Mid Century Frame Hello

This is another quick and easy card made from pretty patterned paper and a couple of die cuts.

A rectangle of the patterned paper was cut using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle and adhered to a cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock.

The Mid Century Frame from Altenew was cut from some gold mirror cardstock and some ivory cardstock. The gold frame was adhered to the front of the patterned paper rectangle with Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive. The ivory center of the other die was was added to the golden frame. This created a neutral background for the flowers, which were fussy cut from some leftover patterned paper and added to the center of the frame with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape. The leaves were cut from scraps of green cardstock using the dies from Altenew’s Adore You. Shading was added to both with Copic markers.

The “hello” was die cut from gold mirror cardstock and adhered directly to the patterned paper with liquid glue. The final embellishment was to add some Nuvo Pale Gold Crystal Drops and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Happy Hello
  • Altenew Mid Century Frame Die
  • Altenew Adore You
  • Copic Markers: RV11, RV91, RV10, RV000, R21
  • Echo Park Just Married Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Sticky Back Yellow Foam
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Pale Gold
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

If Friends Were Flowers Hello

I had a leftover gold oval from another card I created that I decided to use on this card, which is quick and easy to create.

I pulled out some green patterned paper and die cut a rectangle using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle. It was adhered with dotliner adhesive to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock. The gold oval was then adhered to the center with the same adhesive.

The focal image is from LDRS Creative If Friends Were Flowers and was stamps on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, colored with Copic Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the flower image and it was adhered to the left of the oval.

The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Happy Hello dies and was cut from a scrap of dark green cardstock and again from black sticky back foam and adhered to the right of the focal image and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • LDRS Creative If Friends Were Flowers
  • My Favorite Things Happy Hello Die
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Spellbinders Fancy Edged Ovals
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Copic Markers: RV69, V06, V04, V01; G29, G24, YG17
  • Photo Play Belle Fleur Choose Happy Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Fantasy Floral Hello

Since I had some leftover flower cardstock leftover from my previous card I decided to use it again for this one. However, this time I decided to use Ellen Hutson’s Oval Essential dies.

I first die cut a rectangle from the patterned paper using a guillotine cutter to 3 3/4″ x 5″. An Ellen Hutson Essential Oval die was used to cut an oval from gold mirror cardstock, which was adhered to the center of the patterned paper and then both were adhered to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardbase.

For this card I decided to cut another oval from base weight ivory cardstock and added it to the center of the gold frame. This gave a neutral base for adding the sentiment.

I pulled out the Altenew Fantasy Floral dies to create a focal image on the front of the card. Scraps of paper were used to cut the layers of the flower and then Copic Markers added some shading. The flower and leaves were added to the lower left of the oval.

The sentiment was cut from gold mirror cardstock. The secondary sentiment was stamped and then the “hello” die cut was adhered using liquid glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Fantasy Floral 3D
  • My Favorite Things Happy Hellos
  • LDRS Creative If Friends Were Flowers
  • Ellen Hutson Essential Ovals and Rectangles
  • Graphic 45 Hello Sunshine Bloom Collection Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Layering Weight and Base Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Scraps of Deep Red and Pink Cardstocks
  • Copic Markers: YG97, RV23, RV21, R20; RV99, R37, R35
  • Distress Oxide Forest Moss Ink
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Patterned Floral Paper Hello

I recently saw a video on Ellen Hutson new essential die and new that they could be used to add beautiful visual interest to cards. They die cut a rectangle, but they also cut a thin frame. I purchased all the different shapes (oval, rectangle, square, and rectangle).

For this card I pulled out some beautiful flower cardstock I had on hand and used two different size rectangles to die cut the paper. Then to add visual interest I cut them again from some burgundy cardstock I had on hand. The largest thin frame was adhered to the front of a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock using liquid glue. Next the largest flower rectangle was added to the cardbase with dotliner adhesive and the smaller burgundy frame was added to the cardbase.

Darice sticky back foam was added to the back of the smallest rectangle. When I went to adhere it to the cardbase you could see the ivory cardbase showing through, so I took a Copic Marker and colored the cardbase next to the inner thin frame and also the the edges of the foam, which resolved the issue. The smaller rectangle was adhered to the cardbase with liquid glue.

