September 2, 2008


Whew - I didn't think I'd get time to make anything for you today, but found a spare 20 minutes to put this piece of pink perfection together! (Ok, ok, so it might not be perfection, but I got hung up on the alliteration!)

Because I had limited time, I kept things ultra simple by using a monochromatic colour scheme. Anytime you find yourself stuck creatively, try doing something all in shades of the same colour, you'll love the results!

Images from the now retired Stem Silhouettes stamp set were stamped on Blush Blossom card using Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose ink. The sentiment from the wonderful One of a Kind set was stamped in Regal Rose.

I added a pierced border with my mat pack and piercing tool, stopping short of the corner where I'd add three Pretty in Pink brads. This just created a bit more visual interest.

The Blush Blossom layer was adhered to a mat of Regal Rose using Stampin' Dimensionals.

I then cut out 8 scalloped strips with my Slit punch. 4 each in Regal Rose and Pretty in Pink. Each strip was made up of five scallops. The scallops were layered on each other, then adhered to the focal image using SNAIL adhesive.

I covered a Regal Rose cardbase with the pretty polka dot paper from the Spring Fling pack (yup, still got spring on the brain!) The bow was tied with Regal Rose wide grosgrain ribbon. I adhered the focal image using Stampin' Dimensionals and was done!

Even with all the punching, this only took 20 minutes from sitting down at my desk to being finished. The monochromatic colour scheme just simplifies the whole process.

I had hoped to make a second card and set up a post to run automatically for you tomorrow as I'll be out and about celebrating my birthday! However, a day spent with the maintenance guy for our rental house got in the way....but I'll be back soon with something fun to share. In the meantime, don't forget my Birthday Blowout special!

I'll end with a photo of the gorgeous bouquet my parents and youngest brother sent today. It's so beautiful, but even more stunning is the amazing scents filling the house! There's nothing like fresh flowers to brighten your day, Thanks Mum, Dad and Leroy!

Stampin Supplies:
Stamp Sets: Stem Silhouettes, One of a Kind
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose
Card stock: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Blush Blossom
Paper: Spring Fling Designer paper
Punches: Slit punch
Accessories: Mat pack and piercing tool, Regal Rose wide grosgrain ribbon, Soft Subtles brads, Stampin’ Dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive.

All supplies available from Stampin' Up! Please email me to purchase.


  1. A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY for tomorrow Sarah, I hope you have a wonderful day.

  2. That card is beautiful, I love those colours!

    And the flowers are gorgeous. I hope you have a lovely birthday tomorrow!

  3. Wow! Love this card - another one of yours added to my desktop!

    Happy Birthday for tomorrow!!

  4. WoW Sarah!! What a great blog! My husband is on afternoon shift this week so I am home alone... Just had a great evening looking at all your wonderful creations and picking up lots of handy tips ( I only started stamping in June)Thanks so much for being so generous with sharing your knowledge and expertise

  5. Beautiful card Sarah.
    Happy Birthday too.

  6. Happy Birthday today!!! (seeing as it is Wednesday now :) )
    Those flowers look gorgeous - I wish I had smell-o-vision on the computer. the card is lovely too. Monochrome does something a bit special to a card I think.

  7. This card is PINK PERFECTION!!Just love it.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! as it is now Wednesday! And I am the one to get the Present!! My Aug Beautiful Bundle arrived this morning - what a TREAT! Enjoy your special day!

  8. A very pretty card, simple, sweet and soft, I like it a lot!
    I hope you enjoy your birthday, best wishes!

  9. Hi Sarah
    I just loooove this monochromatic card! I need to have a play ... and will probably copy your design ... ONCE AGAIN!!! You are such an inspiration! Happy Happy Birthday! Hope it is full of lots of surprises and ... your flowers are just soooo gorgeous! Have a wonderful day!

  10. A gorgeous card, gorgeous flowers, and a gorgeous blog! I need a good hour to sit down and look at everything. Happy Birthday, Sarah!

  11. Sarah this monochromatic card is absolutely amazing! Just discovered your blog and bookmarked it for sure ... I just need a few days to look at the other stunning creations on your blog!!

  12. I think pink perfection is perfect! I love it!


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