Today I’m featuring a multipurpose Stampin’ Up! set called Oh My Goodies. You can cover birthdays, thanks, hello, and gift tags for yummy treats with this one set. Choosing your colors will determine if the card is neutral or leans masculine or feminine. The set has a matching die in the Deco Labels Framelits dies, so it makes it easy to pop out the design. The layout below is easy and is great for making multiples to have ready all year.
I’ll start with the masculine leaning birthday card. I used Sweet Taffee Designer Series Paper and took the color cue from the design. For my standard base, I used Rich Razzleberry cardstock, and then matted the largest banner in Tempting Turquoise and the smallest banner in Daffodil Delight. All three banners are cut with the Banners Framelits dies. For the medium sized banner, I chose Old Olive and also stamped the sentiment in Old Olive ink. For the feminine card, I used the dots from the Sweet Taffy paper, rather than the hexagons, and used Melon Mambo for the cardstock and ink (only stamped pieces shown in the last picture).
For the thank you card above, I chose Rich Razzleberry ink for the sentiment, but backed it with Melon Mambo, so the banner wouldn’t blend in with the card piece. Because I used the dotted Designer Series piece on this card, I think it has a more feminine appeal, so if you were making it for a male, you may want to use the hex design, rather than the dots. At least that is the opinion of a teenage boy, whose mother (my friend) takes my classes. I know whenever I’m helping her to come up with cards for him “no dots!”.
If you notice above and below, changing the supplemental sentiment also effects the style of the card. I chose the Cheers from the And Many More stamp set for the card above because of it’s plain design. Below, I wanted something that went with the thanks sentiment, and really liked the Petite Pairs set, but didn’t want the first word “to” of the sentiment to throw off my wording, so I used a Stampin’ Write marker to just ink the rest of the words, “huffed” onto the stamp and then stamped my image, below.
The large sentiment and it’s banner are both popped up with Stampin’ Up! Dimensionals (I buy a pack, ever time I place an order), but the rest of the card pieces are all adhered directly down. I use either Tombo Liquid or Snail adhesive, depending on my mood.
Below you will see the more feminine choice for the birthday sentiment ( I would place this on the style above). You can also see the Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper pictured in the catalog, and imagine all the fun color choices you could use with this same card layout, using the same stamp set.
I chose a curvier font sentiment from the Sumthin’ Sumthin’ stamp set for the feminine pairing. For the hello card, I would probably use Stampin’ Write markers and color each line of word and the border in different colors, and for the “goodies” stamp, I would stamp it twice in two different colors, and use the large oval punch and Dimensionals to pop out that middle sentiment. Yes, that means one of the pieces is discarded after, which does go against my beliefs, but aesthetics comes first in my card making.