Birthday Card, Handmade Card, Paper Play

Paper Play 25

Afternoon. What’s for lunch today? I’m still thinking about what I’m going to eat, but I’m workin on a cup of detox tea right now.

This birthday card made it safely to Singapore! The past, two birthday cards I had tried sending Vir in 2018 and 2017 never made it to her. Thankfully our Christmas card at least got to her last December; that time I had bought a global forever stamp. I went with stamps for this card as well.


I was inspired by the duo of navy and gold and the stamp set, Love Rocks by Dina Wakely (Thank you again, Beth/BKnarr for gifting me this!) I think it’s one of my favorites. I knew I needed a few more colors to throw in the mix so I chose another neutral and the light pink.



  • stamped Hero Arts Map of America in Versamark
  • embossed it in clear powder.

Distress Oxide

  • used Hickory Smoke to blend all over


  • scored the piece every 1/8″


  • combined Tattered Rose Distress Oxide and mixed it with some Ranger Texture Paste
  • spread it thinly through the heart stencil that came with Love Rocks

Second Layer

  • stamped Darice’s heart & home Music Sheet all over a coffee filter
  • rumbled up the filter
  • collaged it onto the background in a srunched up way

Top Layer


  • stamped the second largest heart in Versamark
  • embossed it in gold
  • fussy cut it out
  • mounted it with foam dots


  • stamped a sentiment from Stampin Up’s Party with Cake in Hickory Smoke
  • distressed the edges with Black Soot
  • mounted it with foam dots

Vir’s birthday is actually today so good thing I sent it off early! Okay, off to forage for food. Have a good day. TTYS.

18 thoughts on “Paper Play 25”

  1. Pretty card! That would be so discouraging to find out a hand-made card didn’t make it. I haven’t sent anything overseas in a long time, but have contemplated sending something to one of my past ESL partners. I’m curious if you sent your dimensional card in an envelope or package? If you have any idea why it might not have gotten delivered? I’m guessing you don’t know, but thought I’d ask just in case.


    1. I used an envelope and always place the card with the front facing the back of the envelope. Then I place a sheet of cardstock over the front of the card to minimize the 3-D layer bumps.


  2. That’s a beautiful card Stefanie, I’m happy to hear your friend received it! I think for lunch, it will be cheese related…in fact, I’m making a cauliflower and Cheddar quiche for dinner! Cheese-In-Everything… 🙂


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