Happy Birthday to a Stand-Up Friend

Welcome back!  All set for class tonight, so I thought I would play with a few challenges…

Inspiration and Neutral Color Palette: Just Us Girls (#655), Color Choices and Stamp Set: Retro Rubber (#194) and Sketch: Try Stampin’ On Tuesday’s (#579).

Here is the result: 



  • Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Soft Suede cardstock.
  • Under Panel: (4” x 5¼”) Very Vanilla cardstock.
    • Two of the Meercat images from the retired The Gang’s All Meer stamp set (Circa 2020) were stamped with Soft Suede ink.
    • The Meercats were colored with Stampin’ Blends: Light and Dark Crumb Cake and Dark So Saffron.
  • Accent Mat: (4” x 5¼”) Cajun Craze cardstock.
    • Two circles were die-cut to showcase the Meercats with the (1¾”) and (1¼”) stitched circle dies from the Stylish Shapes Dies set.
  • Card Front Panel: (4” x 5¼”) Very Vanilla cardstock.
    • Two additional circles were die-cut to showcase the Meercats and the Accent Mat with the (2⅛”) and (1¾”) stitched circle dies also from the same die set.
    • The Panel was dry-embossed with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Sentiment Label(s): Soft Suede cardstock scrap.
    • The sentiment, Happy Birthday to a Stand-up Friend, was stamped with Versamark ink and heat-set with White Embossing Powder.
    • The sentiment was cut and trimmed with Paper Snips into three pieces.

All the elements were adhered to the card base to resemble the sketch for a gender neutral birthday card for a good friend.

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

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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.

8 thoughts on “Happy Birthday to a Stand-Up Friend

  1. Aww!! Those Meerkats are just adorable, they look just like the real ones, super cute little animals that are always looking after each other.
    Your card is so sweet, love these critters, you colored them perfectly.
    Thank you for sharing with us at RETRO RUBBER.
    Stay healthy and safe.

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  2. Jolanda, such a cute birthday card! I like the stitching around the cutout circles, and the embossing folder is perfect to look like “dirt” for the meerkat’s environment! Thank you for using our sketch and sharing your talents with us at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday!!! -Donna

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  3. Lol, LOVE these guys, Jolanda, what a great choice! I was just looking at this set the other day, thinking they needed to come out to play! How fun in our colors, and what a great take for the sketch! Thanks so much for playing at Retro Rubber AND Try Stampin’ on Tuesday!

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