Blue and Red Turnabout Happy Birthday to Jerry

My brother has a birthday coming up and his favorite colors are red and blue. I decided to use the Concord & 9th Birthday Basic Turnabout with two colors of red and two of blue. Added an Altenew Layered Cupcake and some small balloons and was happy with the results.

Products Used:

  • Concord & 9th Birthday Basics Turnabout
  • Avery Elle Layered Cupcake
  • Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Birthday
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Ovals
  • Penny Black Uplifting Balloons
  • Lawn Fawn Party Balloons
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle Set 2
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Blue Denim, In the Navy, Cherry Red, Red Velvet, Red Hot
  • DMC Mouline Embroidery Floss Gold
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Novo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

Handpicked Bouquet Sympathy

I had two sweet friends pass away within a week of one another. I will miss them. Valerie had two of her sons living in our ward and so I wanted to create sympathy cards that were purple, since that was her favorite color. This is the first card.

Products Used:

  • Altenew Handpicked Bouquet Stamp and Die
  • Avery Elle With Sympathy Stamp and Die
  • Ranger Alcohol Pearl Ink Villainous
  • Ranger Alcohol Inks Amethyst and Purple Twilight
  • Ranger Alcohol Blending Solution
  • Copic Markers: G85, G82, G46, G28, G24, G21, G20, YG57, YG25, YG03; V17, V15, V12; V09, V06, V04, V01, BV11
  • Kirkland Glossy Photo Paper
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# and 120# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Ink on 3 Fadeout Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Blue Turnabout Sweet Wishes

I was having a hard time making my Birthday Basics Turnabout line up. Once I figured out that the template was only 5 7/8″ inches and cut my paper down to match, everything lined up great.

Products Used:

  • Concord & 9th Birthday Basics Turnabout
  • Avery Elle Cupcakes
  • Penny Black Sweet Wishes Die
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Copic Markers: E33, E31, E30; Y17, Y15; B99, B97, B95, B93, B91; BG57, BG53
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Powder Blue, Blue Denim, Sea Glass, Tranquil Teal
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Pen
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

Hooray! It’s Your Birthday Alcohol Ink Background

My oldest grandson turned twenty. How in the heck did that happen. His favorite colors are red and black, so I decided to use this beautiful alcohol ink background to set of the background sentiment die.

Products Used:

  • Pearl Alcohol Inks
  • Avery Elle Horizontal Stripes Die
  • Gina K. Designs Birthday Greetings
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 110# Solar White Cardstock
  • Elmer’s Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi-Medium Matte
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Hues Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder

Magnificent Magnolia Thank You II

This beautiful stamp from Clearly Besotted is very large. Pairing it with a die cut background really let it take center stage. I love the soft color scheme used.

Products Used:

  • Cleary Besotted Magnificent Magnolia Stamp
  • Avery Elle Horizontal Stripes Die
  • Copic Markers: E42, E41, E40, R01; G94, YG63, YG61, YG23; Colorless Blender
  • Pentel Sunburst Gold Metallic Gel Pen Medium
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# and 110# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Bold Alpha Hello

When you want to send a hello card to a masculine recipient using some graphic paper is a good way to go. Add some large die cut letters from Altenew and you have a card pleasing to the eye.

Products Used:

  • Altenew Bold Alphabet Caps Dies
  • The Paper Studio Mint to be Fab 12 x 12 Paper Pad
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

It’s Your Birthday! Let’s Celebrate!

This card is basically a monochromatic color scheme with reds.  The patterned paper accented the colors used in the layered cupcake.  Since I die cut the cupcake into a circle shape the card needed a little white accents on the bottom of the card and pulled out My Favorite Things Chevron Stripes.

A very clean and simple design and very easy to create.

Products Used:

  • Altenew Layered Cupcakes
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Sweet Corn, Peach Bellini, Coral Reef
  • Pretty Pink Posh Christmas Sequin Mix
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Reflections Bright and Basic 12 x 12 Cardstock Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • My Favorite Things Chevron Stripes
  • Mikuki Ruby Seed Beads Mix

Happy Birthday To You Balloons

This is the second try of this card.  The first time around I tried using Glossy Accents and I used too much and it was running off the balloons and making a mess, so I went back to the drawing board, stamped the background balloon directly onto the stitched rectangle rather than die cutting them all and adhered them with liquid glue.  I took the sentiment balloons, adhered them together, and then used clear embossing powder to add the shine and loved the way it turned out.

I decided to use Gina K. Designs Turquoise Sea cardstock for the cardbase and love the way it accented the big turquoise balloon.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back for dimension and glued in place with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  A Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic Silver Pen was used for the strings on the balloon.  It was a very subtle accent.

Products Used:

  • Avery Elle Balloons
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Grass, Applemint, Sweet Corn, Lemon Drop, Turquoise Sea, Blue Lagoon
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle
  • Darcie Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Turquoise Sea Cardstock
  • Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic Silver Pen

Eat Cake Birthday Card

When I am creating masculine birthday cards I try and find neutral images, cupcakes, cakes, balloons, candles, and manly images.  Who doesn’t like cupcakes for their birthday.  I really like the color palette used for this card and once I was done stamping I rummaged through my patterned paper and found the perfect match.

I stamped the images with Gina K. Designs ink onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.  Once the stamping was done I found the perfect paper in Lawn Fawn’s Perfectly Plaid Chill 6 x 6 paper pack.

Products Used:

  • CZ Designs Birthday Palooza
  • Avery Elle Cupcakes
  • Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Chill Petite Paper Pack
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Sweet Corn, Blue Lagoon, Turquoise Sea
  • Memento Tuxedo Back
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Nothing Bundt the Best

At Splitcoaststampers.com this week the Technique Lovers Challenge was to create a Tri-Fold Card.  It looked interesting and so I decided to give it a try.

You take a full sheet of cardstock and score it at 4 1/4″ and 5 1/2″ and then you cut it diagonally from corner to corner.  This creates the tri-fold card base.  I decided to do a top folding card and decorated the bottom right of the card with patterned paper from Bo Bunny’s Isabella Collection.  Then I needed to decide on what focal image I could create that would go well with the patterned paper I had chosen.  I decided to us Avery Elle’s Bring on the Cake.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored it with Copic Markers.  I then pulled out My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX die and selected one that would closely cut around the focal image.  I left enough room to stamp the sentiment from the same stamp set.  I matted my circle with pink cardstock I had in scraps using the Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles Small.

When adhering the focal image you want to be sure that you only do so to one side so that the tri-fold card can be opened.  I decided to scatter some Doodebug Designs Sprinkles Cupcake Assortment around the focal image, added Ranger Glossy Accents to the frosting and the card was done.

The problem with this type of card is that it doesn’t stay together very well.  This really bothered me and so I went to my sewing room and pulled out some clear Velcro and added a small square underneath the focal image to keep the card together and it worked much better.

Products Used:

  • Avery Elle Bring on the Cake
  • Bo Bunny Isabella Collection Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Copic Markers: RV13, RV11, RV10; E49, E59, E57; C4, C2, C1
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Glossy Accents
  • Doodlebug Design Sprinkles Cupcake Assortment
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles Small
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders