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Birthday Cards

Lately I have been on a making spree…I have made quite a few cards.. shared them on our FB page and my instagram account…just did not get around writing about them here. So a quick post about the cards I made.


This card uses Paper Smooches Birthday Buddies, My Favorite things Stitched Circle Scallop Frame and distress inks. I colored the worm with copics and fussy cut it.


This card also uses Paper Smooches Birthday Buddies. The fish is on a spin and slide disc from My Favorite things and uses Lawn Fawn’s Slide On Over Die. The background is colored with distress inks.


Another card using image and sentiment from Paper Smooches Birthday Buddies. This time I used My Favorite Things Interactive Window Stax die. Again distress inked background (I love doing that ..if 3 cards with same technique don’t say it ;D)




This card uses Simon Says Stamp Ice Cream Dream set (part of a card kit). The paper is also from the same kit. I used Lawn Fawns Stitched Party Banners Die to cut out the circle and the banner printed paper.


This card uses Mudra Craft Stamps Let’s Party. Watercoloring is always a fun technique and creating background like this with watercolor droplets always creates an interesting background.


This card uses Paper Sweeties Happy Cake Day stamp set. The background is an MFT stencil (not sold anymore). I also used My Favorite Thing Stitched Oval Scallop Frame.


This card again used Mudra Craft Stamps Let’s Party stamp set. I used the confetti stamps to create background in some bright colors. The hat was stamped, colored and fussy cut. I also used some wink of stella and glossy accents on the hats.

All images are copic colored, unless stated otherwise.

No I am not done… more cards to come… Ive truly been on a making spree πŸ˜€

But this is all for today.

Until next time,

Happy krafting,

Cheers =)

Man Birthday Card

Today’s card is for the March CoasteRide at Indian Craft Room. This month it is about making anything but making it Masculine.

Masculine Projects can be hard at times… especially when trying to make cards… pattern paper..images..sentiment… everything should scream Man!! Well I think I managed this challenge… So here is the 1st project for this month:


The bottles are from Avery Elle’s The Man stamp set. I made them to look like beer bottle πŸ˜‰ The sentiments are from 2 different sets.


Adding glossy accents would have been nice..but I did not do so.


The sentiment “Cheers” is from Lawn Fawns Let’s Bokeh and the other sentiment is from a set by Stampin’ Up! (retired). I white embossed them directly on the patterned paper.


I think it is a pretty manly card πŸ˜€

Checkout the challenge (linked above) and participate to win some fabulous prizes.

This is all for today,

Until next time,

Happy Krafting,

Cheers =)

Spiderman Birthday

Today I have another fun card for a little boy… My nephew/Godson is turning 3 next week… time sure flew!! Last year I gave him a School Bus birthday card (he loved Wheels on the Bus as a baby). He is not so baby any more (sigh!!) and currently he is loving spiderman and wanted a superman cake… so I thought what could I, the crafty aunt, do!! Pinterest search Spiderman birthday cards and voila… a wonderful punch art tutorial by Natasha Hein at Diary of Two Crafty Girls. She shared on how to make the spiderman using punches. You can find her post HERE.

So on to my creation using her tutorial:


I love it…and hoping so does he!!! Since spiderman was the main focus…everything else is simple and basic colors.


The background was created using Stampin’ Up! Spider Web Embossing folder (retired). I used some Simon Says Stamp White Pigment Ink on the web. All the punched I used are from Stampin’ Up! too. My old collection πŸ˜€


The simple sentiment is from Mudra’s Purely Labeled Sentiments set. I white embossed it on black cardstock and layered on the red-blue spidey colors.


And the pirde and joy… Spiderman!! Simply loved how he turned out… and so easy to make… yes the same embossing folder needs to be used to emboss the body parts (remember he wears the striped costume). For the black lines, I used a black marker and went over the embossed lines…I liked it better than sponging as suggested by Natasha Hein.

As always, I like to keep punch art templates for future reference. This is how I saved this one:


All parts punched out and glued on a white cardstock, with necessary instructions. On the back I attach a sample, so I know how to go about gluing the pieces.



This is all for today… hoping my boy loves his card πŸ˜€

Until next time,

Happy Krafting,

Cheers =)

Dinosaur Birthday

Today’s card is one I made for a little boy in my neighborhood. He turned 3 and loves dinosaur. With some ink blending, die cutting and Silhouette Cameo I came up with this:


I started with a 4-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of cardstock and started with distress inks – tumbled glass and broken china to make the sky. Then mowed lawn to make the grass. I did not like the plain look and decided to do some dimension like effect. I do not own any hill dies… going through my dies, found Simon Says Stamps Stitched Curved Edge die… and voila…we have hills!!


The hills are colored in with distress inks too and glued on one top of the other…to create a scene type effect. I like how it ended πŸ˜€ The dinosaur is a Silhouette Cameo cut out… I printed it and used the registration marks to cut the outline. Perfect cutting!!


The balloon is from Simon Says Stamp Balloon Die set and the number 3 balloon is from Avery Elle’s Numbered Balloon set. I used wink of stella clear glitter pen and glossy accents on both the balloons.

