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Calling All Crafters! Don't Miss Out on the Hottest Birthday Card Trend!

Hey there, fellow crafters! Today, I'm thrilled to share with you a card-making adventure that's guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. Get ready to jump on the hottest birthday card trend with me as we delve into the wonderful world of the Timeless Charm Bundle from our favorite folks at Stampin' Up!

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Now, you might be wondering what all the buzz is about - well, let me tell you, this bundle is a game-changer! It's got everything we need to create a fun and unique card design that'll make our loved ones feel extra special on their big day. We'll be using the ever-so-popular ink blending technique for the background, and of course, we can't forget those adorable die-cut flowers and easy-to-color stamped flowers from the stamp set.

Believe me, this card is a real crowd-pleaser. I recently made one for my niece's birthday, and she was over the moon! So, let's dive in and get our creative juices flowing, shall we?

Gather Your Supplies:

Before we embark on this crafty journey, let's round up our supplies. Of course, the star of the show is the Timeless Charm Bundle from Stampin' Up! It's available exclusively online for a limited time, so grab it while you can!

Aside from the bundle, you'll need some smooth cardstock - I prefer a sturdy white one, but go wild with your color choices! Also, pick out a few of your favorite ink pads for the ink blending magic. Don't worry if you're new to ink blending - I was too at one point, and trust me, it's easier than it looks!

Oh, and remember those little gems we love to add for some extra sparkle? Yep, have those on hand too! But don't stress over finding everything exactly as listed. Crafting is all about making it your own, so feel free to improvise with what you have.

Happy Birthday My Dear Card Timeless Charm Bundle by Rick Adkins

Preparing the Background:

Now, let's dive into the fun part - creating a mesmerizing background with ink blending! When I first tried this technique, I was nervous about getting it just right, but practice makes perfect, right?

Start by dabbing your blending tool or sponge onto your ink pads. Now, gently blend the colors onto your cardstock using circular motions. The key is to build up the colors gradually for that dreamy gradient effect. Don't worry if it looks a bit messy at first; it'll come together beautifully!

Stamping and Coloring the Flowers:

Okay, confession time: I'm a sucker for floral stamps! The Timeless Charm Bundle has some seriously lovely flower stamps that we'll use to create the focal point of our card. Simply stamp the flower onto your cardstock using your favorite ink color.

Now, let's talk coloring! I know, I know, coloring can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. If you're a beginner, try using watercolor pencils or markers. They're forgiving and blend beautifully!

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Die Cutting the Flowers:

Get ready for some die-cutting fun! Take the cardstock with your stamped flower and line it up with the coordinating flower die from the bundle. Pop it in your die-cutting machine, and ta-da! You've got yourself a gorgeous, flower ready to shine on your card.

You will also want to die cut some of the floral stand alone stems from the die set from just some plain white cardstock and add a little matching ink to the background panel to them as well for a little extra touch.

Assembling the Birthday Card:

This is where the magic happens! Arrange your stand alone die-cut flowers on your ink-blended background until you find a placement that speaks to you. Play around with the arrangement, and remember, there are no wrong choices here!

Now, adhere your flowers to the background. I love using foam adhesive for added dimension, but regular adhesive works great too. You do you! Now take a piece of plain cardstock and cut a decorative border along the top half (I just used my Paper Snips to cut a simple hill design but you could use a border die as well) and attach over the bottom of the floral stems with foam adhesive.

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Adding the Sentiment:

Ah, the finishing touch! Let's add the "Happy Birthday my Dear" sentiment from the Timeless Charm Bundle. Stamp it on a piece of white cardstock and die cut it with one of the dies from the Radiating Stitches Dies. Attach your colored stamped flower with a little Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the die cut and then pop up the die cut onto the card front.

Final Touches and Personalization:

We're almost there, my creative friends! Take a moment to add any extra details you like. Maybe some sparkly gems or a touch of glitter - it's entirely up to you!

And here's the best part - make it personal! If you're making this card for a loved one, consider adding their name or a heartfelt message. It's these little touches that make our handmade cards so special.

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Ta-da! We did it! Our fabulous birthday card featuring the Timeless Charm Bundle is ready to make someone's day extra memorable. Crafting is all about spreading joy, and I know this card will do just that.

I hope you had as much fun creating this card as I did sharing it with you. Remember, there are no mistakes in crafting, only creative adventures. So, embrace your unique style and let your creativity shine!

Now, it's your turn! Go ahead and create your version of this fantastic birthday card. Share your creations with the crafting community - we'd love to see them! Until next time, happy crafting, my dear friends!

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