Thursday, April 14, 2022

Birthday Simplicity

 Okay so I lied about posting weekly. What counts is I’m here now though right? I made a few more birthday cards but by far my favorite had to be the super simple cute backgrounds with large sentiment.

It’s that easy! However, these did take a lot longer than expected. I chose to add dimension by using foam tape. Took longer to cut the foam tape and piece together than it did to die cut the sentiment and cut down my backgrounds. Whatever it is you choose to do, you could never go wrong with a pretty background and a large solid colored sentiment for any occasion.

Friday, March 11, 2022

Birthday Stash

It's March! That means it's almost cake time so let's up the birthday stash.

After putting together holiday cards non-stop since October, it's nice to take a break and not feel so pressured to create a certain amount within an allotted time. Granted, you can make holiday cards any time of the year, but for me, I find it especially difficult to be inspired during non-festive months. Which is why I always end up scrambling. Birthday cards, however, are an all year round thing and inspiration is everywhere.
For all of March, I'll be sharing birthday cards I've created to build up the Birthday Stash. In the meantime, I'll get to explore this whole blog thing.

Today's card features "Sierra: Make a Wish" from Stamp Anniething*

Of course, with stash building, there's mass producing. I try to make as many of these as I could (did I mention I'm on a year long No Buy? heh). 

Grabbing whatever pretty papers pleased the eye, I trimmed them down to 4 x 5 1/4. Then using an A2 Double Stitched Rectangle Die from My Favorite Things*, cut out some white cardstock and stamped my Stamp Anniething image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. No die? No problem! Just trim some cardstock with scissors or paper trimmer and add stitching (optional) with a pen.

After coloring her up, I adhered the pattern paper onto an A2 card base, added some gold washi tape, followed by gluing Sierra on top then stamping "Cake Time!". Look at her! Isn't she the cutest? An easy 4 cards completed in no time. Feeling pretty productive already!

I hope you'll join me while building up the Birthday Stash and get inspired to create something amazing along the way. 

Happy Crafting! 🥳

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Friday, January 10, 2020

DoodleDaisiesandInk All Heart Blog Hop

I’m double excited to take part in DoodleDaisiesandInk All Heart Release Blog Hop from January 6th-12th.
Not only do I get to share an image with you today but I get to do so in my first blog post ever 😱.
Eny Dunn, creator of DoodleDaisiesandInk (DDI), comes up with the most adorable images that every crafter should keep in their stash. Head over to the shop at and see so yourself. Seasonal stamps are versatile and could be transformed to fit any occasion. You could play around with sizing and mix and match sentiments.

Today’s card features her “Girl with Heart”

I love that Eny has included sentiments in Spanish. I feel emotions are felt on a more deeper and intimate level when expressed in Spanish. It truly is a language of love ❤️.

Valentine’s Day is my most favorite of all holidays. Aside from all the friendship and love in the air, I’m over the moon with all the reds, pinks and white the comes with it. So, of course, I took advantage and used the brightest reds and pinks I had.

For my card, I used copics, calligraphy markers and Crayola’s Colored Pencils (you can use any and every thing!), to color and shade in this girl in love offering her big heart. Using the largest die in my stash, I die-cut a heart to place behind my digistamp along with a background filled with words one would say to their sweetheart. With a Wink of Stella Brush Pen, I covered the pink part with as much shine as I could. After adhering the background and heart, I decided to prop this girl up with foam tape along with the sentiment “ Te entrego mi corazón” (I give you my heart). I finished it off with gems and enamel dots for some added sparkle.

Don’t forget to visit and comment on the other designers blogs participating in the DDI Blog Hop and get a chance to win the entire All Heart Release. Winner will be announced the 17th and the deadline to enter is the 12th.

I hope you enjoyed my take on today’s image and can’t wait to see what you come up with.