Stampin’ Up! Hand-Drawn Blooms Birthday

Good Saturday morning my stamping friends.  Hope your weekend is starting out good.  I have the day off, but have to go in tomorrow.  We had a great time yesterday at Crystal Cave.  My nephews loved it, especially the older one.  He loves collecting rocks and looking at that kind of stuff.  After the cave tour we went on a little hike, it was a little sticky out but it was still early enough that it hadn’t gotten too hot yet.  There were 8 of us that went and it was such a fun day.  I love spending time with my older nephew, niece and her boys along with my daughter and husband.

For today I used another new stamp from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.  One of my customers/friend let me borrow it since I wasn’t sure if I wanted to purchase it yet.  It comes in a bundle, but I only used the stamp for today.  I don’t know about you, but I have the sets that I know I have to have immediately and then the ones that I’m not positive about.  Here’s my card for today.

My design is from Global Design Project #250.  Here is their sketch.

I started by adhering a panel of Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper to a Night of Navy mat using Stampin’ Seal.  I adhered the matted panel to a Bermuda Bay card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a panel of Crumb Cake cardstock I stamped the large floral and the stem images from the Stampin’ Up! Hand-Drawn Blooms Cling Stamp Set in Versamark Ink.   I immediately sprinkled it with my White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and set it using my Heat Tool.  I colored only a couple of the flowers in using my Coastal Cabana Stampin’ Write Marker.  I adhered the artwork to a Night of Navy mat using Stampin’ Seal.

I adhered the matted artwork to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I tied a small bow using the 1/4″ Coastal Cabana Ribbon from the Playing With Patterns Ribbon Combo Pack and adhered it to the artwork using glue Dots.  On a strip of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Many Mates Cling Stamp Set in Night of Navy Ink.  I cut the strip into a banner using my Paper Snips and edged the strip using my Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker.  I adhered the sentiment to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and Glue Dots.  I added a few Coastal Cabana Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins to the artwork.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment and one of the small flower images from the Hand-Drawn Blooms stamp set in Night of Navy Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I colored the flowers in using my Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Night of Navy mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the inside of the Bermuda Bay card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the large floral image from the Hand-Drawn Blooms stamp set in Night of Navy Ink partially on both sides of the envelope front.  I colored only a couple of the flowers in using my Coastal Cabana Stampin’ Write Marker.  I adhered a panel of the Artistry Blooms DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Happy Stamping!!


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With Paper Pumpkin, you are provided with everything you need to explore your creativity and discover new ways to craft. As we navigate a “new normal” in today’s world, there’s plenty of opportunity to papercraft! And, more importantly, there’s no better time than now to create something that’ll show the essential people in your life just how awesome you think they are.

Lately, it’s become especially clear who the everyday heroes are—they’ve always surrounded us! Teachers, doctors, hairdressers, nurses, delivery workers, cashiers, and even our friends, kids, and family members go above and beyond to enrich our lives. These people are truly the world’s greatest at what they do!

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I’m cleaning my shelves and drawers out to make room for lots of new goodie.  I have my list right HERE and I’m trying to keep it up to date.   Check it out and let me know if there is anything you’d like to get.  If you are looking for something and don’t see it on the list, drop me a line and I will look through my stash to see if I missed it.  I have lots of older DSP too that I don’t have listed if there is any that you are looking for.


Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Bermuda Bay Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock 3 1/4″ X 4 1/2″ (artwork)
  • Night of Navy Cardstock 3 3/4′ X 5″ (dsp mat for card front), 3 3/8″ X 4 5/8″ (artwork mat), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2″ X 3/8″ (sentiment strip), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper 3 5/8″ X 4 7/8″ (card front), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)


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