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SU! Birthday Triple Cube Pop Up Fun Fold

Hellooooo 😁 It’s F-A-L-L, officially… and today’s card is sort of fall and definitely a birthday card. It was, I confess, my first attempt at making this fun fold, and I’m generally pretty pleased with it. We learn from mistakes, hopefully, and I should make another real soon as to remember what I would do differently… Here ’tis…

Triple Box Fun Fold

The gorgeous Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP is the highlight of this card – and the background to it is the Brushed Metallic card stock in copper and the card base is Cinnamon Cider. I used the Ornate Frames Dies to frame the sentiment and Fancy Phrases stamp set for the sentiment. I added the Gilded Gems on the sentiment label.

Ornate Frames Dies, Gilded Gems

The Butterfly Gala Bundle (stamp set/ butterfly punch) were used for the butterflies (3 of them) and several Blends for coloring: Lt Purple Posy, Lt Bermuda Bay and Lt Mango Melody. To add as bit of glam on the butterflies, I added Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels. I also used gold metallic trim for the butterfly antennae – this is from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack.

For the “inside” decorations I used the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty DSP and the Boho Indigo Dies for the vases.

Triple Fun Fold, inside

On another of the ‘inside panels” I created a banner/ tag using the Fancy Phrases Bundle (stamp set and Fancy Tag Topper Punch).

Fun Fold, inside
Fancy Tag Topper Punch

The tag was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink, then the flowers colored with Calypso Coral and Just Jade Blends. Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels were centered on the two flowers. Basketweave & Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack – copper metallic for the trim + Forever Greenery Ribbon Combo Pack using the Vanilla. I did trim the width to allow it to slip inside the prepared sleeve.

Here are photos in general preparation of this FUN FOLD… card cuts will be. listed at the end of this post.

Triple Box Fun Fold
Triple Box Fun Fold











tabs for holding the sentiment

This is great picture of the tabs to hold the sentiment… each is about 1/2″ width x 2″ in length then folded in half. Adhere tear n tape to each side. Adhere the folded side to the fold of the lower ‘boxes’, centering. Remove tear n tape and carefully apply sentiment tag.

sentiment added to tabs








Triple Box Fun Fold

What a fun project… I suggest/ highly recommend doing a You Tube search before beginning this project. That will be very helpful – and there are several out there. Find what works best for you.

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The above card was made for our daughters birthday and given to her yesterday. She’s a sweetheart – and of course we are not prejudiced at all. 😏

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Card Cuts for today’s project:

  • Cinnamon Cider : 5 1/2 x 11 1/2 (main cube) scored at 2 3/4, 5 1/2, 8 1/4 and 11; (side cubes) 2 3/4 x 11 1/2 scored at 2 3/4, 5 1/2, 8 1/4 and 11 – cut  & prepare 2
  • Card stock mats (I used Brushed Metallic) 2 1/2 square (6)
  • DSP: 2 1/4 square (6) I used Gilded Autumn SDSP
  • DSP for inside coverings: 2 1/2 square (6) I used Gilded Autumn SDSP
  • Card stock for tabs, 1/2 x 2 (2)
  • Card stock for sentiment banner – depends on what banner/ sentiment chosen
  • addition… sleeve for tag – 2 5/8 x 5 1/4; tag – 2 x 5












SU! Beautiful Autumn Bundle

It’s Friday already – where did this week go? How was it – did you have a good week? We had lots of meetings this week, mostly virtual – and that’s OK. Being able to accomplish the goals is what matters. Ok – idle chatter… let’s get on with it shall we?

Today’s card is another fall one – a masculine birthday card. And it’s the DSP that really takes center stage, although… the Autumn Punch pack from the Beautiful Autumn bundle shows itself pretty well too. This is a CASE of a card I saw by another demo: Dawn Olchefske. Thanks for the inspiration!

Beautiful Autumn Bundle

Let’s take a peek at how we made this card.

  • cut a rectangle with Stitched Rectangle Dies from  a 2 x 4 piece of Pumpkin Pie cs. SAVE the outside trim!
  • Using the wonderful Autumn Punch Pack, punch the leaves and acorn. And quick tip… align the right side of the punch with the paper and punch, then move to the left side and align the left sign and punch, then punch the center. And if it helps even more, lightly draw a center line that can be erased after punching.
  • Slip a DSP scrap behind it and adhere with liquid glue. There are so many possibilities in this Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP pack, but I definitely wanted masculine and this check fit that perfectly.
  • Mat on a layer of Early Espresso cs with dimensionals. But wait – some texture… I played around with several things, paper, various ribbons, even other DSP, but settled on this from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack. Layer and adhere with Stampin Seal then place on the Early Espresso cs.
  • Adhere another panel of Gilded Autumn DSP to the Early Espresso card base with liquid glue. (What I would do differently here… adhere DSP to Very Vanilla OR Pumpkin Pie layer, then to the card stock base.)
  • Stamp the birthday sentiment from the Best Year stamp set with Pumpkin Pie ink on Very Vanilla cs. Die cut using the Ornate Frames Dies.
  • Adhere both the sentiment panel and the Autumn Punch panel to the card using liquid glue.
  • For a bit of ‘glam’ and added texture – add the Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins to the sentiment panel.

For the inside… and I really like how this turned out!

Beautiful Autumn Bundle – inside
  • Adhere the saved ‘trim’ from the Stitched Rectangle onto a panel of Very Vanilla cs, using liquid glue.
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Banner Year stamp set in Early Espresso ink.
  • Adhere the punched out leaves/ acorn (from the card front) with liquid glue.
  • Adhere the Very Vanilla panel to the card base – and voila – the card is complete.

For the envelope..

Beautiful Autumn
Beautiful Autumn Bundle
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Card cuts:
  • Early Espresso 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2, 1 7/8 x 4
  • Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP 4 1/8 x 5 3/8, 2 1/4 x is 6, scrap
  • Pumpkin Pie 2 x 4
  • Very Vanilla 4 x 5 1/4, scrap 2 1/2 x 1 1/2

SU! Boho Indigo & Notecards

Hi everyone… how are you this holiday weekend? Cannot believe it is Labor Day already… THANK YOU VETERANS & FAMILIES FOR YOUR DEDICATION TO THIS AMAZING COUNTRY. YOU ARE VALUABLE AND INCREDIBLY BRAVE. From my heart to yours – thank you for your service.

My card today uses the Boho Indigo stamp set and coordinating dies and is added to a Notecard. Love this size…

Boho Indigo on a Notecard

I started by stamping the largest vase stamp from the Boho Indigo stamp set on a Whisper White cs with Memento Black ink and die cutting it with the  coordinating dies. I then stamped the leaf grouping using sponge daubers and Garden Green ink and Pear Pizzazz ink. In nature not all leaves are exactly uniform in color, so why should these be – right? Since there is not a die for this stamp, I fussy cut it. I used the Postage Stamp Punch and Whisper White to create a background for the vase, adhering the vase with dimensionals. I used a Petal Pink from the Peony Garden DSP and adhered the Vase/ Postage stamp Punched piece with liquid glue. I put dimensionals on the back of the leaf bunch and added it, making it look as though the leaves were in the vase. This Peony Garden panel was adhered to Basic Black cs with liquid glue. I added a length of folded in half piece of Old Olive 1/4″ Ribbon to the back with Stampin Seal and this entire panel was adhered to the notecard with dimensionals. I added some Rhinestone Basic Jewels and the card front was done.

Boho Indigo on a Notecard

On the inside I stamped this cute leaf stamp along three sides with Garden Green ink then stamped the birthday greeting from Boho Indigo stamp set in Pear Pizzazz.

Boho Indigo card inside

For the envelope I added the same Petal pink from the Peony Garden DSP to the envelope flap and the sweet leaf stamp to the front and the card was complete. Fun! and different…

Boho Indigo on a Notecard

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SU! Hooray to You

Hi Everyone! How was your Saturday? Ours was FABULOUS… our family got together!!! No, we didn’t touch (not even hug our Grands 😞)…. we were outside… and we had lots of laughs and giggles… it was great fun.  Sigh – I am truly blessed… thank you God, for my family.

OK – today’s card… I was kind of on a roll making birthday cards and pulled out the Hooray To You stamp set. I have to say, this was inspired by an incredible Demonstrator, Mary Deatherage. I don’t remember her card very well, but I do remember she popped up a portion of the balloon. That’s all I remember about it though. So, here’s my ‘take’ for this card.

