SCRIBBLE FLOWERS HAPPY BIRTHDAY

I created a couple of cards with the same format using my Cameo Silhouette to cut outlines of My Favorite Things Scribble Flowers and stamped the flowers and leaves with Memento London Fog Ink.  I then used my Copic Markers to color them.  The colors used are listed below.  Next I ran some Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Polka Dot Embossing Folder and cut it down to be 2 ¾” x 5 ½.  I added some black Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock just wider than the dry embossed panel and glued them together using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

00266For the sentiment I prepared some leftover Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with an anti-static pad and stamped the sentiment from My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments in VersaMark Ink.  I then sprinkled on some Recollection Snow Embossing Powder and heat set it with my Marvy Embossing Tool.  I then cut it to be just larger than the sentiment with a fishtail on the left side.

I laid out the flowers and leaves, glued one directly to the panel and added dimension with 3M ½” foam tape for the other two flowers.  White pearls from my stash were added to the center of the flowers.  I added foam tape to the back of the sentiment banner and placed it at the bottom of the panel.  I added some Darice White Adhesive Fun Foam to the back of the panel, cutting it to be slightly smaller so it wouldn’t show and adhered it to a cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut to 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”.  I added Clear Wink of Stella to the flowers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • MFT Circle Scribble Flowers
  • MFT Big Birthday Sentiments
  • Copic: RV11/RV13/RV15; G24/G94/G99
  • Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder
  • Wink of Stella

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For the second card I colored the flowers with yellow and blue Copic Markers and embossed the white panel with the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder.  I added some blue cardstock from my stash and adhered it to the panel using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  I cut a small strip of the same blue cardstock for the sentiment, which is from Fiskars Birthday Bash.  All three flowers have 3M ½” Foam Tape on the back to create dimension.  I added Darice Adhesive Fun Foam to the back of the panel, but when I went to place it on the card, it needed something to tie in the yellow of the flowers.  I decided to add another panel of yellow, slightly wider than the blue, which I glued directly to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut to 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5”.  This pulled both of the colors of the flowers into the design and I like it better.  I added Clear Wink of Stella to the flowers for some shine, but it was still missing something, so I pulled some Recollections Enamel Dots from my stash and added blue dots to the center of the yellow flowers and yellow to the center of the blue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • MFT Circle Scribble Flowers
  • Fiskars Birthday Bash
  • Copic: Y11/Y13/Y15; B91/B93/B95; G24/G94/G99
  • Cutlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
  • Recollections Enamel Dots
  • Wink of Stella

SCRIBBLE FLOWERS SWEET BIRTHDAY WISHES

I used my Cameo Silhouette to cut some outlines of My Favorite Things Scribble Flowers and stamped the flowers and leaves with Memento London Fog Ink.  I then used my Copic Markers to color them.  The colors used are listed below.  Next I ran some Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock through the Big Shot with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes and then dry embossed it with the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder.

00265I prepared some Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with an anti-static pad and stamped the sentiment from My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments in VersaMark Ink then sprinkled on some Recollection Snow Embossing Powder and heat set it with my Marvy Embossing Tool.  I then cut it to be just larger than the sentiment and created a fishtail on the right side.

I laid out the flowers and leaves and added dimension with 3M ½” foam tape, using double tape for the smaller flower.  Some Doodlebug Designs Sprinkles Lily White were added to the center of the flowers.  Foam tape was added to the back of the sentiment banner and it tucked it underneath the flowers.

I planned to add some fun foam to the back and adhere it to a side folded cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, but decided to add a black background from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock.  This helped tie in the banner and made the dry embossed panel standout on the page.  I applied the panel to the cardbase using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • MFT Circle Scribble Flowers
  • MFT Big Birthday Sentiments
  • Doodlebug Designs Sprinkles Lily White
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Copic: V12/V15/V17; G24/G94/G99
  • Wink of Stella

DAISY FLOWERS HAPPY BIRTHDAY

The outline for the Stampendous Daisy Thank stamp set was cut with the Silhouette Cameo and then stamped with Memento Toffee Crunch for some Copic no line coloring.  Colors used are listed below.  A rectangle of Gina K. Design 120# White Cardstock was cut with Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles and then run through the Sizzix Big Shot with the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder.

