Today’s card is far away from the holiday cards I have been posting.  It is a design card for the challenge of “Things With Wings” for the Make My Monday Blog Challenge.  .  And I came up with more of a Spring card than a Winter one.


Stampin' Up!, Happy Hedgehog, Stylish Shapes Dies, Jackie Beers


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This is a one stamp set card, which is always a win in my opinion.  Today’s set is the Happy Hedgehog stamp set.  Except I did not use the hedgehog!  I needed wings and used those plus the tree as a base.  All of the images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored using Stampin’ Blends.  The different Blends are listed in the Supply List at the bottom of the post.


My color inspiration was more from the images.  It led me towards nature with grass and sky.  By using the Stampin’ Blends, I created my own background.  The bottom color is Light Soft Succulent with the next layer Light Mint Macaron,  Then came Light Pool Party and finally Light Balmy Blue.  Of course the card base and layer were pulled from these as well.

Pops and Finishes

The bird was the image I chose first because of the Wings theme.  So it needed to Pop for me.  To do this, I used the Stylish Shapes Dies and cut the bird, as well as the layer.  By envisioning this bird in a “highlighted” way, I chose Balmy Blue to be the background layer.  It is die cut using the next larger shape.  And as the final touch, I added a couple of the 2021-2023 Opal Rounds.  The two on the background are the Soft Succulent ones.  To add some different color, I went with the Pale Papaya to give a pop on the bird layer.


Birthday Organizer Kit





  • Kit includes one 8″ x 10″ (20.3 x 25.4 cm) monthly planner with space to record birthdays each month as well as a pocket sleeve to hold birthday cards.
  • Includes 12 full-size birthday cards, 6 of 2 designs, and 12 coordinating envelopes.
  • Includes Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Adhesive-Backed Embellishments, and Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • Includes die-cut florals and pieces ready for you to use­—no prep work required!
  • Includes sticker sentiments and die-cut labels in Dutch, English, French, and German
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Evening Evergreen, Petal Pink, Sahara Sand, and Soft Succulent




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Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

Smile and Keep On Stamping,