Saturday, December 15, 2012

Seize the Birthday!

About a week ago, on this post, I showed you this card...

Turn on the Twinkle
In a number of your comments, I was complimented on my double embossing technique - OR I was asked exactly how I did it.  I actually did it by buying WAY too many supplies.  This fun "technique" is actually a Sizzix embossing folder and a coordinating die.  (FYI: The die is actually a nested die with multiple sizes.)
Just a Sliver Embossing

ETA: I knew that if I didn't look up the names of these products someone would ask, and sure enough I have gotten two emails!!  I looked through the Sizzix website and the folder is in a two-packed called Ornate Frames Set #2.  The die is called Framelits Labels Ornate #3.  (The second embossing folder has a matching set also.  It's called Framelits Ornate Labels.)

You really could get by with just the embossing folder.  When you emboss it - you get the plain space in the middle to stamp on.  I like cutting the die and placing it on top of that space simply because it allows me to wrap ribbon around it or to place a banner behind it as in the next card.

Since I had the folder and die out for a photo - I decided to use it again.  In this card, I used one of the smaller dies and nested it inside the embossed frame.
Just a Sliver
Cards are so easy when you have the right toys!!  (At least, that's what I keep telling myself!)
I did a birthday card today for the linky party for a challenge that is going to begin in January - Seize the Birthday.  It's going to be great!  It's created by a very experienced challenge lady - Lesley, the creator of The Paper Players, Freshly Made Sketches, Dynamic Duos, Merry Monday - and now, Seize the Birthday!!

I also used the sketch from another quite new challenge - CAS - Colours & Sketches.


  • Stamps: Stampin' Up Birthday Bakery
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Crumb Cake dsp
  • Ink: Memento Black and Copics
  • Accessories: Sizzix embossing folder and die set, pink bling and misc. ribbon

21 comments:

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card I love the little lights and the embossing and layout is beautiful. Caroline xxx

sandie said...

I love this embossing technique, it looks stunning! And the cakes look yummy and the ribbon is adorable. So much about your card I love Kim,!
Thanks for joining us again on CAS- Colour and Sketches, great to see you play along again.

Gina Brandstetter said...

LOVE your Birthday card!! Cute little cakes!

snappy scrappy said...

Fabulous...I think you just sold me on a new toy! Lee-Ann :)

Lesley said...

Hi Kim,
Such a cute layout and your are right, the toys make all the difference for sure! Love that embossing/cutting set! Thanks for joining along at Seize the Birthday, thanks for your support!
Hugs,
Lesley

Kim said...

This is so clever and fun. I love that stamp with all the yummy treats. Fabulous card.

carefree creations said...

Awesome card - love the colors, great use of your tools! The polka dot ribbon is the perfect accent.

~amy~ said...

Gotta love the toys....awesome embossing folder....your card is soooo fun and the sentiment...perfect.

Julie Marshall said...

Adore that birthday card! Great design.

Gloria Stengel said...

oooh I neeeeed that folder and die set! Awesome card!

Sherry Eckblad said...

I absolutely love this card and now I need that folder and die set too.

Stacey Schafer said...

a duo dose of delightfulness, Kim! thanks for joining the linky party!

Bonnie said...

I loved the Christmas lights, but the birthday cakes really take the cake! (Sorry) Now I want to go shopping!

Christy Q @ SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

This is so cool, Kim! Thanks for telling us how to achieve that look with those cool framelits! I also love how you combined the stamp sets - so clever!

Rose said...

such a sweet card and now i have to find that embossing set :)

So glad you joined us for our first link party on Seize the Birthday.
Looking forward to seeing you for our first challenge in Jan :)

Jessi Fogan said...

Toys make things way more funner ;) Now this is on my list! Love that cakes stamp & the awesome sentiment!

Louise van Vuren said...

This is the most gorgeous birthday card and a great take on our sketch.The embossing and stamping is perfect but I really love that polka dot bow! And as for the sentiment...I couldn't agree more! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches

Louise xx

terriloo said...

SO pretty. That polka-dot ribbon just puts the icing on the cake! :-)

Notes by Nina said...

Fantastic card Kim, I love this sentiment and the little cakes are adorable.

Jacqueline said...

A gorgeous card and a great technique, thanks so much for joining in this week at CAS - Colours & Sketches - Jacqueline xx

Susan said...

Congrats on your birthday card...great card!!