Birthday Fiesta Cactus Dude, A Clean & Simple Card

Birthday Fiesta Cactus Dude for Clean & Simple

I have seen some cute variations of this cute guitar-playing cactus and had to make one of my own.  By adding some plastic wiggle eyes, a hand cut guitar and a sombrero, this dude is ready to party!  The hand cut pieces are from the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper which is retiring on May 31, 2017, along with the stamp set and framelits which are included in the Birthday Fiesta Bundle.

Here are the measurements to make this card:

Card Base: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (Emerald Envy)
Mat: 5 1/4″ x 4″ (Festive Birthday DSP)
Scalloped Mat prior to punching the bottom edge: 4″ x 2 3/4″ (Melon Mambo)
White piece: 2″ x 2 3/4″
Banner: 1″ x 3 1/2″ (Pumpkin Pie)

I just love all of the bright colors on this card, don’t you?  They make me happy on these rainy Spring days we’ve been having in Oregon.

Until next time, keep stamping!


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Wiper Technique with Birthday Fiesta Llama

Goodbye & Farewell to Birthday Fiesta…

Sometimes we have to say goodbye to things we love…such is the case with this Birthday Fiesta Bundle, including the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper (DSP). On June 1, 2017 it will no longer be available and this favorite of mine will be a thing of the past.  I’m so glad that I’ve stocked up on the designer paper and you might want to as well.  That’s where the sombrero and maracas are cut from.  I’ve also cut out guitars and pinatas to use as accents, and it’s all from the DSP.

Wiper card technique with full instructions/tutorial featuring Birthday Fiesta and a pop up llama!

Amaze your Friends!

This might just be my favorite technique EVER and it’s so simple to make!  It features an interior panel that pops up when you pull the sides of the cards out.  You can pop-up balloons, a cake, presents or in this case, a llama!  Your imagination is all that’s required!

Let’s get started…

Wiper card instruction

Cut 2 pieces of card stock that each measure 4 1/4″ x 6 3/4″.

Score each one at 1″ and 1 3/4″ on the longest edge (6 3/4″).

Rotate one panel so that the score lines are on the right.

Fold each panel on the score lines so they look like this…

Wiper card instruction

 

Wiper card instruction

Cut a 2″ x 2 3/4″ panel which will become the wiper. Place it on your Stampin’ Trimmer so that it looks like this picture. Score and fold back and forth so that it bends easily.

If you don’t have a trimmer like this, measure in from both sides of a corner 5/8″ and mark it on each side. Connect the markings to make a triangle. Fold on that line.

Wiper card instruction

Flip over the panel from step 2 that has the score lines on the left. You will be looking at the back side of the front panel. The score lines should still be on the left.

Measure up 1 3/4″ from the bottom, along the 1″ score line and place the wiper panel (from step 3) to the right of that score line with the scored triangle at the top left. Glue ONLY the triangle to that spot.

Wiper card instruction

Flip the wiper panel back over, keeping the score lines at the left.

Attach it to the other panel (from step 1) as shown. The paperclips in this picture show where you’ll glue the card together. Basically, it’s the 1″ strip at each end that glues to the facing panel.

To make the wiper work, simply hold the card in both hands and pull outward in each direction. The wiper should pop up! Glue whatever image you like to the wiper and finish decorating your card!

Wiper card technique with full instructions/tutorial featuring Birthday Fiesta and a pop up llama!

I hope you find time to stamp today!


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Christmas Fa-la-la-la Friends

Christmas Llamas by Krista Thomas, www.regalstamping.com, all products by Stampin' Up! Fa-la-la-la Friends #142167, Birthday Fiesta Bundle #142268, Holly Berry Happiness Bundle #143505

Christmas Fa-la-la-la Friends

Today I created a fun and festive Christmas card using the llamas from Birthday Fiesta and Fa-la-la-la Friends.  The background paper, Warmth & Cheer, is a 6 x 6 pad of plaids, stripes and hand-stitched looking papers, and they’re just lovely and perfect for the holidays.  (These products are shown at the end of the post)

Decking the halls with Christmas llamas…

To begin, I stamped the Birthday Fiesta llama on Cherry Cobbler & Garden Green card stock with VersaMark ink and then sprinkled them with white embossing powder.  After tapping off the extra powder, I then cooked them with my heat tool.  Next, I stamped the llama from Fa-la-la-la Friends onto Whisper White card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored in the Christmas lights with Cherry Cobber & Garden Green markers.  All three llamas were then cut out with the coordinating framelit, which is part of the Birthday Fiesta Bundle shown at the end of this post.

