I began today’s birthday card with some of my favorite, retiring, designer paper, Pressed Petals. This paper blends beautifully with Very Vanilla, so that’s what I chose for the card base.

Incidentally, the music paper I used for photographing is one of the Pressed Petals designs.

By su Mohr for TGIF; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Pressed Petals DSP, Layering Square Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Ornate Frames Dies Ornate Layers Dies, Ornate Floral embossing; #birthdaycards #femininecards #femininebirthdaycards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #pressedpetals #ornateframes #ornatelayers #ornatefloral #hostcodegifts #burlaponcards #retiringproducts #lastchance

Pressed Petals on Burlap


I layered the Thick Very Vanilla card base with paper that looks just like burlap, cut with an Ornate Layers Die.

If you love this paper as much as I do, order it now while it’s still available. You can click on the picture in my Product List below to see all of the designs in the pack. It has 24 sheets, twice as many as the regular amount of 12.

Next, I used a Layering Squares Die to cut a square of Very Vanilla Cardstock, embossed with the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder.  This embossing folder is my Host Code gift for the month of May. Read below to see how you can make it yours.


To add a”lacey” feel to the square, I used an Ornate Frames Die, cut from Mossy Meadow Cardstock. Then, I cut the shape in half, and glued the halves to the top and bottom of the square.

For additional “real” lace, I used Scalloped Lace Trim, which is attached with tiny dots of Liquid Glue.


I layered the square with a rectangle of Pressed Petals DSP, cut with a Stitched Rectangles Die.

The sentiment, “Happy Birthday,” is from the Special Someone Stamp Set, stamped in Mossy Meadow Ink, and cut with an Ornate Frames Die.


My layout was inspired by TGIF.


Read about my May gifts:

First of all, this month’s Host Code gift is something I know you’ll want in your collection. It’s the new, fabulous, Ornate Floral Embossing Folder that I used on today’s card. Just add my Host Code (DGMYPXET) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of May, and I will send the embossing folder to you in June.


Secondly, I’m having a drawing for two items: the Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set AND the Small Bloom Punch. Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100.00 order in May. Just click my “shop” button below to get started.


This is Stampin’ Up’s list of retiring items, so click here, then click on “Last-Chance Products” in my store. Order those bundles now while you get the 10% savings, and earn the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder from me, plus a chance to win the Small Bloom Punch and Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set.


Last, but not least, if you are a customer of mine, you will be receiving the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog sometime in May, with ordering beginning June 3rd. The catalog happens to have a brand new stamp set (page 48) that coordinates with the Small Bloom Punch!

Thanks so much for stopping by! My birthday is in May, so I’m especially happy to have you celebrating with me.

 I gifted myself with a Stampin’ Up! pre-order on Tuesday, and I’m so excited to receive it! Demonstrators are able to order from the new catalog a month early. It’s easy to become a Demonstrator, and there’s no obligation to sell. You can just enjoy your 20% discount! Send me an email if this sounds like something you’d like to do.

You can also click “JOIN” if you’d like to learn more.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you’re a winner!


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