March 21, 2014


This past Monday, my Stamp-In girls created this card as one of their four projects:

The color combo was a bit of a stretch for me -- at least adding in the Rich Razzleberry was. But, I like the looks of these colors together. Do you?

To make your own rendition of this super easy card:

Gorgeous Grunge stamp set
Sassy Salutations stamp set

Whisper White cardstock
Old Olive cardstock
Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper

Old Olive ink
Daffodil Delight ink
Pumpkin Pie ink
Rich Razzleberry ink

Rich Razzleberry 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon
Rich Razzleberry button
Mini Glue Dots
Big Shot
Hearts A Flutter Framelits
Paper Piercing Tool

Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Whisper White cardstock in half, creasing well with a bone folder.

Adhere a 4 " x 5 1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock to a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of Old Olive cardstock. STAMPING OFF FIRST, use the various Gorgeous Grunge stamps to add grunge to the top half of the white piece. NOTE: If you don't stamp off first, the grunge elements will be pretty powerful in color.

Stamp "Happy Birthday" in Rich Razzzleberry amidst the grunge.

Create four banners with the Hearts A Flutter Framelits in the four polka dot colors. Adhere the banners to this piece with the tails almost touching the bottom of the white. 

Stretch a length of Rich Razzleberry ribbon across the tops of the banners and secure the ribbon on the back side. Adhere this piece to the card front.

Use the Paper Piercing Tool to force the ends of a small piece of ribbon through the holes of the button and tie in a knot. Adhere the button to the card with Mini Glue Dots.

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Just a few important Stampin' Up! reminders:

There are only a handful of days left of Sale-A-Bration. It ends March 31. To earn a free SAB item for each $50 you order (before shipping and tax), go here. And don't forget to name me as your demonstrator!

Also ending on March 31, is the Paper Pumpkin Special. You can find out more about the special here. Only until March 31, each new subscriber will also receive with their Welcome Kit a free In Color Stampin' Write Market Set, which is a $14.95 value. When signing up for Paper Pumpkin, you need to name me, Linda Kilsdonk, as your demonstrator.

Thanks bunches!



  1. super cute the colors look great and so fun
    come see me what I shared at

  2. I had fun with the card. It really is a cute one. It looks good even with Old Olive. Not my best color. Now to try a couple myself.

  3. Love the colors! How fun!

    We would love for you to come and link up at Your Designs This Time, Mondays 8:00am EST.

    1. Thanks for linking up. Can't wait to see what you share next week at Your Designs This Time.

    2. Thanks so much for the invite! Good luck on your link party. I hope it's a real success!

  4. This card is so cute! This would be so cute for my grandchildren's birthday cards. I like to pick a card idea and then change it up 6 different ways for each of them -- fun, individualized but I don't have to reinvent the wheel for each card!

  5. This is a gorgeous card! I love th colors you chose as well as the coordinating patterns.

  6. I love this card - the colors and the attention to detail really make it shine!! Thank you for linking up so that I could come and find your blog!! Taunya Butler at

  7. So pretty. I love everybody you do. Linda

  8. I love this card. One of the prettiest I have ever seen:)