Tag Archive | Big Bold Birthday

Sticky Cut letters are going …

This is a card I made for a Sticky Cut Letters class – I do love Sticky Cut Letters with glitter!  I’m saving this card for a special girl’s birthday 🙂

But Sticky Cut Letters will retire in a couple of days and you won’t be able to buy them again 😦  And they’re half price at the moment!!  I’ve added a gorgeous pink Fine Super Nova glitter to this number 8 – doesn’t it bling?!!

I masked the balloons from Big Bold Birthday too (also 50% off) – it will retire in a couple of days too!

The cardstock I’ve used is Regal Rose, Real Red and Whisper White and, to these colours in the inks, I’ve also used Pink Pirouette.  I adore the way the filigree and rhinestone brad finish off the bow 🙂

Thanks for looking 🙂


Big Bold 5th Birthday

I’m sorry I’ve been slack in posting the past month.  I have been working hard to finish the first draft of my novel – and I finished it last night!  Now, I’ll put it down for a while, let it percolate, and revisit it in a month to begin the hard slog of editing and polishing it.  Until then, I’m cardmaking with abandon!!  There will be lots more posts in the coming month 🙂

A few weeks ago, my daughter received her very first invitation in Kindergarten.  And she was so lucky – it was from one of her best friends! 

So this is the card we made for her.  Bella helped pick the colours (it had to be pink, pink, pink!), and then she stamped all the inside of the card.  I’m so sorry, I forgot to take a photo of the inside!

The pinks Bella chose are Pink Pirouette and Pixie Pink.  I was surprised that she picked Lovely Lilac for the little flower!  It’s been a while since I’ve used my Sticky Cut Letters – I forget how cool they are with the Fine Supernova Glitter!  Love the “J” for the birthday girl’s name 🙂 

The stamp sets we used are Big Bold Birthday, Short & Sweet and Best Friends Numbers (retired).

Thanks for looking 🙂

Walk in the Park Birthday

This is a card I made for a very special little girl, who was having a Rainbow Bakery party for her fifth birthday.  All the kids mixed up their own cupcakes at the party, so I thought Big Bold Birthday perfect for her card.

I also used the new DSP Walk in the Park and based the colours around that gorgeous paper (available in the NEW Spring Mini catalogue).  So, the colours I used?  Cameo Coral, Basic Grey and Baja Breeze.


Big Bold Birthday, step it up!

Here is the same card from my Stamp-a-Stack here, except this card is stepped up!  Instead of using the Eyelet Border Punch I’ve added the Pink Pirouette coordinating grosgrain ribbon and some bling.  What do you think?  Do you like the additional accessories?   Do you step it up on your own cards?


Thanks for looking 🙂

Stamp-a-Stack – Birthday cards

These are a set of cards made for a recent Stamp-a-Stack.  Gosh, we had a ball!  There was even a unique bloke gracing our presence.  I say, “gracing”, as he was an awesome cardmaker!  His creations wowed us all.  LOL!

I love this set of cards.  The layout for the Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red and Lovely Lilac card worked well with the Big Birthday stamp set.  The variety of cards everyone made on the night excelled all my expectations.  And, the Dazzling Diamonds rivalled the sun’s sparkle.




The other card was inspired by Lin Mei.  Thanks for your wonderful idea, Lin Mei!  I think the Kiwi Kiss/Tangerine Tango combination does solid justice to Funky Forest.  And colouring in the trees with marker pens is so much fun!  The best thing about this card is that everyone could tailor their cards to suit the sentiments from either Short & Sweet or Sincere Saluations.   



Why not book a Stamp-a-Stack class with me and make 10 cards (of 2 different designs) for only $20 (envelopes $3 extra)?  That’s only $2 a card (or $2.30 including the envelope).  Does the idea appeal to you?  Then, what should you do?  First, make sure you live not too far away from me!  Then, you organise a minimum of 4 people to come around to your house and have some fun making cards.  I come to you and provide everything, including a hostess gift for you.

Thanks for looking.

A big three years old!

As promised, this is the birthday card I’ve made for my Godson … who is a big 3 years old next week! Wow! That time has flown … particularly so, because my older son turns 3 on Monday too (the boys are 2 days apart)! I have to make Joshua’s card yet … I don’t have to put his card in the post for Brisbane, so there’s still time!!


For this birthday card I’ve used the stamp sets Big Bold Birthday and Best Friends Numbers.  Thankfully, Big Bold Birthday is not retiring! Yeah! Though, I’m very sad to say that Best Friends Numbers is.  I use it all the time on birthday cards!! I will miss it.  And, of the colours I’ve used in this card, Soft Sky (including the coordinating Soft Sky grosgrain ribbon) will be retiring. It’s such a lovely colour … although I’m excited about seeing the new colours! The other colours I’ve used with Soft Sky are Night of Navy and Tempting Turquoise.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Twins’ 2nd Birthday – Big Bold Birthday

We went to a birthday party for a very old friend’s twins on the weekend (her third and fourth children!). The girls turned two and these were the cards I made for them, something similar but slightly different.

Can you tell that I love my Big Bold Birthday stamp set yet? It’s just fab! Anyway, I teamed it up with striped paper from the Winter Bright Simply Scrappin’ kit (which will most likely retire at the end of March) as I just love the colour combo … Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Wild Wasabi, Regal Rose and Bashful Blue. I added a bit of 1″ Rose Red double-stitched ribbon to divide the card, then some crystal effects and Dazzling Diamonds on the cupcake top and balloons. I stamped the “happy birthday” underneath the cupcake. And I used my Pretty in Pink marker to draw the balloon string.

This is the Regal Rose card with a felt flower added and a Pretties Kit rhinestone brad in the centre …


And this is the Pretty in Pink card with a felt flower added and a Fire red rhinestone brad in the centre …


Unfortunately, a drop of water must have fallen on the bottom of the “happy birthday” on this card … and I noticed as we were walking out the door (and I rushed to take these photos). I’m sad that it is a bit ruined! But I didn’t have time to recreate another card either 😦

Thanks for looking 🙂