Picture Perfect Birthday

Picture Perfect Birthday

Yesterday, I shared 3 cards created with the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set and the Tutti-Fruitti Cards and Envelopes.  The Tutti-Fruitti Cards and Envelopes are a free item available with a $50 purchase during Sale-a-Bration.  You can easily mix & match the products used on all of the cards and I’ve provided a complete supply list at the end of this post.


This is the final card in the series and features a layout from CAS(e) this Sketch.

Picture Perfect Birthday CTS259

I started with a card base from the Tutti-Fruitti cards in Pool Party.  Next, I cut a 2″ x 5″ strip of Picture Perfect Birthday Designer Series Paper and punched the end with the banner punch.  The sentiment was stamped in Versamark on Basic Black card stock, then sprinkled with White Emboss Powder before being heated with the heat tool.  Once cool to the touch, the sentiment was punched with the Starburst punch.  I added a bit of the Lemon-Lime striped ribbon to the back before adhering it to the front of the card with dimensionals.   As a final accent, I added a few metallic enamel shapes to the front of the card.

Picture Perfect Birthday Close Up

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Control Freaks Blog Tour: BIRTHDAYS!

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Welcome to the Control Freaks monthly blog tour!

I am so excited to be joining the Control Freaks for another blog hop.  This month we are featuring Birthday projects, and everyone can use birthday cards, right?  You may have just visited the blog of the very talented Kelly Acheson. She’s always got such wonderful ideas and I love her work.  Be sure to scroll to the end of this post to follow along to your next stop.

Picture Perfect Birthday Cards

Stampin’ UP! demonstrators that attended ON Stage in November received the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set as a free gift.  I’m hanging my head in shame because this is the first time I have actually used this awesome set.  I’ve paired it with the Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper and the Tutti-Fruitti Cards (FREE Sale-a-Bration item) to create some simple but swoon-worthy cards.

Treat Yourself

For each card, I stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink onto Basic Black card stock.  Next, I sprinkled on White Stampin’ Emboss powder and heat it with the heat tool until melted.  This makes the sentiment really pop on the wild background papers.

Cue the Confetti

The papers in the Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper feature photographic imagery on one side of the paper and the other side is a bold, graphic design.  All of the colors paired well with the cute patterns of the Tutti-Fruitti Cards.  I added a bit of Lemon-Lime Twist 3/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon to a few of my cards also.

Celebrate the Good Stuff

I’ll be sharing one more card in this series tomorrow, so be sure to subscribe for updates or bookmark this page for future reference.


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Your next stop on this blog tour is the other Melissa, Melissa Davies.  I’m sure she’ll be blowing us away with another amazing project this month.


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Monday Montage 110

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Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  I believe we have 7 stops for you on the tour and you’ll definitely want to follow along by clicking the buttons at the end of this post.  The Monday Montage group always inspires me!

Petal Passion Memories & More Blank Cards

I haven’t seen too many projects with the Memories & More Petal Passion Card pack, so I decided to whip up a few quick cards with minimal supplies.  In addition to the blank cards you see above, I added Whisper White and Basic Black card stock, the coordinating Petal Palette stamp set and Basic Black stamp pad.  The images were colored with a variety of Stampin’ Blends.

Memories & More Petal Passion Card

For this first card, I cut the Memories & More card down to 3-3/4″ x 5″ before layering onto a piece of Basic Black card stock. The greeting was stamped in Basic Black archival ink.  After coloring the images, I added a few White Perfect Accents.

Memories & More Petal Passion Thank You Card

I kept this Memories & More card at its original size and layered it onto a 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″ piece of Basic Black card stock.  The greeting and dot border were stamped in Basic Black archival ink.  To accessorize this card, I added a bit of 3/8″ Whisper White woven ribbon and a strip of Petal Passion Designer Series Paper.

Memories & More Petal Passion Cards


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There are 7 stops on this blog hop, so be sure to check out all of the amazing projects.

You can click the Back button to visit Elizabeth or the Next button to visit Wendy. Thanks again for celebrating with us!

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Sale-a-Bration Inspiration

We’ve got some great INSPIRATION from the Sale-a-Bration catalogs on the TGIF Challenges blog.  You can play along by uploading your creations made with any current Sale-a-bration product.  We select a winner every Friday and who doesn’t want to see their work showcased?


Today, I’m sharing 2 cards that I created from the Color Challenge that we had 2 weeks ago.  You can see my original card HERE.  I had so much fun using the pink combo with the Beautiful Peacock that I made another stepped up version and a very quick & simple card.

Beautiful Peacock

For the background, I selected a beautiful, Powder Pink background paper from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper.  Behind the stamped image, I created a ribbon ruffle with the Powder Pink shimmer ribbon.  This is an easy technique with a big WOW factor!  Simply place some strong adhesive along the edge of the cardstock.  I used the Tear & Tape adhesive on this project.  Next, you’ll fold the ribbon back and forth along the adhesive, creating the ruffle.  I popped the entire panel up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Beautiful Peacock Close Up

Another fun ribbon technique is to fray the ribbon.  Just pull on one of the strings gently until the ribbon begins to fray.  I used this piece to act as a fancy tail feather.  A few basic pearls were also added to accent the card.

Simple Beautiful Peacock

If you are short on time, you can easily create a beautiful card with some simple stamping.  The body of the peacock and greeting were stamped in Basic Gray ink.    For the feathers, I used the same color combination but stamped off to create more depth of color.

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Sure Do Love You

Hi Everyone!

I hope you are having a wonderful Valentine’s Day!  It was a busy work morning, but I’ll be joining my daughter this afternoon for her Valentine party at school.  She even asked me to bring some stamps so that her friends could make cards during the party (so cute!).  After the party, I guess the hubs and I will figure out something romantic to do this evening.  My daughter offered to fix us dinner.  However, when I asked her what she would be making, she said the only thing she can “cook” is snacks in a bag.  I’m thinking we might just order take out.  LOL!

Sure Do Love You Always

I didn’t make this card for anyone in particular, but I’ve been wanting to pair this stamp set with a fun color combo.  Perhaps, I’ll just add this to the gift shop to sell.  The background features a repetitive pattern of Smoky Slate-stamped hearts.  For the focal point, I chose elements from the Sure Do Love You stamp set and stamped them in Berry Burst, Lemon-Lime Twist, and Dapper Denim.  And finally, to accessorize the card I used a few of the Tutti-Fruitti adhesive-backed sequins paired with rhinestones.  My favorite surprise element is the Berry Burst “fuzz”.  I was working to fray the Berry Burst metallic edge ribbon and this was the main string I pulled.  It turned out soft and fuzzy, so I decided to add it to the card for fun.

Sure Do Love You Close Up

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