Flying By To Say Happy Birthday

Hey everyone! Today’s card is an entry for the Lawnscaping Challenge sponsored by Simon Says Stamp.

Challenge 65

The theme for the challenge this week is —- MY FAVORITE THINGS. Which means that to make the card, we needed to use some of our favorite crafting tools. I picked the following ¬†– Lawn Fawn stamps (of course), Kraft card stock, alcohol markers (I used American Crafts Chromatix markers) and distress inks.

Here is my card —

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I started with some Kraft card stock cut to a landscape standard size card. Then I used some Neenah Solar White card stock and masked off the bottom area to make the blue part. I used Broken China and Salty Ocean distress inks for the sky and Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint for the grass. Then for my scene, I used 2 Lawn Fawn sets. For my paper airplanes, I used Flying By and for the cupcakes, I used Bake Me A Cake. I colored the cupcakes using the American Crafts Chromatix markers and paper pieced the paper planes. I wanted it to look like the planes were flying by to drop off birthday cupcakes, so I drew black swirly lines to look like strings with a Pilot GTech pen. For the sentiment, I used the stamp from Flying By and combined it with the sentiment from Year 2. I stamped the sentiment with ColorBox Chestnut Roan ink.

I know that we were only supposed to use our favorite crafting products, but it doesn’t hurt that I love cupcakes as well. ūüôā

1. Neenah Dessert Storm card stock
2. Neenah Solar White card stock
3. Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Broken China, Salty Ocean, Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters
4. Lawn Fawn sets  РFlying By, Bake Me A Cake, Year 3
5. ColorBok Beach House Collection patterned paper (paper pieced paper planes)
6. American Crafts Chromatix Markers
7. Memento Tuxedo Black ink
8. ColorBox Chesnut Roan ink
9. Pilot GTech pen
10. Tsukineko sponge daubers

That’s it for this card. Thanks for reading.


This is an entry for the 7 or Less Challenge #3 hosted by Marie from My Creative Creations.

7 or less Challenge 3 Graphic


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I started this card with some kraft card stock from The Paper Company making it a standard size card with the fold on top. I stamped the Magic background stamp from Hero Arts with ColorBox Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan. Before I stamped the background, I masked a small area at the bottom for my sentiment. I stamped ¬†the cupcake stamp from TPC on white card stock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored the image with Bic Mark It markers, cut it out and placed it at the center of the card with foam squares. For the sentiment, I used the “celebrate” stamp from the same TPC set and stamped it on the blank¬†space¬†I masked with ColorBox Chestnut Roan chalk ink. I finished off the card by rounding the bottom corners freehand with my scissors.


1. Kraft card stock from The Paper Company
2. White card stock from The Paper Company
3. ColorBox Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan
4. Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
5. Hero Arts Magic Background stamp
6. TPC Cupcake stamp set (I used the cupcake and sentiment)
7. Bic Mark It Markers 

Wednesday Card Day – Simple Birthday Cards (October 10, 2012)

For today’s Wednesday Card Day, I made 3 simple birthday cards that can easily be replicated or altered to fit the¬†recipients¬†personality. I love making birthday cards because they come in so handy and everybody you know will at some point celebrate their birthday.

Happy Birthday Flowers

For this card, I started with some cream card stock from The Paper Company and layered it at the bottom with patterned paper from ColorBok’s Miso Pretty 12×12 paper pad. For added interest, I attached a border strip with the¬†Martha Stewart Crafts Arch Lattice edger on brown card stock. Then using brown chalk ink, I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Operation Write Home stamp set by Hero Arts. I finished it off with a flower row using the Imaginisce Princess Petals stamp¬†with the same brown chalk ink.

Hi Cupcake! 

All the papers I used for this card (card stock and patterned paper), are paper scraps that I wanted to use up. I used a light blue card stock and layered it with a plaid patterned paper. I got a strip of a marble effect paper and attached a border strip using the Martha Stewart Arch Lattice Edger. Then I got some cream card stock and stamped the Hi Cupcake sentiment from the Cupcake Stamp Set from TPC Studio¬†with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.¬†To finish the card, I used a Sakura white gel pen to create a faux stitching line around the card. The entire lay-out of the card is proof that I have been watching too many card videos of Kristina! ūüôā ūüôā ūüôā

A Cupcake Birthday 

I used black card stock for the base of this card from The Paper Studio. For the neon background, I used a similar chevron technique that Kristina Werner (@starofmay) used in one of her Friday Focus videos. I used just regular neon computer for this. Using the TPC Studio Cupcake stamp set, I stamped this trio of cupcakes and used permanent markers to color it in. I adhered it on to the card using dimensional adhesive. I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Cupcake and Ice Cream Snag ‘Em collection from Imaginisce. I layered that with some blue neon computer paper made made ribbon edges.¬†To finish the card, I used a¬†Sakura white gel pen¬†to create a faux stitching line around the card.

Enjoy making your own birthday cards! It’s¬†definitely¬†a lot of fun! ūüôā