Hello everyone! Today I’m thrilled to be featuring the new Birthday Stacks Stamp Set and Birthday Stacks Dies by Concord & 9th.
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These new products are a delight to create with and I think you will agree…they are pretty revolutionary! The Birthday Stacks dies will cut a “surround” for your images so you can create a pop-up card that is completely mailable!
Here’s the first card I created with that die and the Birthday Stacks Stamp set:
The “celebrate” sentiment is also a die included in this die set. Here I colored it with Copic Markers to match my color scheme, and backed it with another die cut celebrate word in black cardstock. I heat embossed the “it’s your day” on black cardstock and attached it to the very front using foam tape.
I stamped and colored the candles, then used the coordinating die to cut it out. These dies also have a notch in them to show you where to fold so they fit perfectly in your surround!
Here’s a side view to show you the dimension:
And it folds down to perfectly fit into an A2 size envelope! Genius, Concord & 9th! Check out the Birthday Stacks Bundle here to buy them both at a discount.
The balloons were stamped on the back surround (before I scored and folded the sides) and colored with Copic markers. I added white gel pen accents and Nuvo jewel drops to finish it off.
My next card is for a pretty significant birthday boy who is turning FIFTY!! This time I created a black card and heat embossed in silver:
I used the presents in the set this time, and added Prismacolor colored pencil in white, light blue, lavender, and yellow for some interest. I also heat embossed the “happy birthday” sentiment in silver on the first panel.
The die cut I used is called “Hooray die” and is a *free earned reward when you spend $60 in the Concord & 9th shop! (until March 8, 2018 or while supplies last)
Here’s a look at the side view on this one:
The great thing about these sets is that you DON’T HAVE TO USE THEM FOR POP-UP CARDS ONLY! You can also use them for traditional cards.
I created a colorful card for someone who is getting up there in age as well…and used multiple lines of candles:
I love that you can simply mask the top of this stamp and create an entire background filled with candles! I heat embossed with white embossing powder, and used distress ink over the top.
That die “You’ve Got This” is from an earlier Concord & 9th Release. I die cut it from the background, then glued in some black fun foam die cut from the same phrase. I adhered the colorful, inked die cut phrase right over the top. What a fun card to give to someone who doesn’t appreciate birthdays as much! 😉
My last card is also an A2 card using these sets. I stamped and die cut several of the images, then popped them up on different levels using foam tape:
I used Daniel Smith watercolors on this card, for a fast (under five minute!) card….I love it when a card comes together easily and quickly!
Just a note on that sentiment: I stamped it first, allowed it to dry, then covered it with post-it tape before stamping the balloon strings! Such an easy technique, but so fun. There are two styles of balloon strings you can choose from, and I used both styles here.
I hope you enjoyed these cards today using the Birthday Stacks Bundle. A big thank you for stopping by!