April 5, 2014


Today is my dad's birthday! <Happy Birthday, Dad!>

He always enjoys receiving my special handmade birthday cards. So . . . 

For Sale-A-Bration, I had gotten these darling little banner stamps as well as their matching punch. I stamped them in Gumball Green, Crisp Cantaloupe, Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit, and Rich Razzleberry. Within my abundant button stash, I found miscellaneous buttons that matched pretty well. So I added the coordinating color of button underneath each banner with Glue Dots.

From a really old Stampin' Success, I found a technique, Faux Suede. That's how I did the background piece cut out with the Apothecary Accents Framelits. To jazz up the edges, I paper pierced with the Essentials Paper Piercing Pack. 

I decided to jazz it up even further by hand sewing a long stitch through all the pierced holes with crochet cotton. I started and ended at the peak on the right side. When I finished, I used the excess thread to tie a snappy bow.

As you can see, the Island Indigo base was embossed with the Scallops Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (page 32 of the Occasions Mini). 

To add the final pizzazz, I stamped some Summer Starfruit chevrons with one of the stamps that came in the MARCH PAPER PUMPKIN. (The cutest Paper Pumpkin EVER in my opinion!)

Well, I sure hope you enjoyed this little foray through a bit of my dad's birthday mail!



  1. Love your card, it's so sweet! Pinning for later

  2. Oh my gosh. This. This is the reason I want to start making cards. They're so much better hand made!

  3. Too cute! Love, love, love the bunting and chevron! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Show-licious Craft and Recipe party. Pinned!

  4. That is so cute. I hope your Dad had a great Birthday. Are we going to have a stamp-in this month? Or do I just come up and bug you on a day off?

  5. I love how quick and easy this card looks, going to give it a try this weekend. Thanks for sharing. Designing Dee

  6. I love this! Quick, easy, and fun!

    Emily @ elizabethjoandesigns.com

  7. What a cute card...pinworthy;) Thank you!

  8. Linda this card is adorable! I love the colors too. Pinning to my paper-crafts board.

  9. hi there, here via dream to reality - love this card. Your dad probably looks forward to all your fun cards. I love paper too. If you have a chance to visit my blog I would love it...

    have a great crafty week

  10. So cute! I love all the fun details.
    I'm hosting a series right now all about yarn projects. I'd love to have you link up anything you've made involving yarn/twine!
    Yarn it All! Link Party on Bugaboo Blog

  11. What a bright and colorful card! So fun!

  12. Wow! What a stunning card! I'm sure your dad loved it! hank you so much for linking up at Get Your DIY On: Thinking Spring! Happy Easter!

    ~Abby =)