Bella and Friends – Enjoy the Moment

Playing with sketches, colors and ideas.  How about a colorful birthday card for a little fellow?

Sketch: Freshly Made (#490), Colors: CAS Colours & Sketches (#424) and Theme: Cardz 4 (little) Guys (#274).

Here is the result:


To fit the theme, for Dogs or Puppies, I needed to dive into my retired stash of stamps.  Bella and Friends was a good match!


  • Side Panel: (1¾” x 5”) Basic White cardstock.  The panel was colored and blended with Polished Pink, Mango Melody and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends to suggest a sky, sun and grass backdrop.
  • Bella, the puppy and her Balloon was stamped onto the panel with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
  • Bella, Balloon and Parrot were stamped onto a scrap of Basic White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  All the images were colored with Stampin’ Blends: Bella – Smoky Slate, Balloon – Old Olive and Parrot – Old Olive, Polished Pink and Mango Melody.
  • Bella and her Balloon were fussy cut with Paper Snips.  White dots were added to the Balloon with the Stampin’ Chalk Marker.
  • The Parrot was punched out with the (1¼”) Circle Punch.  The edge of the circle was highlighted with the Mango Melody Stampin’ Blend
  • Sentiment Label: (2” x ½”) Mango Melody cardstock scrap.  The sentiment, Happy Birthday, from the Enjoy the Moment stamp set was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The left side was torn to add a bit of a guy thing to the card.
  • Back Panel: (4⅛” x 5⅜”) Basic White cardstock dry-embossed with the retired Polka Dot Embossing Folder to mimic the dots in the Balloon.

Everything was adhered to a Basic White card base (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) for a clean finish.  For fun, Bella, her Balloon, the Parrot and the sentiment were all popped up with Dimensionals.   

Bright colors for a bright little fellow!

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today.   Cheers,  Jolanda!

Need a card? Ask me and I can create one for you.  Want the supplies to create your own, let me know and I can help you with that too!

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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

7 thoughts on “Bella and Friends – Enjoy the Moment

  1. This is so cute! I love how the Stampin’ Blends provide texture and allow colors to shine though each other rather than the flat areas of color you would get by ink blending. Your patient fussy cutting avoids the white border I sometimes find annoying. Someone is going to love receiving this card!

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  2. dear friend, adorable card using the stamp set and the theme! You did a wonderful job at coloring!! Thank you for always submitting your creation at C4G!


  3. What a sweet card! Just love that cute bird and pup! Great colouring! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!


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