Hooray To You


Very girlie, girlie, isn’t it? There’s a bit too much white space for my liking, but the Magenta Madness is bright and cheerful and happy looking. And… I love all the little bitty pearls :O)

Hooray To You

I like using my Stamparatus for keeping things straight – and this is a big stamp, so that’s what I used – with Magenta Madness ink on Whisper White cs.  And I stamped two of them, then cut down one of them, went over several of the little flowers with Wink of Stella for some glitz, then added Pearls Basic Jewels. The strip got dimesnionals and was placed over the larger balloon, matching the edges and flowers. I added Wink of Stella to several of the flowers beyond the strip then another Pearl Basic Jewel in the center of the bow. This panel was adhered to  Magenta Madness cs with liquid glue. I stamped the ‘TO YOU’ sentiment from the Hooray To You stamp set and punched it out with the Classic Label Punch, put dimesnionals on the back and added it just under the larger strip. Then I trimmed the banner at the one end. Almost done… The Magenta Madness got dimensionals and attached to Thick Whisper White card base.

So simple and very girlie… what do you think? I’ll be honest, I haven’t completed the inside yet. I did adhere another panel of Magenta Madness cs to the inside, but I’m not sure what I want to do for the inside yet. For now, that’s it…

Hooray To You

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Card Cuts for this project…

  • Whisper White 3 3/4 x 5, 3 3/4 x 1 3/4 + 3 3/4 x 5 for the inside
  • Magenta Madness 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 + 4 x 5 1/4 for the inside
  • Thick Whisper White 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2

SU! The Right Triangle

Hello everyone – how are you doing? It’s back to heat and humidity today – and here for two whole days I was enjoying very low humidity and wonderfully lightly cool temps. Oh well, such is nature. I’ve been playing with triangles again… this time just The Right Triangles stamp set. Each right triangle has a different pattern in it, so I took several and also played with bright colors. Here it is…

The Right Triangle

The person I made this for loves color and pattern and since this stamp set was out, well, I played. The green is a bit ‘heavy’, maybe in the wrong place, but otherwise I kinda like it. It certainly isn’t my normal card!

Here are the ink colors I used… Highland Heather, Flirty Flamingo, Coastal Cabana, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, and Melon Mambo.. The scripty sentiment is from the Posted For You stamp set and the block ‘TO YOU” is from Hooray To You stamp set. They were stamped on a Whisper White panel – and I used my Stamparatus to make sure everything stayed straight. The Whisper White panel was adhered to Artistry Blooms DSP with liquid glue. Then I took ribbons from The Playing with Patterns Ribbon Combo pack and adhered them to the top of the card with Stampin Seal. I created a bow and adhered that with a glue dot.. This then was adhered to a Highland Heather card base with Stampin Seal.

For the inside I took another panel of the Artistry Blooms DSP and adhered it to the card base with liquid glue. I took another panel of Whisper White and stamped the ‘confetti’ in Highland Heather ink and the sentiment in Melon Mambo. Both are from the Hooray to You stamp set. This was adhered to the inside with liquid glue and the card was complete. As I said, not my usual kind of card but it will be perfect for the person it is intended.

inside of card

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The Right Triangle

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Card cuts for todays card:

  • Highland Heather card base 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2
  • Artistry Blooms DSP 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 (2)
  • Whisper White cs 3 7/8 x 4 1/2 (front), 3 3/4 x 5 (inside)

SU! So Much Happy/ Warm Hugs

Hi Everyone – gosh it is a gorgeous day today… cooler than it has been with a light breeze… this is easy to take. Remember my S-I-L who shattered his elbow? (He’s progressing very well BTW) His birthday was yesterday and I created a fun little gift bag for him using the Warm Hugs bundle, So Much Happy bundle and the Celebration Labels Dies. Let’s take a look at the final product…

Warm Hugs/ So Much Happy gift

He’s a bit of a coffee person and this set just jumped out at me as a perfect little gift for him. He also loves peanut M & Ms – so…. the Heartwarming Hugs Suite is just right. It can be found on pg 8-10 in the Aug- Dec 2020 Mini catalog.

I began by putting the Mini Coffee Carrier together – just unfold and crease… no glue, nothing. But then I decided to fancy it up a bit. I covered the base with some of the Heartwarming Hugs DSP. Then I took a strip of In Good Taste DSP and adhered that over it with liquid glue. I also added a length of Early Espresso 1/4″ Faux Suede Ribbon with Tear ‘n Tape, then included a bow with a glue dot. I did the same on the back side without including the bow.

