How Sweet It Is Birthday Card Ideas

These special 4×4 Birthday Cards featuring the Stampin’ UP! How Sweet It Is designer paper and the Jar of Sweets framelit dies, also have a fun surprise.. the card base is actually the Lovely Lipstick Sale-a-Bration foil sheets!!  You can get 4 cards out of any 12×12 sheet!! Did you select this as your free gift?  As I was typing this blog post (on the 15th) these foil sheets actually sold out!! oh my!  But you can use ANY 12×12 cardstock or other foil sheets.

How Sweet It Is Birthday Card idea - Stampin' Up! supplies available from Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

These cute cards featuring Stampin’ UP! Occasions catalog products are full of colorful surprises!! I die cut the adorable candy pieces from the Jar of Sweets framelits, and also used the same coordinating colors of Glitter Enamel Dots to dress up the cards.  Each card is tied up with some Gorgeous Grape 1/4″ Mini Striped ribbon.

I layered a Gorgeous Grape or Melon Mambo scalloped circle with a How Sweet It Is designer paper die cut circle on each card, using the Layering Circle framelits.  As always, you can shop in my online Stampin’ UP! Store for these papercrafting supplies anytime, earn free Sale-a-Bration gifts for each $50 you purchase AND record your $50 or more orders on your Free Stamps with Patty form! 🙂

 

How Sweet It Is Birthday Card idea - Stampin' Up! supplies available from Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

Cutting Pattern for 4×4 Cards

You can cut any 12×12 sheet into 4″x8″ pieces to create 4 card bases.  See my graphic below. . . simply cut a 4″ strip off the 12×12 (cut #1), then cut the remaining larger piece at 4″ (cut #2) and at 4″ again (cut #3).  Cut a 4″ piece off of the first piece you cut (cut #4) and score/fold all 4 pieces in 1/2!

How to cut a 12x12 into four 4x4 card bases. Pattern by Patty

I always get asked if I use square envelopes. While you could make one with the Envelope Punch Board, or purchase a square envelope, they do cost more to mail in the US Mail, so I use the regular Medium Whisper White Envelopes from Stampin’ UP!.

Some of these cute cards also feature the Detailed Birthday cupcake edgelit dies – you can see more about those in THIS Sweet Cups post.  Be sure to use your Adhesive Sheets with the detailed cupcake dies!

How Sweet It Is Birthday Card idea - Stampin' Up! supplies available from Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

For embellishments, I used both the Glitter Enamel Dots, and I also colored some clear epoxy hearts with my Stampin’ Blends markers.

 

Stampin’ Up! Color Combo

 

Color Combo for Stampin' UP! How Sweet It Is designer paper, #148568 Occasions catalog. Available online www.MyStampOrder.com

Stampin' UP! Birthday How Sweet it Is designer paper Shop Online with Patty Bennett www.MyStampOrder.com #148568

Above: How Sweet It Is 12×12 designer paper available online here #148568

Below; the Sweetest Thing stamp set and framelits bundle available online here #150568

 

Stampin' UP! Sweetest Thing Bundle. Shop Online with Patty Bennett www.MyStampOrder.com #150568

How Sweet It Is Birthday Card idea - Stampin' Up! supplies available from Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

I stamped this cute greeting from the upcoming “More than Words” stamp set (available in March 2019) onto Whisper White cardstock with Gorgeous Grape ink, and punched them out with the new Story Label punch (also coming in March).

How Sweet It Is Suite of papercrafting products from Stampin' Up! Perfect for birthday cards and treats! www.PattyStamps.com

How Sweet It Is Birthday Card idea - Stampin' Up! supplies available from Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

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(Reminder:  The Story Label Punch and the More than Words set will be available starting March 1 2019)

 

 

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Stampin’ UP! New Product Availability!

Stampin’ Up! unveiled 3 new amazing offerings for Sale-a-Bration 2019 last week, AND there are more new products coming on March 1st.  I showed them all in THIS VIDEO with all the details, but I’ve been getting a lot of questions since this is a little confusing, so let’s break it down sweet and simple:

 

3 new Gift Choices available NOW for Sale-a-Bration

Available starting Feb. 15, 2019, through March 31, 2019 or while supplies last with your online order.

 
 

See ALL of the Sale-a-Bration products available HERE.

 

Download Brochure

Click to download your brochure featuring the 3 new Sale-a-Bration gift offerings!

 


 

MORE new products starting March 1, 2019

As shown in my VIDEO HERE, there are several sets of framelits, a stamp set, and a punch that will be available on March 1, 2019. These item will all be available for purchase (they are not Sale-a-Bration gifts).

