Stampin’ Up! Birthday Cheer for the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop

I was so honored when Kylie Bertucci asked me to be a guest for the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop this week!  Kylie’s got an awesome team of talented stampers and they’re CASEing my projects today.  So excited to see what they create!  I used the new Birthday Cheer stamp set from the upcoming 2019 Occasions Catalog and some of the beautiful Botanical Butterfly DSP from the upcoming 2019 Sale-a-bration Catalog to create my card.

I love clean and simple cards, so I chose to case one of my favorite CAS fall cards.  You can see the original blog post about it here.

I started by adhering a panel from the Wood Textures DSP Stack to a Soft Suede card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Then I punched the end of wide strip of Botanical Butterfly DSP (Sale-a-bration item available Jan 3) with the Banner Triple Punch and I trimmed off the excess (outside the punch area).  I adhered the banner to the card front with SNAIL.

I stamped the sentiment from the Birthday Cheer cling stamp set (available Jan 3) in VersaMark ink on a panel of Balmy Blue card stock, sprinkled it with Grapefruit Grove Stampin’ Emboss Powder from the In Color 2018-2020 In Color Stampin’ Emboss Powder and I heat embossed it.  I cut the sentiment out with a Stitched Shapes Framelits Die and then adhered it with Stampin’ Dimensionals to the card front.

I cut leaves and branches from Lemon Lime Twist and Grapefruit Grove card stocks with dies from the Foliage Frame Framelits Dies.  I tucked the die cuts under the sentiment and adhered them with Glue Dots.  I adhered two of the Butterfly Elements (Sale-a-bration item available Jan 3) with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and then added three of the Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets to finish the card front.

I stamped the sentiment from the Birthday Cheer stamp set in Balmy Blue ink and the butterflies from the Beauty Abounds cling stamp set (available Jan 3) in Grapefruit Grove and Lemon Lime Twist inks on a panel of Whisper White card stock to finish the inside of the card.

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently you are at my blog, Amy Koenders, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next right here (if you’re viewing this post by email, you’ll need to click over to my blog post here to see the full list of blog hop participants):


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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Soft Suede – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base
  • Lemon Lime Twist – four Foliage Frames Framelits die cuts
  • Grapefruit Grove – two Foliage Frames Framelits die cuts
  • Balmy Blue – Stitched Shapes Framelits die cut
  • Whisper White – 3″ x 4″ panel trimmed to fit, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card)
  • Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper – 2-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ panel

Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

Stampin’ Up! Sweetest Thing for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Welcome back to another Inkin’ Krew blog hop!  Our very talented team is doing a blog hop featuring Stampin’ Up! products.  This month we are all creating projects with a “Celebrate” theme and I’m featuring the Sweetest Thing stamp set bundle from the upcoming 2019 Occasions Catalog for my project.

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Stampin’ Up! Incredible Like You Sneak Peek

I pulled out that beautiful Botanical Butterfly DSP from the upcoming 2019 Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration Catalog and the Incredible Like You stamp set from the 2019 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog to create a clean and simple card to share with you today.

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Stampin’ Up! Perennial Birthday with Happy Birthday Thinlits Die Card

I used the Stampin’ Up! Happy Birthday Thinlits Die and the Perennial Birthday stamp set along with a little of the All My Love DSP from the upcoming 2019 Occasions Catalog to create my card to share with you today.

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Stampin’ Up! Amazing Life Sneak Peek for the Greek Isles Achievers Blog Hop

Welcome to the Greek Isles Incentive Trip Achievers Blog Hop for November 2018! Our theme is “anything goes”.  We have so many amazing ideas for using your Stampin’ Up! products and want to make sure you get to see them so that you can get some ideas on how to use your awesome products!

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.  At the moment you are visiting Amy Koenders in Atlanta, GA USA.

Here is the project that I am sharing with you today.  I used the Amazing Life stamp set from the upcoming 2019 Occasions Catalog to create a fun birthday card…I used the pieces from the “take & make” project kit that we got at OnStage to create my card!

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Stampin’ Up! Happiness Surrounds for Fab Friday

I’m at the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event in Orlando through the weekend.  Yay!!!  I’ve posted some pictures out on my Facebook page, so go take a peek and you’ll see some awesome new things from the 2019 Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs!!  And I’ll be posting a bunch of pictures for you tomorrow so keep an eye on my blog and Facebook page for lots more sneak peeks!  🙂

I used the Stampin’ Up! Happiness Surrounds stamp set and Snowfall Thinlits Dies to create a birthday card for the Fab Friday color challenge this week.

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Stampin’ Up! Picture Perfect Birthday Fall Birthday Card

I used the Stampin’ Up! Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set to create a fall birthday card to share with you today.  I’ve got tons of fall birthdays to celebrate, so I need lots of these on hand!

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