Happy Everything Aubrey

This card was made for a young woman at my church whose favorite color is purple.  I used the La-La Land Crafts Darling Marci Digi Stamp and printed it on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with my laser jet printer, which allows you to color with Copic Markers without the lines bleeding.

I colored the image with the following Copic Markers: V28, V25, V22, BV17, BV 13; E49, E47, E57, E55; E11, E01, E000, R20, R21.  I added white polka dots to the dress using a Sakura White Get Pen.  Once the coloring was complete I used the PIXScan Mat to cut around the image with the Silhouette Cameo.

I found some purple and pink plaid cardstock in the Recollections Bright & Basic Paper Pack and die cut it with an A2 My Favorite Things Rectangle STAX die.  It was adhered to the front of a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.

Whenever I use an image that appears to be sitting I like to have something to ground them.  I die cut the La-La Land Crafts Garden Bench out of some Simon Says Stamp Woodgrain Cardstock and ink blended it with Distress Inks Brushed Corduroy and Vintage Photo.  I added thin strips of 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to the back of the bend to add dimension.  The focal image was adhered to the bend with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive, with a little foam tape behind the legs so that it would be on the same level.

The sentiment is a Penny Black die from the Awesome set.  It was cut multiple times from white cardstock and adhered together with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  The top layers was colored using the same purple Copic Markers that had been used on the dress, blended with darkest on the bottom.  It was adhered to the bottom of the plaid card front and then the bench and girl were adhered as well.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • La-La Land Crafts Darling Marci
  • Penny Black Awesome Die Set
  • Copic Markers: V28, V25, V22, BV17, BV 13; E49, E47, E57, E55; E11, E01, E000, R20, R21
  • Sukura White Gel Pen
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Recollections Bright & Basic Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Woodgrain Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • La-La Land Crafts Garden Bench Die
  • Distress Inks Brushed Corduroy and Vintage Photo
  • Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool

A Skater’s Happy Birthday

When I saw this stamp from La-La Land Crafts called Figure Skater Marci I knew it would make the perfect birthday card for Julia, who is a competitive figure skater.  Love the way it turned out.

I have the digital image, so I can make it just the size I want. I printed the image with my laser printer onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then colored it with Copic Markers (listed below). Once I was done coloring, I then scanned and imported it into the Silhouette Cameo to cut around the image, much faster than fussy cutting.

I cut a rectangle from the same white cardstock using a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Polka Dot Embossing Folder.  This time I reversed the polka dots s they were recessed.  I adhered the focal image to the embossed rectangle using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock. To make the focal image pop on the white cardbase, I used Gina K. Designs Black 120# Cardstock, which was cut 1/8″ larger than the embossed rectangle and adhered using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Brush Stroke Messages and was stamped on Vellum with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder then wrapped around the focal image panel and adhered to the back with Scotch Tape. Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the panel and then adhered to the cardbase with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • La-La Land Crafts Figure Skater Marci Digi Stamp
  • Simon Says Stamp Brush Stroke Messages
  • Copic Colors: C0, C2, 0; C9, C7, C5; RV14, RV13, RV11, RV10; R20, R21; E49, E47, E29
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • WorldWin Papers Translucent Vellum
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Versa Mark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Cuttlebug Polka Dot Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Winter Birthday Wishes

This cute image from La-La Land Crafts Autumn Marci is great for an autumn or winter birthday card with is jacket, scarf, and gloves.  Paige’s favorite color is blue and I added accents of pink.  I really like the color combination.

I have the digital image, so I can make it just the size I want. I printed the image with my laser printer onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then colored it with Copic Markers (listed below). Once I was done coloring, I then scanned and imported it into the Silhouette Cameo to cut around the image, much faster than fussy cutting.

