Stylized Embossed Birthday Card


I love this new stamp in the Annual Catalog called Stylized Birthday.  It’s a single stamp and is wood mounted.

I made this card when I was visiting my mom last month.  I usually go for an extended stay and I love that I can set up a temporary craft area when I’m there.  I brought supplies to make holiday cards but I needed to make a birthday card for a good friend and decided to work on birthday cards instead.  We can always use lots of birthday cards, right?

I’ve been trying to challenge myself to create cards that would be considered clean and simple and I have three different versions of the same card.  The one above has ribbon attached.  The one below is the same card but I added a few rhinestones.  I almost added more but I was having a hard time knowing if I was adding too much!  My friend Karen would say that you can never have too much sparkle!


The card below is made with Mint Macaron and is without rhinestones and without ribbon.  I used the Petal Burst embossing folder for all three cards but I think it’s most prominent in the photo below.  I really felt that it was way too plain but not everyone likes bling or ribbon.

On each of the cards, I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder.



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Product List – Below are the products I used to make my cards.  For more information, or to place an order, simply click below. 

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Last Days of Buy 3 Get 1 Free!!


Apples will always make me think of my days as an elementary school teacher.  Wouldn’t this be cute paper to use for a thank you gift to a teacher??

This bag is quite easy to make.  You score a few lines, cut, add adhesive and you’re done!  Start with a  6″ x 12″ piece of paper.  On the 12″ side, score @ 4″, 5-1/2″, 9-1/2″ & 11″.  On the 6″ side, score @ 4-1/2″ (this will be the bottom of your box so if you have a design on the paper, make sure it’s going the correct direction).  Fold on all the score lines and cut up to the 4-1/2″ score line.  See the picture below.


Next, on the front of the box, apply adhesive as shown in the picture below.


Turn your paper over to the inside of the box and place adhesive as shown. That one flap will hold the bottom together so add adhesive to the entire panel.


Now it’s time to put the box together.  Bring the small flap with adhesive (on the end),  over to the other side to form the box.  To make the bottom of the box, bring in the two small flaps first, then the piece WITH adhesive.  Close it up with the last flap which will be attaching to the adhesive.

You can use a clip as I did or leave it open.  Below are two more samples. I didn’t decorate the one the left because I thought it looked so pretty with the peaches.  All of the products I used to make my bags can be found at the bottom of the post.



This paper is currently on sale, but only until tomorrow, October 31st!   Mix and match any of the papers below for the Buy Three, Get One Free sale! Simply enter all four papers in your online order and the 4th one will automatically come up FREE.






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A Card (finally) and a New Stamp Bundle

Hi Friends!

Today I’d like to share a card with you and let you know about a new stamp set  available this month with matching Thinlits!

I’ve been giving myself permission to do lots of experimenting with my craft products without the worry of having a completed project. I love the beautiful backgrounds you can achieve with ink and water and let me tell you, it can be quite addictive.  Each piece is definitely one of kind.  I can’t tell you how many backgrounds I have sitting on my craft table at the moment just waiting for me to turn them into a card!

Thinking of You Watercolor Wash

I decided to make this card sweet and simple.  To achieve the look of the background, I wet my watercolor paper and then dropped color onto it.  The water spreads the ink. I embossed my sentiment using one of our new single stamps from the annual catalog – Stylized Birthday.

Embossed Thinking of you

If you squeeze your Stampin’ Up! ink pad, you’ll find that the ink transfers to the lid.  You can pick up the ink with the tip of an Aqua Painter and then start adding color to your wet watercolor paper.  While the ink is still on the cover of the ink pad, you may need to add a few drops to mix the ink.  As I mentioned above, before you add the color to your paper, wet the entire piece of paper first with a paint brush or Aqua Painter, being careful not to saturate it too much as you’ll have a lot of warping.

Stampin' Up! Ink Pad opened

I made this panel last week and unfortunately I didn’t write down what colors I used.  If I had to make a guess I would say, Pacific Point, Cucumber Crush and Daffodil Delight.

This really is a fun technique!  Give it a try!!

Here’s the new stamp bundle I mentioned at the beginning of my post!  It is available for purchase but only while supplies last.  You can purchase it as a bundle and save 10% or buy the stamp set or Thinlits separately.

As a demonstrator I was given the opportunity to purchase this last month and I didn’t.  I’ve seen so many cute cards using the set and I love the font used for the sentiments.  So, I placed my order and it arrived yesterday.  Can’t wait to create with it!Thoughtful BranchesThoughtful Branches stamp setThoughtful Branches Thinlits

Product List- Below you’ll find the products I used to create my card.  Click on a product to be taken to my online store!  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me:

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