The only downside to giving handmade cards is everyone expects one and feels slighted when they receive something I purchase regardless of how beautiful it is. I didn’t realize how low I was on birthday cards and I needed something beautiful fast. Enter Pinterest and this beautiful card posted by Mary Fish, so simple, so easy and so beautiful! It’s easy to make a card when you let the paper do the work for you and the glimmer in this paper really gives it a special feel!

Mary used the Thank You sentiment from Love What You Do stamp set and I used the Happy Birthday from Perennial Birthday stamp set, this card is so versatile any sentiment will do.

Caveat, in my rush I wasn’t careful when I placed the oval die cut on the sentiment and didn’t realize it was crooked until I posted this card;(

Card Recipe:


  • Whisper White card stock 8½ x ¼, scored at 4¼, scrap for sentiment
  • Basic Black card stock 5¼ x 4, scrap to back sentiment
  • Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper 3½ x 3¾
  • Petal Pink 1 3/8 x 3¾

 Stamps and Thinlets:

  • Perennial Birthday
  • Layering Oval Framelits


  • Black Memento


  • Basic Black Twine
  • Petal Pair Embossing Folder
  • Big Shot
  • Stamparatus
  • Stampin’ Dimensional’s (sentiment)