Have a Totally Delicious Birthday

This is the second card I made with My Favorite Things Icing on the Cupcake Card Kit. This time I decided to use a trio of cupcakes on the card.

I decided to use the My Favorite Things Happy Birthday Background Stamp. I used Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink to stamp, which gave a very subtle background for the focal images.

I pulled out some great striped paper from Lawn Fawn’s Really Rainbow Paper Pack and die cut the cupcake liners. The cupcake frosting was die cut from white cardstock and colored with Copic Markers to make the striped paper. The two were adhered together with a thin line of liquid glue and foam tape was added to the back for dimension.

I originally thought about using a black sentiment strip, but since the background was stamped in gray I decided to use a dark gray cardstock, stamped with VersaMark and heat set with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.

Foam tape was added to the back of the sentiment strip, which grounded the cupcakes. There was a little too much space at the top of the focal image, so I used the banner in the die set, colored it with Copic Markers and stamped a secondary sentiment with VersaMark Ink and heat set with white embossing powder.

The final embellishment was to add Ranger Crystal Stickles on the frosting.

PRODUCTS USED

  • My Favorite Things Cupcake and Sprinkles Die
  • My Favorite Things Sugar-Coated Sentiments
  • My Favorite Things Happy Birthday Background
  • Clearly Besotted – Simply Said Birthday
  • Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow 6×6 Petite Paper Pack
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gray Cardstock from Scraps
  • Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers R27, R24, R22, R21; YG17, YG13, YG05, YG03; BG15, BG13, BG11, BG10; YR16, YR15, YR14, YR12
  • Ranger Stickles Crystal
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Wishing You a Sweet Day Cupcake

I recently purchased My Favorite Things Icing on the Cupcake Card . I like cupcakes because they are gender neutral and you can make some great guy cards with them. This is the first card I made with the kit.

I pulled out some great patterned paper from Lawn Fawn and accented the red and yellow in the striped paper for the cupcake, which was cut with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle.

I die cut the cupcake frosting with some yellow paper from the paper pack and the cupcake liner from red patterned paper. I added shadows to both with Copic Markers.

I die cut a small rectangle using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle and placed the sentiment and cupcake where I wanted them to determine where to cut the top of the cupcake for the shaker pouch.

I pulled out some seed beads I had in my stash to fill the shaker. I adhered the shaker pouch with liquid glue and gave it a few minutes to dry. To fill the pouch I turned over the rectangle with the pouch and filled it with the beads. I took the cupcake frosting and placed it back into the rectangle of yellow cardstock and adhered them together with Scotch Tape. I added glue to the back of the rectangle (be sure to add glue around the pouch to ensure the beads do not escape the shaker) and adhered the yellow cupcake frosting to the rectangle, ensuring that they two panels align correctly.

When I went to adhered the focal image rectangle it got a little lost on the striped paper, so I took another piece of cardstock a little larger than the focal image and colored the edges with the same Copic Marker used to give shadow to the cupcake liner and adhered the two together to dotliner adhesive.

Craft foam was added to the back of the focal image and it was adhered to the card front on an angle with liquid glue.

The final embellishment was to scatter Nuvo Crystal drops in red and yellow around the cupcake.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Cupcake and Sprinkles Die
  • My Favorite Things Sugar-Coated Sentiments
  • My Favorite Things Cupcake Shaker Pouch
  • Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow 6×6 Petite Paper Pack
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Copic Markers R24, R22, R21; Y15
  • Gina K. Designs Lipstick and Red Hot Inks
  • Mikuki seed Beads Tango, Gold, Ruby, Lt Sapphire, Chartreuse
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Fun Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Red Berry, Dandelion Yellow

Gladioli Have a Fabulous Birthday

This is another image from Power Poppy that I purchased recently. Gladioli flowers always remind me of spring. I looked up the colors of these flower and decided on a pretty orange and used Copic Markers to color them.

Once the coloring was complete the image was die cut using a scalloped rectangle. I wanted a small sentiment that wouldn’t take away from the flowers and so I pulled out Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Birthday. It was stamped on black cardstock with VersaMark Ink and embossed with white embossing powder.

