Biggest Wish – Happy Birthday

We have a really fun challenge for you today at Cardz 4 Guyz

How many of you collect/keep odds and sods because you just know that you can repurpose them into something great.  Do you, do it?

Pull them out and play along with us:  RECYCLE SOMETHING! 

I selected a few challenges to help me with my vision:  Stampin’ Up! Only Challenges (#306), Festive Friday (#114) and Color Dare (#505). 

This was fun and here is the result: 

BIGGEST WISH – C4G301 – SUOC306 – FF0114 – CD505


(1) Create Your Own Designer Series Paper:


  • I tore a flap off of a Corrugated Box and ripped off one side to expose the ridges.
  • I cut a portion of a used Bubble Padded Envelope.
  • I added both of these to a Block with repositionable tape.


  • On a half sheet (8½” x 5½”) of Crumb Cake cardstock, I stamped the Corrugate Ridge Lines with Soft Suede ink.
  • I then inked the Bubble Envelope with Versamark ink and stamped over the Ridge Lines and heat-set the result with Gold Embossing Powder.

(2) Card

  • Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Crumb Cake cardstock.
  • Background Panel: (5½” x 4”) Created Designer Series Paper.
    • Using a Sponge Dauber, the edges of the panel were colored with Crumb Cake ink.
  • Accent Layer: Torn Newspaper also edged with Crumb Cake ink.
  • Focal Background: Torn Corrugate.
    • Some of the Ridges and Edges of the Corrugate were swiped with Versamark ink and then heat-set with more Gold Embossing Powder.
  • Sentiment Label (1): Torn Side of Corrugate (2½” x 2)
    • The word, HAPPY, from the Biggest Wish stamp set was stamped into Versamark ink and then into Early Espresso Ink and heat-set with Clear Embossing Powder.
  • Sentiment Label (2): Early Espresso cardstock scrap (2¾” x 1”) distressed and pulled apart using the Faux Suede Technique.
    • The word, birthday, also from the Biggest Wish stamp set was stamped with Versamark ink and heat-set with Gold Embossing Powder.  (It shows a bit faintly in the photograph but looks very nice in real life).
    • The sides of the label were also torn.

All of the found, recycled and distressed elements created were adhered to the card base for a perfectly grungy yet elevated birthday card for a guy.

Join us for this newest challenge.  I look forward to seeing what you create with any recycled stuff in your someday stash!

Thanks for spending a some of your time with me today.  Cheers,  Jolanda.

Need a card? Ask me and I can create one for you.  Want the supplies to create your own, let me know and I can help you with that too!

Like this card? Want to make one similar?
I would LOVE to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. If you live in the United States, you can order your paper crafting supplies from my on-line store.  It is so easy. THANK YOU!

If you choose to shop with me today, please use HOSTESS CODE: C7E9W22R (July 2022) if you spend less than $150.00.

The new Holiday Catalog has arrived and Sale-a-bration is in full swing.  Lots of lovely new things.

Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

9 thoughts on “Biggest Wish – Happy Birthday

  1. Ingenious!! Love that you used recycled items, inked them up, and created a background….prefection!! What a fantastic take on our RECYCLE challenge and great inspiration for others who decide to play along with us over at Cardz 4 Guyz!!

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  2. What a neat way to make a background, so much texture and love the different shades of brown with the gold. Great and creative card for C4G, and also thanks for sharing at Festive Friday!

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  3. This is so fabulous, Jolanda – such a great way to “make” your own paper, and such a great upcycle! This card is perfect for a guy, too, of course! Love the look of the gold on the cardboard, lol. Thanks so much for playing at SU Only!

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  4. You chose the neutral line in the grid – probably the one that I think is the most difficult. All the details are fabulous – great masculine card. Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Dare 🙂

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