Friday, May 20, 2016

Celebrating Sentiments--a SIMPLE birthday card!

Welcome to the Celebrating Sentiments theme week.  I am trying a couple of different things this week.  First, I am trying the traffic on Friday instead of my usual Thursday.  There are no stencils on this card, so no need to participate on Dreamweaver Thursday.  Secondly, I am making probably my EASIEST card ever!   After all, these stamps that include the sentiment are super simple to use. Here it is:
Have you ever colored in one of those very trendy adult coloring books?  Well, this is the same thing, only better!  Why?  Because when you are done with your relaxing therapy, you can give this away, and save yourself a little money on a birthday card.   This is how it was done:

Birthday Balloons Rubber Stamp RS-R259
White Mixed Media Paper
Momento Tuxedo Black Ink
Prisamcolor Pencils in Grass Green, Poppy Red, Orange, Ultramarine and Violet
May Arts Ribbon
Black Card Stock
White Card Stock
Red Cork Paper (Optional, I just added a little texture)

1)  Stamp the image on the mixed media paper.
2)  Have a fun, relaxing time coloring your image.
3)  Tie ribbon around the bottom.
4)  Assemble the card.  This card has a standard 4 1/4" by 5 1/2" front.

See how easy?  Give it a try with stamps that have a built in sentiment!

Here are the rest of the players for today, check out the fun:


  1. You have just received the seal of approval from my 4 year old granddaughter! She came to sit on my lap and saw your card and started dancing and singing "pretty cards just for me, pretty cards I did see"! She is such a great little gal!! I also love this card!!! Great colors and the yellow ribbon is a great finisher!! TFS!

  2. Fun card! The balloons and confetti are fun!

  3. I would just love to mass produce these birthday cards for all my family. LOL, I am sure they would say "hey, I got the same card" LOL. This is so fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Love this stamp - perfect sentiment!