Blingy Barn-door Birthday

My card share for this week was a bit of a fluke.  I was trying for a more masculine card – or even kind of gender neutral.  And I wanted to play with more of the Adventure Bound DSP.  I didn’t start with a design from anywhere.  Just sat down and started putting things together.  And ended up really LOVING the result!!  Take a look-see:
Barn Door B-day Outside 1 watermarked

The front is just a Sahara Sand mat, with a piece of the Adventure Bound DSP SNAIL’d to it and then the entire layered piece is SNAIL’d to a Night of Navy Card Base.  I did take just a few minutes to lightly sponge the edges of the Sahara Sand mat with a little Night of Navy ink before I adhered everything together.

I used my Chalk Talk Framelits and cut out the largest of the dies from some more Sahara Sand card stock.  I edged it in Night of Navy with one of my handy Sponge Daubers.  Then I pulled out my favorite sentiment set  – Sassy Salutations – and I inked it up with Night of Navy.  It’s length drove the offset on the tag.

So, there I was – with a card front that looked like a barn door and a tag that said Happy Birthday.  And not a lot of inspiration.  I started digging thru my Biscotti-box of embellishments and came across some buttons in the Artisan Embellishment Kit.  As I played with a few of them, I realized that the silver button looked quite reminiscent of a concha on a western saddle.  Then it occurred to be that our Linen Thread could look like a lariat rope.  And…inspiration hit!

Barn Door B-day Outside 3 closeup watermarked

I SNAIL’d the tag onto the card from, and then wound up a length of Linen Thread into a loose lasso.  Using glue dots, I adhered the button and the “lariat” to the top of the tag – making it look (okay, maybe just a little and you have to suspend your understanding of how gravity works, but….) like a tag hanging from a peg on a barn wall.  Squint yer eyes – you’ll see it! I just had to add a little final “bling” with a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels.  Couldn’t help myself!

Barn Door B-day Outside 1 watermarked

That finished off the front and I moved inside.  I simply sponged another piece of Sahara Sand CS with Night of Navy ink, and SNAIL’d a scrap piece of the DSP across the bottom.  Easy peasy and done!

Barn Door B-day Inside watermarked

The end result is a card that I think could go to a man (even with the bling) or a woman.  I really like how it turned out – and I hope that you do, too! And, if you want to CASE this, but don’t have the Artisan Embellishment Kit, I think you could use one of the cool brads from the Antique Brads collection.

Here’s where we are on the Butterfly Thinlits.  This was posted Wednesday, 15 Apr:

“We have received notice from our supplier that the container with the Butterflies Thinlits Dies was finally unloaded from the ship; however, there is a shortage of trucks, which has delayed the container being picked up. We have secured a truck to pick up the container, and, as of now, it is scheduled to be delivered to Stampin’ Up! on Friday. We will post an update as soon as they are available.”

So – you should be able to go to my online store today sometime and order the Butterfly Framelits – here’s the info again on the special offer:


Starting from the day that the Butterflies Thinlits are again available and then continuing through April 30, there will be two special offers:

1.  Get the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15 percent discount–just $21.20! (so if you already have the Butterfly Basics stamp set, you’ll be able to complete the bundle at a great discount!

–OR —

2. Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles at the already-discounted price and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Bration items (only available while supplies last)!

  • Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper (item 138633)
  • Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (item 138634)
  • Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (item 138635)

In case you were anxiously awaiting word on my decisioning last week about the hearts and stars framelits….yes, I broke down and ordered them.  I’m weak.  I can’t help it.  Don’t judge me!  And, there are quite a few items on THIS week’s Weekly Deals that I fear I’ll NEED to get…  you should take look, too!  Those Something Borrowed Embellishments would definitely work on this card.  And Mother’s Day is right around the corner!

When you place your orders, don’t forget to use the April Hostess code – unless you hit $150 – then you’ll get your OWN Hostess Code and benefits.

Hope you’re getting off to a good week!



APRIL 1 – 30 HOSTESS CODE: JMYYMNGF Use this hostess code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards/Hostess $$ if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift for April is your choice of any item valued up to $4.95 in either the 2014-15 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog!

WEEKLY DEALS 14 Apr – 20 Apr 15 Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store. The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through 20 Apr.

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Card Cuts Used in Today’s Project:
Night Of Navy Card Stock: 8 1/2″ x  5 1/2″ (card base – scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
Sahara Sand Card Stock: 4 1/8 ” x  5 3/8″ (mat); 4 1/8″ x  5 3/8″ (Inner liner) 
 Adventure Bound DSP:  5 1/4″ x 4″ (Card front)
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2013-2015 In Color Products that will be on the Soon-To-Be-Retired List that comes out on 21 Apr.  Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana and Baked Brown Sugar will soon be history! Stock up before they’re gone and get that free shipping.  Hard to beat that, really!

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Calypso Coral Pompom Trim Discontinued
Due to issues with the material supplier (they have not been able to provide the manufacturer with the needed materials), combined with the ongoing west coast port congestion issues, the Calypso Coral Pompom Trim from the 2015 occasions catalog (p. 12; item 137898) will not be available before the catalog sales period ends. Unfortunately, this means that this product will no longer be available for purchase.
Backorder Report – as of 16 apr 15

Currently, the following items are on BACKORDER; backordered items will be available on or before the date indicated.

April 20

120970: Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Write Marker
133773: Sponge Daubers
135297: Variety Pack 6″ x 8″ Project Life Photo Pocket Pages
136660: 2013-2015 In Color Cut & Ready Card Bases

April 21

120801: Big Shot Die Large Storage Insert
131163: Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131164: Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131165: Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131167: Strawberry Slush Classic Stmapin’ Ink Refill
131170: Subtles Collection Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills

May 15

129406: Bitty Butterfly Punch

May 16

133722: Adhesive Transfer Sheets

Date to be Determined

103033: Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
122932: Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
129977: Gift Bow Bigz L Die
131182: Brights Collection Classic Stampin’ Pads
131185: Subtles Collection Classic Stampin’ Pads
131190: Brights Collection 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131195: 2013-2015 In Color Collection 12″ x 12″ Cardstock
131200: 2013-2015 In Color Collection 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock

Currently, the following items are NOT ORDERABLE:

137360: Butterflies Thinlits Dies (currently due in warehouse today!)
139322: Butterfly Bundle (Wood)
139323: Butterfly Bundle (Clear)
138865: Butterfly Bundle (Photopolymer)
137363: Hello You Thinlits Dies
139324: Crazy about You Bundle (Wood)
139325: Crazy about You Bundle (Clear)
138873: Crazy about You Bundle (Photopolymer)
137898: Calypso Coral Pompom Trim
129381: Ovals Collection Framelits
127526: Elegant Butterfly Punch
126189: Paper-Piercing Tool
120279: Clear-Block Storage Caddy
137909: Artisan Embellishment Kit
119859: Extra-Large Oval Punch
127811: 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch
130148: Grid Paper
137951: So You Project Kit

Currently, the following items have LOW INVENTORY and will move to the “Not Orderable” list (above) once our current inventory is depleted:

122332: Crumb Cake 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon
120907: Decorative Label Punch
119854: 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch

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4 thoughts on “Blingy Barn-door Birthday

  1. I love it!! Your card turned out perfectly, love that “lasso” and “concha”. So awesome!! 🙂

  2. Mom

    Me too! The lasso is really inspired. Must be those x chromosome genes…:) ???

  3. X chromosomes surely played a part! 🙂

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