Joyous Circles for a Birthday

Recently Brian King posted on his blog that he had added Crystal Effects  – really thick clear glue that adds dimension – on a punched out circle. As soon as I read that I had an idea for this card for one of my staff members, Cliff.  What if I just did that same effect on a bunch of circles.


Here’s a side view.  This card was super easy to create but you do need to allow for drying time for the crystal effects.  I picked out several bright colors, punched out random sized circles and using my silicone mat in case of boo-boos added crystal effects to each circle then let them dry.  Some of them I spread out to the edges using my paper piercer, others I just left kinda blobbed in the middle.  Each one is certainly different.


02-IMG_1578On the inside I stamped my sentiment first from the retired set Bring on the Cake then added the cake image from Endless Birthday Wishes.  Since it is a photopolymer set I was able to place it exactly where the ‘A’ would show through the cake stand.

For the envelope I wanted to carry on the circle theme so I used the pencil eraser on the end of a pencil and with pumpkin pie stamped it three times before re-inking.

Well, how did I do?  I hope you enjoyed this cute and easy card, if not exactly quick. Thanks for stopping by today. If you ever have any questions or comments about any of my projects leave a comment below or email me at


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Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.


  1. Love it! It’s a really cool texture to add to the card. Fun!

  2. What a great card!

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