ABNH 2nd Birthday Blog Hop!

Hey friends! I’m absolutely thrilled to be participating in this awesome celebration of A Blog Named Hero‘s 2nd birthday! You should be arriving here at my blog from Christine Drogt‘s wonderful blog. If you’re just starting the hop now, you can head here for the beginning.

ABNH 2nd Birthday

Here’s the card I made to celebrate this special occasion today:

04-01-14 ABNH Happy Birthday by Britta Swiderski-1

I went a CAS (clean and simple) direction with this one, using some of my newest Hero Arts goodies, the Constellation background stamp with Unicorn Pastel Mint ink. I love the soft-but-present texture the pale mint gives to the white cardstock. The Pastel Mint ink does show up a little better in real life and is the perfect light mint color.

04-01-14 ABNH Happy Birthday by Britta Swiderski-2

I stamped the bold Happy Birthday sentiment from It’s Your Day stamp set in Navy Mid-Tone Ink, used Wet Cement cardstock as the base and kept the embellishments simple with Tim Holtz Mirrored Stars in a visually pleasing triangle formation. The end result is happy, celebratory, and perfectly gender neutral using this color scheme. Cards for guys are usually so difficult, aren’t they?! Haha.

Supplies used on this project: Click below to see where you can buy the products used on this project. Click on “SS” for the product at Simon Says Stamp and “EH” for the product at Ellen Hutson. I only link to products and shops that I know and love. Thank you for your support!

Constellation background S5922 – Hero Arts
It’s Your Day Stamp Set – Hero Arts
Unicorn Pastel Mint Pigment Ink AF280 – Hero Arts
Early Spring Ink Cubes – Hero Arts
Navy Mid-Tone Shadow Ink – Hero Arts
Mirrored Stars Idea-ology – Tim Holtz
Solar White Cardstock 25 sheets – Neenah
Solar White Cardstock ream – Neenah
Glossy Accents – Ranger

Thanks so much for stopping by today! The next stop on the hop is my good (and talented!) friend Stephanie Klauk, so hop on over there to continue on this trail of happiness and celebration!

Also, be sure to leave a comment on each stop to increase your chances to WIN one of two prize packages from Hero Arts and Simon Says Stamp!



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210 Responses to ABNH 2nd Birthday Blog Hop!

  1. Weenie Thomas

    Beautiful CAS card

  2. Denise Shepherd

    I love this CAS card, the stars just make it x

  3. Love clean and simple cards…Thanks for the chance to win!

  4. What a brighty card jeje It´s so nice!

  5. Fran

    Love the card.

  6. susie squash

    happy B-day ABNH!!!!
    Nice use of the constellation background stamp!

  7. So cute! Love the silver stars!

  8. Awesome masculine card! LOVE!!!

  9. Miriam Prantner

    Love that great subtle background, wonderful card!

  10. Ooooh, I love sparkly stars! I just bought some and your card has inspired me to go use them right away. Love it!

  11. Love that constellation background with the sweet rhinestone stars!

  12. Bev Hill

    Perfect combination, subtle background and sparkly stars.

  13. Dolly

    Very nice!! TFS

  14. Heather M.

    The simplicity of this card really makes this card shine. Thank you so much for sharing your talent as part of the birthday blog hop.

  15. Love this card, so simple, so stunning. Perfection!

  16. Poornima

    Cute and sparkly card !!

  17. deb pereira

    pretty card!

  18. joy

    Great card for any guy! Love the stars and that subtle background!

  19. diana

    Great card! Happy 2nd birthday to ABNH! ;-)

  20. RedGem

    Great card… congrats to ABNH for 2nd year!

  21. diane stricker

    Great card.

  22. barbara lassiter

    Really pretty and elegant in it’s simplicity. Lovely!

  23. Thanks for sharing your card! I love the soft stamped background.

  24. Cynthia Jacobs

    Love the clean and minimalist feel to this card! Nice!!1

  25. Very elegant! Love those TH stars too!

  26. KatieP

    Love how subtle this is and then you added the sparkles.

  27. Judy Shirley

    Happy Birthday,,,nice card

  28. Like the Clean & Simple CAS look with the sparkle of the stars.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  29. So simple and so classy. Love it, thanks for sharing it on the hop!

  30. This is so fun! Love the CAS and the added bling!

  31. Paula Fuller

    Love your simple card. I’m happy to have discovered the ABNH blog. Looking forward to seeing more of it. Thanks for an opportunity to win a Hero Arts prize.

  32. Sheila_G

    Love your card!

  33. Deborah S

    What a fun card love the stars great job!

  34. Linda Baker

    Love this CAS look and good for anyone!

  35. Linda Tupper

    Lovely and simple Birthday card. I love the background you used.

  36. MariClaudi Benitez

    You are right that is a nice guy card.

  37. barb in kazoo

    lovely simple card.

  38. karine boivin

    Yes simple, but very beautiful card!

  39. Lynda

    I really like that birthday stamp you used!

  40. pai

    great CAS card!

  41. Love your CAS design and all the sparkle you added with the stars! Awesome card, Britta!

  42. Deb Anderson

    I agree with you… cards for guys are sometimes very difficult!

  43. Mary-Anne V.

    Wonderful CAS card-love the subtle background.

  44. Angelique

    I know a couple of guys who would love this fuss free card. Thanks for the share.

  45. Sue D

    Very cute–love the stars.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  46. Carol B.

    Thank you for inspiring me to do some CAS and masculine cards!

  47. Ruth M

    Gotta love that background stamp!

  48. Kailash

    Pretty CAS design!!!

  49. janine

    I love the clean and simple look in a card, great job!

  50. Liz Lumsden

    I love the constellation stamp! Your card is simple but wonderful!

  51. Ann

    A great CAS card! Love the sentiment font.

  52. I love the simplicity of this card.

  53. Kerian Burris

    Great CAS card…

  54. Love that sentiment stamp!

  55. Lovely CAS card, Britta.

  56. Shelley C

    Great masculine card. Love the CAS design.

  57. Phi

    A lovely simple card Britta.

  58. Efi

    I really love the simplicity of your card!!! Beautiful!!!

  59. Love the simplicity and those fabulous stars!

  60. Tris

    Such a fun card. Thanks

  61. Great job…I just love this card!!

  62. I love the simplicity, the bling and the overall cas design!

  63. Margaret R

    Love the birthday sentiment.

  64. CraftyZiti

    YAY! Good to see you creating again! Love this card!

  65. Barbara Martin

    Love this clean and simple card!

  66. Aileen

    Such a pretty card, love how you used the background stamp.

  67. Avigail Raphael

    I love the simplisity of this card thanks that you are showing me that little things are beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

  68. Julie

    Love the CAS card. An ideal design for any men who don’t like things flowery. Thanks for sharing.

  69. What a great hop, lots of talent here!

  70. Yvonne C.

    I love the card especially the background stamp

  71. Such a great CAS design lovely card. Congrats with ABNH celebrating their second anniversary and thanks for sharing.

  72. megan mcdonald

    cool background

  73. this is so elegant and simple.. what, 10 min. like?

  74. JeanD

    Very CAS, love the stars

  75. Dear Britta,
    beautiful card – I love the background paper
    greets Nicole

  76. Donna

    Lovely! The mint color is fabulous.

  77. Pam T.

    Love the constellation stamp. Your card is simple but beautiful

  78. Cheryl C.

    Love your clean and simple design!


    Your card is so sweet and dreamy I love the birthday concept of it all and to me it makes me think of “Wish upon a Star” after all before you blow out your candles you are supposed to make a wish. Love your card it sends a precious message and feeling.

  80. I love this CAS card! It is so elegant… Btw love your videos :)

  81. So nice to see you blogging again :) Miss your crafty posts.

  82. Dixie

    Have missed your card posts. Love the cards.

  83. Angeline Tan

    Love this simple & elegant card :) The constellation background is great!

