Two Tone Happy Birthday Thinlits

Today's card is both two-toned, shadowed and a bit 3D!  I'm excited to share with you another way to use the Happy Birthday Thinlits by creating two layers of color and shadowing.  

I've paired this card with the Balloon Celebrations and Marquee Messages stamp sets. Mixing and matching your stamps is a great way to stretch your investment and creates unique greetings and backgrounds.

Today's card uses only two colors, Pool Party and Pear Pizzazz.  The color combinations are endless with this design but keep in mind that the two colors you choose, when sponged closely to one another, as they are in today's video, can produce a third shade.  For example, red and yellow will make orange, yellow and blue make green, etc.  

I've included pictures and cutting dimensions below the video in this post.  

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Cutting Dimensions

  • Pool Party cardstock base is cut 4 1/4" x 11", score at 5 1/2" 
  • Whisper White cardstock layer is cut 3 3/4" x 5"
  • Whisper White cardstock banner is cut 3/4" x 2 3/4"
  • Basic Black cardstock layer is cut 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"

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Birthday Delivery Bag Tutorial

 Birthday parties are a timeless tradition. That timeless tradition includes gift gifts and party favors.  Today's tutorial covers both those needs.  Use the Gift Bag Punch board to create this bag, perfect to give a gift or a favor.  Change up the theme and you've got a great favor for showers, too.  

I've included written instructions below for those of you using a mobile device. I also have a free PDF tutorial available for those that would like to download and save this project for a later day. 

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Supplies:

  • StampsBirthday Delivery Bundle - includes stamp set, designer paper and framelits- (145294)
  • Paper – Crumb Cake (120953); Whisper White (100730)
  • Ink – Crumb Cake (126975)
  • Other – Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372); Tear & Tape Adhesive (138995); Scallop Tag Topper Punch (133324); Powder Pink 3/8” Shimmer Ribbon (144151); Gift Bag Punch Board (135862); Big Shot (143263)

Measurements:

  • Crumb Cake cardstock (bag): 5 ½” x 11”
  • Whisper White (tag): scrap
  • Designer Paper (red party pattern): 2” x 12”
  • Designer Paper (girl with cupcake)
  • Ribbon: 12”

Instructions:

  1. Create a medium gift bag following the instructions on the Gift Bag Punch Board.
  2. Stamp the sentiment “Special Delivery” using Crumb Cake ink on the bag before assembling it. Adhere the bag together using Tear & Tape.
  3. Punch the ends of the red party patterned designer paper using the Scallop Tag Topper Punch. Score at 5” and 7” to wrap around the bag. Thread the ribbon through the tag. Finish with a bow.
  4. Use your scissors to cut out the image on the designer paper that has the little girl holding a cupcake.
  5. Stamp “Birthday Greetings” on white cardstock scrap using Crumb Cake ink. Die cut using the appropriate size stitched oval framelit, making sure to allocate room to adhere the designer paper image.  
  6. Adhere the girl image to the right side of the greeting on the oval.
  7. Adhere the tag to the front of the bag using Tear & Tape. 

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Quick Crafting Tip - Coloring Embossing Paste

Today is week 2 in my series on Embossing Paste. Did you miss week one?

  • Click HERE to view the Embossing Paste 101 Quick Tip video

Color coordination is what Stampin' Up! is famous for.  There's nothing more reassuring then creating a card, scrapbook layout or 3D project knowing you have coordinating ink, cardstock and accessories. Color  coordination takes the guess work out of making your projects look professional. 

Today's quick tip video provides another color coordination tip - coloring the Embossing Paste.  This new textured medium is easy to work with and you can have it any color you'd like.  it's like coordination overload!  My quick tip provides you with an easy way to use any ink pad to provide color to the paste versus an ink refill.  

During this series, I'm not only demonstrating tips on how you can use the Embossing Paste but I am also providing a completed card sample. Don't forget to scroll down to see it, along with the supplies I've used.  

I used the Ruffled Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder for the Rose Red cardstock base cut 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and folded in half.

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After creating the colored Embossing Paste background on Whisper White cardstock, I let it dry and then die cut the oval using the Big Shot and the Layering Ovals Framelits.    Colored Embossing Paste provides the perfect background for this image, Stampin’ Up!, card, paper, craft, scrapbook, rubber stamp, hobby, how to, DIY, handmade, Live with Lisa, Lisa’s Stamp Studio, Lisa Curcio, www.lisasstampstudio.com

The Lovely Words Thinlits made the perfect overly to the background.  I die cut it from Gold Foil Sheets then used an appropriate size Layering Oval Framelit to cut out the circumference.  It is adhered to the textured oval using Mini Dimensionals that I cut in half.  

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Sunset Flamingo

Bob the Builder and I have been blessed to be able to travel to many amazing places over the past 19 years with Stampin' Up!. Their annual incentive trip is always something I work hard to achieve. This year's trip was to Thailand.  Unfortunately, the surgery I had in May prohibited me from traveling so we had to cancel.  I loved following my stamping friends on social media and seeing the trip through their eyes - and disappointed that I couldn't be there.

During one of my "Debbie Downer" moments I created this card. I imagine the sunsets in Thailand were breathtaking!

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I've always been inspired by sponge art so I thought I'd give it a try.

I punched a 1 3/4" circle from a Post-it-Note for the sun.  Be sure to place a piece of cardstock behind the Post-it-Note so that it punches clean. I used a second Post-it-Note to mask off the area where I wanted the skyline.  I used a wedge of a Stampin' Sponge for each color.

I started with Daffodil Delight then added Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango and Rose Red. I sponged right over the masked sun, protecting it from all the layers of color I was applying.  

A separate sponge was used to add a little black for a hill over the left side of the flamingo.  Well, it was my attempt at a hill.  ((smile)) 

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I removed the Post-it-Notes along the skyline and added new ones (Don't reuse them. I tried. Epic fail.  I was careful to allows a teeny tiny area of the sky to overlap into the water.  

I began with Marina Mist ink and added Night of Navy, using separate sponges every single time.  I added a little Daffodil Delight over the reflection area on the water, which turned the blue ink slightly green. 

I removed the Post-it-Notes from the skyline and the sun. I lightly sponged in Daffodil Delight over the sun area so it wasn't white.  
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Then the fun part!  I stamped the flamingo, water image and sea grass using Basic Black ink and let it dry.  I added some black sponging around the bottom border of the card as well.  There are lots of layers of ink of this piece of white cardstock so be patient to let them dry or you will just be moving ink around.  Once it's dry, use the Basic Black marker to color in the flamingo image so it represents a solid silhouette.

The sponges can be washed out with dish soap and water and left to air dry. You can reuse them in different colors when they are dry, with the exception of the black. I'll use that specifically for that color in the future.  

Give it a try! I'd love to see what you come up with.  Feel free to email me your creations at rcurcio3@verizon.net.  

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