Birthday Boxes.......

While we are thinking about birthdays I thought you might be interested in a pretty treat box.  You could use this for gifting something special or for a secret surprise to leave with a friend.  You can find the DELICATE DETAILS TREAT BOXES (159248) on page 140 in the annual catalog.  The price is $11.50 for 8 white, food safe boxes.  Print the project sheet below & enjoy surprising your friends!

Delicate Details 1 (2) Download Delicate Detals Treat Boxes

Share & Tell

Remember when you were in kindergarten or first grade and every Monday was SHARE & TELL?  I always wondered what to bring and what to say.  Not any more because I want to share some lovely birthday cards that I received last week (wonderful cards & wonderful birthday!)..

Agnes Leach
Card by Agnes Leach
Claire Cason
Card by Claire Cason
Dawn Duval
Card by Dawn Duval
Dena Copper
Card by Dena Cooper
Dixie Murafsky
Card by Dixie Murafsky


Diana Turner
Card by Diana Turner

Happiness Abounds Birthday

Cathy's Sample Card FrontSeptember is my birthday month so I thought I would kick off the first day of the month with this pretty card using the HUES OF HAPPINESS Suite Collection on page 108 in the annual catalog.  I always need birthday cards and love to make them.  I think that this card is particularly pretty in any color combination, you choose....   

Three Variations of Cathy's Card


* Happiness Abounds Stamp Set (sentiments)

* Dragonfly Garden (flowers on inside)

* Harvest Dies

* Layering Circles Dies (2-1/8” circle and 2-1/2” scalloped circle)

* Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder

* Splendid Day Designer Series Paper (“DSP”)

* Open Weave Ribbon OR Linen Thread


* Card Base: 8-1/2” x 5-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4”

* Embossed Layer: 5-1/4” x 4”

* DSP Vertical Strip: 5-1/4” x 1”

* Card Stock Horizontal Strip: 4” x 1/2"


* White Card Stock: 5” x 3-3/4”




$19 (#159332)





Sweet As A Peach Bundle ~ retiring

IMG_6378You can find YOU'RE A PEACH SUITE on page 60 in Stampin' Up!'s current annual catalog.  It is a sweet set bundled with peachy dies that I used in this card for the peaches.  They add dimension because I used Foam Adhesive Sheets for each of the peaches.  I love foam adhesive sheets (#152815, $8 for 6 sheets that are are 4 1/2" x 4 1/2").  You can find them on page 167 in the annual catalog.  And, did I mention that this stamp set has 12 sentiments everything from birthday to thanks to "Have a Peachy day"!  

Red Buffalo Plaid

Gingham EFI made this birthday card for my sister, Sarah, whose birthday is at the end of November.  I had just gotten this Gingham Embossing Folder which you can find on page 9 in the Mini Catalog.  It is part of the SWEET TALK SUITE and you can see two ways to use it in the pictures on page 8.  Use it to create background texture on your cardstock like the Happy Valentine's Day card on the left or use it with ink to create an obvious gingham pattern like the card next to it with the tiny envelopes.  The ink goes directly on the embossing folder so that when it is pressed through the Cut & Emboss Machine it creates texture and design.

I am sure you have seen lots of samples of recent products using the Red Buffalo Plaid.  I like it!  One of my gifts to Sarah was a pillow in this pattern and I even found wrapping paper to match!

Gingham EF suite (2)

More Birthday Cards....

From Diane Gibson
From Dawn Duval
From Barbara Schweiger
Katy's card
From Katy Bryant
Marti's card
From Marti Jones
Marti 2
Marti's card opened

I thought that I would add a few more of my wonderful birthday cards from last month.  It was so special to receive all my cards ~ thank you everyone!