  84. I love your CAS card! It is so elegant! btw … your videos are great :)

  85. Sandra ltb

    love the mint color – going to have to check that out. The constellation stamp is on my wish list!
    great card!
    Sandra ltb

  86. Cindy Roberts

    Simplicity is beautiful!

  87. Cassie K

    great card

  88. Marilyn

    Love all the cards that I have seen so far on this hop. Happy Birthday ABNH. Here’s to many more years! Cheers.

  89. Jan G

    Great card! Very clean lines

  90. Dale Rose

    Love the simplicity of this card. Sometimes we forget that less is more!

  91. Judy Hodges


  92. Renee Cliffe

    Love it! So classy :)

  93. Vicki

    So good to see a card for a guy. Thanks!!!

  94. Jean

    Nice Card!! :)

  95. Judy Hartmann

    Very simple nice card.

  96. Cindy C.

    Fabulous CAS design!! TFS!

  97. Jill K

    fantastic! love this style :)

  98. Lorie Brunner

    A very pretty but simple card!

  99. Lisbeth

    Simpel and very beautiful

  100. Rita M

    So beautifully clean and simple. That background is perfect. Might have to add that to my collection… :)

  101. Suzette Weber

    This card is perfect for a guy! Thanks for the inspiration!

  102. Jenny

    You had me at “constellation background” :) I have been ogling this stamp since release. I’ve not seen many use the pastel inks yet though, it would be good to see more examples of how they can be used. Fab card!

  103. Kym

    Love this card. The background is a nice touch.

  104. Anna-Karin S

    CAS cards are often the best. The new constellation stamp is one of my favorites!

  105. stampsalot

    Simple but elegant designs. Thanks for sharing.

  106. Terri (Blindstamper)

    Love the CAS look!

  107. Love the subtle background – what a great stamp!

  108. Monica Maier

    Love the clean and simple look, thanks for sharing!

  109. Loly Borda

    Love the subtle background. TFS It’s good to see you back!

  110. Mary Gable

    Hard to see on screen, but I love a pale mint green and I’m guessing it is a beautiful card with all the sparkly stars!

  111. LauraJane

    Love the silver stars!

  112. Gail

    Love the background…the mirrored stars are prefect with it…I love that I can use this card idea for a male…thanks!!

  113. Kari V.

    I love that constellation background!

  114. francesca

    Love the background! very nice and stylish card!

  115. Angel

    Very sweet, clean and simple card.

  116. Kelly

    how did you make CAS so stunning? great inspiration!

  117. Sam F

    Love the background!

  118. Shaughn

    Love the masculine card, colors are perfect! Thanks for sharing!

  119. cindy x

    would love, love, love to win the prize package–
    thanks for the give away–

  120. Jessica H.

    Subtle background is great! Nice CAS card!

  121. Jennifer Greer

    LOVE the blue ink!

  122. Casey Thrush

    I love the sweet and simple stars card! Thanks for being part of the HOP.

  123. Great hop, love your CAS card, just my style

  124. I like your clean and simple look, very cute. Good idea for a masculine card too, thanks for sharing.

  125. Margarita Navarro-Rivera

    Love this simple elegant card!

  126. Laurie

    Love the cas style. Great card.

  127. Love the simplicity of your card. Thanks for sharing.

  128. Maxine

    Nice, clean and simple….really like this!

  129. Katie B.

    Great card! Love this constellation background! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  130. rollergirl

    Nice card, love the constellation background. Thank you for sharing

  131. Karen Meyer

    Hi Britta! Your card is ‘out-of-this-world’ and love the stars! Thanks for sharing : )

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  133. Yvonne Mathie

    Very sophisticated card!

  134. Cathy Homan

    Love the simplicity of this card!!!! Thanks for sharing.

  135. Melinda Ferraz

    Great masculine card!

  136. Janet Trapp

    Cool CAS card! Lovin’ it!
    ~God bless~

  137. Donna

    Very simple and very nice!

  138. DeeGee

    Nice card.