The sentiment was cut from the burgundy cardstock, but it got lost on the busy flower pattern so it was cut again from a scrap of light pink cardstock. The two were adhered together offset a little so you could see the pink behind the burgundy and it was adhered to the card front with liquid glue.

Using pretty patterned paper makes for a beautiful, easy card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Painted Hello
  • Ellen Hutson Essential Rectangle
  • Graphic 45 Hello Sunshine Bloom Collection Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • Deep Red Cardstock from Stash
  • Pink Cardstock from Scraps
  • Copic Markers: RV99, R37, R35
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Woodgrain Masculine Hello

I used the woodgrain cardstock that the hello word was cut from for the previous card and inlaid a black hello into the negative space. Tied some black cording above the word and a clean and simple masculine hello card was done in no time.

Products Used:

  • My Mind’s Eye Wood 6 x 6 Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Michael’s Black Cording
  • Fibre Crafts Black Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • My Favorite Things Happy Hello Die
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Black and White Masculine Hello

Once again I had some leftover patterned paper from a previous card and couldn’t let it go to waste. This time I decided to pair some black cardstock with the nearly white woodgrain. For the stips below I used a Pretty Pink Posh border die to add some visual interest. Added a hello die cut from some weathered wood cardstock and liked the way it turned out.

Products Used:

  • My Mind’s Eye Wood 6 x 6 Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Michael’s Black Cording
  • Fibre Crafts Black Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • My Favorite Things Happy Hello Die
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Masculine On the Edge Hello

I had some leftover patterned paper from the previous card and decided to use it for a masculine hello card. I paired it with some woodgrain cardstock. I decided to cut the hello word on the edge of some mirror cardstock and place it on the seam of the two patterned papers. It seemed off balance to me so I added some thin strips of the mirror cardstock and liked the results.

Products Used:

  • My Mind’s Eye My Heritage 6 x 6 Paper
  • My Mind’s Eye Wood 6 x 6 Paper
  • Tonic Studios Craft Perfect Gold Pearl Satin Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • My Favorite Things Happy Hello Die
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Darice Foam Strips
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Beautiful Flower Hello

I was in need of a hello card to send to a new member of our ward at church and saw this leftover flowers from another project I had created and decided to put it to good use. I pulled out some patterned paper from My Mind’s Eye Heritage, cut it on the diagonal, and added the pretty flower at the intersection, which a die cut hello added in gold. Turned out pretty and required very little effort.

Products Used:

  • Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers
  • Altenew Rose Flurries 3d Dies Leaves
  • My Mind’s Eye My Heritage 6 x 6 Paper
  • Tonic Studios Craft Perfect Gold Pearl Satin Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Fabriano Artistico 140# Extra White Hot Pressed Watercolor Paper
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Daniel Smith Watercolors: Quinacridone Rose, Cerulean Blue Chromium, Hansa Yellow Light, White Gouche
  • Mama Elephant Hello Script Die
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Pop of Red Hello

When I saw these two black and white patterned papers in the October Simon Says Stamp card kit I immediately wanted to pair them together. I decided to cut them using a rectangle die from My Favorite Things and then use a border die from Pretty Pink Posh to cut them on the diagonal. What is more striking on black and white than to add a pop of red. Love the way they turned out.

  • My Mind’s Eye My Heritage 6 x 6 Paper
  • Tonic Studios Craft Perfect Gold Pearl Satin Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Altenew Rose Flurries 3d Dies
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Cherry Red, Red Velvet, Red Hot, Christmas Pine, Grass, Applemint, Lucky Clover
  • Altenew Ink: Grapevine
  • Copic Marker: R56
  • Mama Elephant Hello Script Die / My Favorite Things Hello Die
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen

Garden Fireworks Hello

I found the wispy flowers in the background to be a challenge to color. What I finally decided to do was to add some greenery using a blender brush and in the end was happy how it turned out.

Products Used:

  • Power Poppy Garden Fireworks Digi
  • My Favorite Things Happy Hello
  • LDRS Creative Scalloped Rectangle Set
  • Altenew Limeade Ink
  • Laromni Blending Brush
  • Copic Markers:  YR18, YR16, YR15; V06, V01; YR24, YR23; G46, G43, G40; G99, G94; YG99, YG97, YG95; YG67, YG17, YG03
  • Doodlebug Designs SSS Exclusive 6 x 6 Party Like a Panda Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive