Hey There Cupcake

When you purchased $60 of product this month at My Favorite Things you got this great “Hey There, Cupcake” die. I wanted to use it for the final cupcake using the monthly card kit.

I found this great striped cardstock from Lawn Fawn and used a stitched rectangle from My Favorite Things to size it to leave a thin white border around it when adhered to the front of an A2 cardbase. I decided to pull out my new Ellen Hutson Essential Rectangle die and create a thin border that I would add to the card front. I cut it three times and glued them together use liquid glue.

The cupcake liner was cut from some green and white striped paper from the same paper pack. The cupcake frosting was cut from white cardstock. A C1 Copic Marker was used to add shadows to the layers of frosting. The two were adhered together using a thin line of liquid glue at the top of the cupcake liner. Foam Tape was added to the back to add dimension when it was adhered to the card front on a slight angle.

The Hey There Cupcake die was cut three times from the same white cardstock and adhered together with liquid glue. It was then glued above and below the cupcake.

The final embellishment was to add Nuvo Crystal Drops in multi colors to the frosting to add sprinkles.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Cupcake and Sprinkles Die
  • My Favorite Things Hey There Cupcake Die
  • Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow 6×6 Petite Paper Pack
  • Neena Classic Crest 110# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Copic Markers C1
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Ellen Hutson Essential Rectangle
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops: Red Berry, Wedgewood Blue, Dandelion Yellow, Caribbean Ocean, Apple Green

Have a Totally Delicious Birthday

This is the second card I made with My Favorite Things Icing on the Cupcake Card Kit. This time I decided to use a trio of cupcakes on the card.

I decided to use the My Favorite Things Happy Birthday Background Stamp. I used Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink to stamp, which gave a very subtle background for the focal images.

I pulled out some great striped paper from Lawn Fawn’s Really Rainbow Paper Pack and die cut the cupcake liners. The cupcake frosting was die cut from white cardstock and colored with Copic Markers to make the striped paper. The two were adhered together with a thin line of liquid glue and foam tape was added to the back for dimension.

I originally thought about using a black sentiment strip, but since the background was stamped in gray I decided to use a dark gray cardstock, stamped with VersaMark and heat set with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.

Foam tape was added to the back of the sentiment strip, which grounded the cupcakes. There was a little too much space at the top of the focal image, so I used the banner in the die set, colored it with Copic Markers and stamped a secondary sentiment with VersaMark Ink and heat set with white embossing powder.

The final embellishment was to add Ranger Crystal Stickles on the frosting.

PRODUCTS USED

  • My Favorite Things Cupcake and Sprinkles Die
  • My Favorite Things Sugar-Coated Sentiments
  • My Favorite Things Happy Birthday Background
  • Clearly Besotted – Simply Said Birthday
  • Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow 6×6 Petite Paper Pack
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gray Cardstock from Scraps
  • Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers R27, R24, R22, R21; YG17, YG13, YG05, YG03; BG15, BG13, BG11, BG10; YR16, YR15, YR14, YR12
  • Ranger Stickles Crystal
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Wishing You a Sweet Day Cupcake

I recently purchased My Favorite Things Icing on the Cupcake Card . I like cupcakes because they are gender neutral and you can make some great guy cards with them. This is the first card I made with the kit.

I pulled out some great patterned paper from Lawn Fawn and accented the red and yellow in the striped paper for the cupcake, which was cut with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle.

I die cut the cupcake frosting with some yellow paper from the paper pack and the cupcake liner from red patterned paper. I added shadows to both with Copic Markers.

I die cut a small rectangle using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle and placed the sentiment and cupcake where I wanted them to determine where to cut the top of the cupcake for the shaker pouch.

I pulled out some seed beads I had in my stash to fill the shaker. I adhered the shaker pouch with liquid glue and gave it a few minutes to dry. To fill the pouch I turned over the rectangle with the pouch and filled it with the beads. I took the cupcake frosting and placed it back into the rectangle of yellow cardstock and adhered them together with Scotch Tape. I added glue to the back of the rectangle (be sure to add glue around the pouch to ensure the beads do not escape the shaker) and adhered the yellow cupcake frosting to the rectangle, ensuring that they two panels align correctly.

When I went to adhered the focal image rectangle it got a little lost on the striped paper, so I took another piece of cardstock a little larger than the focal image and colored the edges with the same Copic Marker used to give shadow to the cupcake liner and adhered the two together to dotliner adhesive.

Craft foam was added to the back of the focal image and it was adhered to the card front on an angle with liquid glue.

The final embellishment was to scatter Nuvo Crystal drops in red and yellow around the cupcake.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Cupcake and Sprinkles Die
  • My Favorite Things Sugar-Coated Sentiments
  • My Favorite Things Cupcake Shaker Pouch
  • Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow 6×6 Petite Paper Pack
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Copic Markers R24, R22, R21; Y15
  • Gina K. Designs Lipstick and Red Hot Inks
  • Mikuki seed Beads Tango, Gold, Ruby, Lt Sapphire, Chartreuse
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Fun Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Red Berry, Dandelion Yellow

Happy Birthday To You Blocks and Balloons

Love the colors of this plaid cardstock. It was cut using a stitched rectangle and matted with navy cardstock.

Simon Says Stamp’s Balloon Bouquet and the WPlus9 Happy Birthday dies were cut from navy cardstock. I pulled out some scraps of mint cardstock from scraps and backed the sentiment blocks. The blocks had foam tape added to the back for dimension. The birthday die was die cut three times and adhered together. The balloon bouquet was added directly to the plaid paper. I cut the balloon strings short so that they didn’t hand below the “happy” block.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • WPlus9 Happy Birthday Dies
  • Simon Says Stamp Balloon Bouquet
  • Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid 6 x 6 Paper Pack
  • Mint Green Cardstock from Stash
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs In the Navy Base Weight Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Neat & Tangled Starry Night Sequins

Navy Geometric Border Happy Birthday

This is the last card I made using the Fiskars Geo Border stamp, this time using navy ink.

I found some complimentary navy cardstock with black polka dots. I had purchased the Momenta 1.5″ Alphabet dies, but they were so large you couldn’t fit the word “Happy” using them, so I used it for the “H” and then pulled out Altenew’s Bold Alphabet dies for the rest of the word. I cut them again from black sticky back foam to add dimension.

I added the secondary sentiment underneath the die cut word. Navy cardstock was used to add a thin mat behind the focal image rectangle.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Fiskars Geo Borders
  • Momenta 1.5” Alphabet
  • Altenew Bold Alphabet
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy
  • Gina K. Designs Blue Denim Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Blue Denim Base Weight Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Studio Tiny Polka Navy Tonal
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss White

Green Geometric Border Happy Birthday

I’ve had these geometric border stamps from Fiskars for a long time and decided to use them on some stamps. For this card I stamped the triangles on either side of a rectangle die cut using a stitched rectangle.

The focal image was stamped in the center of the borders and colored with Copic Markers. The sentiment was stamped below. However, it looked flat on the card front, so I stamped it again, colored it again, fussy cut it with scissors, added some foam tape for dimension and placed on top of the prior stamped image. I liked this much better.

I created a mat for behind the rectangle using the same green ink that had been used on the triangle border. It was then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Fiskars Geo Borders
  • Inkadinkado Happy Birthday Surprise
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy
  • Copic Markers: YR09, YR07, YR04, YR00; YG67, YG63, YG03; Y28, Y26, Y23, Y21; YR18, YR16, YR14, YR12; YR24, YR23, YR21; G46, G43, G40; Y38, Y35, Y32; R27, R24, R22, R21; YG63, YG03, YG01
  • Gina K. Designs Fresh Asparagus and Tangerine Twist Ink
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Fresh Asparagus Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Ripened Pumpkin and Bottle Green

Happy Birthday Rachel

My cardmaking style is clean and simple, but with that I still like to have some visual interest. With this card I added a rectangle that was embossed with a dotted embossing folder. To bring out the green of the image I added a mat of green cardstock that was colored with Copic Markers to match.

Dimension was added to the image with foam tape. The sentiment is a die cut and sentiment strip combined.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • La-La Land Crafts Summer Dress Molli
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Copic Markers: YG67, YG17, YG25, YG03, YG01; E55, E53, E51; E11, E01, E00, R20; R21, R22
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Cuttlebug Polka Dot Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Enjoy Your Day Tool Man

I have some guys in my life who like creating things with tools. When I saw this cute image from Lili of the Valley I needed to buy it. I printed the image with a laser printer on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock. Copic Markers were used to color the image, when that was done it was die cut using a Silhouette Cameo PIXScan Mat.

I wanted a background that would enhance the image and so I pulled out my Sizzix 3D Lumber Texture Plate. I ran some Gina K. Designs Warm Cocoa Ink across the embossed panel.

3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the image die cut to add dimension to the card. I only had a small space for a sentiment so I decided to use a circle die to place in the upper left of the card front.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lili Of The Valley The Work Bench
  • Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel Sentiments
  • Copic Markers: E57, E55, E53; E11, E01, E00; E29, E27, E25; E37, E35, E33, E31, E30; E43, E42, E41, E40; B37, B34, B32; Yg67, Yg17, Yg05, Yg03; C5, C4, C3, C2, C1, C0
  • Versamark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • Sizzix 3d Texture Plate Lumber
  • Hero Arts Infinity Circle Dies
  • 3m ½” Foam Tape
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
    Gina K. Designs Base Weight Kraft Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs Warm Cocoa Ink

Hooray It’s Your Day Birthday Tag

There are is some really great cardstock in the Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow Petite Paper Pack. This time I decided to keep it simple and pair a great diagonal rainbow paper with a simple tag.

I stamped a present using a light ink and colored it with Copic Markers. I then stamped it again with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. The sentiment is also from Winnie & Walter The Party and was added to the tag.

I decided to add a couple of orange strips to the tag pulling in the color on the present. The sentiment was stamped with some Grass Green Ink from Gina K. Designs. Some jute twine was added to the top of the tag, which was adhered it to the card front using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape on an angle.

A quick and easy card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Winnie & Walter The Party
  • Neat & Tangled Classic Tag 1
  • Copic Markers: YR18, YR16, YR14, YR12; YG17, YG25, YG03
  • Memento Toffee Crunch Ink
  • Altenew Parrot and Olive Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • Ms. Sparkle & Co. Twine & Jute Yellow and Moss
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow Petite Paper Pack
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Ditsy Prints Happy Birthday

I recently purchased Altenew’s Ditsy Prints. I thought it would make a great background for some of their larger flowers, however, this time I decided to stamp the image multiple times on a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and love the way it turned out. There are a lot of different layers to the set, but they are fairly easy to line up.

Once the stamping was complete I had the center of the rectangle that was open for a sentiment, but I wanted to do something that would draw the eye into the panel. I decided to use Simon Says Stamp A2 Thin Frames and have it be out of gold mirror cardstock. Love the way that turned out. I added a mat of the same mirror cardstock behind the rectangle, added some fun foam for dimension and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Ditsy Print
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Altenew Inks: Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Ruby Red, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Evergreen
  • Simon Says Stamp A2 Thin Frames
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangles
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Be Creative Double Sided Tape ¼”
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam