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birthday – Happily Ever Crafter

Funky Fold: Celebrate Today

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How about another Celebrate Today card? This was my daughter’s birthday card. Perfect for a 10 year old girl, right?! Nice and bright!

I used the masking technique with the balloons. That’s where you stamp your image that you want to see the entire image (in this case it was the blue balloon). I then stamped that balloon image on a post-it note and cut it out (make sure that you stamp near the top of the post-it that has sticky on the back). Place that post-it over your already stamped image then stamp your next image over the post-it! In my case, I stamped the pink balloon and then the orange one.

*I stamped off once before stamping my solid balloons onto my whisper white. That way when I added the detailed stamp to the balloons it would stand out.*

To get my pink balloon to “hang” off the right side I made a cut from the top and bottom of the whisper white cardstock to the balloon and trimmed the side of the balloon with scissors.

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How do you like this fold? I thought that it was cute and fun! Something different from the “regular” fold. 🙂

I used a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock. I scored that at 3 1/2″ and again at 9″ on the long side. I also added some glossy patterned paper (not Stampin’ Up!) to each section of the card.

I hope that you get some stamping time in this weekend! My kiddos get out of school in just about an hour (yep, 1/2 day, YAY!, ok, not really, LOL, I have lots to do). They are on Spring Break next week! We have no big plans for the week. What do you do for Spring Break?


Have a wonderful day! 🙂

Celebrate Today Thank You Cards

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Do you have your kids send thank you’s after a birthday party? to their family members that give them gifts? I try to and I will admit that sometimes time just slips away and then I forget. 🙁  This time I worked ahead and actually finished Allison’s thank you’s before her parties. Now she can write a sweet note to family and friends! I always feel better when we are able to show our gratitude for their kindness.

Speaking of gratitude, I actually used this design to create my customer thank you’s! I really appreciate when you choose me as your demonstrator because I know that there are a TON of us out there! If you placed an order in February you should have received the card below. I ran out of Coastal Cabana cardstock by the time I finished Allison’s cards (she is a lover of blue-NO pink) so with a quick switch of the cardstock and ink I was good to continue. I’m loving this stamp set/bundle: Celebrate Today because it is so versatile. I will share a baby card that I created with this bundle later on!

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Happy Birthday! Big Day!

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Today’s card is my favorite of the cards that a few gals created this past weekend at my Birthday Bash Stamp Camp. Adding a bit of glitz and glam are what take this card up a few notches however, the overall design is super simple! I may have edited this photo a bit too much because the full card below is definitely more true to the real card. I’m sorry! I used the Coastal Cabana DSP from the 2013-2015 In-Color Paper Stack.

One of the best things about this card? The stamps! I got this “Big Day” stamp set for FREE with the current Sale-A-Bration promotion.

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Blendabilities are the star of this show. I used a few different sets to color the cake image and the sentiment. The cool part?! I used darkest shade of the Coastal Cabana Blendabilities to color 2 large rhinestones that “hold” my sentiment in place. I love these darn Blendabilities. They make creating matching elements a breeze!

PERSONAL UPDATE:  I am sorry for what seemed like I took a vacation. I had a lot going on in my little ole world over here.

  • My kids are finally all better and went to school all week last week. Whew!
  • We did some car shopping last week and finally got a new one. I am super happy. I got a SUV (we got rid of our OLD yucky van)!
  • YAY! My daughter’s 10th birthday is this week. Eeek! I can NOT believe she is going to be 1-0 in just 2 short days! We all say it but, really how does time fly this fast? We are doing our first Slumber Party this weekend. Oh boy–lots of screaming young ladies–that my hubby is not looking forward to, LOL.

All in all everything is going well and busy and I am getting back into the swing of things! I hope that all is well with you!



Celebrate Today–Stampin’ Up! Style


Happy Friday! I hope that you have had a great week. 🙂 We are headed into our 3-day weekend and my husband and I are sneaking off to the movies to watch a “grown-up” movie before the kids get home from school. I am happy to venture to the movie theater with my kiddos in toe however, the hubby is NOT down for another “kid” movie. SO, I better hurry and get this posted because we have to leave in about a half hour and I have a wet head that I need to take care of. 🙂

Today’s card is one I actually created (with the help of my son) last weekend. He had a birthday party to go to and of course, I waited until the last day to whip this up. Story of my life, ha. I make cards EVERY day (or almost) yet, I need a special one for the recipient in mind.

This new set Celebrate Today it was a breeze to put together. I purchased the bundle and got the matching Framelits–savings of 15%+MY discount too! By the way, if you are interested in becoming a demo there is NO better time than the present! Check out my Stampin’ Up! site to see more details and I am ALWAYS around to answer questions if you have any.  Ok, back to the card…We followed the sample from the Occasions Catalog to get to our final card. Pretty easy when you have great inspiration right there in our catalogs!

Here is your supply list:

I hope that you find some time to create something cute this weekend!

Eat Cake! One Tags Fits All by Stampin’ Up!

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Hi Stampers!! Welcome back! If you were here yesterday you saw another card created with this super cute set: One Tags Fits All. This sets includes 6 different stamps and is useful for birthday’s, thank you’s, love (friends, family, or significant others), and baby! It’s a great value at only $17.95 for the Clear stamp set. Hopefully, you will see the possibilities with this set after you see some of my samples!

Today’s card is a Super Cute Birthday Card perfect for any female (or male that likes PINK ) With just a few supplies you could create a stack to have on hand in little to no time.

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Do you want to create interest in the background but don’t have a matching Designer Series Paper? I have a really easy way to get a coordinating look every time without feeling like you have to own every paper out there. You can use a stamp from your set OR part of a stamp like I did here. For this card I chose to ink up my piece of cake image (only the cake not the writing) with a Melon Mambo Marker (same color as my paper). After you have inked up your image give it a little huff. We all have a little hot air to spare, don’t we?! Doing this just moistens the ink because it dries pretty quickly. Next, stamp your image onto your cardstock. Repeat until you have the look you want. Easy peasy. 🙂 Just have fun!

Are you waiting to see some Valentine projects? The wait is almost over! Come back tomorrow to see a project created with the most adorable NEW stamp set: Hey, Valentine.

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Remember, during Sale-A-Bration you will earn a FREE exclusive item of your choice for every $50 purchase that you make. YES, that’s right, you will NOT be able to purchase these items from Stampin’ Up! EVER. In years past Stampin’ Up! put these items in the Clearance Rack or in the next catalog–NO MORE. These sets are now exclusive to this sales period. You can only earn them so, get them while you can!

Occasions Catalog 2015