Distinktive Design Stamps

It was a blast – it was a Birthday Bash Blast! This past Sunday was my annual January Birthday Bash class, where all the cards are birthday themed. It was a full  house, and so much fun! I’m not kidding when I tell people that one of the best parts of my job are the wonderful people I get to meet, and spend time with.

Whether it’s teaching a ‘new’ stamper, or watching an experienced stamper help out another person, it just gives me the ‘warm and fuzzies’, you know? I’ve never met an unfriendly stamper; I just don’t think it’s possible to be be unhappy while you’re stamping!

Anyway – a good time was had by all, and some beautiful cards were made!


This time, I made a point of taking a quick break, and taking some photos of everyone while they were stamping!

Birthday Bash Blast

In this group you can see them showing off their first 2 cards – they did such a great job! L-R: Penny, Lynn, Debbie and Marianna.

Birthday Bash Blast

Evangaline loves to give birthday cards, so she made 2 of each of the 4 cards!

Birthday Bash Blast

Everyone at table 2 was hard at work! Pam, who is getting to be a seasoned veteran, can be seen helping out Janice, who is newer to the classes.


I think it was unanimous amongst the group that the Heartfelt Blooms card was a hands-down favourite!

Birthday Bash Blast


The soft colour palette of Sweet Sugarplum, Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake ink and cardstock make this a perfect feminine card.

The Heartfelt Blooms flower was stamped onto a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock in Sweet Sugarplum ink. Use the Big Shot and Layering Circles Framelits to die cut a circle from Very Vanilla and a scalloped circle from Sweet Sugarplum cardstock. Stamp the sentiment in Crumb Cake ink in the middle of the Vanilla circle, then stamp the flower image around the edges, with Sweet Sugarplum ink.

Use the Big Shot with the Polka Dots Basics embossing folder to emboss the panel of Sweet Sugarplum cardstock. Attach it with Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the bottom of the Very Vanilla stamped panel. Next, attach a length of retired Sweet Sugarplum ribbon across the middle, covering the join area. Attach the ribbon in the back using Tear & Tape.  You next step is to layer the 2 circles together with Stampin’ Dimensionals, then attach them to the panel, with more Dimensionals. Finally attach the panel to a card base of Crumb Cake cardstock.


Birthday Bash Blast

On another panel of Very Vanilla, stamp the flower image again in Sweet Sugarplum ink, stamping off the edge. Next add the sentiment from the Heartfelt Blooms set, then attach the panel to the inside of the card, with the liquid glue.


If you missed the class, you can make this card yourself! Just click on the product images below to order those supplies. Or, click on my signature to go to my online store and browse around. It’s open 24/7, so you can shop when it’s convenient for you!

Be sure to come back this week, as I’ll be sharing all of the cards that were made at this class. If you have any comments or questions, just comment on this post – I love reading them, and always return a comment.


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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

2 thoughts on “Birthday Bash Blast

  1. Looks like a very fun time! Love the birthday card. The Heartfelt flower is gorgeious in Sweet Sugarplum, and the whole Sugarplum, Crumb Cake, Vanilla combo is lovely (and now I’m hungry).

    1. It was a great time, Buffy! Thanks so much for you comment on the Heartfelt card. Funny – one of the ladies made the same comment about being hungry after hearing the colour names, too! 🙂

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