Z Fold Birthday card

Today we’re celebrating our youngest son’s 19th birthday!  Since he hasn’t seen his card yet (we do the cards & presents after dinner), I thought it would be a good time to share a review of birthday cards I’ve done over the past year (or two).

Balloon Adventures Birthday Card

Family Birthday Cards

This birthday card I made for our oldest son – his birthday was in January!  It features the Party Animal Suite of products; the Designer Paper is called Party Animal.  The stamp is from the Balloon Adventures set, and the cute little balloon is a painted metal embellishment from the Party Animal Embellishments.

The inside of this card is where the real fun is – compliments of the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies!

Birthday Card using the Balloon Pop Up Thinlits

How fun is this?!  I love the way you can stamp the balloons and sentiment after the die cutting.  One tip – make sure you stamp before you crease the fold line; you can see on my middle balloon, where the ink didn’t cover the fold line!  Each side has a strip of the fun stripe design from the Party Animal DSP.

Birthday Cards with Swirly Scribbles Thinlits

birthday card using Swirly Scribbles thinlits

When the new In Colours first came out, I had to combine the Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach with Calypso Coral.    I used the Big Shot with the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits to die cut from each of the cardstock colours.  I stamped the large scalloped flower behind the largest scribble with the Flower Patch stamp set.

The dots are stamped from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set, and the leaves are also from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits..

A ‘Throwback’ to Last Year’s Sale-A-Bration

Z Fold Birthday card

Make your birthday cards fun, with fun folds!  This card is a throwback to last year’s Sale-A-Bration, which is when I made it.  It uses one of the FREE stamp sets Botanicals For You.  I still have this set – I like it so much for it’s big, bold sentiment!

This next picture shows the Z Fold part of the card:

Z Fold Birthday Cards

For the full details on this card, READ THIS POST; it includes measurements for making this Z Fold.

To see even more birthday cards, you can SEE THIS POST,  or type in ‘classes’ in the Search bar here on the front page.

Getting Ready to Party!

Now, I’m off to finish preparing a yummy birthday dinner (he chose a ‘mexican food’ theme, so it’s quesadillas tonight!).  We’ll be celebrating again tomorrow, with dinner with the rest of the family.

I hope you have a great weekend, too!


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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

4 thoughts on “A Review of Birthday Cards

  1. Wonderful cards, Deb! Love that metal balloon embellishment. Happy Birthday to your son!! Now go celebrate!

    1. So glad you enjoyed seeing my birthday cards,Laura! It was so nice of you to visit and leave a comment. We did have fun celebrating my son’s birthday, too 🙂

    1. Aw, thanks, Susan! Birthday cards are such fun to make – so glad you enjoyed seeing these ones 🙂

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