A top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and embossed using the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder. The die cut focal image was adhered to the front of the cardbase with liquid glue. Darice thin strip foam tape was added to the back of the sentiment and then adhered at the base of the flowers.

Products used:

  • Power Poppy Gladioli
  • Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Birthday
  • Copic Markers: YR09, YR07, YR16, YR12; Y02, Y00; YG67, YG17, YG03
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Bright Gold
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Darice Thin Strip Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
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Bowl of Beauty Flowers Celebrate On Your Special Day

This is the other image from Power Poppy, which includes the same flowers without the bowl. It was printed with a laser jet printer and colored with Copic Markers.

The sentiment is from Scrapbook.com Sweet Celebration and was stamped with Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink.

This time I decided to use my new Ellen Hutson Essential Oval die, which cuts both an oval and a thin oval frame. Sticky back foam was added to the back of the oval. The thin frame was colored with a matching Copic Markers.

A top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and then the card front was embossed using the Cricut Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder.

The thin frame was adhered to the front with liquid glue and then the oval image was adhered with the same glue and the card was done.

Product Used:

  • Power Poppy Bowl of Beauty
  • Scrapbook.com Sweet Celebration
  • Copic Markers: RV29, RV25, RV23; V28, V25, V22, V20; YG67, YG17, YG03; G46, G24, G21; C3, C1; YR24, YR23, Y23; B000
  • Ellen Hutson Essential Ovals
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Bottle Green
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Cricut Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K Designs 120# White Cardstock

Bowl of Beauty Enjoy Every Moment

Power Poppy had a sale on their stamps this past week and I purchase this beautiful stamp, which comes with two different images. For this card I used the one with the flower in a bowl.

It is a digital image and was printed on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then colored with Copic Markers.

Once the color was completed the sentiment was stamped under the image. To add visual interest on the card a wood frame was created using the Hero Arts Wood Frame Infinity Die. The die is really quite flimsy, because the lines of the wood are cut through. To stabilize the the frame two rectangle dies were used to cut a frame without the wood lines and the two were adhered together with liquid glue. 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back and adhered over the focal image.

Products Used:

  • Power Poppy Bowl of Beauty Flowers Only
  • Penny Black Good Wishes
  • Copic Markers: YG67, YG17, YG03; YG17, YG05, YG03; G28, G24, G21; G99, G94, G43; R85, R83, R81; RV29, RV25, RV23; V09, V06, V04; Y17, Y15; C3, C1
  • Hero Arts Wood Frame Infinity Die
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Bottle Green
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K Designs 120# White Cardstock

Garden Bouquet The Happiest of Birthdays

While searching Etsy for some digital stamps I ran across this image from Conie Fang that I really liked. I printed it with my ink jet printer on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers.

The sentiment is from Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday and was stamped with Altenew Amalgam Ink.

I decided to frame the image with a Gina K. Designs Peekaboo Rectangle and added dimension with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

Products Used:

  • Conie Fong Garden Bouquet
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Copic Markers: B99, B97, B95, B21; B16, B14, B12;; Y15, Y13, Y11; G46, G24, G20; C3 C1; YG67, YG17, YG03; R85, R83, R81; RV13, RV11, RV10; V17, V15, V12
  • Gina Marie Designs Peekaboo Rectangle
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops English Mustard and Dandelion Yellow
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K Designs 120# White Cardstock

Dahlia Happy Birthday to Wonderful You

My friend asked me if I had any Power Poppy stamps. Most of mine are digital stamps, but I did have this Dahlia XL. It is a large stamp and so I decided to stamp it a little off the page.

I first tried no line Copic Coloring, but I am not good at that, at all. So I stamped it again on Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock and heat embossed it gold. I then pulled out my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color the image. I really like the way it turned out.

I added a black sentiment strip with both a Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words and a sentiment from the Dahlia stamp sets and gold heat embossed those as well.

