Category Archives: Birthday Card

Beautiful Bouquet Thank you card

Today I am sharing a card inspired by the Creating Pretty Cards sketch from Craft Project Central.  I am always looking for ideas for my card projects and have found Craft Project Central to be a very good source of inspiration.

So the story behind today’s card is very simple – I needed a birthday card for a dear friend and a thank you card for another.  One friend just loves black and white, so there was a good starting point, I had also just received the new leaf punch from Stampin’ UP!’s Holiday Catalog and was looking for ANY excuse to use it ! Continue reading

Mystery Stamping with Lovely Friends

Last Sunday evening my Stampin’ UP! grandma organised another mystery stamping event on our teams Facebook page.  It is the latest in a series she had done over the last few years and they are a lot of fun.

She starts by giving us a list of supplies, this time it was a card base plus a layer, a Whisper White oval, some ribbon and linen thread, then to choose a stamp set with flowers and greetings and two ink pads. Continue reading

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