Birthday Fun Fold

I love making cards with different folds.  I believe it adds a bit of an extra to a simple card.  So I have a birthday card with a fund fold to share today.

I am giving you a sneak peek of a few products from the upcoming January – June Mini Catalog with this card.  It is another Wonderful Catalog!!  As a Demonstrator, I was allowed to do my pre-order this morning.  These products were part of our OnLine Conference order.  Great perks for being a Demonstrtor!!!

The gorgeous DSP is named Fine Arts Designer Series Paper.  The bold colors are what grabbed my attention immediately.  The stamps and Dies are the Art Gallery Bundle.  I used a technique that Shelli and Sara demonstrated at our OnLine event.  They die cut different colors of the die I used and then pieced them together.  I stamped the first one and die cut the Pretty Peacock.  I left the Pretty Peacock in it’s entirety and cut up the one I stamped.  It was easy to glue the flowers onto the solid piece.

Do you love the die of the Happy Birthday?  That was one of the pieces that drew me to the set!  There are two different sizes of that die.

This is a view of the inside, which gives you another view of the fold as well.

Here are the measurements for this Fun Fold.

  • Card base of Pretty Peacock cut 5 3/4 X 5 1/2, score at 1 1/2 on the 5 3/4 side.
  • First layers are Poppy Parade and are 4 1/8 X 5 3/8 and 1 3/8 X 5 3/8
  • DSP layers are 4 X 5 1/4 and 1 1/4 X 5 1/4
  • Focal Poppy Parade layer is 3 1/4 X 3 1/4
  • Whisper White Focal layer is 3 1/8 X 3 1/8
  • Inside layer is 3 X 3


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Purple Birthday

I hope you have already taken advantage of the 24 Hour Extravaganza Sale!  If you have not shopped yet, you can do so by clicking the button on my menu that is SHOP!!!!!

The card I have to share with you today includes items that are in the Annual Catalog and part of the sale.


Actually, everything on this card is from the Annual Catalog!  The stamp set is the Inspiring Iris set.  It is such a great set for a lot of the cards I make.  It gives you the ability to have a tall and narrow focal point.  The flowers are all wonderful and can be Two Step stamped or Outline stamped and colored as I have done today.

The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Birtday stamp set.  I could not get by without all of the “Itty Bitty” stamp sets.  There are three different ones.

The base of the card is Purple Posy card stock and it is paired with a purple from the Play With Pattern Designer Series Paper.  The flower layer is adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals placed only on the left side.  Prior to adding the front DSP layer, I wrapped the Purple Posy Scalloped Linen Ribbon around the layer.  I made the bow separately and added it with glue dots.  The finishing touch is a few Pearls on the flowers.

Here is a view of the inside:

I added a regular size piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside, and added a matching strip of the DSP.  Actually, the front DSP is cut to full size, and then divided for the front section and the inside. This way the pattern matches.


  • Base card is Purple Posy cut 4 1/4 X 9 1/4, scored at 3 3/4
  • Inside Whisper White is 4 X 5 1/4
  • DSP is  5 3/4 x 3 3/4, cut to 3 1/4 X 3 3/4 and 1 1/2 X 3 3/4. The larger is the front and smaller is the right side of the inside.
  • Flower layers are 2 3/4 X 3 5/8 of Highland Heather and 2 3/8 X 3 1/4 of Whisper White


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I have a Chocolate Cookie treat for you today.  I made this card for my cousin, who is like a sister, as a birthday card.  She loves plaid, and who doesn’t love cookies!


I love that the cookies have a bite missing.  That is definitely something I would have done in my young days.  I made five cookies and was able to place them so that the bites were covered except for the top one.  I also found a great little tip when I stamped the cookies.  The outside edge and the inside do not totally meet.  However, the Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend pairs perfectly with the Crumb Cake Ink.  You cannot tell where I touched up the cookie inside.

I used two pieces of the In Good Taste Designer Series paper.  I was going for the look of the cookies sitting on a countertop.  So I have a wood counter with the stone backsplash.  Those designs in that pack of paper are very realistic!

I used the Foam Adhesive Sheets to make the Chocolate sign.  Those sheets are so easy to work with and are soft enough that the dies do not have any problem cutting through them.  I have had that issue with other brands of the adhesive foam.

The plate is created using the Layering Circles Dies.  I cut one from the Perfectly Plaid DSP and another from Early Espresso card stock.  A nice wintertime plate of yummy cookies!  The finishing touch is the little banner saying “adulting is hard”.  I really love that!  I stamped it and cut the one end using the Banner Pick A Punch.

