Thursday, October 24, 2013

A big birthday.

A dear friend of mine asked me if I could make a card for her father-in-law's coming 70th birthday. I was flattered by her request and after asking few questions I got to the drawing board. She wanted a slightly bigger card, with some wet embossing and perhaps some use of framelits. I had some paper that I thought would be perfect for the gentleman and for the occasion. Here is what I came up with:

The numbers were cut using the Typeset Alphabet Bigz die and the circle was cut with the 2 1/2" circle punch.

The Wish big image is a favorite from the Bring on the cake stamp set. The image was embossed using Clear embossing powder. The texture is the Square Lattice textured impressions embossing folder. Couple little candy dot to add a bit of charm to this lovely texture closed the deal....

 ... partially as the card opened yet one more time. This time a greeting was in order. This one is from the Sassy Salutations stamp set. I then used the Labels collections framelits dies and Early Espresso embossing powder to give just that extra special detail.

Then, to finish it all up, I added the inside border from the Mosaic Madness stamp set.

I must say that working with the new Thinlits dies on this was fantastic. It gave me the chance to think outside the box and make the bigger card she was looking for. I love it how versatile it is and how it makes the cut and scores for me!

My friend liked the final product and I hope you will too! Now, they can all celebrate hos birthday and be all blessed with many more years to come. Happy Birthday!

Recipe Card:

Stamp sets:
Mosaic Madness clear mount stamp set
Sassy Salutations clear mount stamp set
Bring on the cake clear mount stamp set
Chocolate chip classic ink pad
Chocolate chip card stock
Crumb cake card stock
Very Vanilla card stock
Sweater weather Design series paper
Circle card Thinlits Die
2-1/2" Circle punch
Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die
Square Lattice Texture Impressions Embossing Folder
Labels Collection Framelits
Neutrals candy dots
Clear Stampin' Embossing Powder
Early Espresso Stampin' Embossing Powder
Heat tool

Purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make this project at my ONLINE STORE Miriam Castanho Bollinger

Until next time,

Miriam, stampin' with you.


  1. Lookin' good. I'm sure he enjoyed the card...great job!

  2. Thank you Dawn. He did enjoy the card, so that was a bonus on itself!


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