Sunday, February 17, 2013

Best Of Birthdays Blog Tour

Hello!  Welcome to the RemARKable Stampers 25th Anniversary "Best Of" Blog Tour!  This month we will be featuring products using the Best of Birthdays stamp set. This set features 5 images that were featured in previous stamp sets and one brand-new image -- how fun!  I made 2 birthday cards and a candy treat that I would like to share with you today.  (Yep....jelly beans are already in the stores!  lol)  Here is a closer view of my first card:

Using Designer Series Paper makes creating cards a snap!  You just pick the patterns you want to use, choose the coordinating colors of card stock, and your work is done!  This card features Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Primrose Petals, and Whisper White card stock and the Patio Party Designer Series Paper.  I added some Midnight Muse 3/8" Stitched Satin ribbon at the seam between the two pieces of Designer Series Paper.  I colored the cupcake with Stampin' Write Markers, and added a little Dazzling Diamonds to the icing to give it a little sparkle.  I like how the cupcake image coordinates with the cupcake sheets of Patio Party Designer Series Paper. 

Here is my second card:

I just love the new All Dressed Up framelits!!
Inside greeting is from the All Dressed Up stamp set.

I used some Designer Series Paper again on this card.  The dress was cut out with one of the All Dressed Up framelits and the Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper.  Isn't it just so cute?  I think it looks like a summer sundress -- can you tell I am eager for warmer weather to come?  The dress form was also cut with one of the All Dressed Up framelits and Real Red card stock.  I used the Extra-Large Oval punch to punch out the birthday greeting, and attached it to the front of the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I added a pearl "necklace" and some pearl accents to the oval with our Pearl Basic Jewels.  The Fancy Fan embossing folder adds a little flair to the Tempting Turquoise card stock.   

The last project I made was a little candy treat that is perfect for birthday party favors.  I used our 1" x 8" cello bags and filled it with jelly beans.  Our cello bags have an adhesive strip at the top that keeps the candy in the bag.  I used a small piece of  Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon to attach the Happy Birthday tag and tie a bow at the top.

You can order the Best of Birthdays stamp set now until March 31, 2014.  Here are all of the images included in the set:

Best of Birthdays
#132929  $14.95 Clear Mount only

As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, Stampin' Up! is including a collector's card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.

Thank you for visiting today!  Now it's time to click on the icon below to visit Linda's blog and see what she has created.  See you soon!  (Here is a link to Linda's blog, just in case the icon is not working:


  1. Love the idea of using the oval image as a tag, Nancy!

  2. Nancy, of all the Patio Party DSP cards I've seen I like yours the very best! (Please don't tell the others...haha). Love your sparkly "frosting", too!