Stampin’ Up! Sweet Birthday

Good Saturday to you all! Winter is hanging on, but the snow has almost melted away here in the heartland. I am glad you could join me today as I present a sweet birthday card.

I really like the Cake Soiree stamp set and the coordinating Designer Series Paper and Sweet Cake Framelits. There are a lot of possibilities here. I used to bake and decorate wedding cakes, so this is a MUCH easier way to have cake!

This card is completely done with the above products.

My card base is Whisper White, to which I Liquid Glued a piece of Calypso Coral printed Sweet Soiree DSP. Using one of the Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, I embossed one side of a Whisper White panel to use as a background for my cake.wild wing creations-4In the upper right corner I stamped the sentiment in Calypso Coral, and adhered this panel to the card front.

I stamped the cake with flowers in Smoky Slate and colored in the flowers and leaves with a combination of Stampin’ Write Markers and Classic Stampin’ Pads with an Aqua painter. The colors I used were Pink Pirouette, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pear Pzazz, Marina Mist and Calypso Coral. After coloring, I used the coordinating die to cut the cake.

The stand is cut from a Silver Foil Sheets scrap. The stand and cake are attached to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. I decided the cake needed a topper, so I used the ribbon die to cut the ribbon from another scrap of a foiled Calypso Coral in the DSP.

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The inside uses the same DSP as the front, with a Whisper White panel for the sentiment. All elements are from the Cake Soiree stamp set. The gift is stamped in Smoky slate and colored the same as the cake on the front. I stamped the sentiment in Calypso Coral.wild wing creations-5

I thought the upper corners looked a little bare, so used the little berry branches to fill in the corners in Smoky Slate. The berries are colored in Marina mist Stampin’ Write Marker. It wasn’t until I started this post that I realized that the string on the gift is only half colored. Perhaps if I hadn’t mentioned it you wouldn’t have noticed! What was I thinking??? Just goes to show that mistakes happen. I can’t fix it as it has already been mailed to the recipient.

For the envelope, the gift is on the front, colored the same as the inside of the card. Another piece of the DSP covers the flap.

I hope you like this card. The Cake Soiree bundle has many elements to give you a lot of potential. And the DSP is really great…one side of each sheet is a foil pattern and the other side is more geometric and no foil.


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CARD CUTS: Whisper White: card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″, sentiment panel 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″, cake 2-1/2″ x 3″, inside panel 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″; Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper: front mat and inside mat 3-3/4′ x 5″; ribbon on cake 1″ x 1″ scrap

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Stampin’ Up! You’re Inspiring Birthday

Welcome back to another Inkin’ Krew blog hop! There are some very talented women on this team doing a blog hop featuring Stampin’ Up! products. This month we are all creating projects with a “Birthday” theme. I have created a flowery spring-like  card for our hop. I’m featuring the “You’re Inspiring” stamp set for my project.


The only requirement for the hop is birthday, so I was free to choose the style and colors. Since it is for a February birthday, and we are blanketed with snow (and more to come in the next few days), I thought spring sounded good.wild wing creations-4

I began by lightly sponging So Saffron, Pear Pzazz, Pink Pirouette and Marina Mist on a Whisper White panel, then ran it through the Big Shot with the Garden Trellis Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. This I adhered to a mat of So Saffron with Liquid Glue.

Using my Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend, I colored a length of White Organza Ribbon, wrapped it around the embossed panel and taped it to the back. Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere this panel to the Marina Mist card base.

I stamped the large daffodil image from the You’re Inspiring stamp set Basic Gray on a panel of watercolor paper. I wanted to see how the Stampin’ Blends worked on watercolor paper, hence my choice. Using the Old Olive and Daffodil Delight Blends, I colored in the image. The colors sort of bled out into the paper, so I have not decided whether I like that look.wild wing creations-1

This image was cut with the largest Layering Ovals die. I edged the oval with my So Saffron Stampin’ Write Marker and Liquid Glued it to a panel of So Saffron card stock. Since I had used the largest oval in the die set, I fussy cut a mat for the the oval, using my Paper Snips Scissors.  I then used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere it to the card front, over the ribbon.

The sentiment, also from You’re Inspiring, was stamped in Marina Mist on watercolor paper . I cut the flag ends with my Paper Snips and edged it with the So Saffron marker. The left end has a Stampin’ Dimensional while the right end (over the oval) is Liquid Glued to the oval. A perky ‘Stampin’ Blends colored organza ribbon’ bow attached with a Glue Dot finished the front. I thought.

As an afterthought, I decided it needed something something. Pearls? Rhinestones? No. AHA! The Glitter and Clear Epoxy Shapes look like dewdrops on the flowers, so I added a few. One also sits just above the dot on the i in the sentiment. Now it is finished.

For the inside, I stamped an old sentiment that I like in Marina Mist on a panel of Whisper White. Across the bottom marches a row of daffodils from the You’re Inspiring stamp set. These I colored in with my So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral and Pear Pzazz Stampin’ Write Markers. I edged the panel with my Marina Mist marker and adhered it with Liquid Glue to a So Saffron mat. This was adhered to a panel of Whisper White and into the card base. Card done.wild wing creations-5

The front of the envelope has the large daffodil stamped in Basic Gray and colored with the same markers as used on the inside of the card. The flap is adorned with a row of Basic Gray stamped daffodils, left uncolored.

Now, please hop on to see what Mary has created for you today. Or, if you prefer, go in reverse and see Sue’s project. Enjoy the hop!




  1. Linda Richenberg
  2. Karen Finkle
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Sue Prather
  5. Julie Johnston
  6. Amy Koenders

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Stampin’ UP! Lots to Love Cube Box

Good morning Everyone! I am supposed to go to a meeting, but waiting to see if the roads are good enough for me to venture out. We had between 5-6″ of snow yesterday. Lots of accidents. Since we haven’t had a lot of snow thus far this year, I think people forgot how to drive in it.  Last I heard was that there were 6 highway fatalities and several people left critically injured. Me? I stay home when it is bad. Not worth my life or someone else’s just to go somewhere, even to work.

I saw this Jan B video on You Tube a couple days ago and just had to try making these adorable boxes. Jan is a Stampin’ Up demonstrator from the UK. The boxes are a smidge over 3″ with a heart shaped acrylic window. I plan to make 14 of these and fill them with homemade cookies and maybe some valentine candy for the little people in my life. So far, I have 5 done. Well, not TOTALLY done. I still have to punch the hole in the lid and run the ribbon or whatever in some of them, so I am only showing my first attempt today, and pieces of a second one. Perhaps I will show the rest in a later blog post.wild wing creations-3

Here is the link to Jan B’s video. Jan B  She explains everything very well, so I will not attempt to do more than give you the basics. However, the video is about 50 minutes long, so just FYI! That said, if a picture is worth a thousand words, I am not sure how many words it would take to describe the video! Hence, the link and my rather brief description.

You will need the Lots to Love Box Framelits that is bundled with the Sure Do Love You stamp set in the Occasions Catalog. Also some card stock, Designer Series Paper, Clear Acrylic Sheets, a Big Shot and a hole punch. I also used my Simply Scored Scoring Tool and Bone folder. Oh, yes, and some twine or ribbon.wild wing creations-2

card stock-Cut 4 pieces at 4-1/2″ x 6-3/4″ from which you will cut 4 box pieces. You can get 2 pieces from one sheet of card stock and some scraps. Use the scraps to cut 2  large hearts from the Lots to Love Box Framelits.

card stock-cut 1 piece 2-7/8″ x 2-7/8″ for the base and a piece of DSP 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″  and adhere these together. Set aside.

Cut a DSP 12″ strip 1-3/4″ wide, or 2-6″ strips that wide. This is for the decorating the lid flaps.

