You Make Me Smile Happy Birthday

I really like this stamp set from Gina K. Designs. I used Gina Marie Designs Peekaboo Oval to frame the image and really like the way it turned out.

Products Used:

  • Gina K. Designs You Make Me Smile
  • My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 047 May Green, 045 Pale Green, )31 Cobalt Blue, 033 Persian Green
  • Gina Marie Designs Peekaboo Oval Die
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Blue Raspberry  Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder

Let’s Par Tee Golfer Birthday

I have a lot of guy friends who love to golf. When I saw this die from Gina Marie Designs I knew I had to have it. I cased a card on her web site to create this card adding a few things of my own. I ran the circles through a dotted embossing folder and the debossed side to make it look like a golf ball. My friend said it was perfect.

Products Used:

  • Hero Arts Birthday Hugs and Kisses
  • Art Impressions Par-Tee Golfers
  • Gina Marie Designs Backswing Golfer
  • Hero Arts Circle Infinity Dies
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass, Broken China
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Cuttlebug Ben-Day Dots
  • Cuttlebug Polka Dots
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock

Layered Chrysanthemums Birthday Wishes

I pulled out an old stamp set from Clearly Besotted to create this card. I fussy cut around the images and hem adhered them to a pretty panel cut with Gina Marie Designs Petite Looped Lace Rectangle.

Products Used:

  • Clearly Besotted Layered Chrysanthemums
  • Gina Marie Designs Petite Looped Lace Rectangle
  • Altenew Inks: Orange Cream, Autumn Blaze, Firebrick, Bamboo, Parrot, Olive
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# and 120# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Green Cardstock from Stash
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Beautiful Heart Celebrate

This is another lovely layering stamp from Altenew that really makes a beautiful statement on a card. I make this for a young couple’s wedding and loved the way it turned out with the rose gold sentiment.

Products Used:

  • Altenew Beautiful Heart
  • Altenew Inks: Dusk, Ocean Waves, Sea Glass; Evergreen, Forest Glades, Frayed Leaf
  • Turquois Stickles
  • Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Burnished Rose Mirror Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Penny Black Celebrations Die

Hello Darling Thinking of You

Purple and yellow are opposites on the color wheel and make a striking contrast. I added some flowers and leaves from LDRS Creative If Friends Were Flowers around the sentiment and love the way it turned out.

Products Used:

  • Simon Says Stamp Hello Darling Stamp
  • LDRS Creative If Friends Were Flowers Stamp
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Die
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle Die
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Altenew Inks: Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, Deep Iris, Midnight Violet; Bamboo, Parrot; Fresh Lemon, Maple Yellow
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Glitter Pen
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Dandelion Yellow
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Silhouette Cameo PIXScan Mat

Scripty Hello

This scalloped rectangle die from Gina Marie Designs is one of my favorites and the Mama Elephant Script Hello is so elegant and pretty.

Products Used:

  • Mama Elephant Script Hello Die
  • DCWV Happy Day 12 x 12 Paper Stack
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle Die
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Daisy Bouquet Birthday Wishes

For this version of a birthday card with Gina Marie Designs’ Daisy Bouquet the cardstock was ink blended with Oxide Inks and then the bouquet was die cut. Since the sentiment was heat embossed with silver embossing powder, a border of silver mirror cardstock was added.

Products Used:

  • Gina Marie Designs Cut In/Cut Out Daisy Bouquet Die
  • Altenew Birthday Greetings
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Distress Oxide Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry
  • Laromni Toothbrush Makeup Brushes
  • Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Labels
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# and 110# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Vellum
  • Doodlebug Design Cupcake Assortment Sprinkles
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Daisy Bouquet Happy Birthday to Wonderful You

I love this daisy die from Gina Marie Designs. For this version I ink blended the background with Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Inks and then stacked several layers of the die for visual interest.

Products Used:

  • Gina Marie Designs Cut In/Cut Out Daisy Bouquet Die
  • My Favorite Things Twice the Wishes Stamp
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Distress Oxide Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry
  • Laromni Toothbrush Makeup Brushes
  • Ranger Super Vine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# and 110# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Doodlebug Design Cupcake Assortment Sprinkles

MFT Summer School Repetition, Symmetry, and White Space Beautiful Day

This morning when I went into my craft room these beautiful leftover butterflies from a card I created yesterday were calling my name.  I knew I needed to use them on a card.  I love the way it turned out.  Maybe even better than the card I created earlier.

Since these are the smaller butterflies, I knew I needed a smaller focal area, so I ran a piece of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock through the Big Shot with the largest My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle and then again with Gina Marie Designs Peekaboo Rectangles.  It created a pretty frame for these gorgeous butterflies.

For added dimension, I die cut another stitched rectangle as a base and then added 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to the back of the frame.  I laid the butterflies in place to determine where to stamp the sentiment from Altenew’s Beautiful Day with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  I then glued the butterflies in place with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  I’ve learned that Yupo Paper reacts a little differently with glue because it is a non-porous paper.  The images need more time to dry and you have to be careful that they don’t move around until it’s set.

I had one butterfly leftover for the font of the envelope and then this creation was done.

Products Used:

  • Paper Smooches Butterfly Duet
  • Altenew Beautiful Day
  • Tim Holtz Alcohol Blending Solution
  • Ranger Alcohol Inks: Shell Pink, Flamingo, Watermelon, Wild Plum, Mermaid
  • Ranger Yupo Paper
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Gina Marie Designs Peekaboo Rectangle

MFT Summer School Primary Colors and Symmetry Celebrate You

For this card I combined both the Primary Colors and Symmetry instructions.    I could probably fall in white space as well, but I decided to focus on these two elements.  Red, blue, and yellow really do make a card that is pleasing to the eye, and when keeping the rule of thirds in mind it is even more enhanced.

I had created a card not long ago using My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers.  In that card I keep all the flowers white, but I thought it could be equally as pleasing to the eye using the primary colors.  I die cut the flowers and their centers from scraps of red, blue, and yellow cardstock.  I arranged the flowers in the top two-thirds of the card and used the bottom third for the sentiment.  The flowers were arranged in a pyramid formation, which is also pleasing to the eye.

A side folding A2 Cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The flower were adhered together using Ranger Multi Medium Matte, with the exception of the center flower which was adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  I added a little Copic Marker Y17 to the flower centers for a little added visual interest.

The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Celebrate You.  I went through my swatch book to try and find a matching blue ink to stamp the sentiment.  The closest that I had was Gina K. Designs Blue Raspberry.

After the card was assembled I decided to pull out some gold rhinestones from my stash and add them to the centers of the flowers.  Not sure if I liked it any better, but it does add some bling.

I had enough flowers left over that I made a second card using the rule of symmetry.

I decided to adhere the flowers to a smaller scalloped rectangle cut from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a Gina Marie Designs Stitched Scalloped Rectangle.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back.

The cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the front was embossed using the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder.  The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Happy Hellos.  It was cut from both red and blue cardstock and adhered together on a slight offset.

Products Used Card #1:

  • My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers
  • My Favorite Things Celebrate You
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Red, Blue, Yellow cardstock scraps
  • Gina K. Designs Blue Raspberry Ink
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Gold Rhinestones

Products Used Card #2:

  • My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers
  • My Favorite Things Happy Hellos
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Red, Blue, Yellow cardstock scraps
  • Gina Marie Designs Stitched Scalloped Rectangle
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Gold Rhinestones