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Posted on March 10, 2016

Birthday Card Inspiration – Day 4

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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 October 6, 2014

Hugs and Kisses, Fall Style

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For clubs this month, I wanted a card that could be used to express friendship, thanks, or birthday in fall colors, but not using typical fall images. I also wanted to use my favorite In Color, Blackberry Bliss, and Crushed Curry. I had seen this color combo on a Demo friend's card and loved it. Here are two versions of the card I designed.
hugsandkissesYou aren't seeing double on the sentiment on the card on top…I stamped it twice, first in Crumb Cake ink and then right next to that, in Blackberry Bliss so it would look like a shadow. On the bottom card, on top of the Washi Tape and Ribbon, I also attached a small Gold Baker's Twine Bow.
Crumb Cake Cardstock 8½” x 5 ½”
Very Vanilla Cardstock 3¼”x 4½”
Blackberry Bliss Cardstock 3½”x 4¾”
Scrap Pieces of Very Vanilla And Blackberry Bliss Cardstock 2½” x 1″
Beach House Washi Tape (Crushed Curry Roll)
small piece of Blackberry Bliss 3/8″ Satin Ribbon
8″ piece of Gold Baker's Twine
Supply List:
Work of Art Stamp Set
Everything Eleanor Stamp Set
Blackberry Bliss Ink Pad
Crushed Curry Ink Pad
Crumb Cake Ink Pad
Mini Glue Dots
Paper Snips
SNAIL Adhesive
Basic Pearl Jewels
Small Butterfly Punch
1.Fold the Crumb Cake Cardstock in half and crease with a Bone Folder.
2.Stamp the smallest “swoop” from Work of Art image once in Crushed Curry and once in Blackberry Bliss Ink on the Very Vanilla Cardstock .If you want lighter images, stamp off first.
3.Stamp the small heart  image from Work of Art in Crumb Cake Ink.
4.Squeeze the lid of the Blackberry Bliss Ink Pad and pick up the ink in the lid with an Aqua Painter.
5.Squeeze the Aqua Painter so that extra water is flowing and flick the ink on the Very Vanilla
Cardstock. (you can also use a Stampin' Spritzer if you prefer).
6.Tear along the bottom of the Very Vanilla Cardstock.
7.Attach Washi Tape piece to the Very Vanilla Cardstock; trim or fold over to back of cardstock.
8.Adhere the Very Vanilla Cardstock to the Blackberry Bliss Cardstock with SNAIL Adhesive and tear along the bottom of the Blackberry Bliss Cardstock.
9.Adhere Vanilla/Blackberry Bliss Cardstock unit to the card front with SNAIL Adhesive.
10.Tie the Gold Linen Thread into a bow and attach to the card with a Mini Glue Dot (second card picture). Trim threads ends to desired length.
11.Stamp the sentiment of your choice (hugs and kisses from Good Greetings used here) with Crumb Cake and/or Blackberry Bliss Ink on scrap Very Vanilla Cardstock and cut both ends into a “flag” shape. Attach to card with glue dots. You can also stamp directly onto the card front.
 Leave me a comment and let me know which card you prefer and why!
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Posted on April 22, 2014

Easter Share

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Yes, I know Easter has come and gone but I wanted to share my card, including my design template. You can use this particular template over and over again for different occasions.


I started with my Color Coach to select my color palette; I chose So Saffron for my card base, Perfect Plum for my accent color, and Wild Wasabi for my ink color. Notice the dry embossing on the Whisper White? I used the Delicate Designs Embossing Folder but I used the “debossed side” instead of the embossed side on the front of my card; I wanted a very subtle look.


Card base: 8 – 1/2″ x 5 – 1/2″; Whisper White layer: 5 – 1/4″ x 4″; Perfect Plum strip: 4″ x 2- 1/4″, So Saffron patterned strip: 4″ x 2″. I used the Deco Labels Framelits for the layering on top and finished with three Subtles Candy Dots.

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Have fun creating your own cards using this layout.  Leave me a comment and let me know what colors and stamp sets you choose!

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