Tropical Birthday Wishes

Tropical Birthday Wishes


(a blast from the past…)

The tropical scene on this 5 x 7 card was inspired by Theresa Momber’s “You & Me Card Making Tutorial” from her blog.

The palm tree stamp is by All Night Media. (I can’t take credit for the details on this image; the stamp did all the work!  I just ran a green and brown marker over the fronds and trunk.)


The sentiment, stamped on vellum, is from the “Birthday Label” duo by GKD.  I needed a shorter sentiment, so I masked the end half and just used the birthday wishes part of the stamp.

This project was originally posted in my StampTV gallery on July 2, 2014.

(The above description came from the original post in which I failed to include the details for the ink colors, embossing folder, paper/card stock, and additional tools and products used.)

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Birthday Box Card with a Twist

Birthday Box Card with a Twist


I saw a video HERE where Maymay created a variation of a box card on the inside of her card.  The other interesting thing she did was to create windows through which you can view the popped up images that are sitting on the hidden strips or crossbars (like on a traditional box card).  And finally, she used stickers for her images (which I never think to do!).

I needed a few masculine cards so I set out to find stickers and card stock that would work with this card design and that would be appropriate for the men’s cards.  I ended up using Me & My Big Ideas (SPX-308) stickers (that I stuck to white card stock and fussy cut) and American Crafts Pinkpaislee #1254 card stock (from Dots & More Dots pad) as well as Recollections kraft and white.


These stickers are foiled.  Here is a better view of the shine.


Here’s a view of the crossbars.



I used a sticker on the front, but I wish I had heat embossed the greeting.  I’m not crazy about being able to see the clear around the words.  Oh well!



The greeting on the back is the Stampendous – Cling “Delightful Birthday” (#CRH306) stamp.


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Hand Stamped Pattern Paper in Pink

Hand Stamped Pattern Paper in Pink


Yesterday, I shared a card I made with tropical images to create my own patterned paper.  Here are two more with a butterfly theme that I did in pink (Memento Lilac Posies – straight up and stamped off).


These cards were made with only white card stock.  For the first one, the colored mats were sponged.  For the second one, I “smooshed” the Lilac Posies ink and water on the panels before stamping.

The butterfly image is from a set called “Fairy Wishes” (unbranded?).  The rings are from “Timeless Textures” by Stampin’ Up.  The branch (first card) is from a set of floral stamps I found in a “ms. sparkle & co.” bin at Joann Fabrics.

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Tropical Birthday Greetings – Hand Stamped Patterned Paper

Tropical Birthday Greetings – Hand Stamped Patterned Paper


I created this quick card sample while playing around with some stamps and ink to create my own patterned paper.  I “stamped off” the split leaf philodendron leaves to allow the areca palm fronds to pop.  (Yes, I needed to research the names of these leaves – LOL!)

This card was made with only white card stock and ink.  Memento Bamboo Leaves ink was sponged on one of the white panels to create the green mat and was also used for “stamping off” the lighter leaves.  Mowed Lawn Distress ink was used for the darker leaves and greeting.

These tropical images can be found in the Kaisercraft “Relax” stamp set.

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A-Maze-ing Birthday

A-Maze-ing Birthday


(inside: Hope it’s a-MAZE-ing!)

This interactive card is a variation of a shaker card – instead of the usual sequins, confetti, or other small items that are fun to shake, this window pouch contains a plastic maze that is fun to tilt and turn to get the ball to the finish.

The maze and metal ball, the shaker pouch, and the dies to cut the window and frame are all from My Favorite Things.   There is a coordinating stamp set as well, although the stamps I used are custom made from


The band across the front was cut with dies from the Gina K Designs Fabulous Label Die Set.  The card stock used is Papertrey Ink Rustic White, Gina K Designs Tranquil Teal, and Authentique Together (#CEL002) from the Celebrate collection.  The ink is also GKD Tranquil Teal.  (Not sure why the ink and card stock look so blue in the photos; I tried multiple times, with no success, to get a pic with the accurate color.  Hmmm…)

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