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Mini Blooms Birthday Card

by May Park-

Happy Thursday! Hope you are having a good week so far. I came down with a cold a few days ago. After a rough week, I’m finally starting to feel better, but my voice is still raspy and I’ve been coughing occasionally. Do you know what I was thinking about when I was struggling with a bad cold? Stamps! Yes, I was itching to use the stamps that I had ordered and just recieved. This morning was the first chance I had to play with Mini Blooms Stamp Set and Stylish Sentiments: Birthday Stamp Set by Papertrey Ink, and I’m satisfied with my creation. 😉


I started with a white panel, stamped the sentiment, and adhered it onto the Berry Sorbet card base. Next, I made a faux-stitching border around the message panel to add a more finished look. Then I put two tiny pearls onto the letter Os for a little bling. After that, I created die-cut shapes to get flowers and leaves. Since my die-cuts were made from colored paper, I stamped the images on them with a watermark ink pad to achieve a subtle tone-on-tone effect. Lastly, I arranged the images along the bottom of the panel using dimensional adhesive.


FYI, I used the color palette from  ColourQ challenge #194Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral, Gumball Green, Tempting Turquoise and white. Actually I was not familiar with these color names, so I spent quite some time selecting solid-colored papers from Perfect Match Cardstock Sampler by Papertrey Ink. I’m not sure if the colors I chose will perfectly match the color scheme over at ColorQ. By the way, I’m entering this into Cards in Envy.

Well, that’s it for me today! Hope you enjoyed my card and got some inspiration. Happy creating!

May Park


  1. Jenny

    Beautiful!. Thank you so much for joining us at the Hobby house. Jen xxx

    29 . Jun . 2013
  2. Mervi

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful card at Penny Black and more Challenge, good luck, welcome again;-))m

    28 . Jun . 2013
  3. Jane

    Fab card! I love all the colours! Thanks for joining us for the Pollycraft Challenge!

    27 . Jun . 2013
  4. Mary J

    That is so gorgeous honey, love the flowers! Thx for joining us at PC!

    Mary x

    26 . Jun . 2013
  5. Jayne

    Super sweet card. Thanks once again for joining us over at LRW this week.

    25 . Jun . 2013
  6. Debbie aka Scrapenabler

    Love your flowers and your faux stitching. Thanks for playing along with us at Cards in Envy.

    25 . Jun . 2013
  7. Danielle Vincent

    Such a beautiful and happy card! Love that sentiment and your color choices. Thanks for joining us this week at ATS&M.

    25 . Jun . 2013
  8. Wendi R

    stunning CAS card and LOVE the flowers!!! sooo glad you played along with Cards in Envy!!

    24 . Jun . 2013
  9. Kate

    thank you so much for joining us for our very first challenge at the Hobby House
    Hugs Kate xx

    24 . Jun . 2013
  10. CraftyKhandy

    Really great CAS card! Thanks for sharing with CIE

    23 . Jun . 2013
  11. sandie

    Such fabulous detail in your card. Love the pearls and the watermark on the die cuts is a great touch. A perfect CAS card. Thanks for joining us at ATSM.

    23 . Jun . 2013
  12. Marilyn Leonard

    Lovely card. The flowers are so pretty at the bottom. Love the faux stitching around the sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Cards in Envy! ~ Marilyn

    22 . Jun . 2013
  13. Anne Marie Hile

    So pretty, May! I love the happy colors and the pearls are an awesome touch. Thanks for joining us this week at the Paper Players! 🙂

    21 . Jun . 2013
  14. Lisa M

    Love this! Thanks for playing along with us at Cards In Envy!

    21 . Jun . 2013
  15. dannisdreams

    Very pretty card! Thank you for playing along with the Inky Impressions Challenge!
    Danni-Inky Impressions DT

    21 . Jun . 2013
  16. Ann Schach

    What a great CAS design, May! I love the adorable flowers and the creative use of pearls! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players!

    21 . Jun . 2013
  17. Karen aka Soccerboyzmom

    Cute card, thanks for playing at Cards in Envy!!

    21 . Jun . 2013
  18. Sandy Trefger

    Love your pretty card! The flowers are really nice and I love how the white stitching makes the sentiment stand out! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

    21 . Jun . 2013
  19. Monika

    Hi May. Great CAS card and take on our image challenge. LOVE your sentiment. Thanks for joining the fun at ATSM. Have a great weekend. Monika

    21 . Jun . 2013
  20. Brian

    May, What a sweet card! The added pearls make all the difference in the world. Thanks for playing along with The Paper Players this week.

    21 . Jun . 2013
  21. lollthompson

    Hi May. LOVE the color of your card base – it’s gorgeous! Beautiful sentiment stamp … and love the faux stitched border around it. Fun and bright-colored flowers for your border – so pretty! Thanks for joining us at ATS&M. Loll 🙂

    20 . Jun . 2013

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