From your chosen DSP cut 4 squares at 2-7/8″ x 2-7/8″

Place the cut out box pieces horizontally, with the squared end at the left, on the Simply  Scored tool and score at 1-7/8″.

On 2 pieces trim off the little tabs. Also, trim off the scored sides below the 1-7/8″ score line. Angle trim the edges below the 1-7/8″ score line.wild wing creations-3

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On the other 2 pieces trim off both long edges along the score line. Angle cut the sides below the 1-7/8″ score line. It will look like this:wild wing creations-1

NOW! Deep breath. Jan did these separately, but it worked better for me to cut both at the same time. Your choice. Center a 2-7/8″ DSP square on the square part of one of the narrow card stock box pieces as shown above. I did not do the best job of centering this piece in the example above. Center the large heart die on this and die cut. Either use temporary tape to hold things in place or use a magnetic platform. Save these hearts. You will use the card stock one on the box.

Carefully fold on all the score lines on all the box pieces EXCEPT the top one that forms the lid. (There are 2 score lines at the top, only fold the bottom one, the one that makes the square below) Use bone folder to crease.

On the back side of the DSP apply Liquid Glue around the heart and around the edges of the square. Stay at least 1/8″ away from the heart opening so it won’t squish onto the acrylic. After placing the acrylic on the cutout DSP, apply glue to the acrylic in the same manner and adhere to the card stock cut out, lining up the hearts perfectly.

On the other three box pieces, liquid glue the other 3 2-7/8″ squares. To these adhere a card stock large heart centered with a small heart cut from DSP.

Lay out the pieces as pictured. Starting with the piece at left, apply liquid glue to the right side tab and adhere the window piece to this. Proceed left to right in the same manner.

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Turn the flat box over and fold in the right hand piece as one panel, fold the left piece over and glue these together. Your box is starting to look like a box.

On the bottom, fold in two opposing sides, then the other two sides. Liquid glue in place. Press together from the inside to assure a good bond. Now, liquid glue the set aside base piece to the bottom. You now have a box with 4 curved tabs on top.

Jan’s video explains about making a template, but you will need to cut another box shape from something you probably won’t use for a project and keep it for the next box project. This will become the template for where to punch the hole for the ribbon. You will also trace around this to make another template from which you will cut your 1-3/4″ DSP strip(s) into 4 curved tabs. These will finish decorating the lid flaps.wild wing creations-1

Punch the holes, thread the ribbon and Woo-Hoo, you have a lovely box! I think these are too cute for words. Enjoy!

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The DSP I used is from the 6″ paper pack of last year’s valentine paper, now retired. If you use a directional paper, just be careful to have all pieces running the correct way. I did not do this on my first box, the one pictured above. It is MUCH easier to use an all-over pattern as shown in the construction photos.

You do not have to cut the window, nor do you need to add the hearts to the sides. Use your own creativity to make these boxes the way YOU want to make them. I plan to change them up in the future.

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Stampin’ Up! Country Livin’ for a man

Good Friday morning to you all out there in Cyber land. It is cold again in the heartland, but I think this card is cozy for a man with a February birthday. And, it’s red, so if you just change the sentiment it could be a Valentine card. Add an enameled heart shape and there you go!

I began this card with a Real Red card base. Next, I Liquid Glued a panel of the red and black plaid that I had on hand in my scraps from a previous project to a Basic Black mat.

The red and black plaid just said ‘country’ to me, so I followed that theme and stamped the boots from Country Livin’ in Memento Tuxedo Black on a piece of light colored Wood Textures DSP. These were colored in with my Light and Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends Markers. The sentiment, from Happy Birthday Gorgeous, was also stamped in Tuxedo Black. Somehow that just didn’t look right, and since I had used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to place it in the correct spot, I simply cleaned my stamp, re-inked it in Real Red and stamped over the black. The Stamp-A-Ma-Jig allowed me to get a perfect placement over the black.

