SMILE – It’s Your Birthday

Hi everyone. I’m back with a new card for you today – well not really a new card. I made this card a few months ago and life happened before I was able to post this. So here I am today sharing this card.

Here is the card —

Smile Its Your Birthday

I started this card with a card base from Core’dinations. I cut the largest rectangle from the MFT Stitched Rectangle Stax from Neenah Solar White card stock. I created a circle template and colored it in using different colors of Tim Holtz Distress inks to create a rainbow ink blended effect.

For the sentiment, I cut the smile die cut from Little Yellow Bicycle from Bazzil Black Licorice card stock. To make it look like an embellishment, I added some Wink of Stella to the entire word and then finished it off with Glossy Accents. After it dried, it looked like an enamel accent which I really liked. I will definitely do that more often. For the second sentiment, I spelled out the words using Lawn Fawn’s Milo’s ABC and embossed it with white embossing powder on black card stock.

To finish the card, I added some black enamel dots from My Mind’s Eye to give it a finished look.

That’s it for this card.

I really feel productive and hopefully this continues until next year. Four months in a craft funk is no joke. I’m pretty excited to be creating again – stress free.

For a full list of products and tools I used, please check the supply list below: (InLinkz to follow)

  1. Core’dinations Bright Smooth A2 cards and envelopes (blue)
  2. Neenah Solar White card stock 80 lb
  3. Bazzill Black Licorice card stock
  4. My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Stax
  5. Little Yellow Bicycle “Smile” die
  6. Lawn Fawn Milo’s ABC
  7. Tim Holtz Distress Ink (in rainbow order) – Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, Seedless Preserves.
  8. American Crafts Zing white embossing powder
  9. Clear Wink of Stella pen
  10. Glossy Accents
  11. My Mind’s Eye Charmed black enamel dots
  12. Tombow tape runner
  13. Scotch foam tape



Happy Birthday! (Lawn Fawn Critters)

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a birthday card I made using Lawn Fawn stamps.

Here is my card –

Happy Birthday Critters

(I’m sorry for the picture quality but it was quite dark and gloomy when I took this picture and I had to do a lot of editing to make this picture bright.)

I started this card with a 4 bar Neenah Solar White card base. I attached the piece of patterned paper with the same size as the card base from the Lawn Fawn Daphne’s Closet paper collection. For the front panel, I stamped various critters from different Lawn Fawn Stamps. I used the masking technique to make the critters look like they are behind and/or in front of each other. When I finished stamping, I colored the images with Copic markers. For the sentiment, I stamped the birthday sentiment from Year 1 using Versafine Onyx black ink and clear embossing powder.

I centered the biggest stitched rectangle die from My Favorite Things on the image to create the stitched panel. To finish the card, I adhered the panel to base with foam tape and highlighted the party hats with the Zig Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush.

This card is an entry for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. The theme for this week is Anything Goes.




For a complete list of all the tools and products I used, please check the supply list below.

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


  1. Neenah Solar White card stock
  2. Lawn Fawn Critters in the Forest
  3. Lawn Fawn Hats Off To You
  4. Lawn Fawn Year 1
  5. Lawn fawn Year 3
  6. Lawn Fawn Daphne’s Closet 6×6 paper pad
  7. Assorted Copic Markers – B01, B04, Y00, Y13, Y18, RV000, RV52, RV55, E70, E74, E79, N0, N2, R17, G43, G46, G94, G99, BG11, BG13, E13, E15, E18, 
  8. My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Die
  9. Elmer’s Tape Runner
  10. Scotch Foam Tape
  11. Zig Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Marker

(I will post an InLinkz Supply List as soon as a I can.)


Happy Birthday! – Get Sketchy Challenge with Joni

Hi everyone. I’m here with a card for the Get Sketchy Challenge with Joni.


I love this sketch and I love Joni’s work so I was inspired to join this challenge.

Here is my card –



I also made a video where you can watch the process of me making my card. You can watch it here or on YouTube

The supply list will be up shortly.

