A Colorful Handmade Birthday Card

Hello My Friends,

I have been looking thru all of my pictures of greeting cards that I have made and  I came across this colorful handmade birthday card that I never shared with you.  It was so super easy to make that I had to make this quick post to show you.


As I was getting all the information about how to make this card, I went through my rubber stamps and I noticed that I have quite a few clear stamp sets and acrylic blocks.  You can have soooo many more clear stamps and not need alot of space to store them 🙂 and the clean up is even so much better then using the wood mounted stamps (well that’s my opinion) and just to let you know I have a “ton” of wood mounted stamp.

I  made the layers of the card using Spellbinder Nestabilities, and running them through the Cuttlebug machine.  The stamp used is from Stampin’ Up! and the markers used for coloring the letters are from Tombow, Stampin’ Up and also EK Success.

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A Special Handstamped Birthday Card

Hello My Stamping Friends,

I can’t believe it’s January when the temperature outside feels like summer 🙂  I’m really loving this Florida weather.

Today I made a handstamped birthday card for my sister using some fun rubber stamping ideas.  Now that I see the finished card,  I also used some bright summertime colors as well.


I can’t remember the last time that I made a card that I didn’t use a layering technique.  It just brings the handstamped card to life when you add some pop dots and other paper embellishments.

The rubber stamps  that I used are from Stampin’ Up! as well as the scalloped punch, the circle punches that I used are from Marvy Uchida but remember, you can use any stamps and paper punches that you have in your own supplies to make your special handmade, handstamped birthday card for your special person.

Happy Birthday Lori

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Handmade Gumball Birthday Card using a Cricut Expression Machine

Today I will be making a very special birthday card for my Godson who is turning 13.  I Can’t believe he is going to be a teenager!  Time sure does go fast, I remember the day he was born… ok, I’m done reminiscing 🙂

Anyway, I wanted this card to be colorful and totally different from the cards that I have done in the past.  My Godson is a total “cookie monster” but I couldn’t really find any fun cookie theme, so I went with the next best thing, Gum, and a gumball machine.

Using my Cricut Expression machine and the Sweethearts Cricut cartridge, I cut out the gumball machine.  Since I wanted so many different color gum balls I decided to use a 1/2″ circle paper punch instead of the cricut cartridge, it was just faster and easier and I got to use scraps of cardstock that I had too.

I assembled the entire card using a Zig 2 Way Glue pen.  Oh before I forget, I also cut a clear piece of plastic to place over the top of the gumball machine so it really looked like the gumballs were in a glass bowl.


~ Wishing Tyler the Best 13th Birthday ~

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Sea Shells Make the Perfect Handmade Birthday Card

I am loving living at the beach and having so much fun collecting shells.  My sisters birthday is coming soon so I need to make her a handmade birthday card.  I don’t know what she would do if I bought her a card, but she NEVER has to worry about that since I love making cards.

I will be using a rubber stamp from Peddler’s Pack of a pair of flip flops (beach theme again LOL)  I stamped this image 2 times on plain white cardstock, because I wanted to add some dimension with layers.  The sentiment stamp Live, love, laugh and be happy… is from Stampabilities.

I used one image for the base and colored using Copic sketch markers.  Then with the other image I cut out the wave border and the flip flops.  I used small pop dots on those images so they really looked like they were popping off the card. (of course I took the photo straight on so you really can’t see the dimension, sorry)

But now comes the really fun part.  I glued tiny shells that I found at the beach onto the frame of the card, and since I raised that wave border the shells sit really nicely on the card.

handmade greeting card

~ Happy Birthday Lori ~

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Handmade Birthday Card Using a Sea Shell & Beach Theme

I needed to get creative and make a birthday card for my nephew. When he came to visit this past summer we had so much fun at the beach, so I decided to make that the theme of his card.

handstamped greeting card

I used some 12 x 12 ivory cardstock for the base of the card that I cut to 9 x 8 the scored in half.

Then cut a piece of chocolate brown cardstock 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 then using a 2″ square paper punch I punched three squares in a row.  Layered it on top of the ivory card and used my ATG gun to put it all together.  I had some funky fiber in my drawer and decided to put a shell that I found on our beach for the perfect accent.

Of course I needed to use my Cricut Expression machine so I found the perfect seagull on the Life is a Beach cricut cartridge and cut it on ivory cardstock and then put Star Dust Stickles all over for a shimmery look.

I still didn’t know what stamp set I was using  and as I was going though all of acrylic stamps I found these three images on one sheet.  I have no idea who made them or where they came from.  All I knew is that they were perfect.  I stamped them with Rich Cocoa Memento Dye Ink and Wa-La my card is complete.

Thanks so much for allowing me to share this fun and easy birthday card with you.

~Happy Birthday Ryan~

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