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Balloon Adventures: Birthday Card

Today’s Balloon Adventures Birthday Card was so much fun to stamp and die cut out. The Balloon Adventures Stamp Set has wonderful images to stamp and the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies are the perfect companion!


A card base of 10″x 7″ was cut and scored at 5″

A layer of Whisper White was cut at 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″

Tempting Turquoise was cut at 4″ x 6″

Designer Series Paper was cut at 3-3/4″ x 5-3/4″

Another layer of Whisper White was cut at 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″



A piece of Tempting Turquoise was cut at 2-1/2″ x 2=1/2″

Designer series Paper at 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″

Whisper White at 2″ x 2″

With the Pop-Up Thinlits cut one of the bows out of Tempting Turquoise

Also cut out two Tempting Turquoise balloons with Calypso Coral backs




From  Whisper White cut a 6-1/2″ x 9-1/2″  piece  and two 2″ x 5″ pieces

From Designer Series Paper cut two 2-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ pieces

From Tempting Turquoise cut two 2-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ pieces


Take the 6-1/2″ x 9-1/2″ piece of Whisper White and with the POP-UP Die run it through the BIG Shot

Our of scraps of Calypso Coral, Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White, cut out various balloons. Cut enough to layer over the center POP-UP part of card as well as the sides of the card.

Layer and adhere the balloons to your liking. The most important part of this is to have fun!

Thanks for stopping by and spending some time here. Check back this week for my quilted cards!

Embrace the day,


Oh, So Succulent

I have to say I’m disappointed that this Oh, So Succulent stamp set didn’t make it to the new Stampin’ Up! 2017~2018 Annual Catalog.  If you’re looking to pick one up, you have until May 31, 2017 to order one. Hopefully they won’t sell out by then!


On this card the fold is at the top, so the Dapper Denim cardstock was cut at 4-1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5-1/2″.

The Designer Series Paper layer was cut at 3-3/4″ x 5″.

The Whisper White cardstock was cut at 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″.



On a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock stamp the cactus flowers and leaves. Color the flowers with markers or colored pencils.

Towards the bottom of the Whisper White layer stamp the sentiment in Dapper Denim Ink.


BIG Shot:

Run all the stamped flowers and leaves through the BIG Shot using Succulent Framelits.



The blue and white planter was computer generated and printed on a home printer. Once you find a palnter, container or vase you like print it and cut it out.

Layer and adhere the flowers and leaves inside your planter.

Adhere the Designer Series Paper and Whisper White cardstock layer before you adhere the planter.

You have until May 31, 2017 to order this Succulent Bundle Set It won’t be available in the new 2017-18 Annual Catalog.

Embrace the day and thanks for stopping by!


Hey, Chick: Birthday Card

I certainly hope you earned this, “Hey, Chick” Stampin’ Up! stamp set during Sale-A-Bration.  My daughter and son-in-law have six chicks, which are growing in leaps and bounds, so this stamp set is close to my heart. And, believe me my daughter’s chicks are as comical as the images in this stamp set!


A 7″ x 10″ Card Base was cut from Delightful Dijon, soon to be retired, and scored at 5″.

From Whisper White the following sizes were cut: 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″,  4″ x 6″ and 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″

Out of Real Red cardstock cut 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″ and 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″.


Ink up the Hexagon Dynamic Embossing Folder with Basic Black Ink and lay the 4″ x 6″ piece of Whisper White in folder and run it through the BIG Shot.

On the 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ piece of Whisper White stamp the chicken, egg and sentiment, “have a happy day!” in Basic Black Ink.

Color in the chick and egg.



Adhere and layer everything as shown, wrapping a piece of Baker’s Twine around all of the layers.

Happy to see you. Check back often for more paper crafting projects.



Circle of Spring: Birthday Card

With Spring approaching fast, this would be a perfect card to make for that special someone born this season of renewal! Fairly straight forward, this card would still be a lovely card to receive–as well as make.

Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral and Whisper White was used to create this card. (The card is not pink-ish in real life-sorry about the bad exposed photo! ) The layers are as follows:


  • Calypso Coral 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″
  • Whisper White 5″ x 3-3/4″ and 4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ plus a 4″ x 4″ piece for wreath
  • Wisteria Wonder 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ scored at 4-1/2″



  • Stamp the wreath, from the Circle of Spring stamp set, in Old Olive Ink, color it in with Watercolor Pencils and with the Wonderful Wreath Framelits and Big Shot cut it out.
  • Stamp the bow from the Circle of Spring stamp set, color it and cut it out with the same framelits.



  • Line the wreath up over the top Whisper White layer and in the middle of the wreath stamp “Happy Birthday to You” in Basic Black iInk.Layer it all like the photo using Dimensionals behind the wreath


Spring is closer than you think, so make dure to make up some of theses cards for all those loved ones born in the Spring!

Remember to make what you love and love what you make!

Embrace today,



Flourishing Phrases in Copper


I know I’ve posted a few cards using this Flourishing Phrases stamp set, but each time I use it,  it looks completely different. For this card I decided to go with contrasting colors, Copper Embossing and coloring. I love the look.



  1. Chocolate Chip 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″ and 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″
  2. Very Vanilla 5″ x 3-3/4″ and 3″ x 4-1/2″ for stamping
  3. Flirty Flamingo Scrap


  1. On the 3″ x 4-1/2″ piece of Very Vanilla stamp the flower image in VersaMark, sprinkle on Copper Embossing Powder and melt it with a Heat Tool.
  2. On a scrap of Very Vanilla stamp “Happy Birthday” from the Thoughtful Banners Greetings in Flirty Flamingo Ink.


  1. With the Tags and Labels Thinlits and the BIG Shot cut ot the greeting and using the next size label cut out the Flirty Flamingo.
  2. Color in the stamped copper floral image.
  3. Cut up the right side of the stamped layer and around the flower image to create the piece shown in the photo.
  4. Adhere and layer the card as shown.

Isn’t it beautiful?

Stamp On!

Embrace the day,





Fancy Fold: Flourishing Phrases

flourishing-phrases-headerThis card was so much fun to make. The colors make me happy just looking at them. All the directions and cutting dimensions are listed below and I would jot them down in a book for future reference. In fact you should have a book with all the dimensions to all the cards and projects you make. Just a suggestion…




  1. Take a sheet of 8-1/2″ x 11″ and cut the 8-1/2″ side to 7-3/4″
  2. Score this side at 1-3/4″ and 6″
  3. Turn and cut at 5-1/2″
  4. Cut a  2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ scallop square using the Layering Squares Thinlits and the BIG Shot


  1. Cut two 1-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (top and bottom flap)
  2. Cut a 3″ x 3″  scallop square using the Layering Squares Thinlits and the BIG Shot


  1. Cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece for the inside of the card
  2. Cut 2-1/2′ x 2-1/2″ scallop square using the Layering Squares Thinlits and the BIG Shot


  1.  Cut two 1-1/4″ x 5″ pieces (top and bottom flap)



  1. Stamp the large flower from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set, on the 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″  Whisper White scallop square in Dapper Denim Ink.
  2. Again in Dapper Denim Ink, stamp “Happy Birthday”  from the Stylized Birthday stamp on the inside Whisper White layer.



  1. Adhere all the layers as shown. Only place adhesive on the top part of the center Peekaboo Peach Square.
  2. Place a Basic Rhinestone in the center of the flower.

Keep these cutting dimensions safe somewhere, because I know you’ll want to make more of this Fancy Fold card!

Thanks for stopping by and Stamp On!






Stampin’ Up!: Botanical Blooms Birthday


This birthday card is oh so cheerful! Having the Botanical Blooms stamp set and the Botanical Builder Framelits makes this card a cinch to put together. Emerald Envy and Sweet Sugarplum work well with the Whisper White



Cut a base from Emerald Envy at 11″ x 4-1/4″ scored at 5-1/2″

From Whisper White cut a 5″ x 3-3/4″ piece

Cut a 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ piece of Sweet Sugarplum 


Using the Botanical Builder Framelits cut out one of the larger flower, the medium flower and the small flower out of Whisper White.

On a different scrap of Whisper White stamp the large leaf detail in Emerald Envy and the greeting. Leave enough room to cut them with the framelits and the Wide Oval Punch.

Cut a few flowers and flower parts from Sweet Sugarplum.


Adhere all the flowers and the greeting.

Wrap a piece of Emerald Envy Ribbon around the Sweet Sugarplum layer.

Adhere all the layers on to the card base.

I hope these colors inspired you. Thanks for stopping by!





Rose Wonder Birthday Card


This Rose Wonder Stamp Set is so impressive. it’s hard to believe it’s a stamp. The size is so empowering and then the Rose Garden Thinlits just helps to add another dimension to your cards. This birthday card uses only the Rose Garden Thinlits and believe me it’s quite beautiful and easy to assemble.


The card base is a 10″ x 7″ piece of Whisper White scored at 5″

Cut a 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ piece of Soft Sky

Cut a 2″ x 6-3/4″ piece of Wild Wasabi (strip behind Soft Sky)

For die cutting:

Whisper White 5″ x 7″ for roses

Sweet Sugarplum 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ for back of rose

Wild Wasabi 3″ x 3″ leaves

Cut out the large rose and leaves outline from Whisper White using the Rose Garden Thinlits and the BIG Shot. Cut one more rose which will be cut and placed along the card edge.

Take the Thinlit die and use it to trace around the rose with a pencil on to the Sweet Sugarplum

Trace around the leaves on to the Wild Wasabi

Hand cut the Sweet Sugarplum and Wild Wasabi. These pieces will be layered behind the big rose cutout.

Stamp the “Happy Birthday” in Wild Wasabi Ink and cut it out with the Rose Garden Thinlit.

Adhere  the card layers and carefully with All-Purpose Glue, glue all the rose die cut out pieces.

If you don’t have this set, now would be a good time to order it, because of Sale-A-Bration.





Let me know if I can help you or answer any of your questions.






Best Birds Birthday Card


This Best Birds Birthday Card was so much fun to make. A little stamping. A little coloring. A little cutting, A little bit of everything! Best of all, a little bit of birds.


Cut the Whisper White card base at 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″

Cut a 5″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Island Indigo card stock

Cut a piece of DSP at 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ and 4-3/4″ x 1-1/4″

On a scrap piece of Whisper White stamp the bird, flowers, and branch in Memento Black Ink,

With colored pencils color everything in then cut all the parts out with the BIG Shot and the Birds and Blooms Thinlits.


Stamp “Happy Birthday” in VersaMark on to a piece of Island Indigo card stock. Sprinkle with White Embossing Powder and melt with a Heat Tool.

With a large Scallop Punch punch out the “Happy Birthday”  greeting.

Adhere and layer the card as shown. Add Dimensionals to the backs of some flowers.

Add Basic Pearls to the center of the flowers.

Thanks for visiting.

Embrace the day,





Swirly Bird Flowers and Vine Birthday


The Swirly Bird stamp set and the Swirly Scribbles Framelits can be used alone or combined to create many images including, flowers. Almost any color combination will work as well as any layout.  Cut out all the components and have them ready to go. The possibilities are endless. See if you don’t agree???


Cut a Whisper White card base at 7″ x 10″ and score it at 5″ and 4″ x 6″

Cut a piece of Calypso Coral at 6-1/2″ x 4-1/2″

Cut one solid circle and one of the large swirly circles out of Calypso Coral, Peek-A-Boo Peach and Melon Mambo.

Cut one swirly long piece from Wild Wasabi to use as the vine.

Cut 8-10 flowers from the Melon Mambo.

On the 4″ x 6″ piece of Whisper White stamp the greeting in Wild Wasabi Ink in the lower left hand corner.

Adhere and layer the card as shown, but before you adhere the flowers you need to stamp the leaves randomly in Emerald Envy Ink. Once the leaves are stamped add the flowers.

Adhere the flowers and add a Basic Pearl to each flower center.


It’s that simple to make and put these cards together. I have to tell you when I first saw this stampe set and framelits setI wan’t that thrilled, but the more I looked at it the more possibilities I saw. And, once I ordered it I haven’t stopped using it. Seriously!


Save 10% when you buy the Swirly Bird bundle

Make what you love and love what you make!!!

See you later next week.







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