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

Hope Your Birthday is a Hit

This is the second card I made using Honey Bee Stamps Record Player Die. This time I made it a circle card. Love the way it turned out.

Products Used:

  • Honey Bee Stamps Record Player Die
  • Honey Bee Stamps For the Record
  • Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Birthday
  • Jillian Vance Musical Notes Background
  • Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Red Velvet Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Red Cardstock from Scraps
  • Oracle 631 Black Vinyl
  • Darcie Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Hero Arts Infinity Circle Dies

Honey Bee Just for the Record

I love music. It has been a major part of my life since I was a baby. My mother trained professionally as a vocalist and passed on her knowledge to all of her girls. When I saw this new die by Honey Bee Stamps I had to have it. I think it turned out awesome, and so very fun! The background music stamp from Jillian Vance was a perfect backdrop.

Products Used:

  • Honey Bee Stamps Record Player Die
  • Honey Bee Stamps For the Record
  • Jillian Vance Musical Notes Background
  • Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Red Cardstock from Scraps
  • Silhouette for Circle Sentiment
  • Oracle 631 Black Vinyl
  • Darcie Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

You Rock: Happy Birthday

A great plaid paper and a large die cut sentiments make for a clean and simple masculine card.

Products Used:

  • Matty’s Crafting Joy You Rock Die
  • MFT Beautiful Hello
  • Jillian Vance Music Speaks Stamp and Die
  • My Mind’s Eye Tres Jolie Buddies Plaid
  • Gina K. Designs Ivory Base Weight Cardstock
  • Green and Blue Cardstock from Scraps
  • Gina K. Designs Grass Green Ink
  • Daniel Smith Watercolors: Hansa Yellow Light and Cerulean Blue Chromium
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Watercolor Background Rock On Masculine Card

Here is the second card with a watercolor musical background and guitar die cuts.

Products Used:

  • Jillian Vance Music Speaks Stamp and Dies
  • Jillian Vance Musical Notes Background
  • Echo Park Oh Holy Night
  • Altenew Fine Alphabet Dies
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Distress Inks: Salty Ocean, Candied Apple, Mustard Seed
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Gina K. Designs Black Onyx Base Weight Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Canson XL Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Watercolor Background You Rock Birthday

Maybe it’s because I’m a child who grew up in the 60’s and 70’s, but I love these musical guitars. With the music background it makes a great card.

Products Used:

  • Jillian Vance Music Speaks Stamp and Dies
  • Jillian Vance Musical Notes Background
  • Altenew Fine Alphabet Dies
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Daniel Smith Watercolors: Hansa Yellow Light, Quinacridone Rose, Cerulean Blue Chromium
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Gina K. Designs Cherry Red Base Weight Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Canson XL Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Dresden China Birthday Cards

These are the last two cards that I made with the Jillian Vance Dresden China Quilt Die.  This time I decided to stamp my own patterned paper using the Simon Says Stamp Kaleidoscope Leaves Background Die.  One was stamped with Simon Fog Ink and the other with Memento Summer Sky.

These were very easy cards to make.  I stamped the background and then die cut the images using an A2 My Favorite Things Stitched Rectange STAX die.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller and adhered to the back.  I die cut the quilt from colored cardstock that was backed with Be Creative Tape and then removed the backing and adhered it to the card front.  For one of the cards I used a die cut sentiment and for the other I stamped it on the same colored cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.

PRODUCTS USED CARD #1:

  • Jillian Vance Dresden China Quilt Block
  • Simon Says Stamp Kaleidoscope Leaves Background Stamp
  • Simon Say Stamp Fog Ink
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • BasicGrey Knee High Cat’s Cradle Cardstock
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Birthday Border
  • Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Pretty Pink Post Clear Droplets
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Elizabeth Craft Design 6 X 6 Double Sided Tape

PRODUCTS USED CARD #2

  • Jillian Vance Dresden China Quilt Block
  • Simon Says Stamp Kaleidoscope Leaves Background Stamp
  • Memento Summer Sky Ink
  • Sugarpea Designs Celebrate All The Things
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • My Mind’s Eye Wild Asparagus Baby Boy Circles/Blue Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Elizabeth Craft Design 6 X 6 Double Sided Tape
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • My Favorite Things Sentiment Die
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder

Dresden China Sew Beautiful to Me

This is the third card that I made with the Jillian Vance Dresden China Die.  This time I decided to give dimension to the quilt block by adding multiple layers of the frame, which made the pieces of the quilt recessed.

