Today’s card tutorial is for a simple birthday card using an often overlooked Host(ess) stamp set from the Annual Catalog called Soft Spring and the beautiful Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Beginners Catalog, Magnolia Blooms stamp set.  We made this card during a stamp class and we focused on how to color images with a Stampin Up! Blender Pen.  I hope you like today’s card. You’ll find the link to the tutorial after the Shopping List.

Soft Spring Birthday Card

Soft Spring Host Stamp Set and sentiment from the Magnolia Blooms Stamp Set

A Host(ess) Stamp set is one that can be earned when someone hosts a workshop and has a minimum $150 in combined sales or if a person places an order for at least $150 before tax and shipping.   

The Soft Spring Host stamp set reminds me of a beautiful Wisteria Vine covered arbor from one my favorite places to visit in San Antonio, Texas, the San Antonio Botanical Gardens.  It’s a beautiful, breathtaking, and peaceful place.  It’s really beautiful this time of year and a favorite place for Spring weddings.  It’s currently closed due to the pandemic but here’s a link for a virtual visit.  San Antonio Botanical Gardens

I especially love a stamp set with images that can easily be used to create cards for many occasions plus, the Soft Spring stamp set images are perfect to stamp and color with the corresponding stamps.  Another option is to use a Blender Pen to color the stamped images for a watercolor effect.  We also flicked some ink to add Gorgeous Grape ink speckles to the background.  This card is fun and easy to do.

Here are the items to make this card, just click on any of the pictures on my Shopping List or on my signature at the end of this post and you’ll be redirected to my 24/7 Online Store if you need to add these to your crafty stash.

Please use the APRIL Host Code: WYP3E779 when placing your order and I’ll send you a surprise in your hand stamped thank you card.  Remember you also earn Loyalty Rewards Points when your order is a minimum $50*.  Make sure you click on the link to read about MY LOYALTY REWARDS PROGRAM 2019-20.

*before sales tax/shipping.  This offer cannot be combined with any other offer I hold in April. 

IMPORTANT! If your order is over $150*, please don’t use the Host Code because your order qualifies for Stampin’ Rewards, but you will receive the surprise gift AND earn Loyalty Rewards Points from me as well.

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I hope you liked today’s card.  Go ahead and print off the card tutorial and use the same card layout or change up the stamped images and papers.  Have fun and create!

Inky hugs from a safe distance,



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