When it’s a Birthday Card of course!  I couldn’t decide which way I was going to go with this one but my birthday card box is still mostly empty so that made my decision for me.

I liked the sketch at Sketch Saturday very much this week, and by combining it with both Penny Black Saturday Challenge and the current Cuttlebug Mania challenge requiring “hearts”, I came up with this.

The pretty pink heart paper is a digi download from Raspberry Road, the dotty vertical piece is an unknown scrap and the large solid backing piece has the look of slightly flocked, hand made paper and is from The Paper Company.  Everything was edged with Distress Ink Festive Berries.

The focal image is a Penny Black Stickeroo from the Hearts and Flowers sheet.  I stuck it to some scrap white paper, to give it a bit more strength, and die cut it with a Spellbinders Small Scalloped die, using the next half size scalloped die from the matching Large Scalloped die set to cut the solid pink piece.  This was mounted on to a larger solid circle Spellbinder die cut from a scrap of Pink Petticoat spotty paper.

The sticky gems in the middle started off life as a little hand done flourish that morphed into a lopsided heart and ended up as, what looks like, half of a butterfly!  I’m calling it a design feature and leaving it at that!

The sentiment is made up of various pieces from an Inkadinkado clear set called Sending Wishes, it’s stamped in ColorBox Wicked Black that has been used so much it’s faded to a wonderful dark grey.

The heart is a Fiskars punch and is actually much more pink that the camera thinks it is.  It certainly isn’t red!


Card Recipe:

  • Card: 4.75″ square blank from a UK craft show ~ GinaK Luxury White scraps
  • DP: The Paper Company solid pink scraps ~ Pink Petticoat scrap ~ Raspberry Road offcut ~ Unknown darker pink strip, probaby DCWV
  • Ink: Distress Ink Festive Berries ~ ColorBox Q Wicked Black
  • Stamp: Inkadinkado Sending Wishes set
  • Embellies: Penny Black Hearts & Flowers Stickeroo ~ Gems from Michaels
  • Tools: Cuttlebug ~ Spellbinders Small & Large Scalloped Circle Dies ~ Spellbinders Large Circle Dies ~ Fiskars Punch



Cuttlebug Mania ~ I Heart You

Penny Black Saturday Challenge ~ Hearts

Penny Black and More At Allsorts ~ Anything Goes

Sketch Saturday ~ Current Sketch

Pixies Snippets Playground ~ Use Up Your Scraps (It’s all scraps apart from the card blank and the PB Sticker!)

Papertake Weekly ~ Hearts and Flowers

 Sister Act Card Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Crafty Hazel’s Patterned Paper Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Allsorts – Love

Wags ‘n’ Whiskers ~ For Someone You Love

Buckwell’s Crafty Challenge ~ Love/Red

Crafty Calender Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Simply Create Too ~ Valentine’s Day of Use Hearts