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This was adhered with Liquid Glue to a die-cut black mat. These rectangular dies are from Scrapbooking Made Simple, and I thought made the perfect mat for the sentiment panel. This panel was then attached, off center, to the matted card front panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Using some Linen Thread I wrapped it around the card front three times and taped it on the back. A loopy bow is tied on to the three strands and the completed front is adhered to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the inside, I die-cut another black mat and Liquid Glued a smaller piece of the plaid to it. To this I adhered the sentiment panel, again with Liquid Glue. The sentiment is stamped in Real Red, again on a panel of Wood Textures DSP, and is from an old set that I don’t even remember what it is. There are several sentiments in the set though.

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This completes the card. The Whisper White Medium Envelope was finished with another pair of boots, stamped the same as the front of the card, and the flap received another piece of the red and black plaid.

I enjoyed making this card and was pleased with the outcome. I hope you enjoy it as well.

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Card Cuts for today: Real Red: card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″; Basic Black: front base mat 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″, front sentiment mat 2-7/8″ x 4-3/8″, inside mat 4″ x 5-1/4″; Plaid paper: front 4″ x 5-1/4″, inside 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″; Wood Textures DSP: front 2-1/2″ x 4″, inside 2-3/4″ x 4″

NON-Stampin’ Up! products used for this card: dies from Scrapbooking Made Simple,  red plaid paper from my stash, and inside sentiment (unknown)

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Stampin’ Up! Beautiful You

A good Monday morning to Everyone! I hope your weekend was a good one and you are looking forward to another week. Every day is a blessing. My weekend was wonderful, spent mostly with family and celebrating birthdays.

Today’s card is one I made for my youngest granddaughter who will turn 20 this week and doesn’t want to talk about it. She is a lovely young lady, college student, and I am proud of her.

I started with a Calypso Coral card base and a Cajun Craze mat. The background for my sentiment circle was done with Ranger Oxide Inks in Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint, Wild Honey, and Candied Apple on a piece of Whisper White card stock. I spritzed it and smooshed it until I had the background I wanted, then let it dry thoroughly and cut it to size.wild wing creations-4

You could hasten the drying with your heat tool, but I had other projects going so I just set it aside to dry naturally. This was Liquid Glue to the Cajun Craze mat.

After rubbing the painted panel with my Embossing Buddy and using the retired Kinda Eclectic, I stamped the sunburst in Versamark ink.The little dot cluster from Timeless Textures was also stamped in Versamark. I love the Copper Embossing Powder, especially with the shades of orange and yellow. This I heat embossed using my Heat Tool.

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Using the Beautiful You stamp set, I stamped the girl in Smoky Slate ink on Whisper White, then colored her with my Stampin’ Blends. The light Pumpkin Pie is her dress, and the dark Pumpkin Pie is her hat. Light Pink Pirouette served as the skin color and Light Crumb Cake for her hair.

Over this I stamped the sentiment, also from Beautiful You, in Versamark and heat set the Copper Embossing powder with my Heat Tool.

I cut the circle using my Stitched Shapes largest circle and Liquid Glued it to a scalloped Cajun Craze circle cut with the Layering Circles die.

I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the layered circles to the card front, over the embossed sunburst, offsetting it so that some of the rays peeked out from behind the circle. I had planned to use copper trim, but it was too much, so left it off.

For the inside, I stamped the flourish from from Timeless Textures in Pumpkin Pie in both upper corners of the Whisper White panel. The swoosh under the sentiment is from Beautiful You, also in Pumpkin Pie.

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The sentiment is an old one I have had a while and do not remember where I got it. It is stamped in Calypso Coral. This panel was Liquid Glued to a Cajun Craze mat and into the card base.

This completes the card. On to the envelope, which shall NOT remain naked!

To prevent ‘bleed through’ of the Stampin’ Blends, I inserted a piece of cardboard into the envelope before I colored in the stamped (Smoky Slate) image, using the same colors as on the card.

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The flap received a Calypso Coral sunburst from Kinda Eclectic.

