Happy Birthday To You

Fingers crossed – I think I’ve found my mojo again.  I struggled with this month’s class selections, but I’m happy with what I settled on in the end. I even went on to make a card that had elements sitting on my desk for about 6 weeks waiting for inspiration…I’ll show that one after my class cards.

This card was CASE’d from someone online…so sorry I didn’t Pin it properly to get the artist’s info.  She used one of the Celebrations Duo embossing folders and the coordinating Happy Celebrations stamp set to make her card front.  I purchased the embossing folders, but somehow decided I didn’t need the stamp set, so I had to dig through my stash to find substitutes.  Fortunately, one of the stamps from Work of Art was a good match for the “blotch” over the letters, and I was able to cobble together the sentiment from the Crazy about You set.  

The embossing folder actually “de-bosses” the sentiment, so that the impression is sunken, which comes into relief when we stamped over it with the Work of Art blotch.  We used the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to get ideal placement since the set is not photopolymer (and in fact mine is wood mount!).

The Party Animal Designer Series Paper set the color scheme of Emerald Envy, Pacific Point, Crushed Curry and Whisper White.  I also enjoyed adding the party hat embellishment along with two balloons stamped with Balloon Adventures images and punched out with the Balloon Bouquet punch.

​But wait, that’s not all! 

Inside we made a whole ‘nother image panel!  This one features the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies and coordinating Balloon Adventures stamp set.  Instead of using the large die to make a pop-up (see an example here), we made a flat panel by centering the die on a 4″ x 5.23″ piece of Whisper White.  

More die cuts for the balloon patterns plus a bit of stamping equals a fancy inside  panel that could be a card front itself.

Want to get in on the stamping fun?  Be sure to sign up for one of my classes listed below!

Upcoming Classes

Carried Away 12 Card Set
Make this super-cute set of cards featuring the Lift Me Up stamp set and the Carried Away Designer Series Paper.  You will create 12 different cards with a variety of cheerful sentiments.

BONUS:  Place an order for Stampin’ Up! products worth at least $50 and

  1. class fee will be reduced to $10
  2. choose the Card Tin (#143833) as your FREE Sale-A-Bration gift
  3. I will add the tin decorations shown below for FREE

$20 – all supplies included

Thursday, March 2
11:00 – 1:30 PM in Nancy’s Craft Room
7:00 – 9:30 pm in Nancy’s Craft Room

Just added – Friday March 3
9:30 – noon in Nancy’s Craft Room

Peoria class available based on demand.

RSVP Deadline:  Tuesday, February 28​

March Monthly Class
Make 5 cards featuring great Stampin’ Up! products and a variety of techniques.  Suitable for experienced and novice paper crafters alike. 
$20 – all supplies included

RSVP Deadline:  Tuesday, March 21

Thursday, March 23
​11:00 – 1:30 PM in Nancy’s Craft Room
7:00 – 9:30 pm in Nancy’s Craft Room

Monday, March 27
​6:30 –  9:00 at Ellen’s House in Peoria


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