Winter Birthday Wishes

This cute image from La-La Land Crafts Autumn Marci is great for an autumn or winter birthday card with is jacket, scarf, and gloves.  Paige’s favorite color is blue and I added accents of pink.  I really like the color combination.

I have the digital image, so I can make it just the size I want. I printed the image with my laser printer onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then colored it with Copic Markers (listed below). Once I was done coloring, I then scanned and imported it into the Silhouette Cameo to cut around the image, much faster than fussy cutting.

I cut a rectangle from the same white cardstock using a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Polka Dot Embossing Folder and adhered the focal image using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock. To make the focal image pop on the white cardbase, I looked through my scraps of paper and found this matching blue paper, which was cut 1/8″ larger than the embossed rectangle and adhered using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The sentiment is from Studio Katia’s Blooming Bunch and was stamped on Vellum with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder then wrapped around the focal image panel and adhered to the back with Scotch Tape. Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the panel and then adhered to the cardbase with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • La-La Land Crafts Autumn Marci Digi Stamp
  • Studio Katia Blooming Bunch
  • Copic Markers: BG01, BG02, B02; B06, B05, B04, B02; E00, E01, E11, R20; R20, R21, R22; C0, C2, C4; C3, C5; E29, E24, E31
  • Sakura Gelly Roll 08 White Pen
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Navy Cardstock
  • WorldWin Papers Translucent Vellum
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Versa Mark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Cuttlebug Polka Dot Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

 

Love You Hailey – Happy Birthday

I love making birthday cards for the young women at church.  It is fun to find an image that looks similar to what they look like and color matching hair and skin tones and the clothes in their favorite colors.  I really like the navy and coral combination that Hailey likes.

I stamped the image from La-La Land Crafts Love You Molli onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, which is Copic friendly and colored the image with the markers listed below.

Once I was done coloring, I then scanned and imported it into the Silhouette Cameo to cut around the image. Almost as good as a matching die, just takes a little more time, but faster than fussy cutting.

I cut a rectangle from the same white cardstock using a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Cross My Heart Embossing Folder and adhered the focal image using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock. To make the focal image pop on the white cardbase, I used Gina K. Designs In the Navy 120# cardstock, which was cut 1/8″ larger than the embossed rectangle and adhered using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The sentiment is from the Simon Says Stamp Brush Stroke Message set and was stamped on Vellum with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder then wrapped around the focal image panel and adhered to the back with Scotch Tape. Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the panel and then adhered to the cardbase with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • La-La Land Crafts Love You Molli
  • Simon Says Stamp Brush Stroke Message
  • Copic Markers R20, R21, R22; E00, E01, E11, R20; C1, C2, C3, C4; C6, C7, C9; B34, B37, B39; E31, E33, E37, 0
  • Sakura Gelly Roll 08 White Pen
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Navy Cardstock
  • WorldWin Papers Translucent Vellum
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Versa Mark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Cuttlebug Cross My Heart Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Teal Tree Peony Birthday Wishes

I always love the way cards turnout using Power Poppy’s Tree Peony stamp.  This card is for a woman I serve with in the Young Women’s organization at church.  Her favorite colors are any shade of blue.

I have the digital image, so I can make it just the size I want.  I printed the image with my laser printer onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then colored it with Copic Markers (listed below).  Once I was done coloring, I then scanned and imported it into the Silhouette Cameo to cut around the image. Almost as good as a matching die, just takes a little more time, but faster than fussy cutting.

I cut a rectangle from the same white cardstock using a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder and adhered the focal image using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock. To make the focal image pop on the white cardbase, I looked through my scraps of paper and found this deep blue paper, which was cut 1/8″ larger than the embossed rectangle and adhered using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted’s Fancy Sayings and was stamped on Vellum with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder then wrapped around the focal image panel and adhered to the back with Scotch Tape. Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the panel and then adhered to the cardbase with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED:

For Shannon Gammon

  • Power Poppy Tree Peony
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • Copic Markers BG15, BG13, BG31; BG49, BG45, BG13; G28, B94, B24; YR24, YR23, YR21
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Teal Cardstock from Stash
  • WorldWin Papers Translucent Vellum
  • Versa Mark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Paw Prints Birthday Wishes

We have a new young woman turning twelve and entering the Young Women’s organization at church.  Her mother tells me she has a dog and a cat.  I didn’t have a dog image similar to what she has, but this cute cat I colored based on the photo her mom sent me.  I think it turned out cute.  Welcome Katie.

I stamped the image from SWALK pawfect Pal Paw Prints onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, which is Copic friendly and colored the image with the markers listed below.

Once I was done coloring, I added white polka dots to the chair with a White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen.  I then scanned  and imported it into the Silhouette Cameo to cut around the image.  Almost as good as a matching die, just takes a little more time, but faster than fussy cutting.

