Fancy Birthday

Today I am using a stamp set that I have not used previously.  I love trying new sets and sharing them with you.  This one is a keeper!



The image is from the new set.  It is the Fancy Phrases stamp set.  It bundles with the Fancy Tag Topper Punch.  Except I did not use the punch.  I had planned on it, but then went a different direction.  Are you familiar with that happening?

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Ink and colored with a few Stampin’ Blends. This card’s colors are different in that I usually choose colors from the DSP or have the colors for the card ready prior to stamping.  Today I stamped and colored to see what colors I liked for the flowers.  I ended up with Rococo Rose and Purple Posy.  Then I added Granny Apple Green for some brightness.

The embossed layer of Granny Apple Green was made using the Greenery Embossing Folders.  This is a set of two that will work with the Small Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine ( once it is available).  The ribbon is the Crinkle White Seam Binding Ribbon that I colored using the Rococo Rose Light Stampin’ Blend.  I really love this ribbon for that purpose!  It colors so quickly and dries almost immediately.

The sentiments with the Fancy Phrases set are wonderful and are birthday related.  But I needed a smaller sentiment for the area I had left.  So off I go to grab my Go To for small, the Itty Bitty Birthdays set.  I love all of the Itty Bitty sets.  They are great to have on hand.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I really appreciate it and hope you will return tomorrow.


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Granny Apple Green card pack contents
8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (21.6 x 14 cm) Granny Apple Green Cardstock
3″x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Bermuda Bay Cardstock
3″x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Coastal Cabana Cardstock
3/4″x 4″ (1.9 x 10.2 cm) Daffodil Delight Cardstock
5-3/4″ x 4-3/8″ (14.6 x 11.1 cm) Whisper White Envelope

Coastal Cabana card pack contents
2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (5.7 x 8.9 cm) Whisper White Cardstock
2-3/4″ x 4″ (7 x 10.2 cm) Daffodil Delight Cardstock
3″ x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Bermuda Bay Cardstock
8-1/2 x 5-1/2″ (21.6 x 14 cm) Coastal Cabana Cardstock
5-3/4″ x 4-3/8″ (14.6 x 11.1 cm) Whisper White Envelope





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Many Layers Birthday

My card today is with a bundle I have had and been a bit intimidated by.  I received a card using it in the swap I mentioned earlier in the week that I shared my Tinsel In A Tangle card.  The card I received was from fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Jackie Roberts.  So I decided to CASE her card.  Oh My !!



This die is the Many Layers Blossoms and bundles with the Blossoms In Bloom stamp set.  (I only used the dies today.)  I love the look of this card and the layers of the flowers!  But those little pieces got called lots of not nice names!  It was my own fault for not running it through the cutter a couple of times.  I normally do not need to run through more than once.  Especially with the New AWESOME Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine.  But…..I used the adhesive sheet so I would not make a mess with glue on that delicate top piece.  Little tiny pieces of die cut and the adhesive sheets like to hang on to each other!!!!!  Don’t get me wrong, I love and use both of the products regularly!!!  Even with the time it took on those tiny pieces, I am thrilled with the card!!  And I would do it again.

The colors I chose for my monochromatic card are Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, and Purple Posy.  I love the different shades and they are perfect together.  I didn’t want to add a new color into the mix and that caused me some thought for the sentiment.  I ended up going with Purple Posy card stock embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.  It turned out very “Soft”.  I could have used one of the darker card stocks and the embossing would have been a bit darker.

For the finishing touches I added pearls to the center of the larger flowers.  I also added one to the sentiment.  The sentiment is from the Here”s A Card stamp set.  I used the Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut it with.

Thank you for stopping by.  Please let me know your thoughts on the card and the dies.  I hope you will come back on Monday for another new project!



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Highland Heather Birthday

Sunday was my Stamp Club meeting and one of the ladies had a birthday (Faye!).  Her favorite color is Purple!  So I made her a Highland Heather Birthday Card.



The stamp set is Tasteful Touches.  I have not used it but once or twice, but in making this card, I came to love those flowers.  I stamped it on and half off the paper.  They are colored with the Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends. I went around the dark areas with the darker blend and then over the entire flower with the lighter one.

