Oh Happy Day!…

This card was made for a masculine birthday, but as I look at it here on my desk it seems a perfect card for a new baby boy too.  Love when that happens with a stamp set.  Here’s the card…


These stamps are from the Swirly Bird set…so versatile!

Here’s a peek at the inside…


Here are the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  This Thick Whisper White, Dapper Denim, Daffodil Delight  and Pool Party cardstock
  • Ink:  Basic Black, Real Red, Dapper Denim, Peekaboo Peach,  and Soft Sky
  • Stamps:  Swirly Bird, Thoughtful Banners and Layering Love (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Swirly Scribbles Thinlets, Duet Banner Punch, Scallop Circle Punch


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″.
  • The Dapper Denim layer is 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ attached to card front with adhesive.
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • The Pool Party layer is 1 3/4″ x 5 1/4″.  Stamp with Pool Party ink with “splatter” stamp all over. Add to bottom of Whisper White layer with adhesive.
  • Cut “waves” from Dapper Denim and Swirly Scribbles Thinlet.  Use thin tip glue to add over the Pool Party layer.
  • Stamp “sun” in Peekaboo Peach.  Cut swirly “sun” with Swirly Scribbles Thinklet in Daffodil Delight and add over sun stamp using thin tip glue.
  • With scrap paper punch scallop circle and use as a mask while sponging with Soft Sky ink all over the sky but not over sun.
  • On scrap Whisper White stamp banner  and sentiment in Basic Black.  Punch out with Duet Banner Punch.  Color stripes with Real Red marker.  Add to card front with dimensionals.
  • On scrap Whisper White stamp boat in Basic Gray.  Use gray marker around edges and “fussy cut”. Add to water with dimensionals.
  • Stamp sails in Real Red and Dapper Denim and “fussy cut”.  Dry emboss on back with stylus and add to card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside there is a Dapper Denim layer 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ with a 3 3/8″ x 4 3/8″ Whisper White layer.  Stamp sentiment in Dapper Denim and heart in Real Red.

This stamp set has 24 stamps and is bundled in the new catalog with the matching Swirly Scribbles Thinlet set. for a 10% savings.  The new catalog will “go live” a week from today!  Tomorrow I have a different card entirely from this same set…be sure to stop by.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…



Hope you are inky and HaPpY today!







  1. This card is so cute, Billie. I love your thoughts about how it could be for a masculine birthday or baby card. You are so clever. The card’s elements are perfect with the swirly sun, the waves die cut and the little boat. It definitely made me smile. I can truly believe a coffee bean is your birthstone. Too funny!! Have a great day!

    • Thanks HJ! This is a really versatile set. I’m working on using that little kite…too cute! I will not lie…I do love my coffee…B!