Thanks for reading!



Thinking Of You

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a card using WPlus9 and Simon Says Stamp products. I am entering this card for a few challenges which I will list at the end of this post.

Here is my card —

Thinking of You Wplus9

I started this card with the Carnation layering paper from Hero Arts cut to a standard size landscape card. For the front panel, I used Neenah Solar White cut to 5 1/4 by 4 inches.

The images I used are from the More Fresh Cuts set from WPlus9. I also used the coordinating die cuts. I cut a variety of flowers from the set and stamped them with different colors of Hero Arts and Simon Says with different layers for added depth. I arranged the cut flowers on the top right part of the panel to look like a bouquet. Some flowers were adhered straight to panel and others were stuck with foam tape.

For the sentiment, I stamped the “Thinking of You” sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp set with the same name. I stamped it with VersaMark ink and silver heat embossed it.

To finish the card, I added some shine to the flowers with the clear Wink of Stella glitter brush. I also placed some sequins in matching colors from Pretty Pink Posh.

That’s it for this this card.

I am entering this card to the following challenges —

1. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday ChallengeThinking of You




2. Runway Inspired Challenge In Memory of Oscar de la Renta. Here is the fashion inspiration



For a complete list of the tools and products I used, please check out the supply list below.

Thanks for reading!



Simon Says Stamp July 2014 Card Kit Completed

Hi everyone! I’m here today to share a few cards that I made with the Simon Says Stamp July 2014 Card Kit. I made a total of 11 cards for this kit. I already shared 3 and I will share another 3 today. I have a 7th card that I will share tomorrow. As for the balance 4 cards, they were mostly inspirations from the inspiration sheet we received with the card kit so I won’t be sharing those anymore since they were mostly CASE cards.

The Simon Says Stamp Card Kit is an awesome deal. It is a monthly subscription of card making supplies with a theme each month. To purchase each kit is 24.95 on its own. If you decide to subscribe it will be 19.95 which is reasonable price since you are getting a full size stamp set every month. I love receiving the kit each month because it definitely helps kick start my creativity.

Now for the first card —

Thinking of You Chevron

I started this card with a standard size Neenah Solar White card stock with the fold on top. For the chevron design, I am using my favorite technique which Jennifer McGuire demonstrated here. I love chevrons and when I saw Jennifer’s tutorial, I knew I would be doing this all the time. For the chevron pattern, I used the patterned papers from Pink Paislee that was included in the kit. Instead of using the chevron stripes as a whole sheet, I decided to cut each strip so I could place them randomly on the card. I ran the stripes on my Xyron Sticker Maker to make it easier to stick.

For the sentiment, I used the sentiment from the stamp set included in the kit. I stamped it using Lipstick Red ink from SSS. I also randomly stamped some of the hearts around the sentiment the same red ink. To finish the card, I accented the hearts with some Clear Wink of Stella pen and locked the shine with some Glossy Accents.

Here is the second card —

Thinking Of You

For this card, I was inspired by a card I saw at my local grocery store. I forgot to take a picture but it had stripes printed on the background so I knew I wanted to use strips of paper using the Pen Pal collection. I chose a few patterns and cut them into 1/4 inch strips. I started sticking the strips at the center and worked my way to each side. I decided to  arrange them randomly with different heights. I used Neenah Desert Storm as my main card base. The card is standard size with the fold on  top.

For the main element, I cut a circle using the Sizzix Circle Framelits set from the same kraft card stock. I embellished it with the typewriter, heart and thought bubble puffy stickers from the Pen Pal collection from Pink Paislee.

And here is the final card —

Hello Circles

I started this card with some Neenah Solar White card stock cut to standard size card. Using the patterned papers, I cut 1 inch circles and adhered in 2 lines on the front of the card. For the sentiment, I used the round hello greeting from the same set. I embossed it on Blueberry card stock from Bazzill using the AC Zing Gold Metallic embossing powder. I stuck the other circles straight on to the card stock but for the Hello sentiment, I adhered it using foam squares for added dimension.

I had some left over strips from the previous card, so I cut one side at a diagonal and adhered it to the card. To finish, I rounded the bottom corners.

That’s it for this post and card kit. For more information on the tools and supplies I used for the cards, please check the supply list below.

Thanks for reading!

CAS(E) THIS SKETCH CHALLENGE #83 – Happy Birthday and Many More!

Hi everyone! Im here today with an entry for the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge. It’s not a secret that I love flower stamps and this sketch by Gayatri really made me want to join.


I kind of made some choices that altered the sketch a bit, but I think the main components are still very much present. Here is my card —

Happy Birthday and Many More

I started this card with a 3 3/4 inch square panel of Neenah Solar White card stock. On another piece of Solar White card stock, I cut the dies from the More Fresh Cuts from WPlus9 and started building the flowers with a variety of inks from Hero Arts, Simon Says Stamp and Memento. I arranged the flowers like it was shown on the sketch and adhered it with different levels of thickness using glue and foam squares. The bottom layer of flowers were adhered straight down to the paper with a Zig glue pen. The second layer was adhered with one foam sqaure and for the top layer, I doubled  the foam for a rising look.

For the sentiment, I used the It’s Your Day set from Hero Arts and it is filled with many birthday sentiments and some can even be used for congratulations. I stamped the scripted Happy Birthday in Memento Grape Jelly ink. I wanted an embossed and raised feel and I learned this technique from one of Gina K.’s videos where she stamps first in VersaMark and then straight on the color and when you stamp it on your paper, the VersaMark is still there so embossing powder sticks to it. So you can customize any ink color you have with this technique. I tried it with different brands of ink and I think it works best with Memento Dye inks. Then for the banner sentiment, I cut the banner from Simon Says Stamp on some Wisteria card stock from the Neenah Creative Collection pack and white heat embossed another sentiment from the same It’s Your Day set.

I rounded the corners and adhered the panel on the same Wisteria card stock from Neenah cut a to a 4 1/4 inch square card with foam tape. To finish the card, I accented the flowers with the Wink of Stella clear glitter brush. For the center of the flowers, I used the Sakura Stardust pen for more glitter. I wanted to add some sequins but I decided against it since there wasn’t much white space left.

Please check the supply list below for all the products and ink colors I used for this card.

That’s it for this card. Thanks for reading



Die Cut Inlay Card – Thanks For Thinking of Me

Hi everyone! Today’s card is another entry for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.



The theme for this challenge is ANYTHING GOES.

I’m using a technique I’ve seen many card makers use but I have never tried. I’m trying die cut inlays today. Here is my card —

Thanks for Thinking of Me

I started this card with a panel of thin copy paper. I cut some strips from the Neenah Creative Collection 18 color pack. This card stock is 65 lbs so it was the best choice for die cut inlay since the paper is quite thin. I purchased my paper pack at Target but you can definitely purchase it on Amazon as well. The colors I used for the strips were – Colonial Blue, Wisteria, Pulsar Pink, Tangerine, Citrus Yellow, and Lime Green. I attached the strips on the copy paper diagonally.

For the inlay part, I die cut the Thanks die from Simon Says Stamp and one of the banners from the Sizzix/Doodlebug Banner Die set on top of the striped paper. The pieces you get from there can be used for another card. Then I die cut both dies again from some Eclipse Black  card stock which is part of the Neenah pack to keep the thickness of the paper the same. For the banner, I stamped a sentiment from the Thanks stamp set which coordinates with the die I used. I used VersaMark and the Hero Arts white embossing powder and heat set it. I placed the black die cut pieces on their respective inlays.

For the card base, I wanted something heavier, so I adhered the striped panel on some Bazzill Licorice Twist card stock cut to a standard size card with the fold on top. To finish the card, I used my Clear Wink of Stella pen to add some shimmer to the black die cut pieces.

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


I couldn’t link the Neenah Creative Collection card stock paper  below, so I am linking it here.