Today I’m sharing a card made by Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Susan Ballentine. Susan is on my Candy Hearts team, and this was her swap card at a recent team gathering. She used the Cake Soiree stamp set and Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper to create this lovely card. With a sentiment of simply “Celebrate” it’s perfect for any celebratory occasion. 


Here’s what she made:

Stampin' Up! Cake Soiree handmade celebrate handmade card by Susan Ballentine for Stamp Candy

Stampin' Up! Cake Soiree handmade celebrate handmade card by Susan Ballentine for Stamp Candy


Here’s what she did:

Cut and scored with her Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Old Olive card stock (CS) cut to 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) layer cut to 4″ x 5″
  • DSP layer cut to 3″ x 3″ (different pattern)
  • Whisper White CS layer cut to 1″ x 2″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the inside of the card

Stamped with the Cake Soiree stamp set:

  • sentiment in Berry Burst ink onto the Whisper White CS layer

Cut using the Envelope Punch Board:

  • rounded the corners of the sentiment layer

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • smaller DSP layer glued onto the larger DSP layer
  • ribbon adhered onto the larger DSP layer, and the ends wrapped around to the back, using Tear & Tape
  • larger DSP layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • sentiment layer adhered to the DSP using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • 3 rhinestones applied to the ribbon
  • Whisper White CS glued to the inside of the card base


Here are today’s main colors:

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Here’s what she used:

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Here’s some stuff you should know:

 Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!


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