Looking for beautiful Birthday card ideas to make? If so, today I am sharing with you birthday cards using the Sand & Sea Suite from Stampin’ Up!
But before we start, let me tell you that this post is part of an amazing blog post! so make sure you check all the participating blogs as you will get tons of ideas and inspiration for your next crafting project!
So let’s get started!
Introducing the Sand & Sea Suite Collection
As you can see the Sand & Sea Suite Collection is beautiful by itself. It has a beautiful stamp set with great sentiments that can go for multiple occasions.
But what stands out even more is that the stamp set, the die cutting and the embossing folder coordinates beautifully. I think that Stampin’ Up! did amazing with the coordination of this whole suite as everything mesh really well.
I love that you not only can die cut the stamped images, but you can also give them dimension. And this feature will really change your cards from a normal card to a WOW card! believe me.. You got to try it out and see for yourself how beautiful these get.
This suite also contains cute little stickers which coordinate really nice with the designer series paper, so if you are looking for a quick project this would go really fast and still make a super cute card.
The designer series paper (DSP) has amazing patterns. One side is more of a generic pattern that not only is good for beach related cards, but other themes as wells. And the other side has a cute pattern that definitely goes well with beach theme related cards. So if you ask me this is a DSP that you want to get, and stock on, as it goes really well with this whole suite!
And finally, the Opal rounds are just the perfect little embellishment to compliment your cards! These look like little sea bubbles (is that even a thing? or did I just made it up? ha! 🤣), so they finish up your cards so beautifully.
One thing I am forgetting to tell is that this whole collection is part of the Jan-June Mini Catalog. Which means that some of these products will for sure retire by end the of June..
The good new is that the “Friends are like Seashells” Bundle (stamp + die set), and the Seashells 3D embossing folder made it to the new Annual Catalog as well as the Opal rounds. However, the DSP and the Stickers did not! So these will be on a while supplies last during June..
So don’t delay, if you like these items get them right away!
Beautiful Birthday Cards
As I mentioned the stamp set has amazing sentiments for several occasions, however since I wanted to make three beautiful birthday cards for my friends, I only used the Birthday sentiments.
Below you can see the Birthday Cards. What do you think? Do you like them?
I definitely love how they turned out! And when you see how easy these are to make, you will love them even more! So make sure to watch the video tutorial below to catch all the tips on how to put these cards together.
But lets talk a bit about the details in these Beautiful Birthday Cards.
As usual, I followed the color combination on the DSP to give me inspiration for the color combo to use in these cards.
This is the simplest way to get ideas, specially if you ever think that you cannot come up with color combinations! What I love even more about this, is that I get to use color combinations that I might have never thought of!
So give it a try! I promise you’ll surprise yourself in a good way!
Once you select the color combo, then just pool everything you have in those colors like Cardstock, ink, markers, embellishments, etc. You will then start playing with only those things and see what you want to use for your cards. This always helps me get my creative mojo going..
And I honestly find this part really relaxing.
Birthday Cards Details
On this section I have a just a few details to share.. But you can watch the video tutorial to see the step by step on how to make these cards. I go over all the details as well as provide measurements, So make sure you watch it.
For my first card, I used seashells that were stamped in the colors from the color combo, and embossed using the coordinated products in the Sand & Sea suite collection.
One thing to note is that the die set in this suite is a bit different, I use it to cut the algae, but did not use it to cut the stamped images. The images are all connected in the die set but not in the stamp set, so in my case I thought it was easier to cut the images with scissors. You can see in the video tutorial more about this.
This second card, is very similar in the layout to the first card, however I used vellum, as well as the sentiment change, plus I embellish it with trim.. Little details link this can make your card look so much different.
And for this final card, I decided to play with a new Fun Fold! This is the first card I made using this Fun Fold, and I love it.. it looks more complex that what it is, but it is actually super easy!
So make sure you watch the video tutorial to see exactly how to do this fun fold.. I know you will love it!
One thing you are going to notice is that I decorated all the envelopes in of my cards.
I almost never do this, as I love mailing my cards with the clear envelopes, so that everyone can see the card itself as it travels to its final destination. However, for this time, I thought the cards were over the top and decided that these needed a special package, and so I decorated the envelopes to coordinate with these cards.
This though, IS NOT Shown in my video tutorial below, but in my Facebook group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/CreatingwithAllie
If you want to learn how to cover the flap on your card or the masking technique that I used to stamp the seashells in the envelopes, you can watch the tutorial here. The link will not work unless you are part of my FB group. So ask to join and I will happily add you.. It is open to anyone who loves making cards and sharing them with others.
From time to time I do special and exclusive videos like this in my FB group as a perk for being part of my FB group.
I hope you join my group! I know you will love being part of this amazing community of card makers!
The Video Tutorial
And here it is! the video tutorial where I share with you the step by step to learn how to make these cards! I go over measurements and tips & tricks to make this cards using the Sand & Sea Suite Collection!
Grab your favorite beverage, get comfortable and enjoy the video tutorial..
Also, if you want to get any of the items I am showing in this video tutorial, make sure you check the full supply list below, where you can click on the images to purchase any of these products. I really appreciate your support!
Don’t forget that the Video tutorial do not show how to decorate the envelopes, if that is what you are interested, you can watch it here, but remember you need to join the FB group to be able to watch that video. 😉
The Blog Hop Line Up!
As mentioned before, this post is part of a blog hop. Make sure you visit all participating blogs in this hop.
I know you will get lots of inspiration and ideas for your next crafting project.
Below the full line up.
The Supply List
You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support 🥰
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