Thursday, March 25, 2021

Stampin' Up! Snailed It Birthday Card

Hi!  Welcome to my blog!  If you had told me last December that I would be loving a stamp set with snails and mushrooms, I'm not sure I would have believed you.  I kept just glancing right over Stampin' Up!'s Snail Mail Suite, UNTIL I got January's Paper Pumpkin Kit.  That cute little snail won me over (my oldest daughter might have had a little something to do with it, too!)  Stampin' Up! really S-Nailed It with this suite!  

Not EVERY print in the Snail Mail Designer Series Paper is my favorite.  However, the DSP is double-sided, so even if I don't love one side, I just turn it over to the print I prefer!

I didn't have much of a plan when I started making this card.  The first thing I did was stamp the mushrooms in the bottom corner and colored them in with Stampin' Write Markers.  I thought about adding the snail somewhere, but wasn't liking how that was looking.  So, I decided to use the mushroom dies to cut out a few different mushrooms in different colors.  In the end, I only added one extra mushroom to my card.  I glued the Real Red and Blushing Bride mushroom pieces to a scrap piece of Basic White Cardstock, then fussy cut around it.  To attach it to the card front, I used 1-1/2 Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.  

To attach the ribbon, I cut it a little wider than my piece of cardstock, then used glue dots on the back to hold it in place.  After tying the bow, I attached it to the ribbon with another glu dot.  I often find this method of attaching ribbon and bows easier than tying it on. 
Also, isn't this ribbon awesome!?  I use it on a LOT of cards.  It's from the Playful Pets Suite. 

Remember that snail I said I wanted to put on the front but couldn't find a place for?  Here she is!  I decided she was perfect for the inside of the card!  I decorated the envelope flap with the same mushroom DSP used on the front of the card.

Happy Stamping!


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