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STAMPING AROUND THE WORLD FEBRUARY BLOGHOP – HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

Time for another Blog Hop with the Stamping Around The World Tutorial Group.  This month I am sharing a project with the Happy Birthday To You stamp set as that is the stamp set I used for the Tutorials this month.

I wanted to try something a little different with the dies.  I wanted to layer up the flowers on the card to give more dimension.  A bit like the old Paper Tole effect.  You can tell in the photo how it looks.

I stamped the cake from Happy Birthday To You on white card 3 times.  I used Basic Gray ink as it is a little softer.  I coloured just the cake on one, and then the flowers on the other 2 cakes.  They were coloured with Stampin’ Blends (Flirty Flamingo and Old Olive).  The cake was coloured with Mint Macaron.

On one of the cakes (the one without the flowers coloured in), I cut the full cake out with the Birthday Dies.  On the other two cakes I cut the flowers out with the flower die.  On one of these diecut flowers I trimmed off the top flower to have just a single flower.

Then diecut some leaves from Old Olive and Mint Macaron and adhere them behind the flowers before assembling them together.  You will find it so much easier – trust me!! 😉

After all the diecutting you can layer the cake together using Dimensionals to layer up the flowers.  The full diecut flowers was layered on to the diecut cake and then the single flower was raised up on top of these flowers.  If that makes sense?  So there were 3 layers with the top flowers.  Check the photo below to see it.

To finish the card I adhered a piece of the Perennial Essence paper on to a white card mat and then they were adhered to a Flirty Flamingo card base.

A rectangle from Vellum was cut from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  To adhere this to the card I added a little Snail Adhesive  behind where the cake would be and then the cake was adhered on to the Vellum with Dimensionals.

The little sentiment is from Itty Bitty Greetings and cut with the cute little shape in the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.

Just a reminder that the Stamping Around The World are put together by 12 Demonstrators from around the world.  You can receive these tutorials as a Thank you for ordering from one of us.  Or you can purchase the Tutorials from me for $20 AUD.

Now you can head off on the Hop again.  Click on the little blue frog below and it will send you to the links.

Happy Hopping,

Jenny

 

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #95 – USING THE BIRTHDAY DIES!

Wednesday’s WOW! #95 – Today I am giving you some Tips using the Birthday Dies.

The Birthday Dies are now available as co-ordinating products with the Happy Birthday To You Stamp set from Sale-A-Bration.

When I went to use them for the first time it concerned me as the cake stand doesn’t line up with the cake stamp set.  It is a different shape.  That’s ok.  Just trim off under the base of the stand.  So you are cutting the leg of the stand off.

Then it’s easier to adhere the cake stand on to the cake.

I love these dies as they give a lot more layering to the set.  You have the 2 different leaf shape dies and there are 2 on each die making it quicker to cut.  They cut so easily too.

The other larger shape in the set is for the flowers.  To use this one, stamp your cake on your card then also stamp the cake on another piece of card.  After colouring the flowers on the additional piece you can diecut them and layer them on to your card.  You could have several layers of flowers by stamping and die-cutting them several times.

Below is part of a card I have made recently with the stamps and the dies.  I can’t show you the full card as this is my card for the Stamping Tutorials for this month.  It gives you a peak though. 🙂  I haven’t used the flower shape dies on this card but lots of leaves and I have cut the cake stand too.

I think this is a really great stamp set to begin with but having the dies now really adds to this set.  I love all the layering you can create.

The Happy Birthday To You set is a free Sale-A-Bration choice with orders over $90 AUD.  

Another tip: Purchase the Birthday Dies ($50 AUD), add another stamp set or ink/card to make your total to $90 then choose the Happy Birthday To You set for FREE.  Winner! you can get both together. AND – ordering with me you will receive the Tutorial Bundle with the card above as one of the projects. 🙂

Have a great day,

Jenny

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HAVE YOUR CAKE – AND DIECUT IT TOO WITH THE CO-ORDINATING DIES NOW AVAILABLE!

Some of the loved products from the Mini Catalogue and from Sale-A-Bration now have co-ordinating products to work with them.

Many people have loved the Happy Birthday To You stamp set from Sale-A-Bration.  Now you don’t need to hand-cut that cake as there are Dies available even with a fancy cake stand! See you can have your cake – and Diecut it too. 🙂

The Little Ladybug set now has dies too and what about the fun paper?? See them below or online -> HERE .  These are while supplies last so be quick!

So if you have got any of these cute products, now you can have the co-ordinating products. Or if they are still on your wish list, now there might be even more reason to grab them.

Receive a 12 Project Tutorial Bundle as a little Thanks for your order.

Have a great day,

Jenny