Butterfly Birthday Wishes

Hello everyone.

I just got home last week from a well deserved holiday and straight back to work I went. I didn’t want to leave the sun behind and head back to the real world but I had to.

Well this week was my friend’s birthday and every year we go camping to celebrate the occasion. Camp fire, food, drinks, stars and of course s’mores.

I bought her a balloon and whipped up this simple birthday card for her.

I used  Recollections cardstock and my Indentz Vine 1 folder to emboss the background, then stamped one of the butterflies from Inkadinkado Butterflies stamp set in StazOn Teal Blue ink. I decided to cut out the butterfly with the Spellbinders Peony Die set and added some popdots.

The sentiment is from Pink By Design’s Sibling Love stamp set, cut out with the Spellbinders Grommet Tags and attached using Divine Twine in Aqua.

The inside sentiment comes from Studio G, I think.

So here are some Butterfly Birthday Wishes!!!!

To another great year of new adventures and treasured memories.

Bacon and Egg Birthday!!!!

Hello all! Today I have a very special card to show you. This fabulous (5×7) card was made by my better half for my birthday this past week….

He asked me what I wanted for my Birthday and I said, “I want YOU to make me Bacon and Eggs!!!!”

I do most of the cooking but he makes the best Bacon and eggs ever… He always says, “timing is everything” and he is right. Yum yum!

So before I received my bacon and eggs, he gave me this great card…. I just love it!

The yellow ribbon and 4 black brads fit right in.

Hey wait a minute those aren’t real bacon and eggs!!
I laughed so hard I was crying.

To make this card, he made me a Bacon and Eggs SVG File and also an MTC File.

For awhile now he has been trying to talk me in to trying to use digital images and paper patterns so he took the opportunity to show me just how good they can turn out. The options for color and design really are endless.

For this card he used a couple different programs, our HP printer and Make the Cut.

For the patterned paper, Gimp, what a great piece of free software.

To make the SVG file, Inkscape (this program is very similar to Adobe Illustrator) then import to Make the Cut to cut it out.

Didn’t he do such a great job? I’m so impressed!

Thank you Babe for the best bacon and eggs ever!!


Here’s the SVG he put together…

I’ve added links to the (free!) files so you can make your own set of bacon and eggs… without the calories… enjoy.!

Download – Bacon and Eggs – Make the Cut File

Download – Bacon and Eggs – SVG File

Birthday Wishes … for me!!

Hi everyone, today I wanted to share with you the Birthday card my Mother made for me.

My birthday is in a couple of days but my Mother came down this past week for an early visit. We had such a great time together, we attended two scrapbooking garage sales and had a blast.

She ran a piece of Lilac cardstock with the Swiss Dots folder through her Cuttlebug for the background.

She then stamped the main image on white cardstock and used her Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Ovals Large and Classic Oval Large along with some popdots and attached it to the card.

Thanks Mom you’re the best and what a great job you did on my card…. truly made with love.


Sweet Birthday Wishes !!!!

Today I wanted to share with you a birthday card I made for one of the ladies that I work with.

Yesterday was her birthday and we always celebrate by giving each other a card and of course ………. any excuse to eat cake.

I started by running a piece of teal cardstock through my Cuttlebug using the Seeing Spots folder and attached it to the pink card base. I just love this pink and teal cardstock from Recollections.

The main image is a stamp from Great Impressions Stamps called Dessert Piled High…. yummmmm

I colored the image in with my Copics and a few Bic Markers. For an extra little bling I used Glossy Accents for the cherry on top, as well as some Stickles in Crystal.

I put two thin layers behind the main image and then used some popdots for dimension but only for the top half.

“Sweet birthday wishes” comes from the Say It Sweet stamp set from Pink By Design. I have a sweet tooth and this stamp set has a lot of great sentiments for anyone who does.

I used the Cuttlebug and the Spellbinders Grommet Tag Die set to cut out and then stamp the sentiment on. I then attached it with some Flower Brads from Recollections that I picked up from Michaels.

I think that everyone should take this advice on their birthday too. I know I do…heeeheee

I used two different stamp sets for the inside of the card. I used the Pink by Design Simply Everything stamp set for the “It’s Your Birthday !” and the Inkadinkado Eat Cupcakes set.

I will be posting some more birthday cards soon… May is such a busy birthday month.

Birthday Wishes

Today I want to share with you a card I made for my Father for his upcoming birthday.

When I was younger, my father and I used to go fishing. I always loved getting my hands in the minnow bucket, I would open it up and stare at all the little minnows swimming around. I have lots of great memories of fishing.

I used grey Recollections Cardstock for the base, added a layer of lime green paper, topped with a blue layer. The blue piece of cardstock is from Momenta Great Outdoors Paper pad and is embossed with fish.

The Sentiment comes from the Pink By Design Simply Everything Stamp set.

The main image of this card is the Wide Mouth Bass by Inkadinkado. I colored the fish in with my Copics and went over the fins with a Sakura Stardust Clear Gelly Roll pen.

I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Weathered Wood for the water and to ink around the edges. Then used my Cuttlebug and Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large to cut out the image and green layer.

The inside sentiment comes from the Pink By Design  Spring Has Sprung Stamp set.

The little fish is also from the PBD Simply Everything Stamp set…. isn’t he cute.

So here’s Fishing my Father a Happy Birthday.

A little bird told me…..

Well time to get back at it…. I have been sick with an ear infection that just wouldn’t go away.
Now it is gone and I can enjoy life again… yay

So I started the other day with a birthday card for the LPN on the unit I work.

She is a wonderful, thoughtful lady that I love to work with. Since it was her special day we decided to celebrate with balloons,flowers, cake and of course a  card.

I stamped one of the birdhouses from my JustRite Birdhouses stamp set and colored it using my Copics. I cut out and embossed the image using my Spellbinders Standard Circle Large Dies. Then ran the bottom half of the teal paper through the Cuttlebug with the Floral Fantasy folder.  

Both sentiments come from the Simply Everything stamp set from Pink By Design. This is a great versatile stamp set to own, it simply has a bit of everything…lol

The cardstock is Recollections Cool Water …. I love the colors in this paper pack, a mixture of purples and teals. I added a few large and mini flower brads from Recollections that I picked up on sale at Michaels.

Since the card is a 5 1/2″ square I realized that I needed to make an envelope to fit.

I used my Martha Stewart Score Board and Momenta Chloe’s Garden pyramid paper pack that I got at Walmart to make this envelope. I just love the great assortment of beautiful double sided cardstock in Chloe’s Garden…. great for many uses.

Have a great day and stay crafty.

¡feliz cumpleaños!

Here is a birthday card that I recently made for a woman that I work with.

She speaks Spanish so I thought that it would be nice to make the main sentiment in Spanish. “¡feliz cumpleaños!” (Happy Birthday)

I used my printer to make the sentiment and used my Spellbinders Die to cut the ovals. Then took some white cardstock and put it through the Cuttlebug with the Traffic Jam folder. Finally added some ribbon and used my Fiskars Halloween stamp set for the Calavera (skull).

The pictures aren’t very good but that’s because I used the camera on my phone. Sorry.