I was so inspired by the card design for the Celebrate New Baby Cards, I used the Happy Celebrations stamp set and the "celebrate" embossing folder from the Celebrations Duo set to create a masculine birthday card for my brother-in-law...

Happy Celebrations Birthday Card

Stamps: Happy Celebrations (photopolymer: 143012).  Ink: Pacific Point (126951), Delightful Dijon (138327), Smoky Slate (131179), Whisper White Craft (101731).  Card/Paper: Delightful Dijon (138345), Whisper White (106549), Whisper White Thick (140490).  Accessories: Silver Sequin Trim (138399), Classy Designer Buttons (138393), Urban Underground Designer Washi Tape (142787), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (142760), Stampin' Pierce Mat (126199), Banner Triple Punch (138292), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Happy Celebrations Stamp Set
Happy Celebrations Photopolymer Stamp Set (143012) - $73.50

Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folders
Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (142760) - $19.00

So versatile!  Just changing the words, colours and accessories, I was able to do double-duty with this card layout.  Speaking of accessories, I wanted the embellishments to be silver to accentuate the blues and greys on the birthday card, like the shiny, silver washi tape from the Urban Underground Designer Washi Tape, Silver Sequin Trim and, what's that?  A silver button...

Happy Celebrations Birthday Card

Stampin' Up! don't stock silver buttons, so I made my own!  I used the smallest Classy Designer Button, pressed it into a VersaMark stamp set, dipped it into silver embossing powder, then heat set.  Voila!  A silver button!  This is a great technique for changing the colour of buttons you have on hand - you're only limited by your embossing powder collection.

The colour combination on this card is very striking, and perfect for masculine projects, especially the richness of the Pacific Point and Delightful Dijon...

Happy Celebrations Birthday Card

Delightful Dijon is a really lovely colour and I've enjoyed using it over the last two years but, unfortunately, this good thing must come to an end.  Delightful Dijon and the four other 2015-2017 In Colors will be retiring at the end of this Annual Catalogue (31 May 2017).

2015-2017 In Color Collection: Tip Top Taupe, Delightful Dijon, Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron, Cucumber Crush

The 2015-2017 In Color Collection will be on the Retiring List, which will be released next week on Tuesday, 11 April.  Make sure you order the stamp pads, ink refills, markers card stock and ribbons TODAY before they go on the Retiring List.  Products on the Retiring List are while supplies last and the In Color products always sell out in the first few days!

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