Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Fall Birthday Card - So Much Happy Bundle

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a birthday card that's perfect for Fall.  I used the So Happy Bundle to create my card along with this week's color challenge over at the Spot.  Here's a look at my card.  

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To create my card I started out with my Crumb Cake Card base.  My base was cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and I used it to create a top folding card.  I used the Happy Dies from the So Much Happy Bundle to cut the word window in my card base.  I also used this same die to cut out the same thing in a piece of Merry Merlot Designer Series Paper.  I then layered the two together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and trimmed off the excess.  This allowed for the colorful "happy" in the center of the window.  

Next I cut a few strips of Bumblebee, Very Vanilla, and the Gold Brushed Metallic Cardstock to add to my card.  I cut them with my Paper Trimmer at different widths.  I added the Bumblebee Cardstock strips first right next to the word die cut window and followed the line that the die created.  I then added the Brushed Metallic Cardstock strip.  And at the bottom I added the Very Vanilla Cardstock strip.  Once the Very Vanilla was in place I could stamp my birthday sentiment in Crumb Cake Ink.  

I then flipped my card base over and cut the strips to size with my Paper Snips.  Because the card needed just a little something extra I then took some scraps of Merry Merlot, Crumb Cake, and Bumblebee Cardstocks and the Gather Leaves Dies (I used the three small leaf dies from the set) and placed them on my ink pads in the coordinating colors before placing them on the cardstock.  I pressed them down just a little bit with my finger.  I then removed them from the ink pad and placed them on my cardstock scraps very carefully making sure that they didn't move.  These dies not only cut the outline but they emboss the inside of each leaf as well.  So when you add ink to the die you get a darker impression on the inside embossed areas making them stand out more.  Not to mention more dimension.  

Once the inked dies where in place on my cardstock scraps I placed each of them in my Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine on the Magnetic Plate and ran them through.  I placed them on my card front once cut out.  Some I just placed on the card with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and some I used a Stampin' Dimensional behind to add more left.  But I placed all three where there would hang slightly over the window opening.  Now I have the perfect little Fall themed birthday card to send out to a friend.  

Here's the challenge image that inspired my card today.  If you want to play along with us this week you can on the image above; or even if you want to be inspired more with this color combination click on the image and check out what the other design team members came up with using this week's color combination.  Thanks for dropping by today, I hope you have a wonderful day; if you need any of the supplies you have seen today you can pick them up in my online store by clicking on the items in the Stampin' Up! Shopping List below.  

Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

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