Category Archives: Birthday

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!


OWH – Our Daily Bread February Challenge

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  • Stamp – Hero Arts “A Very Special Birthday”
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Deckled Rectangles Large”
  • Patterned papers – Canvas Corp. “Chocolate & Kraft Diamonds” and “Chocolate and Kraft Mini Dot”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This is an Operation Write Home card for the Our Daily Bread February Challenge. The challenge was to make a masculine card featuring the color brown. This is a very clean and simple card with some distress ink on the sentiment. Thanks for visiting.


Happy Birthday – More Stenciling

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  • Stencil – The Crafter’s Workshop “Echoes”
  • Stamps – Penny Black “Flourish Birthday” and Impression Obsession “C-A-C Gradation”
  • Pearls – KaiserCraft – Chino and White pearls
  • Distress Inks – Ranger – Brushed Corduroy and Tattered Rose
  • Embossing Powder – Stampendous – Detail White

Another stenciled card, using a white embossed greeting as a sort of resist. I’ve applied Distress Inks with a foam applicator through the stencil and then stamped over it with a subtle background image. This is a very simple, one layer card with a few pearls to dress it up. I was inspired by Day Two of the Stenciled class over at Online Card Classes. I have more stenciling experiments in the works! Thanks for stopping by.

 


Freshly Made Sketches #119: Birthday

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  • Die cuts – made from Spellbinders Nestabilities “Floral Doily Motifs” set
  • Stamp – from Flourishes “Botanical Bookplates Volume 1″ set
  • Patterned papers – My Mind’s Eye: Collectable collection – “Notable ‘Cute’ Muse Paper” (both sides) and “Notable ‘Silly’ Cheery Paper”
  • Embellishment – Jolee’s Boutique “Mini Flower Gems Pearl”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I used this fantastic sketch from Freshly Made Sketches for today’s card – Sketch #119. It is a pretty unusual, asymmetrical design and is really good for showing off patterned papers.This card is all about shapes and patterns. Thanks for visiting today.


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