Stampin’ Up! Wildly Happy Baby Card

Hello Stampers!   I’m excited to be back in my craft room after a busy summer taking care of family.  We are anxiously waiting for our grandson’s arrival in this world, so making a baby card was top priority.  Here is the card I made using the Wildly Happy stamp set. “Wildly Happy” describes our excitement over having another grandchild to love and spoil!

The images in the stamp set are so adorable and it was hard to choose between the elephants and the pandas, but the pandas won out.  They are stamped with Jet Black Stazon Ink on a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock and colored with black and gray Watercolor Pencils.  I used a blender pen to even out the colors.

The “Sweetest Baby” sentiment in this set was too long for the card, so I used a Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker to color part of the sentiment and stamped it on a scrap of Daffodil Delight cardstock.  A Tasteful Labels die was used to cut the banner.  Two Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals were used on the notched end of the banner to pop it up.

For the inside of the card, I added a narrow strip of the DSP on the bottom.

Here’s the rest of the details to make this card:

  • Thick Whisper White cardstock cut 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″
  • Pool Party cardstock cut 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Pool Party cardstock cut 3-3/4″ x 5″ and embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder
  • The striped pattern from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper cut 1-1/2″ x 4″ for the outside, 1/2″ x 4-1/4″ for the inside
  • Old Olive cardstock cut with the second largest rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies
  • A piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock cut 2-1/8″ x 3-1/4″ for the panda image
  • Scrap of Daffodil Delight cardstock for the sentiment

The layout for this card was inspired by the Sunday Stamps Challenge.

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Mother's Day, Stamp It Group Blog Hop

Stamp It Blog Hop – Mother’s Day

Welcome to another Stamp It Group blog hop.  This month we are featuring Mother’s Day and Spring projects.

My mother has always grown beautiful irises in her garden so my Mother’s Day card for her features the Inspiring Iris stamp set.  This card isn’t limited to just Mother’s Day.  By using a different sentiment, it could be used for most any spring occasion.

To make this card:

  • I started with a Thick Whisper White card base.
  • Next, I used the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder to emboss a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Highland Heather cardstock.
  • A strip of the Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon is wrapped around this layer and adhered to the back. Two smaller strips of the ribbon are tied into a knot around the attached ribbon.
  • The largest die from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies was used to cut out the Whisper White layer.
  • The outline of the irises is stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the die cut piece.  The blooms of the irises are stamped in Highland Heather ink and the stems in Mint Macaron ink.
  • This layer is popped up using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set and stamped on a scrap piece of Blushing Bride cardstock.  It is cut out with the smallest oval from the Layering Ovals Dies collection.
  • I added a small Blushing Bride butterfly with small pearls for the final touch.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed today’s card.

You will find the list of all participants in the hop at the end of the post.  But before you go, leave a comment using #stampitcontest to be entered in this month’s Blog Hop Giveaway.

Congratulations to Annie Jasper – last month’s Blog Hop Winner!

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Keep Stamping Challenge #1 – Piece of Cake

Hello – welcome back to my blog.  Today, I’m playing along with the Sunday Stamps Split in Two sketch challenge.The color palette was inspired by the first weekly Facebook #KeepStamping challenge to use any or all of these colors:

The fun Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper coordinates with all of the colors in the challenge.

I started with a Bermuda Bay card base and added a layer of Mango Melody cardstock.  Next, I chose the presents and confetti designs from the DSP.  I cut each design slightly smaller than the Mango Melody layer and then cut each in half at an angle.  Next, I just needed to add some cake.  Using the Piece of Cake stamp set, the cake and stand images are stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The images are colored with Stampin’ Blends and punched out with the coordinating Cake Builder Punch.  A Mango Melody flower cut with a Stitched Be Mine Die tops the cake.  The Stitched So Sweetly Dies were used to cut the Bermuda Bay and Whisper White panels.

Inside the card, I stamped a sentiment from the Sale-A-Bration Sending You Thoughts stamp set and added a strip of the birthday candles from the DSP.

I’ll be entering this card into the Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge #337 as well.

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Stampin’ Up! Well Written Easter Card

Today, I’m sharing another Easter card.  This one features the Well Written dies.


The color palette was inspired by the Sunday Stamps Spring Fever color challenge.

When I think of Easter, the pretty pastel colors come to my mind.  So, using these brighter colors for an Easter card was a fun change for me.  I started with a piece of the burlap print from the Pressed Petals DSP for the background.  It’s adhered to a Very Vanilla card base.  Next, I embossed a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it to a Soft Suede layer.  The Well Written dies were used to cut the stems from Granny Apple Green cardstock and the small flowers and butterfly from Calypso Coral cardstock.   I stamped the sentiment from the Easter Promise stamp set in Calypso Coral ink on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and cut it out using the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies. I felt that the card still needed some extra little details and decided lace and pearls work well with burlap.  I took a piece of the Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim and adhered it to the back of the sentiment in a zigzag fashion.  This is popped up using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Finally, pearls were added to the center of the flowers and butterfly.

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Team Stamp It Blog Hop – Easter

Welcome to the Stamp It Group Blog Hop!  I hope you are all staying healthy during this pandemic, and am glad you are taking time to be inspired by our Easter and Spring creations.  A bright spot in these days of sheltering at home is to take walks outside and enjoy seeing the bulbs blooming and lawns starting to turn green – signs that spring is on the way.

Today, I’m sharing an Easter card featuring the Easter Promise stamp set and Petal Labels Dies.

To make this card:

  • Start with a Soft Sea Foam card base.
  • Cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Shimmery White cardstock.  Center the large Petal Labels die on this piece and run through a die cutting machine.
  • Using the leftover center piece from the die cut, center the sentiment and stamp in Basic Gray ink.  Cut it out with the second largest oval die in the Stitched Shapes Dies collection.
  • Color the flowers using Stampin’ Blend Markers in the following colors – Dark Mint Macaron, Light Highland Heather, and Light Daffodil Delight.
  • Cut a 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of Soft Sea Foam DSP.  Adhere this behind the die cut flowers.
  • Cut a 20″ piece of Whisper White Flax Ribbon.  Pull out two strands of the ribbon and tie around this layer.
  • Adhere this to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Finally, pop up the sentiment also with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Inside the card, I used the Stamparatus to position the small cross next to the Easter sentiment.  These are stamped onto a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using Basic Gray ink.  The small leaves are colored with the Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends marker.

I decided to try a couple of other color combinations.

The Purple Posy card has a piece of the Embossed Vellum from Saleabration behind the flowers.  The Petal Pink card uses the gingham design behind the flowers with the Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon tied around it.

Thank you for stopping by!  Before you hop on over to the other participants, please leave a comment.  To be entered in this month’s giveaway contest, be sure to include #stampitcontest.

Congratulations to last month’s winner – Darlene Coin!

Happy Stamping,




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