Feb 17 2019

Happy Birthday to a Dear Friend – by Sharon Johnson

I had fun making this birthday card for a dear friend using our NEW Birthday Sentiments stamp set. Pretty papers and pretty bows are kind of my thing, my true love, dating waaaaay back, so I ran with it on this card.

This is really a simple card to make.

Choosing pretty papers as the starting point always gets the ball rolling for me.

This bow was made on the Original Bow Easy.

I used double ribbon (pink and grey) as I wrapped about 4 times around the legs, giving me 8 loops.

Two of my favorite flowers were added to the bow center.

I use liquid glue, and lots of it, to glue my flowers down.  Once my bow is glued in place, I add the flowers and press and hold for a while until the glue starts to take. Then I monitor it for another 10 minutes or so and keep pressing the flowers down.  Once dried, my floral cluster is truly cemented on and will NEVER come off. It is rock solid. Lots of liquid glue that dries clear is the key. Hot glue would work, too.

Here’s my inside, using 2 pretty sentiments from the same set, Birthday Sentiments.

I used:

Stamps: Birthday Sentiments by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

Stamped using the Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform – perfect placement & impressions every time!

Paper: Rosabella by Kaisercraft – NEW!

Luxury Pearlescent Metallic 105# Cardstock – Silver

Coredinations Heavyweight Smooth Cardstock – White

Ink:  VersaFine Smokey Grey

Dies:  Spellbinders Hemstitch Rectangle by Becca Feeken, Amazing Paper Grace

Ribbon: May Arts 1/4″ Silk – Pink, Grey

Bow made on the Original Bow Easy

Embellishments: Petaloo Botanica Minis – Pink

Kaisercraft Rhinestones – Pink

Adhesives: EZ Runner, Liquid Glue, 3D Foam Squares


These are our two companion birthday sets.

On the left is our original Birthday Blessings and on the right is the NEW Birthday Sentiments.

These sets were designed to work beautifully together, totally interchangeable, allowing you to create any number of birthday messages.

I used the NEW Birthday Sentiments today.

Our NEW Birthday Sentiments contains phrases referring to a dear friend, a belated birthday, birthday across the miles, with a gentle reference to aging and numerous other birthday greetings giving you a lot of options for your birthday cards.

These sets are available for purchase individually or in a bundled DUO.

Rosabella by Kaisercraft – NEW!

The die cut Collectables are in stock, too!

This is such a gorgeous pad and has fast become everyone’s favorite — it’s a keeper, for sure!

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Petaloo Botanica series of flowers

An array of colors are available – GORGEOUS FLOWERS!

Top Left – Petaloo Botanica Minis  (used today in pink)

Top Right – Petaloo Botanica Baby Blooms 

Bottom Left – Petaloo Botanica Blooms

Bottom Right – Petaloo Botanica Ephemera

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