Dandelion Wishes – Birthday

I can’t get enough of the Dandelion Wishes (SS-0497) stamp set.  I don’t know about you but sometimes my craft space is not always organized and I will admit that I had lost this stamp set.  No, not just one stamp, the whole stamp set.  I shouldn’t say lost, I should say misplaced.  Well I found it (3 months later)!!!  I just had to make a card with it in case it went missing again.

Dandelion Wishes

Using Lovely Blue (IP-0075) and the Ink Splat (AT-0108) ATS, I randomly stamped a piece of Whip Cream (CS-0040) card stock.  I wanted something in the background that did not over power the background.  Then using Pool Play (IP-0051) I stamped some of the images from the Dandelion Wishes stamp set.  I stamped a few more images and the sentiment in Denim Days (IP-0010).  I added some Silver Silk (IP-0090) and Sparkle Silk (IP-0126).

The Whip Cream (CS-0040) panel was adhered to a piece of Bush Silver (CS-0135) before adhering to the Denim Days (CS-0082) card base with Foam Squares (AD-0085).

For the inside I stamped it the same way as the front except I only added the Sparkle Silk and did not add the Silver Silk.

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I love adding Sparkle Silk (IP-0126)

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.



Happy Birthday

Another great card from FSJ Presents/FSJ Live using the Storybook Occasion Stamp Set (SS-0538).  

Happy Birthday Lamb

On a piece of Catalina Splash (CS-0114) card stock, adhere 2 pieces from the Spring Filled Prints (PP-0051) using Easy Glide (AD-0081).  Then using the Border Basics Die (DI-0144), cut a piece of Catalina Splash (CS-0114) to adhere over the seam where the 2 pieces of the Spring Filled Prints (PP-0051) meet.  Add a piece of Special Day Organza Ribbon (AC-0316) and tie the bow to the left.  Make a triple bow out of the Bubble Gum Thread (AC-0130) and adhere it to the Organza bow by using about a 5″ piece of Bubble Gum Thread to tie them together.   This panel will get popped up using Foam Squares (AD-0085) onto a Whip Cream (CS-0040) card base.

Using the Treat Label (DI-0037) cut out a piece of Catalina Splash (CS-0114) card stock. Then using the Journey Circle Dies (DI-0039) cut out a piece Whip Cream (CS-0040) card stock.  Run the Whip Cream piece through the Layered Scallops Embossing Folder (EF-0018).  Pop up the Whip Cream circle onto the Catalina Splash label and pop that up onto the card front using Foam Squares (AD-0085) for both.

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Added Journey Glaze and Sparkle Cuts to the lambs fur.

You will stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment in Black Licorice (IP-0041) ink onto a strip of Whip Cream (CS-0040).  This piece will be slipped into the Photo Pin Element (AC-0103) and pushed into one of the Foam Squares (AD-0085).  Stamp the lamb in Black Licorice (IP-0041) ink onto a piece of  Whip Cream (CS-0040) and cut out using Details Pro Shears (TO-0063).  Color the grass area using watered down Fresh Forest Liquid Color (IP-0131) and a Small Blending Brush (TO-0097).  The balloon you will color in with Bubble Gum Silk (IP-0092) and a Small Blending Brush.  You can add a little Bubble Gum Silk to the lamb’s cheeks but they should be very a faint pink.

Happy Birthday Lamb

Using small Foam Squares (AD-0084), pop the lamb onto the Whip Cream circle.  Finish off the card by adding Journey Glaze(AD-0002) and Sparkle Cuts (AC-0151) to the lambs fur only.

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.


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 Don’t miss out on this fun event!!!

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Fall – Happy Birthday |GeoBurst Die

I have several folks in my family with Fall Birthdays.  I love creating with fall colors but wanted to make something that didn’t have fall items (like leaves, etc.).  I wanted to create something very different using the fall color scheme.  So I went to my favorite die on the planet – the GeoBurst Die(DI-0217).  Yes, it is by far on the top of my list of go to dies.  So unique and so many uses for it. 

Fall GeoBurst Birthday 1

I stamped the Happy Birthday, that comes from the Arr Catey (AT-0202) stamp in Hazelnut Ink (IP-0012) onto a piece of Banana Cream (CS-0087) and then layered that onto a piece of Cocoa Powder (CS-0008) cardstock.

Using the GeoBurst Die (DI-0217), I cut out a piece of Cocoa Powder (CS-0008) cardstock.  then using the 1 1/2″ circle punch (TO-0031 and TO-0015) I punched out 14 circles from Summer Days (CS-0033) cardstock.  I adhered the circles to the back of the cut GeoBurst Cocoa Powder piece using Craft Glue (AD-0111) [the circles were adhered to the center each GeoBurst].  I cut off the excess circles with our Grand Pro Shears (TO-0064) [best shears ever, non-stick and self sharpening – and they cut through ribbon like magic].

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Summer Days circles with Tangerine Fusion card base

This panel was then adhered to a Tangerine Fusion (CS-0036) card base.  The Happy Birthday banner was adhered on top of that.  I added some Gold Silk (IP-0096) and Sparkle Silk (IP-0126).  And finished it off with some Rainbow Drops (AC-0178) and Fashion Gold (AD-0292).

I made another card using the same idea but changed the circles to Tangerine Fusion (CS-0036) and made the card base Summer Days (CS-0033).

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Tangerine Fusion Circle with Summer Days card base

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

Happy fall crafting!


Vintage Sound/Happy Birthday

I love music!!!  There was nothing like listening to a record on the record player.  Listening to all the clicks and pops and yes the times when you had to put a penny on the needle so it wouldn’t skip (boy have we come a long way).  LOL – so the minute I saw the Vintage Sound stamp set (SS-0328) I had to get it.  I just knew it would be a big hit!  I decided to make a birthday card with it for another music lover in my family.

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Vintage Sound Stamp Set (SS-0328)


I stamped the guitar from the Vintage Sound Stamp Set (SS-0328) onto a Hazelnut Blend (CS-0013) card base using Dark Roast (IP-0050) ink.  I used some of the images from the same stamp and embossed them onto Whip Cream (CS-0040) cardstock.  Before embossing I prep my cardstock by using our Colorless Blender (JM-0095) to help reduce the static.  The records and music notes from the Vintage Sound Stamp Set were stamped with Clear Pigment Ink (IP-0102) and embossed using Black Embossing Powder (IP-0099) and for the record adapter, I stamped the image in Lemon Drop (IP-0043) Ink and the very quickly applied Clear Embossing Powder (IP-0097).  [Our inks dry quickly (which I love) so I wanted to make sure that I applied the Clear Embossing Powder right away and then heat set with the Heat Tool (TO-0083). ]

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Love how the records look embossed.

I added some Silver Silk (IP-0090) and Turbo Teal Silk (IP-0119) to the panel before I adhered it to a piece of Pool Play (CS-0092) cardstock which I popped up using Foam Squares (AD-0085) onto the Hazelnut Blend card base.

I cut a piece of Vellum (PP-0044) using our Journey Circle Dies (DI-0039) (these come with a piercing element as well).  Popped that up using Foam Squares and added a piece of Journey Silver Thread (AC-0204) before adding the sentiment that was stamped in Dark Roast Ink (IP-0050) onto Whip Cream cardstock and cut out using the Details Pro Shears (TO-0063).

I felt the card still needed a little something so I added some of our Rainbow Drops (AC-0178). (You get a variety of colors and sizes with these gems – I have 2 sets, one to use and one to just look at!).

I wanted to add a little something to the inside of the card as well so I used Pool Play Ink (IP-0051) to stamp the Vintage Notes (SS-0303).  I didn’t want a full impression so when I applied the ink I made sure that it was applied randomly to the image.  Happy Birthday was stamped in Dark Roast Ink (IP-0050) and came from the Cake Time Stamp Set (SS-0138).  I wanted to continue the pattern from the front of the card so I added some Silver Silk and Turbo Teal Silk to the inside of the card as well.

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Love to bring elements from the outside of the card to the inside.

I love the images from the Vintage Sound stamp set and didn’t get to use them all on this card so I just had to stamp the envelope (ST-0118) as well.

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Used more images from the Vintage Notes Stamp Set to decorate the envelope.

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.



Happy Birthday Balloons

It never fails no matter how much I try to plan ahead there is always a birthday that comes up that I forgot about or the kids get invited to a birthday party and we only have a couple of days to get a gift and card.  I needed to make a birthday card so I decided to make several of them to keep on hand.  This card is perfect because it is very universal.  It can be easily used for male, female, adults, tweens, kids.  And I love when I can use the scrap cardstock that I have on hand.  (Yes, I have a whole bin of scrap cardstock!).

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These cards were pretty easy to put together.  I die cut the balloons using the Blow-up Die (this die is currently a Bloom Benefit [DI-0171] – this die also coordinates with the Blown Up stamp set that is part of the Break Up Sale).  I ran some of the balloons through the Yummy Dots embossing folder.  Stamped others using the stamps from Create Confetti (this is one of my go to stamps – so versatile).

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Added texture with the Yummy Dots embossing folder

When stamping the sentiment Happy Birthday, I did not use a stamp positioner, instead I lined up the lines on our clear blocks with the lines on our grid paper.  It was so much easier for me and it went rather quickly.

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Lined up Sentiment using grid lines on the grid paper


With this card design you can use several different color combinations.  You can easily use the inks and cardstock that you already have on hand.

I added some Licorice Sparkle tape and it took all my power not to add the Sparkle Silk.  I have been using the Sparkle Silk on everything lately and I really thought I needed to make a card without it.  Yes I am going through withdrawal!!!!

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Licorice Sparkle Tape


May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

Happy Crafting!!