AAA Birthday – Game #26 – Flowers

This month we would like you to use flowers. It’s coming into winter where I live but there are still a few flowers around to enjoy. We also welcome Nancy as our guest designer for this month. We’d love for you to pop over to her blog and leave her some love.


  • Pinkfresh Studio
    • You Are My Favourite layering stencils
    • Heather lowercase alphabet dies
  • Ranger Letterit Birthday stamps
  • Distress Oxide Inks – Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn
  • Versafine Clair Green Oasis
  • Diamantes



It’s so easy to use the Pinkfresh Studio “You are my Favourite” layering stencils (there is also a matching stamp set). You can get a few different looks by using other mediums…texture pastes, foil, embossing powders…but I stuck with a simple distress oxide ink blending and keeping the colours simple too.


I blended the Picked Raspberry and Mowed Lawn inks over white cardstock and die cut the word ‘You’ once in each colour so I could have the outline and inside different colours.

I applied adhesive to the back of the die cuts with my Xyron Sticker Maker and adhered to the background.

The rest of the sentiment was stamped in Versafine Clair pigment ink.


I cut down the background so I could have a 1/4″ edge around and I toyed with the idea of popping up the background with craft foam onto a coloured card base but in the end decided to keep it all white. You can still add dimension with white by just adding layers.

I added a few deep pink diamant├ęs to the centres of the little flowers to give an extra textural element.

I hope you’ve been inspired to join us in this months challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good day.

Handmade by Pip

AAA Birthday – Game #21 – A Stencil Background

Welcome to a new year…2021…and a new round of monthly challenges.

Congratulations to our guest designer this month – Melanie. Pop over to the AAA Birthday blog to see what Melanie has designed for her guest spot for this months challenge and be inspired by the rest of the Design Team cards. We also welcome our new design team members, Bhavya, Maaike, Nonni & Valerie. So exciting to have you join us.

First up we would like you to stencil a background. There are so many different ways to use a stencil; dry emboss, texture paste, ink, paints, glitters, embossing ink and powders – the list goes on and on… I’ve used a very cool turnabout stencil by Concord and 9th and I love how it turned out.

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Game #5 Use a Stencil

Hi everyone, it’s time for the September 2019 challenge at AAA Birthday. Come along and visit our blog and see what the Design Team has created and a special welcome to Rachelle as this months Guest Designer.

This months challenge theme is Use a Stencil and I had recently purchased some awesome stencils from Funky Fossil Designs. The only problem was deciding which one to use but this floral stencil called out to me.

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