Sunday, January 10, 2016

Hello... Birthday Boy

So, the sentiment on this card was inspired by the fact that my 13 year old son, Cade, has had a number of friends with birthdays lately, and I haven't felt that we've had any cards appropriate for them...

Well, as long as I can hold on to a few of these cards until next year at this time,
I'm going to be all set!

We'll just have to see how that goes......

In addition, my Dad's birthday is today...  My family gave him this card as a part of his birthday celebration earlier this weekend - even at 73, he's still the "birthday boy" :).

Ok, enough about me and my family, on to our card....

We start our card with a Whisper White card base, then added a layer of the new Sale-a-Bration Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper.  You can earn this paper for FREE with a qualifying $50 order now thru March 31 as a part of the awesome Sale-a-Bration benefits!!  

Basically, every time you spend $50 now thru March 31, you get to select a FREE Sale-a-Bration item out of this awesome Sale-a-Bration brochure.  Spend $100, and you can select 2 FREE items; spend $150, and you can select 3 FREE items, and so on....

Stampin Up Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper
Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper  (FREE with a $50 order)

Next, we added a layer of Lost Lagoon card stock and popped a Regals Candy Dot on the corner of this piece just to give our card some texture.

We also added a 1" strip of Blackberry Bliss card stock that we flagged the end using our Banner Triple Punch.  This punch also works on 1 1/2" and 2" strips of card stock (hence, the "triple" part of the punch's name!).

Regals Candy Dots 130932  $6.00

Banner Triple Punch  138292  $23.00

Finally, we stamped "hello - birthday boy" in Blackerry Bliss ink.  These stamps can be found in the new (FREE) Sale-a-bration Stamp Set, Hello.  This stamp set is only available for a limited time - just until February 15.  There are two other items that have limited availability as well - the "Sky is the Limit" Stamp Set and the Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper.

You can see all of those items on pages 16-19 here.

This sentiment was die-cut with our Oval Framelits and added to our card with Dimensionals.

Hello Stamp Set  wood-mount  141240  (FREE with a $50 order)
Hello Stamp Set  clear-mount  141243  (FREE with a $50 order)

Oval Framelits  129381  $27.00

Stampin' Dimensionals  104430  $4.00

Thanks so much to Mary Fish for her inspiration on this card.

If you'd like to make fun cards like this, too, consider attending the All- Occasion Class down at the Gathering Inkspiration Stamp Studio.  This class meets the second Wednesday of every month anytime from 4-9pm and the following Friday from 1-3pm.  We make 4 cards each month for a $15 fee, or the class is FREE with an order that night!

The next class meets on Wednesday, January 13 anytime from 4-9pm
and Friday, January 15 from 1-3pm.

Just email me at to sign up today

And...  I hope you have an Inkspired day!!


  1. Replies
    1. thanks so much, kim!! i love that "hello" stamp, too!!

  2. This would be very cool for a young boy!!!!

    1. that's what I was thinking, too, Erica! my son's friends will probably be seeing this card :)

  3. This would be very cool for a young boy!!!!