Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Happy Birthday Cards

You always need a good birthday card – it seems like every week I have a friend or family member’s birthday to celebrate.   When you are feeling crafty and have some time, jump into your craft space and create a whole bunch of them.    Then store the handmade birthday cards in your desk so they’re ready when you need to send one out or bring to a party.   That way you aren’t creating them last minute.   Our design team member Regina Mangum has some ideas to inspire us when creating!

Here she used the cupcake from PSA Cupcake and the sentiment “Skip the cake and eat the icing” from PSA Dare to Dream.   I also spy the UBU girl holding a balloon from UBU Girls Got Game.    She used three of our stamp packs in one card!    The lime and pink are a great color combination and she made everything come to life by coloring things up with her markers. 

Up next, she used the dog from PSA Little Bunny.   I love the colorful polka dots and the twine from The Twinery here.   This is happy card, isn’t it?

Next she used all 9 of our cupcakes from PSA Whimsy Cakes.  She “decorated” each cupcake with her markers.   These stamps really are the focus of your attention on this card. 

Do you love these cards and want to create them at home?   Here are all the supplies she used so you can get started.  Happy card making!

Skip the Cake Card
Stamps: girl from Dress Up set, sentiment from Dare to Dream set, cupcake from Cupcake set (PSA Essentials)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Coloring Medium: Sketch Markers (Copic)
Cardstock: Blushing Bride (Stampin' Up!), Solar White (Neenah), green textured (Bazzil)
Patterned Paper: Happier (My Mind's Eye)
Accents: Glossy Accents (Ranger)
And Many More Card
Stamps: Whimsy Cakes (PSA Essentials), sentiment from Birthday Bash Sentiments (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Coloring Medium: Sketch Markers (Copic)
Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah), Blushing Bride, Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up!)
Fibers: Pink/Brown Stitched Grosgrain (Jo-Ann)
Accents: Diamond Stickles (Ranger)

Big Birthday Card
Stamps: dog from Little Bunny set (PSA Essentials), sentiment from Birthday Bash Sentiments (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Coloring Medium: Black Multi-liner (Copic)
Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah), Real Red (Stampin' Up!)
Patterned Paper: Sole Sisters (Imaginisce)
Fibers: Maraschino Baker's Twine (The Twinery) 


  1. I can do these ! I recently got the Gigi Initial kit for next to nothing at Expressionery, along with those darling cuppiess !! I'm in serious trouble now that I have all the right equipment ! Thanks for having such a great product !

  2. These are sooooo CUTE! I really love all the designs. Can't wait 'till my budget allows me to purchase some of these! ;o)

  3. Love all of these wonderful birthday card ideas!

  4. H & M has been able to offer glamor and sustainability at bridal dress prices.