Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Happy Birthday to my Daughter!

Welcome to the March Pals Blog Hop where we are celebrating spring. This month we are featuring spring related projects for Mother’s Day, Easter or any other occasion that celebrates winter coming to an end.

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Today is the birthday of my daughter. I won't tell you how old she is - she wouldn't care if I did but then you would know how old I am! :-) When I saw the Painted Blooms Designer Series paper in real life I was struck by how gorgeous the flowers were! The pictures in the catalog and on the online store do not begin to do them justice! I am not a big flower person but as soon as I saw this paper I knew I wanted to use it on a card.

Blackberry Bliss (a color you also have to see in real life to truly appreciate) is one of the colors in the Painted Blooms DSP and purple is one of my daughters favorite colors. It seemed like these products would be perfect for a birthday card for her. Here is the card I made.

I used two of the Painted Blooms patterns - the roses and the leaves - on a Blackberry Bliss layer. I then cut a strip of Blackberry Bliss cardstock to cover the seam and used the Large Scallop Edgelit die to create a decorative edge along the bottom of the strip. I stamped the birthday sentiment using the Petite Pairs stamp set. I thought a square piece of cardstock would look best on the card but since the birthday sentiment did not fill the square I needed something to balance it. I tried Candy Dots but they overpowered the sentiment so I used tiny Rose Red dots punched out with the Owl Builder punch. For a final touch I lined the envelope with a piece of the pansy DSP (it is my favoand scalloped edge of both the paper and the envelope.

Supplies Used:

  • Stamp Set: Petite Pairs Clear Mount (122497)
  • Cardstock and DSP: Blackberry Bliss (133675); Whisper White (100730); Rose Red (102544);   Painted Blooms (137784)
  • Ink: Blackberry Bliss (133642)
  • Tools: Large Scallop Edgelit (127019): Owl Builder Punch (118074)

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  2. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  3. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  4. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  5. Jackie Diediker at Stampin' Jackie
  6. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  7. Amy Whelan at Amy's Inklings
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  9. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  10. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  11. Natalie Bradley at Soiree by Natalie Bradley
  12. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
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  15. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  16. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  17. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  18. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  19. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  20. Karen Hallam at Karen's Blog
  21. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  22. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  23. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  24. Kim Jolley at Stampin' Artfully
  25. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  26. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin'
  27. Benjaman Turner at He Stamps
  28. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery's Owlery
  29. Liz Gautreaux at Kind Deeds Stampin
  30. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  31. September Gray at septembergray.com
  32. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  33. Becky Volpp at inkblossomwithbecky.com
  34. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  35. Brian King at Stamp with Brian


  1. Lovely use of this DSP and great use of the Owl Builder Punch.

  2. (1) Happy birthday to your daughter (2) great card! Love the use of colors and patterns (3) Love, love, love the use of the scallop edgelit on the envelope and coordinating liner - brilliant!

  3. I love the way you combined patterns. This is a sweet card! And, happy birthday to your daughter!

  4. Beautiful blooms for a sweet daughter. TFS!

  5. Gorgeous card for your daughter! I have been hoarding my pack....but you have inspired me to launch in and CASE your card for a very special birthday card for a sweet and dear friend! Thank you!


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