Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Happy Birthday

Happy New Year! Hope 2023 is off to a great start for all of you!

Today I'm playing along with two super fun challenges: (1) AAA Birthday - "Anything Goes" and (2) The Paper Players - "Tag, You're It!"

I wanted to create an extra special card for my neighbor friend who just celebrated her 50th birthday :) Here's what I made:

I used the Art Gallery stamp set and Floral Gallery dies from Stampin' Up in combination with an assortment of Catherine Pooler inks (my favorite!) to create a sweet little flower arrangement. After all...who doesn't love to receive flowers on their birthday?!?!!...especially with the cold, snowy, winter weather we've been having here in the mountains ;)

The white background panel was embossed with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder from Stampin' Up. I absolutely LOVE the look of flowers and woodgrain! Just something about it that makes me so very happy :) The tiny tag (from the Gift Bag and Tag set by The Stamp Market) was stamped with a sentiment from Beautiful Bow (Avery Elle). This is an oldie but goodie stamp set---one I still reach for all the time---especially when I need a smaller sentiment.

I hope you like my card for today! It's been ages since I've posted here on the blog. I made LOTS and LOTS of things during the holiday season but just never had a chance to share them here. I also FINALLY opened an Etsy Shop to sell my handmade cards!!! It's going really well so far! I'm learning a lot and having tons of fun with it! You can find the link to my shop in the sidebar of my blog. I'd love for you to check it out and let me know what you think :)

Thanks so much for visiting!!!

 Have a fabulous week!



Stamps: Art Gallery (Stampin' Up), Friendly Hello (Stampin' Up), sentiment from Beautiful Bow (Avery Elle)

Ink: Whipped Honey, Martini, Juniper Mist, Rockin' Red, Cranberry Fizz, Coral Cabana (Catherine Pooler)

Cardstock: Basic White (Stampin' Up), Enchanted Evening (Papertrey Ink)

Embossing Folder: Pinewood Planks (Stampin' Up)

Dies: Floral Gallery (Stampin' Up), tag from Gift Bag and Tag (The Stamp Market)

Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn), Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal) 



  1. Wow, Lisa! What a striking card! I love the colors of the flowers against the embossed background. Lovely! Thank you for playing at The Paper Players this week!

  2. The bright, cheerful colors is a real lift in this cold, rainy, dreary day. Love your background embossing. It's good to see you posting again.

  3. I'm sure your friend loved her pretty bouquet of birthday wishes! Congrats on your Etsy shop and Happy New Year!

  4. Lisa, this is so pretty! I love your trio of gorgeous flowers! Such a happy card. The little tag sentiment is perfect! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week!

  5. Lovely floral card. Beautiful bright colors. Thanks for sharing your work with us on the AAA Birthday challenge.

  6. Lisa those bold and colourful blooms are gorgeous! They make for a stunning centrepiece and I love how you tucked in your sentiment tag. Thanks for sharing with us over at The Paper Players this week!

  7. Beautiful colorful blossoms. I love the layering. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation at AAA Birthday! I hope to see you in our next challenges! Take care and keep crafting! Valérie DT

  8. I recognised the Art Gallery set as soon as I saw it! Love the colours you've used.

    Thanks for joining us at the AAA Birthday Challenge.

    Helen x