Thank you for dropping by today.  I greatly appreciate you looking at my creations and I love to read your comments.  Also, from yesterday’s Pals Blog Hop, I used the Curvy Celebrations listed below.  They are a sneak peek of the January to June Mini Catalog.  However, the Curvy Christmas and the Class Christmas Designer Series Paper are only available from now until January 4 or while supplies last.  You can see my card from the hop HERE.




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Curvy Birthday

Stampin’ Up! is doing an early release with one of the Bundles from the upcoming January – June Mini Catalog.  It will be available for you to order beginning tomorrow.  In addition to the stamp and die which will be in the Mini Catalog, there are additional products that are only available during this early release.  It is a Christmas stamp set, which pairs with the dies, and some beautiful 6X6 Designer Series Paper.  I was able to preorder it as a demonstrtor.  That is one of our awesome perks!  So I have a birthday card using the bundle and the Designer Series Paper.


Stampin' Up!, Quite Curvy, Love of Leaves, Classic Christmas, Jackie Beers

The Pictures of the products are shown below.  The Quite Curvy Bundle will be in the upcoming Mini Catalog.  As I said above, the Curvy Christmas and the Classic Christmas DSP will only be available during this Sneak Peek time of November and December.

For today’s project I used two sheets of the Classic Christmas DSP.  The colors are gorgeous!  I cut the top piece using one of the curvy dies in the bundle.

The sentiment is from the Quite Curvy stamp set.  It is shaped a little curvy to go along with the curve of the die cut.  I stamped the sentiment using Just Jade Ink to pair with the Just Jade base card.

The leaves are from the Love Of Leaves Bundle.  I stamped the images tone on tone and then used both the definition die as well as the cutting die for each leaf.  After laying them out the way I liked, I added a double strand bow using Linen Thread.  The Linen Thread is one of my must have products!

Thank you for stopping in today!  I really appreciate it and hope you like the card.  Please come back tomorrow for another new project.



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Umbrella Birthday

I have a birthday card to share with you today.  It is almost out of season in regard to more summer type flowers, but here is to one last card.  Here in the South, summer lasts quite a bit longer than other parts, so I still have some flowers blooming.  And I love this stamp set that I used today!



I paired Under My Umbrella stamp set with the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper.  To create the  flowers I stamped along the bottom edge of a scrap of paper.  I used two different flower stamps from the set to create this little uneven line.  I colored them using Stampin’ Blends and then fussy cut them along the ends and top.

The umbrella is stamped directly onto the sheet from Forever Greenery DSP and punched using the Umbrella Builder Punch.  I added some dimensionals to the base and then tucked the flowers behind and over the ends.

The Rococo Rose circle is cut using the 2 1/4″ Circle Punch.  I wanted the umbrella and flowers to Pop a bit off of the green background.  I chose the color from the flowers.  When layering everything together, I wanted the umbrella and flowers to spill over the edge a bit.  Plus it left a little more room for the tag.  I like seeing the flowers hanging over the center panel and onto the card base.  It shows the flowers a bit extra.

The tag sentiment is from the stamp set as well.  I used the Classic Label Punch to punch it out.  I then put the one end back into the end of the punch to make the banner tip.  The other end I cut off straight and tucked behind the umbrella handle.  I also added a few small pearls to a couple of the flower centers for a bit more dimension and a touch of bling!

Thank you for stopping by today!  I do appreciate your visits and comments very much.  I have all of the supplies I used at the bottom of the post.  Don’t forget about the 15% OFF DSP Sale!  We have a little under two weeks to go.



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Pink Zebra Stripes

One set that was extremely popular on debut of the Annual Catalog was the Zany Zebras stamp set.  I did not get it immediately but after all of the cute cards, decided it needed to come to me.  So today I have a bright and fun card.



I love the face on this precious zebra!  So I took some creative license and decided she needed to be spruced up for the birthday party.  She was given a Magenta Madness Manicure and Pedicure, along with some new Magenta Madness Lipstick.  LOL!!!  It is my world and I can be as crazy , or creative, as I want.

Really this card was so quick and simple.  You can see there is only a little bit of stamping and coloring.  I took my color choices from the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper.  ( Yes, it is one of the DSP packs that are included in the 15% OFF Sale!)  I added the touch of matching Ribbon in Magenta Madness, as well as die cutting the focal point using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope my spiffy Zebra gave you cause to smile!!  Please come back tomorrow for the Pals October Blog Hop.  You will see quite a few great projects.




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