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Stampin’ Up! Happy Birthday To You and Birthday Dies

Todays card features the Happy Birthday To You and Birthday Dies from the Stampin’ Up! SAB catalogue. The Birthday Dies are sold out and I’m sorry if you don’t have them – they are wonderful! Last week I made a card using this same set and had these additional flowers on my table waiting to be used. Here’s why I had leftovers…. 😁 and the card I made from that second flower.

Happy Birthday To You cake partials colored with Stampin’ Blends
So Very Vellum, Happy Birthday To You plus Thoughtful Blooms









Those other three flowers were used to make this card.

Happy Birthday To You, Birthday Dies

Here’s how I did it…

  • I diecut a circle from Whisper White card stock using the Circles Dies. I stamped the sentiment in the middle from the Honey Bee stamp set using Memento Black ink.
  • I cut apart the single flowers from each of the colored sets and set aside.
  • Using liquid glue I adhered the double flowers just at the edge of the circle. The single flowers were placed on dimensionals and placed also at the edge of the circle.
  • The greens were adhered to the back of the circle with snail. The white leaves were from a recent Paper Pumpkin set (gold foil on the other side!) and adhered with glue dots on the back of the circle.
  • The circle was adhered with liquid glue to a piece of Whisper White 4″ x 5 1/4″. I had wanted to run this through the Subtle 3D embossing folder and forgot! 😒 So if you make this card I suggest you do this step.
  • This was adhered with liquid glue to the 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ thick Whisper White cardstock.
  • Tie a bow with the Dafffodil Delight Ruched 1/4″ ribbon and adhere with a glue dot.

The inside…

A Wish For Everything
  • So Saffron 4″ x 5 1/4″ layer adhered to the inside.
  • Whisper White is 3 3/4″ x 5″, stamped with Memento Black ink from the A Wish For Everything stamp set ~ a perfect sentiment for a friend or family member to remind them during this time of separation they are loved.

The envelope…

  • I was determined to get that 3D Subtle Embossing folder used for this project – So Saffron 2 1/4″ x 6″. Be sure to spritz your paper lightly before running it through the embossing folder. Adhere with liquid glue and trim to fit.
  • Stamp the bee from the Honey Bee stamp set. Color with Stampin’ Blends Daffodil Delight.

Your card is done! Yay – now send it to friend or family member letting them kn ow how much you care about them. During this pandemic it’s really important to let folks know you’re thinking of them…. Oh, you want to know how to color the flowers? HA!

  • First double flower (left of circle).. So Saffron Stampin’  Blends both light and dark, Light Old Olive for the leaves.
  • Next double flower to the right… Dark Mango Melody and Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends,  Light and Dark Soft Seafoam.
  • The top double flowers… Dark Mango Melody and Light So Saffron Blends for the flowers, Light Old Olive Blends for the leaves.

Now you have all the info. Hope this works for you and you have time to play with your imagination and be creative today.

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

Stampin’ Up! Watercolored Happy Birthday To You, Birthday Dies

Today’s card features the Stampin’ Up! Happy Birthday To You stamp set and matching Birthday Dies available during Sale-a-bration. This set is so versatile: birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, or using the flower, leaf and berry dies on their own to create a wreath – the ideas abound! Let’s see…

Happy Birthday To You #1

This card has such visual appeal in person… all the layers make it pop. And here’s how I did it…

  • On Shimmer Paper, stamp the cake image twice with Stazon Jet Black ink. The second image really only needs to be the flowers as that will be diecut.
  • With your aqua painter and Flirty Flamingo, color the flower petals on both stamped images. Why you ask? Because you do not want a blank image behind the flowers. 
  • With your aqua painter, color the leaves first with Mint Macaron, then darken areas with Garden Green.
  • Go ahead and color the cake stand at this point, with the rim being the darker portion. Do you remember our mothers or grandmothers green glass (also pink glass)? That’s what this cake stand reminds me.
  • Using your aqua painter color the berries with Poppy Parade. Here’s what it looks like before putting the images together.
Happy Birthday To You watercolor first, then the additional flowers.

Now it is time to diecut your various pieces.

  • Diecut the full cake first then your additional flowers.
  • While you’re at it, diecut the leaf image twice out of Garden Green.
  • Diecut the berries twice out of Shimmer paper.
  • Diecut the second largest circle from the Layering Circles framelits, out of vellum.

Layer your pieces. This is a matter of preference in placement. I used not only glue dots, but also snail and dimensionals. Some pieces went behind the vellum and some went on top of the vellum but behind the cake. Here’s how I put it together…

  • Vellum on dimensionals
  • Cake on dimensionals
  • Flowers on dimensionals
Happy Birthday To You #3
Happy Birthday To You #4










Paper layers:

  • Card base is Soft Sea Foam 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Mint Macaron 4 1/8″ x 5 1/4″
  • Garden Lane DSP 3 7/8″x 5″
  • Final layer is the vellum, cake and diecuts.

The inside is super simple and easy…

Happy Birthday To You, inside
  • Stamp the sentiment from Happy Birthday To You in Stazon Jet Black ink on a Whisper White 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • With glue dots add the remainder of the berry and leaf diecuts. I put a glue dot under the berry diecut, then under two of the Garden Green leaves, tucked the stem of the leaves under the berries and covered the glue dot under the berrries.
  • Adhere the Whisper White to the card base using liquid glue.

Remember your envelope…

  • Find a coordinating piece of Garden Lane DSP 2 1/4″ x 6″, adhere to the envelope flap with liquid glue and trim.
  • Stamp the envelope front in Garden Green ink.

YAY! Your card is complete and ready to send to a favorite person. This one is going to a S-I-L whose birthday is right around the corner.

Happy Birthday To You #1

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed today’s project and that you try your hand at watercoloring.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.


Coordination Product Release

These items are so great to have to use with the coordinating stamp sets. Check them out!

Here’s a picture of a card we are making in my Mar 9 and 10 classes. It uses the Budding Blooms dies that coordinate with the Happy Birthday To You stamp set.These items are available now.

Click on the link below for more information.



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