00259The Sentiment is from Hot Off the Press Birthday Greetings stamp.  It was stamped with VersaMark Ink to the front of a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut to 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”.  Stampendous Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder was sprinkled on the sentiment and heat set with the Marvy Embossing Tool.

The daisy image was adhered to the Basketweave rectangle with 3M ½” Foam Tape.  Some sparkle was added to the flowers with Clear Wink of Stella.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was added to the back of the rectangle and then adhered to front of the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Stampendous Daisy Thanks
  • Hot Off the Press Birthday Greetings
  • Stampendous Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder
  • ZING Chestnut Embossing Powder
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Memento Desert Sand Ink
  • Copic Markers: R22/R24/R27; RV11/RV13/RV14; Y13/Y15/Y17; E55/E57/E59/E77; G94/G99
  • Ranger Cinnamon Stickles
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Clear Wink of Stella

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOUQUET

The outline for the Stampendous Birch Bouquet was cut with the Silhouette Cameo and then stamped with Memento Toffee Crunch for some Copic no line coloring.  The following colors were used: R24/R27/R29; Y06/Y08/Y15; E55/E57/E59/E31; V22/V23; G94/YG61/G99; BG000.  Clear Wink of Stella was used to add sparkle to all of the flowers.  For some added dimension Purple and Gold Stickles were used for the center of some of the flowers.

00258A rectangle of Gina K. Designs 120# Red Cardstock was die cut with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  A rectangle was cut from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock using Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  The sentiment was stamped to the bottom and then run through the Sizzix Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Embossing Oxford Folder.  The two rectangles were adhered together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.   The basket image was adhered to the white rectangle with 3M ½” Foam Tape.  The red rectangle was adhered with 3M ½” Foam Tape to a Gina K. Design 120# White Cardstock, cut to 4 ¼” x 11” x scored at 5 ½”.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Stampendous Birch Bouquet
  • Hero Arts Messages with a Flourish
  • Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Oxford
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • SSS Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Copic Markers: R24/R27/R29; Y06/Y08/Y15; E55/E57/E59/E31; V22/V23; G94/YG61/G99; BG000
  • Purple and Gold Stickles
  • Clear Wink of Stella

HELLO BOUQUET

This card was created using Silhouette Cameo Outline Cutouts for Simon Says Stamp Handwritten Floral Greetings.  The large flower and leaves were colored with Copic Markers Y06, Y19, Y38 / G43, G94.  The smaller flowers were stamped with the Altenew inks listed below.

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The cardbase is from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut to 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”.  It was then run through the Sizzix Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder.  To frame the flowers a circle was cut from the same cardstock with a Spellbinders Large Circle die, and a yellow scalloped circle was also cut from Spellbinder Large Scalloped Circle die.  The two circle dies were adhered together using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The flowers were arranged to determine the desired placement for the sentiment, which is from the Inky Antics Rose stamp set.  Before stamping the sentiment the flower arrangement was removed using Press and Seal, as shown in a video from Jennifer McGuire.  This keeps the flowers in the arrangement you had determined, rather than taking a photo and having to arrange them again.  The sentiment was stamped with Hero Hues Black.  The flower arrangement was turned over and Tombo Mono Multi Glue was added to the flowers at the back and then adhered to the circle dies.  A few of the top flowers were some given added dimension with 3M ½” Foam Tape.  Some of the flowers were then embellished with gold rhinestones.  The yellow scalloped circle was placed on the cardbase with 3M ½” Foam Tape and the card was done.

SUPPLIES USED

  • Inky Antics Rose (Sentiment)
  • Spellbinders Large Circle and Scallop Dies (#2)
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
  • Ink: Altenew Coral Berry, Cotton Candy, Ocean waves, Forest Glade, Frayed Leaf, Warm Sunshine, Lavender Fields; Memento Tuxedo Black; Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Copic Markers: Y06, Y19, Y38; G43, G94
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gold Rhinestones

HAPPY-HAPPY-HAPPY BIRTHDAY

This card was made with several outline images from my Silhouette Cameo using Penny Black Big Wish Stamp set.  The images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with the Copic Markers listed below.

00256A rectangle was cut with Memory Box Stitched Rectangles from some blue cardstock I had in my stash.  I then cut a second rectangle from Gina K. Designs 80# white cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot twice to make it slightly smaller, then I used the Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder.  The two rectangles were adhered together using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then adhered to a top folding cardbase from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut to 4 ¼” x 11”  and scored 5 ½” with 3M ½” and Foam Tape.

The focal images were adhered to the front of the white rectangle with 3M ½” Foam Tape.  I didn’t like were the cat was placed and so I stamped a present box from Clearly Besotted It’s Your Birthday Stamp with Memento Danube Blue and filled in the polka dots with Copic Y08.  This was a cute perch for the cat to sit on and I like that much better.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • Penny Black Big Wish Stamp (Cut with Silhouette)
  • MFT Celebrate You Sentiment Stamp (top line only)
  • Clearly Besotted It’s Your Birthday Stamp (present for cat to sit on)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink; Danube Blue for Present; Altenew Sapphire for Sentiment
  • Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder
  • Memory Box Stitched Rectangles (largest run through twice to make smaller)
  • Copic Markers: B32, B34, B37 (Hat, Dress, Butterfly); Y02, Y06, Y08 (Balloon, Butterfly, Dots on Flowers, Present, Hat); RV 14, RV11 (Flower, Butterfly Antennae); E000, E00, E01, R20 (Skin); E50, E31, E25 (Hair); Y23, YR23, YR24, E49 (Cat); G24, G28 (Cat’s Hat)

HAVE A LOVELY BIRTHDAY

This is another image that I stamped on an outline cutout from my Silhouette Cameo software using my MISTI, with a little repositionable tape on the back of the outline to hold it in place.  I used Memento Tuxedo Black for ink, since it is Copic friendly and then I colored the image using the Copic Marker colors listed below.

00255I die cut a circle using My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX dies and then run it through my Sizzix Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder.  I found some matching peach cardstock in my stash and cut it using the Avery Elle Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  I prepared the bottom of the rectangle with my Embossing Buddy to ensure the embossing powder would only stick where I wanted it to and stamped the sentiment from My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings Sentiment stamp with VersaMark Ink and then sprinkles some Recollections Snow Embossing Powder and heat set it with my Marvy Embossing Tool.

I created a card base from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cutting it to 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”.  I adhered the peach rectangle using Tombo Mono Multi Glue, which gives you a little time to position it perfectly on the cardbase.  The focal image was adhered to the circle die cut with 3M ½” Foam Tape, and then the circle was adhered to the peach rectangle with some more 3M ½” Foam Tape and the card was done.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Penny Black Big Wish Stamp (Cut with Silhouette)
  • MFT Birthday Greetings Sentiment Stamp
  • MFT Big Birthday Greetings (Inside)
  • Copic Markers: E55, E59 (Frosting); E77, E59, E57 (Hair); E00, R00 (Skin); R20, R21, R22 (Dress, Cake, Bows); Y02, Y08 (Flames)
  • Recollections Snow Embossing Powder
  • Peach Cardstock (in stash)
  • MFT Pierced Circle STAX
  • Avery Elle Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • K. Success Stamp-a-ma-jig
  • Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRINCESS WITH SILHOUETTE CAMEO CUTOUTS

