Monday, May 12, 2014

Birthdays - AAA Cards

What does absolutely everyone you know have?  
There are no exceptions to this one . . . 
Give up?
 A birthday!!
And what could be better than a handmade 
card in your mail to wish you happy?!
Everyone likes it when their birthday is remembered . . . even if they pretend that they don't!

AAA Cards has a fabulous challenge beginning today:
These colors are fantastic together.  
And the sketch - so much fun!  
WooHoo!  Get over there - Be sure to play 
and have some fun with us.

In fact, it was such a great sketch and color 
scheme that I did two cards.  

So - for the first one: 
is the base.
 Using the adorable 
stamp set on Whisper White (#100730) card stock,
the candles were alternated in 
Calypso Coral ink (#126962) that were stamped 
both in full strength and "stamped off" so 
the candles were the same color but a different shade.  
The Sentiment was stamped and then cut out.
 After taking a "bite" out of the Whisper White with 
was adhere to the base.  And in the "bitten" area, 
the sentiment was stamped again.
made the Paper Piercing element a piece of cake.  
And to finish the card, my 2-Way Glue Pen (#100425) 
to the candle flames.

Such fun!!

The second is a swing card . . . 
need to create these easy and fun cards!  
Everyone loves 'em!!
You open up the front - the sentiment 
swings open . . . 
 And then you open the last flap 
for even more birthday fun!  Love it!
The cupcake icing is super-duper sparkly!

Tip - Use the VersaMark pad to get a punched part ready, then sprinkle some Heat and Stick Powder on it.  After heat setting with the Heat Tool, you have an adhesive that covers your entire area.  Then you can use something like Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to make your entire punched piece shine!! 

What I used:

You need to get over to the AAA Card Challenge 
and play along.  I can't wait to see what you create!
See you there!!
Thanks for stopping by ~~ Happy Stampin' and Scrappin'!


  1. Neat cards, even though I'd already seen them,, it's always so nice to see the posts too. You're doing wonderfully Julia!

  2. Thanks, Victoria! I love playing with the AAA Cards Challenge.

  3. OMG this is swing card is the cutest! You do the best job and the glitter on the previous card for the candles is such a cute extra touch.
    Way to go girl! You rock Julia!

  4. Love these cards! So fun and colorful!

    1. Thanks so much! From such a creative person, that's nice to hear.

  5. Julia, you have two fantastic cards here!


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