Super Cute and Easy Birthday Cards

by Elina Stromberg

For this card making project you don’t need any special supplies nor very much time. Just take out a blank card base, your favorite VersaFine Clair inks, and one or two small stamps with different designs. In less than 30 minutes you’ll have a clean and simple colorful card that is perfect for any occasion!

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes


Step 1

Fold the blank card base in half. Mask the areas you wish to leave blank i.e. cover both long sides with a post-it note or a piece of paper, revealing only a narrow rectangle panel area of the card base.

Step 2

Stamp random patterns using two or three VersaFine Clair inks of your preferred color scheme. Remove masking papers.

Step 3

Stamp sentiment text on a piece of white paper. Mat on a piece of colored cardstock matching to the chosen ink colors. Attach to card front and trim the excess. Done!

So many combinations to create!


  • Card base – white
  • Cardstock – coordinating solid colors
  • Masking paper – Post-it notes, pieces of scrap paper etc.
  • Small stamps of various designs (we love Pegstamps by Rubber Stamp Tapestry!)

Make the Most Exciting Cupcake Shaker Birthday Card

by Alison Heikkila

Pink Shaker Birthday card with Lawn Fawn stamp set. cake mixer, cupcake, stars, sequins, have a sweet birthday.

Birthday cards are enjoyable craft projects because they can be made any time of the year when color trends are coming and going with holidays. February is the month of love and Imagine’s color of the month is Rose. So I decided to make a pink shimmery shaker birthday card for my project! I’ll show you how to make a shaker box, stencil with Iridescent Pink Creative Medium and emboss with VersaMark!


Pink Shaker Birthday card with Lawn Fawn stamp set. cake mixer, cupcake, stars, sequins, have a sweet birthday.

Step 1

Stamp the frosted cupcake, mixer and stand onto Bristol paper using VersaFine Onyx Black. Color with a blend of Memento Dual Tip Marker colros. Color blending is fun because effects are not always obvious. For the dough mixer, I used Angel Pink and Rose Bud, which is an obvious choice because they are both pinks. But, for the frosting, I used Angel Pink shaded with Lulu Lavender, and the cake stand is Angel Pink with Summer Sky. Blending can produce wonderful effects and more exciting coloration by thinking outside the box with what colors mix together.

Step 2

Die cut the mixer and cupcake images.

Step 3

Using the “Build A Wreath” die cut set, cut out the largest scallop in pink cardstock. Die cut the second largest circle in the middle of the cut scallop.

Step 4

Cut a piece of acetate in the largest scallop. TIP: I like to use the plastic sheets from my clear stamps, once I’ve transferred the stamps into a filing system.

Step 5

Cut the largest circle in a pink patterned cardstock.


Step 6

Lay the Leopard Stencil on top of the largest scallop. Tape down. Apply Iridescent Pink Creative Medium with a palette knife by portioning a larger amount of the paste at the top of the stencil and then dragging the palette knife across the stencil at an angle. Remove the stencil and let the Creative Medium dry.


Step 7

Tape down the Punchinella Stencil directly to the Craft Mat. Apply Creative Medium, peel off the stencil and let the Creative Medium dry on the mat.


Step 8

Once the stars are dry, peel them off the Craft Mat with the palette knife. Set stars aside. They will be used in our Shaker Box.

Step 9

Using On Point Glue, apply to the back of the scallop with the leopard skin. Adhere to the acetate scallop.


Step 10

Apply foam tape around the scallop layer. Be sure to not have spaces in between the tape so that your shaker filling won’t fall out.

Step 11

Fill with sequins and the stars you made from Creative Medium.


Step 12

Apply the patterned paper (pink side down!) to the back of the Shaker Box. Ta-da! Shaker Box! Now for the rest of the card.


Step 13

Tape down the Waves & Dots stencil to a piece of gray cardstock. Apply Creative Medium. Remove and wash stencil. Let dry. Creative Medium is thick so be sure to clean stencils right away.

Pink Ink pad

Step 14

Color white cardstock with Angel Pink Memento. Stamp your sentiment using VersaFine ink on top of the Angel Pink. Trim.

