Birthday Celebrations

Welcome to my blog today and another stamping Global Friends Blog Hop with Birthday Celebrations. This International Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Blog Hop is sure to inspire you with lots of great ideas. Make sure you hop along to all the blogs.

If you have arrived in order in the Blog Hop, you’ve just come from the amazing Jan Musselman. Her projects are always stunning, don’t you think?

Birthday Celebrations

Now, those who know me well just know I don’t like having my photo taken. Someone took a sneak photo of me at my recent Paper Craft Camp when my friend Glenda surprised me with a ‘belated’ but much appreciated birthday cake. (No candles, we didn’t want to cause a fire 🙂 )

I have 4 useful tips for you, also today. Keep reading ….

Birthday Celebrations

Use the Magnolia Memory Dies to die cut the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper which I trimmed at 10 cm or 4″ strip from. Use the rest to cut 1.3 cm or 1/2″ strips to layer behind the photo.

Birthday Celebrations

I have used the following products for this layout

Birthday Celebrations

Cut your chosen pieces of Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper to  21.3 cm or 8 1/2″ square and 16.3 cm or 6 1/2″ square

Birthday Celebrations

Journalling is important, so use the Journaling Pens. I like the 0.1mm width one as it gives a finer finish to your script.

Birthday Celebrations

Use a Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card Pack appropriate for the occasion and punch it out with the Everyday Label Punch.

Birthday Celebrations

Adhere your small magnolias together on their stems with Glue Dots.

Tip: Add a Glue Dots to the back of your element and adhere it to a non-stick mat to make tying the bow around it easier. Then lift it up and add a Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere it to the page. Add White Vellum A4 Card Stock leaves punched out with the Leaf Punch, using Glue Dots. Place 2 leaves with the magnolia element and one with the sentiment element

More Birthday Celebrations 

Use the Crumb Cake from the Neutrals 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Cardstock

Tip: Fill an old and dry Blender Pen with Versamark Ink Refill and wait for the Versamark Ink Refill to seep through to both tips of the Blender Pen.

Tip: Use the brush tip to draw the thick line and the bullet or fine tip to draw the inside line. I marked where my lines needed to go with a small hole made with my Take Your Pick tool.

Tip: Draw in two parallel lines at a time and then emboss with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set using your Heat Tool

Birthday Celebrations

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share. You’re off to the wonderful, Amber Thompson for the next stop in the hop. Just click the button below. There is a full list of all the participants under my signature, We love comments, so please leave some love on the blogs you visit.

Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share…

Global Stamping Friends with Flowers and Leaves

Blog Hop Participants

  1. Amanda Farlinger
  2. Rachel Macleod
  3. Tricia Butts
  4. Anastasia Radloff
  5. Lisa Henderson
  6. Jan Musselman
  7. Libby Dyson – YOU ARE HERE
  8. Amber Thompson
  9. Marieke Bart
  10. Amanda Bates
  11. Lisa Ann Bernard
  12. Kimberley Anne Morris

Buy the products used in this project and many more Stampin’ Up! Products in my Online Store now. 

Leaf Punch


Blender Pens


About LibbyD

Hi, I'm Libby. I'm a wife, mother, Gran and sister. I'm also an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator! in Australia. I love all things Stampin' Up! Making meaningful connections is important to me and I value the long lasting friendships I have made through Stampin' Up! I knit, cross-stitch, sew and get inky with stamps, ink and paper. Connect with me to find out more Have a look around and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like to arrange your own Stampin' Up! workshop (FREE) or find out about classes. Call 0410 315 786 Email

18 thoughts on “Birthday Celebrations

  1. I love your scrapbook layout! I am anxious awaiting a dried out blender pen or for SU to finally start selling VersaMarker, whichever comes first…lol

  2. Fabulous photo… and great layout…

    But I am particularly inspired by your use of the Versamark Blender pen… as I just love those double lines… So I am off to find a Blender pen (or two) straightaway (even though I have an old Versamarker… but that has a “destroyed” you have juyst delivered me a solution!)

  3. Love this layout, Libby. So many great layers and features. Your tip for the Versamark pen is genius! Thanks for sharing x

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