Hooray – Have a Happy 16th Birthday

My grandson Matthew recently turned 16. I made a card and sent it to him with his birthday money inside, but even though the postal service says it was delivered, he never received it. So, I created another card for him, different than the first, just in case it ever shows up.

Matthew is excited to finally be able to drive. I liked this image from Lili of the Valley. It is a pre-colored image that I printed and cut using the Silhouette Cameo. I added some additional shading with Copic Markers.

To personalize the image I used a red signature pen to add his name to the license plate, along with the number 16 written on the hood of the car with a white gel pen.

The sentiment is from Honey Bee and was die cut from a scraps of red cardstock and again from red sticky back foam. The secondary sentiment was created in Word and then die cut using a Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label die.

To add visual interest to the card front, a rectangle was cut using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle and then embossed using the Darice Argyle Embossing Folder. It was then matted with blue cardstock to compliment the blue car.

The focal image was adhered with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape and the sentiment were adhered using liquid glue. Blue and red sequins were scattered around the focal image. Ranger Glosy Accents was added to the windshield of the car and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lili of the Valley Oliver Driving Test
  • Honey Bee Stamps Hooray
  • Word Sentiment Strip Have a Happy 16th Birthday
  • Copic Markers: B24, B23, B21; W3, W2, W1
  • Recollections Cherry Red Signature Pen
  • Uni-Ball Signo 1mml White Gel Pen
  • Pretty Pink Posh Christmas Mix and Seattle Spirit Mix Sequins
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Red Sticky Back Foam
  • Darice Thin Strip Foam
  • Darice Argyle Embossing Folder
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from Scraps
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Ranger Glossy Accents

Everything Wonderful Enjoy Your Day

While I had this stamp set out I decided to made another card. This time I used a large piece of cardstock so that I could stamp the entire image and use the matching die to cut it out.

Since I was using Copic Markers I stamped it in a light ink first and colored the image. This ensure you do not ruin your marker tips, since they don’t do well when coloring over embossing powder and they can stain the embossed lines if you are using darker colors. Once the color was complete it was stamped again with VersaMark Ink and then heat embossed gold.

A rectangle was die cut using a stitched die and then run through the Big Shot with the Stampin’ Up’s Subtle Embossing Folder. I love this folder, it gives a lovely linen look.

Foam tape was added to the focal image and it was placed to determine where to stamp and emboss the sentiment, then the backing was removed and it was placed at the top of the card.

It turned out very pretty.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Honey Bee Stamps Everything Wonderful
  • Copic Markers: G99, G94, G85; YG99, YG97, YG95, G24; YG17, YG63, YG03; R59, R56, R37; YR24, YR23, YR21; Y06, Y04, Y02, Y21, Y00; Y26, Y23, Y21, Y02
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Everything Wonderful Heartfelt Sympathy

A friend of our died this week from a brain cancer leaving behind his wonderful wife and their grown children. While it is tragic that such a wonderful man is gone so early there have been many tender mercies. He was given only three to six months to live when diagnosed, but he had fifteen months instead. He was able to spend time with his family and was healthy enough to travel, they even went on a cruise with their children and grandchildren. He was able to set his financial affairs in order, since that isn’t Luray’s strong suit, and he experienced very little pain. They saw doctors last week and were told there wasn’t anything else that could be done, but rather than linger in increasing pain for another few months he was gone within a week. He will me missed, but he lived with love, honor, and integrity, and his family has the hope of life eternal to help them through these sad times.

I pulled out this new stamp from Honey Bee Stamps to create a sympathy card. I like soft colors for these type of cards. I first stamped it in a light ink, thinking I would do no line coloring, but when done I didn’t like the way it looked. The soft colors did not give a well defined image. I had left the stamp in my MISTI so I stamped it again with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with gold. Added a heat embossed sentiment and die cut it using a stitched rectangle and adhered it to a top folding cardbase with fun foam for some dimension. Scattered just a few gold sequins around the image and the card was done.

I really like the way it turned out and I hope the family knows they are in our thoughts and prayers.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Honey Bee Stamps Everything Wonderful
  • Penny Black Sympathy Sentiments
  • Copic Markers: RV69, RV66, RV63; R85, R83, R81; RV95, RV93, RV91; R59, R56; YG67, YG17, YG03; G46, G24
  • Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

Striped Happy Birthday Balloon

I love the colors in this striped cardstock from Reverse Confetti. I pulled out the medium size Birch Press Designs Party Balloon and cut it on the diagonal. From the leftover cardstock I cut the stitched outline die. The secondary outline was cut from a scrap of mint cardstock and the “birthday” was cut from navy and all where adhered together.

