Happy Birthday, Wes

Happy Birthday, Wes

Saturday was my Wesley’s birthday. Since he had to work all weekend, we celebrated the Monday after his birthday. My mom had a tradition when we were kids, and I’ve continued it with the boys. Each year, the birthday kid gets to choose the entree and the cake/dessert. This year, Wes chose lasagne and a coconut pudding cake. Since several family members are trying to limit (or cut out) wheat and sugar, I made a zucchini lasagne and a sugar/wheat free coconut cake as well as the full sugar and wheat varieties.

I have to say that I really enjoyed the zucchini lasagne. It took a while to squeeze all the water out of the zucchini before baking, but it tasted great.

Here’s the card I made Wes for his birthday.

Stampin' Up!, Come Sail Away

I got this idea from demonstrator Amanda Fowler. I created a background using Shimmery White Cardstock with Pacific Point, Night of Navy, and Balmy Blue ink refills. So fun! Then I added a stamped and die-cut lighthouse from the Sailing Home Stamp Set and Smooth Sailing Dies. These are new products in the 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up!® catalog, and they’ll be available June 4. You’ll also be able to bundle the stamps and dies and save 10%.

I stamped the lighthouse in Night of Navy Classic Ink, then added a little color using Stampin’ Blends in Balmy Blue and Daffodil Delight. I die-cut the wheel and anchor from Copper Foil Sheets, then die-cut the wheel a second time using Early Espresso Cardstock. For a fun touch, I used the Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock (also new June 4) for the seaweed die-cuts.

After layering a 4″ x 5-1/4″ sheet of Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper (DSP) to a Balmy Blue card base, I added the Shimmery White layer and die-cuts. The Well Written Dies in Night of Navy provided the sentiment.

You’re going to love the new Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog! If you need a copy, let me know and I’ll get one to you. (Be sure I have your address!)

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!

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About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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9 Responses to Happy Birthday, Wes

  1. jackie says:

    What a fun background. I always forget about Shimmery White! Wes will love his card!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. ginger na says:

    I agree with Jackie that Wes will love the card. I’m thinking I should go nautical with a birthday card for my husband. Your post was so very timely. I’d love to have your wheat/sugar free coconut cake recipe.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. debsmart says:

    I love all of the layers, and the background is terrific! Funny – I have the same tradition for my boys; the birthday boy gets to choose the meal! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Susan Horr says:

    Happy Belated Birthday to Wes! We have always let the boys choose their birthday meal (even Rob gets to!).

    Liked by 1 person

  5. ginger na says:

    I look forward to receiving the recipe. Thanks.


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