KISS Card – Birthday Card Making

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KISS Card Birthday Card Making

I didn’t plan on stamping today, but I guess I woke up with the stamping bug this morning!  I headed over to the CAS(E) this Sketch and CASE Study Challenge blogs for inspriation.  What inspired me?  The Sketch (Sketches almost ALWAYS inspire me) and the flowers from the Muse project.

KISS Card Birthday Card Making

I used this opportunity to make a KISS Card (Keep it Simple Stamper – see more here!) and make four of them!  I began by cutting my cardstock in fourths, minus 1/4″.  This will be my top layer at 4 x 5-1/4.

I stamped the oval chevron from the Oh Hello Stamp Set in Staz-on Black.  Remember, when making more than one card at once, do each step one at a time for all the cards.

KISS Card Birthday Card Making

The stamp set is Label Love (new catalog that premiers on May 31) punched with the coordinating Artisan Label Punch.

I thought a bold colored graphic, but almost solid print would work well and the Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper worked perfectly.  I used my Big Shot and the Apothecary Accents Die to cut it out.

You’ll notice that the card above on the left has a bit of a different layout…ssshhh!  That is to hide a boo-boo!  ;)

KISS Card Birthday Card Making

I wanted to try red out and I think it looks really sharp!  Doesn’t red and black always look sharp?  One flower accented the design and brought a feminine touch to it.  The muse from CASE Study inspired that.

Stampin’ Up Supplies:

  • Oh, Hello Stamp Set, Label Love Stamp Set
  • Cardstock:  Real Red, Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy
  • Ink:  Stazon Black
  • Accessories:  Apothecary Accents Framelits, Artisan Label Punch, Flower Trim


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  • Kristie May 9, 2013, 2:53 pm

    LOVE these! The red and black does look sharp. :)

  • Kathryn May 9, 2013, 3:46 pm

    What stamp set did you use for the Happy Birthday and the Frame around it?

    Thank you,


  • Catherine May 9, 2013, 4:34 pm

    Sorry, forgot it in the supply list, just added it! It’s called Label Love and it comes out in the next catalog! :)

  • Pam Swope May 10, 2013, 8:07 am

    Really like this card. So simple. Catherine, I have never used sketches as inspiration. Don’t know if I’d know how! Is there a tutorial on that or is it just something I would have to practice? Thanks for all your expertise and your willingness to share. I just joined Stampnation and am so excited at all the info and great card designs. You Rock!

  • Catherine May 10, 2013, 8:12 am

    that is a GREAT question, Pam! You are a StampNation Member, there is a tutorial for you written by Maureen on how to use sketches, you can check it out here:

  • Ardyth May 10, 2013, 9:18 am

    these are great – graphic shapes and rich colours! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

  • Cathy Weber May 11, 2013, 1:13 pm

    Wow, such great cards. Love the CAS design and they both have such a graphic feel to them!

  • Chrissy L May 14, 2013, 8:39 am

    These are great and I love the layering! So happy you decided to join us at CAS(E) this Sketch!

  • Gayatri Murali May 14, 2013, 11:59 pm

    Love the graphic chevron and how you have changed the orientation of the second elements and used different colours. Love it. Thanks for playing along with us @ CAS(E) this Sketch challenge:)

  • Jean Martin May 16, 2013, 4:38 pm

    What a lovely card! I totally love the chevron and color combination you used! :)

  • Linda May 18, 2013, 12:17 am

    Wow just love these colors have to check out that punch & stamp set thanks!!

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