Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Blueprint Birthday Card!


Hi Bloggers! Happy Wednesday to you!  I just love this card made by the fabulous and talented Jess Larsen! It's a fun Birthday card with a modern twist on the sentiment.  Below Jess explains her inspiration behind making this card!

One of the products I was most excited about from the last CHA were the Blueprint stamps from the amazing Tim Holtz.  They are graphic, large scale and really unlike anything else on the market! The coloring possibilities with these are endless, but I decided to mix it up using different patterns from the Dear Lizzy 5th and Frolic 6x6 Paper Pad. This pad offers light, muted colors — perfect for Spring. After I cut all of the pieces, I layered them on a piece of Neenah Desert Storm Environmental Cardstock.

With this particular card layout, it was tricky finding a spot to add a sentiment.  Although it definitely would have been fine without one, I thought it would be a fun play on the blueprint concept to add a file tab to the side of the card.  I used this nifty set of three file tab dies from My Favorite Things. Then, I created my own sentiment using the Sally's ABC's set from Lawn Fawn. After a generous sprinkling of Hero Arts gems this card was finished.


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129 comments:

  1. l just love those stamps. I will have to make them a future purchase.

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  2. These stamps are perfect for coloring.

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  3. Love it - those stamps are on my wish list

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  4. Great card! Love this stamp, it´s just perfect for a male birthday-card :D

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  5. This is awesome, love that stamp set...

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  6. Beautiful creation here today, just lovely.

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  7. AMAZING!!! I just love this card and this stamp is AWESOME!!!! :-)

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  8. Very hip and trendy looking card, cool stamp!!!

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  9. I am in love with those Blueprint stamps!

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  10. I just LOVE the blue print stamps. LOVE this card!

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  11. I really like the stamps like this from Christmas. Thanks for sharing your card.

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  12. So nice :D

    Hugs from France
    Lunéa ♥

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  13. I like where you placed the sentiment.

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  14. wow now this is so cool... i love it

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  15. Beautiful card! Love it :D
    Thanks for sharing!

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  16. fabulous card :-) I have just bought this set and just LOVE how you have used it Jess :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  17. What a fun card! I love the blueprint line from Tim Holtz!

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  18. Gorgeous card.. Love this stamp..

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  19. Very clever way to add a sentiment. I love he blueprint stamps too!

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  20. I really like the idea of adding the sentiment on a tab! Will have to put those dies on my wish list and try it out!

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  21. The sentiment on the tag is a very cleveridea. TFS

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  22. These are great. I love this idea of stamps. They really look neat.

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  23. wonderful card! I love this stamp!

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  24. What a neat card and stamp. This would be perfect for a draftsmen/carpenters card.

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  25. Great card, the stamped image looks wonderful,
    love all those layers.

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  26. love these sketchy stamps. Fabulous final product here!

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  27. Fun card! I love the paper pieced cupcake!

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  28. Fabulous card, I love the file tab sentiment!!

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  29. Totally digging the file tab on the side of the card!

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  30. Terrific card! I really like the sentiment on the tab. Super clever!

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  31. These stamps are a good size. I love your tab greeting

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  32. Awesome card! I love it! :-) xx

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  33. Super cute! I'm really loving the look of these blueprint stamps. :) hugs, Kimberly

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  34. Gorgeous card! I love the piecing and the addition of the sparkles!

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  35. These blueprint stamps are definitely on my wish list. :)

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  36. Ok, I MUST have that stamp! Gorgeous card!

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  37. Super card - I totally LOVE that stamp - top of my wishlist!!

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  38. Gorgeous card....don't know which of the blueprints stamps I must choose....still deliberating...
    xxx Margreet

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  39. I could go for a cupcake right about NOW

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  40. fabulous stamp - love this card! x

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  41. 。女性のハンドバッグの
    異なるブランドの
    利用が難しい人
    は、女性のハン
    ドバッグのブランドそれを選択するために作
    られている最高の自分の要件に合うことができます
    。世界に一つだけの
    女性のハンドバッグは、別の
    機会に女性が別の袋を運
    ぶ、好きなものを女性を満足することはでき
    ません

    my page :: グッチ 長財布

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  42. Real cute card. Love the tab!