I cut a rectangle from the same white cardstock using a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Polka Dot Embossing Folder and adhered the focal image using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock. To make the focal image pop on the white cardbase, I looked through my scraps of paper and found this matching blue paper, which was cut 1/8″ larger than the embossed rectangle and adhered using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The sentiment is from Studio Katia’s Blooming Bunch and was stamped on Vellum with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder then wrapped around the focal image panel and adhered to the back with Scotch Tape. Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the panel and then adhered to the cardbase with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • La-La Land Crafts Autumn Marci Digi Stamp
  • Studio Katia Blooming Bunch
  • Copic Markers: BG01, BG02, B02; B06, B05, B04, B02; E00, E01, E11, R20; R20, R21, R22; C0, C2, C4; C3, C5; E29, E24, E31
  • Sakura Gelly Roll 08 White Pen
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Navy Cardstock
  • WorldWin Papers Translucent Vellum
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Versa Mark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Cuttlebug Polka Dot Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

 

Love You Hailey – Happy Birthday

I love making birthday cards for the young women at church.  It is fun to find an image that looks similar to what they look like and color matching hair and skin tones and the clothes in their favorite colors.  I really like the navy and coral combination that Hailey likes.

I stamped the image from La-La Land Crafts Love You Molli onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, which is Copic friendly and colored the image with the markers listed below.

Once I was done coloring, I then scanned and imported it into the Silhouette Cameo to cut around the image. Almost as good as a matching die, just takes a little more time, but faster than fussy cutting.

I cut a rectangle from the same white cardstock using a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Cross My Heart Embossing Folder and adhered the focal image using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock. To make the focal image pop on the white cardbase, I used Gina K. Designs In the Navy 120# cardstock, which was cut 1/8″ larger than the embossed rectangle and adhered using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The sentiment is from the Simon Says Stamp Brush Stroke Message set and was stamped on Vellum with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder then wrapped around the focal image panel and adhered to the back with Scotch Tape. Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the panel and then adhered to the cardbase with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • La-La Land Crafts Love You Molli
  • Simon Says Stamp Brush Stroke Message
  • Copic Markers R20, R21, R22; E00, E01, E11, R20; C1, C2, C3, C4; C6, C7, C9; B34, B37, B39; E31, E33, E37, 0
  • Sakura Gelly Roll 08 White Pen
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Navy Cardstock
  • WorldWin Papers Translucent Vellum
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Versa Mark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Cuttlebug Cross My Heart Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Celebrated Every Day Birthday Card

My granddaughter Emma is turning twelve is quite the little artist.  The cute image from La-La Land Crafts entitled Artist Marci is perfect for her.  Her favorite color is aqua/teal blue and so that is what I used to color the image and stencil.

I originally made this card as a spinner, but when I was showing it to a friend the string broke and there wasn’t any way I could add new string between the front and back image because they had been adhered together with Sookwang Be Creative Tape and so I decided to make it a see through card.

This is a digital image and so it was easy to print both an original and mirror image.  They were colored with Copic Markers (listed below) and then die cut using the Silhouette PIXScan Mat.  As stated above the two images were adhered together with Be Creative Tape.

I pulled some striped blue ccardstock from the Echo Park Hello Winter 6 x 6 Pack and die cut it with a Memory Box Stitched Rectangle that would cover a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 top folding cardbase, made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The patterned paper was temporarily adhered to the front of the cardbase so a rectangle opening could be die cut through both the cardbase and the patterned paper.

Southbend Monofilament Line was adhered between the two focal images, leaving long tails.  The images were adhered in the center of the small rectangle with the strings being secured with more Sookwang Be Creative Tape then more tape was added to the back of the patterned paper and it was adhered to the front of the cardbase, covering the strings and securing them in place.

The Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Rectangle Frame was used to cut four teal blue frames.  Before adhering them to the front of the card the sentiment from Mama Elephant Make a Wish was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  Then two frames were together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was cut in half so that it would be narrow enough to be placed on the back of the frame adding dimension.  The other two were adhered to the inside of the card with liquid glue.

When the string broke on the spinner a piece of acetate was cut just smaller than the opening and was adhered to the front of the first frames with 1/8″ Be Creative Tape.  Another teal frame was die cut and adhered over the acetate with the same tape.  The focal image was run through my Xyron  Sticker Maker so that it would be smooth when placed on the acetate.

