Jari Francis, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Stampin’ Up! Happy Birthday Gorgeous for Happy Inkin’ Thursday

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Happy Inkin’ Thursday, everyone!  I am sharing a card created with one of the new stamps sets called Happy Birthday Gorgeous, from the 2017-2018 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog that goes live today!  Can you believe it is June 1st?  I know there are a lot of happy people out there who have been waiting (not so patiently, I bet) to place an order.  So glad you joined us, we are all excited, too!  

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Gorgeous-Cardiology by Jari


Our challenge this week was to use the following colors:  

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The inspiration for my sketch is from Hand Stamped Sentiments HSS #265

Hand Stamped Sentiments #265

My card base is Old Olive with a panel of Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper adhered to the left side with some liquid glue.  Aren’t you glad you can order this paper today?  Ordering begins after 12:00 Mountain Time.  Yay!

I stamped a panel of Whisper White card stock with the splatter stamp from Touches of Texture in Old Olive ink.  I wanted it to be a subtle color, so I stamped off twice on scrap paper.  

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Gorgeous-Cardiology by Jari

Next, I stamped the flower pods and stems in Rich Razzleberry, then the leaves in Old Olive. The flowers in Happy Birthday Gorgeous are 2-step stamps, so I stamped first in Rich Razzleberry.  The second stamping was in Pool Party that had been stamped off twice.  I fussy cut all of the flower heads and set them aside.  Then, I inked up the sentiment in Rich Razzleberry and stamped it on the bottom of my art panel.  The art panel was framed with a panel of Old Olive card stock 

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Gorgeous-Cardiology by Jari

The small flowers were adhered to the art panel with some liquid glue, and then the larger ones added with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Several  Pearls were added for a little bling, and the whole art panel popped onto the front with Dimensionals.  

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Gorgeous-Cardiology by Jari

My original plan was to add the Happy Birthday sentiment to the front of the card, but I wasn’t happy with that, so I decided to add it and some of the flowers to the inside.  

A complete list of supplies as well as card stock cuts for my Happy Birthday Gorgeous birthday card will be at the end of the post.  


Time now, for more of the hop, to see what Kristi has created for us today…..


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Here is our team:

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Jari Francis←you are here

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy


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Card Stock Cuts for Happy Birthday Gorgeous

Old Olive base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2; front panel 3 1/4 x 4 5/8

Delightful Daisy DSP 2 3/4 x 5 1/4

Whisper White art panel 3 1/8 x 4 1/2; inside panel 4 x 5 1/4; scraps for flowers

Stampin’ Up! Supplies to Create Card


Big Shot



Thanks for joining us today, see you next time….


  1. Mary | |

    So pretty, Jari! Your stamped background and fussy cut flowers are just perfect! Love it! 🙂

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks, Mary!

  2. Amy Koenders | |

    I love it! Your little flowers look amazing and your stamping is just perfect. Looks like we were on the same wavelength again with the designer papers! 🙂

  3. Karen Finkle | |

    Very pretty, Jari. Congrats on being picked as the Featured Stamper at SCS! I went through your gallery yesterday and it’s quite delightful even though I’ve seen a lot of them here.

    • Jari Francis | |

      Wow thanks so much! And thanks for checking out the gallery?

  4. Sherry | |

    Lovely color combo!

    • Jari Francis | |


  5. Jari Francis | |

    Thanks, Amy! Yes, we were, how funny!

  6. Elizabeth Price | |

    Jari, your card puts a huge smile on my face!! Every bit of it is made with perfection. Your fussy cut flowers are awesome and guess what…I just ordered the stamp set and you have given me a great card to CASE. Thanks for joining our sketch at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Hugs, Elizabeth

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thank you, thank you! I know you will enjoy this set! 🙂

  7. Jaimie | |

    So so pretty. Love how you did your cluster of flowers. And the DSP works perfectly.

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks, Jaimie!

  8. Sue prather | |

    Beautiful card, Jari.

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thank you, Sue! 🙂

  9. Susan K | |

    So pretty. I love everything about it! TFS.

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thank you! 🙂

  10. Shelagh Freemantle | |

    Beautiful card… love the flower spray…gorgeous.

  11. Jan Clothier | |

    Utterly fabulous!

  12. Karen Hallam | |

    Hi Jari, I just made one of these cards. It’s so pretty! I love it! I did want to mention that one of your card cuts should be adjusted – the Old Olive front panel should be 3-1/4 x 4-5/8 instead of 2-1/4. Just thought you might like to know. I cut all the pieces out and then realized that the olive one needed another inch on the width. I love your work. thanks so much for sharing it with us!

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks, Karen, I will make that adjustment! So glad you let me know!

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