Cards - Birthday

Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #468

We have a great sketch to share with you at the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.


When I saw those frames, I immediately thought of the little pigs from This Little Piggy.  I also wanted to use the Embossing paste with them.

CCMC #468  This Little Piggy

This is one of those break out in a big smile cards.  I just love how it looks.  Here are the details.

  • The card base is Blushing Bride cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.
  • The Early Espresso layer is 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  
  • The next layer comes from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack.  The size is 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.
  • Stamp the pigs in Basic Black Archival Ink on Blushing Bride card stock.  You'll need to stamp the three pigs.  We will use one of them on the inside of the card. You do have to fussy cut these.
  • The frames were also cut from patterned paper from the Wood Textures stack. Use the layering squares for the squares.  They are the same size.  The square to the back is glued down and the other square is adhered using the Foam Adhesive Strips.  I did cut away part of the bottom square that would show inside the other square.
  • Before attaching the squares, it's time to get muddy!  Use the new Embossing Paste.  Put a little on the silicone square and add a drop of Crumb Cake Ink Refill.  Mix it up.  Figure out where the squares will go and then add the mud. You'll also need to muddy up the pigs a little.  Make sure you look at the inside of the card.  There's more mud and you might as well do it all at one time. Remember to clean the silicone mat and tools as quickly as you can before they dry.
  • When the paste is dry go ahead and adhere the frames and pigs.  The bottom pig is glued down. The top one is on dimensionals.
  • Party Time is stamped in Early Espresso on a piece of Whisper White repeatedly, cut to size and added with Foam Adhesive Strip to make it the same height as the frame.  Mine is 3/4 x 5.  This sentiment is from the Happy Birthday, Gorgeous stamp set.

This Little Piggy card inside CCMC#468

You know, this inside would make a great outside for a card, too.  The words are from Happy Birthday, Gorgeous.

This Little Piggy birthday

You'll go hog wild over this card!  Sorry, but I just had to say that.  I am loving the This Little Piggy set.  In fact, I'll have another pig card tomorrow so come back, please.


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Southern Belles Swaps

I think I've mentioned before that I have a small local group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators  who meet once a month.  We are a great support for each other.  We always have a swap.  I shared my swap last Friday.  It's summer and our group was small last time.  It's so funny.  The other two both used Basic Black and Lemon Lime Twist.  I just love these colors together, but I haven't used them together yet.  With their permission, I'm sharing their cards today.

First, I have Kaye.  She is a part of my Luv 2 Create team.  Kaye wants me to give credit to Dawn Olchetske.  Kaye found her card on Pinterest and loved it.  I love it too!

Dawn Olchetske CASE

This card is just beautiful.  The card base is Lemon Lime Twist and also has a layer of Lemon Lime Twist measuring 4 x 5 1/4.  The stamp set used is Background Bits.  It's one of the Host Sets in the back of the catalog.  This card also used the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I had not seen the Basic Black 3/8 Shimmer Ribbon.  Let me tell you that it is gorgeous!  It's on my next order already.  Well, so is the Background Bits stamp set.

Tina made the next card.

Tina's Marbled card

Isn't this card just lovely?  Tina started with a Lemon Lime Twist card base.  The next layer is Basic Black measuring 4 x 5 1/4.  It's followed with a layer of Whisper White measuring 3 3/4 x 5.  The new background stamp Marbled was used for this layer. Ink it up in Lemon Lime Twist.  It's really pretty.  The Happy Birthday uses the Happy Birthday Thinlits in Basic Black.  It's so striking on the Lemon Lime Twist.

Lemon Lime Twist and Basic Black

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A Fancy Birthday Card

Last week, my sister had a birthday.  Since she's my sister, and a card maker, I wanted to try something a little more involved.  She's worth it!  I won the stamp set Oh, So Eclectic at the On Stage Savannah.  I've been itching to get the coordinating thinits, and they finally came!  And, of course, I needed to use the Happy Birthday Thinlits, too.  Here's my card.

Oh  So Eclectic Happy Birthday

I started by coloring a piece of Watercolor Paper with Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, and Blushing Bride.  I did this using my spritzer to wet my paper first.  Then I used Block C.  Press the block on the lightest color pad and apply to the paper.  Continue with each color, Blushing Bride and then Berry Burst.  It's OK to leave a little white space here and there.  I used this technique on a card I shared earlier here.  Let this dry completely.

