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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Summer’s Coming…

Hello Stampers ~

Today I wanted to share a fun scrapbook page I did a while back, but he is so cute I had to share!


Such a quick and easy page to do.  You will need the Extra Large (119859) Oval Punch, the Large (119855) Oval Punch, and the Owl Builder (118074) Punch …. I used that for his eyes.  You will also need the 1″ Square (124094) Punch to create his legs and punch the ovals to make his claws!  I used circle and star punches to create the sun.

Although the alphabet used to create my title is no longer available… I suggest the “Notable Alphabet” – it’s fun and would look great on this page.


The waves are created using your favorite blue tones: I suggest Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, and Bermuda Bay!  Even sounds like the ocean!  The background (sky) is the tempting turquoise and the sand … Crumb Cake that was sponged to make it look more like sand.

Tear and layer the remaining blue tones and sponge the edges with Whisper White Craft Ink to create the illusion of waves.  I also gently sponged the clouds with the White Craft Ink.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s post …

Let me know what you would like to see!

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Everyday Snapshots …

Hello Stampers and Scrappers ~

Just a quick post today to share a page that I did with my Stamp-n-Scrap club.  We meet once a month and create one 12 x 12 page and a card!  The focus is generally on techniques and / or layouts.

I have to give a nod out to “Mary Fish” who’s design I cased (right center) to create this page!  Thank you Mary.

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I love to create layouts that can be used over and over again… but with the addition of the photos (most important part) and some embellishments, they never look the same.


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Punches are a great tool when embellishing your scrapbook page or a card.  Then top it off with a pearl or rhinestone!

Hope you enjoyed today’s quick post.  Let me know what you think.

Happy Stampin’