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CASE Study #172: Happy Birthday Card

by May Park-

Happy Friday crafty friends! It’s been almost two months since I made a card last year. I have stayed in South Korea for the past two months because of family issues, and I returned home on Christmas Eve. Couldn’t be happier to be back home and finally get my hands inky. 


Yesterday I played along with CASE Study challenge #172. When I saw the inspiration photo above, I couldn’t believe my eyes, because I haven’t seen like these beautiful cookies icing delicately. These cookies are a work of folk art! I was inspired by colors, doily, and embroidery look. So here is what I came up with:


Yesterday was my hubby’s birthday. Right, I created this card for him. I was thinking for a long time to make him one of the best birthday card. But it turned out a last minute birthday card again. I almost missed writing a message inside before he came home, because I was running out of time. Dose it happen to you, too? This seems to happen to me every year. It’s always hectic when his birthday comes.


Here is how I crated my card. 1)Stamp the Rustic Wreath image on a kraft card base in watermark ink. 2)Sprinkle some white embossing powder over the stamped images. 3)Heat emboss the images using heat tool. 4)Color in some leaves using a white Gelly Roll pen and watercolor pencils in different colors. 5)Round the top corner of the card. 6)Add the sentiment from Inside&Out: Birthday stamp set by Papertrey Ink.


FYI, these are the supplies I used to create my card: the heat tool and white pen were not pictured. Thank you so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!

May Park 



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  3. Wiebke

    I like the clear style of your card!
    I had similar problems last year with the card for my husband… I started to create it in the last moment with 3 excited kids around me and the cake in the oven *g*
    Was a card with a turning wheel inside and I stamped all the tiny pictures in the wrong direction… But he was happy with it,smiled about my story and the next day I made a new wheel for hin and everything was fin, also for me.

    10 . Mar . 2014
  4. EmmaJohns

    I noticed your card in the CAS3 gallery and had to let you know how beautiful it is. This is perfect.

    10 . Mar . 2014
  5. Jeanne J

    smitten here – this is so CAS – and amazing! Love the white on the kraft!!

    18 . Jan . 2014
  6. Anita

    You can’t beat white on kraft and I love how you have picked out just a few areas to add colour. Great card 🙂

    15 . Jan . 2014
  7. Susan Raihala

    Oh, May, what a crisp, clean card! I adore the layout and the white on kraft! Thanks for repeat entries in the OLS Challenge…you’re a wonderful CAS stamper!

    12 . Jan . 2014
  8. Heather

    This is gorgeous. I keep forgetting how well coloured pencils work on kraft. Your design is lovely and such a nice interpretation of the pretty inspiration pic.

    08 . Jan . 2014
  9. djkardkreations

    May, this is phenomenal!! So well-deserving of the shout out from Case Study!! Hugs, Darnell

    08 . Jan . 2014
  10. Evey

    Hey! Loved yer work 😀
    Im a handmade card lover and i always make my own when it comes to special dates.
    Ive a doubt, how did you transfer those letters to the craft paper? Thanks a lot!

    08 . Jan . 2014
  11. wienerhoneymooners

    I fell head over Nike’s for this one! SO I case’d it a little, far cry from your loveliness in CAS here, though your card did push me over the edge (coupled with sweet ANY T’s card) to join in the Case Study!

    Shhhhhhhh don’t tell, but I am sometimes intimidated to play, so much darned talent… scary… But I just said Hey, let’s play! Thanks for being an inspiration….. and just reading your post to me, it seems it is catchy!!!!
    Thanks for you lovely commens MAY, I look forward more inspiration from you in the coming CASology DT challenges!

    07 . Jan . 2014
  12. Jacquie

    Love the touches of color – beautiful CAS card!

    07 . Jan . 2014
  13. Kristie

    CAS perfection. LOVE!!!

    06 . Jan . 2014
  14. wienerhoneymooners

    Lovely beauty!

    05 . Jan . 2014
  15. tracey rogers

    what a fab card ,love the cas design and great pics
    Thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    tracey x

    05 . Jan . 2014
  16. ~amy~

    Oh, this is so sweet…love your style and photog.

    04 . Jan . 2014
  17. Joyce M.

    This is a fabulous card. I love the kraft and white with just a bit of color.

    03 . Jan . 2014
  18. Laura

    Loooove your simple and perfect card!

    03 . Jan . 2014

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