Free Birthday Hugs!

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Hey everyone! It’s another week, which means it’s another challenge over at Heart 2 Heart Challenges! This week is “By The Numbers”.

Today I went very VERY subtle with the challenge. I saw this card on Pinterest, and thought that it would be super fun to make, of course, adding my own twist to it!

So, I used the I Heart Us papers, because they are so fun! The striped ‘rainbow’ paper is one of my favorite in the pack! (Plus, with using it, this card will qualify to play along with The Paper Players Color Challenge PP432)

Here you can see that I stamped the numbers as the background behind the sequins in the shaker window. I used the numbers from the March Stamp of the Month, This Happened. I lined them up on one block and stamped them with linen ink, so that it would be a super subtle background. Then I used the Simply Said alphabet to stamp the word BIRTHDAY in archival black ink, mostly centered, but not quite. (on accident, I wanted it centered, but I think it still looks ok! LOL) Then I used the “free hugs” sentiment from the Sticky Notes stamp set, to stamp above and below the BIRTHDAY in lagoon ink.

I used the shaker window foam & acetate to create the shaker bits on this card. I know, it’s square, and you are wondering how the heck I did that, right? Well, I used the squares from the center of the foam circles to create the outline on the shaker bits, and then added the loose sequins. I attached a few of them with the micro glue dots, so that when it sits up, they don’t all fall to the bottom. I put the acetate on top, making sure that all of the corners were covered, and then just trimmed off the extra acetate, to make it be a square!

The white ribbon adds just the right amount of texture to the card to finish it off!

I hope that you enjoyed my card! I hope you go over and play along with the Heart 2 Heart challenge! There are some great examples over there, so it should give you a few ideas of things that you can do to add some numbers to your projects!

Thanks for stopping by! I would love it if you leave a comment for me about my project!

Until next time,


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    2 thoughts on “Free Birthday Hugs!”

    1. Maria Adler says:

      I’m loving shaker cards now…like the ideas of adding a few with glue dots too!

    2. Great shaker! I love the subtle numbers in the background.

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