Sunday, March 25, 2018

Sweet Soirée Birthday Swap

Hello stamping friends! Today I wanted to share a fun fold birthday card with you. This fold is called a “Z-Fold” and it has been around for quite a while. I wouldn’t even know who to give credit to for creating it, but thank you to the person who did because it’s pretty cool! I’ve shared the measurements below in case you would like to make one as well.

For my card, I wanted to use some products from the Occasions Catalog that have been a little neglected in my stamp studio. I paired the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set with the gorgeous Sweet Soirée Specialty DSP. All of the paper in that pack is foiled on one side which makes it extra fancy.

Another item that I think is completely underrated in the Occasions Catalog is the Sweet Soirée Embellishment kit. There are SO many items in the kit, including lots of die cuts (vellum, numbers and some with foil detail), ribbon, washi tape, clothes pins, tassels. I used the floral die cuts on my card. They have gorgeous foiled accents on them and (at first glance kind) of look like you stamped, colored and fussy cut them out. So easy and so beautiful!
Here are the measurements for the card: 
  • Marina Mist base: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 2-1/8" and 4-1/4"
  • Powder Pink layer: 4" x 5-1/4”
  • Berry Burst layer under DSP: 3” x 5”
  • Sweet Soiree DSP layer: 2-3/4” x 4-3/4”
  • Berry Burst layer under sentiment: 2-1/4” x 3-1/4”
  • Whisper White for sentiment: 2” x 3
  • Whisper White inside card: 4” x 5-14”
One thing I am ALL about right now is decorating the insides of my cards. I love adding a little more detail other than just the sentiment. Since this fold really allows you to showcase the inside of the card as well, I used quite a few of the stamps from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set along with the silver washi tape from the Sweet Soirée Embellishment Kit. Did I mention how much I like that kit?  
I liked this card so much I decided to use it for one of my team swaps this month! The only thing I really changed was how I tied the ribbon. I found the bow made the card a little tough to mail and the simple knot corrected that. Plus it was a lot easier to knot the ribbon when producing 10 of these cards. I actually made 2 different cards this month for our team swap. I’ll be sharing the other one really soon! 
I hope you enjoyed my card today! All of the products I used to create the card are listed below. You can click on any of those products to purchase them at my online Stampin’ Up! store. I’m probably going to pick up another one of those Sweet Soirée Embellishment Kits myself. :) Also, don’t forget that this is the LAST week for Sale-A-Bration where you can earn free product with your qualifying order. Click HERE for more details. Thank you so much for stopping by! 

Have a HAPPY day! 
Anne Marie 

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  1. Very pretty Anne Marie! You've inspired me to jazz up the inside of my cards a bit more!!

  2. This is GORGEOUS Anne Marie!! I love it! Thank you so much for posting all the measurements, I will definitely try my hands on it! ;)
    Have a wonderful day! ♥

  3. So good to see you back and admiring your lovely cards.


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