Classic Happy Birthday

We all need birthday cards, right?  Do you over think your project sometimes, because I know I do. 

Here is a great one that you can make without much thought (not that you want to lessen the sentiment of the card), but you know what I mean.  The best part too, make it in any color you want. 

Keep reading for a few tips on how to step-up the look!

Here's my classic birthday card:


I am absolutely Obsessed with that font!!!

It is from the Go To Greetings stamp set and what I love is the basic greetings (Happy Birthday, Thinking of You, Just A Note, Thank You) are in several different font styles and sizes.  What a fabulous idea.  The elegant border is cut from the Distressed Gold 12x12 specialty paper, using the Elegant Border Dies - which is an Online Exclusive Item.   

Here is my list of supplies I used BUT...  keep reading for ideas on how to Step Up This Card!

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  1. Emboss the Basic Black Card Stock with an Embossing Folder (suggestions below for each idea)
  2. Heat Emboss Your Sentiment
  3. Add Some Gems, Rhinestones, or Sequins
  4. Add a Few Die Cut Springs tucked behind the Ribbon, Using the Same Distressed Gold Specialty Paper

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I am going to share a cute Treat Bag with a fold over flap.  There are so many ways to make bags, but I found this one to be a bit different with the flap.  It is a great size too 3 x 4 x 2.  The bag does narrow at the top but you can easily fit a gift card, chocolates like Hershey kisses and a bit of paper shred for some fun.  What a great little treat bag. 

I am featuring the super cute Beary Christmas suite collection.  


I used Boho Blue card stock for the base of the bag

Cutting and Scoring:

  • card stock is 8 x 10-1/2
  • on the long side, score at 3", 5", 8" and 10"
  • on the short side, score at 2" on each side
  • Designer Series Paper Pieces are:
    • 2 pieces at  2-3/4 x 3-3/4
    • 1 piece for the flap at 1-3/4 x 2-3/4

Using the Very Best Trio punch, round the corners of what will be the flap and the 1-3/4 x 2-3/4 DSP.  Here is what you card stock should look like after you have cut and scored. The left side will be the bottom of your bag.  You can slightly angle in your bottom cuts.  


Here is a little side angle.  See how I pinched the sides to close the bag?  Then fold over the flap to close, then wrap linen thread around several times to close.  

#stampwithlisabrown #polarbear

I used the Memories & More card pack along with the 2" Circle Punch to create a little tag. 

I hope you liked my project today.  No be sure to click Next to see what Karen Burke has to show us or Back for Linda Bauwin.




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#HB2U Birthday Card

Hello there... 

So we have another teenager on our hands!  My nephew turned 13 and I can hardly believe it.  He is a very energetic and curious boy and Auntie enjoys our time together.  He is still wanting to hang out with me, with an occasional snuggle, I take what I can get.  The snuggles are lessening so I adore those that I do get. 

Just like pictures, I take them when I can get them.  Ha! Ha!  Kids are so funny... 


For his birthday, he wanted to spend the weekend with me.  So when we got to celebrate with family and friends, I made this card inspire by a card I saw made by SU Demo Amanda Mertz.  Inside he found thirteen one dollar bills (yes, only $13 as I spent a small fortune the weekend he was with  

#HB2U #stampwithlisabrown

I used Thick Basic White card stock for the card base and Basic Black for the mat.  I die cut the #HB2U out of this black mat to save paper.  I also die cut each one three times to layer up and it made them kind of pop.  I highly recommend using our Adhesive Sheets and the letters and numbers are thin.  The adhesive sheets made it a breeze to adhere. 

I cut random angles from the Glorious Gingham 6x6 Designer Series Paper.  Not much stamping on this one, except my happy birthday sentiment inside, but I like how it turned out.   Hope you do to. 

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