You’re Amazing Elephant Birthday Card

I’m kind of on a monochromatic kick this month. This is a card we’ll make at the September Stamp Camp and one thing I love about Stampin’ Up! is that it is super simple to color coordinate. Marina mist cardstock matches marina mist ink (watercolored on the elephant’s hat), marina mist DSP and marina mist brads…. actually now that I look at the card… I accidentally used Tempting turquoise brads… oh well.

Stamps: You’re Amazing

Paper: Marina Mist, Polka Dot Parade DSP, Whisper White

Ink: Basic Gray, Marina Mist (for watercoloring and sponging)

Accessories: Aquapainter, 1/16″ Circle Punch, Apothecary Framelits, 2-1/2″ Circle Punch, Delicate Doilies Sizzlits, Stampin’ sponge.



Cookie Monster card

My BFF’s kids call me “cookie” (easier to say than Krissie, I suppose) and they both have a birthday next week, so I made the youngest a cookie monster card 🙂  It was super quick, and I stamped a birthday greeting inside.

Stamps: (inside) Happiest Birthday

Paper: Pacific Point, Basic Black, Whisper White

Ink: (inside) Basic Black

Accessories: Scallop Circle Bigz die, Circle Coluzzle (retired), itty bitty shapes circle punch, 1-3/8″ circle punch, tombow mono multi adhesive

Crazy For Cupcakes Wiper Card

Here’s another fun fold card that I’ve been wanting to make for a long time, its called a wiper card. When you pull the cards sides the little wiper slides over and up to reveal something fun! Lots of these cards use birds and butterflies but I thought it would be cute to use a balloon 🙂 Here’s a tutorial!

Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes

Paper: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla

Ink: Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze (markers)

Accessories: Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon, eyelet border punch, sticky strip

Party Hearty Side Stair card

I’ve been wanting to make these fun stair step cards for some time.  I completely cased the example from this wonderful tutorial.  Such a fun card for a kid’s birthday!  The Party Hearty stamp set is 30% off this month too!

Stamps: Party Hearty, Crazy for Cupcakes

Ink: Pacific Point, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Real Red

Paper: Ice Cream Parlor DSP, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla

Accessories: Tag punches, Designer Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Old Olive taffeta ribbon, dimensionals.

Birthday Bliss Magical Marquee Card

Have you seen a card like this? Likely you have if you’ve been to Jan Tink’s blog (<– Tutorial)


Stamp Set: Birthday Bliss

Paper: Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Regal Rose, Whisper White

Ink: Basic Gray, Regal Rose, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight

Accessories: Razzleberry 1/8″ Taffeta ribbon, decorative label punch, 2-3/4″ circle punch, 1-3/8″ circle punch, 1-3/8″ square, scallop circle punch, small tag punch, sticky strip, dimensionals

Fox & Friends Never-ending Card

This is a “Never-ending” card. Its definitely a hit with kids, and apparently my husband was raving about how cool it was to others before I even decorated it! If you are a Stampin’ Up demonstrator you can find a video and template on our website, but if you aren’t here’s a link to how this card goes together:


Stamps: Crazy for cupcakes, Fox & Friends, Afterthoughts (hostess)

Paper: Crumb Cake, Sweet & Sour DSP, So Saffron, Very Vanilla

Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, Early Espresso, Wild Wasabi, Poppy Parade, Pink Pirouette

Accessories: mini punch pack, 3/4″ circle punch, dimensionals, decorative label punch, clearlits scallop rectangle die, ribbon border punch, aquapainter