Happy Stampers February Blog Hop

Hi Stampers, today I am participating in my second Happy Stampers Blog Hop.  This is when a group of us from Happy Stampers share our projects with you all at the same time.  Visit my site and then hop over to the other sites by using the navigation arrows.  This will guide you to each set of projects.  Have fun and please leave comments as we have some fun blog candy waiting to be won. Happy Stamping.Stampin Stamping blog hop bannerThe theme for this blog hop is “Birthday Cards”  Today I made my card using a black and white theme with just a touch a pink.  I think the classic color combo suits most birthday occasions and was so fun to create.  I also added a darling mini coffee cup to coordinate with my card.  Add some sweets to the coffee cup and your gift is complete.

Stampin Up Tea Party Birthday Card and Coffee Cup

Stampin Up Tea Party Birthday Card by Kristi @ www.stampingwithkristi.comFor my birthday card I used so many fun products, some good old time favorites and a few  products from the new spring catalog. Stampin Up Tea Party Birthday Card by Kristi @ www.stampingwithkristi.com

Here is my card recipe:

Card Base:  Basic Black  4-1/4 by 11, scored at 5-1/2

Mat:Whisper White 4 by 5-1/4

Mat: Rose Red 3-7/8 by 5-1/8 Stamped

Mat: Whisper White, Memento black ink with  Something Lacy Stamp 3-3/4 by 5

Art Piece: Tea Party Stamp cut with oval Framelits

Oval Mats: Rose Red and Pink Pirouette cut with the oval framelits.

Embellishments: Pink Pirouette flowers, sponged with rose red.  Old Olive leaves punched with the bird builder punch. A large pearl was added to the center of the flowers.

Here is the Art Piece:

Stampin Up Tea Party card by Kristi @ www.stampingwithkristi.com The Oval was Whisper White card stock stamped with Vera Mark and then embossed with Black Embossing powder. The center of the stamp has a tea theme so I used my Stampin marker and proceeded to color my image with  the ink to rubber technique to color that part of the stamp.    I then used a happy birthday sentiment in the blank space.  After all the stamping, I hand cut the center image out and placed it on the embossed image with dimentionals.   I cut out two ovals from the oval framelits in pink pirouette and rose red. Embellishments: Pink Pirouette flowers, sponged with rose red.  Old Olive leaves punched with the bird builder punch. A large pearl was added to the center of the flowers. I added the rose red crochet ribbon from the artisan kit in the new spring catalog.

The Mini Coffee Cup:

Stampin Up Artisan Embellishment Kit Mini Coffee Cup card by Kristi @ www.stampingwithkristi.com I ordered the coffee cups from a Restaurant Supply house called www.webstaurantstore.com;  it was the 4oz coffee cup and matching lid.  I used a template to cover the cup from Deb Valder at stampladee@aol.com.  Please visit her site for the template for the coffee cup.

Here is the recipe: 

Cup Cover: Back to Black DSP

Banner: 1.5 x 3-1/4 stamped with Something Lacy with Memento black ink

Sentiment:   Stampin Up, Remembering Your Birthday stamped in Memento black ink and punched with the Decorative label punch.

Stampin Up Artisan Emblessishment Kit Stampin Up Artisan Embellishment Kit Coffee Cup card by Kristi @www.stampingwithkristi.com I added some pink pirouette flowers that I sponged in rose red with a large pearl for the center.  Old Olive leaves punched with the bird builder punch added for foliage to the decorations.  Again adding some rose red crochet ribbon finished off the cup.

Can I help you

If you would like to make this card and do not have a demonstrator I would be happy to help you.  You can visit my on-line store by clicking the shop with me button or contact me and I would be happy to help you.

More cards to see during our Blog Hop:

To see more cards from other Happy Stampers here are the links below.  You can click onto each site or use our handy arrows to navigate each page.  Click the forward button and that takes you to the next blog or if you want to go back just touch the back arrow to bring you back to the beginning.  I have enjoyed having you visit and hope that this hop fills you with ideas to make some fun birthday cards.

