July 26, 2015


If you look at page 144 of the Stampin' Up! Share the Fun catalog, you're in for a treat, if you haven't already discovered these darling 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper Stacks. Do you ever feel that a 12" x 12" sheet of DSP is just a bit intimidating, and you would be just as happy with a sheet of paper, say, oh, a quarter that size? 

So often, in cardmaking, I find myself using just a bit of a 12" x 12" sheet, and then the remainder goes into my leftover DSP container, only to sit there until I feel guilty and decide to riffle through this pile for use in another project. But, of course, by that time, the DSP is always retired. 

When I discovered these little perfectly-sized gems, I grabbed the Cherry on Top pad. 

For my most recent Stamp-In Workshop, on July 13, my girls had fun creating a card using portions of three of the designs found in this stack. To get the greatest impact, I cut these sheets into strips for triple the fun!

Usually when I use the Decorative Dots embossing folder, I place the dots raised side up. However, I thought it would add extra cuteness to flip it so the dotted dents are on the top. (Actually, being from Wisconsin, now that I look at this closely, it reminds me of a cheesehead. Eh, Wisconsinites?)

The Pool Party ribbon used on the card is some of the 1/4" Cotton Ribbon on page 159. Love this stuff!

To color the cake from the Endless Birthday Wishes set, I used an Aqua Painter and the ink right from the pad. So easy!

Following are the measurements, supplies and instructions to make one of your own Cherry On Top birthday cards.

Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set

Whisper White cardstock
Crushed Curry cardstock
Bermuda Bay cardstock
Cucumber Crush cardstock
Cherry On Top Designer Series Paper Stack

Black StazOn ink
Crushed Curry ink
Watermelon Wonder ink
Bermuda Bay ink
Pool Party ink

Aqua Painter
Big Shot
Ovals Collection Framelits
Decorative Dots Embossing Folder
Pool Party 1/4" Cotton Ribbon
Daffodil Delight 5/8" Satin Ribbon (retired)
Stampin' Dimensionals

Fold a half sheet of Whisper White cardstock in half, creasing well with a bone folder.

Run a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Crushed Curry cardstock through the Big Shot inside the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder. Adhere this to the card base WITH THE RAISED DOTS TO THE BOTTOM.

Center a 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of Cucumber Crush cardstock atop this.

Space 1" x 5 1/2" strips of three of the Cherry on Top DSP onto the green, leaving an even border between the strips and on the sides.

Notch both ends of a 4 1/4" piece of 5/8" piece of yellow ribbon. Notch both ends of a 3 1/2" piece of Pool Party 1/4" Cotton Ribbon. Use a piece of Scotch Tape to adhere these two pieces of ribbon, with the smaller piece on top, to the center strip of DSP, raising the ribbons somewhat above the center point of the card.

On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the birthday cake in black. Use an Aqua Painter and the Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder and Crushed Curry ink to paint in the cake. Use the Ovals Collection Framelits to cut out the cake.

Adhere the cake piece to a Bermuda Bay oval cut with the next largest of the Ovals Collection Framelits. 

With a couple of Stampin' Dimensionals, adhere the cake piece over the ribbons.

Stamp "Happy Birthday" from the same set inside the card in Bermuda Bay ink.




  1. Such a pretty card! I love the little birthday cake!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ The Submarine Sunday Link Party

  2. I had fun making this card. I need to work with a waterbrush more though.

  3. That is such a pretty birthday card you made. Thanks for sharing at on Cooking and Crafting with J & J party this week!

  4. Oh my gosh! I love how this look! So cute!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  5. Just beatutiful as always! I am so amazed by your skill!
    Thanks you so much for always sharing these beauties at Something to Talk About!
    I hope you are having a lovely summer!

  6. What a lovely card. I love cards that use scrap pieces of paper.

  7. What a fun card! I love the layout. Stopping by from Turn it Up Tuesday

  8. I absolutely love this! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you so much for bringing such a masterpiece to our party. I hope to see you tomorrow at 7 pm. We can't wait to party with you! Lou Lou Girls

  9. Visiting from WTDW hop. What a fun card- festive colors, cute texture! Happy August :)

  10. You are great at this!! Thanks for Sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again this week!! I Pin everything to My 2 Favorite Things Pinterest Board!

  11. Hi Linda! Wanted to let you know that the Weekly Feature Series is live for one more chance for you to shine. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/08/weekly-feature-series_15.html Have a lovely Sunday! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse