Ornate Garden Birthday Card for Make My Monday


Hi there! I hope you had a great weekend and Easter if you celebrate! It’s time for a new challenge over at Make My Monday. I’m sure you will love this one because the theme is “Spring Flowers.” I’m so excited to see my daffodils in bloom!! Even my willow tree has the beginnings of leaves – so early for us in Michigan. I just got the new Ornate Garden Suite of products this week so it just made sense to use it. I just love it! The dies are fantastic for anyone who loves intricate dies like I do. This suite will be in the new annual catalog but is available now (while supplies last)!




My Color Selection

My Secrets to Making This Ornate Garden Project

  • This suite is wonderful! My A6 card started with Calypso Coral cardstock cut at 9″ x 6 1/4″ and scored at 4 1/2″ (on the long side). Then, Whisper White cardstock, cut at 6″x4 1/4″ with the DSP, cut at 5 7/8″x4 1/8″ were adhered together and put onto the card base.
  • The fun begins! I used stazon inks, first with the new saddle brown color but it didn’t go well with my card, so I stamped it again with black stazon over the brown.
  • Once it was dry (be patient!), I colored the flowers on the back side with Stampin’ Blends. Once I was finished, I fussy cut the whole image.
  • The Ornate Layers die cut both Blushing Bride and Whisper White cardstocks. I poked out the small detail pieces in the Whisper White but left them in Blushing Bride cardstock, then glued them together with a spray adhesive.
  • Both the Whisper White and Blushing Bride oval pieces were found in my stash of cut shapes! Score!! So, all I had to do was stamp the sentiment from Perennial Birthday onto the WW oval, then I cut the scalloped oval out of Calypso Coral.
  • The little flowers were cut from Whisper White and colored with Stampin’ Blends, then topped with the new Gilded Gems.
  • The new ribbon was tied into a triple loop bow.



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  1. This is so pretty Debbie. Our daffodils are over with now but our apple trees are in blossom and it’s glorious. Love Dawn x

  2. beautiful colours paper and layout a gorgeous card

  3. a fabulous card!

    happy easter

  4. What a lovely card. So many fabulous details. It has been an honor being on the design team with you. Thank you for your kind comments on the cards I have shared with MMM.


  5. Debbie,
    Lovely, lovely card. You have tempted me to buy the bundle.
    The details are phenomenal.
    Thank you my Friend.
    I did get some tea and coffee from Turkey last year. Now I am hoarding it!!! Sigh. But haven’t found a coffee pot.

  6. Oh BEAUITFUL Debbie ♥️
    Hugs Frenchie

  7. So pretty! Yet another gorgeous sheet of DSP from this new suite. You did a fabulous job coloring on the vellum. All the layers fit perfectly together, inside and out.

  8. Beautiful card. Lovely layout and great paper. Great to be on the team with you

  9. Very pretty! This goes perfect with our current challenge “Birthdays” at Patties Creations Design Challenge. Thanks for joining us…
    Artist and Owner

  10. A lovely Spring floral creation, lots to look at on there, many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More Challenges xxx

  11. Love the colors you used they’re so cheerful! Glad to be on the Design Team with you!

    Mary Ellen

  12. A really super creation, great colours, image and some lovely dies. All round lovely creation. Thank you for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge at Penny Black and More.

    Kath x

  13. That card is absolutely magnificent! When I first saw it, I thought you had stamped the floral image on vellum and even though you didn’t say it, you indicated it by saying you colored it on the back. Great idea and so pretty! Your creativity always amazes me and thanks for sharing.

  14. Beautiful card Debbie
    Can you share with a fellow demonstrator what tricks you used to get your frames cut so perfectly ?
    Thanks. Nancy

  15. Hi, Nancy! Thanks for your question! I just tried emailing you but it came back as undeliverable. Can you send me an email to debbie@secretstamper.com?

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