Stampin’ Up! True Love Birthday Card for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Welcome back to another Amy’s Inkin’ Krew blog hop!  This month we are all creating projects with a “Birthday” theme. My birthday card spotlights the True Love Designer Series Paper from the January – June 2021 Mini Catalog which is all beautiful patterns in black and white. Enjoy!

The Paper Cuts

  • True Love Designer Series Paper: largest rectangle die cut from Stitched Rectangle Dies, 5 1/4″ x 3/8″ (inside), 5 3/4″ x 2 1/4″ (envelope) and the colored and fussy cut flowers and leaves.
  • Rich Razzleberry Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ (card base) and the 3rd largest scallop circle die cut from Layering Circles Dies.
  • Basic Black Cardstock: 5 1/4″ x 3 7/8″ and the “Happy” die from Word Wishes Dies.
  • Basic White Cardstock: 5 1/4″ x 4″ and the 4th largest smooth circle die cut from Layering Circles Dies.

The Creating

  • I used Rich Razzleberry Light and Dark Stampin’ Blends to color the floral images. I used Old Olive Light and Dark Stampin’ Blends to color the leaves and stem. I highlighted the floral centers with a shadow of Light Smokey Slate Stampin’ Blend. In total, there is a cluster of 3 flowers, a bud with a leaf and a separate flower and leaf to layer underneath. After coloring I fussy cut with Paper Snips leaving a narrow margin of white.
  • I aligned the “Happy” die cut on the white circle die cut and stamped “Birthday” from the Well Said Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Ink. I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the die cut above the stamped sentiment and to adhere the circles together.
  • I stamped the inside sentiment on the Basic White panel with Tuxedo Black Ink. I adhered the DSP strip and a fussy cut flower image with liquid glue. This flower was salvaged from the edge of the DSP and trimmed slightly with my Paper Trimmer to align with the edges of my panel.
  • The card was assembled with liquid glue with the exception of the large cluster of flowers which is popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The envelope flap panel was trimmed with Paper Snips after adhering.
  • I colored 3 Rhinestone Basic Jewels with the Rich Razzleberry Dark Stampin’ Blend to embellish the card front.

You can find a list of products and links used to make this card below.

Alright, on with the hop!  Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Tara Carpenter’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Terry Lynn Bright created.

If you get lost along the way, the participants and links are listed below:

  1. Mary Deatherage
  2. Jaimie Babarczy
  3. Jillian Good
  4. Karen Ksenzakovic
  5. Leslie Larkin
  6. Akiko Sudano
  7. Connie Troyer
  8. Sue Prather
  9. Terry Lynn Bright
  10. Donna Leonard – You Are Here!
  11. Tara Carpenter
  12. Krista Yagci
  13. Amy Koenders

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Product List

Newly Added Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick Bundles

Stampin’ Up! has released two new coordinating bundles available now through June 30, 2021. Click HERE to see the details and card samples. 

February 2021 Paper Pumpkin-Subscribe by Feb 10

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and coordinating envelopes. Kit includes card bases, decorative die-cut pieces, embellishments, and more.
  • Card Size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, Envelope Size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ 
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Just Jade, Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow, Rococo Rose
  • Coordinates with the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper, an exclusive Sale-A-Bration item (free with any $50 retail purchase – – a 3 month Paper Pumpkin Subscription would qualify).


Subscribe to the February 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 January and 10 February at the link below.  Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

Product List


155223 | Flower & Field Designer Series Paper

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There’s no better time to join Stampin’ Up! than during Sale-A-Bration. On top of the regular bonuses there are five FREE packs of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog included in your Starter Kit if you join during Sale-A-Bration!

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January – June 2021 Mini Catalog

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2020-21 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog

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18 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! True Love Birthday Card for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

  1. Julie Johnston February 9, 2021 / 4:28 pm

    Stunning. Impressive. Elegant. Probably there are more words I could use, but you get the idea. Your coloring and fussy cutting are impeccable. Gorgeous card. If I wasn’t so lazy I MIGHT CASE this one!


  2. Leslie Larkin February 9, 2021 / 1:14 pm

    Beautiful, Donna. I like everything you did!


  3. Stamps-N-Lingers February 9, 2021 / 9:38 am

    Wow! Your flowers are simply stunning!! What a beautiful card! 🙂


  4. JoAnn B. February 9, 2021 / 9:14 am

    Gorgeous card. Love your coloring of those pretty flowers. TFS


  5. stampwithamyk February 9, 2021 / 7:46 am

    Oh my goodness Donna, that’s stunning!! Love the colors, perfect design too! 🙂


  6. Karen Ksenzakovic February 9, 2021 / 7:41 am

    Absolutely Stunning Donna 🙂 Your fussy cutting is perfect, I’m jealous. LOVE the Rich Razzleberry with the black, it just pops


    • Stamp Dabbles February 9, 2021 / 7:47 am

      Thank you, Karen! The fussy cutting is a sign of my age…Ive been stamping since before there were die cuts, 😆. I try not to do it, but those flowers aren’t bad and are worth it!


  7. Jillian Good February 9, 2021 / 7:32 am

    How beautiful! I am a sucker for purple and this is just gorgeous.


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