Category Archives: Big Day

Party Time Card

Birthday Card featuring the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set


Paper Craft Crew Challenge #253

Today’s party time birthday card color choices were inspired by the Paper Craft Crew Challenge blog.  I chose to use the Stampin’ UP versions of these colors: Tempting Turquoise, Island Indigo, and Mint Macaron.  To check out other cards on their blog for more inspiration, go to:

Paper Craft Crew Challenge #253


Fab Friday Challenge #117

The card sketch that I chose for the card comes from Fab Friday.  To see more card sketches and see the cards from this challenge, visit:

Fab Friday #117

Washi Wonder

It was fun creating a lot of texture with this card.  I used the Pinewood Planks embossing folder for the backdrop in whisper white.  After cutting my large circle with the Stitched Shapes Framelits, I ran it through the Big Shot with the Oh My Stars embossing folder for even more texture.

Washi Tape is often overlooked in the catalog.  It is actually a versatile element in the crafting arsenal.  I used the Basics Pack 3 Washi Tape to create the whimsical banner behind the “50” element.  I lined up the washi tape on a scrap of paper, trimmed it down and punched the ends in a banner with the Banner Triple punch.  I also used it inside the card to add a punch of color. So simple!


What do you think? What is your favorite use for washi tape?

Bonus Days

Woohoo! Time to get some more discounts for next month and finish off that wishlist.


Christmas in July

Ho, ho, ho! Stampin’ UP’s Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to sign up to be a demonstrator! Sign up to be my new recruit and you will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks, and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $52!

As a special perk for becoming a demonstrator now through July 31st, you also receive the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 value)!

This special value will automatically be added to your starter kit when you sign up to be a demonstrator.

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Supply List

Price: $110.00

Freshly Made Sketch 218

Happy New Year everyone! Sorry that I haven’t done a blog post for a long while.  The holidays are always such a busy time.

 Freshly Made Sketch 218 provides the inspiration for today’s idea.  It uses the the Fun Frames (#133727) around the Happy Birthday sentiment.  The Happy Birthday was from last years Big Day stamp set, but you can easily substitute another sentiment.  I also used the Neutrals Designer series paper stack (#138435) for the small flower border around the card and the lovely word paper.  They are both in the basic gray color.  The background is done in whisper white card stock.

 Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!