Birthday Cards


3″ x 4″ Happy Birthday Card
Originals: Double Duty™
B1419 My Acrylix® Joyful Birthday
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
1246 Hollyhock Cardstock
X5778 Saffron Cardstock
X5775 Sapphire Cardstock
Z2128 Hollyhock Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2012 Sequins Gold Assortment
Z3018 Heart Embossing Folder

5½” x 4¼” Birthday Wishes Card
Originals: Matted Square™
B1462 My Acrylix® Lovely Birthday
X5778 Saffron Cardstock
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5775 Sapphire Cardstock
Z2651 Saffron Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2128 Hollyhock Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2642 Flaxen Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2648 Sapphire Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2644 Pixie Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z3091 Pink Enamel Gems
Z3020 Diamond Embossing Folder

Dizzy Circles Cards

Dizzy Circles Card by Wendy Kessler


Dizzy Circles Card by Wendy Kessler

Dizzy Circles Card by Wendy Kessler

Dizzy Circles Card by Wendy Kessler

I had fun using the Dizzy Circles stamp set with scraps from the Jackson Paper Packet to create this variety of cards.  Which one is your favorite?

Snapshot Memories Stamp Set


12″ x 12″ Dreamer Page
Reflections: Sidebar—Photo Focus™
D1648 My Acrylix® Snapshot Memories
X7204B Urban Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
1272 Cranberry Cardstock
1243 Goldrush Cardstock
Z3125 Paper Fundamentals Adventure
Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2116 Cranberry Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z3122 Enamel & Glitter Duos Blue Dots
Z1999 1″ Circle Punch
Z1979 Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen


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CTMH Technique Blog Hop – Resisting Can Be Fun

Welcome to this month’s CTMH Technique Blog Hop.  If you have already started the hop, you should be coming from Melissa Robinson.


There are a few steps to how I did the stamping for this card.  First with sponge daubers, I sponged different colors of ink on a scrap of White Daisy Cardstock.  Next I embossed the butterflies (using Versmark Ink and Clear Embossing Powder).

Resist Stamping Technique
Then, I sponged overtop of everything using Archival Black Ink and wiped off right away with a Kleenex.  Last, I trimmed the butterflies leaving a small border around the outside.  I am so pleased with how this technique turned out on this card and even better is that it will be flat to mail!

Butterfly Card (Resist Technique) by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all Close to My Heart: Kaleidoscope Paper Packet, Inks (Pear, Cotton Candy, Gypsy, Honey), Archival Black Ink, Your Own Kind of Wonderful Stamp Set, Sponge, Sponge Daubers, Craft Heater, Micro-tip Scissors, Black Cardstock, Green Shimmer Trim, and White Cards & Envelopes.

Now hop on over to Catherine Nowak!