Step 15

Apply VersaMark ink to the bottom of the sentiment. Sprinkle Vintage Pink Embossing Tinsel and heat from underneath.


Step 16

On your white card base, apply VersaMark to the tall sides of the card. Sprinkle with Vintage Pink Embossing Tinsel and heat from underneath.

Step 17

Adhere the gray mat to the card base. Adhere the Lawn Fawn elements to the Shaker Box with On Point Glue and add extra foam tape where the images overhang for added stability. Adhere Shaker Box to the card.

Shake, shake, shake!!!

Birthday Shaker Card


  • Lawn Fawn – Baked with Love Stamp and Die Sets
  • Stampendous – Waves and Dots Stencil, Leopard Skin Stencil, Vintage Pink Embossing Tinsel, Build a Wreath Die Set
  • The Crafter’s Workshop – Stencil Punchinella (stars only)
  • Foam Tape
  • Bristol Paper
  • Sequins
  • Cardstock – pink, grey, pink patterned


We All Forget a Birthday Now and Then

Radiant Neon Belated Bird-day Card

by Mary Prasad

A comical neon colored belated birthday car hand painted by Mary Prasad using Radiant Neon inks by Tsukineko.

Learn how to color and blend with Radiant Neon Inks to create a fun card. It’s so bright and cute, they will forgive the fact that you forgot!


  • Cardstock – Kraft, coral
  • Stampers Anonymous – Cityscapes, Bird Crazy, Crazy Things, Mini Bird Crazy & Things
  • Stamps of Life – Paterrns4tshirts stamps
  • Masking material
  • MISTI (optional)






Learn How to Custom Color Vellum

Clean and Simple, Happy and Happy!

by Neva Cole


Vellum is the perfect medium to be colored with Memento inks to create a custom colored and stamped design. Two coordinating colors of Memento inks provide a clean and simple design that can be modified to fit any occasion. Use a matching die set to make a “chipboard” accent in the perfect hue to complete the card.

Skill: Beginner

Time: 30 Minutes



Step 1

Brayer lighter colored Cantaloupe Memento ink onto one side of the vellum. If a darker shade is desired, continue adding color with the brayer. Brayer the ink on the vellum to smooth out edge marks. This example is A2 size card, the vellum is trimmed to 4 ¼” x 6”.


Step 2

To create a symmetrical repeating pattern, the vellum is placed over graph paper and stamped on the opposite side to prevent bleeding. Cantaloupe is used for the sentiment and Tangelo for the present.


Step 3

Die cut 5 of the sentiment and brayer with Cantaloupe Memento ink. Inking the individual die cuts will also add some color the edges. Stack and adhere sentiment to create a “chipboard” sentiment.


Step 4

Die cut outline of sentiment and brayer with Tangelo Memento ink. Adhere stacked sentiment to outline.

Step 5

Brayer a 1 3/8” x 4 ¼” section of white cardstock with Cantaloupe. Adhere sentiment and stamp additional parts of the sentiment in Tangelo.

Step 6

Trim white cardstock to 4 ¼” x 11” and fold in half. Layer vellum over the cardstock and fold the top edge so the vellum completely overlays the card front. Punch two holes 1” apart at the top of the card. Thread a length of ribbon from the front through the holes twice ending with the cut ribbon on the opposite side.

Step 7

Adhere cardstock panel to vellum to finish the card.


  • Technique Tuesday – Say It Happy stamp set, Say It Happy die
  • Miscellaneous – vellum, white cardstock, coordinating ribbon
  • Tools – rubber brayer, die cut machine, hole punch, graph paper

3 Tools, 3 Ways: “Happy Birthday” Made Easy

Created by: Isha Gupta


When I needed to make a birthday card for my daughter this cute image was a great starting point for inspiration. I really enjoyed the various ways to add depth, dimension and texture to my projects. Of course tools like the Imagine Crafts Palette Knives, Sponge Dauber and Doodlestix made it much easier for me! 😄 Achieve this super cute birthday card using our versatile and easy-to-use Imagine Crafts tools here! 


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