Stampin’ Up! My (now) 11-year-old’s birthday card

This month’s Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog hop theme is “birthday”.

I knew right away that I was going to use my son’s 11-year-old birthday card for the challenge.
We have a tradition in our house where I decorate the house in streamers and balloons the night before my kids’ birthdays, so when they wake up, the house is all decorated.

This year I picked out the colors I wanted to decorate in and then made the card around it.
We also have a tradition where I tape the birthday number on the wall.

Here’s the card I made for my son. He turned 11 which can be a tricky age as they’re not little kids anymore, but not quite teens, so I went with a clean, simple, bright card.

The card starts off with Pacific Point cardstock which I embossed using the Simple Stripes Embossing Folder.

Next I cut strips of Granny Apple Green, Call Me Clover, Pacific Point, Blueberry Bushel, and Night of Navy cardstock.

I stamped the different birthday sentiments from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set on the different colors, sprinkled them with White Embossing Powder, and heat set it.  I then matted this on Whisper White cardstock and adhered it down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy!

Now click the buttons below to see what the rest of the team created…

  1. Jaimie Babarczy <– You Are Here
  2. Karen Finkle
  3. Karen Ksenzakovic
  4. Shirley Gentry
  5. Connie Troyer
  6. Mary Deatherage
  7. Sue Prather
  8. Akiko Sudano
  9. Amy Koenders

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Stampin’ Up! Extended Cake Birthday card

I feel like this week’s cards are going to all be about embossing folders.
I LOVE them because they add such great texture and a little “something-something” without much effort or product.

My card today starts off with Soft Sea Foam cardstock.  I then did some matting – Pear Pizzazz under Whisper White under Soft Sea Foam (again) which was embossed using the Lace Embossing Folder.

Next I created my cake using the Piece of Cake Bundle.

I stamped the cake image twice in Memento Black ink on Whisper White cardstock and colored it in using Flirty Flamingo and Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I fussy cut them out tight to the black line and layered them over each other.

I stamped the cake holder in Memento Black ink on Pear Pizzazz cardstock and cut it out using the Cake Builder Punch.

I adhered this down on Vellum cardstock.  I added some Flirty Flamingo ribbon to the cake holder, as well as some pearls around the cake.

I used the Flourish Dies to cut out two leaves from Pear Pizzazz cardstock for the right upper corner and then stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink on another piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock.  I sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder and heat set it.

Enjoy!


Today’s card was inspired by this week’s Fab Friday Color Challenge.


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Stampin’ Up! Bird Ballad Fussy Cutting Card

I put my fussy cutting skills to the test with today’s card.

The beautiful Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog has pages full of bird images perfect to be fussy cut out.

This paper is included in my Paper Share which gets you a sampling of all the new Designer Series Paper – more details below.

You’ll definitely want to cut the images out using Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Snips as they’re  ideal for small, tight spaces and they’re also very sharp.

My card starts off with Calypso Coral cardstock which I embossed using the Subtle Embossing Folder.

I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut out a Peal Pink stitched circle and then used the Layering Circles Dies to cut out a scalloped circle from Whisper White cardstock.

I used Paper Snips to fussy cut out a one bigger bird image and one smaller flower image from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.  I adhered them down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set in Calypso Coral ink.  I tied a Linen Thread Bow through a Bird Ballad Trinket and added a few Petal Pink pearls from the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls around the card.

Enjoy!


Today’s card was inspired by this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.


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The 2019-2020 Annual Catalog is pretty amazing and filled with lots of new goodies.

To help you get your hands on all the new Designer Series Paper and Ribbons & Embellishments (without having to buy one of each), I’ve set up a product share.

How it works is I buy one of everything, cut it up, and repackage it in individually wrapped and labeled for you.  I have a number of options, including some with free shipping and free product.

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Stampin’ Up! Masculine Birthday Card

This past Saturday was my dad’s birthday…

sighhhh….which means I had to make a masculine card…

They’re just so challenging.  No bling.  No fancy bells or whistles.
My go-to for masculine cards – simple layout, neutral colors.

My card starts off with Crumb Cake cardstock which I embossed using the Subtle Embossing Folder.

Next I took a pattern from the Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper and matted it on Night of Navy cardstock.  Over that I adhered a Whisper White circle which I cut out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

I then used the Piece of Cake Bundle to create the cake and platter.  For the platter I stamped it in Basic Gray ink on Basic Gray cardstock.  For the cake I stamped it in Versamark ink on Night of Navy cardstock and heat embossed it using White Embossing Powder.  Lastly I stamped the candles in Basic Gray ink on Whisper White cardstock and fussy cut them out.

Lastly I stamped the “time to celebrate” in Basic Gray ink on Whisper White cardstock, adhering it down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a few Night of Navy enamel dots to finish it off.

Enjoy!


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Stampin’ Up! Sweetest Thing Birthday Card

This week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop is a sketch challenge.

Today is also Amy’s birthday!!!  So in addition to the sketch below we all made birthday cards in celebration of her!  Be sure to head over to her blog and give her some birthday love!

My card starts off with Bermuda Bay cardstock.  I then used the Jar of Sweets Framelits and cut out a whole bunch of candy wrappers in Bermuda Bay cardstock to adhere around the card front.  (Keep in mind that the middle is covered and doesn’t need wrappers.)

Next I took a panel of Whisper White cardstock and matted it on Grapefruit Grove cardstock.  I stamped the candy jars and candy from the Sweetest Thing Stamp Set in Memento Black ink on Melon Mambo, Grapefruit Grove, and Bermuda Bay cardstock, cutting them out with the same framelits.

I then wrapped around a Grapefruit Grover ribbon and also added a few Melon Mambo Glitter Enamel Dots.

Lastly I stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink, sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder, and heat set it.  I adhered it down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy!

Now click the button below to see what Sue’s created this week.

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Shelagh Freemantle
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Kristi Gray
  5. Jaimie Babarczy <– You Are Here
  6. Sue Prather
  7. Karen Finkle
  8. Julie Johnston
  9. Eva Dobilas

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Stampin’ Up! Birthday Card

This is what I call a smorgasbord of a card.
I literally uses a little of this and a little of that.

I designed this card for a specific friend in mind and tried to tailor it to her.  She loves butterflies, the color hot pink, bling, and flowers.

Ironically enough I (unintentionally) basically did the same color combination as this card here.

My card starts off with Coastal Cabana cardstock which I embossed using the Petal Pair Embossing Folder.

Next I used the Rectangle Stitched Framelits and cut out two patterns from the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper, layering one of the other.

Next I stamped the sentiment from the Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set in Lovely Lipstick ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut it out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I cut out a scalloped circle from Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheet using the Layering Circle Framelits.

Next I used the Dark and Light Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends Markers and colored in two butterflies from the Botanical Butterfly DSP and fussy cut them out.  I adhered them down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy!


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Stampin’ Up! Sweetest Thing Birthday Card

Happy Friday!!!

You made it!
Make sure you get in a little stamping this weekend – it does a body (and soul) good!

Today’s card starts off with Gorgeous Grape cardstock.  I then used a pattern from the How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper and matted it on Whisper White cardstock.

I used the Sweetest Thing Bundle to stamp (Gorgeous Grape and Coastal Cabana ink) and cut out the jars.

I stamped the sentiment from the Sweetest Thing Stamp Set in Melon Mambo ink on Whisper White cardstock.  I added a few Melon Mambo Glitter Enamel Dots on either side of it.

I used the Jar of Sweets Framelits to cut out two candies, one in Melon Mambo cardstock and the other in Coastal Cabana cardstock.

Enjoy!


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Stampin’ Up! Hello Cupcake Birthday Card

This week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop is a color challenge.  Happy hopping!

My card today starts off with Fresh Fig cardstock.  I then took a pattern from the Floral Romance Designer Series Paper and matted it on Petal Pink cardstock.

Before adhering it down, I wound around it some Petal Pink ribbon in a knot.

Next I cut out a square from Whisper White cardstock using the Stitched Shapes Frames.  On it I used the Hello Cupcake Stamp Set and stamped the bottom in Fresh Fig ink and middle and top in Petal Pink ink.  I stamped the heart in Mossy Meadow ink, fussy cut it out, and adhered it using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Lastly I stamped the sentiment in Mossy Meadow ink.

Enjoy!

Now click the button below to see what Sue’s created this week.

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Shelagh Freemantle
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Kristi Gray
  5. Jaimie Babarczy
  6. Sue Prather
  7. Karen Finkle
  8. Julie Johnston

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Stampin’ Up! Delightfully Detailed Birthday Card

This week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop is a color challenge.  Happy hopping!

What stands out to me about today’s card – how quick and simple it is and how few products it requires.

No Big Shot, no punch, just beautiful paper, a nice sentiment, and a few embellishments.

My card today starts off with Shaded Spruce cardstock.

I then took one of the gorgeous overlays from the Delightfully Detailed Paper and adhered under it a panel of Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral, and Shaded Spruce cardstock.

I stamped the sentiment from the Detailed with Love stamp set in Shaded Spruce ink on Whisper White cardstock.

Lastly, I added a few Melon Mambo Glitter Enamel Dots next to the sentiment.

Enjoy!


Now click the button below to see what Sue’s created this week!

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Shelagh Freemantle
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Jaimie Babarczy <– You Are Here
  5. Sue Prather
  6. Karen Finkle
  7. Julie Johnston

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Stampin’ Up! Bright Happy Birthday Card

This week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop is a color challenge.  Happy hopping!

My card today starts off with Lemon Lime Twist cardstock.

I then stamped a flower from the Abstract Impressions stamp set in Lovely Lipstick ink on Lovely Lipstick cardstock.  I then stamped the shadow image for the cluster of flowers in Versamark ink.  I sprinkled it with Black Embossing Powder and heat set it.  I matted this on Whisper White cardstock.

I then cut out two “Happy Birthdays” from the Happy Birthday thinlits, which I adhered over one another using liquid glue.  I wrapped a black ribbon knot around the whole bottom of the card.

Enjoy!


  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Shelagh Freemantle
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Kristi Gray
  5. Jaimie Babarczy <– You Are Here
  6. Sue Prather
  7. Julie Johnston
  8. Karen Finkle

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