Happy Birthday

My post for today is 2 for 1.  I needed a birthday card for my cousin and wanted to do something a little different.  I usually give her a gift card.  That is great, but boring!  So after watching my fellow SU Demonstrator Julie DiMatteo’s awesome video for a money envelope, I got to work.  You can see Julie’s great video HERE.  Julie is The Paper Pixie.  She is the best at videos.

Once I had Julie’s idea in my head, I had the idea…..gift cards are great, but so is Chocolate!!!  I adapted the money envelope to fit a full size Hershey candy bar.  Now my cousin gets money and chocolate.  I do believe that is a win/win!

Here are my pair of ideas.

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You may recognize the boots from a previous post I did that was a 4X4 card.  You can see it HERE.  The card is very similar.  But she loves cowboy boots and horses, and all things country.  I just knew that’s the card I had to do for her.

The card and the Money/Candy holder are Sahara Sand and Basic Black card stock.  The Designer Series Paper is from Pick A Pattern DSP pack.  And yes, I know I have used it in almost every card for the last week!  But look back and see how different the paper is.  This is probably my most favorite DSP ever, and originally I thought it was more for children…..Silly, Silly, Me !!!

For the card, I tore the Very Vanilla card stock and sponged the edges with Soft Suede ink.  The boots are colored with ink pads and the aqua painter.  The lasso is made from Linen Thread and attached with a rolled up glue dot.

The Happy Birthday is a Must Have die cut!  It is so simple and easy but really packs a Wallop!  Alway remember to attach the Multi-purpose Adhesive Sheet to the card stock before you cut it with the Big Shot though.  That way there is no messy glue.  You just peel off the back and stick it down.  For the Chocolate Envelope I used Julie’s directions and then stamped it with the splatter from Touches of Texture stamp set.  The only difference from Julie’s envelope is the belly band.  I added 1/2″ to the length of the band due to the thickness of the candy bar versus a check or dollar bill.  The bow is from Julie’s video as well.

Remember that we alway say CASE !  That means Copy And Share Everything!  You can copy something exactly or use it as the basis for an idea.  It is always nice to give credit to the person you got the idea from too.

Thank You for stopping by today.  Please do not forget to watch Julie’s video (click above or go to thepaperpixie.com to see exactly how to create this cute envelope and bow!

The supplies I used are listed below.  You can click on any item and be directed to my OnLine Store.



This Little Piggy

I have been waiting since OnStage for This Little Piggy set.  I have had it for a couple of days and have  made probably a card a day with it!  These little guys are just so cute  🙂



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My Color for today are:


I know the Pink Tourette doesn’t quite look right with Basic Black and Crushed Curry, but what choice did I have for a cute little pig ?  HaHa!!!

Doesn’t that cute face on the piggy bring a smile to you?  All of the pigs in the set are this cute!  The Pick a Pattern DSP helps the young and happy feeling of the card I do believe.  It is so eclectic that it is a perfect background for the cute little focal point.  This DSP is a sleeper in a way.  At first glance it has more child-like designs but when you look at the other side of the paper, at least for me, it was a “WOW” .

There are extra layers to this card, but that could be narrowed down if you didn’t want it to me as heavy. I wanted this to be a really nice card and added the extra background layers to help make it pop.

  • I started with a base of Thick Whisper White
  • The Basic Black layer is 5 3/8 X 4 1/8
  • The Whisper White layer is 5 1/4 X 4
  • The DSP layer equals between the two pieces a width of 3 7/8 X 5 1/8
  • The piglet is stamped on Whisper White with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Pink Pirouette marker
  • The grass is done with the Old Olive marker
  • The balloon is stamped in Crushed Curry ink on Whisper White and punched with the Balloon Bouquet punch
  • The edge of the balloon is shaded (it doesn’t show well in the picture) by dragging the Basic Black marker around the outside of the ballon.  It sort of mimics the circles in the DSP.
  • The bow on the balloon is Black and White Baker’s Twine.


I will definitely be posting more Little Piggy cards in the coming weeks. Thank you for stopping by today.  I very much appreciate your comments.

The supplies I used are listed below:  You can click on any item and be taken directly to my On Line Store.


B is for Birthday

Welcome to the June 2017 Pals Blog Hop. Thank you so much for joining us today. This month’s theme, Pick a “B”, features projects inspired by Babies, Birthdays and Brides to name few. You may just get a glimpse of new catalog products while you hop with us today.

Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

I chose a Birthday card for my “B” of the day.  I may be over-using the new In Colors from Stampin’ Up!, but every year they just get better.  (As does the catalog)  Wow on everything in this new catalog!! So here is my new Birthday Card:


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I love how this card turned out.  I think it is bright and happy which equals a SMILE.  That is my goal.  I used two of the new In Colors with Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist.  You are going to see a lot of the Lemon Lime Twist!  I am in love and find myself continually reaching for it.  Quite a few of the items I  used today are new to this catalog. WOW!

  • For this card the base is Berry Burst card stock at 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 folded in half.
  • The Lemon Lime Twist layer is 5 1/4 X 4
  • The Whisper White layer is 5 1/8 X 3 7/8 and embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder
  • The Lemon Lime scalloped oval is from the Layering Ovals Framelits
  • Happy Birthday is stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and then cut with the corresponding Layering Oval.
  • The balloons are stamped in Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst and punched with the Balloon Bouquet Punch. I used the In Color Stampin’ Write Markers to draw the string for the balloons.
  • The balloons and Happy Birthday are from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.
  • The glitter dots are the new Glitter Enamel Dots and are the palest of the berry color


Thanks again for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on July 12th. We’re having a pattern party! Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. See you on July 12th for the next Pals Blog Hop!