I really like the look of an image cut out with matching dies, but I have a lot of stamps that don’t have any dies available, so I decided to use my Silhouette Cameo to create cut files for these stamp sets.  The method for creating these files is as follows:

  1. I Stamped the image on white cardstock using a dark black ink, I used Hero Hues Black
  2. I scanned the image with my multi use scanner and saved it as a .jpg image
  3. I started my Silhouette Studio software and opened the .jpg image
  4. I used the Trace Window to trace around the image – be sure to turn off High Pass Filter – I used a Threshold between 80-90% and selected trace outer edge
  5. The image will now have a red cut line around it – You can now delete the .jpg image leaving only the cut lines, or you can leave it, whichever you prefer, but be sure that you have selected the cut image and open the Offset Window. Once you select offset the default is .125, but that is too large, I change the offset to be .035.  Sometimes I may have a slightly larger offset (.045) to capture other embellishments that are part of the image, such as the stars and confetti that were part of the image above.
  6. Delete the inside smaller cut image, leaving behind only the offset cut image and send it to your cameo for cutting – Be sure and use Copic Friendly paper, I used Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and to conserve paper I filled the page with multiple images.

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If the image has embellishments some of them may not join together when you offset.  Sometimes, if necessary you can double click on the cut image and the Point Editing Window will open.  You can zoom into the image to see individual points that are created for cut the image.  You can use this tool to delete some of the points to ensure that small items like a star or confetti are joined to the cut image, or to eliminate little areas that have been selected to cut that would just tear your paper they are so small.  You can also use the erase tool to get rid of these extra embellishments to the image.  You could leave them, but I don’t think you want to try and line up small cutouts of extra confetti when it is part of one stamp.  When working with these cut files keep in mind that once you erase something from the cut image the Point Editing Tool will no longer work.   I have found that, while a little time consuming, deleting the points works best.  There are good instruction videos on YouTube that can help if you have questions, or send me an email and I’ll try and walk you through it.

For this card I cut the outline for Penny Black Big Wish Stamp set from Gina K. Designs 80# Cardstock.  This is a clear photopolymer stamp and so I used a little removable adhesive to the back of the cut file and placed it in my MISTI, aligned the matching stamp, and used Copic Friendly Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  If I am working with a rubber stamp I use a stamp positioner (I have the stamp-a-ma-jig) to ensure proper alignment.

Once the image was stamped I used Copic Markers to color the image, colors are listed below.  I die cut a Sizzix Rounded Tag from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and adhered the focal image in the center with 3M ½” Foam Tape.  I then cut a larger Sizzix Rounded Tag from matching pink cardstock I had in my stash and stamped the top line only from MFT Celebrate You Sentiment Stamp set with VersaMark Ink and embossed it with Recollections Snow Detailed White Embossing Powder and heat set it with my Marvy Embossing Heat Tool.

I wanted the cardbase to match the arch of the Sizzix Tag, but I didn’t have a die in the size that was needed.  I took some Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and cut it to 4 ¼” x 11” and scored it at 5 ½” to create a top folding A2 size cardbase.  I used the Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder on the front of the cardbase and then fussy cut a matching arch.  The focal image was adhered to the front of the cardbase with 3M ½” Foam Tape and the card was complete.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • Penny Black Big Wish Stamp (Cut with Silhouette)
  • MFT Celebrate You Sentiment Stamp (top line only)
  • Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder
  • Sizzix Rounded Tags Die
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Copic Markers: YR21, E97, E99 (Hair); G20, G21, G24, G28 (Present and Cupcake Wrapper); Y02, Y06, Y08, Y15, Y19 (Ribbons and Stars); YR23, Y19 (Crown); E000, E00, E01 (Skin); RV10, RV11, RV13, RV14 (Dress, Present, Cupcake, Bow); RV29, RV13 (Cherry)

Doctor Janae

Our youngest daughter is completing her three year residency in Pediatrics at University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. She is an amazing doctor.  Next year she will be the chief resident and the following year she will be off to a three-year fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care. We are very proud of her.  When I saw La-La Land Crafts’ Dr. Marci I knew it would make the perfect card.

