A Birthday, Giveaways, PaperHaus Blog Hop, and Maja Design June Mood Board

~Sunshine & Celebration~

The purpose of today's post feels tenfold - Firstly, I am so very excited to celebrate my birthday today with all of you! And the release of our PaperHaus Summer Issue :)
 If you haven't had a chance to leaf through the pages of our newest release, you can check it out here. Also, this is your chance to check out the PaperHaus Summer Delight Blog Hop, and see what all the commotion is about :)

 Each day, until June 7th, there is a list of NEW blogs that will be hosting a hop. Each hop lasts only one day, and the next day, a whole new hop, with new blogs, is kicked off.

Each hop features some of our dear editors, contributors, design team members, as well as manufacturer stops. It is fantastic way to get some fun summer inspiration, help us celebrate the release of our newest issue, as well as win fabulous prizes! 

If you are hopping along today, my blog is just one of the stops on the hop, and here is a full list of today's hoppers.

 PaperHaus Magazine 
Jess Mutty 
Shellye McDaniel
Anna Sigga 
Ivana Camdzic Stoicescu (you are here!)
 Izzy Anderson

I hope you'll swing by lzzy Anderson's blog, as she is the next stop on the way. But before you do, read on to see my creation, and to learn about my giveaway!

It also just so happens that today is also the release of our June Mood Board over at Maja Design.

I've created a card that couldn't be more perfect for the Mood Board and for the summery theme of our newly released issue. 

I have been wanting to try out a summer/sunshine card for some time. I have seen so many beautiful cards in recent days of patchwork sun rays, that I thought I'd give it a try. Plus, it combines my love of all things homespun, as I love the patched-up and sewn look of the sun rays. 

The Maja Mood Board for May also happens to include inspiration about sunshine-y yellows, so it was a perfect jumping off point for the card. 

I skipped over the blues, and greens, and used the pretty purples and yellows for this card.

To begin, I started with four different papers from the Antligen Collection. I used Syreren Blommar, Solen Varmer, Student, and Vardagjamning. All can be found right here

I stamped each of the purple, blue and yellow papers with two pennant stamps, and cut each out. I used the soft beige pattern for the background of the card. 

At the top of the card, I added a little punched paper border, along with some washi tape on the upper right corner. 

Next,  I stamped on my tag, using the beautiful Sending You Sunshine stamp set from The Craft's Meow. It is a two-step stamp, so I chose to stamp the sun rays in yellow, and the inside with a purple ink. Using the same ink, I stamped this ever-so-lovely sentiment, from the Thank You set by Precious Remembrance

I stamped some clouds in coordinating colors and added them to my die-cut tag with pop-up dots. 
I also inked the edge of the tag to make it pop from the background, and I added some liquid pearls. 

Before adhering the tag( PTI's Tag Sale 3) onto the background of the card, I added my 'rays' and a bit more washi tape. I found that once I added the rays, they protruded over the edges of the card, so I just used my scissors to snip away the excess. 

Then I added my tag, and stamped an extra sentiment at the bottom using the Sending You Sunshine set

If you'd like to play along with our June Mood Board (more info here), it is a great opportunity to win an entire Maja Design Collection, simply by creating a project that is inspired by the lovely mood board.

I also have a super fun GIVEAWY to celebrate my b-day and the PaperHaus release, but please note, it only lasts for today.

I will be randomly drawing ONE lucky winner tomorrow morning, June 5th, for a $10 credit from my Etsy Shoppe! I will also be throwing in a surprise gift with the lucky winner's purchase!
I will announce the winner on Thursday, June 6th, so come back and check to see if you are the lucky winner!

I stock my Etsy Shoppe with various handmade paper crafting supplies, cards and gift items, as well as today's cute card :) If you haven't been, I hope you'll check it out and let me know what you think!

Thank you for helping me celebrate this wonderful day,



  1. very pretty cards, love all the layering. I'm gonna attempt the Mood Board hopefully later today!

  2. Happy Birthday! Wishing you every happiness today and everyday! Your card is lovely! A new fan :)

  3. Very pretty card, love the colors! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Oh my, what an amazing card! I adore the pastel sun that you made on it!

  5. Very cute card! Colors are beautiful!

  6. Happy Happy Birthday, Ivana. Have a fabulous day. Just adore your cards

  7. Happy Birthday Ivana! I hope that your day is filled with happy things and special times with the ones you love most! Your card is so sunny and beautiful! I just love the way you pull things together in such a lovely way! You, as always, have made my heart smile!
    Happy Happy DAY!!!!
    :) Jill

  8. I love the pastel soft tones colors of this card, one of my favorite project from the whole blog hop, thanks for the inspiration

  9. Oh my! what an adorable card Ivana! Love it! Happy Birthday, have a good one!^_^

  10. The card is so soft and summery. I haven't tried making sun rays yet but you've given me confidence to try.
    I will check out your shop - hopefully I'll have an extra $10 to spend tomorrow. Thanks for sharing.

  11. This sings of summer sunshine rays Ivana. It's a beautiful card. Thank-you for chance to win your giveaway. Wishing you the happiest of birthdays! Nicola x

  12. Hi Ivana!!

    Very pretty 'Sunshine'card and love your Etsy Shoppe!

    Marilyn M

  13. I would like to wish you a very happy, lovely and joyful birthday Ivana!! Enjoy!!
    Thank you for all the inspiration.

  14. Beautiful card ! Love the colors you used.

  15. Happy Birthday Ivana!!!
    I hope you have an amazing day!
    And of course, beautiful card~

  16. Happy Bday---!

    Love this card---so serene!

  17. Very pretty card! Would bring a smile to find this in the mailbox!

  18. Ah, I forgot to say - Happiest of Birthdays to You!

  19. Happy birthday! That is such a pretty card you have made, I really like the colours you picked.

  20. Your cards are always so pure, so delicate, so elegant, so beautiful... and i could go on and on!!! Thanks for all the inspiration! :)

  21. absolutely gorgeous card... hope you had a wonderful birthday!

  22. Happy Birthday! Beautiful card!

  23. Your card is lovely! I love the soft yellows and grays.

  24. Oh so yummy!! Love the fresh light colors! And happy happy birthday!

  25. Love the bright light sunshine card!!

    Happy Birthday!! Thank you for celebrating it with us by offering a giveaway!! Hope your day is extra special. :)

  26. This is so pretty! The light colors are so delicate. the debossing and pearls are lovely. This would brighten anyone's day.

  27. This is lovely, thankyou for sharing

  28. Happy b-day :) What a stunner !!! We need more summer here in Iceland ..maybe your beautiful card will do the magic ;)?

  29. WOW..love the colors on this card..fantastic all around!! happy b-day too!

  30. Hi Ivana! I am too late to enter for the prize :(
    BUT not to late, I hope, to wish you a happy birthday!
    and tell you how lovely your latest card is!
    How you master the art of the sweetest;
    palest colors ever, is beyond me! This card is breathtaking and so delicate and beautiful~
    blessings to you,

  31. Your card is lovely...I hope you had a happy birthday!

  32. This sending you sunshine card is unbelievably amazing and beautiful!! Thank you so much for sharing and for including some how-to's also!! You are incredible!

  33. What a beautifully designed card.

  34. Happy Belated Birthday, hope you had a wonderful day. I've added your Etsy store to my favorites so I can check out your items. Love your card, it is sunny and makes you feel happy just looking at it.

  35. Love the little touches on your card, the liquid pearls and that sweet sentiment!


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