Make a Wish Birthday Cards

make a wish 1

When I saw this make a wish stamp, I had to have it. Funny enough, it’s from the Make a Wish stamp set in the Occasions Mini 2013 catalog. I like it so much I made 2 cards with it! Actually 3 cards but I gave one away already before taking a picture!

First up is the card pictured above. I used markers to color different parts of the stamp different colors. I stamped it on Whisper White card stock and punched out the circle with the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch.

The base is tempting turquoise, layered with chevron print paper from Rain or Shine Designer Series Paper. The strip of paper is Raspberry Ripple.

For the Basic Gray/Basic Black 1 1/4″ Two-Tone Grosgrain Ribbon medallion, I used the Jumbo Sticky Rounds. Apply the Sticky Round to the back of the Whisper White circle, then take your ribbon and stick the end onto the back of the card stock. Go around the circle, pleating and folding the ribbon as you go. I added a stampin dimensional to the center and a smaller 1” Circle on the back for added stability. Then adhere the medallion to the card base.

make a wish 2

The next card I made is a smaller 3″x3″ square card. I used Basic Black card stock for the base, and another piece of the Daffodil delight chevron DSP from Rain or Shine Designer Series Paper.

This time, I used White Craft ink stamped on Basic Black card stock. Then, I paper pierced around the edge and used a white gel pen to connect the dots and give it a “stitched look”. The black card stock is layered on a piece of Whisper white with stampin dimensionals.

To finish off the card, I added a red button threaded with Bakers Twine.

Bring on the Cupcake

The color combo used here is Tempting Turquoise, Pear Pizazz and Chocolate Chip. It’s a go to combination for me. By changing up the stamps, it works for boys or girls, women or men. In this case, it was for a boy’s birthday, but just as easily could be appropriate for anyone.

I stamped the Pear Pizazz layer with Hello Friend (available July 1st) in Versamark ink and heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. “Happy Birthday” is from Bring on the Cake, stamped in Chocolate Chip craft ink and Clear Embossing Powder. I colored in the letters with new In Color Pool Party Marker.

The cupcake is a non-SU stamp that I colored in with SU Markers and topped off with Crystal Effects. On either side, I added Glimmer Brads. (I love them–I don’t use them enough!)

Wish Big Birthday Card for Guys

I am not particularly fond of making masculine cards, usually because I find them boring and plain. Men don’t like glitter or rhinestones or ribbon–things I use almost every time I make a card. For this project, I started out by picking colors most guys like, then layered the card stock in a striped pattern, reminiscent of a man’s sweater. The strips are Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, and Tempting Turquoise on a Crumb Cake base.

The stamps are from Bring on the Cake. I stamped the “Wish Big” in chocolate chip ink on Very Vanilla card stock and cut it out with scissors. Then, I stamped the “Happy Birthday” in Temping Turquoise ink on Very Vanilla, swiping the edges in So Saffron ink. I attached the hand to the card stock with a stampin dimensional and colored in the words with Tangerine Tango marker.

I matted the Very Vanilla onto Tangerine Tango card stock after paper piercing. Along the bottom edge, I added Tangerine Tango Pom Pom Trim. Now, I’ll admit, it’s not very manly, but I had to put my own personal touch on the card somewhere!

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