Good Morning all … its another chilly morning here in Sydney and the last day of school term so the girls finish up today for 2 weeks – that means sleeping in and lazy days – love school holidays!

Today is the birthday of my good friend and downline Jossleen so Happy Birthday Joss!

JossBdayThis is the card I made for Jossleen and will be going out to all my July Birthday Club members as well.

I got the inspiration for this card from the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalogue – from the framed sample on page 8 for the Sweet Bella Style Swatch. I was looking at it and realised that i dont have the little sprig of flowers in the frame so had to consult the recipe for the project.

You might remember last year (and previous years) the recipes for all the samples in the Idea Book & Catalogue were in the back of the Idea Book & Catalogue. This year they decided not to include them in the Catalogue but they are available for download from the Stampin’ Up! website.

Here are the links to download the supplies/recipes list

So I then realised that the flowers in that frame were from one of the sheets of Designer Series Paper in the Bella Rose pack. So then I went to cutting! I do love to cut images out and find it rather therapeutic so after making this card for Joss I decided I’d make it for all the July birthdays of my Birthday Club Members. So last night I sat down and cut away to my hearts content while watching TV.

JossBdaycloseupAs you can see the the second image I ‘paper toled’ the rose in the middle to give it a little extra dimension.

I really do like how this card turned out and Joss loved it too. Using the paper meant the flowers on the card were smaller than the stamps and it also shows you just how very versatile and all the Stampin’ Up!® products coordinate with each other.

You also dont need a heap of stamp sets to make a pretty card – although it does help! Helps you and me!

Have you joined my Birthday Club?

I run a Birthday Club for my customers where once they have signed up I send them a Birthday Card which includes a special offer for them to use with their next purchase. It is free to join and you can sign up here

Have a great day and dont forget to take time to put your feet up and enjoy a Latte!



  1. Leonie, this is a simply gorgeous card. Your colours, the way you used the DP, the layout…everything about is just stunning. Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  2. Hi Leonie, I love your card, I had trouble trying the veiw the Stampin Up Supplies list including pictures, it said to contact the person whom made the file? I will try again an see how I go as I am new as of Yesterday, I am finally a Stampin UP Demonstrator.

    Hugs Rhonda

  3. Simply beautiful card (as always) Leonie. I love this set and (fingers crossed) friends and relos will get the hint with a big b’day coming up!! LOL!! Ur club menmers are luck people to have someone speccy like you. I love your blog and am alsways inspired by u…thanks ooxx.

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