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Handmade with Love Birthday Pop-Up Card

Handmade Birthday Card

Hello Friends, 

Handmade Birthday Cards are the best, because they are handmade with love.  Today's Birthday card is for my granddaughter, Sadie, who is turning 4 soon.  It's a simple, yet fun card design on front with an element of surprise inside.

Handmade Pop-Up Card

Yep, it's a Pop-Up Birthday Card!  And All I needed was a strip of 3-1/2" x 6" card stock scored at 1-1/2", 3" and 4-1/2" to make the pop-up.  Ba-bing, ba-bang, I have a festive pop-up table to place the beautiful birthday cake.  I used the same concept to make these Get Well Tissue Pop-Up Cards Video Tutorial included).

Another nice thing about handmade cards, is that you can easily personalize them to say almost anything.  What 4 year wouldn't be delighted to see their name stamped on their birthday card?  It's easy, peasy to do with the Labeler Alphabet stamp set.

Birthday Memories

Would you believe that images on today's Handmade with Love Pop-Up Birthday Card are from the Birthday Memories Designer Paper?  And no, I did not meticulously hand-cut cut all the little images.  The Birthday Friends dies make quick work of cutting images from this delightful paper.

Birthday Delivery Stampin' Up!

But don't stop there, you can also stamp and custom color images from the Birthday Delivery stamp set as I did with the birthday cake on today's card and cut them with the coordinating Birthday Friends dies.  


Happy Birthday, Sadie!

Birthday Memories

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Have a fabulous day,



Chalkboard Technique in 3, Maybe 4 Easy Steps

Chalkboard Technique for Cards

Hello Friends,

Schools are closing their doors for the summer.  Kids are home.  Let's have one last hurrah!  Learn how to do the Chalkboard Technique in 3, Maybe 4 Easy Steps.  Add Chalkboard to your Card Making Skills.

Chalkboard Technique

Chalkboard Technique in 3, Maybe 4 Easy Steps

Step 1-Stamp and Heat Emboss your images White on Black.  Hint: Remember to use your Embossing Buddy so that the embossing powder only sticks where you want it.  I used the Balloon Adventures Stamp set which will officially be Retired in less than 2 days.  The Balloon Adventures stamp set is on Low Inventory status, so scoop up your set before it's gone.

Step 2-Stamp images again slightly offset with Whisper White Craft Ink to create the shadowed, slightly messy chalk look.

Step 3-Light rub Whisper White Craft ink in circular motions across your "chalkboard" to give it that just erased look.

Step 4-If you would like to add color to you white chalk, scribble across the areas that you want colored with colored pens.

Chalkboard Technique for Cards


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I chose to use the Fusion Photo for my inspiration.  I deviated from the baking theme, but I have the same slightly messy chalkboard look with white and colored chalks.


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Have a fabulous day,


Birthday Adventures

Handmade 3 Year Old Birthday

Hello Friends,

One really cool thing about handmade cards is that you can personalize them.  For my grandson's 3rd Birthday Card, I personalized his card with both his name and his age.  Now that's pretty cool!

The 3 birthday Balloons were stamped with the Balloon Adventure stamp set and punched out with the Balloon Bouquet punch.  The number 3 was cut with the Large Numbers Dies.  And I stamped his name with the Labeler Alphabet Stamp set.

Colten Joseph

The Balloon Adventures seemed like a perfect choice for a little fellow who is always up for an adventure.  Happy Birthday Colten!

Balloon Pop Up Birthday Card

Inside there's one more surprise for our adventurous little fellow.  It's a Pop-Up Card made with the Balloon Pop-Up Dies and the Balloon Adventures stamp set.


 Brandy from Stampin' Up! goes into great detail about how to use the Balloon Pop-Up Dies.  

The Balloon Pop-Up Dies are half price until May 31, 2017 or While Supplies Last.  Then they are gone, gone, gone.

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Freshly Made SketchesA big thanks to Freshly Made Sketches for today's card sketch.


Have a fabulous day,