Products Used:

  • Power Poppy Dahlia XL
  • Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 025 Pink, 026 Light Pink, 040 Green, 048 Emerald Green, 303 Shadow Mauve
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label Die

Hooray – Have a Happy 16th Birthday

My grandson Matthew recently turned 16. I made a card and sent it to him with his birthday money inside, but even though the postal service says it was delivered, he never received it. So, I created another card for him, different than the first, just in case it ever shows up.

Matthew is excited to finally be able to drive. I liked this image from Lili of the Valley. It is a pre-colored image that I printed and cut using the Silhouette Cameo. I added some additional shading with Copic Markers.

To personalize the image I used a red signature pen to add his name to the license plate, along with the number 16 written on the hood of the car with a white gel pen.

The sentiment is from Honey Bee and was die cut from a scraps of red cardstock and again from red sticky back foam. The secondary sentiment was created in Word and then die cut using a Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label die.

To add visual interest to the card front, a rectangle was cut using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle and then embossed using the Darice Argyle Embossing Folder. It was then matted with blue cardstock to compliment the blue car.

The focal image was adhered with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape and the sentiment were adhered using liquid glue. Blue and red sequins were scattered around the focal image. Ranger Glosy Accents was added to the windshield of the car and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lili of the Valley Oliver Driving Test
  • Honey Bee Stamps Hooray
  • Word Sentiment Strip Have a Happy 16th Birthday
  • Copic Markers: B24, B23, B21; W3, W2, W1
  • Recollections Cherry Red Signature Pen
  • Uni-Ball Signo 1mml White Gel Pen
  • Pretty Pink Posh Christmas Mix and Seattle Spirit Mix Sequins
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Red Sticky Back Foam
  • Darice Thin Strip Foam
  • Darice Argyle Embossing Folder
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from Scraps
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Ranger Glossy Accents

Returned With Honor Elder Winward

With the health concerns in the United States right now my grandson who was serving a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is returning home early. He is devastated that he won’t be able to serve the last three months of his mission. He had come to love the people he was serving in Iowa. But he has been a wonderful missionary, sharing the good news of Jesus Christ in the Des Moines, Iowa. We wanted him to know how proud of him we are and that he has returned with honor from serving the Lord.

This was a simple card to make. I found this wonderful image on the interest and used it for the background of the card. It was die cut using the largest My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle and adhered to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock.

Missionaries wear name tags while serving and I recreated one in Word and adhered it to the upper left of the card.

The “Returned with Honor” was created, printed, and cut in the Silhouette Cameo and adhered to the bottom of the card with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

What more brings comfort to the world at this difficult time than to have a knowledge of the plan of salvation and that Heavenly Father and His Son are aware of us and will bless us as we rely upon them.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Golden Plates and Other Artifacts from RationalFaiths.com
  • Missionary Name Tag Created in Word
  • Silhouette Returned with Honor Word Sentiment (Kismet and Calibri Fonts)
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Camellia Enjoy Your Day

This is the newest layering build-a-flower stamp from Altenew. It is a beautiful, large image. After looking at camellia images on the interest I decided to stamp the flower in pinks.

The stamp set is fairly easy to line up. I used Altenew Pink Diamond, Pinakalicious, and Rebellite for the flower. Mountain Mist, Volcano Lake, and Lagoon inks were used for the leaves. Once stamped they were die cut using the coordinating dies.

A side folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and run through the Big Shot with the Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder. This creates a beautiful linen look to the paper.

I had a leftover gold thin frame sitting on my desk and decided to use it on this card. It was adhered to the center of the card front with liquid glue and then the leave were adhered using liquid glue. The flower was then adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam tape to add dimension.

The sentiment was cut from some gold mirror cardstock and adhered to the top right of the card. I wanted the secondary sentiment to match the colors of the flower and so some Pinkalicious ink was run across a scrap of paper. Once it was dry the secondary sentiment was stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed with detail white embossing powder.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Camellia Build-A-Flower
  • Simon Says Stamp Painted Enjoy Die
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Altenew Inks: Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, Rubellite, Mountain Mist, Volcano Lake, Lagoon
  • Memory Box Double Stitched Rectangle
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Foam Strips
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder