Happy Birthday, Kim!

Stampin up enjoy kim birthday

Bravo Burgundy and More Mustard are unlikely color partners (and, yes, I discovered these colors together in J. Crew).  However, I wanted something unique and pretty for my friend and a member of my Stampin' Pretty Pals, Kim.  Check out these adorable coasters she shares on her blog, Stamp, Scrap and Get Kreative.

This interesting layout from Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge charmed me, too.  The card base is 4.25 x 5.5 in Stampin' Up!'s luxurious Bravo Burgundy card stock (scored at the top).  The left corner circle is in More Mustard, cut and embossed with Circle Nestabilities. TIP:  Dry Embossing with Stampin' Up!'s Floral Frenzy Classy Brass Template looks striking on textured card stock.  I dotted 1/4" circles in mustard along the edge for a little amusement.

The sentiment is from Enjoy Every Moment (I'm a fan of big block sentiments) and is stamped in Bravo Burgundy on Very Vanilla.  Burgundy and mustard layers follow.  The corners are wrapped with a touch of More Mustard 1/4" Grosgrain.  A Flower Fusion felt flower and Circle Rhinestone dress up the letter "o."

Stampin up enjoy kim flower
I tucked in "every moment" (Bravo Burgundy ink on More Mustard) and jazzed the bottom using a Scallop Edge Punch. TIP:  Think balance when embellishing.  The larger fusion flower mirrors the "o" in "enjoy" and is layered on 1 1/4" Mustard and 1 3/8" Burgundy Circle Punches.  I attached this final element with Stampin' Dimensionals for a three dimensional pop!

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Stamp Set:  Enjoy Every Moment (113622)
Paper:  Bravo Burgundy Textured (Rich Regals, 108696), More Mustard Textured (Earth Elements, 108697), More Mustard (100946), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink:  Bravo Burgundy (105214)
Punch Bunch:  1/4" (104942), 1 1/4" (104403) and 1 3/8" Circle (104401) Punches, Scallop Edge Punch (112091)

Cool Tools:  Stampin' Up! Classy Brass Templates Floral Frenzy (111807), Light Table (102888), Empressor Stylus (100716), Big Shot (113439), Circle Nestabilities (not sold by SU)
The Perfect Touch: Flower Fusion (Rose Red Felt Flowers, 110720), Circle Rhinestone Brads (Fire Collection, 109110), More Mustard 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109037), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Enjoy every moment


  1. Gorgeous card! I LOVE the color combo, love the set and the felt flowers.
    Thanks so much for playing! Hugs and smiles

  2. Great layout Mary! Bravo Burgundy is a great color!! Now I’m scared to make Kim a card after yours and all of hers~but how can I justify a Hallmark card??! Happy Birthday Kim!

  3. Yep – I’m also an alumni of a school with maroon and gold as the school colors! Go Bombers! Seemed fine for that purpose, but when my brain started putting together those colors after reading the e-mail, I wasn’t liking what I was imagining — good thing you’re here, Mary, to broaden our minds with your creativity! This card looks terrific!

  4. This is a fantastic combo – and now I must make my husband a Trojans card =)

  5. What a fun-filled card! I had to laugh when I first saw this…..growing up, we wore these colors at school all the time, as our school colors were maroon & gold! It brought back some long-forgotten memories!!!

  6. I can’t believe those colors work together. But it looks good. And there is a high school in our area, and these are their school colors.
    I like the extra pop with the circles on the stamped wording.

  7. I’m always in awe of your willingness to step outside the color wheel and go for a ride! Wonderful combo. I love the use of the small circles with the offset large one. You’re the bomb!

  8. these are the viemont viking school colors…GO Vikings!:) that splash of pink…perfect! it’s a beauty…just like every day!!

  9. Lynda Hidalgo

    Stunning…love the color combo. Got to be one of my favs.
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  10. Colleen Kramer

    Great take on the sketch. Love the use of the sentiment as the focal point of your design. The color combo creates such stunning interest!! Love it!

  11. That color combo is AWESOME!! Love the layout!!

  12. Patti MacLeith

    I LOVE those colors! I-n-s-p-i-r-e-d!!!

  13. Oh Thank You Mary!!!! The card is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! Thanks for remembering me 🙂

  14. Beautiful card! I love the colors. Great layout! Thanks for the tip on embellishments.

  15. Reminds me of USC colors!

  16. What a bright and fun birthday card for Kim! Thanks for the reminder too. I’ve been so busy my head is just spinning.

    Have a good one!

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