MTSC54 - Best Birthday

Hi everyone! I hope your week is off to a great start. :) Today marks the first day that schools in the area are open after Christmas break... It's been a long two weeks for my daughter, and she was so ready to go back! :)

This card was created using the Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #54 sketch, and some of the new Jacksonbelle Embellishment goodies I received. Happy mail is the best, and I couldn't wait to tear into this My Mind's Eye paper! :)

I combined two different stamp sets to create my image (a SU! bird set, and Basic Grey clear stamps). Since I was working with wooden stamps and acrylic stamps, I stamped the wood block bird image first (since it would be easier to line up the clear stamp sentiment in the right position than the reverse w/out a stamp-a-majig).

The sparkly pom-pom was snagged from my daughter's crafting stash... LOL! I figure she borrows my stuff all the time, it's only fair. *wink* The full pom-pom was too puffy and wouldn't lay flat, so I carefully cut off most of the back side before attaching it with Crystal Effects. (Just FYI - If you cut it right in half, the pom-pom will burst).

Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope you have a great day! :)


  • Cut A2 card base from Bermuda Bay CS.
  • Cut two strips of patterned paper (1 3/4" x 4 1/4", and 2" x 4 1/4").
  • Cut a piece of Lemon Tart CS to 1 3/4" x 4 1/4" and stamp with white polka dots.
  • Add a strip of Pure Poppy Grosgrain ribbon to the bottom of the Lemon Tart CS.
  • Use punch to create scalloped edge on a strip of white CS.
  • Arrange strips to your liking, then adhere to card base.
  • Stamp bird image in Memento Black ink, then line up and stamp sentiment underneath. Color with Copics.
  • Stamp party hat image onto separate scrap piece of white CS and color with Copics.
  • Use a Nestabilities die to cut out main image.
  • Cut out hat, adhere to main image, and add sparkly pom-pom.
  • Tie Pure Poppy bow and attach to the card base.

Stamps - Polka Dot Basics 2 (PTI), A Little Birdie Told Me (SU!), Basic Grey Clear Stamps
Ink - Memento Black, Fresh Snow, Copics
Paper - Bermuda Bay, Lemon Tart, Stamper's Select White, My Mind's Eye "Love Me Do"
Miscellaneous - Nestabilities Labels Nine, Fiskars Embossed Curve Punch, Pure Poppy Grosgrain, Sparkle Pom-Pom


  1. Love this, Heather! It's so cute. The color combination you used is one of my favorites! The pom pom was the perfect embellishment too!

  2. ADORABLE! I love the patterned paper layers, the image, the ribbon, and the pom pom! U ROCK!

  3. This is sooooo stinkin' cute! Love the stolen pom-pom too. And it's so fab that you used the Valentine set for a non-Valentine card; sweet!

  4. the colors are wonderful! i love the little pom on the birdies hat :)

  5. I spied this BEAUTY in my blog reader this morning and had to stop by to say I LOOOOOOOOVE IT!! It's sooo stinkin' cute Heather! Loving that paper too! Congrats on the JE gig! Saweet!

  6. This is absolutely adorable, Heather!! Love the birdie and fun papers!!!

  7. Oh my goodness I LOVE these colors! This is the cutest card ever! Ooooh! I see a gorgeous card in your Etsy shop right now too... lol! Eye candy everywhere! I just love your work Heather! It always cheers me up & brings a smile to my face! :-) Happy Monday!

  8. Great card...fun and happy :-)!

  9. This card is both beautiful and funny and I love it!

  10. heather...this is so bright and cheerful! i just got some of that dp this week, so now i am dying to use it! LOL! your bow is even tied perfectly...cards don't get any better than this, kiddo!

    thanks for playing along with my sketch for last week...you did a fabulous job! :)


  11. I LOVE the colors and the pom! Don't know why, but the thought of a pom pom bursting just made me LOL!!!

  12. Heather,
    Love the designer paper and the pom-pom adds a cute touch! Fun!!

  13. Fabulous card, Heather! Love the happy colors, super duper adorable!

  14. So so adorable!! I love that heart paper you used!! Great job!


  15. This is so cute - love the pom pom!

  16. What cute dsp. Love those colors and the layout is great. And hooray for school back in session! ;)

  17. Too stinking cute!!! Love the pom pom hat!

  18. Soooo cute! Love the color combo too!

  19. I just love this card. Love the birdy with the MME paper. This is one of my fav valentine lines.

  20. Wowza! This is stunning! You've made me see that I've been slacking on my cards! lol!

  21. This is darling, Heather. Love these bright, cheery colors!


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