My husband’s boss turned 60 this weekend, so I made a card for him. Yes, I used some non-Stampin’ Up! items that I have in my stash.
First I used the Happy Birthday embossing folder in my Big Shot with Whisper White cardstock. I layered that on a base card of Basic Black. Then I used my Just Rite Stamper and spelled out the words, Happy Birthday Bob and the numbers 60. I punched it with the 1 3/4 circle, then my 2" circle and a large Giga Scallop Circle. It is popped up with dimensionals on the front.
Inside I wanted to put 60 candles. So I used the trio of candles from the retired stamp set, Tags & More. I knew I couldn’t get all 60 candles on the inside left panel alone, so I cut a Whisper White panel 5 1/4 x 8 1/4 and folded it in half. Then I stamped both sides (actually 3 sides) of it and adhered that to the inside left side. I hope the picture shows it better than I can describe it. I also added a 4 x 5 1/4 panel to the inside right side with the extra 6 candles I needed and the greeting. Each of the candles were stamped with Basic Black and I used a Summer Sun marker to color the flames. Pretty simple, but I like how it turned out. His boss said…wow…that is a lot of candles! lol!
Well, I hope you are ready for the holidays. I need to make tags, finish the bows on my packages, and make up a couple gifts yet. I think I’ll be able to get most of it done today.