Welcome to the second NC Demos blog hop!  This month we are focusing on the In-Colors and I am also doing a birthday card for you guys.

Birthday cards are something we all always need.  It’s a wonderful thing for us to make as stampers because we can customize our cards.  That makes them even more special.

Only ONE little step is missing from that scenario… we need to MAIL them to our friends and family!

One of the corporate team members at Stampin’ Up!, the very talented Shannon West, recently started a movement to get birthday wishes off of Facebook inboxes and back into real mailboxes.

Use our rubber stamps, with some postage stamps.  Hey, I just made that up!  lol

The initiative is called #Imbringingbirthdaysback   Go search for that phrase and join the fun!

Here is one to get you started.  A customizable, but easy birthday card idea!looks whos Turning (2)

Supplies and Consumables:
1 base card pc. 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” Watermelon Wonder CS
1 pc. 4” x 5 1/4” Whisper White CS for main card layer Scrap piece of Whisper White for stamping and cutting numbers, banner
Watermelon Wonder 1″ Dotted Lace Trim
snall adhesive, Dimensionals (page 156)

Trimmer, Bone Folder (page 164), Acrylic Blocks (page 176)
2015-2017 In-Color Envelope Paper
Number Of Years Photopolymer Bundle (Occasions Mini 2016)
Mint Macaron Classic Stamping ink pad
Watermelon Wonder Classic Stamping ink pad

How to Make it!

Cut & Stamp

  • Using the score blade on the trimmer, score your base card at the 5 ½” point.
  • Stamp ‘Look Who’s Turning’ High on the Whisper White card in Mint Macaron ink, and then stamp the leaves and vines in the middle of the card, one aimed to the right, one aimed to the left to make the leaves look fuller.
  • Stamp the flowers on the bush in Watermelon Wonder ink. Just put a flower wherever you see a stem ending. Easy!
  • Stamp the number(s) you want on the scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock. Stamp the little banner in Watermelon Wonder ink and the words you want on the banner in Mint Macaron. Use the matching thinlits to cut these pieces out.

Assemble Card

  • Fold card on score lines to form final card size. With a bone folder smooth out the edges and corners.
  • With Tombow glue or snail adhesive (your preference), add the strip of Mint Macaron Envelope paper across the bottom. Add a piece of the Watermelon Wonder lace across the top of that piece. You can raise it up a bit to reach the bottom of the stamped bush and flowers.
  • Attach the white piece (with the mint paper and watermelon ribbon already on it) to the base card.
  • Using dimensionals, pop up the numbers over the bush, and the banner under that.

Card is complete!!!

Extra coolness –

Use the envelope paper you used for the card accent and the Envelope Liners Framelits Dies to make a matching envelope  or even an envelope liner to tie it all together.

Even stamp a little flower on the bottom left front of the envelope to give a sneak peek of the fun inside!

Now go check out what Kitty Helton has for you this month and come back on the last Sunday of March for our next tour!

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the whole tour!

Shavon Borders – http://scrappingvon.blogspot.com/2016/02/nc-demo-occasions-catalog.html

Regina Campbell – http://workinouttheinks.blogspot.com/2016/02/botanical-box-card-for-nc-demos.html