Amy Koenders:   http://stampwithamyk.com/2015/02/26/stampin-up-butterfly-basics-for-the-happy-stampers-blog-hop/

Sandi MacIver:  http://stampingwithsandi.com/celebrate-today-for-the-happy-stampers-blog-hop/

Mary Deatherage: http://stampsnlingers.com/2015/02/26/birthday-bash-blog-hop/

Kristi Gray;   https://stampingwithkristi.com/happy-stampers-february-blog-hop/

Heather Van Looy;  http://handcraftingwithheather.com/2015/02/26/happy-stampers-birthday-card-blog-hop-stampin-up/

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Blog Candy:

A blog hop would not be complete without some blog candy.  Please leave a comment with me  and you will be entered to win some blog candy.  I will pick a winner on Monday evening at 5.  The winner of this blog hop blog candy will receive a package of Rhinestones and some dimentionals  too.  Let me know your favorite color combination when you make your cards.

Here are the products I used to make my card:


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  1. Mary babet says:

    I so love your beautiful card and coffee cups. I love the background stamp and the color of the ribbon with the black and white. Its stunning! I am also anxious to try the new vellum sheer DSP that’s coming out for SAB!

  2. Roberta Morin says:

    That lacy bg stamp is simply gorgeous and you’ve kicked it up a notch by stamping in the black ink! So formal looking…just beautiful! Although purples are my favorite color, when it comes to cards I tend to lean toward the blues as in coastal cabana, tempting turquoise, Bermuda bay, etc. They just make me happy!

  3. Mary says:

    Love the color combo you’ve used here, Kristi! The pops of reds and pinks against the black is just lovely! For my color faves – I feel most comfortable in the quieter neutrals and greens! But, I love yours here – and may very well branch out and try them myself!

  4. Connie Troyer says:

    Wow, what a beautiful card. I actually said “Wow!” out loud when I first saw it! I have to make one of those. My favorite color combinations are brown/pink/cream, like in shabby chic cards. I also like to use teal and black. Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy! Keep making those beautiful cards!

  5. Lynn Gauthier - Michigan says:

    Wowzers; a true work of art indeed. Just a stunning card. The colors are so FABULOUS together! Awesome use and bow of the lace from the Artisan Kit. Just LOVE the Something Lacy Stamp as your background. So very nicely done! TFS
    Thank you for an awesome blog hop. A lot of great talent you ladies have and so glad that you share it with us!!!

  6. jrgh says:

    Beautiful projects. These definitely have the WOW factor down. My go to color favorite right now is browns and pinks next week it might change.

  7. Patricia Allison says:

    I love the blue and orange combinations… New for me, as I have always been a pink and green girl. Beautiful crafts… Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

  8. Andrea H says:

    Seems we always use melon mambo–love it with black & white as well as tempting turquois. Add some rhinestones for bling & you have a great card! Thanks for the chance to win some!!

  9. Janae H says:

    I like many color combos in the brights as well as the 13-15 in colors. I have to use dimensionals & rhinestones on every card so your candy is made for me!!! Hope I win!

  10. Terri says:

    This card is so pretty! I have come back to your sight three times today just to look again. I now know the Something Lacey stamp is a must-have. I’m not sure I have a favorite color combo as there are so many options to choose from.

  11. Victoria Merrick says:

    My favorite color combo right now is Baked Brown Sugar and Coastal Cabana. Thank you sharing your beautiful card and recipe with us, and, for the opportunity to win some great blog candy.

  12. Patty Stanley says:

    Kristi – love your use of Pink Pirouette and Rose Red together. Great accent to the Something Lacy patter. Especially like the Rose Red Crochet Ribbon

  13. Diane P says:

    What an elegant card. Colors were used in my grandsons wedding. 🙂
    Any one that knows me, knows my colors are all about tropical and coastal colors. Stampin Up certainly has what I need and love.

  14. Christy Miller says:

    Wow! I just love these projects. The color combo is gorgeous and the little coffee cup is so cute.

  15. Sandi MacIver says:

    Wow, Kristi these projects are totally over the top beautiful, so elegant with the beautiful lace background and I LOVE it stamped in the black. That little coffee cup is da bomb girlfriend, LOL….so sweet.

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