Botanical Builder Framelits Birthday card

StampinUp Birthday card made with the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies, designed by demo Beth McCullough. See more card and gift ideas at #StampingMom

A lot of my friends have April birthdays.  I can’t tell you who this one is for.  Is it going to show up in your mailbox?


I cased my card from the Global Design Project Challenge #GDP032.


The color combination came from Pal Paper Arts  #PPA297

StampinUp Birthday card made with the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies, designed by demo Beth McCullough. See more card and gift ideas at #StampingMom

These flowers are great at giving a card a lot of dimension.  Botanical Builder Framelits are a must have item!

StampinUp Birthday card made with the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies, designed by demo Beth McCullough. See more card and gift ideas at #StampingMom

#imbringingbirthdaysback By the end of the week, all my April birthday cards will be sent.  Better late then never. 🙂

Speaking of birthdays, Super Man surprised me with my birthday present yesterday.


It’s a black iron planter.  They have these all over downtown Des Moines.  He drilled down into the tree stump to level it.  By next weekend it will be full of beautiful flowers.  I love it!  I actually got two smaller iron planters for Mother’s Day a couple years ago.

We made it through the bike ride yesterday with no incidents, but Super Man’s leg had a run in with the planter as he was installing it today, requiring ice and band aids.

steve on bike april2016

The is Super Man in Water Works park yesterday. Yes, he’s a serious biker.  He started doing triathlons last year at age 51, after losing 50 lbs.  A friend asked why I call him Super Man.  He’s a humble, godly man who tries everyday to do what God is calling him to do.  He’s a wonderful (not perfect of course, none of us are) husband and father.  He’s smart, funny, and really kind.  He likes to make guacamole for me. (Not the most important thing…but definitely a perk!) He’s been my best friend since we were 12 years old and he’s been there with me through all the ups and downs of life.  We are celebrating our 30 year wedding anniversary on May 31.  There’s no one I would rather do life with.  For all these reasons and more, Steve really is my Super Man.  I hope all of you have a Super Man too.  Give him a hug, life is short.

steve and beth biking trees

Here’s our selfie in front of a beautiful crab apple tree.  The whole park was full of beautiful blooming trees.

Pat wrote and asked if Super Man cleaned the garage yet?  The answer is not yet.  Stay tuned, I’m confident he’ll hold up his end of the bargain.  Remember he’s wonderful, not perfect. 🙂


Beth 🙂





  1. Beth (Post author)

    Thanks Pia. I appreciate your comment!

  2. Brian King

    What a fun card, Beth! Great combination of these two challenges. Such a great card! I’m so glad you played along with this week’s Pals Paper Arts color challenge.

  3. Pia

    Love these flowers and you’ve arranged them beautifully!

  4. Michelle Gleeson

    The Botanical Builder Framelits bring such beauty to the card. I think the metallic dollie adds just the right about of bling. Whoever the recipient is they will love the card. Thank you for sharing your creativity with the Pals this week.

  5. Rae Harper

    Beautiful! The Foil Doily is the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for playing with Pals Paper Arts Color Team this week. Hope to see you again next week.

  6. Connie Collins

    Beth, I love the way you combined challenges to create such a lovely card. Thanks for joining us this week at Global Design Project.

  7. Beth (Post author)

    Congrats on 30 years Tonya! Are you doing anything to celebrate?

  8. Tonya Denton

    What a lovely card! Whom ever receives it will love it! Congrats on your upcoming 30th Anniversary next month! My hubby (Roy) and I will celebrate our 30th this Friday! Love your new planter!

  9. Beth (Post author)

    I’m so glad you like my card Peggy! It means a lot coming from you! You make such beautiful cards!

  10. Beth (Post author)

    Thanks Jean! My life is not perfect, but I feel very blessed. I know God will give me His strength to get through all the trials of life.

  11. jean

    Beautiful card and looks like you have a great guy and life….

  12. Peggy Noe

    Beth, such a pretty card! I agree, these flowers add such great dimension to our cards. Love your tales of superman! He sounds like a great guy. Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Pals Paper Arts!

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