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The stamp was no longer available so I ordered the digital image and printed it with my small HP Laser printer on Gina K. Designs 80# White cardstock, since it wouldn’t bleed when I colored it with Copic markers. Colors used were:

  • Hair: E55, E53, E50, E55, YR21
  • Pigtail Ribbons: BG18, BG15, BG13
  • Magnifying Glass and Band: R22, R21, C3, C2, C1, C00
  • Skin: E01, E000, E0000 / Eyeshadow: E31
  • Lips: R22, R21
  • Cheeks: R20
  • Stethoscope: R22, R21, R20
  • Dress: BG18, BG15, BG13
  • Coat: C03, C01, C00
  • Bear: E33, E34, E35, E51 / Ears: E53 / Nose: C9, C7, C6
  • Sneakers: BG18, BG15, BG13, C04, C03, C01

Her favorite color is aqua/teal so I used those colors in the image, as well and the cardbase, which was from paper I had in my stash.  I die cut the image with the second size Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables and another panel of teal with the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle Stackable, but I wanted it to be a little smaller and so I ran it through my Big Shot again to remove about 1/8″.  This allowed me to cut the same size panel with American Crafts Silver Glitter Cardstock for a pretty border.  All panels were adhered using 5/8″ Be Creative tape. The multi-panel focal image was adhered to the cardbase using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape for added dimension.

I die cut “Congrats” from Hero Arts Stamp and Cut in both teal and silver and adhered them together and to the front of the card with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  I stamped the phrase “you did it” from the same stamp set just below the die cut.

For the envelope I typically stamp the image in a lighter complimentary ink, but I didn’t have the stamp to do this, so I used Spellbinder’s On the Edge Heart Scallop die and ran it through with both teal and silver cardstock, filling the heart openings with silver and adhering to the bottom of the envelope with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

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Products Used:

  • Teal Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • American Crafts Silver Glitter Cardstock
  • Copic Markers as listed above
  • Lawn Fawn Large and Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles die
  • Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Congrats die
  • Spellbinder’s On the Edge Heart Scallop die
  • 5/8″ Be Creative tape
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Sizzix Big Shot
  • Copic Markers (As Listed Above)

Love Me Do Wedding Card

My nephew Brandon is getting married this weekend. He and his bride to be, Olivia, selected Navy Blue, Cream, and Taupe for their wedding colors. Whimsey Stamps has a cute image of a bride and groom.  I stamped the image with Memento Paris Dusk on Gina K. Designs Ivory cardstock and colored it with Copic markers.

Brandon & Olivia
Brandon & Olivia

I used the following Copic colors.

  • Suit and Flowers: B93, B95, B97, B99
  • Dress: W0, W1
  • Groom’s Hair: YR20, YR21, YR23, E35
  • Bride’s Hair: E50, E51, E53
  • Bouquet Leaves: G20, G82, G85
  • Skin: E000, E00, E11
  • Cheeks: R20

I created a plaid pattern on the vest for variation and to break up all the blue.  In the center of the flowers I squeezed a little platinum Stickles.  I sized the image using the second Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangle and cut the taupe background with the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle, but felt it was too large for the look I was going for, so I ran it through the Bigshot again, placing it so it was about 1/8″ smaller with an overall size of 4 3/4″ x 3 9/16″.  I added 3M 1/2 Foam Tape to the back of the image and the taupe background and adhered them to a Gina K. Design 120 lb. ivory card base.

The sentiment is from Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold and You cutaways in Gina K. Designs 120 lb. Navy cardstock, layered three times with Zig 2 Way Glue Pen for depth and dimension and adhered it to the front of the card with Zig 2 Way Glue Pen and the card was done.

Wedding
Wedding