Celebrate Today and Some Dots Playing with Retro Rubber

By Debbie Mageed, Celebrate Today, Moon Baby, Baby Card, Kids Card, Stampin Up


We had such a great gallery in our last Retro Rubber challenge, celebrating love with an inspirational photo. Thank you to those who played with us!  We are now on to our next fun challenge – Dots or Circles. We hope you will show one of your older stamps some love and play along! I needed to make a baby card for a dear friend, having a baby after a 10 year hiatus. 🙂 She had a little boy – her third – so I found a great designer paper from the brand new DSP stack, Picture Perfect Party in the Occasions Catalog. It went perfectly with Celebrate Today, which debuted in the 2015 Occasions Catalog and made it into the Annual Catalog but retired with our current catalog. For the inside of the card, I used Moon Baby, which we first saw in the 2017 Occasions Catalog and is currently still available in the Annual Catalog.


By Debbie Mageed, Celebrate Today, Moon Baby, Baby Card, Kids Card, Stampin Up


 It’s All in the Details
  • Card Dimensions: 4 1/2″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • First, the balloons were cut and stamped with Pool Party. Then, the bow and streamer were inked up and cut with the coordinating framelits.
  • The sentiment was inked in Bermuda Bay and cropped with a stitched rectangle die cut.
  • Once the background panels were cut, the Whisper White cardstock was dry embossed in the Polka Dot embossing folder, then the panels were adhered together. A small panel with DSP and Bermuda Bay were adhered together.
  • Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon was wrapped around both panels with ends tied into a knot and the entire panel was adhered to the Pool Party card base.
  • Once the balloons were put together, they were popped up with dimensionals onto the card base. Lastly, the sentiment was adhered to the card base with dimensionals.


 InsideBy Debbie Mageed, Celebrate Today, Moon Baby, Baby Card, Kids Card, Stampin Up
  • I stamped the sentiment and adorable stuffed animal images, then colored them with Stampin’ Blends.


Quick List of Stampin’ Up! Products
  • Stamp Sets: Celebrate Today, Moon Baby
  • Paper: Picture Perfect Party DSP, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay
  • Ink: Pool Party, Bermuda Bay
  • SU Tools: Balloon Framelits, Perfect Polka Dots TIEF,     Non-SU: Stitched Rectangle Die Cuts
  • Finishing Touch: Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon


I would like to submit my card to the following challenges. Please check them out and play along with me:


Now, it’s your turn! Please stop by and check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration over at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog then get your much-loved older stamps out and play along! Please READ the Challenge Guidelines below to be eligible to win. The challenge closes on Friday, February 23rd.


Challenge Guidelines
  • We require stamps older than one year. New papers/dies are great – but you must use at least one stamp older than a year and describe the age in your blog post.
  • Post your new creation to your blog or online gallery.  No back-linking prior to the beginning date of the challenge.
  • Feel free to combine our challenge with others but in order to be eligible as one of our Top Five winners, you may not have submitted your project to more than 10 total.


Thanks for coming to my blog today and hope you will leave me a comment! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me any time. Want to know what’s new with SU?  Check out my What’s New on the menu. Until next time, have fun in your craft room!


DIY List of Stampin’ Up! Products


Celebrate Today Photopolymer Stamp Set

Celebrate Today Photopolymer Stamp Set

Balloon Framelits Dies

Balloon Framelits Dies

Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Bermuda Bay 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon

Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon




  1. Good Morning, Debbie! Your delightful, dot-full, monochromatic circle-full card is beautiful! Loving all the sizes of “round” on this sweet creation, and your imagination for using all those dots within dots! I especially like the CELEBRATE combined with the BABY word. Thanks for the lovely inspiration! xx

  2. a fabulous card !

    thank you so much for playing along with us at make my Monday!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  3. Debbie, what a sweet and beautiful Baby card, the balloons are perfect for celebrating a new arrival in the family, love the cute little banners across both of them.
    Fabulous dotted background with fabulous colors for a Baby card.

  4. Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your loved ones. Love this card. The soft colors are beautiful……

  5. Sweet card, and beautiful colors Thanks for playing along with us at International Art & Soul. Good Luck, Maggie, DT

  6. Debbie, I love this card, the colour palette is totally me. I love all the little details on your cards, and the inside on this one is adorable..I never think to do inside..food for thought. Cx

  7. Priyadarshini Mishra

    Wonderful card.
    Thank you for joining us at Make my Monday Challenge Blog.

  8. The banners on the balloons are so cute! And that border on the inside is so adorbs! Love it!

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