Saturday, 4 May 2013

Perfectly Penned Poetry Birthday Card

Hey Stampers,

How are we on this fine Saturday ? I am still fighting a head cold, but otherwise and great. Its a beautiful day today ! Nice and sunny, and even though I am working, its nice to see the sun shining in the windows ! My card today is a more masculine birthday card, but could be used for anyone. I love the beautiful Print Poetry DSP Stack in the Spring Mini but haven't gotten to use it much, so that was my starting point for this card. The color combo of Midnight Muse, Crumb Cake, Summer Starfruit and Gumball Green is so rich and lovely ! I used a bunch of different stamp sets on this card - Everything Eleanor, French Foliage and Perfectly Penned. Take a look at what I came up with !

There are so many great elements going on here ! I am so in love with that label image from Everything Eleanor, aren't you ?? I stamped it in Summer Starfruit onto Very Vanilla cardstock, and then stamped the script stamp from French Foliage all over it in Crumb Cake ink. It really adds a nice background to the image. Then I stamped my sentiment from Perfectly Penned in Midnight Muse ink and cut out the label with my Paper Snips. My Crumb Cake layer measures 4" x 5-1/4" and I stamped it with the swirls image from Everything Eleanor with Crumb Cake ink and the splatter image from French Foliage with Midnight Muse ink. I will SO miss that splatter !! 

I picke out 3 of my favourite patterns of DSP from the Print Poetry stack and cut them into strips of varying widths. I then used my 1" Square Punch to give them banner ends, and adhered them to my Crumb Cake layer. I then took a small piece of the 3/8" Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon, cut a banner end in the end with my Craft & Paper Scissors (the ONLY thing I use to cut my ribbons), and adhered it to my layer. I love the look of clustered banners like that ! After adhering my layer to a Midnight Muse card base, I took one of the huge and YUMMY Silver Basics Designer Buttons, tied it with some Linen Thread, and added that to my banners piece. I love how those buttons can add a bit of shine and sparkle without being feminine! If you like them too, get them before they are gone ! They are in the Spring Mini catalogue that retires at the end of this month. 

Thats my card for today ! I really hope you like it. Don't forget to check out the Retirement Lists for stamps and accessories and also the Spring Mini catalogue, which is gone soon as well. Thanks a lot for coming by today and Happy Stamping !!


Stamp Sets: Everything Eleanor (wood #124162, clear #124164), French Foliage (wood #120845, clear #121166), Perfectly Penned (wood #122890, clear #122892)

Ink: Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin' Pad #126991, Midnight Muse Classic Stampin' Pad #126860, Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad #126975

Paper: Midnight Muse #126843, Crumb Cake #120953, Very Vanilla #101650, Print Poetry DSP Stack #129312

Accessories: 3/8" Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon #126848, 1" Square Punch #124094, Silver Basics Designer Buttons #129325, Linen Thread #104199 


  1. Beautiful card, Catherine! I just love all of the fun details! :) Following you too now! Have a great day!

  2. love the watermarks!! very nice Catherine!

    1. Thanks friend !! OH and did you know its only 72 days until our CONVENTION extravaganza !?! WOOP WOOP !! Loves ya xox

  3. I love your creativity. Great projects! I'm a new follower! Blessings!!