Stampin’ Up! Birthday Blooms

Hello my friends!  Are you anxious for spring?  I certainly am!  Actually, the weather in my part of Florida has been totally abnormal for some time now, and I have azalea bushes blooming already. I love when my hibiscus bushes start blooming as some of them have 6″ – 8″ flowers!  They are beautiful!

To get me in the frame of mind for spring, I’ve created a beautiful Happy Birthday card featuring the Stampin’ Up! Birthday Blooms Stamp Set and Stampin’ Up! Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper.  The large floral stamp in the stamp set is so gorgeous and can be colored with numerous colors.  I’m not 100% sure, but I think the image is of a peony.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Blooms

Also, I created my card in response to a “sketch challenge” at Splitcoaststampers.com. This is the sketch – ©Splitcoaststampers.com:

Splitcoastampers.com Sketch ChallengeHere are additional photos of my card:

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SUPPLIES USED:

Stamps:  Stampin’ Up! Birthday Blooms Stamp Set (140658), and Stampin’ Up! Rose Wonder Stamp Set  (for the sentiment) (140697)

Paper: Stampin’ Up Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper (DSP) (140557), Stampin’ Up! Prints Pack DSP (retired), SU Strawberry Slush Card Stock (CS), and Whisper White CS

Ink:  Various Copic Sketch Markers, SU Strawberry Slush Classic Ink, and SU Pink Pirouette Classic Ink

Card Size:  5-1/2″ Square

Accessories:  Anna Griffin Floral Embossing Folder

Stampin' Up! Birthday Bouquet DSP and Stampin' Up! Birthday BloomsStampin Up Birthday Blooms

If you have questions or comments, feel free to leave them in the comments section.

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Stampin’ Up! Dress Up

It has been so time since I used my Stampin’ Up! Dress Up Framelits (retired), and I try to not miss an opportunity to use them.  This week on Splitcoaststampers.com, the featured stamper is Kathy at MochaFrap.  As I’ve shared before, other members of the site choose a card to CASE from the featured stamper’s gallery.   Kathy’s gallery is full of whimsical artwork.  I chose this card to case as it features a similar die (Sizzix) .

Stampin' Up! Dress Up

To select a designer series paper to create my card, I researched current fashion trends and found this outfit that I like.
Stampin' Up! Dress UpIt was good to see floral outfits are in style!  The floral outfit was the reason I selected the Stampin’ Up! Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper for my design. This DSP has beautiful floral designs.  Here’s a picture of the paper.

Stampin Up Dress Up

Here are closeups of the cardigan and sentiment on my card.

Stampin' Up Dress Up

Stampin' Up Dress Up

I used Stampin’ Up! Basic Pearls for the necklace and cardigan buttons, and Copic markers to achieve the color I wanted.  I created the sentiment in MSWord and stamped the spool image over the sentiment.  The spool stamp is from the retired Stampin’ Up! Sew Suite Stamp Set.

The background designer series paper is from the retired Stampin’ Up! Sweet Stitches Designer Series Paper.  I have an extra, never been open, package of this DSP if there is interest, I’ll sell it to you.

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SUPPLIES USED:

Stamps: SU Sew Suite (retired)
Paper:  SU Sweet Stitches DSP (retired), SU Birthday Bouquet DSP, SU Pool Party Card Paper Size: A2
Ink: None
Accessories: SU Dress Up Framelits (retired) and SU Basic Pearls

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Stampin' Up! All Dressed Up

Splitcoastampers Color Challenge – Non-traditional Valentine Card

Hello, and thanks for stopping by!  This week I entered Splitcoastampers.com color challenge to create a card with three Stampin’ Up! colors; Strawberry Slush, Mint Macaron, and Early Espresso.

Splitcoastampers Color Challenge

The challenge included a “dessert” to create a non-traditional valentine card using these colors. Additionally, participants could use non-traditional valentine images. This is the card I created for the challenge.

Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge

So, what are your thoughts?  Do you think it’s non-traditional for a valentine card?

When I was in the decision-making process for the card, I thought of a flamingo stamp I have that is included in a retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set, Valentine Defined. I further thought about the flamingos and their synchronized mating dance.  Thus, I decided the sentiment had to be Synchronized Love!

Here are additional photos of the card.

Splitcoastampers Color Challenge Non-traditional Valentine Card

Splitcoastampers Color Challenge Non-traditional Valentine Card

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SUPPLIES:

Stamps: SU Valentine Defined

Paper: SU Botanical Gardens DSP, Strawberry Slush CS, Mint Macaron CS, Early Espresso CS, and Whisper White CS

Paper Size: A2

Ink: SU Strawberry Slush, Mint Macaron, and Early Espresso

Accessories: ODBD Double Stitched Rectangles, SU Botanical Builder Framelits Dies, SU Clear Embossing Powder, SU Corner Punch, and Swarovski Crystals

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Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen