Today is my wonderful husband’s birthday. It will be a bit of a busy day for other chores we both have to do. But I will be fixing him a special breakfast and we have dinner plans for the evening.
And, of course, I made him a birthday card!
You may not recognize this Designer Series Paper (DSP), and that would be because it’s not yet been released as a Stampin’ Up! product. But it will be tomorrow! It’s one of the sheets in the new DPS set, Come Sail Away. If ever there was a perfect set of paper for Harry, a retired Coast Guard Officer, this would be it! Not only was he an officer, he was a navigator – and what can symbolize navigation better than compass markings. There actually is a better design in this set using drawings of such things as sextants, which would have been part of navigation back when Harry was on a ship. I’m sure I’ll think of ways to work that into something I give him over the next year.
While I have this DSP, I do not have the stamp set that goes with it. That wouldn’t have made much of a difference with this card as the Sailing Home Stamp Set does NOT have a birthday wish in it. So I used my perennial favorite set for birthday greetings – the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set – for the sentiment. And that’s die-cut using something else that’s brand new and available tomorrow. I stamped Happy Birthday onto a piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock and die-cut it using the new Stitched Nested Labels Dies. I was going to layer this us with some Night of Navy Cardstock, to match the card base, but then I thought the Crumb Cake looked pretty nice all by itself.
The ribbon is not new, but it will continue into the next catalog tomorrow. It’s called 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim. I liked that I could pull all its little thread apart to make the trim look a little fussier than if I’d just clipped it off at the ends.
For the inside of the card, I added a layer of Crumb Cake Cardstock (hard to write with any color on that Night of Navy Cardstock!), and also stamped a lighthouse on it to carry the front’s theme into the inside. You might recognize this as the lighthouse from the High Tide Stamp Set, another oldie that will carry over into the new catalog. For this image, I used Crumb Cake Ink for the background stamp and Night of Navy Ink for the foreground stamp.
I’m getting this card into an envelope and finishing this blog post while Harry is off playing bridge this afternoon. I’m feeling a bit out of breath as I try to get this all done and put away before he gets home!
Don’t forget – tomorrow is THE day for the new 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up! Catalog. Lots of great new products as well as many old favorites. Let me know if you’d like a catalog!