Category Archives: Birthday Blooms

Thank You (Birthday Blooms)

Hi, you’ll all have to humour me as I share yet another card using the Birthday Blooms stamp set. I hope this shows you that you can create any number of cards using your stamps. Even when using the same basic design formula they end up being different when you apply a different colour scheme, sentiment, and the like.

Here’s the card…

Thank You

I also wanted to share with you one way to decorate the inside of your cards. You don’t have to decorate but I find myself doing it more frequently these days. When I have created a card using dark cardstock, I always add a white cardstock panel so that I can easily write my message. I usually stamp an image which relates to the front of the card.

In today’s card, the centre looks like this:

I used this same design for the inside panel of a card I have shared in an earlier post.

There are so many ways you can decorate the inside of cards – and they definitely do not have to be fancy.  I try not to cover up too much of the white space as you never know how much you need to write.

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

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Supplies Used:

Listed below are the supplies used to create the above project. If the stamp set comes in different types (such as clear mount or wood mount) or as a bundle, I link to both.


OnStage Local

OnStage

Hi, yesterday I referred to making a lot of swaps for the upcoming OnStage Event by Stampin’ Up!  I thought I’d share a little bit about what OnStage is as well as the cards I’ve made to swap at this event.

OnStage Live is held every April and November. It is a global event and coincides with the launch of the Annual (April OnStage) and Occasions (November OnStage) catalogues.

There are three kinds of OnStage – OnStage Live, OnStage Local and OnStage Online.

OnStage Live

OnStage Live is two-and-a-half days of exciting Stampin’ Up! activities. Attendees will be the first to get their hands on the new catalogue, see, touch, and make projects with new products, hear company announcements from the corporate team before anyone else, and get a chance to network with other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. You’ll even be able to participate in a Product Purchase Premiere–which means that you can order from a selection of new products before anyone else!

  • cited from the Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Website
OnStage Local

At OnStage Local you’ll watch recorded content from the OnStage Live event, see and create projects with new products, be first to hear company announcements, receive valuable training tips, and participate in the Product Purchase Premiere. Stampin’ Up! staff will attend each OnStage Local event, including members of the corporate team and Demonstrator Training.

  • cited from the Stampin’ Up! from the Demonstrator Website

 

OnStage Online

If you aren’t able to attend the Live or Local events, you don’t miss out. Stampin’ Up! records the sessions and makes them available to Demonstrators on the Demonstrator website.

So, now you can see why we Demonstrators are so excited about this event.  It is also a great opportunity to meet new people – and share ideas!

Swap Cards

One of the ways to share ideas is by swapping cards (card fronts or 3D projects) we have created.  It isn’t a mandatory activity but it is one which generates a lot of fun.

I’ve made two types of cards for the swaps – 50 notecards and 12 card fronts.  They might look a little familiar to regular readers of my blog. I’ve just changed them up a little bit for this swap.

I'll Never Stop Believing In You

Here’s the batch of 50 cards waiting to be swapped!

OnStage Swaps

Since I was in a colouring mood I started to work on another swap card using my favourite floral stamp.

Here’s the card…

For You

And here are the 12 cards waiting to be swapped on the day…

For You

This will be the first OnStage Local event I’ve been able to attend since I became a Demonstrator and I am very excited to attend. My team leader, Melissa, is flying over from Perth to attend and it will be the first time we will meet in person despite having been friends for nearly 17 years! I’m really looking forward to being able to share some of this event with you so watch this space – and over at Facebook too.

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

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Supplies Used:

Listed below are the supplies used to create the above project. If the stamp set comes in different types (such as clear mount or wood mount) or as a bundle, I link to both.



Thank you! (Birthday Blooms)

Hi, today I return to share a variation of a favourite card design of mine. I have been making a lot of card swaps for the upcoming OnStage event (which I will tell you more about tomorrow) and once I had finished I just felt like colouring! The floral image in the Birthday Blooms stamp set is one of my favourite things to colour!

