Chicago Cubs Handmade Birthday Cards

I could not be more proud of our Chicago Cubs this year. What an amazing year it’s been! And here we are— playing playoff baseball in October!
I have my fingers crossed that we’ll make it to the World Series, and hopefully, WIN!

If you have a die hard cubs fan in your life, and they are celebrating a birthday soon, I have two brand new cards in my shop that would be perfect for them!


Check out these Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox handmade birthday cards in my shop:

Go Cubbies!


New! Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox Birthday Cards

Do you have a Chicago baseball fan in your life? Surprise them with a Chicago Cubs or Chicago White Sox handmade birthday card!!


This Chicago White Sox birthday card is the perfect birthday greeting card to give to your favorite die hard White Sox fan! This card features a three dimensional grey and black Chicago White Sox jersey, Sox baseball hat, baseball bat, and the White Sox logo all layered on top of matching grey and white striped paper. “Happy Birthday to You” is hand stamped on the front of the card and the inside of this birthday card is left blank for your own heartfelt message.


This Chicago Cubs birthday card is the perfect birthday greeting card to give to your favorite die hard Chicago Cubs fan! This card features a three dimensional Chicago Cubs jersey, Cubs baseball hat, baseball bat, baseball and catchers mitt layered on top of a baseball diamond and blue and white stripped paper. “Happy Birthday” is printed on front of the card. The inside of this baseball birthday card is left blank for your own heartfelt message.

These cards are available in my shop! Get ’em while they’re hot!

It’s Wedding Season! Brand New Handmade Wedding Cards

It’s the end of May, do you know what that means? It means wedding season is just around the corner! I LOVE weddings! And you know what I love more than attending weddings? Shopping for wedding gifts and cards! I don’t know about you, but I always strive to give the most heartfelt, funny, and/or most memorable card. I try to make the sort of wedding cards that I want to give.

Here are a few of my new handmade wedding cards:



Isn’t this card so fun? I LOVE it! You can find this funny handmade wedding card in my etsy shop: Fun Wedding Card

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Oh, I just love this card. It’s soooo elegant. I love the large three dimensional roses and the gold foil text. Beautiful. This elegant handcrafted wedding card can be found here: Handmade Floral Wedding Card.

I have one more card to share with you and it’s my favorite. Hands down favorite. Let me know what you think!



I love the gold lovebirds perched in a birdcage. So elegant. This card features beautiful three dimensional pink and yellow flowers layered on top of a spring green floral patterned paper. An elegant gold foil printed  banner is placed across the front of the card. You can find this Lovebird handmade wedding card here: Lovebird Wedding Card

I’d love to know what you think of these cards! Let me know in the comment section below what you though, which one you liked best, or maybe a link to your favorite wedding card!


Valentines Day Card and Scrabooking Embellishments

Hello! Happy 2016! I hope you had a lovely New Years celebration and 2016 is treating you well. I am happy to report that I’m settling in to my new home and I’m back at the craft table creating cards and embellishments again!

I have some exciting news to share with you! First, I have a You Tube Channel! Check it out!

Here’s a sneak peek of some new Valentine’s Day card and scrapbook embellishments that are brand new to the shop. What do you think of the video? My daughter made it for me and I love it!

There’s still time to send Mom a card!

Gorgeous Three Dimensional Daisy Mother's Day Card

Hello friends! I can’t believe that’s it’s already May 1st! Mother’s day is just around the corner– have you picked up something special for mom yet? If you’re local to the Chicagoland area, you’re in luck! I have several BEAUTIFUL handmade Mother’s Day cards for sale at the Blue Buddha Boutique in the Edgewater neighborhood.

Old Lady Bern cards for sale at the Blue Buddha Boutique

Old Lady Bern cards for sale at the Blue Buddha Boutique

Seriously, you should go check out this boutique! Not only can you learn how to create chainmail (how cool is that?) but this shop also has a collection of local handmade items for sale too. It’s really a lovely environment. I’m incredibly thrilled that they wanted to carry my cards!

If you’re not local to Chicago, you’re still in luck! I have a few cards left in my etsy shop. If you order this weekend, I can get them out to you or to your mom in time for Mother’s Day (Shipping will be a little extra for priority service and my shipping cut off date is Tuesday, May 12th)

Gorgeous Three Dimensional Daisy Mother's Day Card

Stop by my shop and find a card for your mom!

Check out these paper quilled owls

I love paper quilling. I actually used to do a lot of it in the 1960’s. I have these quilled owls I did waaaaaay back when I was in my late teens/early 20’s (oops, did I just date myself?)  I put them in a frame and they are still hanging up. I can’t believe they are still intact after all of these years!


Fast forward over 50 years and here I am, quilling again!

I LOVE these owls:

Pink Quilled Owls

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Wouldn’t these adorable paper quilled owls be cute on cards (maybe a birthday card? New baby girl or boy card?) and scrapbook pages?

If you’re interested in these owls, you can click on the images and find them in my etsy shop!

What project would you use these embellishments for? Let me know in the comments section below! I’d love to hear how you’d use them!

Wedding Season is just around the corner!

It’s the middle of March– definitely NOT too early to start thinking about one of my favorite seasons– Wedding Season!!! I have two weddings to go to in May (that’s just around the corner, friends!)

There are a few wedding cards in my shop, but this one is my absolute FAVORITE. Hand down.

Fun Wedding Card with three dimensional flowers. Fun Unique Handmade Wedding Card

I love the fact that this card is elegant AND humorous at the same time! This card is  for the couples who have a sense of humor. It features a bride pulling her reluctant groom along. Handmade paper roses and leaves, and beautiful pearl accents add elegance to the card. “Congratulations” is hand stamped on a lovely piece of satin ribbon adhered to the front.

Do you have the perfect couple in mind? You can find this card in my etsy shop!

Do you love this card? Want to see more like this? Let me know in the comments section below!

Give Mom a Card that’s as Beautiful and Unique as She is!

Mother's Day Cards from Oldladybern Designs

Hello friends! I have been busy these past few weeks! I created and listed even more new Mother’s Day cards in my shop. Take a look at these beauties!

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I LOVE all of the flowers! I don’t mean to be biased, but I think these are my favorite of the Mother’s Day Cards I’ve created this year!!!

Let me know which ones you think your mom would like–leave a note in the comments section below!

Brand New! Vintage Inspired Beaded Stick Pins

I am in LOVE with these vintage inspired beaded stick pins! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the beads (oooh! Shiny!) and the pearls. These pins are so beautiful– the photos do not do them justice!

These pins can be used to decorate lapels, hats, scarves, as well as for crafting and scrapbooking!

Beaded Stick Pins

Vintage Inspired Beaded Stick Pins

Beaded Stick Pins

**The set of six (6) stickpins measure 3″ (7.62 centimeter) and feature beautiful vintage inspired glass beads and pearls in an array of colors. The camera cannot truly capture the sparkle and shine of these beads!

**You can use these stickpins for use in scrapbooking, cardmaking and crafting. These stickpins would also be able to decorate scarves, lapels, or hats!

**The pins also come with a little stopper to protect fingers and crafts once in use.

You can find these and more gorgeous beaded stick pins in my etsy shop!

What would you use these pins for? Let me know in the comments section below!