Happy Birthday Feed

The Fighting Irish

Hi Stampers,

My nephew Christopher's birthday is today. He and his wife, Heather, have 3 of the prettiest little girls and are currently stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. I think he is the biggest Notre Dame fan there is so I had to find a way to get this on a card. Well, I found these beverage napkins on Amazon and I made a napkin card. I still had the Sizzix adhesive sheets, heat and stick powder and the Irisidecent Powder in my stash. Imagine that?!!! My card is a 5 x 5 so I could make more out of the napkin. I used our Gold Foil cardstock as a layer to give more stability to the card. I also had retired In Color Envelope Paper in my stash to make a Cucumber Crush envelope with the envelope punch board!!!




Napkin Card Instructions:

 1.  Cut your card's top layer. Cut the same size of a piece of Sizzix Multipurpose Adhesive sheets. Peel off one of the layers of the adhesive sheet and adhere the card layer to this.

2 . Take the napkin and GENTLY pull the 2 layers apart. Cut around the area of the napkin you intend to use on your card.

3. Peel the last adhesive cover off.

4. Place the napkin on this and smooth out all wrinkles.

5. Take VersaMark and press all over the napkin.

6. Sprinkle Heat and Stick Powder all over this, covering completely. Shake off excess.

7.  Emboss with heat gun.

8. Sprinkle Irridescent Ice all over this portion. Shake off excess.

9. Emboss with heat gun.

10. Apply this card layer on your card.

I hope you give this a try. I have found this is a great technique for creating favorite team sports cards for your sports enthusiast who has everything.

Thanks for stopping!!

DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #268-Party Pandas


Hi Stampers,

Back again with another DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge. The colors of this week's Color My World challenge are so summery and warm. It gives a little reprieve to 15 degrees and 6 inches of snow. Of course, it is winter. And Michigan. 

For this weeks challenge I had to use my SAB set Party Pandas stamp set. This little guy is so cute!!! and one of your choices you can get FREE with an order of $50 or more (before shipping and handling) It doesn't get much better than that now does it?


This set is perfect for birthday cards, Valentine's, a little hello card.......You get the picture.



If you would like to recreate this card, go to my website and place your $50 order (before shipping and handling) and choose the Party Pandas Stamp set for your Sale-A-Bration freebie.

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DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #267-Birthday Wit


Well, welcome back to me!!! I didn't post at all the whole month of January!!! Unfortunately, time does not stand still. I needed a rest to just breathe after the holidays. So lets fast forward to this week's DOStamper Stars challenge---sketch pad #267.

This sketch is great, it came together very fast for me as I needed a card for our eldest grandson's birthday. He is turning 18!!!! I'm just completely speechless. I thought our children grew up fast. Add the grandchildren and POUF!!!! Connor has turned into an amazing, loving, kindhearted young man and we couldn't be any prouder. He is on the wrestling team and loves it. So, yes, I did cheat because I used my Cricut. Does it count though I used the medal from the World's Best Trophy set and the sentiment from the Birthday Wit stamp set?


The Pacific Point ribbon trim is perfect for this card!!!





Happy 15th Birthday Logan!!!

Hi Stampers,

Recently we just celebrated our grandson Logan's 15th birthday. He is so sports oriented and HIGHLY competitive. It was only fitting to make him a basketball shoe card for his birthday. We are so proud of him---he is only a freshman and he and his best friend made the Varsity team!!!! WOOHOO!!! I think it helps that he not only loves the game but is also 6'4"!!! LOL He is #40!!!





I used the World's Best Trophy on the circle and Labeler Alphabet stamp set.


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Window Flip Card with Painted Harvest

Hi Stampers,

Yes, I reached for my Painted Harvest stamp set AGAIN!!! LOL This time I actually made a sunflower with it and used the Window Flip Card Technique. The sentiments I used are from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.


I used the new Everyday Label  punch and attached a scrap piece of cardstock to the piece I punched out back  into the punch to make it smaller.

This is the inside of the card:


This is the backside of the card:


The card standing upright:


Window Flip Card Instructions:

There are three main pieces of cardstock on this card:

  • 4-1/4" x 5-3/8" Crushed Curry cardstock
  • 3-1/2" x 5-3/8" Whisper White cardstock
  • 3" x 11" Garden Green cardstock, scored at 5-1/2"

Make sure you use a strong adhesive like Fast Fuse or Sticky Strip to adhere the flap behind the card. I used the green tombow glue on mine.

Punch a 2" circle from the front of the Garden Green cardstock. I ran my through the Big Shot with the petal burst embosssing folder.

Be sure to add the Painted Harvest Bundle to your shopping bag!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Triple Time Stamping with Painted Harvest

Hi Stampers,

I used the triple time stamping technique with the new Painted Harvest stamp set. This time I stamped with colors of pink. For this card I used Sweet Sugarplum and Rich Razzleberry on Very Vanilla cardstock. I used some retired ribbon in Rich Razzleberry. The sentiment is stamped with the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set. I used the stitched oval framelits to cut out the sentiment.





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DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #232-Happy Celebrations


Hi Stampers,

What a colorful combo we have this week for our DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge. I finally got to ink up a new set that was in the Occasions catalog and will be carried over to the new on June 1. I am always in need of birthday cards so that is what I went with.



You emboss first with the coordinating embossing folder and then stamp with the inks. They emboss quite deep. I noticed I did use a little too much pressure on my stamps and the ink got inside the grooves of the debossed area. Oh well. I'm still happy with it.

Don't forget you only have 6 more days to order from the Occasions catalog!!! Place your order now!!!

Don't forget to check out the rest of the STARS:

Oh So Succulent

Hi Stampers,

Well as much as I tried to convince myself I did not need the Oh So Succulent Bundle, somehow it ended up at my house **wink**. I'm sad that Stampin' Up! is retiring this set. I thought this set would be so popular. Succulents are so popular right now and EVERYWHERE!!! I always seem to jump on the bandwagon when I see that "I might not be able to order that" and go into an instant panic. Before you know it, it's at my house.

I am so glad I ordered this bundle. There are SO MANY beautiful cards on Pinterest made with this bundle. I will definitely be playing with this set a lot.

My card is based on the layout of a card I received from my upline, Dawn Olchefske. I just changed the sentiment and stamp set.




Here is an updated list on Retired Items:

Discontinued - 2016-2017 Annual Catalog 

  • 140406 Watercolor Wishes Card Kit
  • 135295 Design 1 12" x 12" Project Life Photo Pocket Pages
  • 135346 Project Life Corner Punch
  • 138324 Cucumber Crush Classic Stampin' Pad
  • 138328 Watermelon Wonder Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
  • 138329 Cucumber Crush Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
  • 138330 Tip Top Taupe Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
  • 138331 Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
  • 138332 Delightful Dijon Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
  • 138339 2015-2017 In Color 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock
  • 138340 2015-2017 In Color 12" x 12" Cardstock
  • 131186 Brights 12" x 12" Cardstock
  • 131189 Subtles 12" x 12" Cardstock
  • 141633 Affectionately Yours Cardstock Pack
  • 141663 Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
  • 141631 Festive Birthday Cardstock Pack
  • 141641 By The Shore Cardstock Pack
  • 141646 Moroccan Cardstock Pack
  • 141655 Blooms & Bliss Cardstock Pack
  • 141661 Fruit Stand Cardstock Pack
  • 138434 Brights Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 138435 Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 138436 Regals Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 137437 Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 141642 Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 141643 Serene Scenery Cardstock Pack
  • 141658 Playful Palette Cardstock Pack
  • 107297 Crumb Cake Medium Envelopes
  • 119246 Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • 119247 Pearl Basic Jewels
  • 114319 Whisper White 5/8" Organza Ribbon
  • 141650 Melon Mambo 1/8" Stitched Ribbon
  • 141691 Pool Party 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
  • 141664 Floral Boutique Designer Washi Tape
  • 141683 Blushing Bride Solid Baker's Twine
  • 141684 Night of Navy Solid Baker's Twine
  • 102566 Jet Black StazOn Refill
  • 109196 StazOn Cleaner
  • 100625 Heat & Stick Powder
  • 103684 Adhesive Remover
  • 121779 Clear Block Cleaning Cloth
  • 135847 Silver Mini Staples
  • 139083 Handheld Stapler
  • 132173 Banners Framelits Dies
  • 127821 Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
  • 133737 Lovely Lace Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
  • 133739 Large Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
  • 138287 Elegant Dogs Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Discontinued - 2017 Occasions Catalog

  • 144705 Sealed with Love Photopolymer Bundle
  • 144706 Scellée d'un baiser Photopolymer Bundle (French)
  • 142752 Love Notes Framelits Dies
  • 142779 Succulent Garden Cardstock Pack
  • 142773 Tasty Treats Designer Washi Tape
  • 144719 Special Reason Bundle - Wood Mount
  • 144720 Special Reason Bundle - Clear Mount
  • 144721 Raison special Bundle - Clear Mount (French)
  • 142750 Stylish Stems Framelits Dies
  • 142786 Urban Underground Embellishments
  • 142787 Urban Underground Designer Washi Tape
  • 142783 Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • 144734 Nailed It Wood-Mount Bundle
  • 144735 Nailed It Clear-Mount Bundle
  • 144736 Les bons outils Clear-Mount Bundle (French)
  • 143230 Build It Framelits Dies
  • 142788 Falling in Love Designer Series Paper
  • 142793 Lace Doilies 


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Let's CASE!!!

Hi Stampers,

Have you ever CASE'D? someone? CASE stands for copy and share everything/copy and steal everything.....I've heard many different variations.. It really makes cardmaking or scrapbooking easier. For instance, my upline, Dawn Olchefske, posted this adorable card on her blog-


I chose to use the hexagon "shape" and used a different sentiment to make this card "my own". Easy, peasy, right?



Just changing things up a little bit makes this YOUR creation with using THEIR card as your inspiration. What will you CASE today now that you know the definition? Happy Stamping!!!

Thanks for visiting my blog!!


Happy 17th Birthday Connor!!!

Hi Stampers,


Our oldest grandson, Connor, turned 17 a little over a week ago and we celebrated this past weekend. As with boys his age, what is one of the things they like best? If you said video games, you got it right. I googled a game controller and printed out an outline. I also traced inside for the liner. I even uploaded one for you!!!

Download Game-controller

For the controls I used the 1-1/4" circle and 1" circle punches. For the tiny ones, I used the balloon, star and 1/4" circle punches. I also used the classic  label punch when the card was folded to cut out the "center". I just placed the punch a smidgeon down. I hope this makes sense.




I know it isn't perfect but it is handmade and very heartfelt as this is his favorite thing to do. I hope you will give it a try.


Stamp Set:  Tin of Cards

Ink: Basic Black

Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Smoky Slate

Accessories: 1" circle punch, 1-1/4" circle punch, 1/4" circle punch, white gel pen, basic black pen, dimensionals, SNAIL, snips, classic label punch




Happy Stamping!!!