Wishing You A Magical Birthday

Wishing You A Magical Birthday

Hello crafty friends! Today I wanted to share a fun card inspired by The Little Red Wagon Challenge #636 (pick patterned paper), The Color Throwdown #675 and Seize the Birthday Challenge #229 One of my crafty goals for 2022 is to keep using my patterned paper (and other supplies like sprays) in my craft room. This card allowed me to do so--I used patterned paper on the background and many of the stars that are the focus of the card. I also used some ugly unloved paper in my stash to help created dimension for the panels.


Supplies used:

I need to replenish my birthday card stash and have had the Magical to Me stamp and die set waiting for me to try them out so decided that today was the day. I pulled this doodled star patterned paper (I think it was from Amy Tangerine?) because I felt that it seemed magical and fit the color palate. I die cut it with the second-largest stitched die from Gina K's Master Layout 2 die set as well as 2 pieces of some cardstock that isn't my style and glued all three layers together for dimension. I repeated this process with a blue/teal turquoise patterned paper and more unloved cardstock with the largest die in the Master Layout 2 set. All 6 layers were then glued together and set aside to dry. 

The stars came next. I pulled out some papers to punch and die cut:

  • a piece of yellow polka dotted paper that I sprayed with both Dylusions Lemon Zest spray and Mixed Metals Shimmering Bliss spray from Technique Junkies

  • a green piece of cardstock was sprayed with Altenew's Forest Glades Shimmer Ink Spray

  • a blue and white piece of paper previously sprayed with Dylusions London Blue Shimmer Spray

  • gold glitter cardstock

  • Yupo paper that I had previously alcohol inked green

  • holographic silver cardstock.

Once all of the papers had dried, I punched and die cut a bunch of them with a star punch and a star die in my stash. Then I stamped and heat embossed some stars from the Magical to Me stamp set onto the patterned paper panel--all were stamped with Warm Breeze VersaFine Clair ink and some were embossed with Silver Pearl embossing powder (for example, the largest stamped stars on the top of the card) and some were heat embossed with Sky Blue embossing powder. 

The sentiment was stamped with more of the Warm Breeze VersaFine Clair ink and heat embossed with Holographic embossing powder. The word magical was die cut with the corresponding die cut as well as two pieces of scrap cardstock and glued all three layers together for dimension and put it aside to dry. The sub-sentiments were cut with a thin sentiment strip die in my stash. I then trimmed them on the left and right edges. I ink blended around the edges of the sub sentiments to cover a small smudge I made with my finger when cutting. I also die cut a piece of gray patterned paper the exact same size for reach of the sub sentiments and glued the gray patterned paper behind the sub sentiments with a little of the gray paper peeking out the top and left sides of the sentiments. 

To assemble the card, I glued most of the stars to the card base except for the two green stars next to the sentiment. I then glued the main "magical" sentiment onto the card base. Next, I attached both green stars to the card panel with Altenew's Instant Dimension foam tape, and was quick enough to tuck one of the point of the green star right above the sentiment behind it so the sentiment wasn't obscured. The sub sentiments were attached to the card with more Instant Dimension foam tape and finally blue and yellow sequins from Catherine Pooler's Mystic sequin mix were glued to the card base. To finish the card, I glued the panel onto a top-folding A2-sized white cardbase and then splattered yellow and green metallic watercolor from my Gansai Tambi Gem Colors watercolor set over the whole card.

Thanks for reading!


  1. What a great Birthday card that could be used for an age! Love that you used a variety of stars. Thanks for being with us at Seize the Birthday and hope you will come back again soon!

  2. Fabulous card! I'm loving the sparkle and shine! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  3. Truly magical!! Great use of the color combo @ CTD!!


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