It’s Your Birthday

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Make A Wish

Today I’m sharing a Tunnel Card with you all. The stamp set I’ve used is Big Bold Birthday which is 20% off during October with the purchase of $20 worth of regular catalogue merchandise. This set is only 1 of 5 pre-selected sets on special during October for Stampin’ Up!’s 20th Birthday Promotion. You can view the full promotion here.

This card was made for my 2nd eldest daughter who turned 10 on Saturday. Her favourite colour is Blue so that’s what I worked with.

Big Bold Birthday - Courtney



I’ve used my Nestabilities for layering the cupcake as I felt it needed a little something. Unfortunately I’d worked from the inside of the card out so couldn’t use the matching jumbo wheel or even a background stamp to add a little bit of something to the base card as the card wasn’t flat enough to risk attempting a good stamped image. I’ve used the word window punch for the words and then layered that onto a small oval punch piece.






Now for the inside of the card. I used Prints Designer Series Paper here and my Coluzzle Cutting System for the oval cut outs. I’ve had my Coluzzle for years but don’t often think to use it but making this style of card it came in very handy. Not sure what I could have used in it’s place.

Big Bold Birthday - Courtney inside


My daughter was happy with it but unfortunately it didn’t compare to the Blue iPod that was her present. We decided to spoil her as she recently participated in the University Computer Test that you can do at Primary School and she received a High Distinction which placed her in the top 1% of NSW and ACT entrants. On a whole she does really well at school and if you can’t spoil your own children from time to time, who can…..

Stamp sets: Big Bold Birthday, It’s Your Birthday
Card: Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Brilliant Blue Prints DSP
Ink: Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue, Rose Red, More Mustard Ink pads, Rose Red & More Mustard Markers
Accessories: Bashful Blue 1/4″ Grosgrain ribbon, Linen Thread, Word Window Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Coluzzle Cutting System, Nestabilities.

Baroque Birthday

I was browsing SplitCoastStampers the other day for some inspiration and came across this most gorgeous card by Annette and new I had to CASE it. I just loved the colour combination of Purely Pomegranate and Certainly Celery. Of course I’ve made a few minor alterations to my card as I wanted to use only items that are in our current IB&C but it’s still very much resembles Annette’s card. I still wanted to stick to my challenge and have used 4 new items in this card being the stamp set, Purely Pomegranate cardstock & inkpad along with the taffeta ribbon.


Baroque Motifs 2


What do you think? I know this is mine but isn’t it catchy. Yes it’s a little time consuming with some cut out’s, but well worth the effort I think.


Stamp Sets: Baroque Motifs, It’s Your Birthday
Card: Purely Pomegranate, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla
Inks: Purely Pomegranate, Certainly Celery
Accessories: 3/16″ corner rounder punch, Round Tab Punch, 1/8″ circle handheld punch, Very Vanilla Taffeta ribbon, gold brads, Stampin’ Dimensionals.