Cloud 9 Crafts 5th Birthday Party

vendredi 29 septembre 2023

Hello there,

I'm thrilled to be back with those two festive and colorful cards I made to celebrate my favorite online crafty shop 5th birthday: Cloud 9 Crafts! Congratulations, Yuki, on this incredible milestone, and thank you so much for inviting me to the party! Woohoo!!

And to make this party even more fun, I'm joining a bunch of talented crafters on Instagram with a giveaway, so make sure to check my post on Instagram, and comment to get a chance to win a 20€ shopping certificate to

Here are the amazing crafters I'm joining today:

Giveaway closes on October 3rd at 23:59pm Amsterdam Time and is open to EU residents only.


So, let's get this party started, shall we?

To make my cards, I went all Mama Elephant. Despite the total cuteness of their stamp and die sets, it's a brand I never use because of a lack of time, so I was happy to work with a few of their sets for once.

Both cards were made using the same pattern, and I started of by stamping the images on 80lb Neenah solar white cardstock using an alcohol marker friendly black ink. I cut them all using the matching dies, and then colored everything using my alcohol markers.

I stamped, cut and colored the group of kids from Hooray Wishes twice, and the balloon words "Congrats" + "Hooray", as well as multiple balloons from Celebration Balloons. On one card I went for a pink, orange and yellow color palette, and on the other I picked a green, aqua and yellow palette.

Next I white heat embossed two different greetings from Hooray Wishes on black cardstock, and trimmed them into slim banners using a die from the Sentiment Strips die set by Pretty Pink Posh.

I cut four Combo rectangle panels out of Strathmore bristol smooth cardstock, and colored them using oxide inks and sponge daubers.

On the first two panels, I applied worn lipstick, spiced marmalade and mustard seed on the rounded edges, and on the two other panels, I used mowed lawn, salvaged patina and mustard seed. I layered and glued together each duo of panels, attached those panels on A2 white card bases, and then stuck on top of each panel a matching Spiffy Speckles panel.

I attached my images on each card using 1mm foam squares, as well as each greeting below the groups of kids, added a few golden heart sequins here and there, and finished my cards by adding highlights and details to the images using a white gel pen.

And that's it! I hope you like these simple but yet super cute and fun birthday cards! Thanks so much again, Yuki, for inviting me to this party, and happy birthday Cloud 9 Crafts!

- Hooray wishes stamp + die sets by Mama Elephant
- Celebration balloons stamp + die sets by Mama Elephant
- Combo rectangle die set by Mama Elephant
- Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers
- Graph'it brush markers
- Sakura white gel pen
- Oxide inks: worn lipstick, spiced marmalade, mustard seed, salvaged patina, mowed lawn
- Clear embossing ink by Lawn Fawn
- White embossing powder by Hero Arts
- Golden heart confetti from my stash
- Black licorice cardstock by Lawn Fawn
- Jet black ink by Lawn Fawn
- Spiffy speckles pattern papers by Lawn Fawn
- 80lb Neenah solar white cardstock (images)

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