Jari Francis, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle for Happy Inkin’ Thursday

Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop

The Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle from the 2017 Annual Catalog has really been a favorite of mine.  So, I pulled it out again for the card I am sharing with you today.

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle-Cardiology by Jari


And here is the color challenge:

Happy Inkin thursday color challenge-Happy Birthday Gorgeous bundle

I have to be honest with you, I really struggled with these colors this week, even though Stampin’ Up! has provided Designer Series Paper to match our challenge!  I tend to go for more bold colors in my projects!  

I started by adhering a panel of Vellum to the Soft Sky Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper with a little liquid glue in the center of the panel.  I knew it would be covered by my other elements and the glue would not show!  Then I adhered that panel to a panel of Soft Sky card stock with liquid glue.  

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle-Cardiology by Jari

Next, I punched a strip of Blushing Bride and one of the Fabulous Foil DSP with my Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and adhered them in the center with a little liquid glue.  Once again, I knew the glue would not show.  I wrapped a length of Gold 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon around the Soft Sky panel and through the tag and tied a bow, securing it to the back with a little tape and popped it onto my Very Vanilla Thick card stock base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle-Cardiology by Jari

The stamping came next, first with the sentiment from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle in VersaMark ink, embossed with Gold Emboss Powder and heat embossed.  The sentiment was die cut with an oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and matted to a little larger Gold Foil scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies.  The flower images from Happy Birthday Gorgeous were stamped in Blushing Bride and Soft Sky and the leaves in Lemon Lime Twist.  All were fussy cut with my Paper Snips, then added with liquid glue and dimensionals.  A banner was created using a Blushing Bride pattern from the Bundle of Love DSP and my Banner Triple Punch.  The banner was adhered to the sentiment oval and then popped onto the front of the card with dimensionals.  Three enamel shapes finished off the front.

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle-Cardiology by Jari

I wanted you to see the inside closely, so I turned it sideways!  I used the Happy Birthday Thinlets, which are part of the Happy Birthday Bundle, to die cut a Blushing Bride and Gold Foil sentiment.  I offset them slightly so that the Blushing Bride showed a little and glued them carefully with small dots of liquid glue.  I waited just a little and adhered them so that the glue would not smash and seep out because it dries shiny and doesn’t look nice on your finished project!  More of my fussy cut flowers and a strip of the same DSP used in my banner were added to the Very Vanilla inside panel before gluing it to my card base.  Enjoy!

A complete list of stamping supplies and card stock cuts are at the end of my post.


Now, for more of the hop! Click the Next icon to see what Kristi has created for us today!

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Here is the Happy Inkin’ Thursday crew:

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Jari Francis⇐you are here

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy


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Card Stock cuts for my Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle project:

Very Vanilla Thick 4 1/4 x 11 card base

Very Vanilla 31/4 x 2 1/4 oval;  3 x 2 for flowers and leaves; 4 x 5 1/4 inside panel

Soft Sky 4 x 5 1/4 front panel

Vellum 3 7/8 x 5 1/8

Blushing Bride 4 1/2 x 2 tag; 3 1/2 x 4 Happy Birthday cut out

Bundle of Love Specialty DSP 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 Soft Sky pattern

Bundle of Love Specialty DSP 4 1/2 x 1 1/8 Blushing Bride banner; 4 x 1/2 strip for inside

Gold Foil 3 1/4x 2 1/4 oval; 3 1/2 x 4 Happy Birthday cut out

Fabulous Foil DSP 4 1/2 x 2 tag


Stampin’ Up! products needed to complete the project:

Heat Tool


Big Shot



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  1. Amy Koenders | |

    Just beautiful Jari! Love your fussy cut flowers, perfect around your sentiment and tag! The inside is stunning too! 🙂

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks so much, Amy!

  2. Mary | |

    So pretty, Jari! For someone who doesn’t use soft subtles much, you did a bang up job! Really love the Happy Birthday stacked thinlits on the inside!! 🙂

    • Jari Francis | |

      Ha-ha, thanks, Mary! 🙂

  3. Julie Johnston | |

    You would never know these colors were a challenge for you. Beautiful card. Great fussy cutting too!

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks Julie, I appreciate it! Sometimes stepping out is quite difficult 🙂

  4. Kristi | |

    Love the birthday card Jari. Your design is great and those flowers are beautiful!

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks! 🙂

  5. Jaimie B. | |

    So so pretty and the inside is equally as pretty! You always have such a great eye for details!

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thank you Jaimie!

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