Welcome to the newest two-week Make My Monday challenge, #185.  Our host for this challenge, Mary V., chose birthday wishes for the theme.  When you finish here, I hope you will visit the challenge site to see what the rest of the design team members created.  After being inspired by the variety of projects, I would love to see your creation in our gallery!

My inspiration came from being tagged on a facebook post originally created by ??  I’ve spent 30 minutes searching for it and can’t find the post.  If it looks familiar to you, or know who the initial poster was, please, please let me know so I can update the post.  Her set of cards were stunning and I thought I could CASe her cards.

Here’s just three of the twelve cards I quickly and easily created after watching the video:



  • These cards were all created in a single layer. The base for each card measures 5-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • The white cardstock for the front, after trimming, measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
  • The last measurement is for the inside white cardstock panel, which measures my usual 4 by 5-1/4 inches.
  • Next, I trimmed a coordinating piece of 6 x 6 inch DSP (designer series paper) to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for each envelope. The envelope seals were punched using a different color from the 6 x 6 inch DSP as well.

What I Did:

I figured since every picture equals one thousand words, I’d use pictures instead of words for parts of this card.







  • I used the Hand-penned Petals for the flowers and leaves.
  • The Hand-Penned Petals stamp set contains two sets of two-stamp flowers, so I didn’t even have to color the flowers. Score! I simply stamped the outlines in Momento Tuxedo Black. Then, I used the filler stamps and my chosen ink for the flowers and leaves themselves. Easy-peasy.
  • The sentiments come from the Flowing Flowers stamp set, but just about any sentiments will work for these cards.
  • The blotches, splotches, and grain patterned stamps come from the Gorgeous Leaves stamp set.
  • Since everything is one layer, I only used multipurpose liquid glue to adhere all the pieces together.
  • Finally, I added basic pearl jewels or matte black jewels to the centers of the flowers.
  • With that, I’d finished twelve cards in one night.

Why I Made Sets of 4 Cards:

My mom and my aunt aren’t getting around as easily as they used to do..  Christmas presents for them isn’t easy either, because they say they really don’t need anything.  However, this year, Stampin’ Up! has released a new product that’s perfect for each of them for Christmas!

Here’s what inspired me to start creating multiple sets of cards:

I’ve already ordered two of these kits, and am patiently (maybe not that patiently) awaiting their arrival!

Here’s and unboxing video from Sara, the Stampin’ UP! CEO:





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