Hello stampers crafters and friends!   How important are greetings on your cards and projects?  Well on mine I treat them very important.  Each little greeting and element has to be perfect and tie in to the overall theme of the card.  But, sometimes I want to let the greeting be the focal image of the card instead of the designer series paper, stamped image or some other element that was created.  The Great Big Greetings photopolymer stamp set is one of those sets.  It lets you say it “BIG” when you have something to important to say.   Yet it let’s you say it kindly and gently without having to shout.  My card today features the Great Big Greetings stamp set and some of the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper both form the 2017 Annual Catalog.  Here’s a look at today’s card.

Great Big Greetings Photopolymer Stamp Set, Coffee Break Designer Series Paper, Crumb Cake Cardstock, Soft Sky Cardstock, Early Espresso Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Coffee Cups Framelits, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Versamark Ink, Early Espresso Classic Ink, Embossing Buddy, Snail Adhesive, Stampin’ Up!, #rickadkins, #rckinsmonstudio, Birthday Card, Masculine Birthday Card, Coffee lover, Coffee

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This is a really quick and easy card to put together, and with the Great Big Birthday Stamp set it makes for a dramatic opening once they tear open the envelope.   The sentiment was stamped on Early Espresso Cardstock (3 3/4 x 5) after in versamark ink after I ran the embossing buddy across it.  Once that was done I used the White Stampin’ embossing powder and heat set it with the heat tool.   I set that aside to cool and cut out the coffee cup from the Coffee Cafe Designer Series paper using the matching framelit from the Coffee Cup Framelit dies.  I cut a strip of the designer series paper (the one with the polka dots) to 3/4″ x 3 3/4 to go on the front.  I stamped the happy birthday in the set on a very tiny piece of whisper white cardstock and created a banner.  This was just a little scrap piece that I had laying around.   At that point I placed the designer series paper at the bottom of the early espresso piece with snail adhesive and attached it to the Soft Sky mat (4 x 5 1/4).   This was all attached to the Crumb Cake base (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4).   To finish off the card I put regular size stampin’ dimensionals behind the coffee cup and attached the banner to it just on the edge of the dimensionals.  I added three of the mini stampin’ dimensionals behind the banner so that it all would be the same height, and attached to the card.  That was all I had to do to the card to finish it off.

Great Big Greetings Photopolymer Stamp Set, Coffee Break Designer Series Paper, Crumb Cake Cardstock, Soft Sky Cardstock, Early Espresso Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Coffee Cups Framelits, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Versamark Ink, Early Espresso Classic Ink, Embossing Buddy, Snail Adhesive, Stampin’ Up!, #rickadkins, #rckinsmonstudio, Birthday Card, Masculine Birthday Card, Coffee lover, Coffee

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Great Big Greetings Photopolymer Stamp Set, Coffee Break Designer Series Paper, Crumb Cake Cardstock, Soft Sky Cardstock, Early Espresso Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Coffee Cups Framelits, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Versamark Ink, Early Espresso Classic Ink, Embossing Buddy, Snail Adhesive, Stampin’ Up!, #rickadkins, #rckinsmonstudio, Birthday Card, Masculine Birthday Card, Coffee lover, Coffee

That’s my quick and easy masculine birthday card featuring the Great Big Greetings and Coffee Break Designer Series paper for today.  If you would like to any of these products that you have seen on my card today you can pick them up in my online store by clicking here, clicking on the shop tab above or by clicking on the products in the list below.  Join me tomorrow for another episode of Stampin’ On the Porch with Rick on my Facebook page tomorrow at 5 pm central Standard time.   Also start making plans to join myself and four other demonstrators for our Christmas in October One Day Santa’s Workshop that will be Saturday October 7th for both demonstrators and customers.  We will be showing you how to make some very cute giftable items to give as gifts to your loved ones.  Registration will be opening soon and you will not want to miss out on this enjoyable one day event. 

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