A Handstamped Birthday Card With Some Fun Fiber Embellishments

Hello My Fellow Crafters,

Today I want to share with you a handstamped birthday card with some fun fiber embellishments that I made for my mother-in-law.  I wanted to make this card bright and colorful.

I had so many ideas for this card and instead of choosing one stamp set and theme, I put them all onto one card.  What women does does not like shoes and a matching purse 🙂


Using some stamp sets that I have had from Hero Arts, I stamped the sandal, woven bag and the sentiment with tuxedo black memento ink onto plain white cardstock.  Then using a square paper punch cut out each image.

Next step was to color them using a copic marker (dark suntan) and that’s it! But I just had to add some kind of embellishment.  So I  punched a tiny flower and using a styles tool just pressed down in the middle and it made a small indent in the middle of the flower and then I added a drop of silver stickles.

Since I wanted a layered look to this card I punched  a larger square from black cardstock for each image and stuck them together using my ATG gun.  Also had a scrap piece of lime green cardstock so I put that in the back of the Pink cardstock that had three squares cut out already.  (I got these card kits a few years ago from The Paper Cut company who were at a rubber stamp convention), it would have been really easy to make if I didn’t have this already cut out just by using a larger square punch. For an extra “pop” I added pop dots on the back of the black cardstock before I put onto the lime green.   Then for the finishing touch on the outside of this card I added some funky fiber that I had from EK Success that I found in my stash of ribbons, raffia, bakers twine…


For the inside I kept the same colors and layering look, and added a strip of striped paper behind the layers.  Then added a rhinestone for that extra bling!

~ Happy Birthday Mom ~

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Handstamped Birthday Card For a Cat Lover

Hello My Fellow Crafters,

Most of you know that I have two furry children, and I am sure just like real children they can make you mad, sad but most of all happy.  Well this card just makes me happy.   I don’t know if it’s the colors that I used or just the image of these two cats but I really like how it turned out.

I stamped the image (Magenta cling stamp) with Memento black ink on white cardstock  and then colored in the image with just a few Copic markers.  I have no idea who makes the polka dot paper cause it was in my folder of scraps, and the solid lavender cardstock is from the Paper Cut.  The finishing touch was adding some ribbon and a pearl embellishment.


I still had some scraps left over so for the inside I stamped Happy Birthday and layered it on top of the same cardstock I used for the outside of the card.


Hope you like this card. It was really fun to make, now I have to wait for someones birthday so I can send it out.  I think this is the first time I am ahead of the game in making a card 🙂

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Making Handmade Easter Cards Using Rubber Stamps ~ Copic Sketch Markers & Cricut Expression Machine

Ever since I went to my local rubber stamp convention, I have so many new ideas for handmade cards.  And the best part is that it is not costing any more money, since I have all the supplies.  I am using all of the stamps that I have already owned but am using them in a totally different way.  I went from just stamping on cardstock to making 3D images.

So here is a bunch of supplies that I have used to make this Easter Card.  Rubber stamps from Stamps Happen Inc, and StampabilitiesMemento Tuxedo Black Ink, Cutter Bee Scissors, Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page paper punch, Cardstock and alot of Copic Sketch Markers.


I also used my Cricut Expression machine to cut out the border grass from the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge and also used the Pooh and Friends Cricut cartridge for the small patches of grass.

The template was used to cut (with X-Acto knife) small lines and then folded to make a 3-D platform.  It took awhile to get the folds just right, but it was sure worth the effort.

It was so much fun coloring these stamped Easter eggs, then I cut them out and added them  onto the card.

I almost forgot to tell you.  I wanted the front of the Easter card to be really simple since the inside had all of the fun stuff .  So all I did was stamped Happy Easter on the bottom corner and then I used some Easter egg ribbon from Bobbin Ribbon, that I wrapped around the card and made a bow on the front.  That’s it really simple.

2011Front EasterCard

Look how cute this Easter card came out.  This little chick is so adorable.


Happy Easter Everyone!