We Stampin' Up! demonstrators receive a weekly e-mail from Stampin' Up! that includes at least one idea for using some Stampin' Up! products. The last e-mail showed some fun examples of how to use Christmas Designer Series Papers for everyday events such as birthday cards. Hah! I've already done that – a lot! – with the Stampin' Up! Autumn-themed papers in the 2015 Holiday Catalog.
The Designer Series Paper that I used for this Birthday Card is from the Into the Woods DSP set. I may have mentioned before that I love this set for the "Snip-Flip-Add a Strip" technique. It's not really a technique but a fun way to construct a card front. In this case, there is just one sheet of paper, and what you see here are two sides of that sheet. I snipped off about 2 inches of the 5-1/4" x 4" piece of paper that I'd cut, and flipped it around to show the back side of the sheet. I love this sheet because the two sides go together perfectly, with the Daffodil Delight leaves showing up in both patterns.
The strip that I made is cut from a piece of Tangelo Twist Cardstock, then punched with the Hearts Border Punch. For sure don't throw out those little hearts that are left after the punching! I used three of them to finish up this card, two over the Daffodil Delight print on top, and one snuck into the multi-colored print on the bottom. Because I was sending this to a woman friend, I thought it would be fun to add a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels to those little herats.
The word "happy" is a die cut made using one of the Hello You Thinlits, and I adhered it to the paper with a thin strip of glue from the new Fine Tip Glue Pen. Then I finished off the greeting with the "Birthday" stamp from the Age Awareness Stamp Set.
I matted the whole card front with a piece of Tangelo Twist Cardstock and then adhered that to a Whisper White Thick Cardstock card base.
Such fun to use papers from the Holiday Catalog for all sorts of projects!