One Stamp At a Time Blog Hop


Welcome to the September OSAT Blog hop where we’re having a Birthday Bash!  Let us inspire your creations for your next birthday celebration.

I’ve used Birthday Fiesta for my creations.

And being me, I wanted to take the images in a different direction.

You can let me know how you think I did.

Birthday Fiesta for OSAT blog hop - from

My card starts with a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Sahara Sand cardstock base.

Then, I’ve stamped the streamer image from Birthday Fiesta in Versamark and heat embossed in Gold.

Next, I stamped the llama in Memento Black and cut him out with the coordinating Fiesta Time Framelits.  I also stamped an extra blanket image and cut that out by hand.  Using the back of my Paper Piercing Tool, I gently rubbed across the back side of the stamped blanket to give it some dimension.  Then, it was added to the llama using Dimensionals.

The llama was added to a 2-1/2″ x 2-3/4″ piece of Sahara Sand with Dimensionals.  This piece was added to a 2-5/8″ x 2-7/8″ piece of Basic Black cardstock.  This focal piece was then adhered with Multipurpose Adhesive to the card front.

Birthday Fiesta card - inside - for OSAT blog hop - from

Inside, I stamped the sentiment in Momento Black.

Then, I decorated with a couple more Gold embossed streamers.

To finish this card,

Birthday Fiesta card and envelope for OSAT blog hop - from

I tied a couple of loops of Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine around the card front.   Then, I added in a strip of Gold Sequin Trim just before tying the bow.

Ok, but I wasn’t quite done!  I pulled out my Envelope Punch Board and made a coordinating envelope.  That took ohh…maybe a minute.  Then I added Gold embossed streamers to the back flap and a piece of Pop of Pink washi down the left hand side of the front.

Now, we’re celebrating a birthday.  So, we need a gift or a favor.  I love packaging that can be either.

Birthday Fiesta Popcorn Box turned mini take out favor - from

I created this mini take out style box using the Popcorn Box Thinlits.

The box is made from Sahara Sand cardstock.

I’ve cut it down a smidge and added a lid.

Birthday Fiesta Popcorn Box mini take out favor - front view - from

The front and sides are stamped with images from Birthday Fiesta in Memento Black.

I used the streamer die from the Fiesta Time Framelits to cut Gold Glimmer Paper streamers that I attached around the bottom of the box with Multipurpose Adhesive.

Birthday Fiesta Popcorn Box mini take out favor - top view - from

On the lid, I used some more of that Pop of Pink washi.  Love the black with the flecks of gold!  Works so nicely with the overall theme.

Then, I tied a couple of loops of Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine around the box and tucked in a piece of Gold Sequin Trim.

I’m all ready for the next birthday!

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14 comments on “OSAT Blog Hop – Birthdays Bash!

    1. Sara Levin Post author

      Oh you are so right Anna! Llama and sophisticated are not two things that I would expect to hear together. Delighted that you think it works.

  1. Megan T

    Love the white, gold, and black combination!

    1. Sara Levin Post author

      Thanks Megan, this was one of my rare uses of Sahara Sand. I like it with the black and gold too!

    1. Sara Levin Post author

      Thanks so much Maria! I’m glad this turned out to be different — good.

    1. Sara Levin Post author

      Thanks Jeanna for letting me know my different direction was a success!

  2. Melanie Morris

    I love this llama! Thanks for a great card – the simple colors are stunning!

    1. Sara Levin Post author

      Thanks Melanie! Glad you enjoyed my clean-ish and simple card.

    1. Sara Levin Post author

      Thanks Pam! Don’t know what he is but he’s cute.

  3. Renee Ondrajka

    Your card and box are so sophisticated. Great use of that llama that isn’t all bright and bold. Great job!

    1. Sara Levin Post author

      Thanks Renee, glad you appreciated my different direction for this stamp set.

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