I cut a rectangle from the same white cardstock using a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder and adhered the focal image using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  To make the focal image pop on the white cardbase, I looked through my scraps of paper and found this deep teal blue paper, which was cut 1/8″ larger than the embossed rectangle and adhered using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted’s Fancy Sayings and was stamped on Vellum with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder then wrapped around the focal image panel and adhered to the back with Scotch Tape.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the panel and then adhered to the cardbase with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • SWALK Pawfect Pals Paw Prints
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • Copic Markers: E00, E01, E11, R20; C9, C7, C6, C1, C0, E55; V12, V15, YR24; V09, V06, V04; BG45, BG49; E49, E47, E57, E55
  • Sakura Gelly Roll 08 White Pen
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Teal Cardstock from Stash
  • WorldWin Papers Translucent Vellum
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Versa Mark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

 

Butterfly Happy Everything Card (TLC675)

This card was created by adding distress ink onto acetate and smooshing it onto damp watercolor paper.  This technique creates really beautiful background.

Because the background is so pretty I wanted to keep the rest of the card for clean and simple by only adding a die cut focal image and sentiment from white cardstock.  The butterfly is from Paper Artist’s 3 Butterflies Die and was cut three time from 80# white cardstock and adhered together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive.  The same technique was used to die cut and adhere layers of one of the word dies from Penny Black’s Awesome.

The watercolor background was die cut using My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX.  Darice Sticky Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller and adhered to the back.  A top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the watercolor panel was adhered to the front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The butterfly and sentiment were adhered to the front of the watercolor panel using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  To add a little additional focal image Crystal Stickles was added to the word die cut and the body of the butterfly and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Strathmore Vision 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Distress Inks: Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, and Mowed Lawn
  • Paper Artist 3 Butterflies Die
  • Penny Black Awesome Die Set
  • Crystal Stickles
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX

Spring Shower Happy Birthday

I wanted to use Altenew’s Spring Shower Cover Die again, but wanted to see if I could make it easier to paper piece the flowers back into the panel once they had been colored.  This time I decided to use Glad Press ‘n Seal to remove the flowers and it worked like a charm.  I decided to color all the flowers in different colors of blue and really liked how it turned out.

I die cut the background from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then added the Press ‘n Seal to the back and carefully removed the background, leaving only the flowers and leaves.  It was easy to then color the flowers and leaves with Copic Markers (colors listed below).  Once the coloring was complete the background was placed over the colored images and the Press ‘n Seal kept everything together.  It was much quicker and easier using the die in this manner.  I then die cut the background using a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX.  This not only gives a nice edge to the background, but it also presses the flowers and leaves tightly into the image.

The sentiment from Hot Off the Press Birthday Greetings was stamped on vellum with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder.  It was then wrapped around the focal image and secured with Scotch Tape at the back of the panel.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller than the rectangle and adhered to the back.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from some blue paper I had in my stash.  The blue base really made the flowers pop.  As a final embellishment, Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Sequins were added to the centers of the largest flowers with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and then a drop of Glossy Accents was added to the center to help keep everything in place.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Spring Shower Cover Die
  • Hot Off the Press Birthday Greetings
  • Copic Markers: YG03, YG17, YG67; G24, G94, G99; G24, G94, G99; B000, B01, B02; B23, B24, B26; B24, B26, B28; B99; B32, B34, B37; B91, B93, B95; B41, B45; BG45, BG49; BG000, BG01, BG02
  • Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Sequins
  • Glad Press ‘n Seal
  • Vellum
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matt
  • Ranger Glossy Accents

Party Balloons Masculine Birthday Card II

I love the combination of blue and green and decided to use this as the color combination for this masculine birthday card.

It is a clean and simple design that doesn’t take much time to create.  Scraps of green and blue glitter cardstock was pulled from my stash and die cut using My Favorite Things Party Balloons.  The strings for the balloons are from Lawn Fawn’s Party Balloons dies and were cut from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock. The strings were adhered to the back of the balloons with Scotch Tape.

The word “happy” was cut from the green glitter cardstock using WPlus9’s Happy Trio Die.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  A rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock was die cut using a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller and adhered to the back and the rectangle was adhered to the cardbase with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The balloons were adhered to the focal image rectangle with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the word die cut was adhered over the tails of the balloons with the same glue.  The secondary sentiment is from Winnie & Walter’s The Big, The Bold and Party stamp set, was stamped with Gina K. Designs Blue Denim Ink just below the word “happy” and this quick and easy card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Party Balloons
  • Lawn Fawn Party Balloons (Strings)
  • WPlus9 Happy Trio Die
  • Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold and Party
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheets
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Blue and Green Glitter Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Blue Denim Ink

Layered Cupcake Masculine Birthday Card

I liked the way the balloon card inspired by Doodlebug’s Sugar Coated Confetti cardstock turned out so much that I decided to create another card using Altenew’s Layered Cupcake stamp and die with the same color scheme.  It too makes a great masculine birthday card.

