Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Gold Birthday Wishes

Isn't it fabulous?  Sending a hand-stamped card, that while easy, is a beautiful birthday card brings me such joy!  With the Fabulous Four stamp set, our Bow Builder Punch, the Gold Foil Sheets and the amazing Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Series Paper this quick and easy card delivers a rich birthday greeting.  This was a HIT at our Recent Stunningly Colorful Cardmaking Crafternoon class - whew - Join Us for the Next Class on May 8th!
Create this Gold Flecked hand-stamped Birthday Card with:
Fabulous Four stamp set (wood 134171/clear 134174)
Bermuda Bay card stock (131197)
Gold Foil Sheet (132622)
Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Series Paper (137783)
Bow Builder Punch (137414)
Embossing Buddy (103083)
Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder (103129)
Versa Mark ink pad (102283)
Heat Tool (129053)
Hot Glue

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To tell you that I love metallic accents is an understatement.  I adore them!  So rich and elegant but classic and timeless.  Here the Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Series Paper has an amazing collection of patterned paper with two sheets of gold foil accents.  Highlight those gold accents with our Gold Foil Sheets and the Bow Builder Punch.  

The secret to using this Bow Builder Punch is today's Tool Tip Tuesday!  I use the Bone Folder (102300), after punching the bow pieces, to curl the edges.  Use either the Fast Fuse adhesive (129026) or Hot Glue to adhere the pieces together.  The thinner the paper the easier to use the Fast Fuse Adhesive - I opted for Hot Glue when adhering this thick gold bow.  It is important to curl the edges with every paper and use a strong adhesive to hold it all together.  (I did use Glue Dots but find that it is too thick in the end.)
So rich and elegant!!  This coordinated gold accented card is easy to add an additional layer of WOW.  

TWO 'Fer as my Dad would have said - this is a DOUBLE Tool Tip Tuesday option!!  (I'm Generous like that - lol)  Create a premium heat embossed image when you do this:  Using the Embossing Buddy (a MUST when ever I am heat embossing) to wipe and prep the surface of the card stock.  Stamp the image you wish with Versa Mark ink.  Cover liberally with Gold Embossing Powder and shake off the excess.  Brush off anything that maybe 'extra' to the stamped image.  Hold the Heat Tool at a 45* angle and don't move the heat gun until that area has changed/set.  Easy but WOW!!
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What a FUN, Easy and Dynamic hand-crafted card!!  Wrap up someone's birthday with elegance and joy when you send a hand-stamped card like this.  It's easy to create this card, the 4" square paper and 1/2"x4" strips of Gold Foils Sheets, topped with the Gold Foil hand-crafted bow (really - how awesome is this?!?!) pulls together a festive and beautiful birthday card.  My kids (and those who take my class) are known to refer to heat embossing as 'magic' - the beauty astounds everyone who does it (I hadn't done it in a while - what a joy to start again).

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What Others are SAYING about Getting Crafty with Jamie

Jamie is so passionate and creative about making cards - and wants everyone else to join her in the fun! She is so encouraging and positive in her attitude, helping me along when I get frustrated - and then rejoicing with me at the finished product! I love going to her classes to get new ideas, learn techniques, and have loads of fun in the process. ~ Christine C.

Jamie has wicked awesome classes! If you don’t like a particular stamp or paper/ink color Jamie wants you to change it to suit your style! I did my sister-in-law’s entire bridal shower from invitations/thank you cards, party favors to decorations, it was quaint and whimsical! Everyone ooh’d and ahh’d! I’ve had lots of special requests for classes and Jamie delivers; she always has tasty treats and flavored coffees too ~Ashley W.

I have been attending Jamie's classes for over a year. Her ideas for cards are fresh and fun. She always tries to have several different styles of cards available, so everyone gets to make cards that fit their personal style. The techniques she shows each class can be used in many different applications. She is very patient teacher when instructing class members on how to use the Stampin Up products. ~ Carol D.

If I looked up the word sparkle in the dictionary, I would find Jamie Albanese picture there. I have had the sweet blessing of knowing Jamie and her family for over 5 years now. Every time I am with her I feel loved and inspired. When I am in one of her classes I feel my creative juices flow, as she encourages me to go outside my comfort zone. Jamie helped our girl scout troop make cards for a soldier who needed some encouragement!!! For any of you who have not been in one of Jamie's classes, please don't let another day slip by. She is a beautiful friend and she will become yours too. ~ Blessings, Karen:-)

Jamie has a great eye for style and flair, and it shows in her work. Yet she can pick up on your own individual style and makes great recommendations. I love that she is always flexible for last-minute decision maker mommies like me! So much fun to host craft events with your friends and family - that personal touch always means so much. ~ Adonna

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