255 posts categorized "Birthday"


Thu 16

Happy Birthday
by Donna Sledzik


Hello everyone!  Today's card features a fun Gel printing background.

I began by using the new Curlicue Die Plate to die cut white cardstock, and used it as a mask on the Gel Plate.


I applied Distress Oxide Inks directly onto the gel plate and used a brayer to blend the colors.  Next, I placed the die cut on top of the gel plate and used white cardstock to pick up the print.  I removed the die cut and rolled the brayer across the gel plate to spread out the remaining ink and placed the pulled print on the plate to add more color to the print.  (Ignore the yellow fish on my gel plate.  It's stained from another printing)


I trimmed the printed background and used foam tape to adhere it to a white card base.

The words "Happy Birthday" were die cut from Gold Foil Paper, and the shadow from white cardstock.  I glued the words to the white shadow and then adhered it to the center of the gel printed background.


To finish the card I used some Fairy Crystals to add a little shine.

Thanks for stopping by today!







Wed 07

Fall Birthday Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone. I have a fall birthday card featuring the Exquisite Leaf set and Happy Birthday Posh Script dies from the spring release.  How easy it is to just change up the color scheme and go from spring to fall.



Spray Open Studio Watercolor paper with Distress Oxide sprays in Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, and Dried Marigold.  Let dry. Die cut 2 sets of the Exquisite Leaf set from the sprayed paper.

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Wood Panel:

Die cut white card stock using the Wood Grain Planks die.  Ink blend with Distress Oxide Walnut Stain on each plank.  Then lightly add some Distress Oxide Antique Linen to highlight the wood grain.   Cut a strip of scrap paper to 4” x 1 ½” and adhere the Wood Grain Plank die cuts.

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Die cut the bottom die of the Happy Birthday Posh Script die from ivory card stock.  Then die cut the top die from a matching red paper from the Berry Red paper pad.  Adhere together.


Die cut ivory card stock with the Pinpoint Leaf Plate.  Trim down to 4” x 5 ¼”.  Trim a dark brown paper from the Earth Neutral paper pad to 5 ½” x 4 ¼”.  Adhere the Pinpoint Leaf panel to the dark brown panel.


Adhere the background to an A2 ivory card.  Adhere the wood panel to the center of the background.  Do not add adhesive to the top or bottom of the panel to tuck the leaves behind the panel.  Adhere the sentiment to the center of the wood panel.  Arrange and adhere 1 sets of the leaves to the upper left side of the wood panel.  Adhere the 2nd set of leaves mirrors of the first set in the lower right side of the wood panel.


Anne Signature





Wed 24

Happy Boo Day
by Trina Pham


Hello there.  The 2022 Fall release is packed with fa-BOO-lous Halloween goodies and I thought I would stretch the Boo Posh Script and Ghosts in the Forest dies to create a super simple birthday card.
Started by die cutting the Boo to You sentiment from Bristol paper 3x to stack for dimension.  Boo on the top layer was ombré colored with B0000, B000, B12 and FB2 Copic Sketch markers.  The ghosts were die cut out next and lightly shaded with the two lightest B000 and B0000 Copic Sketch markers. 
Happy and day from Birthday Rose Corner stamp was then heat embossed on an A2 size black cardstock panel using white embossing powder.  Assembled the card onto a split black/white card base to finish.

Easy-peasy lemon squeezy. 😂  And that does it for today.  Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful Wednesday.



94587 Boo Posh Script craft die

94622 Ghosts in the Forest craft die


Sun 24

Lavender Bouquet Birthday
by Trina Pham


Hello everyone.  I have a CAS (clean and simple) mini slimline birthday card to share today featuring the Lavender Bouquet dies from the 2022 May release.  

Started by die cutting the lavender flowers from scraps of Bristol paper.  Using a foam blending tool, added Shaded Lilac distress oxide ink (DOx) to the flower sections.  Used the direct-to-paper method to add Shabby Shutters distress ink (DI) to the stems.  A dark purple Tombow alcohol marker was then used to give it some texture and dimension.  Created the vase by die cutting from alcohol marker friendly paper using a Nested Globes die then trimming off the rounded end to get a flat edge.  Added shading to it with Copic Sketch markers C1, C0 and C00.  


The white card base and the background panel were trimmed to 3.25”x6.25” from heavy weight white cardstock next.  On the panel, stamped the sentiment from Poppy Stamps Birthday Blowout with Shaded Lilac DOx ink and heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder.  Masked off the left side and bottom, then ink blended Blueprint Sketch DI.  Splattered with white and black gouache paint for some texture.  Assembled to finish.

That does it from me.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day. 





Fri 22

Butterfly Garden Slimline Birthday Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have a pretty butterfly garden birthday card with using the House Frame die sets has a bird house.  These matching die sets are so versatile.  I also have an idea to create a beach house with the palm trees from the Nativity House Frame die set with the House Frame Background. 


Bird House:

Die cut the House Frame Background die from white Woodgrain paper.  Die cut the fence from the house Frame die set 2 times from white Woodgrain paper.  Adhere together.  Ink blend the edges of the white woodgrain paper with Weathered Wood Distress Ink. Die cut the circle die in the center of the house.  Keep the outline circle and discard the center.  Then die cut the circle die from Kraft Woodgrain Paper 1 times for the outline circle. Die cut again but from plan Kraft paper and just save all pieces. Adhere all 3 outline circles together with the Kraft Woodgrain paper on top.  Die the just the roof portion of the House Frame die set from same Kraft Woodgrain Paper 3 times.  Trim off any excess of the sides. Adhere together   Die cut the smallest die from the Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die set from Kraft Woodgrain Paper 2 times.  Adhere together.  Ink blend just the edges of all Kraft color die cuts with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. 



Die cut all the foliage from the Tall Frilly Leaf Stems, Fresh Cut Stems, and Lavender Bouquet from various shades of green from the Lush Green paper pack.  Lightly ink blend the different foliage with Distress ink Rustic Wilderness and Old Paper.  for ht Tall Frilly Leaf Stems use Olive Green Zig to color just the stem. Die cut the flower portion of the Lavender Bouquet from Twilight Purple paper, trim off the stem and adhere to the green die cuts.  Die cut the flower port of Fresh Cut Stems from light Stormy Blue paper, trim off stems, and adhere to the green portion.   Retain the loose flowers to adhere at assembly.



Die cut the Intricate Mini Butterflies from both the same purple Twilight paper and light Stormy Blue paper.  bend in half and shape the larger butterfly wings with your fingers.

Slimline Card and Frame:

Die cut the largest die from the Slim Basic Rectangle Layers set 2 times from white card stock.  Score 1 of the pieces from the back side at 1/4" from the top of the paper.  Add double sided adhesive to the scored section.  At this time it is easiest to add a sentiment on the inside of the card.  Adhere to the other panel so the card folds from the back panel.  Die cut a frame by using the largest and 2nd largest frames and cut out of Kraft Woodgrain Paper.  Die cut 3 times and adhere together.  Ink blend the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  Adhere the frame to the front of the card.



Trim down the bird house pole to 3" tall.  Use the other end to cut down and adhere to the back of the bird house to prop it up.  Adhere the pole to the bottom center of the card.  Adhere the roof to the bird house and then adhere to the top center of the pole.  Adhere the circle outline in the cutout then adhere the center.  Adhere the fence to the bottom of the bird house.  Arrange the flowers and foliage at the bottom of the bird house.  Adhere the Tall Frilly Leaf Stems down first, in back of the bird house.  Then adhere Lavender Bouquest next, adhering them to the top of the birdhouse. Then add the Fresh Cut Stems, adhering towards the bottom of the card.  Adhere the butterflies around the house and garden.  Stamp Sending Birthday Wishes from he Signature Greetings stamp set using purple ink.  Die cut with the matching die.  Adhere to the top center of the card with foam tape.








Thu 14

Coral Reef Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone! I just love the new Ocean Fish stencils and 3D embossing folder with matching dies.   I am having so much fun coloring the different fish.  I could not resist but to make a coral reef scene card with all the dies and products.  



I watercolored the background using Distress Specialty Stamping Paper and Element inks Mermaid and Blue Lagoon.  I used wet on dry technique and a large paint brush and a wavy motion to add the ink.  Heavier, or darker, towards the bottom and lighter towards the top. Let Dry.

Ocean Fish:

**Note: make sure the stencil is the right side up by making sure the die matching the correct direction.  Stencil the angle fish widest section with bright yellow ink.  Blend the ink from the top and bottom to the center.  Line up the narrow angle fish section and ink blent with purple ink with the same technique.  Ink the fins first with the yellow ink and then the purple with being heavier near the body of the fish and later outwards.  Don't forget the little fin in the center of the body.  Die cut the fish.  Ink around the outside of the fish to cover up any white areas.  Secure the die cut in the 3D embossing folder with Washi tape and run through the die cutting machine.  Add black to the eye with a fine tip black marker.  Heat emboss with clear embossing powder.  This give the fish a "wet" look.  Repeat the same process for the other fish.  I used VersaFine Clair for coloring the fish for the bright colors and blend ability.  I used sponges but try using small blending brushes for blending in different colors.


Coral Reef:

I die cut all the elements from heavy white card stock and ink blended each one with VersaFine Clair to match the fish, except the pink I used Fresh Ink Pink Lemonade.  For the rocks I used Coral Cottage craft die. I did cut out each side of the die and cut off the tops to create the shelf.  I kept the top portion of the die to use to full in the bottom.  Mask off the coral and ink blended with red and yellow in random round spots and then ink blended with grey and inking darker to the edges.  Ink one in pink and the other in coral color. Add Drewdrop glitter glue to the coral and let dry  I die cut all elements of the Sea Bottom Treasure craft die.  I die cut the starfish several times.  I colored the anger with grey then added bronze color Distress Crayon and Distress Age Patina.  The shells are inked with Distress ink Antique Linen and Tattered Rose.  The starfish are ink blended with different VersaFine Clair and added dots of a darker color using Paoco Paint pens.  Die cut the smaller die from the Cheerful Crab die set.  Color with a bright red ink pen and add glossy accents to top.  Die cut the rounded coral from Coral and Kelp Ribbon craft set and ink blend with pink.  Dot a yellow Posco Pen around the end.  Cut down the die cut to build up 2 other sets of coral.  Die cut the coral from the Bobble Coral Collage die set.  Color yellow/orange.  Add Drewdrop glitter glue and let dry.  Cut wood to create another coral.   Die cut the kelp and seagrass Deepwater Collage Die set and trim off the boarder.  Color green and then color the stem with a dark green Posco pen.  Trim down to different sized.  Add Glossy Accents to just the round part.  


Glue the smaller rock to the bottom center of the card base. Adhere a couple of strips of paper on the back of the rocks toward the outersides and add to the sides of the card base on.  This leaves room to add elements behind the rocks. Now decorate the rocks with all the elements to create the coral reef.  Adhere the fish around in the water.  I doubled up some of the smaller fish and used foam tape to the back of the angelfish.  Adhere to a 43/4"x6"  black panel and adhere to a 6"x61/2" navy blue panel and then to a light blue card base measuring the same size. White heat emboss Seas the Day from Deep Blue Ocean stamp set to navy card and trim down and adhere to the card in the upper left hand corner with foam tape.


White heat emboss wishing you oceans of Happiness from You Anchor Me stamp and die set along with Happy Birthday from the Deep Blue Ocean stamp and die set.  Stamp with Versa Mark the school of fish, seaweed and kelp from the Deep Blue Ocean stamp and die set.  








Mon 20

Rainbow Butterfly Birthday
by Angie Cimbalo


Hello and welcome!  It's Angie here today with a fun full size slimline card made with 2 new products from the latest release.

1)  Intricate Mini Butterflies Dies  94641 and 2)  Posh Happy Birthday Hot Foil Plate MBF011

Here's a closer look at my card:


This card was super fast to create and here's how I did it.

1)  Ink blend on a  large piece of white card stock with your favorite inks in rainbow order.  I choose lighter colors of Distress Oxide Ink for a more pastel look but you could use any inks you have.

2)  I cut one strip about 2 inches wide for my car and added it to the card base with two thin strips of black card stock on either side.

3)  Using the rest of your ink blended card stock, die cuts several butterflies with the mini butterfly die.  It's great because it cuts out a lot of them all at once.   I cut it about 3 times so I would have lots of butterflies to chose from and some left over for my stash.

4)  Add some color to the edges of the butterflies.  I used colored pencils and also tan ink with a finger dauber, just to give them a little more depth and contrast.

5)  Arrange the butterflies like you want and glue only the center of each down to the rainbow strip.

6)  Once dried, lift the wings for dimension and add tiny gems to their back centers.

7)  With the hot foil plate create your sentiment.  I used Aurora Foil from Gemini on black card stock and then used the coordinating die to cut it out.

8)  After glueing the sentiment on, I added little antenna for each butterfly and random black dots with a fine tip black marker all over the card front.

Here's one last look:


I hope you like my rainbow card for today.  I'm looking forward to sending this to a friend who loves rainbows!

Be sure to check out all the new wonderful items in the latest Memory Box release and thanks so much for stopping by!







Sat 18

Charlotte Daisies Birthday
by Trina Pham


Hello and happy weekend.  Today I’ve stretched the Charlotte Blooms and Leaves dies from the 2022 May release and turned them into daisies to create a birthday card inspired by this month’s blue and yellow colour challenge at The Flower Challenge in support of Ukraine.
The flowers were die cut from Bristol paper while the centers were die cut from the lightest yellow Sunny Orange paper.  Each flower is two of the same flower cutouts, and offset.  Coloring / shading was then done with Copic Sketch markers.
yellows - Y11, Y15, YR24
greys - C4, C2, C1, C00
The background is a Bristol panel ink blended with Tumbled Glass and Mermaid Lagoon distress inks (DI) using blender brushes.  The “trellis” was die cut from Bristol paper using the Double Diamond Lattice Plate from Poppy Stamps.  It’s actually a full A2 size, but was reduced by die cutting a frame with Rectangle Basics dies then adhering it over top and trimming away the excess. 


The Posh Happy Birthday sentiment was foiled next with Prism hot foil using the Spellbinders Glimmer hot foil system.  Applied Mermaid Lagoon DI to it, wiped off excess ink with a paper towel (foil resists the ink) and die cut out with the matching die.  Assembled the card onto a white card base then added clear shimmer to the yellow centers to finish. 

Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.





Mon 13

Birthday Lavender Bouquet
by Anne Thompson

This month's blog challenge theme is Metallic Mania and I chose to interpret it with Mirror and Glitter papers along with my requisite bit of plaid, the Happy Birthday Posh Script, and the Lavender Bouquet.


materials used

  • white notecard and envelope

  • violet mirror paper from RAINBOW REFLECTIONS MIRROR PAD FP1003

  • violet plaids from MADRAS PLAID BLUE AND VIOLET PP1014

  • bright violet glitter paper from GLITZY GLITTER PAD GP1007




to make this card

  • trim a piece of violet mirror paper 5 1/4 X 4 and add to the front of the white notecard

  • trim a piece of violet plaid paper 4 1/4 X 3 and add it on top of the violet mirror paper

  • die cut the Lavender Bouquet from the bright violet glitter paper; glue the stems onto the plaid paper

  • die cut the background of the Happy Birthday Posh Script from a scrap of the violet mirror paper
  • die cut the detailed "Happy Birthday" from a violet plaid scrap and glue it to the violet mirror paper background


Simple.  Easy to create in multiples.  A design appropriate for any occasion just by changing the sentiment.  Adaptable to many color schemes--there are so many beautiful mirror papers and glitter papers to choose from among the Memory Box products.

Have you come up with a card for this month's Metallic Mania Challenge?  Don't forget to post your work!  We love to see what you create with Memory Box products.

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature


Sun 12

Butterfly Birthday Shaker
by Trina Pham


Hello there!  It’s been a while since I last posted, I almost forgot how.  😂*lol*   Anyway, I have a fun and simple birthday shaker card to share today featuring the Butterfly Coterie Collage and Posh Birthday Wishes dies from the May 2022 release.

Started by trimming two A2 size panels from Bristol paper.  Took one of them and die cut from it twice with the butterfly die to stretch the butterflies across from corner to corner.  The Posh Birthday Wishes foil plate was then hot foiled in black using the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System, and die cut out with the matching die.


On the other panel, ink blended Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, Mermaid Lagoon and Twisted Citron distress inks before prepping it for an infinity shaker to go behind the butterfly panel.  To minimize bulk. the small clear Fairy Drops were separated out and used for the shaker bits.  Assembled the card onto a white card base to finish,  


That does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today,  Have a wonderful day.