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Extra Special Birthday…

Everyday (except Sundays) I create a new card or home décor project or 3-D art piece…every.  day.

There are a couple of things I love about that commitment and one I don’t…

I love to create a piece for a special specific person.  So much thought goes into a piece like that.

I DO NOT like to mass produce anything.  But when a Stampin’ Up! event comes up and swapping is part of the event, then mass producing is necessary.  So that’s what I’ve been doing a lot of this week…

They are a work in progress…

So once the swaps were done it was a joy to make today’s post for an upcoming birthday…

It never occurred to me how much I’d love this Designer Series Paper initially.  The idea to use it this way has been rolling around in my mind at first sight of it.

Glamour close up…

The embossing of the hearts was meant to suggest quilting.

and a peek inside…

I love all the designs in this pack (well…most of them) but especially the gingham!  I have four packs of this DSP and not a single piece of gingham anywhere.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Tip Top Taupe, Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus Oh So Succulent Designer’s Series Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Dragonfly Dreams (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  1″ Square Punch or Framelit and Falling Petals Embossing Folder


  • The Tip Top Taupe base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The top Thick Whisper White square layer is 3-3/8″ square.
  • The Tip Top Taupe square layer is 3-1/4″ square.  Attach this layer to the Whisper White square layer with SNAIL.
  • Punch 12 (1″ square) pieces of the DSP.  Arrange 1″ squares on top of Tip Top Taupe square and attach with multipurpose glue.  This gives you a little time to move or adjust the square if you need to.  Run this square through the Big Shot in the Falling Petals EF.  Attach all three layers to top of card front with dimensionals.
  • The sentiment layers are Thick Whisper White 1″ x 3-3/8″, Tip Top Taupe layer is 7/8″ x 3-1/4″ and the top Whisper White layer is 3/4″ x 3-1/8″.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black and cut piece 3/4″ x 3-1/8″.  Add this piece to the next two layers and add to bottom of card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside there is a Whisper White layer 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ with three blocks added at the bottom of this layer and attached inside card with SNAIL
  • The envelope flap was covered in matching DSP to coordinate with card front.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Hope you found something here to inspire you in your creations.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

And always stay inky…you’ll be HaPpY!



Quilting Christmas…

It seems like forever ago…but the first of this month Rambling Rose Studio held its first stamping retreat.  A long weekend in the mountains was just what this group needed.

One of the projects we made was created by one of my team members, Dawn Benjamin, and featured a quilting technique.


Now this is a picture of the one I made, not Dawn’s sample.  Her sample was perfect and mine is a little skewed, but I loved the design and thought at the time it would be fun to make this card in Christmas DSP.

So here it is…


Would you like to give this a try?  Here is the Stuff ‘N Digits and a chart to follow made by Dawn.


  • Paper:  Pick three DSP patterns that coordinate in color with one design being darker than the other two, Basic Black, Old Olive and Pool Party cardstock were used on this one but you would pick cardstock colors that matched your DSP
  • Ink:  Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Jingle All the Way
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Button (to match), Linen Thread and 1″ square punch, embossing folder


  • The base card of Basic Black is 5″ x 10″, scored at 5″
  • The Pool Party layer is 4 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ attached with Tomboy Glue
  • The Old Olive layer is 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ attached with Tom Boy Glue
  • The Basic Black layer is 4 1/8″ x 4 1/8″.
  • Punch your three designs in 1″ squares (about 8 of each design)  Number them one, two and three making three your strongest design (dark).  Following the chart below and using Tomboy Glue, add the squares and half squares to the 4 1/8″ Basic Black square.


  • Using an embossing folder that has a small image will add the “quilting” effect to this square.  Add this piece to your card front with Tomboy Glue.  Glue your button and make your “Billie Bow”.  For directions on making this bow go here.
  • Stamp your sentiment and add with dimensionals.

Give this technique a try…I think you will really like the results.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Hope you will enjoy a fabulous fall weekend.

I’m inky again…and HaPpY!