The image was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then the layers were stamped with the Altenew Inks listed below.  Once the coloring was complete it was die cut with the matching die.  My Wink of Stella was running a little dry and quite a bit came out at once when I pinched the barrel.  It looks really shiny in this picture, but the actual card isn’t as glittery.

For the focal image background the Cuttlebug Birthday Embossing Folder was run through the Big Shot with Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then die cut with a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller and adhered to the back of the rectangle.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs Red Hot 120# Cardstock and the embossed rectangle was adhered to the front using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  The cupcake was adhered to the focal rectangle with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

As with the previous card using the Doodlebug Sugar Coated Confetti cardstock to ensure the confetti didn’t peel off the die cut sentiment Ranger Glossy Accents were added.  Once dry the sentiment word was adhered to the front of the card with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Layered Cupcake
  • Cuttlebug Birthday Embossing Folder
  • CZ Designs Birthday Palooza Die
  • Copic Markers: R29, R27, R24, R22, R17; E57, E55; YR21, YR23, YR24
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Doodlebug Sugar Coated Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Red Hot 120# Cardstock
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Wink of Stella Glitter Pen

Happy Birthday Party Balloons Masculine Card

Inspiration for this card was the beautiful sugar coated confetti cardstock from Doodlebug.  I think it makes a great masculine birthday card.

Glitter cardstock matching the Doodlebug paper was found in my stash and then die cut using My Favorite things Party Balloons.  The strings for the balloons were die cut using Lawn Fawn’s Party Balloons and Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock.

The sentiment is from CZ Designs Birthday Palooze die.  The problem I found after cutting the word was that the confetti easily peels off the front of the cardstock, so I decided to cover it with Ranger Glossy Accents to keep them in place and ensure that they would remain intact for the recipient of the card.  I really liked the look of the dimension added in this process.

Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock was cut using a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller and adhered to the back.  An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Red Hot Cardstock and the white rectangle was adhered to the front using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The balloon strings were adhered to the back of each balloon with Scotch Tape.  The orange balloon was adhered directly to the rectangle with liquid glue.  The red and yellow balloon strings were adhered with liquid glue, but 3M 1/2″ foam tape was adhered to the back of the balloon.

The happy was cut three additional time from red cardstock and all word die cuts were adhered together with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  Before adhered to the focal image the secondary sentiment from Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold and Party was stamped with Altenew Crimson Ink.  The word die cut was then adhered with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Party Balloons
  • Lawn Fawn Party Balloons (Strings)
  • CZ Designs Birthday Palooza Die
  • Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold and Party
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheets
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Orange, Yellow, and Red Glitter Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Red Hot and Black Cardstock
  • Doodlebug Sugar Coated Cardstock
  • Altenew Crimson Ink
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Woot – It’s Your Birthday Masculine Card

I love the way this masculine birthday card turned out.  The colorful background was created using the Concord & 9th Turnabout Sprinkles Stamp.  The colors were inspired by a flower arrangement I recently saw.  The CZ Designs Birthday Palooze open sentiment allows for you to color it to match the design.

The turnabout stamp is easy to use and the cupcake from Avery Elle’s Cupcakes makes a great masculine focal image.  It was stamped with Altenew Inks (listed below) and then highlighted using Copic Markers.  Once the cupcake coloring was complete it was cut using the matching dies.

The sprinkles background was die cut using a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX die and Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back for dimension.

The sentiment was stamped with Altenew Crimson Ink and Colored with Copic Markers (listed below) to create an ombre effect.  It was then die cut with the matching die, and then again four additional time with white cardstock.  Each word die cut was adhered together using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  The secondary sentiment was stamped on Gina K. Designs Red Hot 120# Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.  It was cut into a thin strip to be added under the die cut sentiment.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the cupcake and sentiment strip.

An A2 cardbase was made from the same red cardstock and the sprinkles background was adhered to the front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  All focal images and sentiment items were adhered to the front of the cardbase with the same liquid adhesive and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Concord & 9th Turnaround Sprinkles Stamp
  • CZ Designs Birthday Palooza
  • Avery Elle Cupcakes
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX die
  • Altenew Inks: Autumn Blaze, Olive, Maple Yellow, and Crimson
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Copic Markers: YR18, YR16, YR15; Y17, Y15, Y13; E55, E57
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Red Hot and Black Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Wink of Stella Glitter Pen