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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Under the Stars Birthday Card

Yesterday, my grandson, Christian, turned 14. I still find it hard to believe my grandsons are getting so old! And they both tower over me, even though I'm not petite!

Do you know how hard it is to come up with cards that are fun for a teenage boy, yet not childish? I think I succeeded with this card, however. The bear and the grrrreat! stamps are from the retiring Under the Stars stamp set, so you must hurry to purchase it before June 1st. The star was cut using the Stars #2 die, which is also being discontinued. Since that is an "accessory", you can only order that while supplies last. So hop on my demonstrator website to see if it's still available and place your order ASAP! Oh, the Pear Pizzazz card stock (the card is Pear Pizzazz, although the scanner doesn't show the upper and left edges), ribbon and glimmer brad are also available only while supplies last since they are 2010-2012 in color items.

The bear is embossed with black embossing powder to make it easier to color with markers without smearing the stamped details. I fear the belly and snout are colored with the Going Gray Stampin' Write Marker, previously retired and no longer available. If you wish to make those lighter, you might try using the blender pen instead of a marker with the Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad.

Products Used:
Under the Stars stamp set (10), W 111556, $29.95 (retiring)
Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (24), W 115370, $36.95
Pear Pizzazz 8½" x 11" card stock (24), 119795, $6.95 (retiring)
Basic Gray 8½" x 11" card stock (24), 121044, $6.95
Whisper White 8½" x 11" card stock (40), 100730, $8.50
Twitterpated 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper (12), 125406, $10.95 (retiring)
Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad, 101179, $5.95
VersaMark Pad, 102283, $7.50
Black Stampin' Emboss Powder (½ oz), 109133, $4.785
Pear Pizzazz ½" Stitched-Poly Ribbon (15 yards), 119265, $8.95 (retiring)
In Color 2010-2012 Glimmer Brads (40), 121005, $4.95 (retiring)
Stars #2 Originals Die, 113461, $15.95 (retiring)
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, 113439, $99.95

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