The Crumb Cake oval behind the llamas is from a retired framelit set and gives the llamas a more neutral, less busy background.  Banners (from Birthday Fiesta) and a bow (from Holly Berry Happiness) top off this happy card!

I need your help…

With only one month left in the Stampin’ Up fiscal year, I am giving a final  push to the finish line in hopes of achieving the incentive trip to Thailand.  I am so close I can taste it, but I’m not there quite yet.  I need your help!  If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would love to earn your business and will be here to help with your stamping needs.  If you would like to place an order for any of the products shown in this post, simply click on the product picture below which will take you to my store.  I would love to be your demonstrator!

Thank you for stopping by!


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Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper by Stampin’ Up!

Festive Birthday Pinata card by Krista Thomas, www.regalstamping.com

Fiesta time continues at Regal Stamping!

Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper by Stampin’ Up! has a couple sheets that include images of sombrero’s, pinata’s, guitars and more which are easily cut out by hand.  This little donkey pinata is from that DSP and made for a very quick and easy card.  The diagonally cut background paper is also a part of that package.

What makes this card playful and happy?

It’s playful because of the randomly stacked card stock which mats the pinata, and the bright colors make it happy.  Every card I make with this product suite makes me smile over and over again!

What will you be stamping today?


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Stampin’ Up! Birthday Fiesta

Party llamas by Krista Thomas, www.regalstamping.com, Birthday Fiesta all products by Stampin' Up!

It’s fiesta time at Regal Stamping!

What could possibly be better than one llama wishing you a happy birthday?  Three llamas wishing you a happy birthday!  Stampin’ Up! Birthday Fiesta was used and for this simple card, I stamped three llamas with VersaMark ink on black card stock and then embossed each one with a different color of embossing powder: Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise and Crushed Curry.  I then used the coordinating framelit from Fiesta Time Framelits to cut each one out.  I used those same colors for the stamped and die cut banner.  The sentiment is from Build a Birthday and then on the inside I used a retired stamp that says “from all of us”.

Diagonal background instructions

The Festive Birthday DSP was cut diagonally to create the background.  I started with 2 panels measuring 5.25″ x 4″ and held them together as they were cut, ending up with 4 pieces.  Then I took the two pieces that I wanted to use and glued them to the card base.  I will be using the two remaining pieces on another card.

Bright festive colors and a party llama…

are what make this product suite one of my favorites.  Every time I look at this card I just smile, so I’m calling it my happy card for the week!  Which Stampin’ Up! product makes you smile and what will you be stamping today?

 


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Birthday Fiesta Banners

 

Birthday Fiesta llama card by Krista Thomas, www.regalstamping.com, all products by Stampin' Up!

It’s time for a Birthday Fiesta, Stampin’ Up! style…

My family loves Mexican food, so when one of us has a birthday to celebrate we often wind up at one of our local Mexican restaurants.  This was the case last night when we celebrated my niece Alyssa’s 28th birthday and sixteen of us converged at Mariachi Loco, one of our local favorites.

When Stampin’ Up! released this Birthday Fiesta stamp set and all of it’s coordinating accessories I was beyond thrilled.  I knew that it would allow me to create birthday cards that would totally relate to our family’s many celebrations.

A workshop project

This particular Birthday Fiesta Banners card was the result of a workshop that I did earlier in the week where participants made four different “card candy” projects which are stamped elements that can be added to a card.  This card candy consisted of the llama on the half circle, the green starburst circle and then the six banners. (Everything but the backgound paper and card)  I love showing people how to create projects by starting with a small design, adding a few embellishments and then placing it on a card.  When my workshop attendees leave, they have four card beginnings and some homework to finish them up.  Feedback has been very favorable and I am thrilled that they like getting their hands on multiple products during each workshop that they attend.  What’s not to love?  Stampin’ Up! has the best products in the industry.  If you’d like to make some card candy, contact me today and we’ll set up a workshop!

I hope you stamp today!

 


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