You Were Born – I Like That Birthday

I have a sweet young friend who is turning 16. I thought Penny Black’s About Town would be the perfect image for her. I used a Copic friendly pen to extend the hair, since Emma has longer hair. Her favorite color is pink, and what girls doesn’t want a pink car.

Products Used:

  • Penny Black About Town Mimi
  • My Favorite Things Anything But Basic Birthday Wishes
  • Copic Markers: C9, C8, C6, C5, C4, C3, C2, C1; R85, R83, R81; RV14, RV13, RV11; RV69, RV66; E55, E49, E47, E79; V17; B00, B000, B0000; E111, E02, E00, R20; Y38, Y19, Y04
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Pigma Micron 01 Archival Ink
  • Gina Marie Designs Loopy Rectangle
  • Pink Cardstock from Scraps
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Silhouette PIXScan Mat
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Rainbow Balloon Birthday

I saw this great post on Pinterest ( 473229873344337455 ) and thought I would give it a try for a masculine birthday card. All you need is some balloon dies, a pretty birthday die cut, and a way to add rainbow colors to your cardstock. Love the way it turned out. So bright and colorful.

Products Used:

  • KB Riley Happy Birthday Die
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Copic Markers: R46, YR07, Y19, YG67, B24, V17, V15
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Red Velvet Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Wink of Stella Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Lawn Fawn Party Balloons Dies
  • Penny Black Uplifting Balloons Dies
  • Honey Bee Celebration Box Dies
  • Stickles Crystal
  • Doodlebug Designs Sequins: Bumblebee, Blue Jeans, Lilac, Ladybug, Tangerine
  • Buttons Galore Green Sequins
  • Inspiration on Pinterest Post 473229873344337455 by CYFun Design

Celebrate with Tea Cake with Strawberries

When I am going to print a digital image I like to fill the page with images I want to color so I don’t waste any Neena cardstock. I purchased this digital image from Power Poppy awhile ago and finally got around to using it. Make we want to go and eat some strawberries.

Products Used:

  • Power Poppy Tea Cake with Strawberries Digi
  • Penny Black Doodles Thin Die
  • Copic Markers: R56, R17, R14; G43, G46; C6, C4, C3, C2, C1; E49, E59, E57; E55, E53, E51, E50
  • Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Red Velvet Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Glossy Silver Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Pink & Main Stitched Rounded Rectangle
  • We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Scalloped Edge Garden Picks Happy Birthday

I recently was going through all my dies to determine which I should get rid of and pass on to another crafter to enjoy. I realized that I hadn’t used the edge dies that came in the Spellbinders Small Die of the Month for February 2019 and decided I should give them a try before I decided if I wanted to give them away. I think the lacey scallop is pretty and went searching from patterned paper that would look good with it. When I found this pretty paper with its pink roses I decided to add some 3D flowers from Altenew’s Garden Picks. Love the way it turned out.

Products Used:

  • Altenew Birthday Greetings
  • Spellbinders Small Die of the Month February 2019
  • Altenew Garden Pick 3D
  • Authentique Classique Pretty Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Pink and Green Cardstock from Scraps
  • Celebrate It Cross Grain Ribbon Black with White Stitching
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink

Inset Butterfly Celebrate Your Special Day

I love this large butterfly from Paper Artist and decided that I wanted it to back it with some pretty patterned paper. I die cut the butterfly three times from white cardstock to give it dimension, die cut a rectangle of white for the card front and then die cut the butterfly the way I wanted it to appear on the card front. I added some pretty pink patterned paper behind the rectangle, popped it up with some Darice Sticky Back Foam and added it to the cardbase. I then glued the white butterfly in place, scattered smaller butterflies around it, stamped the sentiment and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Paper Artist 3 Butterflies
  • My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings
  • Martha Stewart 3 Butterflies
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Authentique Classique Pretty
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • White Pearls
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen

Delicate Doilies – The Happiest of Birthdays

For this card I took the My Favorite Things Mini Delicate Doilies and placed them randomly on the paper and embossed them. I had to do this a couple of time to cover the rectangle. At first I just added a strip of teal for the sentiment, but I didn’t like the way it looked, so I die cut one of the doilies, backed it with white, and added it to the right of the sentiment.

Products Used:

  • My Favorite Things Mini Delicate Doilies
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Tranquil Teal Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

This is the way the card looked before adding the small cutout doilie.

Embossed Mandala – Enjoy Every Moment

This is the second card I made by embossing an intricate die. I wish the pictures could show the details better. They are quite lovely.

Products Used:

  • My Favorite Things Magical Mandala
  • Penny Black Good Wishes
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • JoAnn Basic Ribbon Black and White Polka Dot
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Embossed Flower Die – Every Age is the Perfect Age

I recently saw Jennifer McGuire take intricate dies and emboss them on cardstock and decided to give it a try. I pulled out some dies that I had in my stash that I thought would make pretty cards. The pictures don’t do them justice, they are really quite elegant and lovely. I pair this one with a black and silver transparent ribbon.

Products Used:

  • Arich Stencil Die Flower
  • Penny Black Good Wishes
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Offray Black and Silver Transparent Ribbon

Masculine Happy Birthday Hot Rod

My husband’s birthday is in October, but we are going to be in Europe for three weeks and so I wanted to get his card created early. He loved the cards I had made previously with the Cottage Cuts Racecars and Flags and so I decided to make one more with Midnight Blue Mirror Cardstock, since blue is his favorite color.

Products Used:

  • Cottage Cutes Racecars and Flags
  • Honey Bee You’re a Classic
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Crafter’s Companion Midnight Blue Luxury Mirror Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Smoke Mirror Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Masculine Racecar – They Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To

This is the second card I made with the Cottage Cuts Racecars and Flags die. As you can see there are two different cars in the die cut. I pulled out Honey Bee’s You’re a Classic for the sentiment.

Products Used:

  • Cottage Cuts Racecars and Flags
  • Honey Bee You’re a Classic
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Crafter’s Companion Turquoise Luxury Mirror Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Smoke Mirror Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle