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Birthday Card Basics & New WOW! Video Tutorial

Stampin up decorative label punch video tutorial birthday card
Color splash alert!  Today's card plays with Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pacific Point and Peach Parfait.  All these colors were inspired by Ice Cream Parlor Designer Series Paper (available exclusively during Sale-A-Bration).  I added one of the patterns to the envelope flap for a little coordinating polish. 

New punch behind the sentiment?  No, it's a splendid variation using the Stampin' Up! Decorative Label Punch submitted by Stampin' Pretty reader, Tracey.  She thought it would be a good idea for a 1 Minute to "WOW" Video Tutorial and I immediately agreed.  Oh, how I adore the versatility of my Stampin' Up! Punches! 


  • Stampin up decorative label punch video tutorial balloon The fun checkerboard background was inspired by Amy Gehman, one of my Stampin' Pretty Pals, who shared this card in an earlier post.
  • The 3/4" x 15/16" Oval Punch (120908) for the balloon is not in any current Stampin' Up! catalog but IS a carryover (still available) from the Holiday Mini.  Click for all Holiday Mini Carryover items.
  • Quick variation . . . revamp the color palette and substitute the oval with a heart (Heart to Heart Punch, #119881).  True love! 
  • Line up your brads with precision using a Paper Piercing Tool and the Stampin' Up! Mat Pack Piercing Template.  Learn how on this video.

PPA SNEAK PEEK!  Here's a sneak peek of my Pals Paper Arts card for tomorrow's PPA challenge.   Don't miss today's announcement of the Top Picks from last week's PPA challenge.

Stampin' up! pals paper arts apple blossoms circle punch
SALE-A-BRATION FREEBIES END MARCH 31!  Ice Cream Parlor Designer Series Paper is one of the many items you can get FREE starting with a $50 product order during the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Promotion.

Click here to download the Sale-A-Bration Catalog and details.

Black signature ivory


Stampin up decorative label punch ice cream parlor designer series paper Stamp Set:  Teeny Tiny Wishes (W115370), Playful Pieces (Hostess Level 3, W119993, C120145)
Paper:  Daffodil Delight (119683), Old Olive (100702), Pacific Point (111350), Peach Parfait (119794), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Basic Black (101179)
Cool Tools:  Decorative Label Punch (120907), Word Window Punch (119857), 1 1/4" Square Punch (119865), 3/4" x 15/16" Oval Punch (120908), Paper Piercer (116631), Mat Pack (105826)
The Perfect Touch:  Brights Brads (119740), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Whisper White Medium Envelope (107301)

Teeny tiny wishes stampin pretty

28 thoughts on “Birthday Card Basics & New WOW! Video Tutorial”

  1. What a great idea! Thank you for sharing yet another use for the decorative label punch. I will definitely give that a try! Also, love your “fishing” line technique as I have been struggling to line things up at times in my punches. Really love that card!

  2. OMG!! Mary, I love this great tip and I always learn so much from visiting your blog! You are a true inspiration to this new SU demo gal:) Thank you for always sharing your fabulous ideas!!!!

  3. Thanks for sharing to both Tracy and Mary with the alternative use for a fabulous punch. I went home after my real job last night and immediately tried it and love it! I also used the same technique with the Designer Label Punch and it had another “new” shape that I can’t wait to use. I am a new demonstrator and appreciate ALL your tips and video’s, Mary! THANKS A MILLION!!

  4. I look forward to your 1 minute to “WOW” video’s they are always very informative and enjoyable. Thank you so much for sharing, I’ve learned heaps. Enjoy the rest of your day. Kind Regards

  5. Great use of the punch! Kuddos to Tracey for that fabulous idea and thank you Mary for sharing the video with us. One quick question… what did you use for the balloon string?

    Hi Melissa: Good catch . . . I forgot to list where I got the balloon string stamp: Playful Pieces (Hostess Level 3, W119993, C120145). Hugs, Mary

  6. Oh what an awesome card!!! I love it and your video… big thanks to both you and Tracey for another way to use that punch. Can’t wait to do that. Hugs,

  7. I always know there’s going to be a “WOW” escape my lips when I see your videos. Thank you once again for sharing! Tracy, great job on coming up with this and sharing it with Mary.

  8. Mary and Tracey, great idea and thanks for sharing all your tips on using stampin up supplies in different ways than the way they were intended. I look everyday to see your postings.

  9. Thank you for that great idea… will have to try it for my tiny sentiments adds some ‘WOW’ ‘POW’! haha!

  10. What a wonderful and cheerful card! Can’t wait to try the decorative label punch technique! I LOVE the smaller frame that you created with it…..the PERFECT touch!


  11. WOW. Love all the comments!!!! Thanks everyone for the kind comments, makes my day!!I posted another version on my blog. Thanks so much Mary for making the video!!!

  12. Mary, this a great card! It’s 20 shades of gray outside here today so I’m loving the colors that you used 🙂 I’m so excited to have another way to use my label punch – thanks Mary and Tracey! Thanks for the inspiration nod 🙂 Have a great day!

  13. LOVE this little tip Mary….Many THANKS! I seriously love your 0ne-Minute to WOW videos. They help me to learn FRESH NEW ideas and keeps my cardmaking projects interesting and FUN! Hope your okay with your fabulous idea being CASE’d-(I know it will be used by MANY). Thanks Mary for sharing!

  14. super, super…thanks to Mary for sharing & Tracey for ‘inventing’, shall we say?!

  15. Wow Mary! Super colorful and great card! 🙂 Wanted to share my comments with Amy too but guess I missed doing that. BIG cheers for her idea! 🙂 Will def CASE it one day for sure! 🙂

  16. ms mary thank you for sharing, i love it!!!!

    hugs frenchie,
    no summer cat. yet maybe today!

  17. Cool!!! Kudos to Tracey for coming up with this super creative way for utilizing the Decorative Label punch! Thanks to you both for sharing it.

  18. Good morning, Mary: WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!! I’m amazed, how super creative. I couldn’t come up with this idea if I thought about doing something like this for 100 years!! And I have this punches, yeah!!!!! so cool. Thank you so much to you for posting this video tutorial and to your friend, Tracy for coming up with this awesome idea.
    Take care and God Bless you.

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