Surprise Guest Stamper

Today’s post is a little different than normal. I surprised my mom by writing the blog for her today. I wanted her to have a day off. This is the card I made for her birthday yesterday.


This card was very quick and easy to assemble, but don’t tell my mom that. I started with a traditional size card base in Smoky Slate. As I am not as gifted as my mom in color selection I used the Stampin’ Up color guide to help me pick a color.


Once I saw the two options, it was an obvious choice. I decided on the top color option which is Smoky Slate paired with Daffodil Delight and Whisper White. My mom loves the color yellow so Daffodil Delight it was.

Next came the job of deciding on the layers. Eventually, I settled on an embossed Whisper White with a floral design because a card in Daffodil Delight just needs flowers. The Whisper White cardstock was 5 X 3 3/4. I adhered this to the base with the TOMBO liquid glue because I appreciate the time it gives you to wiggle the layer till it is straight.

I knew before I even walked in my mom’s craft room that I wanted to heat emboss. So using the Birthday Blooms stamp set, VersaMark ink, and silver embossing powder, I heat embossed her saying on a leftover piece of Whisper White paper.


I used oval framelits to cut out the saying and the curvy oval framelit to cut out a border in Daffodil Delight.

Now it was time for some embellishment! I used a scrap piece Daffodil Delight DSP (what an alliteration) cut to 4 1/4 X 3/4 layered on top of the embossed Whisper White and Smoky Slate base. The DSP strip was also adhered using the TOMBO liquid glue.

Finally, it was time for some finishing touches. I punched out some flowers which I tried my best to curl up for some 3D pop. Then I just had to add some rhinestones for the center of the flowers. Not only did it add a little sparkle but it helped to tie in the heat embossed silver saying.

I left the inside blank in order to have space to write a note to my mom.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Ariane Stark


18 thoughts on “Surprise Guest Stamper

  1. Ariana, what a beautiful card and great description of how you made it! Giving your mom a day off was such a thoughtful gift and I am sure she is all smiles. Enjoy your day with her!

  2. Ariana….I have always known that you were super special and amazing…..BUT – this is the ICING ON THE CAKE! You are the sweetest to have posted this! I know your mom is BEAMING with joy that you did this and I know that you have had a great weekend at home.

    I know that you are leaving in the morning….I am capturing your mom so the tears to not fall when you leave – we are going to have a FUN GIRLS day together.

    Again, way to go on the post and your Mom’s card is beauitful!

  3. Ariana, you did a wonderful job writing the blog for your Mom and I loved the card which I am going to CASE. What a thoughtful gift of love for your mom.

  4. Ariane, you did a great job on your mom’s birthday card. A beautiful card and a wonderful daughter that is so thoughtful and giving is a real treasure. Have a great time and enjoy each other!

  5. Beautiful birthday card, Ariane, for your Mom. Your description is perfect. I am sure she was very happy and is counting the days for you to come home for the summer. Have a great trip back. Can you believe your first year of college is almost over?! Thank you for urging your Mom to start this blog.

  6. Oh my goodness ! What a wonderful birthday treat for your mom ! Your card is a beauty and I feel a strong urge to CASE !! Love it !!!

  7. What a wonderful gift for your mom. Who doesn’t need a day off? But, trusting someone else to post on your blog…….well, that would scare me to death! But, you are definitely up to the task! Your card is beautiful, and I know your mom is very proud of you! Love your color choices and design!

  8. What an awesome duo you and your mom are, Ariane! Great job on the card, description and posting. TFS.

  9. I don’t usually leave a comment but felt the need to do so today! What an awesome young lady you are Ariane! You did a FABULOUS job stepping in to do a post so your mom could have a day off! Kudos to you! BTW, I love your card! Great job on your post and your card! I do believe there is a future SU Demonstrator in the Stark family! 🙂

  10. Happy Birthday Jeanie! So happy your daughter to the reins! What a pretty card!! You raised her right!
    Blessings to you and also to you Ariane! Safe travels!

  11. Love your card! Is there a way to pin your mom’s cards to Pinterest? I really enjoy both of your styles😊

    1. It is easiest if you have the Pinterest tool bar installed on your web browser. Once installed, you can hover over a photo and the “Pin It” button will appear. Just click on that. Make sure you are viewing the blog from the web browser not your email. If you are viewing in email, simply click the blog title and it will take you to the blog where you can pin from there. Hope this helps.

  12. What a great card and great present with the blog post. Love that embossing folder as well as the colors. Jeanie, hope your daughter has a safe trip home. Have a fun time with Susan and have plenty of kleenex just in case you need them. Remember it’s your birthday and you can cry if you want to – just like the song. I know my mom and I always cried too and probably most families do too.

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