Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Leaves Masculine Birthday Card

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Leaves bundle is one of the prettiest leaf sets with gorgeous leaf stamps and wonderful dies. There are no sentiments in the set, so I used the beautiful Best Year cling stamp set for my sentiments in this masculine fall birthday card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of Blackberry Beauty specialty designer series paper to the front of an Early Espresso card base. I cut a panel of Cork paper with the Stitched Rectangle die and adhered it to a copper foil mat with liquid glue.

I cut two branches with the Intricate Leaves dies from Early Espresso and adhered them to the cork panel with tiny dots of liquid glue. I cut the large leaf from copper foil and adhered it on top of the branches with tiny dots of liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment from the Best Year cling stamp set in Versamark ink and sprinkled it with copper embossing powder. I shook off the excess and heat set the powder with my heat tool. I cut the sentiment out with a Stitched Rectangle die and adhered it over the leaf and branches with dimensionals.

I adhered the decorated panel to the card front with dimensionals and finished it with three copper brushed metallic dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Best Year stamp set in Early Espresso on a Very Vanilla panel. I inked up the leaf from the Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Leaves cling stamp set with Cinnamon Cider ink and stamped it off before stamping a leaf on the inside panel. I adhered a strip of Blackberry Beauty DSP to the bottom and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Leaves bundle is perfect for making nature themed masculine birthday cards, and this one is a bit elegant with the copper foil and the Best Year sentiments. Really nice for the Fall birthdays!


Eden’s Garden Collection is Available Now!

You can begin enjoying the new January – June 2021 Mini Catalog now wit the new Eden’s Garden Collection! This delightful and desirable collection includes early-release products from the January–June 2022 Mini Catalog—a bundle of stamps and dies that’s blooming with beauty and bounty. Plus, exclusive products you can’t uncover anywhere else—a pack of paper patterned with green and gold, a set of specialty sheets for gift-giving and textured touches, and a sparkling set of gleaming gems!

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Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog or the July – December 2021 Mini Catalog!

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Early Espresso – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 3″ x 4″ (die cut branches), 1-1/2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Copper Foil – 3-1/8″ x 4-1/2″ (cork mat), 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut leaf)
  • Cork – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (front background)
  • Very Vanilla- 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Blackberry Beauty specialty DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Campology for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Father’s Day is coming up and I made an outdoors Father’s Day card with the Stampin’ Up! Campology cling stamp set. I used my blending brushes and sponge daubers to make a sunset in the woods and the beautiful sentiments from the Best Year cling stamp set to make a Father’s Day card. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a sketch challenge this week and here is the simple sketch we are using:

I started by using my blending brushes and a sponge dauber to create a sunset scene on a Basic White panel. I cut a circle from a half sheet of printer paper with the smallest layering circles dies and used it as a mask to color a sun with my blending brush and Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry inks. Then I made a horizon with a straight edge of the printer paper covering most of the sun and the sky and colored the ground with blending brushes and Old Olive and Crushed Curry inks. I covered the sun with the cut out circle and the ground with the printer paper and colored the sky with Balmy Blue, Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight inks. I removed the circle covering the sun and added some Calypso Coral streaks with a sponge dauber for more intense color. I finished the background by applying Misty Moonlight ink to the top of the sky with a blending brush.

I stamped the trees from the Stampin’ Up! Campology stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink several times across the sunset panel to make the woods. I stamped the tent in Evening Evergreen ink to the side. I applied Crushed Curry ink to a small Basic White panel with a blending brush and stamped the tent again and fussy cut it with my paper snips. I adhered the fussy cut tent to the panel with liquid glue, being careful to line up the tent lines.

I adhered the panel to an Evening Evergreen mat and wrapped it with Linen Thread. I stamped the sentiment from the Best Year stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink on a Crumb Cake panel and cut it out with the smallest Stitched Rectangles label die. I adhered the label to the panel with dimensionals and used dimensionals to adhere the panel to the front of a Crumb Cake card base.

For the inside, I stamped the trees from the Stampin’ Up! Campology stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the lantern in stamped off Crumb Cake ink and stamped the sweet sentiment from the Best Year stamp set in Crumb Cake ink on top. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I’m not sure that this I colored the best sunset, but stamping the trees from the Stampin’ Up! Campology stamp set on top helps fill in some areas and makes it a pretty evening scene in spite of it. Coloring the tent separately, fussy cutting it and adhering it on the scene makes a cozy place in the dark woods. A nice little Father’s Day card for an outdoors loving Dad!

On with the Hop! Click the Next button below to visit Karen Ksenzakovic’s blog.

And just in case you get lost along the way, here’s a list of the team members participating in the hop today:


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Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog or in the 2021 January-June Mini Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now Button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for visiting!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Crumb Cake – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 1-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (label)
  • Evening Evergreen – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-7/7″ x 5-1/8″ (front panel), 1-1/2″ x 2″ (stamped tent)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: