Vintage Masculine Birthday Card

Masculine Birthday card with embossed
clear card stock

I wanted to try a different way of inking clear card stock. I embossed the clear card stock and then used alcohol inks. The effects were amazing and so much fun. This embossing folder is called Handmade Paper by Tattered Lace.

I used alcohol inks on glossy card stock to make the background for my vintage car. A simple design but very fun to create.

I hope you try some of your different embossing folders with this technique. Stay tuned for more backgrounds.




Butterfly Easel Sympathy Card

I dedicate this card to all of those with genetic illnesses awaiting a medical break through to ease their daily struggles. This week we lost someone to Cystic Fibrosis. She was a mom, wife, sister, daughter, friend and teacher. Words can never be enough to fill the void left by someone you love.

Hug those you love every day and be thankful you have the day with them!


Polka Dot Bunny


This colorful card screams Spring! The best part of Spring is all of the beautiful colors and flowers.

I started my card with a 5 1/2 x 7 1/2″ turquoise base. My green layer measures 5 3/8 x 7 3/8″. My polka dot paper layer measures 5 1/4 x 7 1/4″ and is wrapped with a pink ribbon. I die cut a large oval in a darker turquoise card stock and embossed it with the Darice folder called Polka Dot. I die cut a smaller oval in white card stock using the Decorative Ovals by Spellbinders.

I stamped the bunny, sentiment and butterfly from the Happy Spring stamp set by Rubber Cafe and colored them with Spectrum Noir markers. I used GB8,GB10,PP1,DG3,DG4,OR1,LV1,PL2.

For my flowers, I stamped the Large Classic Petunia smaller flowers with black Staz On ink. I inked the edges of my Petunia petals Victorian Velvet and the centers with Dusty Concord and Barn Door by Ranger. I shaped the base of the petals with my bone folder and the tips of the petals with my Flowers Shaping Tool kit by Heartfelt Creations. I centered the flowers with white prills.

To assemble the card, I used craft foam to layer the focal image. I glued the flowers and leaves to the left of the oval. I accented the flowers with a white Stickles and the oval with pink pearls.

This card, or any of your creations, will surely brighten someone’s day. Share your sunshine and creativity with those who need a little “pick me up”.


Easter Egg Hunt


This card was designed to show the versatility of the border dies by Heartfelt Creations.

For my card shape, I wanted something big enough to show the beautiful patterns of the border dies. I pulled out my Cricut and my Holiday Cakes cartridge. I cut a 5″ oval as a template.

For my card base, I started with a 6 x 6″ lilac card stock. I laid my oval template on the card base and traced it. There was about 2″ hanging over the top. I cut out the oval and then repeated again with a piece of white card stock. I cut this oval about 1/4″ inside my trace line to make it a little smaller than my card base. I embossed the white oval with the Darice embossing folder called Decorative Tiles.

For my “egg decorations”, I die cut all the different pieces of The Classic Border Collection and The Delicate Border Collection by Heartfelt Creations. I glued them to my egg and trimmed the edges. I then used a piece of twine to decorate the top of the card.


For my flowers, I stamped and die cut some Mini Florets by Heartfelt Creations. Each flower has 3 layers. My bunny is a Spellbinders die cut from a light gray card stock,layered onto a darker gray card stock and embellished with twine around his neck. My leaves are a Mini Floret flower stamped in Moss Green and inked with Squeezed Lemonade, Sage and Amber. The tag is the smallest die in the Oval Majesty Die set by Spellbinders.

To assemble the card, I layered the bunny with craft foam and glued the flowers down. I accented with some glitter and wrote “Easter” on my tag with a silver gel pen. I added small clear gems to each border die and a black gem for the bunny’s eye.

I hope you use your border dies to make some bunny smile. If you can make 1 person smile every day, it’s a great day!