January 24, 2011

Birthday Gifts

I recently ordered the Make a Wish Stamp sets with the matching dies from PTI and I have to tell you that I have been having a ball making birthday cards. Today I'm going to share two of the cards I made using my new goodies.

I decided to use soft pastel colors for the first card.  I have to admit, I CASED this card from Betsy Veldman.  She made something similar to this and I just fell in love. Vintage cream cardstock and swiss dots embossing folder was used for the base and I added a strip of bitty dots paper in lemon tart and cut the scallop using the small scallop die from PTI.  The sentiment was stamped in smokey shadow.

I used the Pretty Pastels and Bitty Dots paper in lemon tart to die cut all of these lovely packages. On some of the packages I added a little strip of  vintage cream cardstock using decorative edged scissors.  I found in my stash some pastel pearls (I think I got them at Michael's) and I know that this would add a nice accent.  Chamomile die ink was used to distress the edges a bit.

For the second card I went with more bold bright colors.  The patterned paper is from Scenic Route that I've had in my stash for a while.  It's had to see in the photo but I embossed lines done the middle of each color using my Scor Pal.

 The sentiment is from Birthday Basics stamped on a banner accented with Rhinestones.  I rounded all the corners using my corner chomper.

To create the packages I used new leaf, orange zest, hawaiian shores, hibiscus burst, spring moss and pure poppy cardstock.  I added some glitter to the bows for a little added punch.  I attached everything using foam pop dots.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. these atre so pretty...LOVE the soft colors on the first one!

  2. These are both just lovely!!! Love the pretty pastels in the first card....the little pearls are just perfect!

  3. OK, after seeing your first card, I'm sold on those dies! What a beautiful pastel card!