When you come from a large family (3 brothers and 4 sisters) you have a lot of birthdays to celebrate, when they marry you double the number, when they have kids, well, there’s a birthday about every week.  Because our family has been blessed with great genes they and their families are beautiful people so I have gotten a lot of use out of my Beautiful You stamp set. The images are elegant and stylish, the sentiments classic, making this a timeless set.

I stamped the lady image and sentiment at the same time using Black Memento and my Stamparatus so I could stamp it again in the same place with Versa Mark to heat emboss it onto Whisper White and the DSP then cut out the dress and top of the hat and adhered them to the lady on Whisper White with liquid glue. The Balloon Celebration stamp set comes with a 3 step process for the balloon adding more dimension to the image. I adhered the balloon with Stampin’ Dimensionals then tied the black twine and made a trail of liquid glue so I could swirl the twine.

Card Recipe:


  • Night of Navy card stock 8½ x ¼, scored at 4¼
  • So Saffron card stock 5¼ x 1¾
  • Garden Impressions 3¾ x 5
  • Whisper White card stock 5¼ x 4 (inside), 3½ x 4¾

 Stamps and Thinlets:

  • Beautiful You stamp set
  • Touches of Texture stamp set (image behind sentiment)
  • Balloon Celebration stamp set (balloon)
  • Waterfront stamp set


  • So Saffron ink pad
  • Pool Party ink pad
  • Black Memento
  • Versa Mark
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • So Saffron Stamp N Write Marker (hat brim)
  • Ivory Stampin’ Blend Marker


  • Basic Black Twine
  • Big Shot
  • Heat Gun
  • Stamparatus
  • Stampin’ Dimensional’s, behind Whisper White & Balloon
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Multi Purpose Liquid Glue