Birthday Wishes

Happy Thursday to you!
After starting the week off kind of rough and fretting over not being able to print any images or use my cricut, I realized that I have this whole bin of rubber stamps that I have collected over the years and I never use them!  So now is the perfect opportunity for me to start doing that!

Making this card took me way back to the days when I first started paper-crafting.  I even pulled out the stencils to cut shapes out by hand! But honestly, I absolutely love the way this card turned out :)
It's so cute!  I just loved that pup when I came across him in my bin :)  The rest of the card is pretty simple.  I used some stencils to cut out the circles and wrapped a green ribbon around the card with a little bow.  I used my scallop scissors to cut the frame around the image.  Scallops always seem to add character to an otherwise boring card :)

The sentiment is a stamp from the Verve set Wonderful Wishes.  The balloons are from the Black Tie Birdies set but I only stamped the outside line and not all the interior detailing.  While I love the detailing on those balloons, I wanted them simple for this card :)

That's it!  I think my favorite part of this card is the bright pop of color coming out behind the pup in that patterned paper :)  Just love that!

I've learned today that rubber stamps and stencils are still great tools to use when making a card.  I'm glad I've kept them all these years :)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
    By the Cute and Girly-Birthday
    Crafts 4 Eternity #91-When I Grow Up
    Cute Card Thursday #237-Lotsa Ribbon
    Daisy Doodles #68-One for the Boys
    Lollipop Crafts #91-Something Old, Something New (Old-Puppy Stamp, New-Papers & Ribbon)
    Mojo Monday Sketch #261
    Papertake Challenge-Happy Birthday
    The Sisterhood of Crafters-Happy Birthday

Thanks for stopping by!!! <3


  1. wow,totally gorgeous card, love the pastel shades!
    Many thanks for joining in the
    ♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
    this week! Debxx

  2. this is cute love those balloons thanks for joining us at daisy doodles and good luck emma x

  3. Oh my gosh ... what an adorable creation! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘BIRTHDAY’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'

  4. Awwww! Such a sweet image, colored beautifully and paired with perfect embellishments. Thanks for playing along with The Sisterhood Of Crafters for our Happy Birthday Challenge.

  5. so cute card, love the image
    thanks for playing with us at btc&g this month