Purple and Silver Blooming Chrysanthemum Sympathy

I had two sweet friends pass away within a week of one another. I will miss them. Valerie had two of her sons living in our ward and so I wanted to create sympathy cards that were purple, since that was her favorite color. This is the second card. I love the elegance of the purple with a touch of silver.

Products Used:

  • Memory Box Blooming Chrysanthemum Die
  • Honey Bee With Sympathy Stamp and Die
  • Ranger Alcohol Pearl Ink Villainous
  • Ranger Alcohol Inks Amethyst and Purple Twilight
  • Ranger Alcohol Blending Solution
  • Kirkland Glossy Photo Paper
  • Paper Accents Glossy Silver Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 110# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

A Box Full of Happy

I’ve used this stamp several times in the past, but this time I decided to use actual tissue paper and loved the way it looked. At the last minute I added the confetti exploding from the box and it was the perfect touch.

Products Used:

  • Honey Bee Celebration Box
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy
  • Ranger Distress Oxide Inks: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Faded Jeans, squeezed Lemonade, Vintage Photo
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Kraft Cardstock
  • Tissue Paper
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Laromni Toothbrush Make Up Brush
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Floral Birthday

I love this paper from Carta Bella, but my die cut sentiment was getting lost in the busy pattern. I started out adding a vellum shadow behind the sentiment and that helped, but it still needed something to make it pop on the page. I decided to use both the shadow dies to create a frame and loved the results.

Products Used:

  • Honey Bee Birthday Die
  • WPlus9 Birthday Wishes
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Carta Bella Flower Market Floral Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Vellum
  • Pink Cardstock from Stash
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Copic Markers: R35, R24, R22, RV66

Inlaid Floral Hooray It’s Your Birthday

I had inlaid this beautiful hooray die previously, but this time I decided to use the smaller shadow die. I did an ombre coloration with Copic Markers to the sentiment die and it really made it standout.

Products Used:

  • Honey Bee Hooray for You Die
  • My Favorite Things You Wow Me
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Carta Bella Flower Market Floral Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Pink Cardstock from Stash
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Copic Markers: R21, R20, Blending

Inlaid Hooray Birthday with Candles

For this card I decided to inlay the sentiment die cut using the second shadow of this Honey Bee die cut. I also added to candles using my favorite candle die cuts from Technique Tuesday.

Products Used:

  • Sugarpea Designs Celebrate All Things Stamp
  • Technique Tuesday Birthday Candles Die
  • Honey Bee Stamp Hooray for You Die
  • Adventure Emporium Steampunk Emporium Cardstock
  • Yellow Cardstock from Stash
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Distress Oxide Gather Twigs Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darcie Sticky Back Black Foam
  • Stickles Gold
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Birthday Cake Hooray

I love this big hooray die from Honey Bee Stamps, it has several layers that can be used in creating a sentiment. For this card I just used two. I loved this paper Adventure Emporium and thought it would make a great masculine card. I added a birthday cake for added visual interest and distress the edges of everything with Distress Oxide Gathered Twigs.

Products Used:

  • Winnie & Walter Sugar Rush Stamp
  • Scrapbook.com Sweet Celebrations Stamp (Candles)
  • Sugarpea Designs Celebrate All Things Stamp
  • Honey Bee Stamp Hooray for You Die
  • Adventure Emporium Steampunk Emporium Cardstock
  • Yellow Cardstock from Stash
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Distress Oxide Gather Twigs Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darcie Sticky Back Black Foam
  • Stickles Gold
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Balloon Bouquet: Hooray! It’s Your Birthday

I’m in love with the backgrounds you can create with alcohol inks and adding the pearl formula adds an added sparkle and shine.

Products Used:

  • Pearl Alcohol Inks
  • Honey Bee Stamps Hooray for You Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Balloon Bouquet Die
  • Gina K. Designs Birthday Greetings
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Costco Glossy Photo Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Patterned Paper Thinking of You

Paper packs have great coordinating paper. You don’t have to have a pretty stamp and die, just cut one of the flowers from the patterned paper and add it to a coordinating rectangle. Quick and easy card with minimal supplies.

Products Used:

  • Honey Bee Stamps Thinking of You Die
  • Craft Smith Blush Glam 12 x 12 Paper Pack
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Be Creative Tape
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Framed Thinking of You

I love this double cut die from Memory Box. It creates a narrow frame that sets off your focal image or sentiment perfectly.

Products Used:

  • Honey Bee Stamps Thinking of You Die
  • Recollections Midnight Garden 12 x 12 Paper Pack
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Memory Box Double Stitched Rectangles
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Be Creative Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Thinking of You Patterned Paper Beauty

I love this patterned paper from the DCVW Happy Day Pad. The centers of the flowers are gold foil, so adding a gold mirror sentiment and border compliments it perfectly.

Products Used:

  • Honey Bee Stamps Thinking of You Die
  • DCWV Happy Day 12 x 12 Paper Stack
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Vellum
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive