Birthday Wishes

April 26, 2008 | 2 comments

That’s right another post from me and hopefully more of them to keep coming each day or at least every couple of days.

I’ve been setting a challenge for myself to use at least 1 new item in every card. That could be a stamp set, ribbon, embellishment, tool (punch, Crop-A-Dile, etc), new In Colour cardstock and/or inkpad or double-sided designer series papers. I don’t want to get to the end of the new IB&C and realise I have so many things that I never got around to using but had purchased with all good intentions of doing so, like last IB&C. I don’t know how many stamp sets were not inked at all or only inked a few times.

In today’s card I’ve used a few new items. The stamp set (Garden Whimsy), the double-sided paper (from the Palette O’ Prints May Promotion), the scallop circle punch and the Crop-A-Dile (to make the faux brads). That’s 4 new items in one card. Pretty good, don’t you think?

Now to show you the card.

Garden Whimsy Birthday card


The colour selection is from the Stampin’ Up Color Coach. Chocolate Chip, So Saffron (the double-sided designer series paper from the May Palette O’Prints Promotion), Almost Amethyst and Rose Red. I’ve also used Garden Green on the flower.

Stamp Sets: Garden Whimsy, Sincere Salutations
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Almost Amethyst, Rose Red, Very Vanilla, So Saffron DSP
Ink: Rose Red, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Crop-A-Dile, Stampin’ Dimensionals.



  1. sarah_j_k

    Nikki this is a GORGEOUS and I MUST know your secret for such perfect embossed circles with the crop-a-dile! They are so neat and so perfectly spaced! What setting do you use of the crop-a-dile to get them to look like this???

  2. Nicole Stalker

    Hi Sarah.
    Thanks for the lovely comments you have made recently.
    I have done the faux brads using the crop-a-dile and the paper piercing/eyelet template and moved along as needed. The setting I used was A2 and the trick is to not press too hard and then you don’t cut the card.
    Hope that helps.


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