Another Birthday Card

I found this photo on my phone and thought I had posted it, but apparently not.


The ‘happy’ die (My Favorite Things) is adhered to craft foam cut with the same die for some added dimension, and the ‘birthday’ die (Papertrey Ink) was cut from yellow craft foam – apparently mounted a little wonky, although it could be the angle of the photo Smile I think I added some Stick-It adhesive to the back of both dies before cutting. It is SO much easier than trying to get liquid adhesive on them. I just saw a post on Laura Bassen’s blog this morning where she adhered the cardstock to the craft foam BEFORE die cutting and she said it worked perfectly. I will try that next time.

The balloon was made using an MFT die. I embossed the stars with white embossing powder and sponged some Distress Ink over it before die cutting. I added some sequins (adhered with micro glue dots), some die cut hearts, and a little twine on the balloon.


What’s Shakin’?

A birthday card, that’s what! It’s been a while since I’ve made a shaker card. After I watched Kristina Werner’s video using this cool Simon Says Stamp die I had to get out the shaker ingredients.

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I may have gotten a little over-ambitious with the sequins and stuff, but I love the way it turned out. I made one for a friend, and another one with different colors in the background for my son’s birthday in December. The Stick-It adhesive is what makes it so dead simple to create. They are just so much fun to make and fun to receive, as well.

I wish you all a very Happy New Year!


Merry Christmas to all...and to all a goodnight

I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful Christmas Day with family and friends. Thank you for stopping by my blog today :-)

These are the last of my cards for this year, and I always have a favorite - this is it. If I had started with this one, I probably would have made them all the same, with just minor changes. I only made 4 or 5 of these because I had almost enough cards and needed to move on to getting them in the mail.

The ornament die is from Memory Box, the merry die is from Winnie & Walter, and the sentiment is from a Hero Arts Stamp & Cut set. I cut the merry die from a sheet of adhesive-backed glitter fun foam I found at Michael's. It cuts perfectly in my Big Shot and it adds just enough dimension without being too puffy. I used several different sparkly and glittery papers behind the ornaments.

Foiled cardstock used for the merry die cut. I love the way it shines.

Thanks again for stopping by and I wish you all a very Happy & Healthy New Year!


A Return Engagement

This gorgeous Penny Black stamp and card design first made an appearance in my Christmas cards several years ago and I love it so much I had to bring it back again.

Some embossing powder, a little glitter, and some foiled cardstock are all it takes to make some festive cards. This stamp will probably pop up again on future cards, too.

We do wish you a Merry Christmas!