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Posted on March 10, 2016

Birthday Card Inspiration – Day 4

Holidays / Special Days/ Projects/ Uncategorized

If you like coloring, today's project is for you!


This card easily turns into a wedding or other occasion by just changing the greeting. Changing the color of the flower allows for personalization in the birthday girl's or bride's colors, too.


  • Stamp Sets: Birthday Blooms (140658 clear) (140655 wood)
  • Inks: Basic Black Archival (140931), Real Red (126949), Old Olive (126953), Daffodil Delight (126944)
  • Paper: Basic Black cs (121688), Very Vanilla cs (106550), Timeless Elegance DSP (138444)
  • Other: Aqua Painter (103954), Wink of Stella brush – clear (141897), Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit (140551), Paper Snips (103579), Stampin’ Trimmer (129722)



Basic Black card stock: 5 ⅞” x 8 ¼ ”, score at 4 ⅛”

Very Vanilla card stock: 4” x 5 ¾ ”

Basic Black card stock: 2” x 5 ½ ”

Very Vanilla card stock: 1 ⅞“ x 5 ⅜“

Timeless Elegance DSP: 3 different patterns : 1 measuring 1 ½ “ x 4”, 1 measuring 1 ½” x 3 ¾” and 1 measuring 1 ½” x 3 ½”



  1. Using Basic Black Archival Ink, stamp the large flower from the Birthday Blooms stamp set onto the Very Vanilla strip of card stock.
  2. Using the Aqua Painter, paint the flower using Real Read for the flower petals. Old Olive for the leaves. Daffodil Delight for the flower centre.
  3. When dry, go over the entire flower and leaves with the clear Wink of Stella pen.
  4. Using the Basic Black Archival Ink, stamp the greeting.
  5. Attach 5 of the pink shimmer enamel dots from the Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit.
  6. Adhere this panel to the black panel.
  7. Cut tails into the 3 strips of Timeless Elegance DSP.
  8. Adhere these strips to the large Very Vanilla piece of card stock.
  9. Adhere this large Very Vanilla piece to the card front..
  10. Adhere the flower panel to the card front.

If you missed the birthday card inspiration I posted earlier in the week, start here for some great ideas.

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Posted on March 8, 2016

Birthday Card Inspiration – Day 2

Die Cut/ Holidays / Special Days/ Product Information/ Punch Art/ Uncategorized

I just love how Stampin' Up!'s Designer Series Paper provides birthday card inspiration in every pack! No matter what your color them is, you're sure to find so many options with our paper offerings.

This card uses the “It's My Party” Paper Stack. There is even a cardstock paper pack to match and, no matter which cardstock you use, the DSP works beautifully! It also uses the Balloon Bouquet Punch featured in yesterday's post.



  • Stamp Sets: Balloon Celebration (140675) Available as a bundle with coordinating Balloon Bouquet Punch (140609), Party Pants (141324 wood mount) or (141327) clear mount) for inside greeting
  • Paper: Basic Black (121045), It’s My Party Cardstock Pack (140553), Whisper White (100730), It’s My Party Paper Stack (140552)
  • Ink: VersaMark (102283), Basic Black Archival Pad (140931) for inside greeting
  • Other: Balloon Bouquet Punch (140609), Confetti Embossing Folder (140592), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Baker’s Twine Whisper White (124262), SNAIL adhesive (104332), Dimensionals (104430), Clear Block “D” (118485)



  • It’s My Party Designer Series Paper Stack 3” x 3”
  • Basic Black 4 ¼” x 9 ½” score at 5 ½”
  • It’s My Party Cardstock Pack 3 1/8” x 3 1/8”, 1” x 4”, scrap for balloons (Crushed Curry used it the sample pictured above)
  • Whisper White 4” x 4” for inside greeting
  • Whisper White Baker’s Twine, 16”




  1. Punch out two large balloons and one small balloon.
  2. Stamp the balloon texture image on one large and one small with VersaMark ink.
  3. Stamp the inside greeting on the other large balloon.
  4. Place the 1” x 4” piece of cardstock at bottom or the top of the Confetti Embossing folder so that you avoid the oval part in the center.
  5. Lay a piece of Baker’s Twine on the back of the balloon near the bottom of the balloon. Secure with a dimensional near the very bottom of the balloon so that the string does not swing out of the side of the balloon.
  6. Assemble card as shown in the photo.
  7. Give this birthday wish to someone special!


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Posted on March 7, 2016

Birthday Card Inspiration

Holidays / Special Days/ Mojo Monday/ Paper crafting

A lot of my customers find themselves in need of some birthday card inspiration; they get tired of making the same old thing and are often asking me for some new ideas. I wanted to share some fun ones this week:

redfoilbirthday balloon

The first card I want to share uses Stampin' Up!'s balloonbouquet punch and red foil sheets to add a splash of color to jazz things up. Sometimes an accent color that isn't present in the background papers provides just that extra bit of “pop” to take a card from great to WOW!


  • Stamp Sets: Party Wishes (W: 140651 or C: 140961)
  • Inks: Archival Black (140931)
  • Paper: Mint Macaron ( 138337), It’s My Party DSP (140552), Whisper White (100730), Red Foil Sheets (139607 )
  • Other: Balloon Boquet Punch (140609), Metallic Foil Doilies (138392), Silver Metallic Thread (138402), Fast Fuse (129026), Dimensionals (104430),



  • Card Base in Mint Macaron: 11” x 4-1/4” and scored at 5-1/2”
  • Striped DSP Card Face: 5-1/2 x 4-1/4
  • DSP Layer: 1-1/2” x 4”
  • Mint Macaron Layer: 1-3/4” x 3-1/4”
  • Whisper White Layer (with stamped image): 1-1/2” x 3”



  1. Attach DSP card face to the Mint Macaron card base.
  2. Punch three balloons out of the Red Foil: One Large & Two Small.
  3. Tie balloon strings onto the balloons using Silver Metallic Thread.
  4. Adhere balloons to card using Dimensionals and Fast Fuse.
  5. Cut a large silver doily in half and adhere it to the bottom, center of your card.
  6. Adhere the DSP layer on top of the doily using Fast Fuse and tuck the balloon strings behind the DSP.
  7. Stamp “Happy Birthday” onto Whisper White paper using Black Archival Ink.
  8. Attach sentiment layer to Mint Macaron layer using Fast Fuse.

Using dimensionals attach the matted sentiment centered over the DSP layer.

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