Birthday Suspension Card

May 15, 2008 at 11:07 pm | Posted in Accessories- Designer Series Papers, Projects, Stamp Set- Eat Cake, Stamp Set- It's Your Birthday, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up!, Technique- Suspension Card, Techniques | 1 Comment

Last week was my DH, Tom’s, birthday!  HB, honey!  I made him this neat “suspension card”.  When you open the card, the circle suspended in the window spins.






To create a suspension card like this, glue floss or fishing line in between the two circle pieces.  Use Sticky Strip!  Before glueing the rectangle focal point layers together, punch the circle window.  Then glue the top & bottom of the floss in between the layers in the center of the window.  Before closing the card & putting it in the envelope to brighten someone’s day, twist the circle pieces about four times.  This way, when the card is opened, it will be let loose and will spin back to the way it was originally.



After I took the above photos, I decided last minute to add polka dots to the present image using the white gel pen.  I’m not sure if I like the new look.  But Tom says it definitely looks better with the dots.   What do you think?



Stamp Sets: Eat Cake & It’s Your Birthday
Ink: Certainly Celery & Chocolate Chip Classic Pads
Paper:  Certainly Celery Prints Designer Paper, and Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue & Whisper White Card Stock
Accessories: Uni-Ball Signo White Gel Pen, 5/8″ Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, 1/4″ Bashful Blue Grosgrain Ribbon, 1-1/4″ & 1-3/8″ Circle Punches




Birthday Bag & Jumbo Tag

April 28, 2008 at 3:21 pm | Posted in Projects, Stamp Set- Eat Cake, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up! | 1 Comment

I made this bag a few weeks ago for my daughter’s friend (a little boy who turned five). 

I bought the bag for $1 at Target when we got the birthday present.  It’s so easy to make a plain bag look festive with the punches!

I punched a hole in the top of my jumbo tag with the 3/4″ Circle Punch, then made a “ribbon” out of the Real Red card stock to attach the tag to the handle of the bag.

Stamp Set:  Eat Cake
Paper:  Real Red, Brilliant Blue & Whisper White Card Stock
Ink: Real Red, Brilliant Blue & Bashful Blue Classic Ink
Accessories: Star Punch, Lrg Star Punch, Lrg Oval Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Emergency Birthday Card Kit

January 17, 2008 at 2:12 pm | Posted in Accessories- Markers, Events, Projects, Stamp Set- Eat Cake, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up! | 1 Comment


 Hooray!  I finally finished making my

Emergency Birthday Card Kit!!

It is soooo cute!  I used the Cutie Pie Designer Series Papers and the Eat Cake stamp set to make 8 different long cards & matching envelopes.  Then I made a really simple little pouch to hold it all in!



So, now you’ll want to make a kit yourself, don’t you?  Well, lucky you, I am holding a class next Friday@ 7pm!  I’ll have everything pre-cut for you.  You’ll also receive color photos of each of the cards, with the dimensions of all the pieces you’re using, so they will be super easy to assemble and you’ll be able to re-create more of them in a snap at home after the class! Cost is $20 ($18 for stamp club members).  Contact me by Wed Jan 23! 
*Only 2 spots left!

Esther’s Birthday Card

July 26, 2007 at 8:52 am | Posted in Projects, Stamp Set- Dotted, Stamp Set- Eat Cake, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up!, Techniques, Techniques- Glitter | 2 Comments

Yesterday was my daughter’s 4th birthday!  I made this card for her.  It’s very glittery so it looks better in real life than in the scan.

Stamp sets: Eat Cake, Dotted background

Ink: Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue & Regal Rose Stampin’ Markers

Paper: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Bashful Blue and Vellum Cardstocks

Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2-Way Glue Pen, Dimensionals, Light Pink & Light Blue Gingham Ribbons

eat your heart out, Shelli

July 18, 2007 at 6:36 am | Posted in Projects, Stamp Set- Eat Cake, Stamp Sets | 4 Comments

The last few times we had the missionaries from our church over for dinner, they’ve made cards before they left.  They made mother’s and father’s day cards, and now they’re getting in the habit.  So last week one of them requested making birthday cards.

