My good friend Janet celebrated her birthday yesterday. Naturally, I wanted to make her a special birthday card. She’s also a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and makes truly elegant cards. Something for me to live up to! I went to the one of the most elegant stamp set I could think of, Lots of Lavender.

Lots of Lavender stamp set, birthday, Stampin' Up!,

The “Happy Birthday” is from the Balloon Celebration stamp set.

Design Notes for Lots of Lavender Birthday Card:

One of the reasons I love this stamp set is that I can use my new Stamparatus. Don’t know about Stamparatus? Get all the basic info here. It’s a positioning tool, great for when you are doing multi-layering stamping. I started out using Basic Gray ink to stamp the outline of the flowers and leaves. Next I used the Wisteria Wonder ink for the bunch of flowers. The leaves were done with Pear Pizzazz.  Finally I stamped the bow in Perfect Plum.

Here’s a picture of my Stamparatus while I was creating. It was set up for the first layer, the flowers and leaves. I turned over the top plate for the bow.

Lots of Lavender, Stamparatus, Stampin' Up!,

Supply List for Lots of Lavender Birthday Card:

Notice that the Lots of Lavender stamp set is FREE. During Sale-A-Bration you can select that set when you purchase $50 or more. The Stamparatus will be available in the new annual catalog (June 1, 2018).



Head’s Up! Fast Fuse Sale

Beginning Tomorrow, February 8

Fast Fuse Sale

The Fast Fuse 5-Day Sale is coming,  February 8 thru 12th. When you buy ONE Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get TWO Fast Fuse Adhesive Refills for FREE. YEA! Free, my favorite price! This deal is ONLY five days—while supplies last. Be sure to mark your calendar and prepare to stock up and save.


Have a splendid day!