A Happy, Healthy Birthday Wish for Lily Grace

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My sweet little grandniece will be celebrating her second birthday next week.  You may recall that she had open heart surgery earlier this year (here’s a previous post) and recovered beautifully!  All the more reason to celebrate!  She’s a huge fan of owls, so “who” better to offer a birthday wish!


  • I used Stampin’ Up! Core-dinations Card Stock in Early Espresso (also available in Cherry Cobbler and Gumball Green) and embossed it using the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Both products are new in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.

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  • If you are ordering Core-dinations Card Stock, don’t forget the Stampin’ Sanding System (129367, $3.95) and Core-dinations Dust Buddy (129366, $2.50) for clean-up.
  • The sweet strip of More Mustard gingham  is from the Stampin’ Up! Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper. Patterns below.

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  • The “party hat” is a shortened version of a shape initially created with the Petite Pennants Builder Punch.



LOVE FREE STAMPS?  My Stampin’ Pretty Tulip Rewards Program is my way of personally saying “thank you” to my returning customers.  Qualify to earn a FREE stamp set of your choice from ANY current Stampin’ Up! catalog — ANY PRICE!  Woo hoo!

FREE STAMPIN’ UP! DESIGNER SERIES PAPER COLOR CHART.   Here’s my handy list of available Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper (DSP) and their coordinating colors.  Includes the Holiday Catalog DSP, too!  I refer to mine almost every time I create!

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Stamp Set:  Curly Cute (Wood-Mount 117014, Clear-Mount 120510)
Paper:  Early Espresso Core-dinations Card Stock (127848), Raspberry Ripple (126842), Island Indigo (122923), More Mustard (100946), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink:  Early Espresso (126974)
Cool Tools:  Owl Builder Punch (118074), Cupcake Builder Punch (circle on party hat, 121807), Petite Pennants Builder Punch (hat, 122361), Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882), 1 3/4″ Circle Punch (119850), 1″ Square Punch (for flagged end, 124094), Core-dinations Dust Buddy (129366), Stampin’ Sanding System (129367), Woodgrain Embossing Folder (127821), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)
The Perfect Touch:  Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

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  1. Maggie Minnich

    LOL…this is just so darn cute! It makes me smile every time I see it. I’ve just got to get this owl punch. I keep looking at it, but still haven’t gotten it. Thinking maybe it might be on my next order. Hmmm…

  2. Absolutely adorable! So bright and cheery!

  3. Mary, I am glad to hear that Lily Grace is doing so well! She will love the card! What a beautiful little girl she is!

  4. Mary, thanks so much for the DSP list of what is available, listing the colors, etc. You always give such great tips, etc.

  5. Precious Card, and thatstamp set, Curly Cute I believe, is one of my faves!! Happy Birthday to Lily Grace!!!

  6. Happy Birthday to Lily Grace!! Thanks so much for the health update. So happy to hear!! Great card, Mary. I’m sure she will be so excited to have this bold little owl carry in your birthday wishes :o)

  7. Love your grand-niece’s name and I know she will LOVE this card! Happy 2nd Birthday to her!

  8. What a HOOT…peeking out of that tree….lovin that! Prayers for Lily and her family …..she will LOVE this labor of love card!

  9. Janice Warhank

    Lily Grace – how sweet is that? Adorable card, Mary. Thanks for your continued inspiration.

  10. Ooh happy birthday Lily Grace , was thinking of you the other day ,hoping you were doing
    Great !! ,and now here we are wiching you a happy ,healthy birthday !! I hope you have a GREAT BDAY !!!
    Hugs frenchie

  11. Hello Mary: This card is so beautiful and so cute too. Your little Lily Grace will love it. I’m very happy she is doing so well so I’m sure this Birthday celebration will indeed be very special.
    Wish her a Happy Birthday from all of us!!

  12. Lily Grace is named after my grandmother Lily Jane (her great, great grandmother). I love the names from that era!

  13. Very cute. Thanks for sharing.

  14. The wise ole owl against the woodgrain is so effective. I love your use of bright/neutral colors, each playing off the other. Lily Grace will sure “give a hoot” for this card. I’ll just bet you are a favorite great aunt!!

    Thank God that medical expertise and God’s healing has allowed you to enjoy the gift of Lily Grace.

  15. Sweet and clever card, Mary! So pleased to hear Lily Grace is doing well! She sure is a sweety!

  16. This is so cute Mary,love it! Love all of those textures together.

  17. Super cute and fun! She will love it.

  18. Oh this is DARLING!!! These rich colors just make every element POP!!!

  19. The Core’dinations paper is so perfect with the Woodgrain embossing folder! The cute owl peeking out of the tree is to die for! You did it again- a perfectly fabulous card! TFS!

  20. Julie Seagrave

    Great grandma even. Lol

  21. Julie Seagrave

    Lovely card again Mary, lovely name too, my grand grandma was called Lily Grace. 😀

  22. Super Sweet card for a sweet Lily Grace. Wishing this little cutie a very happy 2nd birthday! Thanks for sharing your card and an update on Lily Grace.

  23. That’s great to hear she’s well! And no one makes an owl more adorable than you Mary! Love him peeking out of this “tree”! Stampin’ Up! had the most amazing paper crafting products!

  24. Adorable card, Mary. Give Lilly a hug for her supporter in VA!

  25. Helena Daniels

    What a fun card…I will have to ‘case’ this one for my granddaughter she will love it. Thanks for your continuing inspiration.


    Helena Daniels

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