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  43. I absolutely love how this card turned out--fabulous!!

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  44. I really like this card and love the sentiment on the tab. So clever and cute!

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  45. That is such a great stamp...and the card is gorgeous.

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  46. I have some of those blueprint stamps on my wish list. I love the light coloring and the tab.

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  47. Fantastic way to include the sentiment!

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  48. Great birthday card! I love the paper pieced patterns on kraft!

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  49. I never get tired of looking at the different ways of decorating these blueprint stamps!! Beautiful card, love the tab die and cute LF greeting :)

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  50. LOVE the blueprint stamps too and especially love that this is a birthday stamp that is different from the usual!

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  51. That stamp is awesome! Of all the blueprint stamps I like this one best!

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  52. This would make a nice guy card in another color.

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  53. Love this stamp! Great card.

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  54. Love these TH stamps. Cute card!

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  55. Love this card! Love the font on the sentiment!

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  56. I was never sure about these blueprint stamps, but Jess's card turned me around on them :) I love it!!

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  57. Love your card. It´s the first time for me to such an extraordinary stamp
    :))
    conny W.

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  58. love where jess added the sentiment!

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  59. This is really cute! I like the stamp much more in this example. Thanks!

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  60. Really cute and perfect for a birthday card for an architect.

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  61. This card is over the top COOL - love everything about it ! Thanks for all the inspiration I get from your blog !

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  62. wonderful! this stamp set is high on the wish list!
    Sandra ltb

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  63. This is such a gorgeous card! I l.o.v.e. this blueprint stamp!!! :)

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  64. I like the blueprint stamp and the way she created the card. Thanks for sharing.

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  65. Love this card especially Sally's ABCs and the tab!

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  66. The file tab is the perfect accent for this card.
    I adore Lawn Fawn alphabet stamps esp. Sally's ABC's

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  67. Cute card, combining the blue print style with bright colors!

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  69. loving the fun card!! thanks for sharing and have a fabulous week!! =)

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  70. Great card---love everything about it!

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  71. Loved the paper piercing on your card. Need also that it is on kraft cardstock!

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  72. Really cool card! The paper piercing makes a nice effect, and love the tab sentiment!!

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  73. Putting that tab on the card was a great idea. A perfect touch.

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  74. The gems and file tab are a great idea and added that extra something. Love the card

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  75. I've seen the blueprint stamps but never loved any until I saw this birthday stamp. Now I have to buy this one. It will be used a lot.

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  76. Sweet card! Lots of great details! TFS!

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  77. Lovely card, wonderfully done. :-)

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  78. I love the sketchy look of the card. NICE

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  79. Love TH's Blueprint Stamps! Great Birthday card showing off the new stamp too!!!

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  80. Love Tim Holtz. Love the card.
    marilyn2222 @ hotmail dot com
    follower

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  81. What a fun birthday card. Love the black image on craft with the touch of colors.

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  82. Love the little tab, great stamp and overall fabulous card. Nicola x

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  83. Cool card - love all the paper piecing and fab sentiment tab too :)

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  84. This stamp is so fan and the final result is amazing.

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  85. I have wanted this stamp since the first time I saw it. Love the card.

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  86. I love what Jess did with this card! I am in love with the blueprint stamps as well! Excellent!

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  87. Awesome birthday card! So fun!

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  88. Great card! Love the paper-piecing on the cupcake. :) Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  89. Great design Jess, love the sentiment, added the alpha stamp set to my wish list.

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  90. Cool paper piecing! Love that technique!

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  91. Wonderful card Jess! I never thought to paper piece this stamp with patterned paper.

    Tamara K.

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  92. I love the sketchy look of the card
    I was never sure about these blueprint stamps, but Jess's card turned me around on them :) I love it!!

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  93. Wow! I love this stamp! I should get one for myself :) Thanks for sharing

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  94. Sweet!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  95. Wow I love this card. The sally's abc's really work with the blue print stamps from tim holtz. Would never have tried this combo, thanks for the great tip!

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  96. That cupcake stamp is so cool! What a great card. Hugs, Hanneke

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  97. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  98. Nice card!
    -rt in GA

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  99. Cool stamps. Those tab dies are neat. Nice card.

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