This time I decided to make a 4.5″ x 4.5″ card.  The cardbase was made from the patterned paper used for the quilt block.  The die was cut from a scrap of that cardstock that had been backed with Be Creative Tape, and another three time with plain ivory cardstock.  To adhered all the quilt frames together the ivory pieces were sprayed with Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive and then layered together.

A square of Gina K. Designs Layering Weight Ivory Cardstock was cut using the largest Avery Elle Double Pierced Square die.  The sentiment from Jillian Vance’s Sew Special was stamped in the lower left using Altenew Pink Diamond Ink.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller and adhered to the back.  The quilt frames were then adhered to the center of the card and the individual pieces of the quilt were adhered by peeling off the protective backing on the Be Creative Tape and putting them in place.  The rectangle was then adhered to the cardbase using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

Final embellishments were to add a thin silk ribbon bow at the top of the card and adding a white pearl in the center of the quilt and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Jillian Vance Dresden China Quilt Block
  • Jillian Vance Sew Special
  • Altenew Pink Diamond Ink
  • My Mind’s Eye Deena’s Penny Lane Graceful Circles Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# Ivory Cardstock
  • Pearl from Stash
  • Cream Organza Ribbon from Stash
  • Avery Elle Double Pierced Square
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Dresden China Inlaid Quilt Block Hello

This is the second card I made with the Jillian Vance Dresden China Quilt Block.  The inlaid design is my favorite.

For this card I only used two patterned papers.  Be Creative Tape was added to the back of each. A rectangle of Gina K. Designs Layering Weight Cardstock was cut using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX. Be Creative Tape was then added to the back and the quilt block was again, ensuring it was centered in the rectangle towards the top.

Using the Be Creative Tape allows all the die cuts to become stickers and are then easy to assemble in the desired patterned. The stitched rectangle was placed on the front of a top folding A2 Cardbase, made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock, to ensure placed of the ivory quilt frame. The patterned paper quilt pieces were then adhered in the appropriate pattern.

To create the inlaid look Darice Stick Back Foam was added to the back of the rectangle with the opening for the quilt block and carefully adhered in place.

The sentiment was cut from one of the patterned papers using the My Favorite Things Happy Hellos Die and an additional three time from ivory cardstock.  All were stacked and adhered together using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  After placing the sentiment at the bottom of the card it just felt like it needed a little some extra, so a thin strip of the  other patterned paper was added just above, and an even thinner strip was added using the back of that double sided paper.  Love the way it turned out.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Jillian Vance Dresden China Quilt Block
  • My Mind’s Eye Deena’s Penny Lane Graceful Circles Cardstock
  • BasicGrey Knee High Cat’s Cradle Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Happy Hellos
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Elizabeth Craft Design 6 X 6 Double Sided Tape

Dresden China Inlaid Quilt Block Birthday

I recently purchased the Jillian Vance Dresden China Quilt Block Die.  This die adds a stitched border to both the inside and outside of the due cut.  I love the way it looks when you inlay the quilt pieces.

When making a quilt block card it is best to use very small patterned paper.  I loved the pretty small flowers that were in the BasicGrey Knee High Cat’s Cradle paper and let it be the inspiration for the other papers used.  I added Be Creative Tape to the back of patterned papers I planned to use in the quilt.  A rectangle of Gina K. Designs Layering Weight Cardstock was cut using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX.  Be Creative Tape was then added to the back and the quilt block was again, ensuring it was centered in the rectangle towards the top.

Using the Be Creative Tape allows all the die cuts to become stickers and are then easy to assemble in the desired patterned.  The stitched rectangle was placed on the front of a top folding A2 Cardbase, made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock, to ensure placed of the ivory quilt frame. The patterned paper quilt pieces were then adhered in the appropriate pattern.

To create the inlaid look Darice Stick Back Foam was added to  the back of the rectangle with the opening for the quilt block and carefully adhered in place.

The sentiment from Jillian Vance’s Sew Special Stamp Set was stamped with VersaMark Ink on a scrap of the blue cardstock and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.  It was then die cut with a My Favorite Things Stitched Fishtail Sentiments Die.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back and it was placed below the focal image.

Loved the way this turned out that I made a Hello card with the same die.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Jillian Vance Dresden China Quilt Block
  • Jillian Vance Sew Special Stamp Set
  • BasicGrey Knee High Cat’s Cradle Cardstock
  • My Mind’s Eye Wild Asparagus Baby Boy Circles/Blue Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Fishtail Sentiments
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam