Luv Stampin' Sew Much, Burnaby, BC

A blog about handmade cards and handsewn sock animals

Secret Garden Birthday



Here it is! Another birthday card made using my spring catalogue new toys! The card was also entered for the PPA 153 Sketch Challenge.


  • The Framelits that coordinate with the Secret Garden stamp set are the best thing ever. They saved me a ton of time in cutting out all those flower images. Now you buy the stamp set and the coordinating Framelits as a bundle and save 15%!
  • For the main flower image, I also hand cut the middle layers and popped them up on Stampin’ Dimensionals to create a 3D effect.
  • A Basic Pearl was added as a finishing to the flower.


  • The Whisper White background was dry embossed using the Vine Street Embossing Folder, and the sentiment came from the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set. Remember you could still get both of these free by spending CDN$60 or more on any Stampin’ Up! products. There isn’t any upper limit, so if you spend $120 or more you can get them both!


Stamp Set: Secret Garden (Wood-Mount 129141, Clear-Mount 129144), Itty Bitty Banners* (Wood-Mount 126255, Clear-Mount 126257)
Paper: Crumb Cake (120953), Whisper White (100730), Raspberry Ripple (126842), Floral District DSP (126919)
Ink: Raspberry Ripple (126859), Gumball Green (126861), Primrose Petals (126858), Baja Breeze (126960), StazOn Jet Black (101406)
Cool Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Secret Garden Framelits Dies (129372), Bitty Banners Framelits Dies (129267), Vine Street Embossing Folder*, Paper Snips (103579), Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack (126187), Paper-Piercing Tool (126189), Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199)
The Perfect Touch: Basic Pearls Jewel Accents (119247), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

*Earn this product FREE during the Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration Promotion.  Ends March 22.


Author: Karen Ngan

To share my love of papercrafting along with my mom's passion for making sock animals.

10 thoughts on “Secret Garden Birthday

  1. Very nice card. Love it!

  2. Love the colors you chose – your flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at PPA!

  3. So pretty, I just love the colors! Thanks for having fun with the PPA this week!

  4. Beautiful card, Karen! Love the colors you used! So pretty!

  5. love the use of white space & the texture. congrats on being a PPA Pick!
    hugs, m

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