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Birthday Card Mailing Tips

Tips for Mailing Birthday Cards On Time

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Last year one of my goals was to get birthday cards out in a more timely manner. These days everyone sends their wishes via Facebook, texts and emails so it’s even MORE exciting to get an actual birthday card in the mail. It’s just a bonus if it’s handmade!! While not every birthday card went out on time last year, I did learn some things that helped. So let me share what helped me get more birthday cards mailed on time… Tips for Mailing Birthday Cards On Time… Get your birthdays in order. With the internet making it easy, we tend…

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Bright Balloon Birthday Card

Bright Balloon Birthday Card

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This past weekend I had an absolute blast at the Stampin’ Up! OnStage Event in Madison, Wisconsin. I can’t share anything from the event quite yet, but I can share the swap card I made! The basics of card swapping are you come up with one card idea, make a bunch of that same card and then you go and swap them with other card makers to get a bunch of different ideas back. I used my Quick Cards from 12×12 Paper Template to make some of these bright balloon birthday cards to swap… Tempting Turquoise card base: 5-1/2″ x…

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Stylized Birthday Card

Stylized Birthday Card

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The Stylized Birthday stamp is perfect for birthday cards to give to anyone. The handwritten font makes it look nice on flowery cards or on cards that are a little more manly like this one. Plus it’s just a nice big size! Dapper Denim card base: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″ Very Vanilla: 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ Striped paper: 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ cut on the diagonal Doesn’t that balloon look realistic?!? I used the Chalk Marker to add a little highlight to the right side of it. Then I sponged a little Mint Macaron ink on the left side of it to…

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Peach Birthday Card with Fresh Fruit stamp set from Stampin' Up!

We Age Not By Years, But By Stories

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I love the Fresh Fruit stamp set, but honestly this is one of those greetings that I’m just not sure about. How many times will I use “We age not by years, but by stories”? At least once! Striped Paper: 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ Tangerine Tango: 3-3/8″ x 4-7/8″ Whisper White Note Card This is a note sized card so it’s a little bit smaller than usual. I recently talked about note cards here and how you can make your own. To give my peach a little dimension, I first inked it up in Peekaboo Peach ink and then I used a sponge…

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Layering Ovals Framelits Cards

Layering Ovals Framelits

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One of my favorite new things from the 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! catalog is the set of Layering Ovals Framelits. I have been wanting something like this for years!!!! So I’m super excited to share with you that these framelits are on sale until next Wednesday! If they have been on your wish list, order them now and save 25%! Here are a few cards I’ve made with them… You’ll notice that I used 3 different sizes of ovals for these 3 cards. The plain ovals layer with the scallop ovals beautifully and the choice of oval sizes in this set is…

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