Hello stampers crafters and friends; today I am sharing with you three cards done the same way.   I wanted to show you that by changing the designer series paper cardstock and ink colors you can create a different feel for each card.   I am featuring the Birthday Banners stamp set from the Annual catalog, and the Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Here’s a look at my cards for today.

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Tasty Tasty Treats:

Sometimes all you need is a little designer series paper to make a card more than just a card.  Here I used the Tasty Treat Specialty Designer Series Paper to make these birthday cards a little more then just a simple card.   This pack of paper features some cool designs that will make your mouth water.   I just love this paper that features all types of cool treats, not to mention a few more subtle patterns on the reverse side.  I am guessing that you are wondering why is this considered a Specialty paper.  Well, two of the designs have embossed images, that are packed full of shine and texture.   This design feature is also a benefit because it saves you time by not having to heat emboss images your self.  I love that I can take a piece of paper and cut it to the size of a card layer and just mat it with a little cardstock and place my focal image on top of this and be done quick and easy.   Here’s a look at this pack of Designer Series Paper.

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Banners , Banners, and More Banners:

If you’d put up a birthday banner at a party, why not put one on the card, too?  You can throw someone a party on paper!  With balloons, candles, banners, and fun phrases, this stamp set brings the party to them.

This is a Two-Step Stampin’ set.  Combine individual stamps to build the final image you want in the colors you want.  I love a set that I can use to create more than one type of card.  When I can take the stamp set and make more then one type of birthday cards, I am all up on it.

I fell for this set when I saw it in the Annual Catalog back in June, because of the banners, and other images in the set.  When I saw the candle paired with the banner on a treat bag in that very same catalog I had to use it on a card.  It has taken me this long to figure out just which card it would be.

When I came up with these designs I knew this was the cards.  So I picked the colors for the cards from the Designer Series Paper.  That way if I wanted to make a set as a gift I could and they would all match.   I love to give sets of cards to people.  They make a great gift and they are really easy to reproduce and people love handmade cards so why not give them as a set.

Color Combo:

My main colors on all my cards Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach, Pear Pizazz, and Whisper White.   Each of these cards have these colors, from the layers to the card bases.   These are some of my favorite colors and you add in Watermelon Wonder and Early Espresso and you have all the wonderful combinations of brights, subtles, and neutrals.

I love this color combination because it’s such a cheerful, happy, and fun color combination.   Each card looks so different when you change the colors.  For example when you change the color of your card base you get a different feeling lets say using Peekaboo Peach as the card base then when you use the Whisper White thick cardstock as your base.

To save cardstock you can cut your scalloped circle out of the middle of your mat layer.  I am big on saving cardstock and making use of things I have already cut, and since this layer is already cut and will be covered up with the designer series paper why not cut a the needed shape from that layer.   I know cardstock is inexpensive but why not save a little money where you can.  This will help you save some time and a little money from your cards.

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Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you are having a wonderful day.  Remember that you can pick up all the supplies you have seen today in my online store 24/7 by clicking here, by clicking on the shop tab above or by clicking on the product in the product list below.   Also remember that you can now earn the Tasty Treat Specialty Designer Series Paper for FREE as a new Sale-A-Bration item.  Also if you use the hostess code provided below you will receive a free gift from me.

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Order $50 with my host code: AAU4VFUN Here and receive a roll of the 1/8″ Gold Ribbon.  Plus one FREE Sale-A-Bration Item Here!  This hostess code will be closed out on the 30th of March.  After that I will place the orders for the Sprinkles Embellishments.  Once I get them back (usually about a week once I place the order), I will package them up and pop them in the mail to you.  Please make sure you do not mark No Contact on the Stampin’ Up! website because I will not be able to access your information to send you your Thank you packet and your free gift for a qualifying order.  Below is an image where to place the host code.

Use the above Host/Hostess code for your orders under a $150 and receive a special gift from me this month.  Gifts will be sent to you separate of your orders the following month.  If your order is over $150 please don’t use the host code.   You will already receive a special gift from me and you get your Stampin’ Rewards.

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