DIY Card Making:  Birthday Card Using Sweet Sorbet

It's Monday, and that means that my card has polka dots on it and my cuppa coffee is sitting at the ready as we kick off this week – and the Sweet Sorbet DSP came to the rescue.

And if there ever was a Monday for polka dots and coffee, this is it.  It is my first day back in my stamp room in almost a week.  Last Tuesday, my sister called me and told me to head home immediately if I wanted to say goodbye to my uncle before he passed away.  Emily and I packed up, hit the road an hour later and headed to Houston.  We got there just a few hours before he passed away, but we both got to tell him that we love him and that we are both better because he has been a part of our lives.

I thought I would start on cards that I needed to send for those that helped with the funeral and all, but I just couldn't do it first thing this Monday morning.  Instead, I needed a little fun, or else the tears would start again and I would get nothing done today.

For today's birthday card idea, it all started with the patterned paper – Sweet Sorbet.  Let's chat about this paper for just a bit.  It is one of the free choices you can pick when you order $50 in merchandise from Stampin' Up! – BUT… time is running out on this special.  You only have one week left to grab this paper and the other items that are part of the Sale-a-Bration items this year from Stampin' Up!

Then we move onto the sentiment – it is another Sale-a-Bration item – the See Ya Later stamp set.  This set has four great sentiments:

See Ya Later Stamp Set

I used the Circle Framelits to die cut out the sentiment after it was stamped in Pool Party.  And then the larger Starburst Framelits were used with Summer Starfruit card stock to help the sentiment layers pop off the fabulous Sunshine & Sprinkles paper.

Moving on to the little banners on the left hand side of the card.  The Banner Blast stamp set has a lot of cool banner stamps in it.  I used the coordinating one to the patterned paper and then having the Banner Punch made quick work of punching those little banners out.  While both the Banner Blast stamp set and the Banner Punch are both Sale-a-Bration items, the punch will return in the upcoming catalog, but the stamp set isn't.  So be sure to at least grab the stamp set now.

Banner Blast Stamp Set and Banner Punch

Then when you set it on an angle on your Crisp Cantaloupe card base, it just gives it a different look.

DIY Card Making, Sweet Sorbet

Finish the front up with some rhinestones and you are ready for the inside.

All I did for the inside was take a piece of Whisper White card stock (3-3/4″ x 5″) and put it on the same angle and added a strip of the same Sweet Sorbet paper to coordinate the front of the card with the inside of the card.

Supplies Used to Create This Card:



This card is something my uncle would have liked.  He didn't much care for symmetry, he preferred odd angles and such, calling symmetry boring.  He liked things a bit different.  And while he won't ever know of this card, it was great to think of him while using my beloved polka dots and bright colors this morning.

Remember, only one week left of Sale-a-Bration, click here to order any of the goodies that you need to make this card or any others you have seen me showcase as Sale-a-Bration on my blog since the end of January.

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