Hot Dog! It’s Birthday Time!

Hello friends!  As you know, I’ve been TRYING to get my MOJO flowing and I REALLY appreciate the feedback that I’ve gotten from you and others about things I can try including non-craft related things!  (Honestly, right now in this world with what is going on, it is hard to concentrate along with worrying about my own family in different ways…so that doesn’t help either!)  But I’ve been trying to find things to keep my mind focused and try new things that are interesting to me…so I will just keep going along and see what happens!!  I would like to continue with as many “stamped smiles” as I possibly can right now….we all need that at this time!  🙂

Today’s card was made for my son’s birthday that was this past Saturday.  I wanted to make sure he recieved it before I posted it:


I pulled out an older Simon Says Stamp card kit and used the So Pun Friends and the I Chews You stamp sets along with the coordinating dies.  I’ve used the cardstock and cute Doodlebug So Much Pun Papers that came with the card kit as well.  The tag was cut using the My Favorite Things Stitched Tag dies.  I created the hole at the top of the tag with circle punches and the twine is from left over packaging.

I cut the tag shape out again with more of the papers from the kit and then popped up the image tag with foam tape and added some white enamel dots.

On the inside I stamped a birthday greeting and made a pocket to hold a gift card for him.  We usually take him out to dinner for his birthday, but since he’s moved away I had to send him a gift card instead.  Bummer…


Here’s a closer look at the cute smile face images that I colored up with my Copic markers.  I cut out the food images with the So Pun Friends coordinating dies.  For the sentiment, I stamped the speech bubble from the I Chews You stamp set over a piece of the Doodlebug papers and then added the sentiment from the So Pun Friends stamp set in the center of the speech bubble.  I then die cut it out with the I Chews You coordinating dies.  

I used some blue distress ink to blend some color over the center of the white area on the tag and then popped up the speech bubble with some foam tape over that area.  The hotdog at the bottom was also popped up with foam tape as well.


I actually had some fun pulling out this older card kit to play with and who could resist a hotdog smiling at you?!  LOL!

Thanks so much for stopping in and for your continued support!  It’s very much appreciated and I hope that I helped bring a smile or inspiration to you today! 

I actually have a couple more birthdays coming up that I need to make cards for, so I’m sure you’ll be seeing more of those in the near future too!


  1.  Not Just Cards – March Anything Goes
  2. Little Red Wagon – Etc, etc, etc (3 enamel dots and 3 food images with smiles)
  3. Cute Card Thursday – Celebrate!
  4. TIME OUT – Birthday with optional twist:  die cutting or fussy cuttingTime Out Challenge 157 Badge
  5. Seize the Birthday – #185 Touch of Green or Anything Goes2020-03-12-TouchOfGreen



24 thoughts on “Hot Dog! It’s Birthday Time!

  1. Ooo yum, who can resist a hotdog on a stick or in a bun, not me Vicki, yum yum..what a great fun card and I love the papers and tags, such a neat to rummage in the freezer, I’m sure there are hotdogs in there..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  2. Hot dog! This is adorable! Girl, anything at all that you stamp brings me smiles – I just love your work! Thanks for sharing this cute card, and hope dear son had a wonderful birthday! Hugs…!!!

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  3. Oh what a cute and fun card Vicki!! I love all of the layers and the awesome background paper! I bet your son loved it.
    Hugs, Tammy


  4. This is a totally cute and fun birthday card! I love the background papers with those fun food images and the layered tags look fantastic! I’m sure your son loved this card because I know I sure do!! Great fun, and I hope your mojo continues to find it’s way home (and brings mine back along with it!) Keep smiling, and stay well!

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  5. This is darling! I’m sure your son was thrilled to get it. The 3 images and 3 enamel dots are perfect for our challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Little Red Wagon Challenge!


  6. Those images and sensational designer paper really crack me up, Vicki!! What a fabulously fun birthday card!! Love, love, LOVE it!!


  7. Sweet as can be, Vicki, and so cute for a birthday card! I love the happy faces, and your pretty papers in tags. Lovely card creation, and beautiful details! xx


  8. What a cute card and I am sure your son loved it…..And the enclosed gift card! Such a fun card Vicki, which brought a smile to my face and we sure could do with some of that x. Hang on in there with the Mojo, as for me it has returned x. Keep safe my friend x.


  9. Squee! THis is so adorable – what a fun foodie card! I remember this set (I had it for awhile!) and love your colorful fun and somewhat cheeky card! It’s been hard ‘shut in’ and a real adjustment having people all over my house that are normally at jobs and school and college but at least we are all safe – PTL!


  10. Fabulous card Vicki love the image and great B,paper.Really worrying times my son owns a tattoo studio and his partner works in a nursery so in a lockdown both will be closed indefinitely and grandaughters school closes indefinitely tomrrow night-hope you all stay safe
    Carol x


  11. Wow…what a fun and fabulous birthday card. Love hot dogs and love your card! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Time Out!


  12. What a fun, cute birthday card! This makes me smile and I love all the cute details. Thank you so much for joining our 6th birthday at Time Out!


  13. OH my goodness, how fun is this card! I bet he loved it. The papers could not be more perfect for your cute food stamps. Sweet design. Happy Birthday to your Son.



  14. That’s a great card, I’m sure your son loved it. Thank you for sharing it with us at Not Just Cards.


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