Elder Lewis copied a card that I showed them.  Here’s what he made:


Elder Bird got pretty creative with his card:


Stamp Sets:  Eat Cake & Crayon Kids (sorry, retired years ago)

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue

a quick birthday card

May 14, 2007 at 9:05 am | Posted in Projects, Simply Scrappin' Kits, Stamp Set- Dotted, Stamp Set- Eat Cake, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up! | Comments Off on a quick birthday card

My nephew, Oliver, turned 9 this month.  We didn’t have time to buy him a gift, and we know how much kids love getting money.  So, I made a card pocket card to hold the cash.  I love using Simply Scrappin’ Kits to put together cards.  I also stamped the cake from the matching stamp set, Eat cake, on the envelope in the coordinating inks (but didn’t take a photo of that).

Stamps: Eat Cake (for the happy birthday saying), Dotted background, Brushstroke Numbers (retiring this June!)

Paper: Party Pieces Simply Scrappin’ Kit

Accessories: Turquoise & White Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, Key Tag Punch

It’s My Party & I’ll Stamp If I Want To! Birthday Card Stamp-A-Stack

March 27, 2007 at 11:18 am | Posted in Events, Projects, Stamp Set- Basket Full of Fun, Stamp Set- Canvas, Stamp Set- Eat Cake, Stamp Set- Everyday Flexible Phrases, Stamp Set- It's Your Birthday, Stamp Set- Letterpress Alphabet, Stamp Set- Looks Like Spring, Stamp Set- Print Pattern, Stamp Set- Riveting, Stamp Set- Sincere Salutations, Stamp Set- Wild About You, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up!, Technique- Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Technique- Watercoloring, Techniques | Comments Off on It’s My Party & I’ll Stamp If I Want To! Birthday Card Stamp-A-Stack

So, I’ve been wanting to do a Stamp-A-Stack for a few months now.  A Stamp-A-Stack is similar to a Stamp Camp, where you come to my house to make cool projects.  At a Stamp-A-Stack, though, you make multiples of the same items so you build up your stash of handmade cards to give away.  I always need extra birthday cards myself. 

This Sunday is my birthday.  And I decided, for my birthday, I’m finally going to host that Stamp-A-Stack I’ve been planning.

These are the cards we’ll be making.  I think you’ll like them!

We’ll be making 3 each of the 4 cards (that’s 12 cards total) with matching envelopes for $20.  Those in my Stamp Club have a special price of $16. 

The event will be on Saturday, April 21st @ 2PM

You must sign up & pre-pay by Tuesday, April 10th!  That’s only 2 weeks from today!  Click here for my contact info.

We’ll have chocolate cake (I have to with us making that yummy chocolate cake card!), punch, chips & dip…  Expect a party!

The cards we’re making are designed so there is something for everyone on your card list- a pretty, feminine one, one for the kids, a nice masculine one, and a general birthday card (I know very few people who don’t like chocolate!). 

At each of the card stations there will be instruction posters with step-by-step photos.

Here are close-ups of each of the cards, and also their insides.


Feminine Birthday Card

Inside of Card (this card can be used for any occassion if you don’t stamp the birthday saying)


Inspired by this card


Kids Birthday Card

Inside of Card (this card could also be used for any occassion, if you skip stamping “happy birthday”)

Inspired by this card.


Masculine Birthday Card

Inside of Card:

Inspired by this card.


Chocolate Cake Card

Inside of Card:

Inspired by this card & this card.

I hope you’ll join us!

birthday cards

March 22, 2007 at 2:25 pm | Posted in Projects, Simply Scrappin' Kits, Stamp Set- Dotted, Stamp Set- Eat Cake, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up! | Comments Off on birthday cards

My brother and his wife came for a weekend visit.  My brother’s birthday just passed, and my sister-in-law’s birthday is coming up.

For both of their birthday cards, I used layouts that I’ve recently had success with.

This card uses the same idea as a card that I made for my February workshop projects.

 Stamp Set: Eat Cake, Dotted background

Paper: Mellow Moss, Night of Navy, Bordering Blue, Whisper White

Ink: Mellow Moss, Night of Navy & Bordering Blue Markers

Accessories: 3/4″, 1 1/4″ & 1 3/8″ Circle Punches, Navy Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals

I somehow lost my photo of my sister-in-law’s card closed!  Arg!  But this is what it looks like when it is open.  It uses the same fold as my st. patty’s card.

Stamp Set: Sincere Salutations

Ink: Sage Shadow

Paper: Simply Scrappin’ Kit- In Full Bloom, Lovely Lilac Cardstock

Accessories: White Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals

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