Cardmaking, Silhouette Studio, Tutorial

Bird Crazy Birthday Card and PixScan Mat Tutorial

This week, I put together a birthday card using the Stamper’s Anonymous Bird Crazy stamp set by Tim Holtz and the Stamper’s Anonymous Crazy Things Stamp Set, also by Tim Holtz, but designed by Kristina Werner.  I used the Silhouette PixScan mat on the Silhouette Cameo to cut out the images after stamping each of them onto Neenah Solar White Classic Crest cardstock, built a card base using a Stampin’ Up! designer series paper stack and some Doodlebug cardstock, did some simple Copic coloring, and then embellished with Ranger Glossy Accents, Hemptique black twine, and a Wink of Stella glitter pen.  I used a Hampton Arts miniature alphabet stamp set for the sentiment and colored in the letters with a Copic marker.  You can see the full tutorial for using the Silhouette PixScan mat with the Silhouette Cameo in the video below.  Enjoy!


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Stampin’ Up Giggle Greetings Birthday Cardmaking Process Video

I’ve had the pleasure of trying out a new stamp set from Stampin’ Up this week. I used the Giggle Greetings stamp set to create this birthday card, along with the Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing folder, the Big Shot, and some supplies from my stash.

By covering up the bottom half of the sentiment on the stamp and changing the color of the berries, I customized this card for my son, who has a rather unusual history with blueberries. This is a great way to get even more use out of an awesome stamp set.  The sentiment on this particular stamp reads, “Sometimes life is just a bowl of cherries…and sometimes it’s just the pits,” so it was clearly intended as a “sorry you’re having some bad luck” type of card. But with a few changes, it became a bright, cheerful birthday card.

Watch the video on YouTube