Elegant Card with Happy Birthday to You Stamps and Coordinating Dies

Elegant Birthday Card Featuring Happy Birthday to You by Stampin' Up!


Welcome to the new challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters! We enjoyed our tea [challenge] and now it’s time to play with our beautiful designer papers! It took me a while when I first started stamping to feel comfortable using them, but now I can’t imagine making a card without them. They can give a theme, colors, and textures – all while providing a wonderful backdrop for the focal image. My only problem for this card was which one to use! The Magnolia Lane DSP is gorgeous and made the background I was really looking for to make an elegant birthday card with the Happy Birthday to You Sale-A-Bration stamp set (free with a $50 order!) and its coordinating Birthday dies, from the new Product Coordination Release. Hope you will go through your stash of beautiful designer papers and show them some love with us!


Elegant Birthday Card Featuring Happy Birthday to You by Stampin' Up!


My Secrets to Making This Happy Birthday to You Project

  • My A6 card started with Basic Black 12×12 cardstock, cut to 4 1/2″ x 12″ and scored at 4″ and 10″ on the 12″ side.
  • Two pieces of DSP were cropped for the card front.
    • One at 3 3/4″ x 4 1/4″
    • 1 3/4″ x 4 1/4″
  • I adhered them to the front after tying a pretty bow out of the Petal Pink ribbon.
  • Then, I used Petal Pink cardstock with the Nature’s Thoughts rectangle die. Love the beautiful detailing along the edges!
  • Whisper White cardstock, cut with a stitched oval die, was the perfect background for the cake.
Cake Details
  • Now, the Happy Birthday to You cake! Using Memento Black ink, I colored it with Stampin’ Blends (all listed below). I wasn’t quite happy with the cake – it just didn’t wow me yet. So, I decided to restamp the cake right over the colored image with black ink, VersaMark and clear embossing powder. THAT did it! My Stamparatus made this super easy to do, too! I liked it so much that I made another cake exactly like it and cropped out the flowers with the coordinating dies, which was the perfect touch for this card.
  • Three leaf branches from the Birthday dies were cropped and adhered under the oval piece.
  • The sentiment from Butterfly Wishes was stamped and heat embossed the same way as above, then cropped with the pretty die from Ornate Frames.
  • The finishing touch was adding the black rhinestones around the cake.


Product Spotlight: Happy Birthday to You 

Happy Birthday To You & All Dressed Up Dies by Stampin' Up!

Surprise your friends with a handmade birthday card featuring the Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set. Stamp and color or watercolor the beautiful birthday cake to create a masterpiece they can cherish. It’s a great way to wish them happy birthday and help them celebrate in style.

Create a custom die-cut birthday cake with floral decorations using the Birthday Dies. Pair the dies with the Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set to quickly and easily cut out stamped images from the set. Use the dies to make beautiful handmade cards and other paper crafts.
* 5 dies
* Largest die: 2-5/8″ x 3-7/16″ (6.7 x 8.7 cm)


















I am submitting this card to the following challenges:


Before You Go!


I hope you enjoyed my card today! If you did, please:
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  • Don’t forget to visit my Gallery for lots of ideas, and…
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  • Don’t forget to order your necessities – adhesives, along with coordinating inks and papers!


Thanks for coming to my blog today! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me any time.  Until next time, have fun in your craft room!



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  1. Hi Debbie, wow love your design here, teamie, the papers are gorgeous as is this beautiful stamp. Show cased beautifully.xx

  2. Beautifully designed card Debbie and the patterned paper is gorgeous. Like you I had a hard time choosing a paper, it seems to be an addiction for me buying papers!!

  3. OH WOW this is just gorgeous Sis! LOVE that patterned paper and your fancy fold design is FABULOUS!! Thanks for inspiration and here’s wishing you a WONDERFUL day ahead!! Hugs

  4. Lovely card! Thank you for sharing.

  5. Beautiful card – and the DP is stunning. What a great card to enter in our Anything Goes challenge. Love your fancy fold as well. Thanks for joining us this week over at The House that Stamps Built.

  6. This is so beautiful, Debbie! I love the design and the pink/black/white color combination. That cake die cut is fabulous!

  7. Using the Magnolia DSP to give an elegance to the gorgeous cake presentation was a brilliant idea! Love the card and the fun card fold. It’s already pinned, Real Sis! 🙂

  8. Beautiful card, just love it!

  9. This is so gorgeous!! I LOVE the color combo and the super fun fold!! The image is beautiful as well! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  10. Beautiful fold card, Debbie! Wonderful combination of the birthday cake and Magnolia Lane DSP!

  11. This is FABulous! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Happy Little Stampers February Anything Goes With Dies challenge! We hope you visit us often!
    Leslie, HLS Dies Team
    Love To Scrap 2

  12. That’s such a classy card. Those papers are beautiful with that stamp. Love Dawn x

  13. Really lovely card and choice of colors.

  14. Debbie, I love your beautiful design and will think of you when I make this.

  15. Beautiful card and color combo. Glad you joined us at The House That Stamps Built. Donna DT

  16. Great card! Love the unique fold! Thanks for joining us at The Repeat Impressions challenge


    A fabulous creation Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers Challenge. Marlene DT

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