Glass Flower Birthday Card

It’s been a while since I have posted!  Here is my newest creation in both paper and fused glass!

I made a small panel of glass with dotty flowers, glass stringers and glass frit and fused it to a contour fuse in my glass kiln. Using 110# white card stock I made a hinge card base. The using 65# white card stock, I stamped a sentiment and cut it out with a framing die. Dimensional foam was added behind the frame to give it depth and then added to the card base. Using sticky dots hiding behind the flowers I mounted the glass piece on to the card.  Double matted inside for writing a personal message.

Endless possibilities! Change up the sentiment, color and style of the flowers, or some other kind of picture! Ocean? Sailboat? Stencil? ……..endless.

Happy Crafting!



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Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday! Here is a new birthday card. Again, I used the embossing folder letter press technique to make my own beautiful background paper. I love using watercolor paper for this as it is thicker than regular cardstock and really glows with the distress ink. Using pre-made mulberry paper flowers makes this card come together quickly.

Supplies: 140# cold press water color paper, embossing folder, distress ink (spun sugar, peeled paint, mowed lawn) 5″ x 7″ white cardstock card base, Spellbinders rose leaves, embellishments: feathers, pearls, Staz-on Black ink, Happy Birthday sentiment stamp of choice- I used one from JustRite.

Directions: Make your background paper by cutting a piece of watercolor paper, spritz with water, ink up the front inside of the embossing folder, put in paper, carefully and gently put your paper inside and close it up. Run it through your machine using the correct stack for embossing – I used the Spellbinder Grand Calibur. Set aside the piece to dry. Using another piece of watercolor paper and Staz-on ink*, stamp your birthday sentiment. Cut it out with a die, run it through with the embossing matt for more detail on the edges, edge with spun sugar distress ink. Cut out leaves from watercolor paper, spritz with water, ink leaves with peeled paint and edge with mowed lawn, shape with fingers while wet and set them aside to dry. Distress the edges of your base piece that you letter pressed. Arrange leaves, a white feather, other embellishments and flowers as shown. Give to a friend!

*Please note: It’s important to stamp your sentiment with Staz-on ink or a similar solvent based ink with watercolor paper. A water based ink will run on watercolor paper and not give as clear of a stamped image. If you use a dye based ink such as distress ink for your sentiment the watercolor paper will suck up the ink (because it has water) and run with it. Granted there are instances when you want a softer look, just not with the sentiment/words. If you have any questions about this, please feel free to leave a comment/question and I will reply. 🙂

Have a beautiful day!



Birthday Wishes

Good morning! Today I have a “birthday wishes” card for you! The paper is gorgeous and is from the newly re-designed Lemoncraft “House of Roses” set. Instead of making my own flowers for this one, I used a variety of white, pink and pink/white mulberry flowers, with foliage from Cheery Lynn dies. This card is full of sweet, old fashioned beauty and is available in my Etsy shop,!

Supplies and directions are below! Have a beautiful day!



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Supplies: House of Roses 6″ x 6″ paper pad from Lemoncraft, mulberry flowers, clock face, birthday wishes die and leaves from Cheery Lynn, Prima Marketing Doily die cut, 110# white cardstock, 80# white cardstock, adhesive- both hot glue and dries clear liquid, dimensional foam, faux pearls, peeled paint Distress Ink, faux rhinestones, lace, distress-it all machine.

Directions: Using heavy white cardstock, make a 5.5″ square card base, select two pieces of complimentary paper from “House of Roses” paper pad, distress the edges. Cut your die pieces. Color leaves using a foam applicator with peeled paint ink. Layer all pieces with foam dimensional tape, decorate with flowers, leaves, lace, pearls, and rhinestones.



Let’s Celebrate!

Let’s Celebrate! There are so many things to celebrate in life! Birthdays are one of my favorite things. Lately, I have been combining all my hobbies into one project. (see last week’s post: Morning has Broken Petunia Canvas Project) This new project combines two hobbies–paper crafting and pottery. In a future post, I will show how I use paper crafting stamps and fusing glass together.  In this birthday card, a hand-stamped, handmade ceramic piece was added to layers of die cuts makes for a uniquely rustic and beautiful card!

Supplies and directions below!

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Products Used: HFC Classic Petunia Stamp and Die sets, HFC Petunia Paper Pad, Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, Stamp Mat Pad, 6”x6” white card base, dark brown cardstock, candlelight cardstock, white cardstock, vellum, 140# watercolor paper, Staz-on Timber brown, Distress ink: Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss, faux pearls, Spellbinders Fleur de Elegance, Spellbinders Victorian Medallion 2, water brush, hot glue gun, “Let’s Celebrate” sign (see special note at the end of directions)

Instructions: Cut a 6”x 6” white card base, cut brown cardstock 5.75” x 5.75”, cut a paper pad paper 5.5” x 5.5”, cut one Victorian Medallion 2 out of the vellum- cut in half. Cut a Fleur de Elegance from candlelight paper and cut 3 more times from white cardstock and layer and adhere them together to make a stiff background piece. Cut the middle die from the Fleur set from watercolor paper 2 times- stamp one with the “It’s your Birthday” stamp in Staz-on Timber Brown ink. Stamp the petunia bouquet 3 times on watercolor paper with Staz-on Timber Brown. Color with Distress Ink colors, let dry, die cut and layer the 3 pieces with dimensional foam adhesive. Stamp the petunia corner stamp 4 times on watercolor paper with timber brown, color with distress inks and die cut. Stamp the petunia vine 1 time on watercolor paper with timber brown and color with distress inks, and die cut. Layer all your pieces starting with the brown, pink, medallion (cut in half so it sticks out from the sides of the frame) put the corner petunia pieces in, the middle piece, the side vine, the large bouquet. Adhere the piece to the card base. Assemble the inside of the card: Cut 1 piece of petunia paper pad 5.5” x 5.5”, put two corner petunia vines in opposite corners. Put the Fleur middle piece that was stamped with “It’s your Birthday” in the middle. Decorate front and inside with faux pearls. Give to a friend!

Special Note: The “Let’s Celebrate” sign was made with the HFC stamp and stoneware clay. I rolled out a piece of clay, stamped it, cut it out to look like a rustic woodland sign and gave it some wood texture with a carving tool. It was dried flat for a week, then bisque fired, then stained with iron oxide and fired to cone 5 in a kiln. If you don’t have access to pottery kiln, you can use polymer clay or layer 3 pieces of chipboard. There are always creative ways to achieve a similar look!

Let’s Celebrate!


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80th Birthday!

Hi Everyone,

It was my mom’s 80th birthday this past weekend! I wanted to make a beautiful easel card for her. I haven’t made many of these types of cards, so deciding the shape was a bit time consuming! So many options!! Here it is!!

Supply list: Spellbinders grand labels 4, 110 # white cardstock for base and fold parts to make it sturdy. Candlelight/pearl cardstock layer, vellum layer with Swiss dot embossing, tulle layer, Lemon Craft -House of Roses paper for final top layer with matching rose embroidered ribbon, Tim Holtz frame- 2 pieces of chipboard (cereal box) with a layer of white cardstock, 140# cold press watercolor paper, Spellbinders (SB) rose creations die, SB rose leaf die, Sizzix number strip, Cheery Lynn fish banner, Recollections pearl bling. Distress Ink: Peeled Paint, vintage photo, picked Raspberry, spun sugar, antique linen. Staz-on ink: Jet Black. Dries clear adhesive, hot glue. Imagination. 🙂

Directions: Cut all your layers- two of each with whatever base shape and paper you decide. I have four layers. Make a hinged base layer, score the top layer of the base and fold in half. Cut all your roses from watercolor paper, spray lightly with water and ink with distress inks using a foam pad. Using a water brush and peeled paint and vintage photo, ink all your leaves. Let all your pieces dry. Cut your frame pieces and assemble, darken the edges with vintage photo ink. Cut two sets of numbers and layer them (bottom layer plain cardstock, top layer candlelight pearl cardstock) put foam dots on back to give height. Attach to card. Stamp sentiment on vellum, dry with heat tool. Cut with fish banner die from Cheery Lynn and attach. Shape and assemble roses with hot glue. Arrange leaves and flowers, then adhere with hot glue. Attach pearl bling. Cut one more piece and attach to back of card to write a special note and you are done! 🙂

I am entering this card in “Happy Birthday” Dies R Us Challenge

Enjoy your week!




DINO myte! Kid’s Birthday

Good morning!

I don’t make many kids cards! But here is a fun step I made for the birthday of a young boy.

Enjoy the fun color combo of lime green bright orange and grey. I love how the fun dinosaurs are interacting by smiling at each other!

The step card is one of my favorite dies from Cheery Lynn, it makes this kind of card super easy to start. No measuring and scoring, just use the die and it does it for you! The grass is also a Cheery Lynn die. The dinosaurs are a digital cut file. The tropical leaves are from Joy! Crafts. I love the size and shape of the leaves. I used dimensional foam to pop everything up. White gel pen and black pen for the eyes. The Happy Birthday To You is from Spellbinders.

Have a beautifully creative day!


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Have a Fabulous Birthday!

A fresh new card to celebrate spring and a fabulous birthday! Creamy yellow & white Daises, a “blingy” butterfly, and beautiful embossing come together for this cheerful step card! It’s available in my Etsy shop, Hyde Park Hill.

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Dies: Spellbinder step die & ovals, Heartfelt Creations Daisy stamp and dies, HC corner flower scroll, memory box butterfly

Other Supplies: Distress ink- Squeezed Lemonade & Peeled Paint, Memento Tuxedo Black, White Cardstock- 110# paper, colored paper – I used turquoise from Recollections, coordinating bling, adhesive (I used dries clear glue)

Directions: Cut out a step card with white cardstock, the heavy paper, 110# helps the step card to hold it’s shape and helps it stand up better than regular cardstock which is 65#. Cut coordinating pieces with colored cardstock. Emboss the large colored cardstock. Stamp and heat emboss in white 2 sets of Heartfelt Creations daisies. Cut out daisies using coordinating die. Using a sponge dauber, highlight the middle of the daisies with yellow ink. Stamp, emboss, color and cut out three leaves. Cut out a butterfly. Shape and assemble all the flowers. Stamp the sentiment and cut out with the oval die. Layer with dimensional foam tape adhesive. Attach to the card. Arrange flowers and leaves and attach. Enjoy!