Social Stamping | Celebrate – JAI #520

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Welcome to the second monthly Social Stamping blog host. Clicking here or on the banner above will take you to the main host page where you can see all the blog posts for today’s theme.

Continuing with themes based on greetings and sentiments, this month our theme is ‘Celebrate’. I’m sure we will see a wide and varied range of projects today because there are so many reasons to celebrate – new baby, new house, wedding, engagement, retirement and, of course, birthdays.

The card I’m sharing today is the one I made for my husband for his birthday last week. Which also ties in nicely with this week’s Just Add Ink challenge – Just Add Guys. I’ve been wanting to join in one of the JAI challenges for a while now, so how could I pass up joining this week when my project matched the theme?!

My husband’s card is an easel card made with the Whiskey Business stamp set. (The birthday sentiment is from the retired Perennial Birthday.)

The card base is Bumble Bee and I used some retired papers for the front panel. Naturals White embossed with the Bricks & Mortar 3D folder as the wall, and a piece from Wood Textures paper pack for the bar. A mirror for the bar provided the perfect place to stamp ‘Happy Birthday’.

This coordinates with a birthday banner I made – you can see it here.
Of the many fancy fold designs, easel cards are pretty straightforward. You fold the front half of your card base in half again and then stick a panel to the lower half. 

When opened, the front panel stands up steady, tucked against an element mounted on dimensionals. 

And then it folds flat so it’s envelope friendly – a great feature of a fancy fold.

My easel support is a stitched rectangle stamped with 2 of the sentiments from Whiskey Business. The citrus rind stamped beautifully to fill in the lower front space.

I coloured the whiskey with Crumb Cake and Daffodil Delight Blends™ and added some Shimmer Crystal Effects for some shine, as I did for the decanter on the matching birthday banner. 

What occasions do you like to celebrate? Do you make cards for them? Most of my creations are for birthdays but I’m working on using more of the other sentiments I have.

Have you a guy card to share – join the Just Add Ink challenge this week!

Next is new demonstrator and talented card maker, Sana Arslan.

Thank you again for stopping by!

Narelle 🙂

If you would like to see my previous Social Stamping blogs click here to visit last month’s post which has links for all the weekly blogs.

8 thoughts on “Social Stamping | Celebrate – JAI #520

  1. The sentiment looks great as a mirror. I love how you’ve added the shimmery effects to the decanter and glass to give the glossy look. Great card.


  2. Great guy card Narelle. I really love the glossiness you have added to make it look like liquid. Well done combining the Challenge and Blog Hop too. Chantell Just Add Ink.


  3. Lovely card, Narelle! The easel fun fold looks so good with this set, I will have to give it a go sometime!


  4. The shimmery effect is awesome on the drinks and decanter. And I love the mirror idea. This is all amazing. You have a very lucky hubby!!


  5. This is gorgeous Narelle! I love how you’ve created your easel around a bar theme. The details in your mirror and shiny whisky are so fabulous. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.


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