Steely Blue Birthday Card

Hey everyone!

Today, I’ve got another prescheduled post for ya. I’m sharing a pretty simple card. I picked a different type of color combo for this one and I really like how the colors came out.


As you well know, I am obsessed with this stamp and die combo lately! I’ve used them on quite a few cards already, but I had to use it again for this birthday card.

All the stamps I used are from the Crazy About You stamp set. The sentiment “birthday” was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. I stamped the flower in Smoky Slate ink.

The “happy” die I used on the Whisper White cardstock came from the coordinating die set called Hello You. You can purchase the stamp and die sets together in a bundle and save 15%.

The card base is just a standard size card base made out of Tempting Turquoise cardstock. The gray striped patterned paper on the bottom of the paper is from an older Echo Park Dots & Stripes paper pad. Ive been using these simple patterns on everything lately! They just add such a great touch. I love using basic patterns like stripes, chevrons, and dots on my cards.

The pretty little bow was added using some old retired Stampin’ UP ribbon. I think this is Taffeta.

To finish off the card, I added a tiny enamel dot that was from a past Studio Calico kit.

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And that was it! This card came together so quickly because it was very simple. This could definitely be easily mass produced.

To go along with this card, I again made a SP Everyday Color Combo for your inspiration. Feel free to use this on your project & share the swatch.


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Party Animal Birthday Card + Treat Bag

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I forgot that I had this cute little birthday set to share with you this week so I am going to have my Project Life video on Friday.


This little gift set was something I made recently for my friend’s son who turned 3! He had just been to the zoo & loved the animals so I thought that wild animals would be a good theme to go with. And sure enough, when we went out to lunch, he was wearing a shirt with wild animals on it 🙂

I whipped up this little gift set in maybe 20 minutes. It went together really quickly. Children seem to love a personalized little treat and it is so easy to make something simple for a child to put a smile on his/her face. Seriously, it was as simple as 3 Oreo cookies & he definitely enjoyed it.

My photos aren’t the best, but you still get the idea!


For privacy reasons I took the photos before I put his name on the treat bag. I had added his name with some mini alphas from Echo Park right after taking the photos.

For the card & treat bag, I started off cutting out two of the label shapes with my Big Shot. These are from a nesting dies set from Stampin’ UP. I used the largest one for the baggie topper & one of the medium ones for the card front.

The stamping and inking was all done with Stampin’ UP inks: Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, and Chocolate Chip. I personally love this color combo, especially for boys (although I would probably use it for a girl too because it’s so pretty lol).

To do the inking on the edges of the shape and for the “grass”, I used Wild Wasabi with the Tim Holtz ink applicator tool. I have the old rectangular shaped one but I have heard awesome things about the new mini one that is round. It’s definitely on my wish list. One of my crafty friends mentioned that she doesn’t get any harsh lines with it since it is rounded vs rectangular. Sometimes I still get a harsh line here and there so it would be nice to have the other ink applicator. Which applicator do you have/prefer?

The cute little animal stamps are a stamp set from Stampin’ UP called Zoo Babies.

The ribbon I used is from Stampin’ UP but it’s long retired. It’s Wild Wasabi striped grosgrain.

The card base is Pacific Point cardstock, also Stampin’ UP. Sensing a brand loyalty here? LOL

The bag topper and the sentiment label shape were both cut from Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream cardstock. I scored the bag topper in half with my Martha Stewart score tool.

The sentiment stamp is one of my SP and Company sentiments that is retired.


And that’s it for this card & treat bag.  I hope you have a great day!!

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Make Life Delicious Card

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I recently showed you a bunch of supplies that I got from MarkerPOP and today I have a card to share using some of those new goodies. I just dug into them this weekend & had lots of fun. Now let me tell you. . . this card was completely and utterly made JUST FOR FUN! Oh my word, it felt wonderful to just not have a care in the world for a few minutes and put a card together! I am definitely going to be crafting just for the fun of it a lot more often as soon as the final store orders have been sent out.

Make Life Delicious Card

I hope you enjoy this card! I had a lot of fun making it. I tested out the new Wink of Stella Pen that I recently got. I will have an in depth review of it next week for ya!

With this project, I also got a chance to test out my camera in a night time setting. I don’t have lights setup for taking photos of projects so I rely on daylight in order to take project photos. Well I finished the card at night so I tried to take the photos at night too without any studio lighting. I think the photos came out decent enough that you can see my card.

Make Life Delicious Card

I based my card design of off the Farm Fresh Friday sketch over on The Greeting Farm’s blog. I knew I wanted to color up this Anya so I decided to check and see if they had a fun challenge & sure enough, they did!

Farm Fresh Friday Sketch from Thegreetingfarm

The patterned papers I used are from the Crate Paper Love Notes paper pad. The stamped sentiment is an old SP & Company sentiment.

The Anya stamp I used is Birthday Anya 3. I colored her in with Copics & then used the Clear Wink of Stella pen to add some glitter to lots of areas of the image. I then inked around the edges of the white cardstock piece with Bermuda Bay ink from Stampin’ UP & a sponge dauber.

The Copic Colors I used are as follows:

  • For the skin: E00, E21, E02
  • For the teals: BG53, BG57
  • For the icing: RV25, RV29
  • For the cake parts: E30, E31
  • For the cherries: R29
  • For the cake plate: C00, C0,
  • For the hair: E25, E27, E29, E49

My card measures 4.25×5.5inches & I used a piece of Papertrey Ink white cardstock as the card base.

The ribbon is just some old Stampin’ UP ribbon I’ve had in my stash for a really long time.

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