Birthday Cheers!

Get ready for another birthday card because it’s still birthday week on my blog.  I’m in Orlando, Florida, celebrating Stampin’ Up!’s 30th birthday along with about 7,000 other crafty women.  You can almost feel the creativity oozing out of the convention center.  And let me tell you that the Orange County Convention Center is HUGE!  My hotel is directly across the street from the Convention Center and it is a 40-45 minute walk to get to the hall where the convention is held.  In the picture below, the North Concourse is on the left, my hotel is on the right.  But we are in the West Concourse which is a completely separate building that requires crossing multiple streets on skywalks.  Just to give you an idea of how big it is, the employees use Segways to get around.


It was a great first day, but on to my birthday card for today.  This is the card I made to “Swap” with other people attending.


And of course, I had to add a little something extra on the inside too.


But I have a little confession to make.  I tried just stamping the row of wine glasses, but I wanted to randomly color the wine in the glasses to match the front of the card.  Well, the Stampin’ Blends bled thru a little bit on the back of the card…..so this was my solution.  I just added a separate strip backed by a little Merry Merlot cardstock.  The name of the cardstock color is kind of fitting for this card….don’t you think?


The stamp set I used is called Half Full. (Maybe because the wine glasses are half full??). I like to buy stamp sets that are versatile as I feel like I’m getting more for my money.  And this stamp set fits the bill.  You can use this set to make a birthday card like I did, or maybe you’re having friends over for a little wine party and you need an invitation, or how about a gift tag to go with a bottle of wine?  And don’t forget Christmas cards too…there are fun sentiments for that too.   I might have to have a “Wine” week to show all those cards!


If you’d like to make this card, these are the supplies that you will need:

  • Stamp Sets: Half Full and Perennial Birthday
  • Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock: Cut 4 ¼” x 11”; Score at 5 ½”
  • Cherry Cobbler Cardstock: Cut 5 ¼” x 4”  and another piece 4 ¼” x 1 ¼”, plus a scrap for tag background
  • Old Olive Cardstock: Cut 5” x 3 ¾”, plus scrap for bottle background
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock – Cut 4 ¾” x 3 ½” plus a piece 4 1/8” x 1 1/8”  and scraps for tag and bottle
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Stampin’ Blends: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and Soft Suede
  •  Stamperatus – optional, but it makes stamping the wine glasses in a straight line and evenly spaced rows very easy!!)


Happy Stamping!


There is only 1 day left for you to order your Paper Pumpkin so that you will receive the special Christmas edition!  The deadline is tomorrow, November 10th!  Each month is a different crafting project with all the supplies right in the box! You can ORDER and  find more information HERE!


NEED SUPPLIES?  Click on the image below (or the shopping card image n the sidebar) and it will take you Thedirectly to my Stampin’ Up! shopping site.  If you don’t already have a demonstrator….I would love to be yours!  Just choose me as your demonstrator when you are checking out with all your fabulous Stampin’ Up! items!  Can’t decide what to choose?  Contact me and I’ll help you choose the perfect items for your project.  If your order is less than $150, please use the HOST CODE listed below and I will send you a small thank you gift for ordering with me. If your order is more than $150….DO NOT use the Host Code as you will receive your own Stampin’ Rewards with your order.

Did you know that I offer monthly classes and workshops?  If you would like to make your own cards to send that personal touch to your family & friends, then I hope you’ll join me and other crafters for a Card & Chat – a time of card making and fellowship.   You can find the schedule and how to sign up to attend on my Classes and Workshops page.  You can also comment on this post if you have questions or would like more information. 

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