Happy Birthday to You!

Happy Friday Stampin’ Friends!

Since many of us are so happy to see Friday come, I thought it only appropriate that we celebrate!  So today’s card share is a cute birthday card.

My color pallet for the card was chosen from the colors in the “Birthday Basics” Designer Series paper.  The colors I highlighted were Island Indigo and Raspberry Ripple (sounds like a wine from the 70’s – lol) .  The Raspberry Ripple is in the 2012 – 14 In-Color Collection.


I wanted to add a little sparkle for our celebration so a chose a strip of “Silver Glimmer Paper”. STAMPIN’ TIP:  The “Snail adhesive” we usually use for our cards does not work on the back of the glimmer paper, so I suggest using “Sticky Strip”.  That is truly a must have in any stampers kit.  It is the only adhesive I use when creating 3-D projects.

The birthday greeting comes from the stamp set: Label Love.  You will however have to color in the words with a marker to eliminate the border on the stamp.

Remember the stampin’ tip I gave you the other day … Color with the side of your markers, and not directly with the tip.  It will save the tips of your markers and they will last a long time.


I couldn’t seem to find my 1-3/8″ Circle punch so I used the Circle Collections frame-lits to add the Raspberry Ripple circle as a “pop” of color.  I was so excited when they introduced the Circle, Ovals and Square Collections of Frame-lits.  I think they are so versatile!  I guess I will just have to show you what I mean… by posting some awesome projects using these items!


Now, if you would like to make this card a bit more masculine, you could swap out the “glimmer paper” for another color – then emboss it with your favorite emboss folder to add some dimension.  Then I would use another circle punch instead of the scallop … I think that would work nicely.

Here is a listing of the products used and the links for easy access.


Label Love Stamp Set – Wood / $24.95


Label Love Stamp Set – Clear / $17.95


Birthday Basics Series Paper / $10.95
124005 Silver Glimmer Paper / $4.95
104294 Sticky Strip / $6.95
130911 Circles Collection Frame-Lits / $26.95
119861  1-1/4” Circle Punch / $15.95
119854  1-3/4” Scallop Circle Punch / $16.95

Hope you enjoyed today’s post… and a Happy Birthday to those with a birthday today!  (and a Happy Birthday to my nephew Artie!)

Have a wonderful weekend.

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New Stamp Set Parade … Day 6

Hello Stampers …

 and a Happy Sunday to you.  Looks like we are in for a beautiful day today (and tomorrow too) before it gets hot and sticky again.

Today our card will be the 6th out of our 7 day new stamp set parade.  Or … should I say cards!  I am showing you two versions of the wedding card I created.  Each will highlight one new In-Color; Crisp Cantaloupe and Coastal Cabana!

Today’s featured stamp set is: LABEL LOVE

I have posted a couple samples using Label Love before, because it is very versatile.  That makes card making a whole lot easier and cost effective… one set, many different cards!  130622L

Here is a complete list of supplies:

Stamp Set: LABEL LOVE (W-130619 / C-130622)

Artisan Label Punch (130920) Coordinates with stamp set

SAVE 15% WHEN YOU BUNDLE… the stamp set & punch (W-132723 / C-132722)

BigShot (113439) / Beautifully Baroque Folder (130917)

Punches: Elegant Butterfly (127526) and Bitty Butterfly (129406)

Glue Dots (103683) to adhere the “butterflies”

Basic Pearls (119247) to embellish the “butterflies and ribbon on Cabana Card”

101_1350The pearls were used on the Coastal Cabana card to accent the ribbon and draw your attention to the greeting.

Cardstocks: Coastal Cabana (131297) and Whisper White (100730)

Ink: Coastal Cabana (131175)

Ribbon:  3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim – Coastal Cabana (130024)


The pearls used on the Crisp Cantaloupe are delicately placed to highlight the embossing and then onto the greeting as a focal point.

Cardstocks: Crisp Cantaloupe (131298) and Whisper White (100730)

Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe (131176)

Ribbon:  3/8″ Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon (109070)

You can shop 24-7 from my on-line store by clicking the link below… or feel free to contact me.

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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by …

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Birthday Postage…

Hello Stampers ~

Yikes … I’m getting behind in my blogging duties!  lol

I’m a little excited about today’s post – I’ve been wanting to use the “Postage Due” stamp set for a long time.  Last night I finally sat down and began stamping.  Wow, how easy it was to make this card, all the collage work is done for you!

