Category Archives: Birthday

Beanstalk Birthday Wishes

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  • Patterned papers –
    • Graphic 45 “An Eerie Tale” 8 X 8″ pad
    • My Mind’s Eye “Collectable: Beautiful”
  • Stamp – from Hero Arts “Messages with Flourish” set
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Twenty”
  • Stickers – Hot Off The Press Dazzles “Autum Splendor”
  • Pearls and Gems – Hero Arts “Earth Mixed Accents”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and Paper Accents

I’ve got Jack and the Beanstalk featured for this card. This Graphic 45 paper collection is so pretty and it includes a number of Eerie Tales with sort of a Halloween theme. The copper colored stickers work nicely with the oranges in the papers. I’ve had those stickers in my stash for quite some time as well as the little blingy bits! I think this fits the “It’s the Most Colorful Time of the Year” challenge at Shopping Our Stash, since I used a number of Fall colors, plus green. Thanks for visiting today.

 


Another Squirrely Birthday

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  • Dies – Impression Obsession “Squirrel Set”
  • Stamps – Lawn Fawn “Joy to the Woods” (tree) and Impression Obsession “Vertical Greetings”
  • Patterned paper – Echo Park “Here and Now”
  • Distress Inks – Ranger – Walnut Stain, Weathered Wood, and Black Soot
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

When I first laid eyes on these squirrels, I could hardly stand it! I decided I wanted to color the squirrel die cuts and the stamped tree myself, rather than using colored paper. I cut the squirrels out of white cardstock and applied Distress Inks to get the desired colors. Then I stamped the tree trunks with brown ink, fussy cut them and then also applied Distress Inks to them. I popped up the squirrels with dimensional adhesive so they look like they are perched and climbing as squirrels would–very 3-D. It is tradition for me to make a squirrel birthday card for a friend, so this is what I came up with. Thanks for visiting today.

For a closer look:

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Catch A Dream – Birthday Card

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  • Stamps – from The Cat’s Pajamas “Wish” set (includes bunny, sentiment and stars)
  • Dies – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Twenty-Two”
  • Patterned paper – Reminisce “Out of this world” and BoBunny “Buttercup Dot”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Sakura Gelly Roll pen – Stardust

Happy Birthday, Trenton! This is Trenton’s card for today, celebrating his 16 years of age. It features a great set from The Cat’s Pajamas. The bunny is colored with Copic markers, cut out and popped up with some dimensional adhesive. I carried the star theme through by finding some star patterned paper in my stash for a backdrop and then stamped the little twin stars in the “Wish” set and created a border at the bottom. I trimmed along the star border on the front of the card and colored in the stars with the Stardust Gelly Roll pen so they’d twinkle. I added a strip of red cardstock on the inside of the card to bring out the star border.

This is my candidate for The Cat’s Pajamas Tuesday Challenge #275: Anything Goes.  Thanks for stopping by.


Happy Birthday Wishes

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  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas “Hearts and Flowers” and “Commemorating You” sets
  • Corner punch – Fiskars “Romantique” 3-way punch
  • Border punch – Stampin’ Up “Scallop Edge”
  • Patterned papers – Doodlebug Designs and BoBunny
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Stickers – Stampendous “Class A’Peel – Geo Shapes Sparklers Blue”
  • Trim – from stash

Whew! It has been a long while since I’ve posted. This card features a fairy standing atop a sunflower. This is the time of year for sunflowers and I should probably head out to the garden to see if I can catch a fairy standing on any of our sunflowers. I created this card for the  TCP Tuesday Inspiration Challenge. The inspiration for this challenge consists of photos of sunflowers and one with sunflowers and globe thistles for a rich blue. I colored my stamped image from The Cat’s Pajamas with watercolor pencils and filled in with a water brush to soup up the color into watercolor. I added some salt to the background to give it a little more visual interest. This will be a nice card for an overseas hero to send home to a birthday girl, so it will be included in my Operation Write Home box. Thanks for visiting today.


Clean & Simple Sketch #300 – Happy Birthday

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  • Stamp – Penny Black “bold b’day”
  • Patterned paper – from Basic Grey “Porcelain” 6 X 6″ paper pad
  • Mini pearls – Doodlebug Designs
  • Ribbon – May Arts
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I made this card using Sketch #300 on Clean & Simple Stamping.  That’s a lot of sketches–congrats to Clean & Simple on reaching this milestone! The sketch calls for a very large sentiment, so I chose a bold Happy Birthday to fit the bill. Thanks for visiting today.


Violets for Mom

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  • Stamp – Flourishes “Botanical Bookplates Volume 1″
  • Patterned paper – K & Company “Jubilee Purple Burst”
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Fifteen”
  • Ribbon – May Arts
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This is a birthday card I made this past weekend. It is for my mom. Happy Birthday, Mom!

I love a good botanical stamp! This Flourishes stamp is really lovely. I’ve been taking and really enoying the Watercolor for Cardmakers class at Online Card Classes and this was inspired by some of the lessons there. I used watercolor pencils and a water brush to color the image. If you’d like to see a close-up of the violets, see the photo below. Thanks for stopping by.

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Happy Birthday, Rebel Style

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  • Stamp – Hero Arts – “Year Round Sentiments”
  • Patterned papers – Heidi Swapp “Favorite Things” 6 X 6″ paper pad
  • Stickers – Heidi Swapp
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Embossing powder – Stampendous Detail White

So it is yet another National Scrapbook Weekend. I have a great interest in making lovely scrapbook pages; I take many photos that fill up my computer hard drive, Dropbox, Snapfish, etc. But there is always something especially daunting to me about creating scrapbooks. I want a really large block of time to do it, and I just don’t have that in my life right now! So cardmaking is really for me! I like the small format of a card, I like the fact that I can give them to friends and family, and I really like to donate as many cards as I can to Operation Write Home.

There are a few of us who make cards for Operation Write Home who call ourselves “Rebels with a Cause” during National Scrapbooking Day. We rebel and make cards instead of scrapbook pages. Yep, that’s pretty serious stuff! So this year, my rebel card is this birthday card. I absolutely love the simplicity of this sketch: Sketch 291 from Clean & Simple Stamping. I’d like to use this one some more! I embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder so that it stood out a bit more.  Thanks for visiting today and observing my rebellious side!


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