Social Stamping - Birthdays in Isolation

Hello again from Home Isolation! Hope your week has been productive and peaceful. What an incredible thought that we have not had the same horrid medical experience of other countries and that we are perhaps changing isolation restrictions soon.  It is still such an uncertain road ahead. 
For those who have had their birthdays in isolation it must certainly have been a different way to celebrate. If that's you I hope it was happy!

We are hopping again tonight with Kelly vie her social stamping blog.

Stampin' Up! has launched a Fundraising initiative with a digital download of sentiments inspired by the Covid-19 Global Pandemic. For $12(US) you can download 15 pages of sentiments and simply print them out at home to decorate your cards. They are bright and fun and easy to use.
I have created a little selection of cards and have more sentiments cut out ready to go. But here is my Birthday Card- pretty simple.  The Sentiment on the front is from my printout- there are 3 of these images in different colours on one of the pages.

As part of my pandemic home organisation I have cleaned out the sewing cabinet and the fabric cupboard and I found a spool of Lovely Lipstick coloured embroidery thread.  Seemed appropriate in this revisited era of "mend and make do" to use it!!
I used Mango Melody and Peaceful Moments to stamp the inside greeting. 

I was inspired by Julia Quinn who recently created a stack of cards using the Rip and Flip technique demonstrated recently by Jacqui Williams from NZ which is a technique I'll be using in my group Zoom Sunday class tomorrow. As a healthcare worker I'm still working quite long hours so I'm grateful to all the generous demonstrators who share their tips and measurements which make my life much easier by being able to borrow and share.

I am also entering this into the Inspire. Create #068 challenge this week
If you are interested in the digital download you can purchase it here-
you choose which charity the funds go to but you can print it for yourself as many times as you like.

It works best printed on cardstock. The directions include the colours used by SU so you can coordinate your papers etc. My printer didn't entirely cooperate but I am happy with the selection I ended up with.

next this week is Mae Collins

If you get lost you can see the full list of participants here at Kelly's blog

I hope you have a creative week,
stay safe, stay connected and stay creative,
and remember, 
"don't just post online,
 post something pretty!"
cheers, Liz


  1. Great job with the rip and flip. The embroidery thread matches perfectly.

  2. Oh this is awesome! I love this greeting for a birthday, and the way you've combined the PDF greetings on your card. Thank you for the shout out too! This is my favourite paper at the moment! (Till the next good thing comes along!!)

  3. Such a fun sentiment made even better with the blight, cheerful dsp. I love it!

  4. I love tge Rip & Flip technique and the Designer Series Paper you have chosen is perfect, Elizabeth. I love that you have used some of your embroidery stash for the trim!x

  5. Lovely my friend as always with your creations! Great use of the covid PDF xx

  6. Love the tropical dsp!! A big thank you for all your hard work during this challenging time.

  7. So pretty Liz! The printed sentiment looks made for that DSP and and I love that the swirl of thread from your clearing out found a home on a card! Stay safe xx

  8. Love that technique - so effective and fab way to show off both sides of the DSP. Perfect way to use the Share Sunshine pdf. x

  9. Love this! I tried the rip and flip technique too and I loved the look even though I know a lot of demos nearly have a heart attack at the thought of ripping dsp! Haha! That embroidery trim matches in beautifully too.

  10. Such a bright and fun card! Love the reference to 'make to'. I'm sure there's so many lost treasures we all own that would go well on a card. Not sure if I like the idea of cleaning to find it though! Kelly x

  11. Your card is gorgeous Liz! Ripping is not for the faint-hearted! x


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