A Calming Camellia Birthday Bash for the Pals Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is Birthday Bash. We really hope that you enjoy and will be inspired by them! As you hop from blog to blog, we would appreciate your comments because we enjoy hearing from you. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

A Calming Camellia Birthday Bash for the Pals Blog Hop

Who doesn’t love the theme “birthday bash”? We all have birthdays and love to send cards to other’s on theirs. It is one of the most-made cards coming from my craft room and I love to make them.

This particular birthday card is made with the free host set from the Jan-Feb 2022 Sale-A-Bration brochure. It is Calming Camellia and can be found on page 17.

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I love this flower! It is a distinctive stamp and is so much easier to color when you use your Stampin’ Chalk marker on it first. (a technique that I first learned of from fellow demonstrator, Jo Blackman)

Now, on to the card.

To make the birthday bash card

  • Begin with a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Sahara Sand cardstock, score and fold at 4 1/4″ to form your card base.
  • Adhere a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Soft Succulent cardstock to the card base using Stampin’ SEAL.
  • Lay a 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ piece of Basic White cardstock on a scrap piece of paper and stamp the Birch background on it using Sahara Sand ink. (hint- the background stamp is larger than the cardstock, so laying it on a scrap piece of paper will protect your worksurface from excess ink.)
  • Adhere the stamped piece to the card using Stampin’ SEAL.
A Calming Camellia Birthday Bash for the Pals Blog Hop
  • Stamp your flower image on a piece of Basic White cardstock using Sahara Sand ink.
A Calming Camellia Birthday Bash for the Pals Blog Hop
  • Color the flowers, leaves, and stems with your Stampin’ Chalk Marker. (hint – this will give you a lighter base to work with.)
A Calming Camellia Birthday Bash for the Pals Blog Hop
  • Color the flowers, stems, and leaves with Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Polished Pink, and Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends. (hint- if you color an area too dark, just go over it with your chalk marker. You can layer the color with the chalk marker to achieve the look you are going for.)
A Calming Camellia Birthday Bash for the Pals Blog Hop
  • Fussy cut the flower image. (fussy cut means to cut out with your Paper Snips)

Time for the details

  • Punch a piece of Soft Succulent cardstock with the Bough punch, for a total of three small and two large leaves.
  • Attach the leaves to the back of the flower using Glue Dots and adhere to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Stamp your sentiment on a 1/2″ x 3″ piece of Sahara Sand cardstock using Soft Suede ink and trim the ends diagonally with your Paper Snips.
A Calming Camellia Birthday Bash for the Pals Blog Hop
  • Adhere the sentiment to a 3 1/2″ piece of Polished Pink ribbon (with the ends trimmed diagonally) using Glue Dots and attach to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Attach three 2021-2023 In Color Jewels as shown.
  • For a little shimmer, add a little Wink of Stella to the center of the flowers.
A Calming Camellia Birthday Bash for the Pals Blog Hop

A complete PDF tutorial for my Calming Camellia Birthday Bash card can be found by clicking on the button below.

Before you go

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on March 9th. Our theme will be Cute Critters where our Design Team creates a project with any kind of animals, birds, butterflies or insects.

Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  3. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  4. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping
  5. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  6. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  7. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  8. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  9. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  10. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  11. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  12. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  13. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  14. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  15. Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin’
  16. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  17. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  18. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  19. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
  20. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  21. Rae Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  22. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  23. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  24. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  25. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations

I would love to hear from you. Please let me know what you think of my Calming Camellia Birthday Bash card for the Pals Blog Hop.

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26 thoughts on “A Calming Camellia Birthday Bash for the Pals Blog Hop”

  1. Beautiful, just beautiful, love the soft, delicate look along with gentle background to this card. Thank you for showing this technique with the chalk marker, definitely on my try list.
    REGARDS from UK ??

    • Thank you so much VeeCee! I’m so glad that you like it and you definitely should try the chalk marker technique. It’s easy and I think you will love the result.


  3. Melissa, this card is so pretty! Love your beautifully colored flowers and the background is just the right texture for them. Thanks for joining the blog hop this month!

    • Thank you Kate! There should be a Pinterest button in the top left corner of the picture when you hover over it. If that doesn’t work, you can also find it on Pinterest under The Stamping Ninja and save it from there. 🙂


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