3 Reasons to Love Sketched Birthday

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3 x 3 cards are the perfect accent for a pretty package or to tuck in a lunch box or suitcase for a little surprise.  Today’s trio showcases Sketched Birthday stamp set, available May 31, when the Stampin’ Up! 2013-2014 Annual Catalog begins.


  • Each Sketched Birthday image and sentiment was heat embossed with Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

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  • I welcome the return of the color Bermuda Bay in a BIG way!  It will be in the Stampin’ Up! color line up (the Brights Collection) starting May 31.  Learn more about the Stampin’ Up! Color Refresh.

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  • Each image gets a touch of quick and easy bling using Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

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  • The top layer measures 2 3/8″ square and the Whisper White layer measures 2 3/4″ square.  The sentiments were cropped with Bitty Banners Framelits Dies.

WHICH 3 X 3 CARD IS YOUR FAVORITE?  Party hat?  Cake?  Balloon?  Please leave me a comment below!

ENDS MAY 30!  Get $155 in product for $99 and it ships FREE?  Tell me more about the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit Special.

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Stamp Set:  Sketched Birthday (Wood-Mount 130423, Clear-Mount 130426)
Paper:  Bermuda Bay (131197), Summer Starfruit (126839), Crumb Cake (120953), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  VersaMark Pad (102283)
Cool Tools:  Bitty Banners Framelits (129267), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Heat Tool (129053)
The Perfect Touch:  Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109133), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)


  1. My fav is the cake. The gem on the candle is the perfect finishing touch!

  2. Balloon! :0)

  3. My memorial day weekend will be spent making graduation cards! I love this posting’s reminder of how striking SIMPLE can be. (I tend to overdue it.) Thanks for the inspiration Mary!

  4. Susan Mac Donald

    I love these little cards & they have just the right amount of bling.

  5. All three are so cute but my favorite is the slice of cake!

  6. Sharon Miller

    The balloon is my favorite. The Summer Starfruit banner is a nice compliment to the Bermuda Bay card. Just makes it pop!

  7. Cake! Definitely. I love the contrast from the embossing and the bling really set’s things off. Thanks for the inspiration.

    ~Shawnie B.

  8. Carol Carriveau

    My favorite card is the Balloon Card….they are all very cute…..cake after that and lastly the hat. Thanks for sharing these cute ideas!

  9. They are all very festive little cards. I would choose the cake as my MOST favorite, but the balloon in a close second. You have really shown a compelling reason to get this set. Thanks!

  10. Mary, The cards are so adorable, Cute and simple. I can not wait to order from the new catalog. Thanks Mary. Happy Stamping. Ellen

  11. Roxane Kimura

    I like the balloon best. All are very cute though.

  12. I think I like the balloon best. Cute cards!

  13. I sure appreciate your feedback. It’s so much fun to share a new stamp set and get your reaction! Tammy . . . my new color charts (simplified with just a spot for the coordinating card stock colors) are ready but cannot be shared until the catalog and colors are live 5/31. Stay tuned!

  14. I’m amazed, and I love how you take simple things and turn them into something with a WOW factor! Thanks for ALWAYS having a post for me to enjoy:)

  15. Michelle Gleeson

    Love this stamp set. I don’t like to wish my life away yet I can’t wait for May 31st to place my order from the new catalog! My favorite it the party hat so cute and versatile.

  16. Definitely the baloon! Love the Color! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Those little cards are great, Mary! My favorite is the cake.

  18. Terri Shannon

    Thank you for a little piece of sunshine every day! I so enjoy your cards.

  19. tcharest6@yahoo.com

    I love the new look… My favorite is the Balloon… the color is also a cool color to add to my ever growing Stampin up products…

  20. Mary,
    Will you have downloads for the color pages now that the color groups are being updated? I downloaded your last ones and have loved them!

  21. Geeze…I meant hat not candle. They are equally lovely though.

  22. My favorite is the cake, followed by the balloon then candle. Lovely fun you did on these cards.

  23. i looked three more times and i still cant decide! I LOVE this trio! this will be a must order!

  24. I bought this set for Hailey and think we might have to do a Skype Sunday with this set. Your cards are DARLING Mary…..Thanks for sharing!

  25. I like them all, but the balloon is my favorite because it can be used for any “happy day” occasion and no matter how old or how big you get, a balloon just brings out the fun in you!!

  26. soo cute , what a great idea , I make thank you rads like that for the girls that come over and
    order , I put a post it in side in case they want to tie out to someone else….
    thank fr sharing ,
    have a nice weekend
    hugs frenchie.

  27. These 3×3 cards are really perfect for tucking into gift bags. It’s seriously too bad, but hardly anyone mails a card anymore with Facebook reminding you to do the deed online…but it also means when you do give a card, it’s extra special because it’s unusual. I get “wows” on the little gift bag cards and so appreciate you giving me more ways to do them!

  28. Great little cards, easy to make and so very pretty. I love how you added a little bling to each image, really fantastic colors. A set of this little gems would make a great gift. I like the card with the cake, love that blue candle with the shiny Rhinestone.

  29. They are all cute, however the balloon is Awesome! The added bling makes it special 🙂

  30. I love the cake! The little gem on the candle is perfect! Great color combo in this set of cards!

  31. Jill K. Harris

    These are GREAT! My favorite is the party hat, just love it!

  32. I love these little gems! They look vintage and modern at the same time!

  33. I love the “sketched” look of our new stamps! They look perfect embossed in black Mary! My fav image is the party hat, yet that Bermuda Bay Balloon is striking!

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