Jari Francis, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Stampin’ Up! Birthday Blossoms with Blooms & Bliss

Today’s share is a birthday card using Birthday Blossoms and Crazy About You stamps with some beautiful Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper.  This paper is now part of the DSP Buy 3 get 1 Free SALE, now through October 31st.  What a great time to stock up on all of the papers you love!  


blooms & bliss


I started with a floral pattern from Blooms & Bliss DSP and adhered a coordinating Blooms & Bliss panel to it with liquid glue.  Then, I adhered that panel to some Rich Razzleberry card stock with more liquid glue.  I cut a piece of Mint Macaron 3/8″ Sheer Linen Ribbon and adhered it with Tear & Tape adhesive, making sure that it was also secured to the back.  This new panel was then popped onto the Mint Macaron card stock base with dimensionals. 


blooms & bliss


Next, I stamped the sentiment from Birthday Blossoms in Rich Razzleberry onto a panel of Sahara Sand card stock.  I chose a flower from the Crazy About You set and stamped it off once onto a scrap paper before stamping it onto my Whisper White card stock.  I then fussy cut it out with Paper Snips.  The center of the flower is from a die found in the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies and was popped onto the flower center with a small piece of dimensional.  I used the leaf die from the Rose Garden Thinlets Dies and cut one set of leaves in Mint Macaron card stock. The flower and leaves were added to the front of the sentiment panel with dimensionals.


Blooms & Bliss

For the inside, I chose another sentiment from Birthday Blossoms and stamped it in Rich Razzleberry ink onto a panel of Whisper White.  I used some of the left over Rich Razzleberry DSP that I had used on the front for the bottom.


blooms & bliss


Since this was a requested birthday card for a co-worker to give to a daughter-in-law, I decided to add some more of the Blooms & Bliss paper to the back of the envelope flap.  


DSP sale

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Products Used in making my card today:



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Stampin’ Up! Birthday Blossoms Drapery Fold Card

My share for this Tuesday is a Drapery Fold card using the Birthday Blossoms stamp set from Stampin’ Up! I have seen these all over social media and just had to try it. Wow, it is easy and fun!


Drapery Fold


I used a 12 X 12 sheet of Birthday Bouquet DSP that was trimmed to 4 x 11 1/2 and then scored and folded.  Here is a tutorial for you. There are plenty of examples out there!  

I love this DSP and will be sad to see it retire in a few short weeks.  Make sure you get it before it is gone!  


Drapery Fold


I used a Mint Macaron card base and added a layer of the dotted Birthday Bouquet.  I decided to stamp in Early Expresso ink right on top of that dotted paper.  Not my usual-but thought it would be fun!  The ribbon and bow are also in Early Expresso.  This ribbon is also retiring soon.  

And the inside has the same DSP with the sentiment from Birthday Blossoms stamped in Early Expresso ink.


Drapery Fold


The envelope needed some interest, so I used the Envelope Liners Framelits (retiring :() to make a pretty lining.


Drapery Fold


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So glad you stopped by today, hope you’ll try your hand with the Drapery Fold technique soon.  It gives that wow look to your card, and is really easy!

See you next time….



Stampin’ Up! Birthday Blossoms for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

Stampin' Up! Birthday Blossoms for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

Welcome to the Hop!  My share for today’s Happy Stampers Blog Hop is from the Stampin’ Up! Birthday Blossoms stamp set.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Blossoms


And, here is the sketch we are working with this week:

Happy Stampers Blog Hop

I love the Birthday Blooms stamp set and decided to pair it with some English Garden Designer Series Paper.  There are so many fun colors to work with in this set of papers.  And, they make me think of spring!  We have had a little hint of spring the last few days in Georgia, and it has been so nice to enjoy the warmer days and buds of flowers appearing!

Birthday Blossoms by Stampin' Up!

I decided to decorate the inside with one of the flower images from Stampin’ Up! Birthday Blossoms, too.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Blossoms by Cardiology by Jari

Card stock cuts and tips for making the card are at the end of the post.  Now, head on over to Kristi Gray’s blog to check out her take on this week’s sketch.  I know you will be in for a real treat.  Make sure to hop all the way around and in case you get lost along the way, a list of all of the Happy Stampers sharing today is provided below.


Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Jari Francis (you are here)

Kristi Gray

Heather Wright-Porto

Heather Van Looy


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The free gift for ordering in March is any item from the Annual or the Occasions catalog valued to $8.



Card stock cuts in inches and tips for the card:

Blushing Bride base:  5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4

Night of Navy front:  5 1/4/x 4; inside is 5 3/8 x 3 7/8

English Garden DSP:  5 1/8 x 3 7/8

Old Olive small pieces for leaves

Mint Macaron for banner:  3 1/2 x 3; for flower 2″ square

Whisper White for banner:  2 3/4 x 2 3/4; for inside panel:  5 1/4 x 3 3/4

**Stamp flower image in Night of Navy onto Mint Macaron card stock and punch with Pansy Punch.  Stamp a center for the flower in Hello Honey and fussy cut, attach a Botanical Gardens Jewel Embellishment in the center with a glue dot. Curl the edges of the flower for dimension.

**Stamp leaf images in Mossy Meadow onto Old Olive card stock and fussy cut, adhere to back of flower with MP glue

**Die cut Framelits Labels dies in Whisper White and Mint Macaron, stamp sentiment from Birthday Blossoms in Night of Navy, adhere with MP glue

**Adhere the DSP to the Night of Navy panel with glue, wrap a strand of Night of Navy Seam Binding ribbon around them and secure with glue dots.  Make a bow with the ribbon to attach to the front.

**Pop the art piece onto the front with Dimensionals

**Decorate the inside with the flowers from Birthday Blossoms in Blushing Bride and color the centers with Soft Suede Marker, then stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink


Stampin’ Up Products in my card for today:


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See you next time…..