Birthday Card Class #3 With Favored Flowers Designer Series Paper

This is birthday card class #3 in my series for the new year! We all need birthday cards, and it's always nice to have a stash on hand! Tonight I featured cards and a gift bag made with the free Salabration Paper - Favored Flowers.  I also used the coordinating Fragrant Flowers Bundle from the Mini Catalog. Together you can make some gorgeous floral cards and projects!

**How to get the kits and tutorial for two of each of these cards (4 cards total) and a 6 x 6 sampling of the Favored Flowers DSP for FREE: (I'm sorry I can only ship to USA addresses).

    Simply place an order of $35.00 or more before tax and shipping in my online store this week (by midnight Jan. 30, 2023) and use host code     YQVRR7NA at checkout or simply click on this link with the embedded host code to shop: Shop Here

    If your order is $50.00 or more you will get the kits and 6 x 6 sampling of Favored Flowers DSP AND a pack of the Milky Dots Gems AND 1 Salabration item!

    If your order is $100.00 or more you will get the kits and 6 x 6 sampling of Favored Flowers DSP AND a pack of the Milky Dots Gems And 2 level 1 Salabration items or 1 level 2 item!

     If your order is $150.00 or more do not use the host code so you get the Host rewards and you will get all of the above, except you will get 3 level 1 Salabration items or 1 level 2 Salabration item plus 1 level 1 Salabration item!

This first card showcases two different patterns of the DSP and the large floral die cut. (Yes, a couple of the sheets have floral images that can be cut out with coordinating dies). 

Fragrant flowers purple card edited

And here is a Birthday version of that card. The sentiment is from the Celebrate With Tags set:

Fragrant Flowers triangle birthday card

I love the Fresh Freesia with the Black Background and touches of Evening Evergreen.

The second card is a Slide and Lock Card:

Fragrant Flowers Slide and lock card edited

And here is the birthday card version:

Fragrant Flowers Slider and lock birthday card


The Slide and Lock Mechanism is hidden between two layers of one of the Scalloped Contours Dies which enables it to be slid up and down or off the card.

To create the mechanism:

Die cut two tags with the middle Scalloped Contours Die:

Slider with die and die cuts

From Basic White Cardstock cut out two pieces 3 5/8" x 2 1/4". Score each one on the short side at 1 1/8" down the middle and fold in half:

Slider inside pieces folded


Adhere one of them to one side of one of the die cuts with the opening facing to the outside:

Slider with one inside piece

Add the other 3 5/8" x 2 1/4" folded piece of Basic White Cardstock to the other side with the opening facing outward:

Slider with two inside pieces glued on

Next glue the remaining die cut to the top of the layers.

This is what it looks like looking down on it. Notice the open "wings" on each side.  This is how you slide it.

Slider mechanism from the top

Gift Bag and Card:

Fragrant flowers gift bag edited

This gift bag has a matching card that hangs on the bag. The card is made with designer series paper left over from creating the gift bag!

Here is the Birthday Bag and Card:

Fragrant Flowers birthday gift bag

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Birthday Card Class #2 With Adorable Owls

They are so darn cute - those Adorable Owls! And the stamp set is is one of the FREE products in the Salabration Catalog! Yep, you can get this set for free with a qualifying $50.00 order! If you didn't watch my FB live you can see how to make these cards by clicking on the YouTube link at the bottom of this post. 

Want to get the free kits and PDF Tutorial for these cards? Just place an order of $35.00 or more (before tax and shipping) in my online store and use the host code RDQWHGA7 at checkout or use this link that already has the embedded host code to order: Embedded Host Code Order Link I will send you the kits to make two of each of the cards.

Your kit will include pre-cut cardstock, designer series paper, die cut and embossed pieces and any ribbon or twine.  You will need the stamp set, ink and adhesive.

If your order is $50.00 or more I will send you a pack of the In-Color Opal Rounds as well!

The offer for this free kit is good until Monday January 23, 2023 at midnight.

The first card has a woodland look added by embossing the background layer with the Timber Embossing Folder and the tree ring cut with the Tree Rings Hybrid Embossing Folder:

ADorable owls woodgrain edited

I used DSP from the Rainy or Shine Specialty DSP for the second card.  It's so bright and colorful!

Adorable Owls pink and mango edigted

The banners are from the Sylish Shapes Dies and the card is topped off with a piece of Polished Pink Open-Weave Ribbon.

The third card is a 3 panel card z-fold and again I used dsp from the Rain or Shine Specialty Designer Serires Pack.  I love this paper with the field of flowers on it! And the three little owls give a "hoot! hoot!"

Adorable owls three panel front edited

And here's the card open:

Adorable owls three panel open edited

I used the vellum so you can see the designer series paper better.  *(Note: I used Basic White Card Stock on the FB live card  because the vellum didnt' hold up well with constant opening and closing.)  The candles and balloon are from the Celebrate With Tags Dies set.