 

Download Brochure

Download your brochure for all of the March 1st releases HERE.

All of the above March release products will be available from March 1, 2019 to March 31, 2019.  Quantities are limited, so all products may not be available for the entire month.

 

If you have questions about any of these new products, contact me.

 

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Watercolor your Country Floral Embossing Folder!

The Brand New Stampin’ UP! Country Floral Embossing folder is AMAZING!!  I embossed it with Watercolor Paper, and then watercolored on the embossed paper and I LOVE IT!!!  The Country Floral Embossing Folder is available for a LIMITED TIME ONLY while supplies last, as your free Sale-a-Bration gift with a $50 online store purchase!

Watercoloring on embossed paper with the Country Floral Embossing Folder from Stampin' UP! Limited time offer Sale-a-Bration 2019. Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

My cards today feature 4 different Sale-a-Bration products – each one a free gift with purchase.  I used the Country Floral embossing folder, the Painted Seasons stamp set, the Sale-a-Bration organdy ribbon and the Home to Roost stamp set.  See ALL of the free Sale-a-Bration gifts HERE.

Be sure to pin or save the graphic below so you have the instructions anytime you want to remember how to watercolor on the embossed Country Floral Image!  The secret, I found, was to color one layer of each color first, let dry, then add another layer in a contrasting or darker color for the detail and shading.  I did that with a slightly dryer Aqua Painter brush than the first layer.

How To: Watercoloring on embossed paper with the Country Floral Embossing Folder from Stampin' UP! Limited time offer Sale-a-Bration 2019. by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

I watercolored the one on the left, first, and added a really light Soft Seafoam green wash to the background after I colored all the flowers.  I like it.. it reminds me so much of some of the fabric in the quilts from my great grandma and great aunts!!  Then I did a 2nd version and switched up the colors and left the background white.

Watercoloring on embossed paper with the Country Floral Embossing Folder from Stampin' UP! Limited time offer Sale-a-Bration 2019. Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Color Combos:

Below you will find the 2 different Stampin’ UP! color combos I used.  One is just a bit brighter than the other. 

Watercoloring on embossed paper with the Country Floral Embossing Folder from Stampin' UP! Limited time offer Sale-a-Bration 2019. Color Combo by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Watercoloring on embossed paper with the Country Floral Embossing Folder from Stampin' UP! Limited time offer Sale-a-Bration 2019. Color Combo by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

Watercoloring on embossed paper with the Country Floral Embossing Folder from Stampin' UP! Limited time offer Sale-a-Bration 2019. Color Combo by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Watercoloring on embossed paper with the Country Floral Embossing Folder from Stampin' UP! Limited time offer Sale-a-Bration 2019. Color Combo by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

Flower Layering Tip: 

Stamp 2 flower images from the Painted Season Sale-a-Bration bundle, and then trim away a few of the petals on one image.  Layer the 2 images together for a little extra dimension and fullness. 

Watercoloring on embossed paper with the Country Floral Embossing Folder from Stampin' UP! Limited time offer Sale-a-Bration 2019. Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Watercoloring on embossed paper with the Country Floral Embossing Folder from Stampin' UP! Limited time offer Sale-a-Bration 2019. Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Above: I added a sentiment from the Butterfly Gala stamp set stamped onto a die cut from my Stitched Labels Framelits.  6 sweet pearls from the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls pack and a little Old Olive Linen Thread bow finish off this card.  I trimmed down the Watercolor Paper layer and layered it onto a piece of Gorgeous Grape Cardstock, then onto a Pear Pizzazz Side Fold Card.

Shop for supplies:

All of the Stampin’ UP! Supplies used on my Country Floral Embossing Folder cards today may be purchased online in my Stampin’ Up! store here, or by clicking any of the product photos at the bottom of this blog post.

Watercoloring on embossed paper with the Country Floral Embossing Folder from Stampin' UP! Limited time offer Sale-a-Bration 2019. Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

Above: I added a sentiment from the Home to Roost Sale-a-Bration stamp set stamped onto a die cut from my Stitched Labels Framelits.  A pearl from the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls pack and a Frosted Flower embellishment finish off this card.  I trimmed down the Watercolor Paper layer and layered it onto a Grapefruit Grove Top Fold Card base.  I added a stamped flower from the Painted Seasons stamp set and some Grapefruit Grove Sale-a-Bration ribbon.

Are you going to give this a try?  Leave me a comment and let me know!!

 

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