Family Birthday Cards

Welcome my crafty friends!

Today I have a couple birthday cards I did for our grandson and my hubby.  Our grandson and hubby share their birthday – grandson was best birthday gift ever.

Our grandson turned 18 and he loves to fish he has a boat and fishes when he is not working.  Hubby turned 79 and loves his John Deere tractor.



Cards are both 6″ X 6″ and I used a combination of dies and Cricut to make my cards.

The pop up mechanism was same for both it was an old die set of Karen Burniston when she was with Elizabeth Craft Designs – Bathtub Pop Up.  Another time I would reshape the bathtub into a boat but I had already hand cut the boat then went looking for a die set that had a pop up mechanism to use kind of like putting the cart before the horse.

KB Riley  1003  Word 2 Birthday, 1031 Numbers and 1049 Camping Charms  were used.  The fisherman, fish and the silhouette of boat and fisherman were cut on Cricut.  Hooked On Fishing was  cut from a top strip of design paper from my stash as was the grass and water paper.

For Hubby’s card I had no idea what I was going to do for him as he really doesn’t have any hobbies such as golfing or anything.  A dear friend asked about tractors or lawn mower then I remembered years ago I had bought scrapbooking set of John Deere paper and stickers thinking I would do some scrapbook pages so I went looking and found the packet and went from there.  As I said the same pop up mechanism from Karen Burniston Pop Up Bathtub.

The tractor was cut from Cricut then used stickers from paper set to decorate it up.  KB Riley 1100 Howdy, 1003 Word 2 Birthday and 1031 Numbers were also used.

They both loved their cards although our son said there was a mistake on Adam’s card when I asked what he said it has a fish I should have just had a hook – apparently he doesn’t catch many fish.

Thanks for stopping by today hope you enjoyed my cards – I will be back to making my flowers which I love making.

Susan Tierney-Cockburn has a new release coming out with Spellbinders and I can’t wait to get my dies and start making some flowers.   I am excited and feel honored that she wants me on her design team.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!


You only live once if you live right once is enough!


70th Birthday Calla Lilies

70th Birthday Calla Lily

Welcome My Crafty Friends!

Wow it has been more than a month since my last post as we have had a lot going on. As we all know life does get in the way of our crafting sometimes but I am back now and it seems great.  I have really missed making cards but there was just no time.

My card today uses Susan’s Garden Notes Calla Lily, Cosmos, Ladder Fern and Stitched Rectangle Frame It along with Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Fishtail Banners.  My little background feature was done using Brusho Watercolor Powders and coffee filter.

Here is how I created my card.

Step 1  Create background piece using glossy photo paper, coffee filter and watercolor powders Susan has a video on her Facebook page Susan’s Garden Club found here

Step 2  Form 6″ X 6″ card base from 110# white Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step 3  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 5-3/4″ square.   Using Garden Notes Frame It/Stitched Rectangles cut rectangle on right side using size of your choice.  Cut background piece slightly larger than opening attach to back of opening using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Attach to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 4  Create flowers and ferns.  The Calla Lilies were colored with Copic Marker RV 69, the 3 pink Cosmos were colored using Copic  RV10 and RV17.  First I stamped a few extra ferns using green ink and a stamp I had made using Ladder Fern die to cut 3 sets of ladder ferns stacking to maker thicker.  Die cut 3 or 4 ferns from green cardstock using Garden Notes Ladder Fern shade with green ink adhere to card front using Kids Choice Glue.  Color and shape 3 Garden Notes Calla Lilies (the link above for background also includes tutorial for lilies and cosmos) add to card front along with 3 pink Garden Notes Cosmos and 3 white.

Step 5  My sentiment was printed out onto white Soft Finish Cardstock then die cut using ECD Stitched Fishtail Banners and adhered using dimensional tape.

I do hope that you have enjoyed my quick tutorial today and it inspires you to create.  All Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used are linked below just click on any picture and it will take you directly to their site.

Thank you for stopping by today and until next time – Happy Crafting!



Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Copic Markers – RV69, RV10, RV17, YG95, Y19

Cardstock – shades of green, yellow

Brusho Crystal Colour

Bat Whisperer 80th Birthday

Welcome my crafty friends I am here today with a card I created for a fellow employee celebrating his 80th birthday.  Through the years he has on several occasions helped round up a bat or two.

Card was created using Karen Burnison’s Spinner Square Pop Up die along with an old die of Karen’s from another company Midnight the Bat.  Karen has wonderful Youtube videos that really are great guidance to build your cards – this was a fun card to create.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!



Cardstock – Black, red, white, patterned

Karen Burniston – Spinner Square Pop Up Die Set

Karen Burniston – Midnight the Bat Die Set  (old die set)



Elizabeth Craft Designs Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Elizabeth Craft Designs Kids Choice Glue