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Stampin’ Up! Glimmer and Glitz for Feminine Birthday

Good Morning All. I am late, late, late today. Some days are just that way. Today is breezy and quite chilly, though we did not get the freeze they predicted last night. It was too cloudy and windy to drop that much, though we did approach it. Maybe tonight.

On with the card. I have a sweet (well, mostly) little girl who is VERY enamored with Elsa of Frozen fame. (I don’t know how to add the Trademark symbol to my posts, but Elsa and Frozen are Disney property.)

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Now, I have not seen the movie, but said little girl did ‘read’ a book to me about this story. She really can’t read yet, but has memorized it word for word. When I commented that it was terrible that Elsa had frozen her sister, Anna, she gave me a look that spoke more eloquently than her words, and said, as though speaking to a dimwit, “It isn’t real, GiGi, it is only a movie.” She also asked me to make her an Elsa Halloween costume.

With that background in mind, I knew I had to make a shimmery, glimmery, icy Elsa card.

I was going to use Whisper White Shimmer paper for my card base, but, alas, I had run out! So, I began with a card base of Whisper White Thick card stock and painted the front with my Frost White Shimmer Paint. I let that dry while I took a panel of Balmy Blue and a hot foil stamp of a princess. I added some dark blue foil and put the works in my Go Press and Foil machine. I then ran this through my Big Shot and die cut it.

Next, using Silver Glimmer Paper, I cut several snowflakes using the snowflake dies from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits and the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits, as my order with the Snowflake Showcase had not yet arrived.

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The sentiment is from Picture Perfect Birthday. After swiping the card front with my Embossin Buddy, I stamped the sentiment in Versamark, covered it in Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set it with my Heat Tool.

I used Stampin’ Dimenionals, and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals for the smaller places, to adhere the princess to the card front, and Liquid Glue to attach the snowflakes.

For the inside, another Picture Perfect Birthday sentiment following the same procedure as the front sentiment fills the center of the panel, while more Silver Glimmer paper snowflakes add still more bling. Remember, this is for a girly girl who likes all things feminine, including bling!

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After using Liquid Glue to adhere the sentiment panel to a Balmy Blue mat and into the card base, I looked again at the front. The princess seemed rather plain, so I took my Wink of Stella and went over the whole dress. Much better. But, a princess has a crown does she not? OK. Some Basic Jewels Clear Rhinestones were attached to her head for a tiara. She now looks like a princess from a cold, snowy place. I hope said little girl can make the connection.

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The envelope is simply stamped with Versamark and Silver Emboss Powder makes the Colorful Seasons Snowflakes really stand out on both the front and the flap.

I don’t usually go for glitz and glamour, but we make cards so we can match the card to the recipient, do we not? Sometimes anyway. A glitzy, glamoury, girly girl needs a card of the same ilk.

CARD CUTS: Whisper White Thick: card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″scored at 4-1/4″; Whisper White: inside panel 3-3/4″ x 5″; Balmy Blue: princess 4″ x 5″, inside mat 4″ x 5-1/4″; Silver Glimmer Paper: snowflakes 3″ x 3″

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8 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Glimmer and Glitz for Feminine Birthday”

  1. My first thought when I saw the card was Frozen so you nailed it! I love the glitz and glammer of it! I hope your little sweetie (“well, mostly”-cute!) loves it too. Thanks for the details–I have a girly girl too.

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    1. Thank you for your comments Susan! Between us, my siblings and I have 14 grands-12 boys and 2 girls. I guess she has to be a girly girl to stand out! Glad you first thought ‘Frozen’. Maybe she will get it too.

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  2. Here I show my ignorance…I don’t understand the hot foil stamp of a princess, go press and foil machine…’splain Lucy! In any event, it’s a beautiful card AND I know nothing about Frozen either except that it replaced the Maelstrom ride at Epcot!

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    1. I figured you of all people would know all about Frozen since you live in Disney country .
      Go press and foil has what amounts to a big shot platform that heats. You place the die (a specific type) on the heated mat, a piece of foil face down on it and then paper. Close the lid (same as an acrylic plate) when the light runs green it is hot enough to transfer the foil to your paper. Pull it off the base and run it through the big shot to complete the process. You can Google it, or I can send you a link for a video on it.

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      1. Thanks, Julie. I would probably not get into that. I am going to try foil transfer that I saw Jennifer McGuire do with a laminator. I have that but I got the wrong type of foil. With my $20 voucher that I won to Gina K., I’ll probably get the Deco-Foil. I rarely watch any of the Disney movies πŸ™‚

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  3. Well it was clear-and-a-million here, so it was Coooooollllldddd!!! Love this frosty card, Julie – your little Elsa fan is going to love it, too! πŸ™‚

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