Handmade Avant Garden Birthday Card

Noooooo…. I can’t believe that my last Sale-a-Bration Blog Post has come around already!!! I can’t believe how quickly the last 3 months have gone!! If you want to place a Sale-a-Bration order you need to be quick – Sale-a-Bration finishes on Friday – after that there will be no more free gifts for every £45 you spend, no extra £20 of Stampin’ Rewards when you spend over £200, and no 2 extra free stamp sets of your choice when you join up as a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator! Sad times! But I’m also excited as I’ve just placed my final Sale-a-Bration order and so have some more goodies coming to play with (I’m particularly excited about the Pop of Pink Stamp Set and the Cool Treats Bundle that I’ve ordered as I’m ready to step into Summer now we’ve had a few days with a little sun!).

Today’s card project uses the Avant Garden stamp set – it’s a really pretty one with a couple of different styles of flowers and 3 great sentiments. I used the “Happy Birthday Wishes” one stamped in Basic Black ink, and cut out with the second smallest of the Stitched Circles from the Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies. I then backed this with a circle of black paper cut with one of the Circle Layering Framelit Dies.

To create the card, I took an A5 piece of Basic Black cardstock, scored it and folded it in half. Next, I layered a piece of Melon Mambo card measuring 3 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ on top of this, and then a piece of Whisper White measuring 3 1/4″ x 5″ on top. Decide where you want your sentiment to sit, then, with the flower stamp and Melon Mambo ink, stamp a flower onto a spare piece of Whisper White Paper, and then without re-inking, stamp the flower around where the sentiment will go. Do this several more times until you have a small wreath of flowers around the spot where your sentiment will go. Then do the same with the leaf stamp and cucumber crush ink, just stamping a few leaves here and there around your wreath. Cut some of the flowers and leaves that you stamped on your spare piece of Whisper White out, then stick a few of these with glue, and a few with Stampin’ Dimensionals around the wreath to add depth and colour.

I finished the cards with a few gold sequins stuck on with our Mini Glue Dots.

I also cut a piece of Whisper White paper for the inside of the Card and did a bit of stamping to decorate the inside as below.

Avant Garden Insert

Don’t forget that if you love this Stamp Set too, you need to place an order of at least £45.00 before 31st March and select this as your free gift when you go to your Shopping Basket.



Below is a list of the lovely goodies used to make this card – click the pics for links to the Shop

Avant Garden Photopolymer Stamp Set
Avant Garden Photopolymer Stamp Set 143272 Price: £0.00
Layering Circle Framelits Dies
Layering Circle Framelits Dies
Price: £32.00
Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
Price: £27.00
Metallics Sequin Assortment
Metallics Sequin Assortment
Price: £4.50
Paper Snips
Price: £9.00
Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad
Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Pad 126948 Price: £6.00
Cucumber Crush Classic Stampin' Pad
Cucumber Crush Classic Stampin’ Pad 138324 Price: £6.00
Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad
Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad 140931 Price: £6.50
Basic Black A4 Cardstock
Basic Black A4 Cardstock 121688 Price: £7.25
Melon Mambo A4 Cardstock
Melon Mambo A4 Cardstock 119980 Price: £7.25
Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock
Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock 140490 Price: £6.50
Mini Glue Dots
Mini Glue Dots 103683 Price: £4.75
Stampin' Dimensionals
Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430
Price: £3.75
Fuse Fast Adhesive
Fuse Fast Adhesive
Price: £9.00
Simply Scored
Simply Scored 122334 Price: £27.00


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