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I hope you like this card.

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Non Stampin’ Up products used: Ranger Distress Oxide Ink, inside sentiment

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Stampin’ Up! Birthday Pocket

Good Morning All,

Yesterday was a GORGEOUS day in the heartland, or at least the part where I live. 52 degrees, light wind, sunshine and beautiful blue sky. Made a great day for birding with friends. Actually, we were scouting eagle nests, and did a little birding in between. So, no card-making yesterday, and I have a large number to get done today.

Today it is VERY windy and still way above normal temperature wise, so a good day to make cards. On with the show!

This birthday card is for a little cowboy who loves his Wrangler jeans and plaid shirts. He is sure to like this, especially with some spendable green tucked into the pocket.

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I started with a Night of Navy card base and fast fused some old plaid paper from days gone by that I found in my scrap stash.

Next, also with a scrap that vaguely resembles old jeans, I stamped the pocket from the Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle in Cajun Craze. Using the straight line piece of ‘stitching’, I stamped the W like is found on Wrangler pockets. It is by no means perfect, but I think you, and my little cowboy, will get it.

Using Cajun Craze card stock and some dies I have had for awhile (pre-Stampin’ Up! days), I cut a square large enough to fit under the pocket. This was lightly sponged around the edges with Cajun Craze ink to give it a more leathery look. The pocket was Liquid Glued to this piece, which was Liquid Glued to the plaid mat.

For the sentiment, from the FREE Sale-A-Bration exclusive Party Pandas stamp set, I stamped it in Night of Navy on another die cut piece of Cajun Craze that was Liquid Glued to a Night of Navy mat. This piece was adhered above the pocket with Liquid Glue.

For the inside, another piece of the plaid served as a mat for yet another panel of lightly sponged Cajun Craze, where I stamped the boots from the Country Livin’ stamp set in Early Espresso. The sentiments,  from Picture Perfect Birthday (Occasions catalog), were also stamped in Early Espresso. To give the boots an ‘old and worn’ look, I used my dark and light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends to color them.

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This panel was liquid glued to the plaid mat and into the card base and the card is finished.

The envelope, never to remain naked, got a pair of boots stamped on the front in Early Espresso and more of the plaid on the flap.

I had fun with this card, and as usual, wish I could see the face of the recipient when it is opened. This could happen if I hand delivered it, but children like to receive mail, so I always mail them. This is the 9th family birthday this month!

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Card Cuts: Night of Navy: card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″; front sentiment mat 1-5/8″ x 3-1/2″ Cajun Craze: mat for pocket 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″, sentiment panel 1-1/2″ x 3-3/8″, inside panel 3″ x 4″; Plaid paper: front 4″ x 5-1/4″, inside 3-3/4″ x 5″; Blue paper: pocket 3″ x 4″

Non Stampin’ Up! products used: Square dies from Scrapbooking Made Simple, plaid and blue paper from my stash.

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Stampin’ Up Heartland Birthday

wild wing creations-4Good Wednesday morning to you all out there in Cyberland! And welcome to my blog.

It is a chilly, sunny morning here in the heartland. We missed all the weather around us, blizzards, storms, whatever. We are still in drought conditions, so even a blizzard would have brought welcome moisture. But, never mind, it is a glorious, God-given morning, so let us enjoy it!

My card today is for a farmer who has horses, mules, geese, turkeys and I don’t know what all. Chickens. Rabbits maybe? Oh, yes…and 8 grandsons. No granddaughters. So, I think this card made with the Heartland stamp set is very appropriate.

I began with a Crumb Cake card base and used Basic Black for the mats, both inside and out. The art piece is on Sahara Sand, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black.

I pulled out several Classic Stamp pads, a couple of Stampin’ Write Markers, a Blender Pen and an Aqua Painter and got to work.

