Faster than Fastest Birthday Card Ever!

 Tuesday I showed you the Fastest Birthday Card Ever, but this is Friday and we have been really busy and we are getting tired but we still have one more birthday card to whip out before the weekend fun today I"m going to show you the Faster than Fastest Birthday Card Ever!

 If you missed Tuesday's post you can see it here

 Today we're still using the same Delightfully Detailed Memories & More Card Pack and the Whisper White Memories & More Cards & Envelopes (small size today). 148040G
Here's the card I selected because I didn't need to get out any stamps--the greeting is included: Small celebrate today cardAnd, here's the Faster than Fastest Birtthday Card Ever: Small celebrate today decorated

I cut a 3 1/8 X 4 1 /8 Calypso Coral cardstock layer---glued it to the back of the card with liquid glue.; adhere this unit to the small Whisper White Memories & More Card. Added 3 Glitter Enamel dots and--called it Done! (Don't forget the envelopes are included)

It really does carry lots of pizzazz and it did only take me less that 2 minutes from beginning to the end! There are tons of cards to select from--some will need some stamping--others not...just grab this pack of M&M cards and start creating your own Faster than Fastest Birthday Card ever!

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Fastest Birthday Card Ever!

Today I'm going to share with you the Fastest Birthday Card Ever! Those Memories and More cards come in super handy when you need to get a card done super quick and still have it look awesome..the card set I used for today's card is the Delightfully Detailed set.... 147038G

There are 50 total double sided designs and some laser cuts.  The sizes are 4 X 6 and 3 X 4. Now here's the super part---you don't even have to cut card bases because now Stampin'Up! has Large and Small Memories & More Whisper White cards & Envelopes that these M&M cards fit on exactly with no extra cutting on the card. And you don't have to worry about envelopes--they are included.  You may remember that when we used the large cards previously we had to cut them down to the 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 size to fit nicely on the regular sized card base---no more--just grab the M&M card base and you are ready to go!

148040GOK, here's the M&M card that I started with: Large hbd cardNow this would have been just fine for a quick and simple card--just adhere it to the card base and you are done!

But just add a bit more bling and a red layer base and you get the stepped up version: Large hbd decorated

I cut a Real Red cardstock layer 4 1/8 X 6 1/8, adhered that to the back of the M&M card--then adhered that to the M&M Large card with liquid glue. Then punched 2 Four Petal Flowers (new punch) and layered them with dimensionals and adhered to the card with another dimensional--there's a clear faceted gem as the flower center. Added 3 of the new Candle embellishments to the lower card front--they already have adhesive on the back! And there you have a really awesome card that only took less that a couple of minutes to assemble! Not bad, right?

Also, you can just use the Whisper White Memories & More Cards and Envelopes for your own card designing! Great base to just be able to start stamping!

Here's the supply list--click on the Shop Now button on this page or on one of the images below and you'll be in my store. Order your supplies now and if you use this month's host code (BBBRN4DK) you'll receive from me $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase. So order now!


Another Tropical Chic Wave

Today we're having Another Tropical Chic Wave--in case you missed Tuesday's here

 Today's Wave is a fantastic Tropical card--those thinlets are so easy to use & the new glimmer paper with easy-to-use backing is really making these processes quite simple. 6-12-18 Tropical Chic card

Today's card uses the Tropical Chic Bundle & this time we've added the Tropical Escape 6X6 Designer Series Paper--this automatically ratchets up the interest level a couple of notches...a sprinkle of gold glimmer paper and it doesn't get any better!

The directions are followed by the Supply List...use Shop Now button (or click on a product images) & you'll be in my store---order supplies online & use this month's Host Code (BBBRN4DK) to receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product you order.

Here are the directions:

1. Cut Granny Apple Green cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2; score the long side at 4 1/4 (card base). Cut Designer paper (I used the multi-leaf design from Tropical Escape DSP) 4 3/16 X 5 7/16 and adhere to card base front.

2. Cut Whisper White cardstock 3 X 4 1/4--stamp tropical background dots randomly in Granny Apple Green ink; cut Lemon Lime Twist cardstock 2 7/8 X 4 1/8. Using the square leaves die (Tropcial Thinlets) in the top part of the Lemon cardstock --run through the Big Shot (sandwich: magnetic base, Precision base plate, cardstock, die, standard cutting pad). Use the die brush over the die to assist removing small bits. Adhere the Lemon layer to the white cardstock with liquid glue. Adhere this unit to the card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut Whisper White cardstock 7/8 X 3 3/4, stamp "Thank you" in Granny Apple Green ink on the right side; cut dovetail in the right end. Adhere this to the card front using dimensionals...see card front for positioning.

