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Stamping with Friends Blog Hop - Birthday

Stamping with Friends Blog Hop

I'm excited to be participating in my first Stampin' with Friends Blog Hop. A Card Sketch Challenge with a Birthday Theme is the focus of this blog hop. I created my own card sketch (my first of many, I hope) and then designed a birthday card with it. My card features products from the Pansy Petals Suite and one of our newest In Colors, Fresh Freesia. I hope you like this card as much as I loved designing it.

Blank 2000 x 2000

Card Sketch Cutting & Scoring Dimensions

***Please note that dimensions and shapes can be changed to suit your own creative expression.

  • Card Base = 4 1/4" x 11", score at 5 1/2" on long side, fold in half.
  • Card front layer (DSP) = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Small card stock square = 1 1/4" x 1 1/4"
  • Large card stock square = 1 3/8" x 1 3/8"
  • Card stock for sentiment = use size and shape to accommodate your chosen sentiment.
  • Ribbon, trim or card stock to go across card front = 1/4" - 1/2"
  • Basic White or other neutral card stock for the inside of card = 5 1/4" x 4"

Pansy Petals Suite by Stampin' Up!

Such a pretty card for a spring birthday or simply for someone who loves flowers in general or pansies specifically.
Pansy Petals Suite by Stampin' Up!

The pansies were cut from the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper using the small pansy die cut from the Pansy Dies. I fussy cut the small leaves from another print in the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper pack. I placed a small Pale Papaya rhinestone from the 2021-2023 In Color Jewels in the center of each pansy for a bit of bling. I wrapped Fresh Freesia Open Weave Ribbon around the entire card front and tied a knot at the right side. The sentiment from the Pansy Patch stamp set was stamped in Fresh Freesia ink on Basic White card stock then punched with the Double Oval Punch. I decided to layer white on white ovals. 
Pansy Petals Suite by Stampin' Up!

I die cut another small pansy from Pansy Petals DSP and adhered it to the inside of the card for an added touch.
Pansy Petals Suite by Stampin' Up!

For more creative inspiration, please click on the "Next Blog" box below. You'll be visiting Tracie St-Louis' blog For The Love Of Stamping.

Stamping with Friends Blog Hop


Stampin' Up! products used to create my card above - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.

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Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I hope you have found creative inspiration here. I also hope that you will continue on with the Stamping with Friends Blog Hop by clicking on "Next Blog".

Happy stamping!


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Linda Moore

Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing and hopping with us.

Mary Knabe

Thanks so much, Linda. I'm glad you asked me to join your Stamping with Friends Blog Hop.

Tracie St Louis

Lovely card!

Mary Knabe

Thank you, Tracie.

Donna Schnees

This is one of my favorite stamp sets from the new catalog, Love it!

Caron Bailey

Beautiful this suite, but somehow a little intimidated by it...this card and sketch makes it a little easier. Good job on both the sketch and the 1st hop with the group

Mary Knabe

Thanks so much, Donna. It is a fantastic stamp set!

Mary Knabe

Thanks very much, Sharon. I too was a bit intimidated by the Pansy Patch Bundle, but am so glad I bought it. You can mix and match colors to make a bunch of different pansies. I enjoyed participating in this Stamping with Friends Blog Hop.

Tricia Butts

Simply beautiful card design. Love how you have used this pretty paper for this sketch.

Mary Knabe

Thanks very much, Tricia.

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