A rectangle of white cardstock was cut using a stitched rectangle. Foam tape was added to the balloon. Some platinum embossing floss was added to the balloon and it was wrapped around the white rectangle. The sentiment die cut was added to the underneath. The word happy was stamped above with navy ink. Added some matching sequins.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Honey Bee Stamps Birthday Die
  • Avery Elle Bring on the Cake
  • Birch Press Designs Party Balloon
  • Gina K. Designs In the Navy Ink
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Reverse Confetti Warm Heart Patterned Paper
  • Mint Cardstock from Scraps
  • Gina K. Designs In the Navy Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • DMC Mouline Embroidery Floss Platinum
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Neat & Tangled Starry Night Sequins

Black-White-Red Happy Birthday

I love the look of black and white with the pop of red. I pulled out some paper from Honey Bee Stamps and die cut it with a stitched rectangle and matted it with some black cardstock. It was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase.

The focal image and sentiment were cut from some red cardstock and adhered to the card front. Gold stickles were added to the flames and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Birthday Die
  • Elizabeth Crafts Birthday Candles Dies
  • Honey Bee Stamps Back to Basics 6 x 6 Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Cherry Red and Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Ranger Gold Stickles
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Hooray Balloons Birthday

I used the same plaid cardstock I had used on the previous card and decided to use a panel of blue cardstock for this card. The “hooray” sentiment was die cut from the navy cardstock using the outline die. Some matching peach cardstock was used to cut the “hooray” work several time and layered together with liquid glue and adhered to the opening in the blue panel.

Matching balloons were cut and adhered to the navy panel with foam tape. The strings were drawn on with a white gel pen. The final embellishment was to add some matching sequins.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Honey Bee Stamps Hooray Die
  • Penny Black Uplifting Balloons
  • Uniball Signo White Gel Pen
  • Copic Markers: YG17, YG03, BG15, BG13, YR12, YR00
  • My Favorite Things Plaid Patterns 6 x 6 Paper Pack
  • Gina K. Designs In the Navy Base Weight Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Navy, Green, Orange, Teal Cardstock from Scraps
  • Sticky Back Orange Fun Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Doodlebug Designs Tangerine, Blue Jeans, and Limeade Sequins

Hooray It’s Your Birthday

A rectangle of plaid cardstock was cut using a stitched rectangle. The sentiment was cut from the middle of the plaid cardstock using Honey Bee Stamps Hooray Die. Next the outline die was cut to leave a blue border when matching blue cardstock was added to the plaid rectangle. The “hooray” sentiment was cut again using sticky back foam and placed into the opening using liquid adhesive.

I wasn’t happy with the way the card had turned out and so I pulled out matching colored sequins, but it still needed something, so I die cut some stitched balloons in matching colors and added it to the top of the sentiment, tucking the balloon strings behind the sentiment.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Honey Bee Stamps Hooray Die
  • Birch Press Design Party Balloon Die
  • Natural Twine
  • My Favorite Things Plaid Patterns 6 x 6 Paper Pack
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Navy, Orange, Blue Cardstock from Scraps
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Neat & Tangled Starry Night Sequins
  • Doodlebug Designs Tangerine Sequins

Party Hat Wish Upon a Star

This card uses the Memory Box Starry Night Background. A rectangle was ink blended with Distress Oxide Inks and added to the back of the panel with dotliner adhesive. They were both run through the Big Shot with a stitched rectangle.

For the focal image a party hat from Pretty Graphic Designs was printed and colored with Copic Markers and then cut with the Silhouette Cameo PIXScan Mat. The same Copic Markers were used to create some ombre cardstock for the die cut wish die. The secondary sentiment was stamped on black cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder then die cut using a Honey Bee Sentiment Banner die. All had foam tape added to the back and added to the star background panel.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Honey Bee Stamps Wish
  • Pretty Graphic Designs Birthday
  • Memory Box Starry Night Background
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Fossilized Amber, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey
  • Copic Markers: Y38, Y35, Y32; Y06, Y04, Y02; Y26, Y21
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • Honey Bee Sentiment Banners

Wishing You the Happiest of Birthdays with Cake

I decided to pull out some of my background dies and create some simple cards with a small focal images. They make clean and simple cards.

For this card I pulled out the Honey Bee Hexagon Middle Layer Die. A rectangle was ink blended with Distress Oxide Inks and added behind the background die.

I printed a small Graciellie Design Birthday Cake, colored it with Copic Markers and added it to the sentiment strip which was adhered to the front with foam tape.

A quick and easy card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Graciellie Design Birthday Cake
  • Avery Elle Cake and Candles
  • Honey Bee Hexagon Middle Layer Die
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Fossilized Amber, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey
  • Copic Markers: Y38, Y35, Y32; Y23, Y21; YG17, YG03
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive

HBD Rock Star

Music has always been a big part of my brother’s life and so I pulled out the images from Honey Bee Stamps’ Music Speaks. They were colored with Copic Markers.

I stamped the front of a side folder cardbase with a light gray ink and the My Favorite Things Big Musical Notes. Foam tape was added to the back of the images and they were added to the to the card front.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Honey Bee Stamps Music Speaks
  • CZ Designs Stop Drop Party
  • Altenew Sentiments and Quotes
  • My Favorite Things Big Musical Notes
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Copic Markers: YR24, YR23, YR21; E19, E17, E15, E13; E33, E31; R88, R39, R37, R35; B39, B37, B34; C6, C5, C4, C2, C0
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White