Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Paper Crafting Monthly Blog Hop January 2022- Birthday and SAB theme


Hello and thank you for joining us for our Monthly Paper Crafting Blog Hop! We are a group of international Stampin' Up! ® demonstrators from around the world that participate each month in a hop together.  We are from the USA, UK, Australia, and Canada and we have many collaborative projects we share each month including this hop.  If you want to learn more of what else we do together please send me an email to and I would love to get you in other groups of ours if you are a customer.  Our theme for this months hop is Sale-A-Bration(SAB) plus birthday.  You may have arrived from Terri's blog and she shared a wonderful project with us! We always love when you leave us comments on our blog but they are not necessary.

I have chosen to use two SAB items in my blog today and they are the Simply Marbleous 6x6 Designer Series paper and the Special Moments stamp set for my sentiments.  I am also using Eden's Garden stamp set from the Annual Catalog.  

I started by taking a piece of the 6x6 Simply Marbleous DSP in the Smokey Slate color and chose to use the side that looks more marbled, as the other side looks like water.  I then took my Eden's Garden Stamp set and created my own DSP by stamping the flower in Polished Pink, and then added two of the greenery pieces using Mint Macaron and Shaded Spruce. This is what it looks like when done! I love it. 

My cardstock base is Smoky Slate and it measures 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2".  My layer of Shaded Spruce measures 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" and my patterned paper layer I cut to 3 7/8" x 5 1/8".  The leftover long piece I cut to 1" x 5 1/4" for the inside Basic White layer. 

To finish the front of the card I created a faux bow using the 3/8" Open Weave Polished Pink ribbon.  I cut a piece to wrap around my front layers, and then a piece to tie a bow and added it with a glue dot.  You don't use as much ribbon that way! Just a tip.  I then stamped by sentiment using that Special Moments stamp set on a 1/2" scrap of Basic White in Memento Black ink and used the Banners pick a punch to flag the end.  To finish I added some Classic Matte dots in black to make them pop. I alway use odd numbers and go for a triangle as it is attractive to the eye. 

For the inside I used a layer of Basic White that measures 4" x 5 1/4" and stamped my sentiment from the Special Moments SAB set and added my extra piece of homemade DSP. 

I hope you have enjoyed my card today that I shared with you featuring SAB items and a birthday theme. To continue on our hop, please just click the Next button below to be taken to Sandy's  blog where she is going to share a wonderful project with you. 

Here is the complete list of Blog Hop Members if you need it.  You are currently on me, Krissi Hannahs. 


Shirley Merker

Sandra Roberts

Sue Boerner

Tracy Held

Annette McMillan

Julia Quinn

Maureen Rauchfuss

Mickey Moore

Joy Nelson 

Terri Stewart

Krissi Hannahs 

Sandy Ward

Below you will find a complete list of products I used to complete my card for you today.  If you are a customer of mine and need to order, please use host code WYJYDFCM when ordering HERE in my online store! Thanks for joining us and we will see you all next month! 

Product List


  1. What a great idea to stamp on the DSP - it gives your stamping so much more depth!! Love this greeting set too - I can see it getting a workout!!!

    1. Thank you Julia.. I love stamping on DSP..forget to do it though a lot of times

  2. Fantastic technique, stamping on the DSP! Beautiful card!

  3. This is so pretty -love those color together!

  4. Great card Krissi, love the way you have pulled all the elements together to create a soft, elegant card.

  5. Very pretty card. That ribbon is awesome! TFS!! Sandy

  6. Stamping on the Simply Marbelous DSP is a great idea! I'll have to try it.

  7. Lovely card! I really like the colors and images you added to the DSP. Thanks for sharing!

  8. What a great tip to stamp on the dsp to layer over the color already there!

  9. Wow, I wouldn't have thought to use that to make my own DSP! Very crafty! Love how the card turned out!

  10. I wasn't that keen on the grey DSP, but seeing it used like this gives it a whole new look and makes it much more exciting!