Using the blender pen I colored in the barn scene using Cherry Cobbler for the barn, Smoky Slate for the roof and ventilators, windmill blades and silo roof, Old Olive and Garden Green for the trees and bushes, and Cajun Craze for the silo. In these parts, old silos like this were made from clay tile, hence the sort of terra cotta color.

Using the Aqua Painter and Marina Mist I gave the sky a bit of a wash, and did the same thing for the ground using Soft Suede. Using a Garden Green marker I colored the tufts of grass. The tree trunks and branches are colored with an Early Espresso Marker. The soil close to the barn is done with a Blender Pen and Soft Suede.

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The sentiment is from Beautiful Bouquet and stamped full strength in Tuxedo Black ink. My original plan was to add some jute or burlap, but in the end decided less is more and left it off.

With the barn finished, I proceeded to color the boy and his geese, also using the Blender Pen. The geese are Whisper White, the boy’s hair is Soft Suede. His overalls are Marina Mist. I used Blushing Bride for his skin tone. By the way, this image is also from the Heartland stamp set and is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on Sahara Sand card stock. The bills and feet of the geese are Pumpkin Pie. The stick the boy is carrying is colored with my Early Espresso marker.

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I thought this bit of detail needed more color, so I used the pen end of a Cajun Craze marker to color the stitches on the boy’s overalls. Also, using the Aqua Painter and Old Olive I did a bit of a wash on the ground, then colored the grass blades with my Garden Green marker.Using my Paper Snips Scissors, I fussy cut this image and popped it on the barn scene with  both Stampin’ Dimensionals and Minis.

As you can see, the coloring is sometimes outside the lines and is not perfect. Hey! This is art…done by hand….not supposed to be… ‘perfect’.

The art panel is Liquid Glued to the black mat and onto the card base.

This card front is done. On to the inside.

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Also using Sahara Sand card stock and Memento Tuxedo Black, I stamped the image of the boy and geese after stamping off once. To enhance the aged look  of this card, I sponged very lightly around the edges with Soft Suede.

The sentiment is from Better Together and is stamped full strength. This panel is matted with Basic Black and liquid glued into the card base.

Lest we have a naked envelope, the boy and his geese are stamped on the front of a Crumb Cake Medium Envelope  (retired), left uncolored.

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The flap is dry embossed using the Pinewood Planks 3-D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Hint: When using 3-D embossing folders, it helps to dampen the paper first. I liked the de-bossed look, so there you go. I should have sponged with my Soft Suede to enhance the aged look, but forgot to do it.

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And, that’s it, folks! I hope you enjoy this card. I am pretty sure the recipient will.

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Stampin’ Up Happy Birthday

This card is for a two year old little boy. I hope he likes it.

I started with a card base of Real Red and the rest is either die cut or fussy cut. The only stamping is the sentiment on the banner on the front and the envelope flap. I think these little creatures are so cute….what two year old wouldn’t like these??

The grass and critters on the front are from the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper, as is the banner. The Fox and banner are cut with dies from the Birthday Friends Framelits. The rabbit and turtle are fussy cut using my Paper Snips Scissors. The striped mat is from the same Designer Series Paper as the animals, as are the balloons on the inside of the card. Actually, all elements of this card, other than the Real Red and Whisper White card stock, are from ONE SHEET of DSP!

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The banner is stamped in Real Red with a sentiment from Birthday Delivery Stamp set. The three elements-stamps, dies and DSP, are all in a bundle which lets you save 10% over purchasing them separately (page 69 Annual Catalog). The grass is torn from the DSP and adhered to Whisper White card stock with Liquid Glue and trimmed to fit. The fox is also adhered using Liquid Glue.

The banner staff is adhered with Liquid Glue and the ‘banner’ with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The Turtle and Rabbit are also attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals, both regular and mini. Liquid Glue adheres the art panel to the striped mat, and the striped mat to the card base.

The inside sentiment is die cut from Real Red card stock using the Happy Birthday Thinlits and adhered to the balloons mat with Liquid Glue. To add just a bit of glitz, I went over all of the die cut with Wink of Stella. The mat is Liquid Glued to the card base.

