Happy 100th Birthday

I’ve been creating a variety of cards for my neighbor (much better than going ‘down the hill’ to the store) for various upcoming special events in her friends’ and relatives’ lives.  Today’s card is for her dad who will be 100 in early April.  He is as strong as an oak tree and she requested an oak tree for his card.  I brought out my beloved (now retired) Lovely as a Tree stamp set.

Lovely as a Tree, retired, Stampin' Up!
I purchased this set way back in 2001 and moaned loudly when it was retired a few years ago. The ‘replacement set’ is nowhere near as versatile and charming and I never purchased it. Picky picky me!


Diana's Dad's 100th birthday card


And inside…….

Diana's Dad's 100th birthday card


Except for the Lovely as a Tree stamp set and Stitched Labels Dies, all supplies are current.

Product List

Lovely As A Tree

Lovely As A Tree

Stitched Labels Dies

Stitched Labels Dies

I used little bitty bits from a bunch of dies and stamps sets to get all the card details in place.

Creating Tips:

  • Card base:  Misty Moonlight card stock:  8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″
  • First layer:  Crumb Cake card stock:  5-1/4″ x 4″, run through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine using the Wood Planks Dynamic Embossing Folder
  • Small vertical layer: Misty Moonlight card stock:  1-1/2″ x 3″
  • Stamped layer:  Very Vanilla card stock:  3″ square; oak tree from Lovely as a Tree stamp set is stamped using Crumb Cake Classic Ink.
  • Printed layer:  World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper: 1-3/4″ x 4″
  • Greeting:  Gold Foil
    • happy from Well Written Dies
    • 100 from the Playful Alphabet Dies
    • th from Make a Difference stamp set, stamped with Misty Moonlight Classic Ink
    • BIRTHDAY from the Well Said stamp set, also stamped with Misty Moonlight Classic Ink
      • Die cut label is from the Stitched Labels Dies
  • All layers are attached with either Multipurpose Liquid Glue (aka green glue) or Stampin’ Seal adhesive, your choice.
  • Linen Thread is wrapped around the 3″ square stamped layer twice and then tied in a knot, ends trimmed as needed.
Birthday card with no greeting !
The card on the right will be waiting for a special occasion requiring something other than a 100th birthday greeting.


This card is just waiting for its own special greeting.


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Hubby and I have been working hard on a project for a large alcove in our newish home here in Boise ID for the past several weeks.  That project is almost finished so hopefully I’ll be back to a more regular blogging schedule.  It does feel good to have this space finally (almost) strutting its new piece of art.  OK………here it is.  Not at all completely adorned but at least it’s temporarily fluffed.  I have collected Cat Meow pieces for years and several are strutting their stuff until I find, or we construct, some of the other features we (I says hubby) want to decorate the frame.  These items will be rotating–not in permanent positions.  It’s exciting to see it finally almost falling into fruition.

Multipurpose frame in the Klipples' entryway
This frame will soon support multi-shaped and multi-purposed boxes/displays/flower holders/etc.  Only a few Cats Meows will be featured throughout the different months or holidays.


Have some fun stamping now.  I’m always available for questions and to help you when stuck with a creative challenge.



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