December 29, 2020


Our precious granddaughter, Stella, became a TEENAGER yesterday! Wow! We celebrated her special birthday virtually. <sad face>

This is the birthday card I made for her.

The stars of the card is the gang from the darling stamp set, From All of Us, found on page 93 in the Annual Catalog. 

They all seemed so eager to send happy wishes to the new teenager! Don't you agree? 

I stamped them onto Whisper White cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with my beloved Stampin' Blends. I stamped two of the characters separately on another piece of Whisper White, the ostrich (?) and the toucan. After coloring these two I adhered them with Stampin' Dimensionals carefully over their counterparts on the original stamped gang.

The Stampin' Blends I used were: Light Pink Pirouette, Dark Daffodil Delight, Light and Dark Gray Granite, Ivory, Light and Dark Call Me Clover, Dark Smoky Slate, Dark Cajun Craze, Dark Pumpkin Pie, Light Granny Apple Green, Light and Dark Crumb Cake, Light Basic Black, Dark Mango Melody and Light Real Red. Whew.

The sassy bunch all finished and waiting for Stella 
to open the envelope to receive their happy wishes.

After using one of the Stitched Rectangles dies on page 183 of the Annual Catalog to cut out the gang, I added them to a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of retired Designer Series Paper that I feel complements the gang and their colors admirably. You can see only a peek of it in the second photo, but I added the same paper to the inside of the card, where I stamped the cute sentiment "happy, happy birthday" from the set, along with the big number 13.

Happy Birthday, Stella!



  1. What a cute card for your granddaughter! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

  2. So creative. Wish I was so clever! Happy Birthday to Stella. Love how the animals are not social distancing! #MischiefandMemories

    1. Thanks! Social distancing -- even people, who should know better, aren't always doing that! Frustrates me no end.

  3. Hand made with love, how wonderful x x #mischiefandmemories

  4. Happy Birthday Stella! I'm loving the sassy look on that ostrich. I completely agree that there's something extra special about homemade cards. Thank you for joining us for the first #MischiefAndMemories linky. Happy New Year!

    1. Thanks, Annette! Yeah, I love the look on the Ostrich's face too!

  5. This is such a fab card. Wow you are so creative! Thanks for being with us on the #mischiefsandmemories linky

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