Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Birthday Cards

Hi there.  I've been busy making birthday cards.  I'm totally covered for birthdays--I just have to remember to send the cards.

My first card is for this week's 10 minute craft dash.  I made a super simple card--just one stamp 3 times and a sentiment.  Why did I take 9 minutes?  I just think things take a long time, even simple ones.  I added lots of stickles and impressed with my Sunshine Impression Plate.

Here is a picture of my little tool I made to help me line things up when I stamp with wooden stamps.  I have shown this before, and have gotten lots of suggested names from my friends--Joyce-A-Ma-Jig and Lego-Ma-Jig are my favorites.

Next is a card for this week's challenge at The Twinery to make a banner.  I used some scraps left over from this card, and Strawberry Twine to make this birthday card.

Last up are some special order birthday cards.  Who could look through my enormous stash of birthday cards, and want something custom?  Why, Sarah, of course.  She found this card, which I made and posted sometime last year.  Decided that she would place a reserve on it, so I could give it to her in July for her birthday, and asked if I could make one just like it in blue and purple for her friend's birthday this Friday.

Of course I would do that for her.  And, because I could see where this was going, I made two.

And, because we have been giving lots of gift cards lately, each card has a coordinating gift card holder.

The sentiment on the card, and that balloon sentiment are both from Hero Arts Birthday Messages, so I'll be entering these cards into this week's A Blog Named Hero Freestyle challenge.

Supplies Used (PTI):
10 Minute Craft Dash
Stamps:  Hampton Art Sparkling Birthday Cake, Think Big Favorites
Paper:  White
Ink:  Simply Chartreuse, Berry Sorbet, Kraft, Versifine Onyx Black
Other:  Sunshine Impression Plate, Stickles

The Twinery
Stamps:  Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
Paper:  White, American Crafts Color Crush
Ink:  Versifine Onyx Tlack
Other:  The Twinery Strawberry Twine, Numbers Impression Plate

A Blog Named Hero
Stamps:  Hero Arts Birthday messages, Paper Smooches Spookalicious, Birthday Bash
Paper:  Kraft, Vintage Cream, Winter Wisteria, Blueberry Sky
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Blueberry Sky, Winter Wisteria, Versamark
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder, Copic Markers, Pillowbox Die, Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangles, Glossy Accents

Thanks for Visiting


  1. Great cards Joyce. I love the stamp you used on your first card. The second card really speaks to me with the placement of your banner and sentiment.

    And the last cards with the matching pillow box? Super, super cute.

  2. wow! You have been busy as usual. Grat cards. Ins't it nice to reach for an old rubber stamp once in awhile. Love your do it yourself stamp liner. Very creative. Love those owl cards and gift card holders you made for your daughter.
    I tend to remember bithdays. My problem is not remembering where I put the cards I made.

  3. Joyce you have now got a completely rocking set of birthday cards. All of them just fantastic. You 10 minute craft dash is kind of my favourtie! Great job.

  4. OH wow all your cards are amazing! Thank you so much for joining us over at The Twinery!

  5. Love to see the Joyce-a-mah-jig come out - it did a great job lining up those cakes! Love the matching pillow box & card sets.

  6. So many cards - one more beautiful than the next!

  7. super cute cards and love the Joyce-a ma-jig!
    Thanks for playing along with us at the 10 Minute Craft Dash and hope you'll play along with us again.

  8. They're all so fabulous...
    but really love that banner one!!
    And you crack me up with your stampjiggythingamajig!! :)

  9. I LOVE your Craft Dash card so much. The way you used the same stamp in three different inks was a great idea! Also, the use of an impression plate and stickles turned out great!

    Thank you for playing in the 10 Minute Craft Dash, Joyce. I hope you'll join us again soon!

  10. Such fun cards! Thanks for playing with us over at The Twinery!

  11. Such wonderful creations! Challenges are awesome inspiration for building up the card stash!

  12. First time in your blog...loving every one of your cards! Yay! That is my fave one...Cute!

  13. Every card and pillow box is pure perfection, and I love them all! Your banner card is adorable …love the owl as well. Your Stamp a ma jig it brilliant , I think its a great idea you posted it again!

  14. Fabulous cards and packaging, Joyce! And I love your Joyce-a-ma-jig-- what a great idea!

  15. oh, I love that birthday cake card...so dang cute! That cake is so fun and festive. I love your little Joyce-a-ma-jig, so clever and looks like it is very useful. I used to have the real deal and got rid of it, never quite mastered how to use it, now I am kicking myself. Your owl cards are so sweet too, you have been a very busy lady!

  16. I vote for Joyce-a-ma-jig! If only I had Legos lying around-such a great idea! The cards and pillow boxes are just too cute!! Love what you did with all the sentiments!

  17. Another set of awemazing cards, Joyce! I vote for Joyce-a-ma-jig, too, because you are the only Joyce I know in Stamping Blogland, so (for me) you're like "Cher!" (I am totally drooling over the "Yay" card!!)

  18. Oh my goodness! What wonderful cards... Love them all!

  19. FAB birthday card Joyce!
    So glad you joined in the fun at the 10 Minute Craft Dash - hope we see you again soon :)

  20. Particularly lovin' your banner card.


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