Just Because It’s Your Birthday!

It’s that time of year now…holiday cards are in the works but in the meantime there will be little shaker birthday cards =)


I made this card to look my nephew holding balloons and sending them off for someone’s birthday!


I love shaker cards and I can’t wait to order some more sequins from pretty pink posh!

Did Someone Say Too Much of a Good Thing…

Is bad? Well if so…I can’t help it! I made another version of this card!


For the happy sentiment, I added layers of the gold glitter embossing powder and then more gold thread behind the stitched circles.


I used distress inks for the rainbow colors and tried to give a soft glow along the edges.


I love the fun color combinations! And of course, gold foil stars makes everything fabulous =)

Something New…Altenew!

I figured since it’s the new year I should try a new style of stamping! Welcome Painted Flowers by Altenew!


Aren’t these flowers just beautiful? I started with my lightest shade of pink ink and then I stamped a darker pink ink for the shadows.  I did the same for the purple flowers!


For the sentiment, I made two layers of the “happy” die cut and then cleared embossed it twice to get the bubbly dome look. I added some fun foam to the large cross-stitch border before adhering it to the card base.


As for the final touches, I used my wink of stella to color the flower petals and I added little hearts and circle enamel dots.  My next technique will be to try out this stamp set with water colors!

Useful Tip:  So the way the stamps come in the package it’s not very clear which stamps together make a flower.  Here is what it looks like:


To solve this problem and save myself a ton of time, I used using staz-on ink and made guide just like this one on some clear transparency:


Now I have all of my stamps lined up next to each other and I know stamping them together will create a certain flower!  Hope that is a helpful tip for you!

Oh Happy Day!

“Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof!” – Happy Happy Happy birthday!


I used adorable patterned paper from Lawn Fawn for this card.  I love the heart garland!


For the balloons, I applied a few different inks using my sponge daubers.  I have to admit now that I have my picture frame storage I am using a lot more of my embellishments (i.e. the white flower bling) for cards and projects. Such a great idea!

Thanks for visiting!

Happy Thoughts!

Always a good idea to have happy thoughts on your birthday!


This card really made me love the wink of stella clear glitter pen even more!!! I used it for the finishing touches on the wooden hearts – so cute right?  A few months ago, I went on a craze a bought a ton of these little license plates. I love how they add just a little something extra.


I can’t get enough of these new puffy stickers that have great shapes like arrows, hearts, etc.  I think it adds a lot of layers and textures to cards.  I also used patterned paper from a halloween paper pad!

  • Recipe:  Cardstock from Papertrey Ink, Liquid pearls, Project life, epoxy stickers, wink of stella, wooden hearts, and brads.

Just the ticket!

Two tickets to a great birthday!


So I’m trying out new color schemes for my cards.  I normally love all the bright happy spring colors but I have discovered a world of browns, tans, and everything in between!


This is also my first time using liquid pearls which I used to accent the birthday ticket! I really like the fact that I can make the pearls any size I want.  Very cool! More to come!

  • Recipe:  CS from PTI, Ticket stamp and punch from PTI, Hero Art Wood Grain Backgrounds stamp, Liquid Pearls, Twine, Martha Stewart Circle Puncy, Ek success heart punch, glossy accents, and spellbinders.

Moustache Birthday!

Can a card be so cute you want to jump up and do a little dance?


That’s how I feel about this card! So I found these adorable little brads that make me smile when I use ’em.  I wish they had a little bow tie! That would be perfect.  So using my picture frame die cut I made three little polaroids for the brads.    It was very exciting because I used black pigment ink to emboss the happy birthday sentiment.  Can you see the texture?


I added some washi tape and sprayed the background with glitter and frost!  Must stock up on brads! It’s my new love!!!

  • Recipe:  CS from PTI, Frame it die cute from PTI, Washi Tape, Brads, Paper from SixbySix, Glitter and Frost Shimmer, Ek success heart punch, Glossy accents.

To Stitch or Not to Stitch?

So for this card, I decided not to use any stitching and just have the happy birthday sentiment frame the card. However…

Upon further review, I felt like the card was “naked” so I had to add stitching to the sides!

Ahhh! Much better! Is anyone else obsessed with white stitching?

  • Recipe:  CS from PTI, Wood grain background from Hero Arts, Happy Birthday Sentiment from Doodlebug stamps, Chickie stamp from DeNami Design, Tree stamp from Lawn Fawn, Bling, Ek success cloud punch, Tim Holtz distress inks, Copic Markers, Frost shimmer spray, Baby clothes pin, Stickles, White gel pen.

Wishing You Birthday Bubbles!

Sometimes on your birthday you just need to relax and enjoy the bubbles!

I absolutely adore Penny Black Stamps! I can’t wait to make more cards!

  • Recipe:  CS from PTI, Mimi Stamp from Penny Black, Stickles, Glossy Accents, Paper from SixbySix, Copic Markers, Spellbinders, Ek Success flower punch, PTI Happy Birthday Stamp, Twine.

Once upon a time…

There was a girl who wished for love and happiness on her birthday.

and for every day that followed…

  • Recipe:  CS from PTI, Distress Ink, Jillibean Scrapbook Paper, Thickers Alphabets, Martha Stewart Fence Punch, Fiskars Cloud Punch, Glossy Accents, Waltzingmouse Stamps  Heroine Set, SixbySix Scrapbook Paper, Bling, Doodlebug Design Birthday Stamps, Stickles.

Why Hello There!

Happy Happy Birthday.

I can’t take all the credit for this fun card! I was inspired by Kerry’s Paper Crafts! It’s hard making guy cards but I think this will be my go to card style from now on!

  • Recipe:  CS from PTI, Stamp from Doodle Bug Design, Bling, Ek Success heart punch, Glossy Accents.

Wishing you nothing but…boogers!

I made this card for my best friend who loves the little germs!

You have to admit, it is pretty darn cute! Who knew? I added glossy accents to the germs to give them a shiny finish! And what germ doesn’t need a little bling?

  • Recipe:  Craft stock from PTI, Patterned paper from MS, Stamps from Paper Smooches, Sharpies, Glossy Accents, Bling.