213 posts categorized "Birthday"

Crystal Lingo
by Sue McRae


Happy Monday crafters! I have two colourful cards today using the Crystal Lingo stamp set.

I started by heat embossing the cool geometric slim line rectangle shape twice in clear embossing powder on watercolour paper.


To ink the designs I took my Distress Inks and just swiped and smooshed them onto the panels. One panel was done in rainbow colours, the other in green, aqua and blue. I then liberally sprayed each piece with water and let it dry on its own.


For the rainbow card I die cut the Marzipan Alphabet from black cardstock to create the word because. I like the fun shapes of these letters and the added cut lines the dies create for each letter. It’s a great detail and adds texture to the letters. It is kind of hard to see this on the black cardstock.


To finish off this card I stamped the sentiment and added a bunch of Fairy Jewels that match the Distress Inks perfectly.


For the birthday card I stamped the sentiment in black ink on white cardstock and coloured the letters with two shades of yellow Copics. There are matching dies for the sentiments making it quick to get a close cut for the words. To finish off this card I added clear Fairy Drops.


Thanks for stopping by the blog today and have a great crafty week!

Sue Floral Signature copy





Art Deco Birthday Greetings
by Kim Singdahlsen

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All of the Deco products in the recent Summer Theater release are absolutely spectacular and there are many beautiful cards on this blog using them but I hadn't used any of them yet. I definitely wanted to so for inspiration I googled Art Deco Images and saw many basic black/white or black/gold images. I was thrilled to see that because I've been struggling with ideas for a birthday card for my SIL and it all came together because she decorates everything with black and white photography. 

I did the black and white background with the Geometric Deco Plate and a gorgeous sentiment from Art Deco Birthday Greetings. The flowers are the Village Rose and Background with a few leaves from Orchard Leaves.

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I love the curves of the flowers against the geometric lines of the background. It's a beautiful contrast.  Then I used glitter paper for the background of the flowers to give them some birthday sparkle!

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I don't post any cards that I don't like - and I have more than my fair share of those - but some cards I truly love and this is one of them.  The bright flowers against the black and white, the curves against the straight lines, the cheerful colors and the beautiful sentiment - it just all worked for me!

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I hope you enjoyed this card as much as I did.  It's a beautiful background. By the way, there's also a separate frame that goes inside the square so it can also be used with smaller sentiments.  And if you browse the blog, you'll see many, many other gorgeous uses for this die!Kim Floral Signature copy




Happy Birthday
by Candice Crawford


Hey there crafty friends. Candice here back on the blog with a simple coloful card project for all of you.  Today's card is using the Marzipan Alphabelt die set and several card stock strips fromt he Memory Box card stock packs. 


This card is so bright, cheery and colorful it just makes me smile. I simply took sheets of the colored cardstock from the Memory Box Cardstock packs in Ocean Blue, Sunny Orange, Lush Green, Berry Red, Vibrant Violet and cut them into 1/2 by 4.50 inch strips then attached them in rainbow order onto an A2 size cardbase using some liquid adhesive. 


Next I took my corner rounder punch and rounded each of the corners of the card base. This to me gave the card a more polished look. Next I die cut the Sentiment Happy Birthday from from white cardstock in my stash using the Marzipan alphabet die set. 


Each letter was die cut twice and layered on top of one another using some liquid adhesive. I used the lines from the 1/2 inch cardstock strips to let line up the sentiment to ensure it was straight. 


This simple card was very easy to make. With all of the left over stirps I can easily mass produce several cards in not much time at all. I hope you have enjoyed today's card share and found inspiration. Until next time.....happy crafting. 


Candice Floral Signature copy






Art Deco Birthday Card
by Jeanne Jachna

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Thanks for stopping by!  I hope your weekend is off to a good start!  Today I'm sharing a birthday card that has an art deco flair.   I've given it a modern twist with lots of color that would make this one ideal for just about anyone on your list! 

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I confess the arches in the detailed die reminded me of peacock feathers - that's how I decided on the shades of blue and green. 

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My die cut machine is getting older and having trouble cutting completely through a detailed die without a metal shim.  I'm using that to my advantage today by cutting the die just so I can get an imprint of the pattern on my card stock.  I used the imprinted image as a guide to help me color the panel with markers.     If you're machine is in tip top shape you can add some shipping tape to the back of your card stock to make it harder for the die to cut through completely. 

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You don't have to be too careful about coloring just as long as you don't enter another area of the design because when you're finished coloring you will top your pretty colored sheet  with  a detailed clean die cut panel.   I  keep one handy so I can make sure I didn't miss anything before I adhere the two together. 

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Of course you won't want to cover that pretty panel, so I stamped a sentiment on vellum with Staz On ink.   I topped the sentiment with a rectangle frame die before adhering it to the assembled background panel.   Vellum can be a little tricky to adhere because adhesive will show through the vellum.  The frame allows you to adhere it without putting any adhesive on the vellum at all keeping it very clean. 

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I hope you'll try this technique to add a little color to some of your die cuts.  It's much quicker than an inlay and still packs a punch! 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"



Birthday Shaker
by Nancy Penir


Hi there, Poppy Peeps! Nancy here, and I have a happy card for you today!

Birthday Celebrations call for a shaker, and Poppystamps has adorable images to get the party started!


Now, you know I love layers... the more the merrier. Throw in color, and we have 'party-time'! The shaker elements are from my stash. They match the ice cream cone flavors... orange, strawberry and lime. 

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Such a fun card, with plenty of 'happy'! The new Whittles are so festive! Check them out in the store. There's animals, and ice cream, food and frames. 


All the product used is listed below. Have a wonderful week!

Nancy Floral Signature copy




Art Deco Happy Birthday
by Sue McRae


Happy Monday everyone! Sue here with an easy card that comes together quickly with the use of patterned paper.


I’m using the new Reeded Deco Curve Border that goes with the Art Deco theme that was released a few weeks ago.


I die cut the border twice in purple from the Frosted Glitter Pad and adhered them to a plaid design from the Madras Plaid Blue and Violet Paper Pad, making sure to centre the borders on the design. It’s more pleasing for the eyes.


For the sentiment I used silver from the Polished Foil Paper Pad and the Happy Birthday Poe Script.


To finish off the card I added Fairy Jewels in clear on the four corners. You could definitely add more Fairy Jewels to glitz it up. I also think this is a great card design for a guy with the plaid. Just choose a different colour palette!


Thanks for visiting with me and have a great week!

Sue Floral Signature copy