Next I took the Warm Wraps Dies and die cut the various pieces to create a trim around the Mini Coffee Cup. I used the same In Good Taste DSP for the large pieces, then the scallops were die cut from Soft Suede cs. I put these together with liquid glue then slid it onto the cup. Once I had the wrap where I wanted it I slid it down just a bit and drizzled in a bit of liquid glue and slid the wrap back into place again. This keeps it from falling off :O)

Then I did the tag for the cup… circle is die cut from Soft Suede cs, the hexagon in Whisper White. Before die cutting the hexagon, I stamped the the sentiment in Crumb Cake, then the hexagon stamp in Soft Suede. TIP: I had stamped these in reverse order and didn’t get the sentiment centered correctly in the hexagon, disappointment! There a redo…The hexagon is more open and therefore you can see better to center it over the circle sentiment. easy peasy… Die cut the stamped hexagon and affix it to the Soft Suede circle with dimensionals. This then was adhered to the cup also with dimensionals. And bingo the cup was ready. I filled a Gusseted Cellophane Bag with the peanut M & Ms and tied it with Real Red 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim and put it in the other part of the coffee carrier. Cute, right? I then created another tag, this time the circle was die cut in Mossy Meadow cs. Before die cutting the hexagon, I stamped the sentiment in Real Red ink and the hexagon stamp in Mossy Meadow ink. It was then attached to the coffee carrier with dimesnionals.

I put all of this (plus the coffee beans) in a Stampin’ Up! cello bag that I had in my stash as a demonstrator. And of course it needed a large something to hold it together…. out came the Celebration Labels Dies  – so perfect! I first cut one in the same In Good Taste DSP then another in Soft Suede cs. I then took the Happy Dies and die cut the word HAPPY from the In Good Taste label. Next I stamped the word birthday from the So Much Happy stamp set in Soft Suede ink.This panel was adhered onto the Soft Suede label and it clearly shows through just as I wanted – yay! Then I stapled it all together over the cello bag. Voila! And by the way – he loved it!!!

Warm Hugs, So Much Happy gift

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Cuts for todays project:

  • Heartwarming Hugs DSP 3 x 5 7/8 (2)
  • In Good Taste DSP 1 x 5 7/8 (2) (carrier); 2 1/2 x almost 12 for the cups wraps
  • Soft Suede – scraps (circle & trim on the coffee wrap)
  • Whisper White – scraps
  • Mossy Meadow – scraps for one circle


SU! Warm Hugs Bundle

It’s Monday – and a glorious day! I’m thankful for so much… and one of those I have the opportunity to play with some amazing SU! products. What I did prior to SU! was just muddle around in mediocre stuff. Once I found SU!, there was no turning back. All products are made well; products coordinate. I can’t say enough. So if you are ‘on the fence’, jump in. I’ll help you navigate and create – we could make a great team. Contact me at and let’s talk about how to make this happen.

For today’s card I pulled out a stamp set I haven’t used before – yep – from the amazing Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog. It’s called the Warm Hugs Bundle and is actually part of a suite of products that can be found on pages 8-11. I used many of the products from the suite but incorporated some other items as well.

Warm Hugs Bundle #1

I started with a Crumb Cake card base. Then took a panel of Mossy Meadow cs and ran it through the Wrapped in Texture embossing folder twice. This embossing folder is narrow, and probably is not meant to emboss a card front, but I did and think it turned out really well. I took a strip of Heartwarming Hugs DSP cut a banner at the bottom and adhered it with liquid glue to the card front. I took another very narrow strip of this same DSP, cut a side angle at the bottom and slipped it under the right of the banner. Next I took the Mossy Meadow Diagonal Stripe ribbon and wrapped it back and forth on the card front, adhering in various places with Stampin Seal. The sentiment was extra fun and easy to create using the Warm Wraps Dies and the Warm Hugs stamp set. Don’t you love this hexagonal look?

Stamp the sentiment in Real Red ink on a Whisper White scrap. The sentiment comes from the Wrapped in Christmas stamp set which is part of the Heartwarming Hugs Suite of products. Stamp the hexagonal decoration around it in Mossy Meadow ink and die cut with the Warm Wraps Dies. Put dimensionals on it and adhere to a circle cut from Pear Pizzazz cs. That circle also is in this die set. The Pear Pizzazz also got dimensionals and was adhered over the Diagonal Stripe Ribbon.  Since the card front is complete, let’s move to the inside.

