Garden in Bloom Birthday

img_0603 Today I’m sharing a card I made to play along with the color challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments.


I’ve had this lovely color combination in my mind for several days and I kept thinking of flowers.  Tonight, I finally had a chance to get out the Garden in Bloom stamp set and play with these colors.  I kept the card very clean and simple, adding the white enamel dots over the black flower centers.  Since I always need birthday cards, I decided to use the sentiment from the Rose Garden stamp set.

After I completed this card, I noticed that the current challenge at The Paper Players is to use Flowers, so I will be posting this card there as well.  pp328-flowers


Stampin Up! Products:

  • Garden in Bloom and Rose Wonder stamp sets
  • Flirty Flamingo, Emerald Envy, and Whisper White cardstock
  • Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon Wonder, Emerald Envy, Tuxedo Black Memento inks
  • Rose Garden Thinlits, White Perfect Accents, Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon

Birthday Shaker Card


Today I’m sharing a fun shaker card.  They are so easy to make using Stampin’ Up!’s new Foam Adhesive Strips, a window sheet, and some sequins for the bling.  Don’t you love the font for the sentiment and the cute party hat?  They are from the Better Together stamp set.  The new Layering Circles framelits make it so easy to add a scalloped frame around the window.   For this card, I cut the base 8 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ so that the finished card is square but fits nicely into the standard A2 envelopes.



Be sure to stop over at the CanYouCaseIt? challenge blog for other great shaker card ideas.




Stampin’ Up Products Used:

  • 141736 – Better Together clear-mount stamp set
  • 138337 – Mint Macaron Cardstock
  • 138334 – Watermelon Wonder Cardstock
  • 100730 – Whisper White Cardstock
  • 142314 – Window Sheets
  • 132708 – Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
  • 138323 – Watermelon Wonder Ink Pad
  • 141825 – Foam Adhesive Strips
  • 129026 – Fast Fuse Adhesive
  • 110755 – Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • 104430 – Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • 143263 – Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
  • 141705 – Layering Circles Framelits

Retired products used – It’s My Party DSP and 2015-2017 In-Color Sequin Assortment.





Look Who’s Turning 5!

5th birthday

Five years ago today, we were blessed with our first granddaughter.   She is so proud to be turning 5 and being old enough to start kindergarten this fall.  Oh, to be excited about turning another year older!

The new Number of Years stamp set with the coordinating Large Numbers Framelit Dies was perfect for making her birthday card with a big pink 5 on it.   Candles and balloons are part of the celebration.  Both can be found in the It’s My Party Designer Series Pack Stack but for this card, I chose the candles in the DSP and added balloons using the Balloon Celebration Stamp set and coordinating Balloon Bouquet Punch.  A little bit of sparkle was added to the balloons using the Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush and the new two-tone baker’s twine makes the perfect strings for the balloons.

Thanks for stopping by!


Another Sneak Peek


Isn’t this airplane great for a masculine card?  It is from the Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Sky is the Limit.  You can earn this set with a $50 purchase beginning Jan. 5, 2016! It is such a versatile set with sentiments that will work well for birthday, valentine’s day, congratulations and more.  I also used paper from the Going Places Designer Series Paper Pack available Jan. 5, 2016.



To create this card, I started with this sketch from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.  I stamped the airplane image in black onto a piece of DSP and added some clouds stamped in Sahara Sand.  I used a couple of other pieces of DSP for the lower border.  The sentiment is stamped in black onto a strip of Very Vanilla card stock and the ends punched with the Triple Banner Punch.


I wish you a Happy New Year and hope one of your resolutions is to send more cards in 2016!

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Birthday Pocket Card

Birthday Pocket Card

The Seize the Birthday challenge to create a pocket card caught my interest!  I combined that with the color challenge over at Create with Connie & Mary to create this birthday card.  To make the pocket for this card, I brought out my retired BigZ Scallop Envelope die with the pretty scallop edge on the envelope flap.  It was just the right size for this sentiment from the Birthday Blossoms stamp set.   The background layer is from the English Garden Designer Series Paper and I used the coordinating Garden in Bloom stamp set for the flower on the pocket.  I finished by adding a couple of touches of gold using the Gold Sequin Trim and 1/8″ Gold Ribbon.  The sequin trim is attached to the card with the handy Handheld Stapler.

Be sure to visit these challenge blogs to see all the beautiful creations!

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Happy Birthday To My Dear Husband

Steve's Bday

Yesterday, we celebrated Steve’s birthday.  It was a busy day for us, ending with a fun dinner with our friends, Kim & Pat.  Kim is a fellow stamper and created this card for the occasion.

Bday card by Kim

Isn’t this a great masculine card – very clean & simple.  In fact, I’ve already CASE’d it as I needed to get one in the mail today for our son-in-law’s birthday!  Be sure to visit Kim’s blog to see her other awesome creations!

Listed below are the Stampin’ Up! products I used to create my card.  The Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack is currently available on the Clearance Rack for just $2.79.  I also used the HSSSC #221 sketch over at the  Handstamped Sentiments challenge blog.

I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Stamp It Blog Hop – Fall Leaves

Oct Blog Hop HeaderWelcome to this month’s Stamp It Group blog hop!  You may have arrived here from Siara Acdal’s blog.  But, if you this is your first stop on the hop, be sure to use the Previous and Next buttons at the bottom of this post to see everyone’s wonderful creations.

The theme is Halloween and Fall. Since I love the rich colors of fall, I chose to create a card using the Vintage Leaves stamp set and coordinating Leaflets Framelits.

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To create this card, I started with a Soft Suede card base.  To create the variegated maple leaf, I first inked the stamp in Tangerine Tango. Next, using a sponge dauber, I added some Crushed Curry to the center of the leaf.  Finally, Rich Razzleberry was added to the edges of the leaf by using the Rock & Roll technique –  lightly rolling the edge of the stamp in the ink pad.  Since gold accents are so lovely with the traditional fall colors, I added a small leaf in Rich Razzleberry embossed in gold, and a bow made with Gold Cording Trim.  And isn’t the little wood acorn so cute?  It’s one of three shapes in the Into the Woods Elements set.  The sentiment, stamped in Soft Suede, is from the Tin of Cards stamp set.  Although I chose Happy Birthday, other sentiments would work as well.

Thanks for stopping by!  A complete list of products used to create this card can be found at the bottom of this post.

Now it’s time to head over to Oksana Semenska’s blog to see what amazing creation she has for us:

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