Sunburst Birthday Card with Balloons

Oh my, it’s been a long time since I have blogged!  I promise I’ve been creating, just not blogging:p

To get back to blogging, I’ll share a birthday card I made awhile ago for a friend:

Sunburst Happy Birthday Card with Balloons

To make this card, I followed and modified a tutorial I found here.  I also paper pieced the balloons so they would perfectly match the designer paper (If you haven’t noticed from other posts, I absolutely love this paper pad by Basic Grey!  Such cheery designs – it won’t be the last you see of it:)

Anyways, thanks for taking a look and I’ll be back sharing more cards and projects soon!

-Mindy 🙂


Stamp: Happy Birthday with Balloons (by Lynette Anderson Taylor for studio g / Hampton Art, Lot#1082554)

Other: “Shine on . . .” 6×6 Patterned Paper Pad (Basic Grey), Rich Cocoa Memento Ink I think . . .or possibly Versafine Vintage Sepia Archival Ink (both by Tsukineko), Paper Trimmer (X-Acto), Detail Scissors (X-Acto), Layering Paper and Kraft Cardstock (Various/Unknown), Advanced Tape Glider (ATG) and Adhesive (Scotch), Glue (Tombow)



February 5, 2013. Tags: , . Card. Leave a comment.

Phone-Themed Birthday Wishes Card

Operation Write Home offers a weekly sketch to inspire crafters to make cards for deployed servicemen and women to send home to family and friends.  Here is this week’s sketch:

Operation Write Home Sketch 143

And here’s my take on it:

“just calling to say birthday wishes today” rubber sentiment stamp (gina k. designs) Patterned Paper (Jillibean Soup – Neapolitan Bean Bisque 6x6 mini pad),1 ½ inch Circle Punch (EK Success)

I varied my strip measurements slightly from the sketch so that the cute number buttons on my patterned paper would show up better.  It took me awhile to decide what patterns and colors I wanted to use – the jillybean soup paper pad I was using has a bunch of cute calling-theme papers – including the buttons and phone image on this card.  And the papers matched the “calling” sentiment well, even though I got them at different times (I bought the paper first and then received the stamp as a prize, so it was fun to combine them on this card:)

Thanks for taking a look at my blog!

Stamp: “just calling to say birthday wishes today” rubber sentiment stamp (gina k. designs)

Other: Patterned Paper (Jillibean Soup – Neapolitan Bean Bisque 6×6 mini pad), Solid Color Layering Paper (Recollections), Textured Card (DCWV),  Memento Ink (Tsukineko), 1 ½ inch Circle Punch (EK Success), Circle Tool (EK Success), Detail Scissors (X-acto), Advanced Tape Glider (ATG) and Adhesive (Scotch), Paper Trimmer (X-acto)

October 24, 2012. Tags: . Card. 3 comments.

Jungle-Themed Birthday Card

Stamped Monkey and Vine 1st Birthday Card

My friend was having a jungle-themed birthday party for her little one’s 1st birthday, so I decided it would be a great time to use some of my animal stamps and design a card to celebrate.  I knew I had to use the cute little monkey stamp:)  My detail-scissors came in handy for trimming the vine closely and I also used colored pencils to color in the stamped images so that the monkey’s cute expressions wouldn’t get hidden by dark marker.  For the final touch I added some neatly written text to the simple card and it was ready to go!

Stamps Used:

Monkey and Vine (Clear Stamps by Autumn Leaves from the Mindy’s Zoo Set)

June 29, 2012. Tags: , , , . Card. Leave a comment.