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Here's to Celebrating You! Card ~ Perennial Birthday

Here's to Celebrating You! Card ~ Perennial Birthday

by Phyllis Shepherd, Independent Stampin’ UP!® demonstrator



Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock - #144245

Basic Black Cardstock - #121045

Melon Mambo Cardstock - #115320

Whisper White Cardstock - #100730

accessories/adhesives/stamp pad

Snail Adhesive - #104332

Stampin’ Dimensionals - #104430

Stampin’ Trimmer - #126889

Memento Ink Pad - #132708

Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine - #143263

Magnetic Platform - #130658

Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies - #145372

Layering Circles Framelits Dies - #141705

Big Shot Platform - #142802

Petal Pair Embossing Folder - #145656

Pearl Basic Jewels - #144219

Stampin’ Blends – Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Flirty Flamingo

stamp set

Perennial Birthday - #145757 (wood); #145760 (clear)


  • Card base: Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock – Score a full sheet at 4 ¼” and 5 ½”, and then use the Stampin’ Trimmer to cut in half on the diagonal. You will need to remove the scoring blade to have enough room to cut the full sheet.
  • Whisper White Cardstock (inside) – 4” x 5 ¼”; stamp the saying in Memento Ink and the little flower. Color in the flower with the Stampin’ Blends. Adhere to the inside of the card base.


  • Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock – 4” x 5 ¼”, use the Big Shot to make a ‘sandwich’ in this order for the Big Shot Cutting Machine: Big Shot Platform, a standard cutting pad, the floral Petal Pair Embossing Folder slanted on the piece, and the other standard cutting pad. Run this ‘sandwich’ through the machine. Cut this piece in half from corner to corner diagonally. Adhere to the front right flap of the card.
  • Use the Big Shot to make a ‘sandwich’ in this order for the Big Shot Cutting Machine: Magnetic Platform, a standard cutting pad, a piece of Basic Black Cardstock with the scalloped die that measures @ 2 ¾”, a Melon Mambo Cardstock piece and the circle die that measures @ 2 3/8”, a piece of Whisper White Cardstock with the third largest circle die, and the other standard cutting pad. Run this ‘sandwich’ through the machine.
  • Adhere the Melon Mambo circle to the Basic Black Scalloped circle using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Stamp on the Whisper White circle and color in the images.
  • On a scrap of Melon Mambo Cardstock, stamp the flower and cut out. Adhere a Stampin’ Dimensional on the back.
  • On a scrap of Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock, stamp the leaves and cut them out after coloring the centers with Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. Adhere the leaves with adhesive.
  • Remove the backing for the flower and adhere to the circle.
  • Adhere the black circle on the left flap.
  • Finish off with Pearl Basic Jewels.


If you would like a file of the above project, click on the link below.

Download 386.Here's to Celebrating You! Card ~ Perennial Birthday

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