You’re a Classic Birthday Card

My husband is an amazing man and a true class act.  I have been trying to figure out a card for his birthday at the end of the month for a few weeks now.  When we first met he was driving a 1965 Metallic Blue Ford Mustang.  It was a pretty car and we should have held on to it because it’s now a classic and worth a lot of money.  But when we were young and first starting out we couldn’t afford two cars and as our family began to grow we sold it.  But I decided to use that classic car as the inspiration for his birthday card.  I couldn’t find a picture of a navy blue metallic mustang that I could trace and cutout with my silhouette, but this red one worked great.


I imported the image into my Silhouette Cameo software and created a cut file.  Once that was done I decided to completely cover the card with Ranger Glossy Accents, which made it have the appearance of a metallic shine, and set it aside to dry.

To compliment the red of the card I used some red and cream striped paper from My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found 6″ x 6″ paperpack and die cut it with the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangles.  I decided to use add some gold mirror paper as an accent to the back of the panel and cut a rectangle 1/8″ larger than the striped panel and adhered the two together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

I  decided to use the same gold mirror cardstock behind the car to help it pop off the page.  Originally thought I would use an oval shape, but didn’t like the way it looked.  I then remembered I had the Silhouette Long Classic Rectangles die and the third largest was the perfect size.  I adhered the car focal image with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to the rectangle and set it aside.

In keeping with the classic car theme I cut the word “Classic” several times with the Silhouette Cameo using the Brannboll Felt font.  I probably need to get a new blade because I had a difficult time getting a clean cut without the word tearing.  I was finally able to get two clean cutouts and glued them together with the Sakura Quickie Glue Pen.  I then put some Tombo Mono Dot Adhesive onto a scrap of paper to hold the word in place while I covered it with Simon Says Stamp Clear ink and heat embossed it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  Since I only had two cutouts for the sentiment I covered it with embossing powder three times for added dimension.

I placed the car rectangle on the striped panel to determine where to place the sentiments.  The secondary sentiment was stamped and embossed using Winnie and Walter the Big, the Bold, the Party stamp set with the MISTI, which really helps when using multiple small words to create a sentiment.  Next the die cut word was adhered just below the stamped sentiment using the Sakura Quickie Glue Pen.

Now it was time to put everything together.  I created a side folding A2 Card from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock.  I added some Creative Hands Adhesive Foam to the back of the red striped and gold rectangle then glued it to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.   I added 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to the back of the small gold car rectangle and adhered it above the stamped sentiment and the card was done.

I hope he likes it, even if the car isn’t navy blue.


Garden Blooms Birthday with Copic Colored Ribbon

This is not a card I liked enough that I would post it, except it shows that when you do not have ribbon to match a particular color you can use your alcohol markers to change the ribbon color.


This card uses a Silhouette Cameo Outline, which was stamped with the Penny Black Garden Blooms stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Markers.

I pulled some peachy pink cardstock from my leftover cardstock that matched one of the flowers and cut a lacy oval with the Spellbinders Lacey Ovals die.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the focal image and then adhered to the lacy oval.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was cut with a Spellbinders oval die and trimmed to be just smaller than the lacy oval.

The stamp set has the sentiment Garden Blooms on the jar label, but I wanted it to say “happy birthday” so a small rectangle was die cut with the smallest My Favorite Things Rectangle Postage Stamp and the My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings Sentiment stamp set was stamped in the center with Hero Hues Black ink and then glued over the original label with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

A rectangle was cut from a pink gingham patterned paper from the Authentique Delightful 6 x 6 Paper Pack with Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Frames and adhered to the front of a top folding cardbase made from 120# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock.  Next the lacy oval was adhered to the patterned paper with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

Originally 5/8″ white organza ribbon was used to tie a bow around the bottom of the card, but it just got lost in the pale color of the patterned paper.  All of the pink ribbon I hand on hand was pink, rather than peach, so I used Copic Marker R22 to color the ribbon to match the color of the lacy oval.  For added interest Recollections Faux Pearls White were added to the front of the oval and the card was done.


  • Penny Black Garden Blooms Stamp Set
  • My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings Sentiment Stamp Set
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Authentique Delightful 6 x 6 Paper Pack
  • Copic Markers: Y15, Y17, Y19; R12, R14, R24; R02; R04; V12, V15, V17; RV02, RV04, RV06; B34, B37; R24, R27; R22 (Ribbon)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Hero Hues Black Ink
  • Recollections Faux Pearls White
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Frames
  • Spellbinders Lacey Ovals
  • Berwick Offray 3/8″ Ribbed Ribbon