Cards - Birthday

Valentine Dragons - Workshop January 20, 2018

When I saw the Myths & Magic Stamp Set and matching Framelit Dies it was WOW at the first moment.   I have always enjoyed epic fantasy stories like the Lord of the Rings and have watch dozens of sci-fi shows with magical creatures.   So buying this stamp set was a no-brainer for me.

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Magical Day     12 rubber stamp.   #145854 $30 wood blocks, #145857 $22 rubber stamps


I also thought the 6"x6" Glimmer Paper in iridescent, light green and turquoise was a good compliment for the cards.   Here's the one I used for a Valentine.   Don't you love the fire breathing effect?       At the workshop we made a dragon card which could be a Valentine or Birthday one.   The mermaid is so cute we made one for her.    

Valentine Dragons


  • Stamp Set - Magical Day (#145857)
  • Card Stock - Pear Pizzazz 5 1/2"x4 1/4".   Whisper White 10 1/2"x4", score & fold 5 1/4", and some scrape paper for characters.   Light Green Glimmer Paper.
  • Framelits from Magical Day (#145660)   
  • Big Shot Die cutter and Magnetic Platform 
  • Inks - Stazon Black, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, (for Mermaid - Tempting Turquoise, Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo)
  • Blender Pens 
  • Circle Punch - 2 1/2" 
  • Adhesives - SNAIL double-sided tape, Dimensionals, glue dots
  • Directions - fold the 10 1/2"x4" card stock in half; center and tape it to the 5 1/2"x 4 1/4" Pear Pizzazz card base.   Punch glimmer circle.   Stamp dragon and color it using blender pens.   Die cut using the Big Shot and Magnetic Platform the dragon and using gold foil or gold glimmer paper, but out a few flames.    Add dragon to glimmer paper with Dimensionals and flames with glue dots.   Add a message and stamp some sparkles.    


Happy Birthday Mermaid



Ice Cream Truck Birthday - Workshop February 25, 2017

The Tasty Trucks (Sale-a-Bration #143300) is a cute youth card stamp.   There are several items you can add to the truck and to the whole festive fun scene.   All kids love ice cream, hotdogs and tacos, well, adults do too!   Get this stamp set free with a $50 order before the sale ends on March 31, 2017.    

Ice Cream Truck Birthday



  •  Stamp Set - Tasty Trucks - Sale-a-Bration (#143300)
  • Card Stock - Pumpkin Pie 5 1/2"x8 1/2", score & fold 4 1/4".  Pumpkin Pie Designer Series Paper 4"x4".  Whisper White 3 1/2"x3".   Tempting Turquoise 3 3/4"x3 1/4".  
  • Punches - Duet Banner and 1" Circle 
  • Markers - Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, light green, basic black
  • Directions - stamp the truck on the Whisper White card stock and decorate.  Stamp the message and cupcake on a scrape piece of Whisper White.   Assemble and color in.  

Tasty Trucks - Sale-a-Bration (#143300) - 16 photopolymer stamps 




Featured Stampin' Up! Product - Jar of Love

So many cards from one idea - a jar of love.   What can you make from a mason like jar?   Lots of things.   Here are two cards I made for birthdays.   Get the bundled set and the two partner jars of love from the Holiday Catalog called Jar of Cheer and Jar of Haunts.   I'm holding my Jar of Haunts for next year and plan to make spooky cards in September.    

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Jar of Love #141587 $27                    Jar of Cheer #142161 $21                    Jar of Haunts #142247 $17

Includes a matching frailest #141490 $33             Get the Jar of Love and matching frame lit for 10% off  142342  $52




Birthday Number Card

Last week, we received a request from the family of an elderly Aunt.   She is dearly loved by her family and they asked for a Birthday card shower.**   What a wonderful idea!    Here's the card I made for her using the new Occasions bundle Number of Years Stamp Set and Large Numbers Framelits Dies (#140811 $49.25)  Save 15% when bundle is purchased. This is a very versatile set and most practical.   I will be using it many times.  


  • Stamp Sets - Number of Years (#140653 $27) and Petite Pairs (#122497 $12)
  • Card Stock - Pool Party 5 1/2"x8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4" fold.  Schoolhouse Designer Series Paper (#138187 $11) 5"x3 3/4".   Whisper White 5 1/4" x 4".   Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper 3"x4".
  • Stampin' Up! Ink - Pool Party   
  • Ribbon - 6 1/2" and 5"   
  • Punches - Scallop Oval (#11956 $18) and Large Oval (#119855 $16) 
  • Framelits - Large Numbers Framelits Dies (#140622 $31)  
  • Directions - Place ribbon on left side of Designer Series Papper, turn over and with 1-sided tape secure ribbon.   Using Stampin' Up! 2-sided SNAIL tape, apply to all edges and center on Whisper White card stock.   Turn over card stock and apply to all edges 2-sided SNAIL and center on folded Pool Party card stock.   Stamp and punch front birthday greeting.   Place on bottom right-hand side with Dimensional stickers.   Get out your Big Shot and use the frame lit number dies you need.   I dabbed the numbers with some Pool Party ink, but it is optional.   

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**A card shower is a request to send greeting cards to family and family who have a special need or a special event.   In my Stampin' Up! family, we share requests from each other for sympathy, celebration and encouragement.   Do you have a card shower request?   Please let me know and I will start one for you.    

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Happy Birthday Card with Petite Petals

There are so many ways to build a Happy Birthday card and here's one.   I loved adding bright colors to the new In Color Tip Top Taupe.   It is clean and sharp.    I made four a one time because this is a card which can be given to everyone.   

  • Stampn' Up! Set - Petite Petals and Sassy Salutations
  • Card Stock - Tip Top Taupe and Whisper White
  • Inks - Tip Top Taupe, Real Red, Watermelon Wonder
  • Extras - Embossing Folder Elegant Dots, Petite Petals Punch and Pearl Basic Jewels


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A Little Note inside a card

This is a card taught to me by my Stampin' Up! upline Sherm Langan.  She is an amazing paper crafter.   This is a note inside a card.   The note card is pulled out and is where a personal message can be written.    Cutting an angle on the Stampin' Trimmer is easy.   Just turn the paper under the clear cutting guide from cut point to cut point.   1st right side cut 1".   

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  • Stamp Set - Butterfly Basics (#137154)
  • Card Stock - Soft Sky (5 1/2x8 1/2), Whisper White (5x3 1/2), Design Series Paper (5x 3 1/2)
  • Ink - Soft Sky and ink matching a constrast color in the DSP
  • Punch - Scallop Oval
  • Accessories - 6" ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels
  • Very important tool - Stampin' Trimmer  

Build a Birthday

This stamp set - Build a Birthday and designer washi tape - Cherry on Top make for quick and easy card making.   I used a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 base Cucumber Crush and a 10 1/2 x 4" Watermelon Wonder scored at 5 1/4.   Stamped on a 5 x 3 3/4 Whisper White paper and put it all together.   

The stamps are the photopolymer and you will need the clear blocks H and A to make the card below.  Build a Birthday #138646 $16, pg 11 2015-16 Catalog - Share the Fun