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Wednesday’s Card: Birthday Quilt

Birthday Quilt

Happy Wednesday All!

Well, Zumba was very interesting this week. The guy came back, I brought him to the front, and he had a great time. Then, after class, a woman came up to me crying because she couldn’t move her hips like mine. A 50ish-year-old woman. Literally… tears. She could barely talk. She said she took my class about a month ago and it took her this long to get up the courage to try it again. I’m still trying to understand it myself.

OK, so… the card. I love the way this card came out. The Kioshi line from Basic Grey is really pretty. You’ll notice in the video that it took me several tries to get this bow right. When I mean several, I mean close to 10. At the end, I figured out a trick that I will forever use. This is really good – you need to watch.

Enjoy the rest of your week!


  • Stampin’ Up! Kraft Cardstock
  • Stampin’ Up! Birthday Bliss Stamp Set
  • Stampin’ Up! 1 1/4 inch Square Punch
  • Stampin’ Up! Ink: Basic Brown and Chocolate Chip
  • Basic Grey Kioshi Patterned Paper
  • Basic Grey Kioshi Button
  • Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip Marker
  • Stampin’ Up! Mini Glue Dot
  • Offray 3/8 Inch Brown Satin Ribbon


  1. wrote on March 31st, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    Julie Fried-Devine

    Wondering if this is Stampin UP paper and what colors you chose – I love it!

    • wrote on March 31st, 2010 at 6:36 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Julie! The paper is from Basic Grey – their Kioshi line. But, you could use any coordinating pattern paper since the base is Kraft. I would recommend one that is based on the Soft Subtles, like maybe Tea Party. Thanks for the comment!

  2. wrote on April 1st, 2010 at 5:54 am


    I love the card will haave to try to make it. Neat trick about the bow, I can never get my bows to be real tight either. Keep up the great work. Enjoy your videos.

  3. wrote on April 2nd, 2010 at 8:42 am


    you crack me up… as I am closer to 50 than 40 🙂

    • wrote on April 2nd, 2010 at 10:03 am

      Darlene DeVries

      ok, clarification on the “50ish”. I only mentioned her age so you could get a visual on a crying 50-year-old. I better be able to move my hips in 10 years!!

  4. wrote on May 13th, 2010 at 6:09 pm


    Love the card and the ribbon tip is a good one, I know what you mean about it being too loose

  5. wrote on June 23rd, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Jill Foster

    So pretty! Love the soft colors and grid design!

  6. wrote on October 21st, 2011 at 3:37 pm


    Love the card. Thanks for the tip on the bow!

  7. wrote on February 4th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Gail Larsen

    I just laughed out loud about the ribbon comments. You are sooooooooooooooooooooooo funny. What is that song? I love it.


  8. wrote on February 4th, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Gail Larsen

    I found it. Sheryl Crowe. That woman can sing a sad song.


  9. wrote on March 11th, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Anna Jernigan

    OMGosh, I laughed so hard! LOL Darlene “1”… Bow “0” I was verbally rooting for you, girlfriend! Is this where you got the glue dot idea? I watched so many videos where you use it going in…so, I was thinking..”where’s that glue dot, girl?” LOL Well, I am watching out of sequence, just clicking on some cards, and watching the videos. A bunch! Ssshhh, it kept me occupied while I am sick, so it’s all good. Thanks for sharing, especially the “bloopers”! Brightened my yukky day, for sure!!

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