the most frequently mailed card out there.  Thought I'd post this card so that you have an opportunity to make it too:

Here's the Recipe:
  • Cardstock -So Saffron, Blushing Bride, Rose Red, Pool Party, Whisper White
  • Punches - Festive Flower Builder Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Owl Builder Punch.
  • Framelit - Oval Framelit
  • Embossing Folder - Anna Griffin Thistle Tide Embossing Folder, Stampin Up Tiny Dot Embossing folder.
  • Ink - So Saffron, Blushing Bride, Rose Red, Pool Party

Start with the basic card size, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 in Whisper White.  Layer Pool Party in 4 x 5 1/4.  Add Whisper White card stock at 3 3/4 x 5 and emboss in the Anna Griffin embossing folder.
  • Punch out the long petal shape on the Festive Flower Builder punch and punch out two flowers in So Saffron, Rose Red, and Blushing Bride.  Punch a third petal (small one) to complete the tulip flower.  Fold the long double petal in half and at an angle and add the small petal to the top to form the flower.  Punch out enough stems for every flower made from the Bird Builder Punch and attach them to the back of the tulips.
  • With Pool Party, use the oval framelit to cut out the oval shape for the vase and cut off a small portion of it to give it a base.  Also punch out the vest from the owl builder punch and take both pieces and emboss them with the dot embossing folder. Assemble the vase by attaching the vest upside down to make the neck of the vase.
  • Add some whisper white ribbon around the vase and stamp "Happy Birthday" from the Sky is The Limit stamp set (Sale A Bration).
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Easter Wreath Card

Here's another Easter Card for you...Since the holiday will be here soon, i thought I'd share with you how this one was made.  Here's the recipe:

  • Cardstock - Crisp Cantaloupe, So Saffron, Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Blushing Bride, Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party.
  • Stamp Sets - Circle of Spring, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Indescribable Gift
  • Ink -Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Crisp Cantaloupe
  • Framelits -Wondrous Wreath, Chalk Talk
  • Punches -  Itty Bitty Punch Pack
  • Accessories -Pearls, Whisper White Ribbon,Card Wink of Stella Glitter Pen

  • Card face measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 in Whisper White
  • Layer of Crisp Cantaloupe measures 4 x 5 1/4
  • Layer of Whisper White measures 3 3/4 x 5
  • Layer of Crisp Cantaloupe measures 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 and embossed with "Spring Flwers Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Sale A Bration 2015- not currently available)
  • Wreath stamp in Pear Pizzazz and colored the leaves with Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive.  Colored the flowers with Crisp Cantaloupe, cut the wreath out with the framelit.
  • Added flowers from the flower punch, two for each flower.
  • Happy Easter stamped and cut out with framelit.
  • Whisper White bow.
  • Added pearls and Wink of Stella glitter pen to the flowers and used glue dots to attach the banner to the wreath.  You're Done!
Here are the materials that you can purchase to make this card from my Stampin' Up web page...  Makes a lovely Easter greeting card for any recipient.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Happy Easter Card

Thinking about the Easter holiday in about a month, I decided it was time to create something for a card to send greetings for the holiday.  I came up with this card, using two stamp sets, "Indescribable Gift" and "Remarkable You".

I used vellum paper which I stamped with Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder.  I also embossed the leaves with white embossing powder.  I added Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz on the back side of the vellum with daubers to make the color subtle.  I also used the Crushed Curry marking pen to color the stamens of the lillies.   I hand cut all of the flowers and the leaves and added them to Whisper White card stock.  I started with the first flower at the top of the page and attached them with dimentionals that I cut to fit.  With layers of flowers and leaves, I was able to hide the dimentionals and tried to get them all to look like they were a bouquet.  The "Happy Easter" greeting was from the Remarkable You stamp set which was embossed with Blushing Bride embossing powder.  I used the Banner Triple punch to create the banner which covered all the open stems to achieve the bouquet I was looking for.  The face of the card was placed on Blushing Bride cardstock and then was attached to the front of the card.  

Hope you like this card and would like your comments.  Thanks for taking a peek!

Barb Kapla

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Celebrate Birthday Card

Inspired by the card made by Karen Squires (, I decided to CASE in part her beautiful card with the focus being the hummingbird and flowers. From the stamp set called Picture Perfect,  I only used the #1, 2, & 4 hummingbird stamps and found it easy to color.  I used Smoky Slate for #1, Bermuda Bay for #2, and Basic Black for #4.  Then I fussy cut the bird out and placed it on dimensionals on the card face. The card background is Whisper White card stock that I embossed using the Woodgrain Embossing Folder and used Smoky Slate with a dauber to bring out the wood grain.   I used the Botanical Builder framelits to make the flowers in Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay and Pool Party.  The leaves were cut from Mossy Meadow.  The greeting of "celebrate" was stamped from the Celebrate Today stamp set.   I stamped the greeting in Bermuda Bay.  Added a few pearls to the centers of the flowers and a little of the Pool Party glitter ribbon.  Hope you like the card and I would be interested in your comments..

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

Barb Kapla

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Monday, January 25, 2016

Wedding Card

When it comes to weddings, formal cards are very appropriate.  Since I have access to a number of Stampin' Up products, I decided to see what I could come up with.  The result of the search is the "Bloomin Heart" framelit and some flower punches. A little bit of organza ribbon and I think this card is complete.  The embossed background is made with Anna Griffin's"Paisley Dance" embossing folder and the Mr. & Mrs.Tag on the ribbon is from the Jewelry Tag punch and the Tiny Tags stamp set that is retired from Stampin' Up.  Here's the ingredients to he recipe:
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Please email me with your comments or questions.  Thanks for taking a peek!

Barb Kapla