Today is Lydia Fiedler‘s, aka. UnderstandBlue on Splitcoast, birthday. Lydia is our website manager on Splitcoast and blue is her favorite color! So I created this card for her. I used the sketch challenge from Waltzingmouse because I LOVE circle cards. I really need to get some of their stamps. They go so well with the Nestabilities dies. I also used colors from the Inspiration challenge and made it work to fit for the Free For All Challenge, by using Verve and Crafty Secrets stamps.


The card base was created by folding a 4 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Sno Cone cardstock in half and cut and embossed with the biggest of the Big Scalloped Nestabilities die.  A 1 1/8″ wide piece of 365 degree Pink Paislee paper was adhered to a 4″ square of a different pattern from the same paper pack and cut with Classic Circle Nestabilities. A thin strip of Lace (Walmart) was adhered on the lower edge of the horizontal trip. Then the layers were stitched to a white circle, cut with the next size up circle Nestabilities die.  The circles were then adhered to the card base.

The sentiment is from Verve’s Celebrating You was stamped in Chipped Sapphire on Neenah Solar White cardstock. The swirl from Crafty Secrets Cupcake Party was stamped in Shabby Shutter ink. The sentiment was cut with Classic Circle dies, then layered on a Big Scalloped circle cut and embossed out of Sno Cone paper.

Tissue paper was cut with the two smallest dies of the Big Scalloped Nestabilities dies, connected with a Reconnection brad and sponged with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. The flower was adhered to the lower right edge of the sentiment . Snow Kaisercraft Pearls were attached to the left side of the green paper strip.


For the inside of the card I adhered a 1 1/8″ strip of 365 degree Pink Paislee paper on a white cardstock square and cut it with Classic Circle dies. I stamped another swirl in Shabby Shutter to the right side of circle and added three Snow Kaisercraft pearls.

Thank you for stopping by! If you have a minute, hop on over to Lydia’s blog and wish her a happy birthday!
Have a wonderful day! Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

18 Responses to “Happy Birthday Lydia!”

  1. Soooo pretty Beate! Love the color combo and your design! What a blessing to Lydia! Have a wonderful day!

  2. Gorgeous card, Beate! So elegant! I’m sure Lydia will love it!

  3. I’m with you Beate..I love circles. Wonderful tribute to Lydia. Also the video below…thanks for that inspiration as well 🙂

  4. So stunning! I always love this colour combo!

  5. What a lovely circle card Beate, love the pretty papers and your stitching! Gorgeous inside and out!

  6. I love those colors. What a pretty card, Beate!

  7. I love those colors, What a pretty card, Beate!

  8. Liebe Beate,

    ja runde Karten mag ich auch total gerne und Deine ist traumhaft schön geworden, sie gefällt mir wahnsinnig gut, ein wundervolles Werk *schwärm*

    Liebe Grüße
    von Anke

  9. Gorgeous Beate!! I love the papers, your stunning flower, and the way you finished off the inside!! What a beauty!

  10. i ALWAYS LOVE the pearl you put on the card

  11. This is absolutely dreamy, Beate! Love it!

  12. This is sooo beautiful, inside and out Beate!! I am sure she is gonna love this card!! Hugs!! Connie

  13. Lucky Lydia! This is just beautiful, Beate and I LOVe the shape!

  14. Fabulous card, Beate. I love all the circles.

  15. I love your work Beate!! Your cards are always beautiful!!! I love the circles too.

  16. this is gorgeous, Beate! wow! love the colors and the embossed pieces! love that you always finish your cards both outside and the inside, amazing work!

  17. so pretty, like the shape, lace and the papers, pretty matching inside!

  18. This is so beautiful!! I love the shape, papers, lace…everything is perfect, Beate!!

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