Varied Vases Birthday Card

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I love the simplicity of this card. Just a couple of layers and some clear embossing, absolutely make it shine (no pun intended) lol.

I ran a matte of Crumb Cake through the “Subtle” embossing folder, for some texture, and created a soft background of Soft Seafoam ink on Soft Seafoam paper. A backdrop of a pearlized doily and a stitched circle of Pear Pizzaz complete the background. I stamped the vase, tone on tone with Balmy Blue ink on Balmy Blue paper, then gave it a shine with clear embossing powder, as well as the orchid and leaves. I did all the other stamping with Crumb Cake ink. The vase and leaves are punched with the vase builder punch and the orchid and shelf are fussy cut.

Soft Seafoam 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, score 4 1/4 and 3 1/4 x 4 1/4
Crumb Cake 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 + scrap
Subtles DSP Pear Pizzaz
Whisper white 4 x 5 1/4 (inside) plus 3/4 ” x 4″ (sentiment), plus scrap
Pear Pizzaz scrap
Balmy Blue scrap
Pearlized Doily


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Accented Blooms Thank you card

This cute card layout was designed by Rich Griffith, husband to the Glitter Queen, Dawn Griffith. You can see her tutorial on YouTube, https://youtu.be/R4yi0mBzRdE, here.

Basic Black – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. Score 4 1/4, Plus 3/4″ x 4″ for the banner and a 4 x 4″ square for the black oval matte
Whisper White – 4 x 4″ square for Stamp
Granny apple green – 5 1/4 x 4
Mango Melody – 3 x 3 3/4, 3 3/4 x 1 3/4, Plus 3/4″ x 4″
Coastal Cabana – 2 7/8 x 3 5/8, 1 3/8 x 3 5/8, Plus 3/4″ x 4″

Using your trimmer, line up the left edge of the Granny Apple Green (4″ side) to the 3 1/4″ mark, and using the cutting blade, make a cut from the 1 1/2 inch mark to the 3 1/2″ mark. Alternatively, you can use a ruler and a craft knife to cut a 2″ slit at the 3 1/4″ mark. This is where the little banners slide in.

I stamped the design with Memento Black ink, on Whisper white, and cut it out with the second largest plain oval, from the Layering Ovals dies. I used the Stampin’ Write markers in Mango Melody, Coastal Cabana and Granny Apple green, then went around the designs with my Smokey Slate Stampin Write Marker. You can use the Stampin Blend if you don’t have the Neutral set of Stampin Write markers. Wink of Stella on the flowers and leaves, finished it off quite nicely. I cut out the black with the largest scalloped oval of the Layering Ovals

On the banners, I used “Thank You” and “You are simply the best” from the Varied Vases stamp set, stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black.


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