I decided to do a simple “Sponging” Technique using a of couple of colors and see what happened … I used “Pool Party” and “Wisteria Wonder”.  I was pleased with how nice they look together, and fit well with this design.


I just stamped the “Postage Due” image onto Whisper White with the Black StazOn and the began to sponge.  I started with the Pool Party, leaving the center white, and then added the Wisteria.  I also added some color to my punched additions using the sponges. 

It’s hard to see from the photo, but I stamped the background using VersaMark.

Here is a list of supplies I used to create this card:


Postage Due (W-128562 / C-126397)

Label Love (W-130619 / C-130622) Happy Birthday

En Francais (W-128562 / C-127790) Background stamp with VersaMark … hard to see on photo


Decorative Label (120907)

Artisan Label (130920) Coordinates with Label Love Stamp Set

Postage Stamp (122344)

CARDSTOCK:  Whisper White / Pool Party / Basic Black / Perfect Plum

MISCELLANEOUS:  Stampin’ Sponges (101610)

If you need any of the supplies used to create this card, just click the link below.

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Feel free to leave a comment… I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Enjoy the remainder of your weekend!

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Cutest Babies Ever …

Happy Monday!

Welcome to a brand new week and a more stamping samples!  I have been in my stampin’ studio all weekend preparing for my upcoming Hostess / Customer Appreciation & Catalog Kick-off party!

I have decided to focus on 7 brand new stamp sets and “Label Love” is one of them!  This is the stamp set I used to create today’s cute baby card.

Babies have been on my mind lately… Amy from my Thursday night Technique Club  just had a sweet baby boy “Cody”, and rumor has it … Marlene from my Wednesday night Technique group just became a grandma!  Still waiting the details on the baby!  So this is dedicated to both of them …


I love how the colors work perfectly for a baby card.  From the Subtles collection I used the So Saffron, Pink Pirouette, and the returning Soft Sky, then from our new In-Color collection the new Pistachio Pudding.

Again, the stamp set is “Label Love” found on page 33.  Although I did not use it, Label Love comes with a coordinating punch!  Here I used the 1″ Circle Punch to spotlight one of the “Cutest Baby Ever”.

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I also used the small heart punch in So Saffron, Pink Pirouette, and Soft Sky to compliment the embossed hearts on the card created with the hearts from the Adorning Accents Embossing Folders.  You just can’t have too much heart when it comes to babies!

Then I added a soft embellishment with the pearls … Some believe that pearls were formed by the passage of angels through the clouds of heaven.  Over time, the pearl has become the symbol of purity and innocence.  How perfect for a baby card.

If you liked and need any of the items used to create this card, just click on the link below and it will take you to my on-line store.  You may shop 24-7 (even in your jammies!)

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Please feel free to leave a comment if you enjoyed the card today,  I’d love to hear from you!

Have a wonderful week ~

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To my Best Friend…

Hello Stampers!

Sorry about the “repeat” … still a little new at this blogging – lol

Today I want to share with you, the beautiful new 2013-15 In-Colors!  Well, I have 4 out of the 5 for you on this quick and easy card.

The base of the card is done in the “Baked Brown Sugar”.  Then the 1-1/2 inch by 3-1/2 inch strips are: Pistachio Pudding, the “Strawberry Slush”  in the center, and finally the “Coastal Cabana”… a place we all want to go!  Maybe with that Strawberry Slush that has one of those little umbrella’s in.

Do you think  Stampin’ Up! already had these colors in mind when they were planning the Caribbean Cruise Incentive trip!


OK … back to stamping!  The Coastal Cabana is a touch greener than my picture turned out… hmmm.  Guess you’ll just have to come over and see it for yourself.

The cute little greeting is from the “Label Love” stamp set and it has a coordinating punch (130920) Artisan Label punch.

I actually stamped twice in the two colors … punched out the black, and cut out the Strawberry Slush and popped it up with our Stampin’ Dimensionals.

So … How do you like our new colors?  Let me know, I’d love to hear from you!

Oh, and come back tomorrow because I will be showing you the 5th In-Color … the yummy “Crisp Cantaloupe”.

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