Pierced Blooms For The Happiest of Birthdays

by Joanne James7. April 2022 15:00

It's Thursday and today's card is for a couple of challenges: 


I used the colour palette over at TGIF Challenges (love those colours!) and the new sketch over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for a birthday card to pay homage to a favourite retiring stamp set and some of my most favourite ever dies - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Happiest of Birthdays - I used the big sentiment from 'Happiest of Birthdays' front and centre - the size of this greeting really makes a card, with nothing more than some decoration required.

Farewell Pierced Blooms - For said decoration, I used my Pierced Blooms Dies to cut some flowers and leaves and layered them to decorate both the outside and the inside of my card, where I also used another of the sentiments in the set:

Finishing Touches - A strip of contrasting Brights designer paper, some 'retired) sparkly enamel dots and a pair of tiny brushed brass butterflies add some final finishing touches:

Some of my favourite retiring products today though, both of which will be 'keepers' for me; it's not all sad though - I'm sure there will be some great new ones arriving soon!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day; I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (7) -

Alyson Mayo
Alyson MayoCanada
4/7/2022 4:14:39 PM #

Oh, this is so pretty! Love the die cut flowers as they have such a spring-like feel. The colours are beautiful together. Thanks for sharing with us at Atlantic Hearts Smile


Michelle Loncar
Michelle LoncarUnited States
4/7/2022 6:10:54 PM #

I love your card! The colors are wonderful and the florals are so pretty. Thanks for sharing at Atlantic Hearts.


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
4/7/2022 6:16:18 PM #

These are all such great products and I will be SAD to see them go!  This is just gorgeous and I predict a winner for sure!


Dena Hughes
Dena HughesUnited States
4/8/2022 9:46:53 PM #

Wow!  The colors are intense and so, so pretty together. I love how you grouped those lovely stitched flowers. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful card with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.


AnnaUnited States
4/10/2022 11:33:44 PM #

What a pretty card! I love all of the bold colors and the sentiment. Thank you for joining us this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and hope to see you again soon!
Anna, Design Team


Brandi R
Brandi RCanada
4/11/2022 11:28:03 AM #

Absolutely fabulous, I love the colours you chose and the flowers are amazing! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

Brandi R.
DT member AHSC


Alicia L O'Bryant
Alicia L O'BryantUnited States
4/12/2022 1:52:29 AM #

so very pretty.  love the stitched look.  I just ordered some stitched dies!  thank you for sharing your bold and bright card with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge last week and good luck!



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