All Bundled Up Birthday Card

Card Front

Today I’m sharing an All Bundled Up Birthday Card. This one I made for my husband’s upcoming birthday, hopefully he doesn’t check the blog to see what I’m posting. He loves cards with that has animals on them, therefore the raccoon and bird. Warning, the instructions are long only because of explaining what I used for the coloring and blending. Remember though it’s your card and make it using your favorite methods of coloring. A Designer Series Paper would also work for the background if you don’t have the time or desire to do the blending.

I used the Blending Brushes for creating the background. If you haven’t purchased the Blending Brushes yet I highly recommend you purchase them. It is so much fun and relaxing to create a background. I label my brushes for color families, ie: green, blue, yellow, red, orange and brown. The brushes are washable with water and Dawn liquid soap (Dawn just works great on inks). Make sure you rinse them good and let air dry.

The only time I wash my brushes is if I use the wrong color on a brush and can’t get it out rubbing it on scratch paper. Only a couple of my personal brushes have been washed. 

I hope you enjoy this card as much as I enjoyed making it. One of these days I’ll actually make a Christmas card with this set.

Let’s Get Started

  1. Let’s start with coloring the animals with your favorite coloring tools. I stamped the raccoon with Black Memento Ink on White Cardstock and the bird in Paris Duck Memento Ink (non Stampin’ Up!). For the bird use the Starry Sky Stampin Blends and Topics R37, R35. For the raccoon I used Copic Markers W0, W1, W3, W5, W7, R39, R37, R35. The Stampin’ Blend colors would be Cherry Cobbler & Real Red for the “R”. For the Topic “W” use Gray Granite and maybe the light Crumb Cake on the face or just leave the light areas of face white. You can also use Smoky Slate for the darker areas of the tail and body.
  2. Next make the blended background. I used a Circle Punch, either the 1” or the 1-1/4” punch to punch out a piece of masking paper. I put this mask where I wanted my sun at then I took a posted note and put across to cover the sky where it meets the grass. Using Mossy Meadow Ink I did the grass/ground area making sure there was dark and light areas. 
  3. Move your post it note to cover the grass (leave not more than 1/8” of top of grass showing so you can get the sky to come right to it’s edge). The sun mask is still in place at this point. Start with Pumpkin Pie Ink then use Daffodil Delight. Next I used Balmy Blue making sure to keep clear of the Daffodil Delight. Finish with Night of Navy making it darker the higher you are. I just now realized I forgot to use a white gel pen to add some stars to the sky. Don’t forget to do that.
  4. Fold your Crumb Cake Card Base in half on the score line and burnish with Bone Folder.
  5. Adhere your Blended Background to your Crumb Cake Card Front.
  6. Using the Aspen Trees Die, cut your Crumb Cake Panel. Next emboss with Pine branches embossing folder from the Wintry 3D set. This is a 3” wide folder so you’ll have to fun it through the machine twice. Remember to have the Logo side of embossing folder on the top each time. Adhere to Card Front using 1/4” Foam Tape (non Stampin’ Up! item) and Dimensional’s. 
  7. Fussy cut your Raccoon and Bird out and adhere to Card Front with Glue Dots.
  8. Stamp “Happy Birthday” onto White Cardstock using Night of Navy Ink. I used a stamp from Glad We’re Friends Stamp Set. I colored the “Happy Birthday” part of the stamp with a Night of Navy Marker then breathed on it to keep it moist, then stamped. Cut out using the Stylish Shaped Dies. Adhere to Card Front with Dimensional’s.
  9. For the inside of card Stamp the Raccoon in Black Memento and color with your favorite medium. Stamp a saying in Navy Blue Ink.
  10. The envelope was finished by stamping the Raccoon in Basic Gray Ink and the Bird in Night of Navy Ink.
  11. And now you have a beautiful card to brighten someone’s day.

Happy Stamping!


Card Recipe


  • Crumb Cake: 8-1/2” x 5-1/2” scored at 4-1/4”, 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”
  • Basic White: 4-1/8” x 5-3/8” (for blended background. (2) 4” x 5-1/4” (one for stamping animals & greeting, other for inside)

Supplies Used:

  • Stamps: All Bundled Up, Glad We’re Friends
  • Dies: Aspen Dies, Stylish Shape Dies
  • Cardstock/Paper: Crumb Cake, Basic White
  • Stampin Pads: Mossy Meadow, Balmy Blue, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Gray, Memento Black, Memento Paris Dusk (non Stampin’ Up!)
  • Stampin Blends: Starry Sky, Smoky Slate, Gray Granite, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Real Red
  • Embossing Folders: Wintry 3D (pine branches)
  • Adhesives: Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Liquid Glue, Tear N Tape, Stampin Seal, 1/4” foam tape (non Stampin’ Up!)
  • Tools: Paper Trimmer, Cut & Emboss Machine, Stamparatus, Clear Blocks, Take Your Pick, Bone Folder, Stampin Pierce Mat, Paper Snip Scissors



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