A Quick Birthday Card in Gold!

A super quick birthday card for a friend with some gold shimmer!

I cut a panel from Simon Says Stamp’s Cardstock in Schoolhouse Red measuring approximately 4×5.25 inches. I also cut a panel from some scrap patterned paper measuring approximately 3.75×5 inches.

I took another piece of Simon Says Stamp’s Cardstock and trimmed it down to roughly 1×3.75 inches and used an EK Success border punch to decorate the edges. I then stamped Happy Birthday from Altenew’s Birthday Builder stamp set using Altenew’s Pigment Ink in Enchanted Gold. I’m so used to Dye Inks that I always forget to let the Pigment ink sit to dry so I don’t smudge it!

Finally I adhered the sentiment strio onto the patterned paper panel and then adhered that to to the Red panel leaving a bit of a border. I popped everything onto a note card measuring approximately 4.25×5.5 inches. I added a few bits of bling using Studio Katia’s Gold Sparkle Crystals and Voila a card is born!

Altenew Stamps:

– Charming Doodles

– Birthday Builder

Altenew Pigment Inks:

– Enchanted Gold

Other Supplies:

– Studio Katia’s Gold Sparkle Crystals

– Neenah Solar White cardstock

– Simon Says Stamp’s Grid Transparency

– Simon Says Stamp’s Cardstock – Schoolhouse Red

– Pattern Paper (scrap.. Unknown)

– EK Success Edge Punch

– Ranger’s Glossy Accents

– Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue


– Krystal Katana Jewel Picker

– My Sweet Petunia’s MISTI Stamping Tool

– Tim Holtz Mini Comfort Trimmer


A Little Bit of Bling to Mark 80 Years Young!

So I was looking to do something classy but Shiny for a couple of ladies celebrating their 80th birthdays. I opted for some flashy patterned paper while keeping everything else reletively simple.


– Concord and 9th’s ‘Notable Numbers’ Stamp and Die set

– Recollections’ ‘Chateau’ Paper Pad

– Tsukineko’s Versafine Onyx Black Ink

– Fiskars’ Corner Punch


– Recollections’ ‘Chateau’ Paper Pad

– Tsukineko’s Versafine Onyx Black Ink

– Studio Katia’s ‘Gold Sparkle Crystals’

– Pinkfresh’s ‘Scripted Bold Sentiments 2’ stamp set

Anniversary Cards!

So far I’ve only ever attempted one wedding Card..never an anniversary card. I received an order for two Anniversary cards this week so I had to step out of my comfort zone a bit and be a bit elegant. Here’s what happened:



– Avery Elle’s ‘Sentimental’ stamp set (ST-16-01)

– Simon Says Stamp’s ‘Always and Forever’ stamp set (sss101943)

-Recollections’ Gold Embossing Powder

-Studio Katia’s ‘Gold Sparkle Crystals’ (SK2436)

-Spellbinders’ ‘Tranquil Moments’ Die set

– Nuvo’s Shimmer Pen



-Stampin Up’s ‘Cake Soiree’ stamp set

– Simon Says Stamp’s ‘Always and Forever’ stamp set (sss101943)

– WOW’s ‘Clear Sparkle’ Embossing Glitter

– Recollections’ Silver Embossing Powder

– Stampin Up’s Pearl Doily

Tsukineko’s ‘Onyx Black‘ VersaFine Pigment Ink

– Studio Katia’s ‘Silver Crystals’ (SK2417)