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  3. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  4. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  5. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  6. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  7. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  9. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  10. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards
  11. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  12. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  13. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping   YOU ARE HERE
  14. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  16. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  19. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  20. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  21. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  22. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  23. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme
  24. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  25. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  26. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  27. Su Mohr at Aromas and Art


The products I used are listed below:


A 60’s Birthday

The card I created for today reminds me of some jeans I had in the late 60’s.  I was probably about 12 years old and can still see them in my mind. HaHa !!


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Can you picture that print and colors on a pair of white jeans?  Now you are laughing with me!  And yes, I have used Lemon Lime Twist again.  I am addicted!!

I hope you will join with me in loving this wonderful bundle.  This is the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle.  It is the stamp set and the Happy Birthday Thinlits.  It is a wonderful combination.

To go perfectly with the Happy Birthday Thinlits is the Multi-purpose Adhesive Sheets.  If you are like me, I could never really get the hang of using the Fine Tip Glue Pen on the little tiny words and not make a mess.  Yes I used it but the adhesive sheets are SOOOOOO much easier.  I cut a piece of the adhesive sheet a little larger than the Happy Birthday Die and adhere it to the scrap of paper I am using and that it that.  Once you have the die cut, just peel off the paper and stick it to your card. No Mess and only smiles!

I got a little out of order on the card in talking about the adhesive sheets.  Oops!  I used the Touches of Texture speckle stamp for some background on my card.  I used Lemon Lime Twist ink and then stamped off to soften it a little. I then stamped the outline of the flowers in Berry Burst ink.  Since the set is photopolymer it is so easy to line up the inside of the flower and it is stamped in Powder Pink ink.  The Powder Pink is the perfect pink.  It is still a pretty pink but quite a bit darker than Pink Pirouette.  It really does show up.

This is such a quick card and would be easy to make multiples of.  This background could be done on a full sheet of Whisper White card stock and then cut into the layers that you need for later.  My tip of the day!

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Please do not forget the Host Rewards Extras for June!!



The supplies I used today are listed below:



Make A Wish

Have you been wondering why I am suddenly posting every day, and even on the weekend?  My wonderful SU UPLINE, Brian King, present a challenge to our group of InKing Royalty.  We are supposed to make a card with the new products every day from June 5 – 19!  What a challenge, but Oh What Fun!!!  Twist my arm and make me play, YES!!

Today’s card is a mixture of items.  But I think it has a little bit of whimsy look.  What do you think?


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I used the new Color Theory DSP Stack, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, and the Lovely Words Thinlits.  Of course I have to get some Lemon Lime Twist involved.  I know I should back off of using it so much.  I am trying!

  • The base of the card is Crushed Curry card stock cut to 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 and folded in half
  • The layer of Lemon Lime Twist card stock is cut to 5 1/4 X 4
  • The next layer of Crushed Curry is cut to 5 1/8 X 3 7/8
  • The layer of Color Theory DSP is cut to 5 X 3 3/4
  • The “Friend” is cut from the Lovely Words Thinlits Die from Lemon Lime Twist card stock with the Multii-purpose adhesive sheet added to the card stock prior to die cutting. (It adds glue all over the die for easy adhesion)
  • Make A Wish is stamped directly onto the DSP using Lemon Lime Twist Ink
  • The balloons are stamped in Lemon Lime Twist on scrap Whisper White and punched with the Balloon Bouquet Punch and then raised with Stampin’ Dimensionals


And that is a pretty simple card. Before long I will have all of you addicted to Lemon Lime Twist too !!

Even though I listed all of the products, the photos are below and you can click on any of them to go directly to my on line store.

Thank you for stopping by today!!  Please do not forge the wonderful ADDITIONAL HOST DOLLARS for this month.





Dragonfly Birthday

I seem to be doing a lot of FIRSTS lately, and that is a good thing. 🙂  My card today is my first 4 X 4 card that I have posted.  It is a very quick and easy card for any reason just by changing the sentiment. But this one is a Happy Birthday.


Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Awesomely Artistic


Aren’t those dragonflies awesome?  I used Awesomely Artistic set for the flowers , the badge, and the splatter. The Happy Birthday is from the Sweet Cupcake set. And the dragonflies are from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits.  That is pretty much the card!

The base is Smoky Slate cut to 8 X 4 and folded in half.  The Tempting Turquoise layer is 3 7/8 X 3 7/8, and the Whisper White layer is 3 3/4 X 3 3/4.  I am really falling in love with these square cards!  I stamped the foliage in Wild Wasabi and then colored it with Pear Pizzaz and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Markers.  The splatter is stamped off and done in Smoky Slate. The banner is stamped in Smoky Slate with the words in Tempting Turquoise.  It was very easy to fussy cut and then pop up with our Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The dragonflies actually die cut a connection of five.  But for this small card it was too much.  So I trimmed them down to three and added a glue dot under two of the dragonfly bodies.  Glue dots are extremely sticky so no worries about them falling off!

All of the items I used today are carrying over to the new catalog.  But don’t forget to check the retiring list for things that are not carrying over!



These are the items I used for this Dragonfly Birthday card.