Monday, September 7, 2020


I am honored to have served as a Guest Designer for Beccy Muir at Beccy’s Place and am now one of her “Contributors” (which means that she provides me with digis or clear stamp sets four times a year and I get to create cards or other items with them!) It is always fun to see what items she will invite me to use.  This time, the digi set is a sweet (and yummy) birthday set named "Make a Wish." I loved dressing up the cakes and sentiments from the set.  Stop by Beccy's shop to see samples of many more cards made with this great set!

The first card is a short, square gate-fold card that features the cupcake in the set. I used scrapbook templates to make circles of vellum for the candle glow. (I sponged yellow ink on the smallest one that is placed on top of the three small vellum circles.) I wanted to use the B&W patterned background, but it overwhelmed the cupcake and candles. So I added muted the background with two more circles, one vellum and one made with a scrap from a pretty red plastic document sheet. (These wonderful items come in a pack of assorted colors and can be found in the office supply section of most stores. I really like using them on my cards because they're cheaper than colored vellum and are more translucent.  You can write on them with a fine-line permanent marker, which I used to trace the circle, and hearts on the inside of the card. The plastic is easy to fussy-cut with a nice, sharp pair of scissors.)

·   Digi and sentiments- Beccy’s Place digital set (Make a Wish)
·   Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Inside Sentiment- “Happy Birthday” from Beccy’s Place digital set (Make a Wish)
·   Background papers, cardstock, vellum, and a red plastic file folder from my stash
·   Circle and heart templates from my scrapbook stash
Entered into:  
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- September            
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                
        Since I’m a DT for Beccy’s Place (sponsor), I’m entering just for fun!
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge
Double D’s Challenge- Colorful                

The second card features the wonderful many-tiered cake that required is a tall, slim-line card! Once again, I backed it with a panel of B&W patterned paper and added a yellow-sponged circle of vellum behind the candle flame. A sprinkling of tiny punched stars help add a festive feeling to the card. So fun!
Beccy encourages us to create a color chart to accompany our creations, so I’m including one that features the items that I used to make this card. (PS the chart says this is a pop-up card. I had intended to make a popup card with this digi. But it was too tall to pop-up and instead became a fall over card! So... I went with the slim line version using the image I'd colored.)
·   Digi and sentiments- Beccy’s Place digital set (Make a Wish)
·  Spectrum Noir Classique markers, Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils, and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Sentiments- Computer Generated
·   Assorted background papers, cardstock and vellum from my stash
·   Small star punch and circle die from my stash
Entered into:  
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #454-455 Anything Goes                   
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #650 Anything Goes

My third card this posting was stamped for the current Simon Says Wednesday Challenge’s “Stamp It in STAMPtember®” which requires the use of a clear stamp. I dug through my clear stamp sets and decided to use a Hero Arts Color Layering set. This isn’t my usual style of stamping, as I prefer coloring with markers vs. stamp pads, but decided to mix things up a bit. Was inspired by a goldfish card on Pinterest, and found a fishbowl template helped me to develop a shape card. I stamped and fussy-cut the goldfish, then attached them to the inside of the card with little strips of acetate so they dangled when the card is standing. A few strands of seaweed were also colored, fussy-cut, and adhered to the inside of the acetate "bowl" to create depth in the finished card. The Dr. Seuss sentiment is computer generated using a fun grunge font named Beyond Wonderland, that I found for at (my favorite place to find free fonts!)     

·   Clear stamp set and sentiment- Hero Arts CL945 Color Layering Goldfish
·   Assorted ink pads, a light green marker and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Fishbowl template found HERE.
·   Assorted background papers from my stash
·   Sentiment- Computer Generated
·   Cardstock, patterned paper, and scrap of acetate from my stash
Entered into: 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Stamp It in  STAMPtember® 
Crafty Catz Challenge- Anything Goes #517 (Optional twist- Not a square) 
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- August 2020 #42                       
        Since I’m a DT for this months sponsor, QKR/Stamp On It, I’m entering just for fun!
A Perfect Time to Craft 2020-Anything Goes- Sept  Challenge #9-2020


  1. Great creations Kathy!
    Love how you have used the vellum for the candle glow.

  2. Hi Kathy your cards are gorgeous. I love them. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Fabulous and fun cards! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  4. Great cards Kathy! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Colorful’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    Please stop in for a visit!

  5. Your cards are amazing, wonderful designs. Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
    Judy~ DD DT
    {Judy's Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!!

  6. Your 3 cards are fabulous, however I am here for the fishes and what a beautiful and clever make it is. Love how you have put it together. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this week. Good Luck and I’m looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Faith A DT


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