I used Highland Heather card stock as the base.  The Whisper White narrow layer showing is to help pop the white from the Gorgeous Grape DSP.  It is from the Brights Designer Series Paper 6×6 Pack.

To add some extra texture, I added the Square Vellum Doily behind the center piece.  It is placed in a diamond orientation.  The final touch is the Epoxy Drops to each flower center.  The frosted drops seem to match the Vellum Doily.


  • 8 1/2 X 5 1/2  base of Highland Heather
  • 4 1/8 X 5 3/8 layer of Whisper White
  • 4 X 5 1/4 layer of Brights DSP
  • 4 5/8 X 2 1/4 layer of Highland Heather
  • 4 1/2 X 2 1/8 focal layer of Whisper White


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Old Goat

I am back with the Goats today.  This stamp set is so darn cute.  I have used it a couple of times already and the recipients all say they love the cards and laugh at the cute goats.



These cute guys, or gals, would work for pretty much anyone’s birthday.  At least for those of us that are a bit older!  I think they are just adorable, and I love the sentiments.  The goats are stamped with Gray Granite Ink and just the highlights are colored with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends.

I colored the base just a bit with Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blend.  I love this color for giving the shadow look around images.  I used it here to sort of ground the guys.

The paper is from the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper.  The pack is a beautiful mix of Fall colors.  I paired this sheet with Cajun Craze and Crumb Cake card stock.  The ribbon is a retired (I didn’t realize that until I was writing this post – Oops!) Satin Mint Macaron Ribbon.  It is a perfect match for the Mint Macaron stripes and the stem of the poor flower that is being eaten.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I hope you enjoyed another version of the Old Goats and will come back again.



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Happy Birthday America

I made a patriotic birthday card to share with you for July 4th.  Since it is considered the birthday of our country I felt it was appropriate.



The Happy Birthday is from the Monogram Messages stamp set.  I stamped the H and B along with the happy and birthday.  They are cut out or with the happy birthday, cut with the Classic Label Punch and then reinserted to make the banner tips.

The background was something I did a while back and has been laying on my desk.  I was practicing watercoling with watercolor paper and reinkers.  I had previously made the red stripes.   I saw the piece when I was trying to think of a patriotic card to make.  So all I had to do was go back and add the blue stripes.   It isn’t perfect, but then neither am I 🙂

I do love the versatility of this Monogram Messages set and hope you will give it a second look. I really have not seen but a few samples with it.  Thank you for stopping in today and I hope you can enjoy the weekend.

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It’s All About You

I adore cats and dogs, and most animals.  So I knew I had to have the suite of products fro the Pampered Pets.  I love all of the products.  Especially the designer series paper!  I love the animal prints that match the stamps, and the coordinating opposite side.  My favorite though is the expressions on the animal’s faces from the paper and the stamps.  I do believe they Smile at us.



Of course I also believe in spoiling the pets.  So the sentiment I chose for this card pairs perfectly with that idea!!  In making this card I am playing along with the Case This Sketch challenge #378.  Here is the sketch for the challenge.


This sketch is wonderful to use up those smaller pieces of DSP that I always seem to have quite a lot of.  Neither of these layers are very large.  I mentioned how much I love the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper at the beginning.  I chose to use two different pieces of the paper for my layers.  The words on the paper behind the pup are so cute and just perfect for it.  I layered the DSP on different card stocks to share the colors a bit more since a lot of the card is the white front.

The puppy is stamped with Soft Suede and colored using the Stampin’ Blends.  I used Light Cinnamon Cider for the dark places, Light Crumb Cake for the allover body, and Dark Flirty Flamingo for the collar and nose.

The sentiment is from the Many Mates stamp set.  It has a great mix of sentiments and fonts.  Different fonts are my preferred ones to use.  The sentiment is punched using the Classic Label Punch.  For the background I used the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch.  Because it is the 1/2″ size, the tip looks very similar to the tip from the Classic Label.  Another unexpected , but happy, find.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you can return tomorrow for another new project.

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