Kelly’s Stamping Friends Birthday Blog Hop

Hello everyone, and welcome to a very special blog hop this evening. I have joined up with a lovely bunch of crafty friends to celebrate Kelly’s Birthday! Grab a coffee and a slice of birthday cake and enjoy all the birthday themed projects we are sharing.

My project this evening is also a bit of a sneak peak into some of the new products that will be available to purchase starting June 4th. To say this new catalogue is amazing would be an understatement – it’s going to be a big year. But back to Kelly’s birthday and the card I have made for her.

In total I have used 4 new products tonight, and as I sit down to write this blog post I have realised that the products come from 3 different suites in the new catalogue. That just goes to show how much effort Stampin’ Up! go to in order to give us a catalogue full of coordinating products.

The background paper I have used come from the Bird Ballad suite. This DSP pack is a gorgeous combination of birds, florals and basic patterns, resulting in so many options for use. On top of this paper I have added a layer of crumb cake card stock and also some Petal Pink Organdy ribbon from the brand new Perennial Essence suite.

Also from the Perennial Essence suite is the Petal Pink vellum that I have stamped the sentiment on as well as the stitched shape I have used in my floral cluster.

The star of the card is the gorgeous (and huge) magnolia flower from the new Good Morning Magnolia stamp set. I heat embossed the large flower (in white) onto crumb cake card stock, and then used white craft ink to colour it in. Once this was dry I used an aqua painter to add colour over the white, using Old Olive for the leaves and the new In-Colour Rococo Rose for the petals. Once all this was completely dry, I went over with wink of stella to make it really sparkle.

To finish with I added a few extra sprigs cut from the Well Written dies. To match the colour I coloured a scrap of card in the same way described above (white ink and then colour) and then cut the sprigs.

I’ve used another fussy cut magnolia and some more DSP to decorate the envelope. Decorating envelopes is such a nice touch. Can you imagine getting a glimpse of something beautiful in amongst those bills and election junk mail – your recipient is smiling before they even open the card!

I hope you enjoy all the projects being shared tonight, and I especially hope Kelly has an awesome birthday!

Next up tonight is the lovely Tina

1 Kelly Kent
2 Shannon Kissane
3 Tina Gillespie
4 Monique Fielder
5 Leonie Stuart
6 Michelle Strazds
7 Mandy Depiazzi
8 Rochelle Blok
9 Narelle Simm
10 Catherine Creer
11 Lou Kitzelman
12 Sandra Collett
13 Sharon Dalton
14 Denise Buetler
15 Siobhan Fitzsimmons
16 Jan McQueen
17 Cathy Pinchbeck
18 Richelle Fletcher
19 Melissa Gifford
20 Rachael Lewsley
21 Nicole Wilson
22 Julia Quinn
23 Sheila Pybus
24 Leonie Schroder


  1. Beautiful card Shannon. It’s so pretty and I love how you’ve combined the products from the different suites.


  2. Gorgeous card Shannon! I love that you used so many of your new products – it’s so much fun to play! Thanks for being part of my birthday celebrations! Kelly x


  3. I would 1000 times rather get this in the mailbox than any more election junk!!! Beautiful card, Shannon. I love all the layers you’ve used. It’s soft and feminine and just oh so pretty. I especially love the matching envelope, that’s going the extra mile.


  4. Stunning card Shannon! I love the steps you’ve taken to colour your lovely Magnolia – such an interesting effect! And you’ve combined the elements from the different suites so effortlessly. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Loove the pink vellum. And the sweet softness of your card. The watercolouring with the white ink is stunning. All of this is so gorgeous. The magnolia makes a divine centrepiece on your card and envelope!

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  6. what a stunning card! So worthy of the Magnolia Stamp lol … I love the technique you used – havent done it in some time so must revisit that. Thanks for the reminder 🙂


  7. This is beautiful Shannon. I love the soft, dreamy effect you get with the white embossing and colouring on the Crumb Cake. Fabulous!


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