Birthday Card, Handmade Card, Paper Play

Paper Play 27

Good evening this eighth day of winter. How has the new season been going for you? The crew and I have been in holiday vacation/hibernation mode. The four of us have been holed up at home and waking up late each morning.

I managed to get in one, last card for this 2019 – a birthday card for one of my high school peeps.

In this card I finally started using the dies I had found during my first trip to Hobby Lobby in Elk Grove late September; thank you, Mama.

I have a Cuttlebug, my Christmas gift from E and the dames about two Christmases ago and sadly not used until now. This machine has been discontinued and since I’m using dies of another company, I had to hunt down something similar to Cuttlebug’s cutting plate C; luckily I found one on Amazon and it works perfectly.


  • Recollections 8.5 x 11 cardstock, white
  • Distress Oxides: Black Soot, Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers
  • Sizzix Thinlit Dies: Garden Greens & Mixed Media 1
  • Sizzix 3-D Texture Fades – Foundry – embossing folder
  • Inkadinkado DH Script Background
  • Stampin Up! Party with Cake stamps
  • black, photo corners
  • silver, embossing powder

I can’t remember what inspired the color scheme but Mer usually wears neutrals and she is one fierce, blunt friend. Therefore I wanted to make a moody card for her. Every piece revolves around the Distress Oxides I used. She received it the day before her birthday and loved it!

Sorry I didn’t get a podcast in this month; I was super busy prepping for Christmas. I’m currently working on a design for thank you cards for the teen’s tennis donors, tying in the girls’ holiday gifts as well (where it applies). I don’t know if I’ll get them done by the end of the year as I have 17 to make but oh well, I think each giver will understand once he/she sees what I’ve created. You know me and my strong tendency for perfection!

Have a good evening. Thanks for dropping by. TTYS.

6 thoughts on “Paper Play 27”

    1. Thank you, Karen. I need to find more podcasts to listen to; I want to find a Harry Potter one. I need to pick up again checking them out on Spotify.


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