Birthday: Pages 67-79
One of the most-sent cards is the simple Birthday Card. Long before the days of Facebook and texting, you could open your mailbox during the week of your birthday to find cards from friends and relatives. The #makeacardsendacard and #imbringingbirthdaysback hashtags are trying to make this a reality once again. The Birthday section of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog has just what you need before blowing out the birthday candles.
Broadway Bound PG. 68-69
Where do we begin? This splashy ode to Broadway is as bold, glitzy, and glamorous as the infamous theater. The Designer Series Paper (DSP) combines Lemon Lime Twist, Lovely Lipstick and Basic Black with gold foil to create to die for patterns.
The Broadway Birthday Photopolymer Stamp Set is a two step set like no other. The Hooray and WISH sentiments have a second stamp which is made for heat embossing! Whichever color you choose to stamp in will look like it's in lights once you've added a glint of gold embossing powder.
And then there's the Broadway Lights Framelits Dies. I want this set for the Wish word alone! Great for cards and scrapbook layouts, as well as home decor projects, this one day is so versatile! The frame is another must-have element which adds fun flair to your crafting. The Candle Embellishments and Metallic Pearls will add pizzazz to all of your projects.
Blow Out The Candles Bundle PG. 77
At first glance, this set seems quite simply. But as you can see with the samples above, it's only as simple as your imagination. The simple balloon stamp becomes dimensional when you stamp off, then using a dauber, add ink around the edges to create the shading. The cake, platform, candle and balloon are all two step stamps to create perfectly colored images. The confetti die from the Candles & Confetti Framelits happens to be my favorite in this bundle. See it in action on the cake card above!
I'm a sucker for background building stamps (which this catalog is chock-full of) and this set is just pure fun. These fun, playful stamps are great for so much beyond just birthdays. I can see potential for fun cards for kids and teens as well as 4th of July or New Year's fireworks.
The Big Wishes stamp set is made up of four rubber stamps. This fun set is one of the You Can Make It featured product bundles. This means you can order all of the supplies to make what you see on the left with a single product number!
Well, that's all for this edition of the Catalog Walkthrough. I hope you enjoyed the Birthday section and will come back for the Kids & Babies overview! Head on down to the comments section and let me know what your favorite Birthday set is.