Category Archives: Birthday Card

Happy Birthday ~ Shadow Effect

Birthday cards are probably the most type of card we make and send, yes well Thank You cards are right up there as well – I do send a lot of those!  ………..

………Back to birthday cards……  I like to make a batch of about half a dozen so that I have a few in my stash in case I need one in a hurry.  In the 2017 – 2018 Stampin’ Up! Annual catalog there is a single die, tucked away on page 213 (and pictures on page 76) which makes a lovely center piece for my card.  I used it as a single layer – which was fine, but felt it needed a little something more so I doubled it up to form a ‘shadow’ effect, and here I have a video to share the technique with you 🙂 Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Gorgeous ~ flowers this time

Earlier in the week I shared a couple of cards featuring the Happy Birthday, Gorgeous stamp set.  Those cards showed the balloons, today I am sharing cards using the flower stamps, perfect for birthdays or maybe ‘just because’

As I said in my earlier post, this set has 32 pieces,  flowers, leaves and balloons plus 13 different greetings!  If you are looking for a set that covers most occasions this is the one for you!  Continue reading

Eastern Beauty Gatefold Card

Earlier this week I posted a card made with the Eastern Beauty stamp set and promised to share some more cards to show how versatile this stamp set is.  I have used most of the products from the Eastern Palace Suite (which can be found on pages 18 and 19 of the 2017 – 2018 Annual Catalog; and  also showcased 4 of the 5 new ‘in-colors’  Continue reading

Lovely Laurel Vellum ~ Stampin’ Up!

I do love flowers – I grow them in my garden, in the past I have made them out of flowerpaste (gumpaste) and made them from paper.

I have to be very cautious about choosing stamp sets out of the catalog ~ my eyes are always drawn to the flower sets to the exclusion of others, great for me but not everyone has the same passion as me!  The other day I found out just how cautious I had been, when I wanted to create a card with some flowers on it – I could not find a stamp set on my shelf with a flower in it!!! Continue reading

Paper Pumpkin – Stampin’ Up!

I have subscribed to Paper Pumpkin since it first started just over 3 years ago.  It is a monthly subscription and the whole point of it is that each month we get a SURPRISE!  We don’t know ahead of time what will be in the box, we have had cards, calendars, banners, frame art, treat holders – practically anything you can do with paper and ink has been made into a kit.  Yep – a kit, everything you need is contained within that orange box that lands in my mailbox around the 18th or 19th of each month.   Continue reading

Daffodil Delight Penny Spinner Card

Yesterday was the birthday of our youngest grand-daughter, I wanted something that was a little bit of fun and entertaining for a 2 year old and decided on a penny spinner card.  These are really easy to do with Sliding Star Framelits and Big Shot.
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Thankful Life Birthday Card ~ Stampin’ Up!

Yesterday was my sister’s birthday – she, like the rest of our family live in the UK and I know she will have had a beautiful day surrounded by her Mum, Children and Grand-children (yep – its hard to think of your baby sister as a grandma!)
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Love and Affection ~ sending a smile your way

May 31st marks then end of the current Stampin’ Up! Catalog year.  Some old favorites will be retiring so I thought I would pull them out one more time and share a few more projects.

Love and Affection stamp set has lots of small images which allow you to build up a design as well a 3 lovely greetings in a beautiful cursive font – which I love! Continue reading

More Bunch of Blossoms ~ Stampin’ Up! products

Earlier this week I shared a couple of cards with the two-step stampin’ technique using the  ‘Bunch of Blossoms’ stamp set.  I have a couple of cards today that uses the same stamp set using  ‘filler’ stamps to give a more subtle ‘watercolor’ effect,  As the stamp set is a photopolymer it is very easy to line up each of the layers – in fact you could even do three layers!  The set also has 5 beautiful sentiments in such a pretty font.  Continue reading

Bunch of Blossoms ~ Stampin’ Up! products

Two-step stampin’ is a really great technique and there are a number of stamp sets in the SU catalog that have been designed especially for this.  ‘Bunch of Blossoms’ is one of them.   You can use the outline stamp then a ‘filler’ one to give a crisp image or use both ‘filler’ stamps to give a more subtle ‘watercolor’ effect,  As the stamp set is a photopolymer it is very easy to line up each of the layers – in fact you could even do three layers!  The set also has 5 beautiful sentiments in such a pretty font.  I have two examples to share today. Continue reading