Easy and fun card. Hopefully the little boy it was meant for enjoyed it as much!

This is all for today,

Until next time,

Happy Krafting,

Cheers =)

Children’s Birthday Card- 6

With this post, we come to the end of the Children’s Birthday Card Series. While these cards were made for an order I received… making them has been fun! I enjoyed every bit of it…I think I shall continue making cards for children πŸ™‚

So my 2 cards for today are interactive cards…I mean we are talking about children, they would enjoy receiving fun stuff like this.

Card 1: Step Block Card


This is a card that can lay flat and be made to stand. A very easy card to make, just scoring and cutting out some parts.


Once you create the base, the front, top and back can be decorate as you like. Make it for birthday, anniversary, wedding, baby…. many versions possible. I made mine a Birthday card with balloon, banner and present. All the images are from Simon Says Stamp’s Baby Party Animals.


I put a strip of white or cream cardstock on the back in order to write a message. If you do not want to do that, you can add square pieces to decorate like the others.


I have seen videos where crafters talk about using the inside space to insert a gift card- so you can do so if you want, since it folds flat. This card measures 6 x 4-1/2. so I had to make a special envelope to fit this card.


The envelope was made using We R Memory Keeper’s Envelope Punch Board. I used the A3 card size envelope measurements for this one.

Card 2: Scratch Off Card

Yes I finally made one of those… used supplies from Simon Says Septmeber Card Kit. It has a cute Birthday stamp set- It’s No Secret and some Scratch Circles by Inky Antics. A perfect combo for kids card. So here is my card:


The colors I used here were also in the kit… Archival Inks… love the bright colors!!


I simply love the scratch off circle… genius invention!! I intend to use more of these to make cards.


While stamping the sentiment, I was heat embossing with clear ink. Well, the arhcival inks hadn’t dried just yet and hence some clear embossing occurred on balloons too!! I liked how it looked…so I went back on other balloons and did some clear embossing πŸ˜€

So with this we come to an end on this series! To catch on other posts from this series, click on following links

Children’s Birthday Card 1

Children’s Birthday Card 2

Children’s Birthday Card 3

Children’s Birthday Card 4

Children’s Birthday Card 5

This is all for today!

Until next time,

Happy Krafting,

Cheers =)

Children’s Birthday Card-5

I apologize for not being able to quickly go through this series. But here is another post continuing with the Children’s card series. Today I have 2 cards- 1 simple and quick, other one simple too, but a fancy fold card. Few days ago I shared Joy Fold Card, so the 2nd card is using the fold but made to please a child.

First card is simple, and quick one. Patterned paper, fun image and sentiment and done!


The pattern paper is from one of the Simon Says Stamp card kit (I think the July one) and the circle is also actually pattern paper. The shiny stars are not showing up well in the picture (sigh!!)


The image and sentiment is from Paper Smooches Birthday Buddies. I used copic markers to color the dog.


The pun sentiment is heat embossed using white powder. I can imagine a child receiving this card and enjoying the funny sentiment!

Moving on to the 2nd card, the Joy Fold Card.


The pattern paper is a retired set by Stampin’ Up! and the word Celebrate was cut using A.Muse Studio’s die. I cut it in the card base color and black and adhered both off centered to make it look like the top word had a shadow (idea seen in 1 of Jennifer McGuire’s video).


The cute sock monkey is from Ellen Hutson’s Sock Monkey Surprise. Ofcourse used copics to color the monkey and his hat. I also used Wink of Stella clear glitter pen and add glossy accents to it. I do not have the coordinating die, but I fussy cut the image (it was pretty easy to cut)


On the inside I stamped a sentiment. This is optional, but I wanted to. In the end, a fun card for a child. While I made this card for an order, I also am submitting this card on Paru’s Card Making Challenge for the November Challenge which is about making a card or tag for children.

So these are the 2 cards for today. I have 2 more left. If you want to check the previous cards in this series then follow the links below:

Children’s Birthday Card 1

Children’s Birthday Card 2

Children’s Birthday Card 3

Children’s Birthday Card 4

This is all for today,

Until next time,

Happy Krafting,

Cheers =)

Fancy Fold Card

Today I have a card I made for the November CoasteRide at Indian Craft Room.

ICRCNOV16 is a fun challenge… Use RIBBONS AND PEARLS with a twist of FANCY FOLD CARD.


When the challenge was put out, I realized, I have never made a fancy fold card!!! I have made nearly 400 cards in past 6 years but never a fancy fold!! WOW!!! I started making box pop up card, but never completed it… so I was excited about this one. For round 1 I went with Z-Fold Card, box style.


The card base is a Z-fold card,but with some cuts, you can make it a box card. Actually, the box part can have some pop out elements if you like πŸ™‚


The patterned paper is a retired set from Stampin’ Up! I had loved this paper, so had bought few packs of it. I love the orange blue combo of this particular one, hence I use orange cardstock for the base fold. The blue flower is from a pack I found at Michaels and the orange is cut out using a Stampin’ Up! die (retired now). Tiny pearls on the flower and all over the card give it a classy look I think πŸ˜€


The “Happy Birthday” is a Simon Says Stamp die. Finally a cream ribbon gives the perfect finishing touch. Simple and elegant and yet fancy thanks to the fold.

