Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Birthday Card | Guest Designer Spot - Addicted To Stamps and More - “Any Occasion”


I'm so excited to be invited as a Guest Designer for the "Addicted To Stamps and More" Challenge Blog! The theme for this challenge is "Any Occasion" and since I know 19 people celebrating their big day in July, my theme is "BIRTHDAY!" I mixed-n-matched images from Pink & Main and MFT Stamps for this fun summery card and used a lot of pattern paper from P & M's latest paper pack,      . 

I stamped, water colored and die cut the flamingo image - adding an extra blank die cut to the back for a bit of dimension. The palm tree wasn't quite tall enough for my layout so I stamped the image just shy of the bottom and drew in the remainder of the trunk with a fine-tipped permanent marker; the tree was water colored and fussy cut. 

I cut a panel (3 3/8" wide) from white card stock and adhered a piece of aqua paper to the top and the wave pattern paper at the bottom. A strip of dotted pattern paper was cut with a hillside stitched die and glued down where the two papers met. I adhered the palm tree in place and a heat-embossed sentiment strip was added to cover the seam. Slim strips of striped pattern paper were attached to each side of the panel and the entire piece was glued to the front of an A2 top-folding card base. The flamingo was popped on top with foam tape along with a couple of water droplets and aqua Glitter Enamel Dots from Pink & Main.

Thanks so much for joining me today and I hope to see your "Any Occasion" projects over in the "Addicted To Stamps and More" Challenge Gallery!

Take care and stay safe!


  1. Welcome as guest designer, Rachelle - it is such a pleasure to have you with us at ATSM this month. You have done us proud with this gorgeous card! Love the beautifully composed scene with the sea and sand, and the fabulous snorkeling flamingo has me leaving with a big smile on my face.
    Take care.
    Carol x

  2. Love your fun card,the flamingo looks as though he is tentatively dipping his toes in the water,a great scene

  3. This card is fabulous! Love the mix of papers and your watercoloring....wowzers!!! Love this card!

  4. Gorgeous card. I really love the happy colors.

  5. Such a cute birthday card Rachelle! I love the fun scene you created and the bright summer colors! Congrats on your GDT spot and enjoy your weekend!
    Hugs, Tammy

  6. Congratulations on the guest spot. This is an awesome card. Looking forward to seeing the other 18, lol. Love Dawn x

  7. Such a fun birthday card! I love the flamingo and how colourful the card is.