Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Happy Birthday

Welcome to our Paper Crafting Blog Hop featuring talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. Fellow demonstrators from all over the globe including the USA, United Kingdom and Australia are participating. We have a wide array of fun projects and design styles to share with you! Our theme this month is “Happy Birthday”. These are the cards that are most commonly sent out.
You may have arrived from Shirley Merker’s blog. She always has something exciting to share with us!

This is another set of cards which is easy to make in pairs as the DSP and embossed piece are cut into two and shared between the cards. I used the Nothing’s Better Than stamp set and coordinating Love You More Than dies to do the images. (The three C’s – cookies, coffee and chocolate. What more do you need to make your birthday happy?).
I cut a piece of Pattern Party DSP (this is the paper that can only be purchased using host rewards) and a piece of Misty Moonlight 14.4cm x 8cm / 5 1/4″ x 3 1/4″. I ran the Misty Moonlight through the embossing machine with the Animal Print embossing folder.
With the two pieces of paper directly on top of each other, I lined up my die from the Basic Borders dies just in from the right edge and ran both pieces through my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine. The DSP is thin, so my machine didn’t have any problem cutting through two layers.

Click on the button below to hop over to Sue Boerner’s blog to see what she has created to share with us.

If you get lost along the way, here is a complete list of hop stops.
Shirley Merker
Tracy Held  <== You are here    
Sue Boerner  
Annette McMillan
Sandra Roberts
Terri Stewart
Krissi Hannahs
Joy Nelson
Sandy Ward
Julia Mazur
Maureen Rauchfuss
Julia Quinn

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If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 15th July 2021 will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. This month’s bundle features the Hand-Penned suite, and contains 12 different (and stunning) designs by 12 international demonstrators. Below is a sneak peak of the projects included in the bundle.

Circle Journal Round 6

We are nearing the end of this Circle Journal round.  I have already received the next one, and then there is one more to go before my journal comes back to me.  It is going to be so exciting to see what everyone has come up with for me!!

The theme of this journal is “Birthdays and Animals”.  The introduction to the theme is as follows: I have chosen this theme as birthday cards are my most popular.  However, I only have one animal stamp set, (Bella and Friends) so I look forward to inspiration from you.

I don’t have Bella and friends, but what I do have is Ready For Christmas which has a really cute Dachshund in it.  I also have a friend who is mad about Dachshunds and whose birthday was yesterday, so I decided to do 2 cards on this theme.  This is my card:

Here is a paper saving tip for you: When you are using DSP or foil or glimmer paper that you are going to be layering, you can cut out of the middle of your paper and it is hidden once you layer on top of it.  My happy birthday here was cut out of the piece of DSP that you see around the edge of the white card stock.

Remember to decorate the inside and the envelope.

I am seeing my friend in a little while for coffee, so I will know soon if she likes her card

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