  139. Sharon R.

    Simple cards can speak volumes. Love the Constellation background.

  140. Denisse Cherry

    Super cute! Love the stars!

  141. Grace

    Love the clean simple look card.

  142. Pat

    LOVE the CAS look!

  143. joanne

    Love this card. Thanks for sharing

  144. 5911countess

    Loved the simplity of the look even though there was several things going for it!!!

  145. Erin

    Sweet simplicity.

  146. Phyllis B.

    Fun card—Great job!

  147. Patt H.

    Love the clean & simple look & the constellation background is sooo nice. I need that one!

  148. Debi W

    A great card to use for the guys!

  149. What a CAS card! Perfect for anyone!

  150. SherriH

    Great card for anyone. Thanks for sharing.

  151. Great card. Love the stars!

  152. Amrita

    great CAS card for a guy! :)

  153. Bev Chapman

    Very nice…great for a guy which is a hard thing to do sometimes. Happy Birthday!

  154. Delia Rotolo

    Great card! Sometimes simple is best. Classic.

  155. Debbie V

    Great card – love the constellation background – it is so subtle

  156. nancy f

    Simple but beautiful. Thanks for sharing

  157. Carmen Lucero

    Oh, how simple, and how stunning!! Love the subtleness of the background stamp and those shiny stars!

  158. Sandi Leask-Grylls

    Love the constellation stamp! Paired with the mint ink, very pretty thanks Britta

  159. Diane

    Cute card, love the stars on this card. Thanks for sharing.

  160. Tati Perolada

    Happy Birthday!
    I just love blog hops!

  161. Mags

    Very elegant card. TFS!

  162. Brenda

    Love your card – that background is so subtle but adds just the right touch!

  163. CathyL

    Great CAS card, Britta!

  164. Subtle and Beautiful. Love that sentiment stamp.

  165. Jeanne

    Great CAS card! TFS!

  166. Colleen

    Great CAS card!

  167. Angela Ballou

    I love all the inspiration I get from Blog Hops and this one so far is amazing! My wish list continues to lengthen! Thanks for sharing your work!

  168. Amante del Papel

    Beautiful, beautiful card!

  169. Dana

    Like this clear Card.

  170. What a fabulous, subtle background, Britta … the sparkling stars are perfect with it! Anita :)

  171. Darci Powers

    love your simple yet beautiful card and those mirrored T Holtz stars are incredible! Hadn’t seen them before! Thanks for the hop!

  172. Muneca

    Clean, simple and very classy.

  173. this is such a great card. Love the simplicity of it!

  174. Karen V

    Love this CAS!

  175. Terri E.

    clean and simple, love it!!!

  176. Kris in Alaska

    Love that sentiment stamp set! Great card!

  177. Kris in Alaska

    Such a happy card! Love it!

  178. Cindi L.

    Love the CAS design. Thanks for sharing.

  179. What a great looking clean card. Very nice!

  180. Kristen V

    Great card and I love the birthday stamp.

  181. Love your simple card and I have the same stamp sets too from hero arts…lovely simple card..

  182. Angie Hall

    Great CAS card, Britta. Love the starry BG. Thanks

  183. Lee

    Great card. Love the subtle background. It makes the sentiment pop.

  184. Jeannine Brenner

    Fabulous CAS birthday card!

  185. Claire Boyd

    Beautiful CAS design. I can see that constellation background getting a lot of use, how versatile is that !

  186. Jennifer Harrison

    I love this classy card! I am so in love with stars right now!

  187. laura mm

    Great card! Love that background :)

  188. Gorgeous CAS card Britta!!

  189. Julia Chan

    simply card always great !!

  190. yay, i have both the sentiment stamp and some star bling so i could recreate this card. thanks for sharing.

  191. wonderful masculine card, perfect for a young teenager. TFS!

  192. Great card! I do find masculine cards hard to make, so thanks for the inspiration!

  193. rkokes

    love those mirrored stars!

  194. JulieZ

    Great card! I bet it looks even more awesome in person!

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