Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Happy 88th (Kathy Berger)

Happy 88th, Mom"
by Kathy Berger

I wanted to make a simple, bright, and fun card for my mom's recent birthday; she turned 88. She has always been a bright spot in my life and I am so lucky to still have her in it. Though she is 3000 miles away from me in actual distance, she is always with me in my heart!

I really wanted to use the HAPPY card band as the anchor for the front of the card. I cut it into the actual card front and left it without a backing. I think it adds a little drama to an otherwise very simple card. I cut a second card band out of scrap paper and colored each of the letters a different color. I used a Glossy Accents to add some dimension and shine. Once dried I cut the letters off of the scrap piece and adhered them to the card front.

I die cut the balloon, letters, and numbers, colored them and added Glossy Accents to them as well. I stamped the birthday sentiment, and then adhered the shapes to the card which had been trimmed with a corner rounder.

The finishing touch was a thin strip of black card stock and another strip that I colored to match the heart balloon and the first "p", both of which I filled in with Glossy Accents.

Inside the card I added a small pocket that would hold a monetary gift, and a hand-written personal message.

This card is not the usual elaborate dynamic card I make for mom, but it was filled with love. I hope mom had a very happy birthday, and many more to come.

Here is another view of the card.

*** Materials for this project available at www.franticstamper.com.



  1. Absolutely breathtaking! Happy Birthday to your Mom!

  2. Great use of the HAPPY die. I have the die, I've never thought to use it that way. Happy Birthday to your mom.