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

It will look like this:wild wing creations-4

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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