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Today I’m sharing a birthday card that I made for my sister-in-law whose nickname is “Kitty”. I have a lot of fun trying to come up with new creations with cats for her birthday each year. This year, I decided to use Going Catty – DP1021 (Clearly Whimsy Stamps), for my main image on the front of the card. Shown below is how it looked before I placed the die cut from Peek A Boo Poppers (YNSD219) – (#Your Next Die) over top of it.

To create the die-cut, I first used Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles to cut out the main image and then again to cut out the pop-out die cut using Echo Park Paper Co. – Imagine That. I then added glue all around the outside of the circle and glued the two pieces together as shown below.

I created a card base 5.5″ x 4.25″ and then mounted paper from Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Sugar Shoppe. I popped up the circle previously cut out with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. I used the sentiment from the same Whimsy Stamp Set. I embossed it using VersaMark and Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail. Then I cut it out using Ribbon End Dies – My Creative Time. Lastly, I edged around all of the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry. Shown below is the card with the pop-up closed.

This is the front of the card with the pop-up open.

On the inside of the card, I used the image from Birthday Critters – 30-466 (Penny Black) and sentiment from
Whatnot Sentiments Set Twelve – CYNS638 (#Your Next Stamp).

All images were stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and my MISTI.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Going Catty – DP1021  (Clearly Whimsy Stamps), Birthday Critters – 30-466 (Penny Black)

Sentiment: Going Catty – DP1021 (Clearly Whimsy Stamps), Whatnot Sentiments Set Twelve – CYNS638 (#Your Next Stamp)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry, Versa Fine – Onyx Black, VersaMark

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail, Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Sugar Shoppe – 6″ x 6″ paper pad, Echo Park Paper Co. – Imagine That 6″ x 6″

Die Cuts: Peek A Boo Poppers (YNSD219) – (#Your Next Die), Ribbon End Dies – My Creative Time, Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Cats: W9, W8, W6, W5, R30, R27, R24, R22, R02, Sakura Glaze – Black

Party Hat and Birthday Banner: BG13, BG11, YR16, YR12, RV66, RV63, Y17, Y08, BG05, BG02

Background: BG13, BG11, BG10

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at Roberta Stevenson on my Facebook page.

Birthday Wishes!


Today I’m sharing a birthday card that I made for my mom using Yummy Cupcake Bunny (CYNS592) (#Your Next Stamp) on the front of the card and  Rosie Rabbit Gift (CYNS542) (#Your Next Stamp) on the inside of the card.

On the inside:

To make the card I stamped the images on to Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using Memento – Tuxedo Black and my MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool to get a nice clean crisp image. After colouring the images, I fussy cut around them both. I then used My Creative Time – Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies to die cut an oval out of Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Sugar Shoppe paper. I cut the remainder of the paper to be 4″ x 5.25″ and turned it over to the opposite side and mounted it onto a card base of 4.25″ x 5.5″. I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry to ink around the edges.

For the sentiments I used Versa Fine Onyx Black and VersaMark ink and then embossed both with Ranger embossing powders listed below.

To complete the card, I mounted the bunny on the front with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to pop it up as well as the sentiment.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Yummy Cupcake Bunny (CYNS592) (#Your Next Stamp), Rosie Rabbit Gift (CYNS542) (#Your Next Stamp)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry, Versa Fine – Onyx Black, VersaMark

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail, Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Sugar Shoppe – 6″ x 6″ paper pad, Hot Pink cardstock

Die Cuts:  My Creative Time – Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Bunnies: E29, E27, E25, E23, R30, R02, R85, R83

Cupcake and Wrapper: BG18, BG15, BG11, BG10, YR18, YR16, RV09, RV04, RV02, RV00, E35, E33, E31

Presents and Ribbons: BG18, BG15, BG11, BG10, YR18, YR15, Y06, Y04, Y02, RV04, RV02, RV00

Background: B04, B02, B00

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at Roberta Stevenson on my Facebook page.

Happy Retirement Bros!


Sharing some cards that I made for my 2 brothers who both retired recently.

My older brother was a Fireman for many years and worked his way up to being a Captain. My younger brother worked for the Ontario Provincial Police Force (OPP) in various roles and became a Sergeant.  My brother in the OPP worked with forensics and we used to ask him how much of what we saw in TV shows was actually real. He thought it was amazing at how fast they could solve a crime and wishes it was that easy! LOL!

I am very happy for them both, but jealous at the same time. LOL!

I decided to make them both very simple cards and to do them both the same only changing the colours to match their professions. The red is for the fireman and the blue is for the police officer.

To make the cards I used various Tim Holtz inks to create my own background on a 5.25″ x 4.25″ background using the sentiment from Your Next Stamp –  Photo Booth Thumbs UP – CYNS709. Next I coloured in both of the images with Copic markers the same and then coloured in one background in various reds and the other in blues.

Next I used my Cuttlebug to die cut  Photo Booth Polaroid die (YNSD735) – (Your Next Stamp) and then embossed the sentiment using the same stamp set as above. I then attached the image to the die cut and popped it up with some 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

On the inside of the card, I used Your Next Stamp – Cool Tees – CYNS714 for the image and sentiment. Again I coloured up both images to represent their professions. Showing the inside of the 2 cards below.

Unfortunately, I still have to work for a little while longer! LOL! But, someday, my day for retirement will also come.

Congratulations to my 2 brothers, you both worked hard, sometime with long periods away from your families and and now you both deserve some time to enjoy life. Have fun!

Card Recipe:

Stamps and Sentiments: Photo Booth Thumbs UP – CYNS709 (Your Next Stamp), Cool Tees – CYNS714 (Your Next Stamp)

Die Cut: Photo Booth Polaroid die (YNSD735) (Your Next Stamp)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz – Barn Door, Tim Holtz – Fired Brick, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Aged Mahagony, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Festive Berries, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Blueprint Sketch, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Chipped Sapphire, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Faded Jeans, TIm Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Versamark

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, White cardstock

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Miscellaneous Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape

Copic Markers for Colouring in images:

Cat: W9, W7, W5

Dog: E18, E17, E15, E13

Policeman background: B29, B28, B24

Fireman background: R59, R37, R35

Both of my brothers loved their cards and I hope that you do too!