So this is all from me for this card. Head over to ICR and check out the wonderful inspirations by the other DT members (link in the beginning of the post).

Until next time,

happy krafting

Cheers =)

Happy 60

Today I have a 60th Birthday Card that I made for my aunt. It is her b’day today and her daughter in law planned a fun surprise for her which included 60 letters from near and dear ones for her to read and treasure. So with my letter, I sent this card for her. Now that she has seen the card, I can share it here. But I have to give credits to my sister in law for this awesome idea!!!

The card is simple…some ink blending, some die cutting, and some stamping! It had been a while I had done ink blending when I was going to make this card..so I decided to do so. I had this particular idea in my head.. alas it did not work out the way I wanted.. hence no pic of that (-_-) But it all turned out fine in the end by keeping it simple.


The colors I used are Distress Inks- Broken China, Peeled Paint, Rusty Hinge, Walnut Stain. I borrowed the color combo from Simon Says Stamp’s blog post by Sherri Carrol on Distress Ink Combos. She shares 12 combinations or recipes as she names them for you to try. Check it out HERE. All the color combos are so pretty… I went with this one to make a mature looking card (if that is right way to describe it :P)


Then I used a star stamp from one of my stamp sets with Tuskineko Brilliance Galaxy Gold Ink to add the image on the blended background. This gold is just right..not too dull, not to shiny. I also used the ink to add color to the die cut word and numbers. The Happy is part of theΒ  Simon Says Stamp’s Painted Happy Birthday Die, while the numbers are from the Avery Elle Numbered Balloon Set. Yes ofcourse I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles die to cut out the front panel πŸ˜€



Some gold sequins add the perfect finishing touch to the card. I did layer it with some black cardstock…it lets the blended colors to pop out…making it eye catching. The whole panel is layered on to a cream colored cardstock.

While I enjoyed making the card, I surely hope my aunt likes receiving it πŸ™‚ Many such birthday celebration to you Jocelyn Kaki!

This all for today,

Until next time,

Happy Krafting,

Cheers =)


Olaf Birthday

I am very excited to share the card for today πŸ˜€ Today’s card is a special wish for my little girl who loves certain animated characters. My Goddaughter is turning 3 and loves movies like Ratatouille, Brave, Kung Fu Panda, Frozen….so I decided to send her a card with one of the characters… wanted to create Punch art… decided to go Frozen way… Elsa? Anna? OH OLAF… was able to find how to make Olaf with punches I had.

So inspiration came from thepixiemomdust … her video tutorial is on you tube. So using her tutorial as the base and punches I had, I created this…..


Isn’t he cuuute!!! As I assembled him, I thought about the smile on my little girls face… oh she is going to love it too. But before I move to the card, let me share the punches I used for making this Olaf.


This is how I store my punch art templates for future reference. On the back I glue down a completed piece so I know how to glue things and don’t end up messing. All my punches are by Stampin’ Up! (some maybe retired) except the 2″ oval which is from Michaels. The hand, crown and tooth are free hand cuts. Now I did forget his eyebrows (ugggh!!) But you could free hand that too or draw it in or take one of the small circle punches and cut it from that.

So now onto the card…


So yah, he is a little tall… so my card base is A6 size (4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″)..I could have done A7 ( 5″ x7″) …but I went with A6. If I had usedΒ  smaller sized punches it would make a smaller version that would fit on A2 (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″) card.


The background paper is from Simon Says Stamp Card Kit (old one), which I embossed with We R Memory Keeper’s 3-D embossing folder. I also added some wink of stella clear glitter over the hearts.. hard to see here…but it gives a subtle shine.


The sentiment is from Concord & 9th’s Eat Cake and Celebrate Stamp set. I stamped and heat embossed with Stardust embossing powder and cut it using the coordinating die. Stardust embossing powder dries clear but has this specks of glitter that shines.

I enjoyed making this card and I am hoping my babydoll enjoys receiving it too. It is a surprise for her… and since she is little and not on social media, I decided to share the card quickly.

This is all for now,

Until next time,

Happy Krafting!


Teal Birthday

Today’s card is for 2nd round of inspiration at Indian Craft Room. The challenge ICRCMON02 is about One color!

So here is my one color card for the same:


Teal all the way! I decided to create a card with this technique I used a lot before and had not used in a while – Dry Embossing and Wet Embossing combined. So I used this Damask Embossing folder by Stampin’ Up! (retired now), but before I put through the big shot, I rubbed the folder (the deep side) with versamark ink. This transfers the ink from the folder to cardstock. Sprinkle embossing powder and heat it.


How much of ink you rub on the folder is how much will transfer to the cardstock. I did a light rub, mainly around the edges of the deep side of the image…hence I got a transfer that is right around the raised surface… hence the darker looking edges. The sentiment is from Mama Elephant’s Sentiment Surprise.


I just love how the combo of both dry and wet embossing gives such a unique look to a card, especially when doing monochromatic cards.

This is all for now…do checkout the other DT inspirations (linked above)

Until next time,

Happy Krafting,

Cheers =)


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