Saturday, February 23, 2013

Clean and Simple

I am off bright and early to my sons wrestling meet this morning so I wanted to get this post up before we head out!  Yesterday I decided to make some simple birthday cards while my two little boys were napping and this is the first one I came up with

I used a white standard size card base and cut down a black stampin up scrap I had and adhered that down to my card base.  I then stamped 5 candles in 5 different colors on a piece of white card stock and then stamped a Happy Birthday sentiment in black, tied a piece of ribbon around the card and tied it in a knot and popped the card stock up on some dimensionals and i think it turned out very cute!  I made a few of the same card but mixed it up a little by running the black card stock through my vagabond with an embossing folder and changed up my ink color for my candles! 

For my next card I used another standard size white card base.  I cut out a flower shape using a piece of scrap copy paper and used it as a mask on my card.  I took three different shades of purple distress ink and blended the colors over my flower mask.  I then took a doily stamp and stamped it over my mask in black ink and I think it turned out really cute!  I did not have any matching ribbon so I took a piece of left over white seam binding, some dusty concord distress ink and a mini mister and customized the ribbon to the shade I wanted!  I love the way it turned out!! I then dried it with my hear tool and tied it onto my card and then stamped my happy birthday sentiment.  At this point I thought my card was still missing something so I trimmed a small piece of the card off (about a half inch) and adhered a white piece of card stock that i colored with dusty concord to match the flower onto the inside of the card.  I think it gives it just a little more pop of color!  Then I added some white dash marks with my gel pen.  I hope you all enjoy my card share and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

Supplies Used:
Stampin up card stock
Stampin up dimensionals
Stampin up satin stitched gumball green ribbon
Stampin up stamp set Wacky Wishes
Stampin up ink-elegant eggplant
Stampin up ink-melon mambo
Stampin up ink-tempting turquoise
Close to my heart stamp set-cricut artiste collection birthday
Fiskars paper trimmer
Fiskars compact stamp press
Memento tuxedo black ink
jenni bowlin ink-seed packet
jenni blowlin ink-lemon drops
Tombo stamp runner dot adhesive
Neenah solor white card stock
White seam binding
Cricut art philosophy cartridge
Tim Holtz Distress Ink-dusty concord,shaded lilac,seedless preserves
Stampin up stamp set-happiest birthday wishes
Close to my heart stamp set-simple memories
memento tuxedo black ink
Tombo stamp runner dot adhesive
Fiskars compact stamp press
Uniball Signo white
Stampin Up heat tool 


  1. These two cards are super fun and cute! Love all of the techniques!

  2. Love CAS. Two lovely cards. Hope you didn't get bleacher buns at the wrestling meet! My DH came from a wrestling family, then coached for a bit. I logged a lot of hours watching wrestling, lol. Just wished I could take along my paper cutter and some supplies.