Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Good morning!!!! So let's face it,,,,,,we all need birthday cards, right? I know we have a TON of birthdays in our family all coming up in MARCH. I like to get a bit ahead of myself and prepare a bunch,,,,,,that way if something happens, nobody goes without a hand made card,,,,,,,,,WHICH most of my friends and family have come to expect :)

Well, this is perfect for the Party Time Tuesday challenge of "make a birthday card" in honor of Ben Franklin's Birthday. Stampendous is our sponsor this week, and OH MY GOSH such beautiful stamps! They were so generous with our Design Team and sent us all a FULL set of clear stamps, which I was drooling over INSTANTLY,,,,,,and some Stampendous fragments which I have TOTALLY been wanting to try.

I stamped this gorgeous image from the Stampendous set "Amore Frame" which you can find HERE! 

Run, do not walk to buy these stamps!

I started by stamping this gorgeous frame with interchangeable sentiments on Neenah classic white paper (fabulous!) with Memento Rich Cocoa ink. I used copics to color the image, and then I used spellbinders nesties to create the focal point. From the bottom up, spellbinders postage stamps, big scalloped squares and Labels 18. I stamped the background paper with the gorgeous flourish  in the same stampendous set also using Memento Rich Cocoa, and then used Spellbinders Edgeabilities along the bottom of my card. I then mounted my focal point in the center.. I made a triple loop bow from this gorgeous light brown sheer ribbon and then layered another quad bow from this cream and gold ribbon. I created two roses with spellbinders Rose Creations, highlighting with a touch of gold embossing powder and Stampendous Fragments which you can get HERE! 

The paper is a  new one for me,,,,,,,Ella Blue from GSD. It's just gorgeous!

I added a few pearls, and I think it's stunning! 

Here's a close up of the stamp and the roses with the gorgeous fragments!

I hope you enjoyed the card,,,,,,,now run right over to PTT and show us your gorgeous birthday cards this week!


  1. You've outdone yourself this time, Holly! Gorgeous!!

  2. Holly your card is stunning! As I don't have a card this week as yet. I did my post as normal and told people this, plus told them to check out yours and the other DT's gorgeous cards, so I used a small sneak peek photo of your card to tantalise their taste buds and linked back to your blog here and the PTT Blog. I am so looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations in the coming weeks.