Today I’m sharing a masculine Happy Birthday card I made for my brother-in-law. I used Stampin’ Up! Oxidized Copper Specialty Designer Series Paper, the Country Birdhouse stamp set and the Wanted to Say Dies




I started with a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock for the base of my card. Then, I cut another piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock and started adhering 1″ strips of Oxidized Copper Specialty Designer Series Paper to the front. After I glued a piece down, I’d trim it off. As you can see I glued two pieces down the center, at an angle, and then went perpendicular to those pieces. Once I completed this part, I glued the piece to the card front. 




Next, I used the Wanted to Say Dies to cut the Happy Birthday background out of Basic White cardstock and the words Happy Birthday out of Pretty Peacock cardstock. I glued the two pieces together, added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back and adhered it to the front of the card. 




On the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment in Pretty Peacock ink using the Country Birdhouse stamp set and glued a piece of the Oxidized Copper Specialty Paper to the inside. You can find the measurements I used below the Supply List. 




Supply List

Below you’ll find all the Stampin’ Up! supplies I used for today’s card. If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your demonstrator! You can place an order by clicking any of the images below to go to my Stampin’ Up! online store. 

The Country Birdhouse Bundle is available. It includes the Country Birdhouse stamp set and Country Birdhouse Dies. 



  • Pretty Peacock cardstock: 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
  • Pretty Peacock cardstock: 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Pretty Peacock cardstock (Happy Birthday): scrap
  • Basic White cardstock (background for Happy Birthday): scrap
  • Basic White cardstock (inside): 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Oxidized Copper Specialty Designer Series Paper: various lengths of 1″ pieces
  • Oxidized Copper Specialty Designer Series Paper (inside card): 1/2″ x 5-1/4″


Two New Kits by Stampin’ Up!

Click the images below to get more information about the kits. 




Starter Kit Special


Stampin’ Up! is now offering a Starter Kit special! New demonstrators will receive the following products in their Starter Kit at no additional cost (these products are an $82 value):

  • 2024-2026 In Color Classic Stampin’ Pad Bundle (all five new In Color ink pads)
  • 2024-2026 In Color 8-1/2″ x 11″ cardstock in each of the five colors
  • 2024-2026 In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper
  • 2024-2026 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers

The Starter Kit is $99 but you’ll get to pick out $125 in Stampin’ Up! products of your choice and don’t forget the In Color products with a value of $82! The Starter Kit always ships FREE!  Being a part of Stampin’ Up!’s creative community also comes with several perks, including early access to products, special discounts, earning product credit, exclusive trainings, demonstrator-only events, and so much more!

Click here for a flyer of the Starter Kit Special! 

Click here to purchase the Starter Kit! 



Mystery Boxes with a New Host Code


What’s a Mystery Box? 

A Mystery Box is filled with retired products that I’d like to give to a new home. I’ve been a demonstrator for almost 15 years so you can just imagine how much I have! I have Medium Rate Flat Rate USPS shipping boxes stuffed with retired Stampin’ Up! product.The boxes contain stamps, dies, ribbon, embellishments and more! The boxes are already sealed and every box will be different and a mystery as to what’s inside! The value of each box is well over $200. 

All of the products in the Mystery Boxes have retired but some have never been used, some are used and all are “as is”. Some of the stamp sets are wood mount. 

You can place an order HERE.


There are two ways to get a Mystery Box

  • Place a $125 or more order (before shipping/tax) at my Stampin’ Up! online store using the host code VCQST97K. I will send a Mystery Box to you as a free gift and I’ll even pay the postage! Using the host code will alert me that you want a Mystery Box. If your order is $150 or more, please DO NOT use the host code so you can receive Stampin’ Rewards (free product) directly from Stampin’ Up!. After you’ve placed your order (only if your order is $150 or more), please email me that you’d like a Mystery Box (click “Email Me” on the sidebar).
  • If you don’t want to place an order, you can purchase a Mystery Box for $80 plus $15.00 postage. Email me that you want a box and I’ll send you a PayPal invoice (click “Email Me” on the sidebar). 


More Information

  • You must use the host code VCQST97K when placing your order (if your order is over $150, do not use the host code – see above)
  • $125 order must be before tax/shipping amount
  • One box per order
  • Using the host code will let me know you want a Mystery Box
  • You’ll receive at least TWO Bradley Points with your order
  • No refunds or exchanges. 
  • Each box will be different and a mystery! The boxes are already sealed up and I’m unable to take requests for the contents of the boxes. 
  • Once all the boxes are gone, I’ll update this page. 
  • Feel free to email me before placing an order to see if I have boxes available. 





The Best There Is Paper Pumpkin Kit



Click here to purchase The Best There Is Paper Pumpkin Kit! Tomorrow is the last day to order this kit!

Purchase the coordinating Thanks & Beyond Dies (only available to active Paper Pumpkin subscribers). 




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