Happy Birthday Gorgeous - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

16 June 2017

Welcome to the Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. You may have just arrived here from my lovely friend Kimberly Van Diepen from the US - she is so amazing! At the bottom of the page please hit the next button to move around and see all the beautiful projects.

The focus product for this hop is the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set. I always use the word 'gorgeous' and saying "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" just works don't you think?!
When it doubt put a pretty tag on it! Not only does that apply for gifts, but cards too. I made this tag card using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and threaded it with some new 3/8" Mini Chevron Ribbon in Bermuda Bay and tied it off with Linen Thread. I created the flowers by stamping in VersaMark and using White Embossing Powder and the Heat Tool to make them white and watercolored them with an Aqua Painter. I cut the flowers and leaves out with Paper Snips and arranged them in the top left corner of the tag and adhered them with Multipurpose Glue. 

The background paper is not some clever masking trick - it's new Designer Series Paper!! Cool huh?! It's from the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack and honestly, this paper is fun! It's bright and colourful and has a few different options that look like some kind of clever paper techniques without having to do any of work! I placed a piece of Vellum over the top and placed the glue in the centre so that no glue marks could be seen (the tag covers it perfectly!).

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed my project. Next on the hop is my lovely friend and talented papercrafter, Maike Ulbrich from Germany.

Louise Sharp - You are here

Would you like a selection of ALL the papers in the new 2017/18 Annual Catalogue?! With my Swatch Books (idea kindly 'CASE'd' from Brian King) you can have an awesome tool to help you in the craft room or show your customers all the new papers without having to buy them all.  CLICK HERE to find out more and register to get yours! 

If you live in Australia I would love to be your demonstrator! You can click on any of the items below and purchase them from my ONLINE SHOP: JUNE HOSTESS CODE: CCR6P99M.
Heat Tool

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. I love your card! Great color collection!

  2. Another gorgeous, pink beauty from you Lou. The Tempting Turquoise works beautifully on this card by cutting through all that pink, lol.

  3. THIS IS FANTASTIC! The ribbon is just the perfect touch and I'll tell you a little secret....I HATE that DSP pattern with a passion. But I LOVE it with the vellum!

  4. Loving this sweet card Louise, The way you have tied the top of the tag is a wonderful way to finish the prettiness off completely.

  5. Louise, I love how the vellum overlay softens the DSP! Of, course, those soft and fussy cut flowers are winners too :)

  6. What a beautiful create Louise! One of these days you're going to change my mind about the color pink! I love the cluster of fussy cut flowers and the pop of bermuda bay ribbon!