I just love the Share What You Love designer series paper and the Painted Glass Bundle so I put them together to make this super simple, beautiful birthday card. The side bar thinlit reminded me of a rod iron gate and the butterflies, well let’s just say every time I see one I jump for joy, probably because they are so rare in the city.

I heat embossed the butterflies with Black Memento, then used my Stamp N Write markers to bring them to life, of course I had to add Wink Of Stella to make them sparkle. I save all the extras I get from my Paper Pumpkin kit every month so I have a stash of fun labels to use for my sentiments. I stamped the “Happy Birthday” on a vellum label and backed it with a gold foil label, I’m not sure which Paper Pumpkin they came from, but I was glad I had them!

Because I adhered the sentiment with mini glue dots I needed to cover them up because they show right through the vellum and voila a gold faceted gem was just perfect!

 Card Recipe:


  • Whisper White card stock 8½ x ¼, scored at 4¼
  • Basic Black card stock 5¼ x 4, scrap for the fence
  • Share What You Love Designer Series Paper 5 x 3¾
  • Petal Pink for butterflies

 Stamps and Thinlets:

  • Painted Glass Stamp Set
  • Stained Glass Thinlits (save 10% when you buy the bundle)
  • Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set for the sentiment


  • Rich Razzleberry ink pad (sentiment)
  • Black Memento
  • Versa Mark
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Stamp N Write Markers
    • Black Berry Bliss
    • Crushed Curry
    • Rich Razzleberry
    • Basic Black
  • Wink of Stella


  • Gold Faceted Gems
  • Big Shot
  • Heat Gun
  • Stamparatus
  • Snail Adhesive