So Much Happy for Ariane’s Birthday!

Today is my daughter’s birthday! I wish we could be together to celebrate! Here’s the birthday “cake” card and little gift I sent her. Stampin' Up! So Much Happy birthday card and acetate gift box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Can you guess her favorite color? I always make purple cards for her! I love this birthday cake card idea from Brenda Quintana.  It is real easy to make with the Happy Dies. I used both the dies and stamp set from the So Much Happy Bundle to create this gift set. Stampin' Up! So Much Happy bundle - visit for inspiration and ordering information - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
The So Much Happy Bundle includes the So Much Happy Stamp Set and the Happy Dies. Make birthday cards, graduation gifts, and other papercrafting projects with the So Much Happy Stamp Set. Decorate your projects with fun die-cut elements—balloons, streamers, and more with the coordinating Happy Dies! You can create so many fun projects and cards with this bundle! Here’s the details to make the card:


  • Purple Posy (Card Base): 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2, scraps to punch flowers
  • DSP (Playing With Patterns): 4 1/4 x 4 3/8, 1/2 x 4 (inside)
  • Whisper White (icing): 2 pieces 4 1/4 x 1, 4 x 4  (inside)


  1. Fold and burnish card base.
  2. Line the top of the letters on the Happy Die with the fold of the card base and run it through the die cut machine.
  3. Adhere the DSP to the card front.
  4. Use the Scalloped edge die to cut 2 pieces for icing. *Run each piece through with different parts of the die to get a different look for each.
  5. Adhere icing strips to the front of the card.
  6. Punch flowers using the Small Bloom Punch and Confetti Flowers Border Punch. Adhere to card with Mini Glue Dots. Add Pearl Basic Jewels to flower centers.
  7. Adhere Whisper White layer inside.  Stamp sentiment in Highland Heather and adhere DSP strip along the bottom.

Stampin' Up! So Much Happy birthday cake card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUpStampin' Up! Happy Dies fun fold birthday cake card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I have been making a lot of these acetate gift boxes lately.  I enjoy making cards and gifts to coordinate!
Stampin' Up! Clear Acetate Gift Box idea with So Much Happy stamp set - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I enjoyed reading your comments and ideas for what to put in these 3 1/8 x 3 1/8 acetate boxes! Here’s what I put in this one.

A year ago I never would have thought that I’d be looking for a necklace to attach a mask. It’s a useful and practical gift for this year.  I also added some chocolate (of course)! The acetate box holds 6 wrapped Hershey nuggets as well as the necklace. I used a piece of coordinating cardstock in the front of the box and cut 6 1x 3 in. strips to wrap the nuggets.  I added a small pearl and flowers punched with the Small Bloom Punch and Confetti Flowers Border Punch to each one. Usually we like to give a birthday “experience” every year but there’s certainly nothing usual about this year!  This year has provided enough new “experiences” and she wants/needs a desk for her apartment.  I’m hoping this birthday is better than last year! If you follow my blog you may remember she had to take her graduate exam on her birthday last year and the Uber van she was in was involved in an accident. She spent most of her birthday in the hospital.
She’s not planning to go anywhere today!!!

Today’s the day I promised to announce the blog candy winner of the kit to make the poinsettia acetate box. And the winner is…Bernice P! Congratulations Bernice!
Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals acetate gift box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Thanks to all who left comments sharing ideas! I’d love it if you could leave a comment wishing my daughter a Happy Birthday today! She’s doing research and working hard to help during this pandemic and stop the spread of the coronavirus!

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Have a great day! Stay safe! Stay well!
Just Stampin’

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11 thoughts on “So Much Happy for Ariane’s Birthday!

  1. First….HAPPY BIRTHDAY ARIANE!!! I will say…everytime I see the color PURPLE…I do think of you as it has always been your favorite! I hope that your day is a special one and that the weather will be beautiful for you to go out and take a walk anad soak up the fall air!

    Now to the post….as always….super-de-duper and always inspiring!

  2. Happy, happy birthday to you’re sweet Ariane! I know you are missing each other, especially on special days like this. As always, your projects are awesome and evident of all the love you put into them.

  3. Cute box and card, sure to make Ariane smile. Special happy birthday wishes to her and thanks for working on a coronavirus cure! Also sending up a prayer that this birthday is better than last year! 🎉🎂🎈

  4. Happy Birthday Ariadne!!
    Hope you have an uneventful, but wonderful day. Thanks too for all your research work.

  5. Oh how pretty your gifts to your sweet Ariane are ! Happy Birthday to her ! I love love your little acrylic box with the lavender bows and little flowers ! Just the sweetest !
    Also a big congrats to Bernice !!
    Thanks for the instructions on how to make that HAPPY card !!

  6. Happy Birthday, Ariane. I’m sure it will be better than last year. Jeanie, your presents for her are adorable. Enjoy your day!

  7. Ariana, you are loved so much by your family and I haven’t ever met them. But it’s so easy to see what a special family you have! We have our birthday month in common, I just celebrated a birthday last week! Hope you have a wonderful birthday and thank you for your help in doing research on the coronavirus! Your card and gifts are beautiful!

  8. Happy Birthday, Ariane!!! You’re gonna love the card & gift your Mother made for you!!
    Your Mom is so creative!!
    Stay safe!

  9. Happy Birthday Ariane, you are one lucky lady! When your Mom mentions the family you can just feel the love that she has for you all. Keep working on that research, and be safe.

  10. hello Jeanie, love, love what you did here! If I could ask, which stamp set contains, “Know that you are loved”? this is all so stunning! TIA.

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