Stampin’ Up! Hand-Penned Wonderful Birthday Card

Card Measurements, Supply List, and printable PDF tutorial for this project are found at the bottom of this blog post.

I adore the lovely new Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper from the Hand-Penned Suite in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. I created this birthday card with the Hand-Penned DSP and the new Highland Heather Grosgrain ribbon.


Start with a Fresh Freesia cs card base. Dry emboss the the front of the card base with the Tasteful Textiles 3D embossing folder. Cut a Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper panel. Wrap the DSP panel long ways slightly off center to the left with a piece of Highland Heather Grosgrain ribbon using Stampin’ Seal to secure the ends on the back of the panel and then glue the wrapped panel to the embossed card base front.

Die cut a Basic White cs sentiment label and a Fresh Freesia cs sentiment label layer. Dry emboss the Free Freesia cs label with the Tasteful Textiles 3D embossing folder. Stamp the sentiment from the Elegantly Said stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink on the Basic White cs label. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the stamped Basic White cs sentiment label to the embossed Fresh Freesia cs label layer. Then glue the labels to the centered at the top of the card front overlapping the wrapped ribbon.

Tie a bow with the Highland Heather Grosgrain ribbon and attach it to the card front below the labels overlapping the wrapped ribbon. Add Loose Flower Flourishes to the Basic White cs sentiment label with glue dots.

Don’t forget to add a Basic White cs inside panel to write your message. I stamped the sentiment from the Happy Thoughts stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink. I also added a strip of DSP to the inside and back of the card to pull the theme through.

I hope you enjoyed my Hand-Penned Wonderful Birthday card. You can order the Hand-Penned DSP, the Elegantly Said stamp set, the Happy Thoughts stamp set, the Tasteful Textiles 3D embossing folder, and the Highland Heather Grosgrain ribbon in my Online Store.

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Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
Coordinating colors: Basic White, Bumblebee, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Real Red, Smoky Slate, and Soft Suede.
Comes with the official bubble gum of the MLB—a ballpark favorite! Chew while you craft, slide a piece into a card, or save it for later.

Card Measurements:
Embossed Fresh Freesia cs card base – 11″ x 4 1/4″ scored at 5 1/2″.
Hand-Penned DSP cs panel – 5 1/4″ x 4″ plus two 1/4″ x 4″ strips.
Embossed Fresh Freesia cs label – die cut with the Tasteful Label dies.
Basic White cs sentiment label – die cut with the Tasteful Labels dies.
Basic White cs inside panel – 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″.
Highland Heather Grosgrain
DSP = Designer Series Paper
cs = cardstock

Product List
Elegantly Said Cling Stamp Set
Happy Thoughts Cling Stamp Set
Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin' Pad
Fresh Freesia 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Hand Penned 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
Tasteful Labels Dies
Tasteful Textile 3 D Embossing Folder
Paper Trimmer
Paper Snips
Bone Folder
Simply Shammy
Loose Flower Flourishes
Highland Heather 1/2" (1.3 Cm) Grosgrain Ribbon
Mini Glue Dots
Stampin' Dimensionals
Multipurpose Liquid Glue

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