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

Joy to the World Red and Gold

I usually make several renditions of my Christmas cards before I finally settle on one. This time I made the card the same as the previous one, but with a red background. At first I added red rhinestones, but it still needed something more and so once again I colored it with Copic Markers, but only the leaves and poinsettias.

Products Used:

  • Spellbinder Joy Die
  • Hero Arts Noel Prints Background
  • Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers: G46, YG99, R89
  • Paper Accents Brushed Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Red Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Whisper Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Cranberry Tart Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Red Rhinestones from Stash

Joy to the Word Cream, Red and Gold

This is another card loosely based on a card by Nicole Spohr. I cannot take the time to die cut all the leaves, branches, and poinsettias when I’m mass producing my Christmas Cards. At first I left it plain, but it just needed something more, so I pulled out my Copic Markers and colored them instead. Much faster than die cutting everything.

Products Used:

  • Spellbinder Joy Die
  • Hero Arts Noel Prints Background
  • Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers: G46, YG99, R89
  • Paper Accents Brushed Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Red Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Whisper Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Cranberry Tart Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Red Rhinestones from Stash

Wishing You the Joy of the Season Poinsettia

I’ve started working on my Christmas cards for 2019. I sent out over 100 handmade cards, so I need to start early. The first card I created was patterned after a card I saw Nicole Spohr create. I liked the two poinsettias at the top, but the background words were upside down, so I had to turn it around. Both are nice.

Products Used

  • Hero Arts Paper Layering Poinsettia
  • Hero Arts Merry Christmas Messages
  • Hero Arts Noel Prints Background
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Brillance Galaxy Gold Ink
  • Paper Accents Brushed Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Whisper Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Cranberry Tart Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Asparagus Cardstock
  • Paper Studio Silver Metallic Vellum
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Nicole Spohr Inspiration

Sending Hugs and Prayers

My baby sister has been in the hospital twice in the last month. They are not sure what is her problem, but she is contracting sepsis and they don’t know the cause. This time her blood pressure got to an extreme low of 56/30 before they started on medication to bring it up. She is doing better, but we are still waiting to see if they can determine the cause. We are definitely sending lots of prayers.

Garden Pick Sending Prayers

When I was at Hobby Lobby recently they had this pretty Crafters Companion Grand Swirls Die on 40% off and so I decided to get it. It makes a beautiful card. I had some light gray and white patterned paper that I used behind the swirls, used silver mirror and light gray cardstock for the sentiment, and then decided to add a pop of red with some flowers from Altenew’s Garden Pick 3D Dies. Love, Love, Love this card.

Products Used:

  • Altenew Garden Pick 3-D Dies
  • Crafters Companion Grand Swirls Die
  • Hero Arts Prayers Stamp and Die
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangle
  • Altenew Inks: Ruby Red and Crimson
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Cherry Red and Red Velvet
  • Copic Markers: G46, G24, G21
  • Paper Studio Silver Wedding Texture Paper
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • Light Grey Cardstock from Scraps
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Elmer’s Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive
  • Crystal Stickles
  • Clear Rhinestones from Stash

Masculine Racecar Happy Birthday

I think this Cottage Cuts Racecar and Flags is an awesome die. The only thing I don’t like is that it is one single die for all the pieces to assemble the cards. The good thing about that is you get a lot of pieces to make multiple cards from one die cut. I had purchased a long time ago a pack of Crafter’s Companion Luxury Mirror Cardstock in a multi-color pack. I pulled out the Turquoise to make this card.

Products Used:

  • Cottage Cuts Racecars and Flags
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • 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
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Beautiful Heart – Have a Beautiful Day

I still had the Altenew Beautiful Heart stamp set on my desk and decided to some deeper pinks than I had on the last card I made. Love the way they look against the mint green leaves.

Products Used:

  • Altenew Beautiful Heart
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Frantic Stamper Woven Ribbons Card Panel Die
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Have a Roaring Good Time

I haven’t used this Hero Arts stamp set much and decided to pull it out to create a black, white, and gold masculine birthday card. I think the color combination makes for an elegant card.

Products Used:

  • Hero Arts Party Like It’s 1922
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Paper Studio Mint to be Fab 12 x 12 Paper Pad
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangles
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

You Rock – Happy Birthday

In my generation, those who grew up on the 60’s “You Rock” is a good sentiment. I pulled out Jillian Vance’s Music Speaks, added an embossed musical background, with a bright color for the sentiment and really like the outcome.

Products Used:

  • Jillian Vance Music Speaks
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Matty’s Crafting Joy You Rock Die
  • Spellbinders Music Embossing Folder
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Mustard Seed, Candied Apple Blueprint Sketch
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock