Category Archives: Birthday

Happy Birthday Project class

2018_02_04IMG_0679  A little birdie told me that you are in  need of a stamp set for all of the occasions in your life. Today’s post is the creative packing that Cammie used for her January workshop that featured the Bird Banter #145852 stamp set from the Stampin Up Occasions catalog. The beautiful Painted with Love DSP #145580 was the perfect pick for a fun loving birthday workshop and made the Happy Birthday Thinlit #143700 image pop! That was one Smart birdie if I do say so myself!

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Yum Jars

Anyone who knows me knows that it is always about the party favor.  No party is complete without the perfect favor.  Oh and when there is a theme and the party favor works that  my world.  So this favor was inspired by a favor I received from my sister/ upline and the party invitation I received for my friends surprise birthday party featuring a mason jar.  Since I only had a few days to prepare I pulled out my Stampin Up gift box punch board #135863 and all my retired Pixie Pink card stock from ages ago  to build the box foundation. I then cut a window out of the box front using the Stampin Up Everyday Jars Framelits #141490.  Next I stamped the jar on whisper white cardstock using the Jar of Love #141587 stampset and cut out using the Everyday Jars Framelits.  I also cut a jar from  a clear window sheet and added that behind the whisper white jar and added a lid and bakers twine. I filled the box with Hershey kisses and then added the jar over the hole in the box and finished by adding the “yum” cut from the image in the Baker’s box Thinlits #138279. It was a lot of steps to complete the 30 favors but the perfect last minute gift to add to the beautiful birthday celebration for a great friend.

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Fresh from the Market


Today’s post is mostly about the Stampin Up Farmers Market DSP #138448. I used it for the background paper and added random “Fresh” images from the Stampin Up Farm Fresh (retired) stamp set. For all the vegetables except the lettuce, I cut them out of a piece of Market Fresh DSP.  For the lettuce, I used the Market Fresh #138708 stamp set, colored it with Copic markers and then cut it out and popped it on top of all the other vegetables.  I added a piece of twine to complete this super fun card.

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Lettuce Celebrate

2015_11_20IMG_9198 When I saw the Market Fresh #138708 stamp set in the 2015-2016 Stampin Up catalog it was top on my list.  I love stamps that play on words and “lettuce” be creative.  Today’s card is one I made for a dear friend that recently retired from her 37 year federal government job.  The background is textured using the Stampin Up Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I then added a strip of Farmers Market DSP #138448 and a few scraps of DSP hand cut into a banners and a piece of Washi Tape. The main panel is stamped using the all new and super fabulous Stampin Up Basic black Archival ink #140931.  I used an array of Copic Markers to color the image and bring the lettuce to life!

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You Rock


I have some friends that are rockstars and here is a fun card to honor their birthdays.  Every once in I while, I like to create a stamp free card and when I do I turn to my first love- paper piecing thru punch art. I used lots of Stampin Up punches to create the guitar and added fishing wire to string the guitar.  Once the guitar was done, I placed it on a piece of the Stampin Up Back to Black DSP (now retired) and added the sentiment using the Hello You #137363 and the Little Letter Thinlits. Rock on!

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Friendship is a sheltering tree


The Stampin Up Sheltering Tree #137163 photopolymer stamp set is my favorite set in the current Stampin Up annual catalog.  It is perfect for creating the perfect “friendship-scapes” for all seasons. Today’s card is a simple design but packs a lot of punch with the finished card.

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So Gryffindorable


My friend loves all things Harry Potter so when she got pregnant I knew that I was going to buy her the Harry Potter onsies designed to wear each month so that you can see their growth over the course of the year.  The gift was perfect too because she is having a boy and the theme of the nursery is Harry Potter.  So to keep in theme with my gift, I made a baby card using a onesie die for a pattern I hand drew and cut out the lightning bolt. The onesie was attached to the clothes line with a mini paper clip.  The background was textured using the Stampin Up Brick Wall TIEF #138288.  I distressed the brick wall using the Gorgeous Grunge #130514stamp set. 

2015_11_12IMG_9118For the sentiment on the inside of the card, I cut the letters using the Little Letters Thinlits #133730 from Stampin Up to complete the themed card.

For the gift, I added the onsies on a piece to twine and attached each onesie with a mini clothespin to create a continues chain of Harry Potter onesies.2015_11_12IMG_9113 I have also added a close up of the super cute onesies.2015_11_12IMG_9114

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Blissful Leaf

2015_11_09IMG_0069 It never ceases to amaze me how beautiful Cammie’s cards are.  And today’s card is no exception! She brayered and created the gorgeous rippled water background with her amazingly artistic skills.  She added the floating gold embossed leaf from the Stampin Up Lighthearted Leaves #139712 stamp set and cut using the coordinating Leaflets Framelits #138283 and colored in a majestic color scheme. The sentiment is from the Lighthearted Leaves set and is the perfect blend to complete the card!

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Happy Happy card


Happy Birthday to my oldest friend Kim Dunn!  By old I don’t mean in age (but she is older than me!) but old in terms of the number of years we have been friends-44 years! Today I am posting a card that reminds me of our friendship.  I chose a fun yellow dot piece of DSP (now retired) and then for the main panel I used 2 Stampin Up sets- Kinda Eclectic #135350 to layer the sun behind the fabulous sentiment from the Feel Goods # 129684 stamp set.  I added a piece of Hello Honey ribbon and randomly scattered rhinestones colored with my Copic markers to add the perfect amount of bling. 

Here’s to you Kim!

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Happy Birthday Pumpkin

2015_10_30IMG_0068Happy Birthday 19th  to our sweet niece Elizabeth aka Sissy! She missed having a Halloween birthday by a few hours so it is appropriate to  honor her with a pumpkin card.  This card is one another one of Cammie’s beautiful brayered cards. She created the perfect brayered background and accented the sky using the Everything Eleanor #131987.   Cammie used the oval punches to and sponging to create the perfect pumpkin.  For fun she added the hand cut sweet frog from the Stampin Up You’re Sublime stamp set.  The birthday greeting was a combined message using the Hello You Thinlits #137363 and the Endless Wishes stampset #140273.

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