December 6, 2016

Birthday fun with Guest Designer Kara!

Hello Crafters!  Guest Designer Kara here today with a birthday card you will want in your stash!
Let’s face it; you are always in need of a birthday card!  There are so many times I get caught red handed without a card.  I made up a few birthday cards so that does not happen.  I’d love to share one. The base I am using is of 6.5 x 5

 I embossed the yellow card stock with a Darice birthday folder.  (photo 1)

I then placed a mat under the embossed cardstock. 

 I took the stamp I would be using… Age is merely the number of years the world has been enjoying you and placed this on the balloon.  I wanted to be sure it was a for sure fit.

Using the MISTI I then stamped and with white embossing power, I heat set the stamped sentiment.

I used foam tape to raise this balloon

The finishing touches came with a white gel pen.  I added little dots around the red balloon for some interest.  I then took a few pieces of twine and made the strings.
 I hope this inspires you to make birthday cards so you too can be prepared!


My name is Kara Stainbrook from Western PA. I have 3 dogs who are my babies. I've been married to my love,  Tim,  for 14 years. He is the most wonderful man ever...  He supports all of my crafts.  
I have been crafting since my childhood. In 2008, I began my scrapbooking obsession . I enjoyed scrapbooking so much, but I lost touch with it. I always promised my husband I wouldn't get it to stamping because he already put up with my scrapbooking obsession.... Well....  That all changed.   2015 I entered into planner stamping and it is all downhill from there.   I absolutely love stamping and I feel I love it thanks to the MISTI. That tool is a life saver! The stamping community is the best around. Always lifting each other up! 
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