Friday, June 28, 2013

Have A Sweet Birthday!

Hi bloggers!! TGIF! I hope you've had a wonderful week and going into lots of fun plans for the weekend! I'm always thrilled to bring you an exclusive card from our pal and designer extraordinaire, Jess Larsen!  Enjoy!

From the designer:
When I am feeling in a rut, or the inspiration just isn't happening, there is one thing I can always turn to for a quick, easy and great looking card — the Simon Says Stamp Tri Square die. You can cut it twice on a card front, or just once. You can use it horizontally or vertically. You can create peek a boo windows that almost anything looks great under. I find that once I get the creativity flowing, I can branch off and try different things, but sometimes I need that boost and this die is perfect!

For today's card, I ran the Tri Square die through my Big Shot vertically, on the left hand side of the Kraft card front. I took some Neenah White Cardstock to use underneath the die cut portion and stamped various sweet treats from the Fantastic Birthday set from Hero Arts. Then, I stamped them again on different papers from Lawn Fawn's Bright Side 6x6 paper pack. I paper pieced the images and layered my diecut panel on top. I added the sentiment "Have a sweet birthday," also from the Fantastic Birthday set. I finished it off using some Stardust Stickles, Glossy Accents and Enamel Dots.  I filmed a quick video of the process, and I share my favorite way to make paper pieced images pop! Check it out below the card!


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Follow along with Jess in the video tutorial:


Thanks for reading today and thanks again to Jess for this amazing & inspirational card!






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112 comments:

  1. This card is so much fun! Love the stamps and colors. Hugs, Hanneke

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  2. I love this card! That die would make a great "go-to" set.

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  3. I just really love this card! Great use of the SSS die, too.

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  4. What a fun card. Love the video .thanks so much for sharing

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  5. Jess' card is delicious! I love her ice cream cones and sweet sentiment...perfect!

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  6. Very cute card and the colors.

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  7. Super cute card! I love the thru the window look.

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  8. Oh, great idea! I have that die and those stamps!

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  9. What a great die - so many possibilities!

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  10. Super cute! Love how you used the fun window die!

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  11. What a fantastic, super adorable card! The die and stamp sets are officially on my wish list - and we know what happens after that!! Thanks for the inspiration!!
    c

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  12. What a great card! Absolutely love it. Perhaps I should CASE it with my own Tri Square Die.

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  13. Yumm!!! I love cupcakes and ice cream! haha such a wonderful card!

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  14. Sweet design, love those images peeking through!!

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  15. What a cute card! Love the windows!

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  16. Jess is such an awesome designer and her videos are ALWAYS fun to watch.

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  17. Jess is such an awesome designer and her videos are ALWAYS fun to watch.

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  18. This is such a fun card... TFS!!!

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  19. Great idea for "coloring up" the stamped images with the colored paper. Very cute card.

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  20. What a fun card! Love it!!!

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  21. Thank you for the paper piecing tips. Love that card!

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  22. Adorable card. I can't watch the video. One of my plug-ins crashed so I am pouting. Thank you for sharing.

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  23. A really beautiful and also very fun card here. Thanks sooo much for the inspiration once again here, and have a great week-end everyone.

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  24. Now, who wouldn't love a card like this? It's adorable. Makes me want to go down to Fat Bob's for ice cream. Yes, that's really the name of the local ice cream stand. THS SSS always has such great inspiration. Becky J.

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  25. This card is perfect in so many ways - the "sweet" word play, the windows, the paper piecing, etc. etc.!

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  26. I love this card--so cute!

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  27. This card is so sweet love the sentiment and the enamel dots.

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  28. Yummy card ! loved it n the enamel dots too !

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  29. Great summer-birthday card! Love the paperpiecing and the colours! Hava a good weekend, Gerrina

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  30. Wow what a great bday card...I love the windows and enamel dot detail.

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  31. Love your card. Great way to dress up stamps

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  32. Super cute, really loving those little 'windows'! hugs, Kimberly

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  33. Super sweet card, love the enamel dots!

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  34. Lovely card! That die is for sure a must have. TFS

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  35. Really cute card. Love the two scoop ice cream cone!

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  36. Very cute card--I like the windows.

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  37. Fun card, perfect for a summer birthday. TFS ;-)

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  38. What a fun card. Thank you for sharing the video.

