Happy 90th Birthday to Sister Corda!

Last week I had my monthly get together with my Paper Pumpkin Players.  Everyone put together their kits and made lots of alternative cards and projects (Thanksgiving table favors, boxes, etc.) but the fun didn’t stop there. After spending the afternoon crafting we surprised Sister Corda with a Paper Pumpkin Party in honor of her 90th birthday!  She is one of the most amazing people I know and she loves her Paper Pumpkin kits and crafting as much as I do!

Sister Corda

Before I share pictures of our Paper Pumpkin get together and surprise dinner party, I want to show you one of the cards and gifts I “wrapped” for Sister Corda. I had a special request to make a 90th birthday card for Sister Corda (and to order her a new set of the standard cutting pads for her Big Shot).  Here is the card I made.

Stampin Up Party Pop Up Thinlits and Large Number Dies Birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I made a double z fold card. (Click HERE  for directions and to see the one I made previously for my daughter.) I used the Large Numbers Framelits to cut the 90 from Rich Razzleberry cardstock. I used the Party Pop-Up Thinlits to cut the Happy Birthday die then I cut it apart to go across the front.  The inside sentiment is from a retired stamp set and was the perfect saying for Sister Corda. I stamped the sentiment then punched it out with the Decorative Label Punch.

Stampin Up Party Pop Up Thinlits and Large Number Dies 90th Birthday Fun Fold Card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I wanted to wrap the cutting pads in matching DSP so I used the envelope punch board and a piece of 12 x 2 DSP to make a large envelope to hold the cutting pads. It was easy to make following the directions right on the envelope punch board. The standard cutting pads fit perfectly inside!

I decorated the large custom envelope by placing the card in a clear envelope and adhering it to the front of the package.  I added some Mint Macaron ribbon and it was complete and ready to deliver.

Stampin Up 90th Birthday card idea using Party Pop Up Thinlits and Large Numbers Framelits - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s a few of the Paper Pumpkin projects we made. Pictures below is one of the alternative cards Sister Corda made with the leftover punched leaves from the kit. She sponged the leaves and embossed trees and added a sentiment from a past Paper Pumpkin kit.

Alternative card from Paper Pumpkin kit using the Woodland Embossing Folder and sponging technique.

Paula made the box using one of the cards in the kit. (Check back tomorrow for directions how to make it.)

Good things come in little boxes!!


I love crafting with these ladies! (Unfortunately Margie had to leave early before this picture was taken.)

Bud vase made with test tube from September 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit and Stampin’ Up! Clear Tiny Treat Boxes

I surprised Sister Corda with one of her favorite dinners (Maryland crab cakes) and an ice cream cake for dessert. Everyone popped their “pumpkin” crackers and adorned their party crowns.




Please join me in wishing Sister Corda a Happy Birthday!

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12 thoughts on “Happy 90th Birthday to Sister Corda!

  1. Yeah, Happy Birthday Sister Corda!
    What great pictures and a good time too.
    Love the Z-fold card and the #’s.

  2. What a wonderful post and HAPPY BIRTHDAY CORDA! You are blessed with so much talent and great ideas and I am so grateful that you share them all. Not to mention that you put on one heck of a dinner party and have a TON of FUN and that warms my heart! God bless you and all that you do for so many. I just LOVE reading your blogs each day and your smile is THE BEST!

  3. What a wonderful celebration we had by combining our Paper Pumpkin group and celebrating Sr. Corda’s 90th birthday. I loved all the ideas you created for our kits. Thanks for planning such a wonderful evening for us.

  4. Happy 90th Sister Corda! You look beautiful and it looks like all of you enjoyed the celebration! I love your card and gift presentation, Jeanie.

  5. Jeanie is quite the host!! She had at least 10 alternatives for the cards etc. along with pulling off an amazing dinner with ‘my people’ as Jeanie says. Celebrating the “Sisters” Nov. birthdays couldn’t have been more special. We are so blessed to have them in our lives.

  6. Wow Jeanie….I want to be Sister Corda when I grow up….crafting at 90!! You are so special to treat her to such a wonderful birthday. Looks like a great time and some great projects too. Love the Z fold card you made her and I’m sure she did too! Miss your smiling face but so glad to see it here!

  7. This is making my heart pitter patter! I am getting caught up on posts and this is over the top! Happy wonderful, and special Birthday Sister!

    I am blessed to know this special women and WOW – what an inspiration she is to all that know here! Jeanie, you are such a special person, a wonderful friend to so many…..what a wonderful time!

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