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A fussy cut squirrel adorns the front of the envelope and stamps from the Birthday Delivery stamp set finish the flap in Real Red. The balloon strings are in Early Espresso.

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I really like these little creatures for a child birthday.

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Card Cuts: Real Red: card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″, inside sentiment 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″; Whisper White: base for animals 3-1/2″ x 4-1/4″; All other elements from one sheet of Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper (the stripes are on the back and cut at 4″ x 5-1/4″. Balloons cut 4″ x 5-1/4″)

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Stampin’ Up Sure Do Love You

Good Morning Everyone! Today is our Inkin’ Krew monthly Blog Hop. Welcome aboard. Please continue the hop to see what our other creative team members have done.

It has certainly been cold here in the heart of the country. We do have some snow, but nothing like the northeast and east coast has had. Actually, we are so dry, I wouldn’t mind a foot of wet snow. I decided many years ago that it is a good thing we humans are NOT in control of the weather, or it would be a REAL mess.

Today’s card is from the Sure Do Love You Bundle.

I began by cutting a stencil from a Post-It Note with the 3 small hearts in the Lots to Love Box Framelits, part of the Sure Do Love You Bundle. You save 10% when you order the bundle as opposed to ordering dies and stamps separately. I digress.

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Using the stencils and 3 shades of pink (Berry Burst, Melon Mambo and Powder Pink) I sponged little hearts at random over a Whisper White Thick card stock panel. Over this I adhered with Liquid Glue a strip of Silver Foil Sheets. Taking a piece of Berry Burst Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, I taped it to the back and over the Silver Foil strip.

Use the Embossing Buddy to go over the card stock before stamping in Versamark. The large outline heart was stamped in Versamark on Berry Burst. The same procedure was followed for the ‘You Are My Valentine’ heart. Both were then heat embossed with Silver Emboss Powder and die cut with their coordinating dies.

The outline heart was then adhered at an angle to the heart-stamped Whisper White panel with Liquid Glue. The ‘valentine’ heart was placed inside this outline and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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A Berry Burst Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon bow was attached at the base of the heart with a Glue Dot and three rhinestones finish the front.

On the inside, a single outline heart was stamped in Berry Burst on Whisper White card stock. Over this, the sentiment banner, also from Sure Do Love You, was stamped in Powder Pink. This panel was adhered with Liquid Glue to a mat of Berry Burst and into the card base.

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The envelope flap received more random stenciled hearts. The small leaf stamp from Sure Do Love You was stamped in the corner of the envelope front in Powder Pink as well as a single small heart in Berry Burst.

Host Code for January 1-15: 4USUHDHC

Card Cuts are below.

Now that you have seen my project, please continue the hop to see what the other team members have for you.

  1. Jaimie Babarczy
  2. Julie Johnston  
  3. Karen Finkle
  4. Mary Deatherage
  5. Sue Prather
  6. Linda Richenberg
  7. Amy Koenders

IT”S HERE—–Sale-A-Bration has begun!


You can now order this set, and other fantastic bundles and stamp sets as well as lovely Designer Papers from the Occasions Catalog until May 31. Sale-A-Bration has started also, meaning that you get FREE goodies when you order. Sale-A-Bration goes until March 31.

Stampin’ Up has changed the Sale-A-Bration a bit, giving you a couple of options. With every $50 purchase you can get a variety of free items, and now there are two items you can get, each FREE with a $100 purchase. This is a great deal for you no matter how you look at it.

In addition, if you apply the Host Code to your online orders under $150, you’ll get a free gift from me. If your order is over $150, please don’t apply the host code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards/Host $$ if you use it), but you’ll still get the free gift, too.

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Also, with a $50 order placed through my online store in January, you get my Sure Do Love You Class Tutorials. You also earn Bird Egg Reward Points (see the information below) and if you apply the Host Code or have an order of over $150, you get the free thank you gift too!!

For details on my customer rewards program, just click here.

EVEN MORE BENEFITS!  If you join the Stampin’ Up family. You get to choose $125 of products for only $99 for your starter kit as well as  2 FREE stamp sets. AND, you get the goodies I offer as well. Some deals are hard to beat.

Card Cuts: Thick Whisper White: card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″; Whisper White: inside panel 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″; Berry Burst: hearts 3: x 3-1/2″, inside mat 4″ x 5-1/4″; Silver Foil Sheets: 7/8″ x 5-1/2″.

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Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt Blooms Sympathy

Today is Thursday, the 4th day of 2018. How did it get to be the 4th? Before we know it, it will be summer and this winter season of frigid record-setting temperatures will be one for the history books. Life is passing quickly, so make the most of every day!

Today’s card is another sympathy, which is why I guess I am brought to the realization once again of how brief (in the big picture) is our time here on earth.

The Sale-A-Bration catalog has some wonderful items you can choose, for FREE, with a purchase of $50. One of those is the stamp set I chose to use today, Heartfelt Blooms.

This stamp is one of Stampin’ Up!s new Distinctive stamps, that is to say, photorealistic. I love this one.

I began by stamping the image in Smoky Slate on Smoky Slate card stock. This panel was mounted on a mat of Berry Burst. A piece of Berry Burst Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon was wrapped around and taped on the back. This panel was then adhered to the card base with Liquid Glue.

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For the sentiment, I again stamped the design in Smoky Slate, this time on Whisper White card stock, and cut it with a Layering Ovals Framelits die. Using Berry Burst and the sentiment from Heartfelt blooms, I stamped the sentiment over the flower image. To give the oval more definition, I simply rubbed the Smoky Slate Classic Stampin’ Pad around the edge, making a nice, even, narrow band of gray. This was adhered to a Berry Burst scalloped Layering Ovals die-cut. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals I adhered this layered oval to the card front.

For the inside, I again stamped the floral image in Smoky Slate on Smoky Slate card stock, this time placing it more in the corner. Then, leaving room for my sentiment, I stamped the corners of my panel with the floral image.

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The sentiment is from Heartfelt Sympathy and is stamped in Berry Burst. This panel was adhered to a Berry Burst mat and into the card base.

For the Whisper White Medium Envelope, I stamped the floral image in Smoky Slate twice on the flap and just in the corner on the front.

I need to state here that, while it is not so obvious on the gray, the imperfections of this stamp took on Huge Proportions when it was stamped on white. I kept trying to get a good image, and finally realized that the stamp had holes in it. This prevented a clear image no matter what I did. The more I stamped, the worse it got!

Stampin’ Up! stands behind their products, and, while it doesn’t often happen (this is the first problem I have had), there are times when an imperfect product is shipped. Before I got off the phone with their support team, a new stamp was on its way to replace the faulty one.

I debated about showing the envelope on this blog, but I think you all need to know that this company does indeed stand behind their products and will replace a bad one. I think this is the third envelope I did, and I am not proud of it. The recipient of this card may get a naked envelope!

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If you apply that Host Code to your online orders under $150, you’ll get a free gift from me. If your order is over $150, please don’t apply the hostess code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards/Host $$ if you use it), but you’ll still get the free gift, too!

In addition, you can earn Wild Wing Creations Bird Egg Rewards! The Wild Birds Club is a way to earn free stamps and merchandise when you order Stampin’ Up products with me. Placing qualified orders or referring friends who place a qualifying order will earn you Bird Egg Points.

For more details on the my customer rewards, click here.

Also, with a $50 order placed through my online store in January, you get my Sure Do Love You Class Tutorials. This is in addition to the other goodies you can earn.

January Card Class Tutorials

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Card Cuts: Smoky Slate: card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, floral panels front and inside 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″; Berry Burst: mats 4″ x 5-1/4″, scalloped oval 3″ x 3-3/4″; Whisper White: sentiment oval 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″

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