  • The card base is Berry Burst measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4.
  • The Whisper White layer is 4 x 5 1/4.  I stamped it randomly with the dots from the Oh, So Eclectic set, some in Lemon Lime Twist and some in Berry Burst.
  • Cut the patterned paper from the Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper using the largest circle from the Layering Circles Framelit Dies.
  • Using the Happy Birthday Framelits Die, cut from the dry watercolored paper.   Also cut two more more Thick Whisper White card stock.  Adhere all of these layers with the water color on top.  This thickness gives the Happy Birthday dimension.  But wait!  Take your Versamark pad and press all over the Happy Birthday.  Cover with Clear Embossing Powder and melt it with the Heat Tool. This gives it a beautiful shine!  Adhere to the circle.

Shine on Happy Birthday with clear embossing powder

  • Using the rest of the watercolored paper, cut flowers.  These thinlits have a part that cuts out the outside of the flower.  It also has a more intricate piece that you can place inside.  It's a little like the Special Reason Thinlits from the Occasions catalog that were retired.
  • Add some leaves cut from Lemon Lime card stock.

Happy Birthday  Oh  So Eclectic

For the inside, I used a sentiment from the Special Celebrations stamp set.

Martha 3

I really should have put a flower on the inside, but I had used up all of my watercolored paper.  Time just didn't allow me to do more.

I love how this card turned out.  It was a lot of fun, but a little labor intensive.  That's what made it so much fun!

Martha's birthday card

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Have a Birthday Beer!

Today, I'm sharing a birthday card I made for my nephew.  I recently bought the stamp set Mixed Drinks for the occasions.  Here's the card.

Mixed Drinks

This is a cute little set.

  • The card base is Thick Whisper White measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.
  • Start by stamping the beer mug randomly over the card in Smoky Slate ink.
  • The washi tape used is from my retired stash.
  • Stamp the mug in Basic Black Memento ink on Whisper White.  I used Crushed Curry to stamp in the beer.  Add the bubbles around the mug in Smoky Slate.  Cut this out using the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Cut a scalloped frame from Basic Black card stock.  Glue together and mount all of its with dimensionals.
  • The thumbs up image is from a free set with got at the On Stage Savannah called Tabs for Everything.  Stamp in black and punch with the 3/4 inch circle punch.  Use a dimensional to adhere to the card.
  • The sentiment is stamped in black and is from Guy Greetings.  To be truthful I messed it up the first time I stamped it.  That's why it's now on another piece of notched paper.  It's what stampers do, right?

I usually have the insides of the card, but this one got mailed before I photographed it.  I stamped the beer mug inside, but I'm not sure of the sentiment used.  

Mixed Drinks birthday card

My post is short and sweet today.  This card can go together in minutes.  It's even faster if you don't mess up the sentiment the first time!  Thanks for stopping by today. I love that you did!

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Create a Flower Garden with Happy Birthday, Gorgeous

The Happy Birthday, Gorgeous stamp set is so versatile.  I love that you can make your own flower garden.  Today I have a great card that could really be changed to any occasion.

Happy Birthday  Gorgeous Flower Garden

This card uses 4 of the new In Colors for 2017-2019.  They all go so well together.

  • The card base is Thick Whisper White cut 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2.
  • Use a piece of the Tranquil Tide paper from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack.  This paper is 12 x 12 and features all of the new In Colors.  My paper measures 2 x 4 1/4.  Wait to adhere, but use the paper to help you determine where to begin stamping the flowers.  I put a light pencil mark just below where the top of the paper will go.
  • All of the flowers are from Happy Birthday, Gorgeous.  Use Lemon-Lime Twist for the stems.  For the flowers, stamp off the solid stamp and then stamp full force with the detailed stamp.  Use Powder Pink.
  • I'm not sure what the other flower is, but I'm calling it a thistle.  I used the 2017-2019 In Color Stampin' Write Markers to color directly on the stamp.  Use the Tranquil Tide and the Fresh Fig markers.
  • To make a little more height, add the leaves one of top of the other.  Do the same for the thistles.  It's so easy to do since the stamps are photopolymer.
  • The words are from Happy Birthday, Gorgeous stamped in Tranquil Tide.
  • The sentiment at the bottom is stamped on Whisper White and then punched out with the Pretty Label Punch.  Adhere with dimensionals.

Happy Birthday  Gorgeous inside

Here's the inside of the card.  It's all Happy Birthday, Gorgeous.

Happy Birthday  Gorgeous flowers

I love how this card turned out.  It's so easy and can be reproduced quickly.  This is another card that we made in class recently.

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