“It’s Your Day” Birthday Card for My Husband


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I’m prepping to take off for the Stampin’ Up! Leadership Conference in Orlando tomorrow and wanted to create a simple card for my husband’s birthday next week.  Today’s card fills the “need for speed” and takes advantage of one of my favorite new stamp sets from the Occasions Catalog (see My Favorite Things), Big on You!


  • The confetti stars add the perfect punch (Confetti Stars Punch) to this very bold sentiment.

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  • What’s the best way to place the stars?  I call it the “Fairy Dust” technique.  I simply take a small handful and toss them on.  It’s amazing how they know right where to go with maybe a wee bit of “editing.”
  • Using a paper-piercing tool that I have designated just for adhesive, I add a tiny touch of Multipurpose Liquid Glue to each star, placing them one at a time so that I don’t disturb their positioning.

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  • One rhinestone on just one star.  It’s all the bling necessary, especially for a masculine card.
  • The final touch is an envelope liner using the sassy stripe from Stampin’ Up! Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Series Paper (also included in My Favorite Things of the Occasions Catalog).


  • Hover and Pin it! Here’s a photo showing key products for today’s card that you can save or pin to Pinterest. See ALL my product photos in one spot on my How to Make Simple Cards board on Pinterest.

  • Pin my Stampin’ Pretty Color Mix! Visit my Stampin’ Pretty Color Ideas Board on Pinterest for more ideas.


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Note:  If you have two pages of stamp images in a set, you can use both the inside front and back covers for this method.  In my experience, the stamps do not touch when the case is closed!

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  1. Definitely looks like it will be sunny and mild! Much better than the east coast right now!

  2. What a neat card. I’m sure your husband will love it. Enjoy Orlando, I understand it’s suppose to be in the 70’s.

  3. Carol Carriveau

    Fabulous card, CAS and love the colors! You may be having fun at Leadership, but he will know he is thought of and loved on his birthday! Have a great time and safe travel! I too love the Fairy Dust idea!

  4. Happy Birthday to Scott! 🙂 Wonderful card Mary, wonderful colors.

  5. Thanks, Bobbi! I’m looking forward to leadership and leave for Orlando tomorrow a.m.

  6. I love Scott’s card, Mary! A perfect “man” card. And, I also love your “fairy dust” technique. Great idea and it works so well. Have fun at Leadership. Happy Birthday to your hubby.

  7. Big hugs back at you, Frenchie!

  8. Awwww, MsMary your hubby will love that card , love that stamp set too, it will be one of mine soon , just got so much to get first ,
    Tell hubby , happy happy birthday,
    Think of me , I’ll miss you all , try you best to have a little fun , I know it’s hard , love you
    And take care ,
    Big Big Hug
    Love Frenchie ,??

  9. Hi Maria . . . the Fairy Dust technique was just a fun way to describe being spontaneous and tossing the star confetti on. That’s what popped in my head! Hugs, M

  10. It’s perfect! Happy birthday, Scott!!!

  11. Well, I’ve never heard of the “Fairy Dust” technique but I like it!! What a great idea Mary, and what a great card for your hubby’s Birthday.
    Have fun at the SU conference, Orlando, FL. sounds fabulous to me right about now, it’s cold, gray and…..COLD!!! up here.

  12. I’ll definitely wish him happy birthday, Kadie.

  13. Okay Girlfriend…..Loving this card and your “Fairy Dust” technique is a GREAT tip. Please wish Scott a very Happy (early) birthday from Jack and me!

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