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Happy Birthday to You, a Tutorial Medley Group Card by Cindy Elam

I joined a group of 35 demonstrators called the Tutorial Medley Group.  We each make a card with a tutorial every month to contribute to the group.  These are available for us all to use.  On Fridays, I'm going to share a card with you from the group.  The card I'm sharing today was made by Cindy Elam.  She used the Happy Birthday to You stamp set from the Sale-a-Bration brochure.  This set is available for free from the brochure with a qualifying order!

Happy Birthday to You

I immediately fell in love with everything about this card!

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  • Stamp Sets: Happy Birthday To You (152308)

  • Cardstock: Whisper White (100730), Basic Gray (121044), Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper (149612)

  • Ink: Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin’ Pad (147052), Soft Sea Foam Classic Stampin’ Pad (147102), Jet Black StazOn Pad (101406), VersaMark Pad (102283), Dark Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends (145055)

  • Tools & Accessories: Heat Tool (129053), Embossing Buddy (103083), Shimmer Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder (149512), Aqua Painter (103954), Sponge Brayer (141714), Basic Pattern Decorative Masks (150697), Delightful Tag Topper Punch (149518), Stitched Shapes Dies (145372)

  • Designer Paper: Brights 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper (149613)

  • Misc: 3/8” Glittered Organdy Ribbon (147897), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Paper Snips (103579)



  • Card Base: Whisper White 4-1/4” x 11”, scored and folded at 5-1/2”

  • Cardstock #2: Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”

  • Cardstock #3: Basic Gray 3-1/2” x 3-1/2”

  • Designer Paper: Flirty Flamingo gingham 2” x 5-1/2”



  • On the front of the card base use the dotted decorative mask and apply Flirty Flamingo ink using the sponge brayer.

  • Cut one end of the Flirty Flamingo gingham DSP with the Delightful Tag Topper Punch and adhere to card base in the center.

  • On the watercolor paper make a light Flirty Flamingo watercolor wash with the Aqua Painter. Set aside to dry or use the Heat Tool on low setting to speed up the drying.

  • Cut the Basic Gray cardstock with the largest Stitched Shapes circle.

  • Rub the Embossing Buddy over the (dried) watercolor paper, then stamp the cake image using VersaMark ink. Cover with Shimmer Black Embossing Powder, tap off excess, and heat with Heat Tool.

  • Squeeze the Flirty Flamingo and Soft Sea Foam ink pads so the foam pad applies ink to the insides of the lids. Use an Aqua Painter to pick up the ink to darken the blossoms and add color to the leaves.

  • Fussy cut the cake and adhere to gray circle, then pop up on dimensionals on gingham tag.

  • Stamp greeting at bottom of tag with black StazOn. Tie a bow with the glittered ribbon and adhere at top of tag with a glue dot.

If you would like a copy of this tutorial, click Download Happy Birthday To You.  Again, thanks to Cindy Elam!

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Thank you for sharing this beautiful card. I have been searching for the perfect birthday card for a very special friend and here on your blog, I found it. Yay!

Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks so much Karen. It is a pretty card. I'm glad you could use the idea!

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