A team mate of mine asked us to send cards to her father in June for his 70th birthday. I’ve never met him and have no idea what he likes, so I thought it best to make a generic manly card. I knew I wanted to use the Large Numbers Framelits to highlight “70” but didn’t know what colors to use. So I turned to my always handy Designer Series Paper (DSP) Swatch Books. It took no time to flip through them and find a paper I liked – I chose one from the Coffee Break DSP. I thought the greens and browns were manly, and the pattern small enough not to be too rugged. Click here to get your own Swatch Books.


Here’s what I made:

Happy 70th Birthday card made with Happy Birthday Thinlits Die, Large Numbers Framelits Dies, and Coffee Break DSP by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy Happy 70th Birthday card made with Happy Birthday Thinlits Die, Large Numbers Framelits Dies, and Coffee Break DSP by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy


Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Soft Suede card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Garden Green CS cut to 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″
  • Coffee Break Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the inside

Die cut using the Happy Birthday Thinlits:

  • sentiment from a piece of Pear Pizzazz CS

Die cut using the Large Numbers Framelits:

  • 70 from a scrap of Garden Green CS

Assembled the card:

  • Garden Green CS layer glued onto front of the card base
  • DSP glued to the Garden Green CS layer
  • sentiment and “70” glued to the DSP layer
  • enamel shapes in Pear Pizzazz and Garden Green applied to card front
  • Whisper White CS glued to inside of the card base


Here are today’s colors:

You can click on each one to see all the products that come in that color!


Here’s what I used:

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June’s FREE gift is a pack of the amazing new Color Theory Designer Series Paper! So many designs, so many colors, so many uses. Designed with a paint chip style color variation on one side, wood grain or paint crackle on the other side.

* Each sheet is double-sided for double the creative options
* Works beautifully on card fronts.
* 48 sheets: 4 each of 12 double-sided designs. 6” x 6”
* Acid-free
* Lignin free
* Coordinating colors: Berry Burst, Crushed Curry, Dapper Denim, Old Olive, Whisper White

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