Warm Hugs #2

So, so simple but I love how the inside coordinates with the outside… another strip of DSP adhered to Whisper White panel. This was adhered to Mossy Meadow and attached to the Crumb Cake card base. And voila, your card is complete!

Warm Hugs Bundle #3

For the envelope I stamped a fun little cup in Mossy Meadow, then the steam rising from the cup in Crumb cake. The envelope flap got the same Heartwarming Hugs DSP as the card front. Fait accompli! While this card is done in Holiday-type colors, it could so easily be used as a card of encouragement or a birthday card, and it’s a bit masculine too.

Warm Hugs Bundle #4

Here’s a link to the cattie to help you find everything.


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Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card filled with love.

Card cuts for today’s card:

  • Crumb cake card base 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2
  • Mossy Meadow 4 x 5 1/4 (2)
  • Heartwarming Hugs DSP – 2 1/2 x 5, 3/8 x about 5 (front), 3/8 x 5 (inside) and 2 1/4 x 6 (envelope flap)
  • Whisper White 3 3/4 x 5 (inside) + scrap for front sentiment
  • Pear Pizzazz for front circle

SU! Mini Gatefold

Hello there… Weather advisory for the East coast is to stay INSIDE today – it will feel like 104! Yeck!  Be safe…I have been doing doing several different fun folds lately and well, I just couldn’t stop… todays is a mini version, a little 3″ card for a grandson turning 20… Cannot believe he is 20! 6’4″ and handsome – oh my…I’m just a little bit prejudiced. 😍 Anyway, the card… This young man has come to expect something fun in the way of a card, not something you can buy at the store – yay.. getting them trained. :o) So here it is…

Mini Gate Fold
Mini Gate Fold #2
Mini Gate Fold

This is so cute – perhaps because it is small. And I just love the way the folds are… here it is from a another angle.

Mini Gate Fold

Now you can really see all the folds. Here are the products used in this cute mini card:

  • Whale of a Tail DSP
  • Whisper White card base + belly band
  • Details Bands Dies – oval in Whisper White cs
  • Celebration Labels and Dies for the larger portion of the banner, Pacific Point cs
  • So Much Happy stamp set – balloons, fussy cut
  • A Grand Kid stamp set – front banner sentiment
  • Little Treats stamp set – inside sentiment
  • Pear Pizzazz and Pacific Point inks

Let’s see if I can tell you how to do this…

  • card stock base (Whisper White) is 3 x 6 scored at 1 1/2 and 4 1/2 on long side. Burnish well.
  • DSP panel (Whale of a Time) is 3 x 6. Mark center on the long side, at the top & bottom lightly with pencil. Fold from the top left to center bottom making a triangle – burnish and open. Fold from the left bottom to the center top making another triangle – burnish and open. Fold left portion to center, as in step one – burnish and open.
  • Do the same on the right side: right top to center bottom making a triangle, burnish and open. Right bottom to center top making a triangle, burnish and open. Right to center, burnish and open. It will look like picture #4 above even though it isn’t attached to anything yet. 😊
  • Cut a panel in Whisper White for inside sentiment, 2″ square. Stamp the sentiment from Little Treats stamp set in Pacific Point ink. Then stamp the party favors in Pear Pizzazz ink. Remember to stamp ON THE DIAGONAL. Adhere to the DSP.
Mini Gate Fold
  • Now adhere adhere the DSP to the Whisper White card base: triangle on the left first making certain it is al the way to the edge. With the papers flat, adhere the center diagonal square then the right triangle.
  • Belly band: 1″ x about 7″ to go around in Whisper White, DSP is 3/4″ x about 7. Adhere the papers together and wrap around card. Secure in front with Tear n Tape. It should slide easily on and off the card.
  • Cut banner in Pacific Point using the smallest Celebration Labels & Dies. Put dimensionals on back and attach to belly band where it overlaps.
  • Stamp the banner sentiment from A Grand Kid in Pacific Point – off to the right side to allow room for the balloons. Cut with the oval from Detailed bands dies. Adhere with liquid glue to the Pacific Point banner.
  • Stamp balloons from the So Much Happy stamp set: one in Pacific point and one in Pear pizzazz. Fussy cut both. Adhere the larger with liquid glue and the smaller with a dimensional. Slide over the card and bingo this cute little mini is ready for giving.

I love this. Mini cards are just a different kind of treat and this one is extra special cuz it’s a Gate Fold.

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SU! So Much Happy

Hello Everyone! Today’s card is made with the brand new So Much Happy Stamp Set and matching dies… Happy Dies. You are going to love this set… it has so much to offer and I had the best time making today’s card.

And thank you for stopping by… Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop is full of fabulous cards and inspiration. Here’s mine…

So Much Happy stamp set
Happy Dies
Playing with Patterns DSP

Oh so much to share about this card… first of all, masculine or feminine, child or adult – it fits!  Next – the dies (Happy Dies) and paper (Playing With Patterns 6×6 DSP) make this card so easy. And the stamp set ( So Much Happy) allows you to make this not just a birthday card but also a graduation or a celebration of a wonderful person.

Here’s a list of supplies…

  • So Much Happy stamp set (card front and envelope front)
  • Happy Dies (card front)
  • Playing with Patterns 6×6 DSP (card front)
  • Whisper White cs (background for card front and inside panel)
  • 2020-2022 In Color 6×6 ( banner on card front and envelope flap)
  • Best Year stamp set (for the inside sentiment)
  • Bumblebee cs and ink (card base and balloons on envelope)
  • Calypso Coral cs (balloon tail and inside panel)
  • Stazon black ink (sentiments)
  • Journaling pen (balloon tails on envelope)

And here’s the how to…

I started by choosing to play with the Playing With Patterns 6×6 DSP – so many fun papers in this stack! Because it already had this wonderful angle design, I followed that angle and used the die cut from the Happy Dies.  OK, what else? I played around with some other options for the balloon and star but returned to the scraps of the Playing With Patterns 6×6 DSP and came up with a match for the balloon tail as well (Calypso Coral) die cut both the balloon and star  and the tail at the same time. :o) Next I stamped the birthday sentiment. Then I wanted just one more accent… the Happy Dies have two dies that do not cut but EMBOSS your paper with a design. I used the one that looks like a broken underscore line and embossed it between the HAPPY and the birthday. Can you see it in the photo? If you put your curser on the photo and enlarge it, it’s visible and really adds a fun touch to the card. I adhered the balloon tail where I wanted it then adhered this DSP panel to Whisper White, put dimensionals on the balloon and star and attached. I wasn’t quite ready to stop – – I die cut the banner twice using the Happy Dies and the 2020-2022 In Color 6×6 DSP (Bumblebee). I die cut it twice to add dimension to the banner. This was adhered with small dots of liquid glue. This completed panel was adhered to the Bumblebee cs with dimesnionals. Card front complete!

The inside…

Best Year stamp set

Don’t you love the different fonts in this sentiment?  And the sentiment is pretty darn neat too :o) This was stamped in Stazon black ink onto a Whisper White panel for a very crisp look – using the Best Year stamp set. This in turn, was adhered to Calypso Coral with liquid glue then attached to the card inside, again with liquid glue. Your card is done!

Now for the envelope… let’s take a peek at that envelope again…

So Much Happy stamp set
2020-2022 In Color 6×6 DSP

I stamped the balloons with Bumblebee ink (new In Color!) and added the tails with my black Journaling pen. The envelope flap got covered with the 2020-2022 In Color 6×6 Bumblebee paper and the card set was done!

Now let me show you one of the other dies in this Happy Dies package that allows you to emboss a pattern on the card. You may need to enlarge the photon to see it though. I stamped the sentiment, added the embossing to the left and at near the bottom of the panel and adhered it to a Calypso Coral panel before realizing it was going in the wrong direction for my card! It’s been saved, have no worries there, but look for the embossing in the photo below.

Happy Dies
Best Year stamp set

Such a fun cheerful card. I hope you enjoyed… Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card ❤️

Now on to the next person on the hop or go to the person before me… enjoy! And if you get lost along the way, here’s a list of those participating today.

  1. Karen Ksenzakovic:
  2. Leslie Larkin:
  3. Akiko Sudano:
  4. Karen Finkle:
  5. Jaimie Babarczy:
  6. Mary Deatherage:
  7. Terry Lynn Bright:
  8. Donna Leonard:
  9. Amy Koenders:



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