Birthday Candles Celebrate Matt’s 18 Years!

Today my nephew, Matt turns 18 years old. He is a senior in high school who is busy going to school, filling out college applications, and playing football this Fall. He is a great kid and I am proud of the young man he has become.

I wanted to create a fun card to celebrate such a special occasion. Months ago I pinned a card I liked from a fellow Stampin' Pretty Pal and demonstrator, Shannon Jaramillo.  I CASE'd* that card and achieved my goal to create a fun and special card for Matt.


The birthday candles are from the Birthday Candles Jumbo Wheel Stamp.  I ordered the wheel, took the stamp off the wheel and then mounted it on Clear Mount Cling stamp foam.  This enabled me to use Stampin' Write Markers in Basic Gray and Summer Starfruit to create the candles on the card.

The Designer Series Paper is from Soho Subway  and the numbers are from the Alphabets Bigz Die. The Alphabets Die is expensive however you can get this die set for free or at a considerable discount by hosting a Stampin' Up! event.  Email me to learn more!

Using my new Envelope Punch Board I created a small 3" x 3" envelope made out of the same Soho Subway DSP  and secured it on the inside left flap for a little birthday cash.  How fun is that!

I also used my Envelope Punch Board to make a custom color-coordinated envelope.  I have it opening at the top so that the card will come out upright.


I think this will be a fun way to celebrate an 18th Birthday.

Thanks for stopping by. If you have any questions please leave me a comment.



*CASE means Copy And Share Everything or Copy And Selectively Edit or Copy And Steal Everything.  In the world of papercrafting, sharing ideas and inspiration is a big part of the community. 

Mojo speaks French!

I have always loved listening to someone speak the French language.  Our oldest son is now fluent in French and when he speaks it is musical with an air of romance.

When Stampin' Up! provides a stamp set that also comes in French, I always look at the French version as well as the English verion.  The French verion of the My Friend stamp set is the centerpiece of my Mojo Monday Challenge #311 card.  Here is this week's sketch: 


I have not used this stamp set in a while and thought the sketch was the perfect showcase for this beautiful stamp set.


I feel so Parisian when I get to use this stamp!  


Here are the supplies I used:

Ink:  Night of Navy

Paper:  Whisper White, Night Of Navy and Crushed Curry card stock, Eastern Elegance DSP

Accessories:  Midnight Muse Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Tools:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Deco Labels Collection Framelits

I hope your week is going well.  Thursday I have an extra special card to celebrate my nephew's 18th birthday. Don't forget to stop back to check it out.



Daydream Medallions provide Special Birthday Wishes

The Daydream Medallions Stamp set is one of the very first stamp sets I bought from Stampin' Up.  I loved the design and thought I could journal within the medallions for special design effects on my scrapbook pages.  When I learned the Floral Frames Collection coordinated with the stamp set to create even more dimension with the stamp set, it became another must have item!

Now let's see how I used the stamp set and framelits to create a very special birthday card.

I used a standard A2 card base of Very Vanilla card stock.  Then I cut a piece of Pear Pizazz card stock a 1/4" smaller than my card base.  The middle piece of DSP is Wisteria Wonder (3" x 5 1/4") from the Subtles Collection new Designer Paper Stack.  Each medallion was stamped on Very Vanilla card stock with alternating ink Wisteria Wonder then Pear Pizazz and then back to Wisteria Wonder.  Using the coordinating Floral Frames made the creation of the flower a snap.  Each layer was adhered to the next layer with Stampin' Dimensionals to create the depth and texture.  I finished the flower with a button from the Brights Desiger Buttons tied with a piece of Linen Thread.  The sentiment is from the Simply Sketched Hostess stamp set shown below.

Simply sketched

Here you can see more of the dimension of the card.


I love how all the paper, ink and accessories coordinate in Stampin' Up! product line. It makes creating so much more fun.

I hope you enjoyed the post today.  I love it when you leave comments.  Tell me, what was your first Stampin' Up! purchase?

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Regarding Dahlias

When I saw the Regarding Dahlias stamp set in the 2013-2014 Stampin' Up Annual Catalog I loved the flower but thought I don't need the sentiments.  So it was not included in my very large initial purchase of new items from the annual catalog.  Then I saw it used time and again by other stamping enthusiasts loving  the result and wondering why I did not buy it.

I finally broke down and ordered it earlier this month.  I am so glad I did.  Look how beautifully it creates this subtle background for this card which was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest.


The card base is Very Vanilla and the background is Brown Sugar card stock.  The Dahlia was stamped using Versamark. The sentiment is from the Thoughts & Prayers Stamp Set and it was framed using the Deco Labels Framelits. The ribbon is Strawberry Slush 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Ribbon.  This ribbon is so fun and easy to work with.  

I lined the envelope with Strawberry Slush from the In Color Designer Series Paper Stack.  

Have I inspired you to purchase the Regarding Dahlias Stamp Set?  Click Here to purchase it or look around for other great stamping items.