4. Cut long leaf from Gold Glimmer & smaller leaf from Mossy Meadow cardstock--adhere to greeting banner with glue dots. Adhere flower (Tropical elements) with glue dot over leaf stems. Tie two 6" pieces linen thread in bow & adhere to button center with glue dot.

Your card is ready for sending!

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Ohhh, It's A Tropical Chic Wave

Love it, love it, love it...It' a Tropical Chic Wave!  (Remember that old song--It's a Tropical "Heat" Wave)....we'll so far we've only have a 'wet' wave here in Maryland as far as weather goes but as far as Stampin'Up! goes--it's a Tropical Chic Wave...that new stamp set with the amazing tropical leaves thinlets and that designer series paper is to die for.

So this week I'm featuring 2 fun projects using both because I simply couldn't put it down--along with last weeks feature of the new glimmer paper....(if you didn't see it--check it out here

Here's a very simple 3 X 3 Thank you Note...but being simple doesn't mean being without lots of pizzazz 6-15-18 Tropical Chic notecard

This note uses a wonderful thinlet that cuts out the center and leave an opening with a network of leaves under which you can place a contrasting color--this makes a wonderfully interesting center piece or a background as we used here for our "thank you" greeting. (Check back Friday for a card using this as a feature focal point.)

The instructions below are very you can keep these in your file for future reference when you need a quick but awesome notecard.

Following the directions is a list of supplies you'll need. Click on the Shop Now button (or click on any product image below and you'll be in my store.) Remember if you use this month's host code (BBBRN4DK) when you check out, you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.

 Here are the instructions:

1. Cut thick white cardstock 3 X 6; score the long side at 3" (notecard base)

2. Cut Granny Apple Green cardstock 2 7/8 X 2 7/8; adhere to notecard base with liquid glue

3. Cut 2 3/4 X 2 3/4 Whisper White cardstock, lay the square die (Tropical Thinlets) on this cardstock and run through Big Shot (sandwich: Magnetic platform (#130658), Precision base place, paper, die, standard cutting pad). Use the die brush on the die side to help remove the scrap pieces.

4. Adhere this over the green layer using liquid glue.

5. Cut 7/8 X 2 1/2 Soft Seafoam cardstock (#146988); stamp Thank you (Tropical Chic stamp set) in Stazon Jet Black ink, cut dovetail in right end and attach to notecard with dimensionals.

6. Tie two 6" pieces of linen thread in a bow, attach to front of a button (Tropical Elements) and adhere to left of Thank you with a glue dot.

Your card is ready to go!

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And don't forget if you need envelopes for these 3 X 3 notecards the item number is 145829.



AWESOME Glimmery News!!!

Today I'm going to share some truly AWESOME Glimmery News!!!

As you know I love, love, love Glimmer Paper and that sometimes when we use thinlets we are challenged with getting a good cut! And, we've all been waiting to get our hands on the 4 new Glimmer Papers so we could see if they work well with thinlets.

Well, the AWESOME NEWS is that the New GLIMMER PAPER is AWESOME!!!  The backing is thinner and the cut is truly AWESOME...I"m going to show you pictures and also  give you a good hint about "over" check this out....

First, here's the new set of thinlets (Springtime Impressions) that I'm using today--the butterfly which as you can see has a lot of intricate design work going on: Thinlry

Here we are ready to cut (Magnetic platform, Precision Base Plate, Glimmer paper (face up), Die (face down), standard cutting pad)

Ready to cut

Now, roll it through the Big Shot JUST ONE TIME.  Did you know that sometimes the more you roll it through the Big Shot the harder it is to get out of the dies--sometimes tearing when you try to dig it out? So always run it through the least amount of times you can to avoid this catastrophe.  Do you know how to tell if you have run it through enough? Turn the die over and look at the back--if you see good cuts through the backing like this (below) then you do not need to run it through again--in fact, you shouldn't run it through again so you won't empact they paper into the die.  This is what a good cut looks like: Backsided

Now leave the paper in the die and use your Die Brush on the die-side:

Die brush

Remove the paper from the die and you are ready to use in your project...


Here's a finished card using this same die---awesome, right?

  Holding abstract impressions butterfly

So remember:

*Only run the die through the Big Shot one time
*Check the back for a good cut
*Leave the paper in the thinlet/die to use the Die Bruch
*Use the Die Brush on the "die" side --not on the paper side

I could hardly wait to give you the good news! I almost posted a couple of days early to get this great news to you! So go to my store (hit the Shop Now button) or click on one of the product images below to order some of that new re-designed Glimmer paper and other supplies that you need.

If you'd like me to place the order call 410 836 8016 or email:

Remember, if you order online and use this months's Host code (BBBRN4DK) you will receive from me $5 in Stampin'Up! products for each $50 in product that you order. Note: if you order $150 or more, don't use my code--be your own hostess and choose the Stampin' Rewards for yourself!


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