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  39. I love this fun card. Thanks for the video sharing the process.

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  40. Such a cute idea with the little windows! :)

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  41. Very cute and fun
    card. The cutouts
    are cool!
    Carla from Utah

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  42. Such a cute card. I just purchased that die and now I know what I want to do. Love the paper piecing as well. :)

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  43. Fun,summery what's not to love.
    Great video. Good to know I'm not the only
    one who does steps out of order!

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  44. I love this fun birthday card! Thank you for sharing.

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  45. lovely card today thanks for the video bonus too.

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  46. nice card today thanks for sharing with us today.

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  47. Darling card and great tutorial. Thank you.

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  48. Very nice card. Thanks for the video.

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  49. I love that die. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  50. The card turned out really cute. But do you like the matte medium better than tom bo mono. I was just wondering. TFS

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  51. Sooooooo cute. The images are darling, but having them peeking out through the windows is adorable!!!

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  52. Love that look with the three windows. Thank you for my prize pack you sent. I can't believe how much you included. You're so very generous. Thank you.

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  53. I love the 3 windows and especially like the wonderfully done paper piecing. The sentiment is perfect for it. Nicely done, as always, Jess.

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  54. I'm loving this card...frozen treats for summer are perfect!

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  55. Super cute card! Love all the paper piecing and the enamel dots!

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  56. Super sweet card! Love the paper piecing!

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  57. Love this clean and simple card...I had to keep studying it!!

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  58. Cute card! Thank you very much for the video!

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  59. This die is on my wish list! Look at that card! It's awesome!

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  60. Adorable card! Thanks for the video tutorial! ~God bless~

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  61. Super cute!!! I really want that die!

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  62. That card is adorable. I enjoyed watching the video also. Thanks for sharing.

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  63. So cute luv it who doesn't luv a card with sweets

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  64. Sweet! I must try this sketch and paper piecing technique.

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  65. Those peek-a-boo windows are adorable. Now I want that die...

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  66. Cute card! Live the site and stamps.

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  67. Sweet Card! I love it. Thanks for the video and the yummy inspiration!

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  68. cute and yummy card congrats and thanks for the video

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  69. This card is so cute. The paper piecing is wonderful for those of us who have not invested in all the markers too. I also like that tri window die. Thanks for showing us your talents!

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  70. Cute card. So many stamps could be used behind the blocks besides ice cream related. Thanks for sharing.

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  71. This is such a great summer card and the video was one of the best I have seen. I can hear her clearly, it moves right along and was well done all around. Thanks for sharing.

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  72. Now that I watched the video It looks so easy, thanks for this beautiful tutorial!

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  73. So cute! I have to get that die now...

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  74. What a fun card! And quick and easy, too. The enamel dots finish it off perfectly.

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  75. That is an adorable card. Still haven't tried paper piecing - you make it look so easy.

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  76. The ice cream theme is perfect--how adorable for a birthday card.

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  77. Great die and a great card. Thanks for sharing

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  78. What a super cute card. Love the awesome images and those window openings.

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  79. awesome card. love how you used that die. some good pointers you just handed out. thank you

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  80. Cute card Jess! Thank you for the video. I just love popsicles - real and paper!

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  81. Oh this is cute. What a wonderful idea and tip you shared with us. Thank you.

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  82. I love that Tri-square die and Jess's creativity!!

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  83. Cute card. I love how the die saves us all the work of lining up and cutting.

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  84. That card is adorable! Love the die cuts with the ice cream - in fact, gonna have some ice cream (chocolate!!) to celebrate that great card!

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  85. Really fun card and love the paper piecing. Great die I will have to put that on my wish list. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  86. LOVING the FUN Card and video!!THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND! =)

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  87. Such a cute card! I love the cut outs in the front-it gives your card that extra pop!

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  88. I love that die! Your card is the perfect to showcase it too!

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  89. This card's use of the die was clever.

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  90. so cute! I love each sweet treat peeking through the windows.

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  91. So fun with the treats framed in the windows!

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  92. In a word... sweet!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  93. I can't tell you how's my times I've tried to line up three little windows. Great die!

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  94. Those tri-squares are super awesome!

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  95. Thanks for such a great way to use the three little squares dies! Love them.

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  96. YUM! Sweet card and great tips and inspiration.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  97. What a sweet card! Love how the die cuts were used! Thanks for the tutorial!

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