Saturday, February 27, 2021

100th Birthday Wreath - Stampin' Up! Arrange a Wreath

   Sometimes being a bit of a procrastinator works out when it comes to participating in stamping challenges.  I had been meaning to make a birthday card for a lady from our church who is turning 100 soon and figured if I didn't get around to making a personalized one I could just send a card from my stash.  But then I saw the Inspired By... challenge which is to use a number on your card.  So the timing worked out for me.

  I also used the Color Throwdown challenge for the colors of turquoise, pink, rust and magenta.  I found these colors to be a true challenge but I think I like the overall finished product.  I always have to remind myself that I don't have to use equal amounts of each color; sometimes all you need is just a little bit of one especially if it's one that you don't think plays nicely with the others.

  The card starts with a a Whisper White thick base and then a layer of Magenta Madness topped with a piece of Whisper White embossed with the Old World Paper embossing folder.

  The wreath is die cut twice in Coastal Cabana and layered on the card front.  The happy birthday from Itty Bitty Birthdays is embossed in white on black and then trimmed.  The numbers are cut out of black glimmer paper and foam sheets using the Playful Alphabet dies.  The 'th' from the Make a Difference set is stamped in black and adhered under the edge of the second zero.

  Little flowers are die cut in Magenta Madness with enamel dots of the same color in the center.  I stamped flower centers in Terracotta Tile onto Blushing Bride and then cut them out with slightly larger flowers.  I arranged them all around the sentiment and added a bow which I made with white crinkled seam binding ribbon and my dark Magenta Madness Blends marker.

  Here's hoping that the birthday girl doesn't have to blow out 100 candles but maybe she'll get 100 cards instead!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Arrange a Wreath, Itty Bitty Birthdays, Make a Difference

Ink: Versamark, Terracotta Tile

Blends: Magenta Madness dark

Paper: Whisper White thick, Whisper White, Magenta Madness, Coastal Cabana, Blushing Bride, Basic Black, black glimmer paper (retired)

Accessories: Wreath Builder dies, dimensionals, white embossing powder, enamel dots, crinkled seam binding ribbon, foam adhesive sheets, Old World Paper embossing folder,



  1. She is going to absolutely LOVE this card, and 100, how very special! I hope she receives 100 cards too! Thank you for sharing your sweet story and beautiful card! Thank you for inspiring us @ IB this week, I can't wait to see more of your cards!

  2. This is such a beautiful card and you are so right about the balance of colors! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Color Throwdown!

  3. Your church friend is gonna love this special birthday card! Thank you for crafting along with us!

  4. What a special treat to be able to get a card like this! ❤️

  5. Amanda, I hope she gets 100 cards - but I just know she'll appreciate the love you've enclosed in yours! How wonderful - love your wreath, and all the happy pink!


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