Since you  could see through the front of the card there wasn’t any place to stamp the sentiment and write a message, so a quarter sheet of Neena Classic Crest was cut 4 1/4″ x 5 3/4″ and the Echo Park Balloon Stencil and ink blended with Distress Oxide Inks Broken China and Peacock Feather.  It was scored at 5 1/4″ and the fold was adhered to the back of the card with some Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Another frame was die cut and an edge was cut to adhere to the top of the shorter stencil piece.  This allowed it to be a tri-fold where the sentiment could stamped behind the stenciled panel and a message written.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • La-La Land Crafts Artist Marci Digital Image (Printed and cut with Silhouette Cameo)
  • Mama Elephant Make a Wish Stamp
  • Copic Markers: BG49, BG15, BG13; E49, E77, E57; E59, E55, E53; R35, R32, R14; B99, B93; E13, E11, E01, R20, R21; W0, W2, W3; V1, RV34, B91, G03, Y18
  • Echo Park Balloon Stencil
  • Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Rectangle Frame
  • Echo Park Hello Winter 6 x 6 Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Versa Mark Ink
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Broken China and Peacock Feathers

 

Happy Birthday Abagail

This card was made for a young woman at church whose favorite color is purple.  I found a beautiful plaid from the Doodlebug Polar Pals 6 x 6 Paper Pack that made the La-La Land Crafts Birthday Cake Molli image pop on the paper.  I love the way it turned out.  Happy Birthday Abigail.

The image is a digital stamp and was printed on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a LaserJet printer to ensure it wouldn’t bleed when colored with Copic Markers (colors listed below).  The Silhouette Cameo PIXScan Mat was used to cut around the image once it had been colored.

The patterned paper was cut with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes and adhered directly to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.

A My Favorite Things Stitched Oval Frame was cut from white cardstock to draw attention to the focal image.  To add dimension 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was cut in half and adhered to the back and then adhered to the card front.

Foam Tape was added to the back of the focal image and before adhering it to the card front it was placed to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment from Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday, which was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Hero Arts Detailed White Embossing Powder.  The focal image was then attached by removing the backing of the foam tape and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • La-La Land Crafts Birthday Cake Molli Digital Stamp
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • MFT Stitched Oval Frame
  • Copic Markers: E49, E37, E33; V12, V04, V06, V09; E000, E00, E11, R20; YR24, YR23, YR21; YR23, Y35
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Doodlebug Polar Pals 6 x 6 Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle

Have a Fabulous Birthday Jennifer

I’m having total hip replacement the end of October and thought that it would be best to make all the birthday cards for the young women in our ward throughout the end of the year.  All the cards I made for the young women are girl images, mostly from La-La Land Crafts.  This one is Fabulous Marci.  This is a digital image and was printed on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then cut with the Silhouette Cameo and the PIXScan Mat.

This is a card that was made for Jennifer.  Her favorite color is blue and she has lovely long dark blond/light brown hair.  It was colored with Copic Markers (listed below).  To add some dimension to the card I accented the headband and roses with Silver Stickles.

To assemble the card I went through my stash of patterned paper and found this pretty Baby Blue Paisley paper from The Paper Studio.  It was die cut using the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle.  Since the patterned paper has a little black detailing, Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock was cut 1/8” larger and adhered to the back with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  It was then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment consists of a die cut from the Sizzix Celebrate pack, which was cut three times from black cardstock and adhered together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive.  To determine placement the focal image was laid on the patterned paper, along with the die cut word, and the secondary sentiment from Winnie & Walter The Big the Bold and Party was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  The “birthday” die cut was adhered above using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of the focal image and then adhered to the card front and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • La-La Land Crafts Fabulous Marci Digital Stamp
  • Sizzix Celebrate Die
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle
  • Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold, & Party Stamp
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • The Paper Studio Baby Blue Paisley Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: E11, E00, E000, R20, R21; E59, E57, E55, E53; B99, B97, B95, B93, B91; C8, C6
  • Stickles Silver
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Sugar n’ Spice Happy Birthday Cora

This card was made for Cora, who is turning twelve this year and joining the young women organization in our church.  We are excited to have her join us.  Her favorite color is blue.

The image for this card is La-La Land Crafts Sugar n’ Spice Marci.  This is a digital image and was printed on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then cut with the Silhouette Cameo and the PIXScan Mat.  It was colored with Copic Markers (colors listed below).