The back of the card is simply decorated and has lots of room to write a note:

Adorable owls three panel back

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Bruno and Kylie's International Blog Hop January 2023

I'm excited to be a part of Kylie and Bruno Bertucci's International Blog Hop and share my November thank you cards with you!

Kylie's INt'l Blog Hop 2022-2023


Thank you for joining us for our Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator Training Program Monthly Blog Hop! I am so happy that you could join us today for ideas and creative inspiration. We are a group of Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators from around the world that are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin' Up!® business and reach some goals we have set. We really appreciate your support. The blog hop is part of Kylie and Bruno Bertucci's Demonstrator Training Program.

You may be starting here or have come from another blog - either way you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see every blog post and idea today from all over the world!! Enjoy!!

My customer thank you cards this month are made with products from the gorgeous Regency Park Suite. This suite has two stamp and die Bundles and I'm using the Sentimental Park Bundle (stamps and dies) and the Petal Park Builder Punch from the Petal Park Bundle.

Sentimental Park Bundle Yellow and Blue Card edited

I also used frames from the Framed Florets Dies to make the Night of Navy Frame. The Navy frame creates a balance between the yellow in the card front layer and the yellow polka dots in the oval  behind the sentiment. 

I love the Night of Navy Bordered Ribbon in this collection and it adds such a nice touch to the card. 

The Adhesive-Backed Milky Dots add some lovely sparkle to the card front and the centers of the flowers.

Sentimental Park partial

The small flowers around the sentiment are punched from the DSP with  Petal Park Builder Punch. Several sheets of the DSP are made to easily punch flowers from!

Petal Park Builder punch

And here's a pic of the gorgeous Regency Park DSP with the beautiful foliage and flowers!

Regency park dsp

I hope you enjoyed seeing the details about making this card! Make sure you click a link below to continue on the blog hop.  You'll enjoy a fabulous paper crafting trip around the globe!

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Birthday Card Class #1 With Share a Milkshake Bundle

The beginning of a new year is just the time to get your birthday card stash ready! In the next few weeks I will be teaching a series of birthday card classes using new stamp sets from the Mini and Salabration catalogs.  This week's class features the Share a Milkshake Bundle. This is so retro and reminds me of the soda fountain store in the small hometown I grew up in.  I think you will love making these cards! You can get the free kits for these cards (2 each of 3 different designs) from me by placing an order in my online store of just $35.00 before tax and shipping.  If your order is $50.00 or more I will send you a pack of the Pastel Adhesive Backed Sequins for free! You do need to use this host code at checkout when you order: RDQWHGA7 or shop using this link with the embedded host code: Shop With Embedded Host Code Thank you to everyone who ordered last week!

For all of these cards I've used the beautiful SAB Dandy Designs designer series paper with it's soft pastel colors.  It's one of the products you can purchase for free with a $100.00 purchase right now during Salabration. 

Share a milkshake balmy blue editedx

I love that there is a die cut in the large scoop to insert the straw in!  The sentiment is accented with the die cut cherries. and the font in the stamp set is very retro.

The next card features the sundaes with fudge toppings and a cherry on top - yum!

Share a milkshake petal pink sundae edited

And the third card has the adorable ice cream cones! The die that cuts the waffle cones and adds the criss cross embossing on them. 

Share a Milkshake Fresh Freesia Cones edited

Which card is your favorite? 

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January 2023 Sweet Notes Card Club

January Sweet Notes Card Club features the lovely Country Bouquet Bundle.  Create 8 beautiful cards for Valentine's Day, birthdays, or just to say you care.

January 2023 Sweet Notes Card Club ad

What is Sweet Notes Card Club you ask:

Sweet Notes Card Club is a monthly subscription card club. The cost of the club kit is $39.00 per month, which includes the supplies to make these beautiful cards!

Included are:

*Supplies for 8 beautiful cards (4 different designs, 2 of each, including envelopes and inside sentiment pieces). Everything is pre-cut for you except for the designer series paper you receive.

    This Stampin' Up Product will be included in this month's kit:

*$23.00 of product - 1/2 Pack of Country Floral Lane DSP, 1 spool of Balmy Blue and White Varigated Ribbon, 1 package of Pastel Adhesive-Backed Sequins

*Priority Shipping

*PDF tutorial and video tutorial

If you stay in for 6 consecutive months you get to pick any stamp set from current catalogs for FREE! This is my thank you to you for your participation.

Here are the class options:

Option #1 - Country Bouquet Card Kit (Everything to make (8 cards, 4 different designs, 2 of each) as described above)

Option #2 - Country Bouquet Card Kit and Country Bouquet Stamp Set - $62.00 (I pay the tax and shipping on the stamp set)

Option #3 - Country Bouquet Card Kit and Country Bouquet Bundle (stamp set and punch) - $76.75 (I pay tax and shipping on the bundle)

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