I used the fabulous new Stampin’ Blends to colour this design and outlined it with Sahara Sand Stampin’ Write Marker (this colour is not currently available in the Stampin’ Blends range).

If you caught my recent Facebook Live, you would have seen me share some of the added benefits of the Stampin’ Blends which includes colouring the clear Rhinestone Basic Jewels. This means you can perfectly match any rhinestone to your project. I didn’t mention it during the Facebook Live but you CAN also colour the Pearl Basic Jewels and they look so very pretty. For the card below, I used the Dark Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blends to colour the Pearl Basic Jewels.

Here’s the card…

Thank You

Isn’t it pretty! And so easy to do! If you love to colour, this stamp set might be one that you too will love.

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!

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Birthday Blooms

The Birthday Blooms stamp set is, as you can see from my recent posts, a definite favourite of mine. Today I have five cards to share as well as a process video. This time I have used the Stampin’ Write markers to colour the images. My motivation in sharing these cards is to show how you can achieve a different look just by changing up the colouring medium and the colour.

Here’s the card…
For You
For You
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658); Cardstock – Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Old Olive; Inkpad – Basic Black; Dies – Layering Circles Framelits; Stampin’ Write Markers – Powder Pink, Blushing Bride, Old Olive, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, and Sahara Sand; Glitter Enamel Dots and Wink of Stella.
Here’s the video…

I also have a few other cards to share where I have used different colours and design orientation.

For You

This card is almost the same as the above however I’ve tried to make the flowers a softer pink. I haven’t applied as much of the Blushing Bride marker to the image.

For You
For You
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658); Cardstock – Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Old Olive; Inkpad – Basic Black; Dies – Layering Circles Framelits; Stampin’ Write Markers – Powder Pink, Blushing Bride, Old Olive, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, and Sahara Sand; Glitter Enamel Dots and Wink of Stella.

Happy Birthday

For this card, we have moved away from pinks straight to blues. Marina Mist is one of my favourite colours in the Stampin’ Up! range and I’ve been using it a lot recently. I’ve also used the Lots of Labels Framelits dies to make my sentiment stand out. I used two different sizes of the labels dies, however, I ran the larger die through the die cut machine twice as I didn’t want it to be as big as it is normally. I then trimmed off any excess. I also used the Marina Mist ink pad to colour my cardstock as I had run out of the Marina Mist cardstock.

Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658), Happy Birthday Gorgeous (143662); Cardstock – Thick Whisper White, Whisper White; Inkpad – Basic Black, Marina Mist; Dies – Lots of Labels Framelits; Stampin’ Write Markers – Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Old Olive, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, and Sahara Sand; Rhinestones and Wink of Stella.

Happy Birthday

For this card, I decided to go for a really soft blue look. I used the Soft Sky Marker to colour the petals. I then added more of this colour to the areas where I needed it to be darker. In some places, I added two or three layers of colour. I also matted the stamped panel on Soft Sky cardstock.

Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658), Happy Birthday Gorgeous (143662); Cardstock – Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Soft Sky; Inkpad – Basic Black; Dies – Lots of Labels Framelits; Stampin’ Write Markers – Soft Sky, Old Olive, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, and Sahara Sand; Rhinestones and Wink of Stella.

Happy Birthday

For the final card, all I did was change the orientation, so don’t forget that is always an option when you are creating.

Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658), Happy Birthday Gorgeous (143662); Cardstock – Thick Whisper White, Whisper White; Inkpad – Basic Black, Marina Mist; Dies – Lots of Labels Framelits; Stampin’ Write Markers – Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Old Olive, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, and Sahara Sand; Rhinestones and Wink of Stella.

Thanks for stopping by and viewing my cards and video today. I hope it has been informative. Now it is time for me to give the Birthday Blooms set a bit of a break and give some love to some of my other stamps. Don’t be surprised if it does pop up again soon though as I really do love it!

(Don’t forget about the current Bonus Days promotion throughout July as well as the *fantastic* opportunity for new Demonstrators).

Happy Stamping!

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Supplies Used:

Listed below are the supplies used to create the above project. If the stamp set comes in different types (such as clear mount or wood mount), I link to them both. At the end, I have also linked to other ‘staple’ items you might need to finish the project (such as adhesive and a paper trimmer).

 

More Birthday Blooms Inspiration

One of my favourite things about stamping is the amazing range of different designs and looks you can achieve using your stamps and inks, not to mention cardstock and designer paper. It is my current intention to really try and maximise my use of each stamp set I own and this is why you will see so many “similar but different” cards from me. I don’t want to use a stamp set once and put it away for it never to see the light of day again. Another reason you will see so many “similar but different” card designs is that I am fascinated with how the same card design can look so different depending on such things as our colour choice, the colouring medium used, as well as embellishments used.

After my post regarding using one inkpad and the Birthday Blooms stamp set, I was thinking about all the different ink colours in the Stampin’ Up! range and how I could have used any of them to have coloured my card. Of course…I then had to try some more. A couple of hours later, I had another four cards in this set. How fun would it be to make a set of cards in this style to give as a gift? Anyway, I really could have created many more cards but stopped after the four you will see below.

Berry Burst

For You (Berry Burst)
For You (Berry Burst)
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658); Cardstock – Thick Whisper White; Inkpad – Berry Burst; Dies – Layering Circles Framelits; Glitter Enamel Dots and Wink of Stella.

 

Calypso Coral
For You (Calypso Coral)
For You (Calypso Coral)
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658); Cardstock – Thick Whisper White; Inkpad – Calypso Coral; Dies – Layering Circles Framelits; and Wink of Stella.

 

Crushed Curry
For You (Crushed Curry)
For You (Crushed Curry)
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658); Cardstock – Thick Whisper White; Inkpad – Crushed Curry; Dies – Layering Circles Framelits; Glitter Enamel Dots and Wink of Stella.

 

Wild Wasabi
For You (Wild Wasabi)
For You (Wild Wasabi)
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658); Cardstock – Thick Whisper White; Inkpad – Wild Wasabi; Dies – Layering Circles Framelits; Glitter Enamel Dots and Wink of Stella.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed seeing some more cards in this series.

(Don’t forget about the current Bonus Days promotion throughout July as well as the *fantastic* opportunity for new Demonstrators).

Happy Stamping!

Supplies

Listed below are the supplies used to create the above project. If the stamp set comes in different types (such as clear mount or wood mount), I link to them both. At the end, I have also linked to other ‘staple’ items you might need to finish the project (such as adhesive and a paper trimmer).


For You (Birthday Blooms)

Recently a very lovely newcomer to my blog messaged me about one of my favourite card designs where I had recreated the same basic card designs but had shown the very different looks you can achieve (part of my “Similar but Different” series). She asked where she might be able to see my creative process. At that stage, I didn’t have anything I could show. I was inspired to make some additional cards of the same design but to shake up the colours and colouring mediums used. Today, I am sharing a simple card where I have really only used a few supplies. I wanted to share how you don’t have to have a lot of supplies to create cards which “wow”. I’m also very excited to share a process video today. It was a lot of fun to produce and I hope to share more as time goes by.

Here’s the card…

For You
For You
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658); Cardstock – Thick Whisper White; Inkpad – Night of Navy; Dies – Layering Circles Framelits; and Wink of Stella.

 

Here’s the video…

 

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I do hope you’ve enjoyed the video and seeing an insight into my creative process.

(Don’t forget about the current Bonus Days promotion throughout July as well as the *fantastic* opportunity for new Demonstrators).

Happy Stamping!

Shop 24/7 at my online store at Stampers Workshop!

Supplies Used:

 
Listed below are the supplies used to create the above project. If the stamp set comes in different types (such as clear mount or wood mount), I link to them both. At the end, I have also linked to other ‘staple’ items you might need to finish the project (such as adhesive and a paper trimmer).


Similar but Different (Birthday Blooms)

Hi Everyone, I hope you are ready to see a LOT of cards today. They are all ‘similar but different’. I make a lot of cards this way because I am always thinking about what the design might look like if I changed the colour, or the colouring medium, or the sentiment, or even the card orientation (portrait or landscape). I don’t always share all of my different combinations but I have decided to do so today as I want to show that even with one basic design there are countless ways we can change it up. I know I am guilty of using a stamp set once and then moving onto the next thing, but I think if we really stop and just PLAY with our stamps we can create any number of amazing card designs. I know I love when I see people returning to stamp sets again and again to share new designs and techniques.

The cards I am sharing today are all quite similar, as I have said, but I think you can see how I have only begun to scratch the surface when it comes to how you can use the stamp set Birthday Blooms. I *love* the Birthday Blooms stamp set. Colouring the main floral image brings me great joy. I find it relaxing to stamp up a bunch of images and then just play with colours and colouring mediums. I hope you find some inspiration from the following thirteen cards! WOW!

Here’s the first card…Just for You
Just For You
Just For You
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658), Watercolor Wings (139424); Cardstock – White, Black; Ink – Black, Whisper White Craft Ink; White Embossing Powder; Rhinestones and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

 

Just for You
Just For You
Just For You
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658), Watercolor Wings (139424); Cardstock – White, Black; Ink – Black, Whisper White Craft Ink; White Embossing Powder; Rhinestones and Copic Markers.
Thank You
Thank You
Thank You
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658), Endless Thanks (138796); Cardstock – White; Ink – Black; Dies – Layering Circle Framelits; Rhinestones and Copic Markers.
For You
For You
For You
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658); Cardstock – White; Ink – Black; Dies – Layering Circle Framelits; Rhinestones and Copic Markers.
Happiest of Birthdays to You
Happiest of Birthdays to You
Happiest of Birthdays to You
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658); Cardstock – White, Black; Ink – Black; Rhinestones and Copic Markers.
Just For You
Just For You
Just For You
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658), Watercolor Wings (139424); Cardstock – White, Black; Ink – Black, Whisper White Craft Ink; White Embossing Powder; Glossy Accents and Copic Markers.
Happiest of Birthdays to You
Happiest of Birthdays to You
Happiest of Birthdays to You
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658); Cardstock – White, Black; Ink – Black, Pink; Punch: Banner Triple Punch; Rhinestones and Copic Markers.
Thank You
Thank You
Thank You
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658), Endless Thanks (138796); Cardstock – White; Ink Colours – Black, Smoky Slate; Silver Washi Tape (discontinued), Glossy Accents; White Gel Pen; Punch – Banner Triple Punch and Copic Markers.
Thank You
Thank You
Thank You
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658), Endless Thanks (138796); Cardstock – White; Ink Colours – Black, Smoky Slate; Silver Washi Tape (discontinued), Glossy Accents; White Gel Pen; Punch – Banner Triple Punch and Copic Markers.
For You
For You
For You
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658); Cardstock – White; Ink – Black; Heart Punch; Wink of Stella – Clear; Glossy Accents and Copic Markers.
Happiest of Birthdays to You
Happiest of Birthdays to You
Happiest of Birthdays to You
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658); Cardstock – White, Black; Ink – Black; White Gel Pen; Rhinestones and Copic Markers.
Love
Love
Love
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658); Dies Sunshine Wishes Thinlets Dies (141489); Cardstock – White, Black; Vellum; Ink Colours – Black; Black Enamel Dots and Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers.
Dear Friend
Dear Friend
Dear Friend
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658); Cardstock – White, Black; Ink – Black, Smoky Slate; Rhinestones and Copic Markers.

I hope you enjoyed this picture-packed post. If you would like any specific details about any of the cards or perhaps even see a video, please let me know.

I hope this inspires you to pick up some stamps and see the different designs you can come up with just varying a few details.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Stamping!

 

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