 

To set off the image a heart was die cut from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock using the Spellbinders Classic Hearts Die.  It was then dry embossed with the DoCrafts Small Polka Hearts Embossing Folder.  I went through my stash of cardstock and found some blue and white polka dot paper.  It was die cut using the WPlus9 Gift Card Layers Rectangle Die and adhered to the front of a top folding A2 Cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  The heart die was adhered to the front using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment consists of a Happy die cut three times from 80# white cardstock using the Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Stamp and Die set.  The secondary sentiment is from My Favorite Things Happy Everything Stamp with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder.

3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of the focal image and it was then adhered to the embossed heart and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • La-La Land Crafts Sugar n’ Spice Marci Digital Stamp
  • My Favorite Things Happy Everything Stamp
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Die
  • Copic Markers: B99, B97, B95, B93, B91; E35, E33, E31, E25; E11, E00, E000, R20, R21; C1; R85, R83, R81
  • Blue Polka Dot Paper from Stash
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • DoCrafts Small Polka Hearts Embossing Folder
  • Spellbinders Classic Hearts Die
  • WPlus9 Gift Card Layers Rectangle Die
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue

Spring Birthday Annabel

I graduated High School in 1970, flower power is a sign of my time.  When I saw this stamp I knew I need to have it.

This card is for Annabel.  She got a new little puppy a few months ago and is in love with it, so I decided to add this cute little dog from My Favorite Things Our Story.  The focal image is another digital stamp from La-La Land Crafts called Spring Molli.  Once it was printed on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and the dog image stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto they were die cut with the Silhouette Cameo using the PIXScan mat.

It was colored with blue Copic Markers since that is her favorite color (see below).  I found the blue patterned paper in the Recollections Bright and Basic 6 x 6 Paper Pad.  To set off the focal image a frame was cut from the 80# White Cardstock using the Mama Elephant Madison Avenue Frame.  3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back for dimension.

The sentiment is from C.C. Designs Amy R Great Birthday Greetings. The patterned paper was cut just smaller than the frame and the sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.  The patterned paper was then added to the back of the frame and then adhered to the front of a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

The focal image and the dog were adhered to the card front using 3M ½” Foam Tape and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • La-La Land Crafts Spring Molli Digital Stamp
  • My Favorite Things Our Story
  • C. Designs Amy R Great Birthday Greetings
  • Mama Elephant Madison Avenue Frame
  • Recollections Bright & Basic 6 x 6 Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: E34, E31, E30; E35, E53, E51; E11, E00, E000, R20; C3, C1; G07, G03; B06, B04; BG49, BG45; B99, B97, B95, B93, B91; B23, B24, B23, B21l YR23, Y35
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle

Birthday Gift For Ella

Ella is a young lady turning twelve this year.  She will be joining the young women organization the first of November.  She has two big sisters already in young women’s and if very excited to be joining them.  She has long blond hair and her favorite color is coral.

The focal image is a digital stamp from La-La Land Crafts called Birthday Gift Molli.  It was printed on Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock and then die cut using the Silhouette Cameo and the PIXScan Mat.  The bench she is sitting on is from La-La Land Crafts called Garden Bench.  It was die cut with the same paper and colored with Copic Markers.

A rectangled of peach dotted paper was due cut using the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundles of Stitched Shapes.  A rectangle 1/8″ larger was cut with a guillotine cutter out of Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and the two were adhered together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

A side folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the polka dot paper rectangle, the garden bench, and the focal image were adhered to the front using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  The sentiment is from Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold, and Party stamp and die and was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and adhered at the bottom of the cardfront.  The secondary greeting is from Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold, and Party Stamp set and was stamped using Tusukineko Brilliance Gold Pigment Ink and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • La-La Land Crafts Birthday Gift Molli Digital Stamp
  • Winnie & Walter The Big, Bold, & Party Stamp
  • Copic Markers: E57, E55, E47; E33, E53, E50, E55; E11, E00, E000, R20; R22, R21, R20; B26, B24, B21
  • Tsukineko Brilliance Gold Pigment Ink
  • La-La Land Crafts Garden Bench Die
  • Crepe Paper Lots of Love 6 x 6 Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Sizzix Celebrate Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle