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

Hero Arts Birthday Balloons

I recently purchased Hero Arts Birthday Balloon.  I thought it would make great masculine cards.  For this card I decided to stamp it three times in rainbow colors using Altenew inks onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.  I planned to cut it with the Silhouette using the PixScan Mat, but what I found was that it doesn’t work without a black outline and so I scanned it instead and brought it in as a .jpg image and then cut out the balloons.  I used the balloon strings from Lawn Fawn Party Balloons and ink blended them to match the balloons.  Using a  scrap of white cardstock and ink blended it with the same Altenew Inks using sponge daubers and then die cut one of the words for the WPlus9 Happy Trio Die.

To assemble the card I found some matching green plaid paper in the Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6 x 6 Paper Pad and die cut it with the Rectangle from Simon Says Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  Another rectangle was die cut from white cardstock using the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle.  The two rectangles were adhered together with the Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive and Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut with the Lawn Fawn rectangle and adhered to the back.  It was then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

The balloons and word die were placed on the card front to determine where to stamp the secondary greeting from Winnie & Walter Sentiment Birthday.  Two of the balloons and strings were adhered to the card front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the third had 3M ½” Foam Tape added to the back for dimension.  Foam Tape was added to the back of the die cut word and adhered to the card front as the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Hero Arts Birthday Balloon
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • WPlus9 Happy Trio Die
  • Lawn Fawn Party Balloon Die
  • Altenew Inks: Parrot, Orange Cream, Maple Yellow, Moss
  • Copic Markers: Y08, Y15, Y17; E97, YR18; YG03, YG05, YG06
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6 x 6 Paper Pad
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive

Brush Stroke Birthday Messages I, II, III

This card was inspired by a card by Kristina Werner.  I made three separate cards with different color palettes.  I used two of the stamps from Simon Says Stamp Brush Stroke Messages used Altenew Inks to stamp and stack them in a horizontal column.  For each color used it was stamped full strength and again as second generation stamping for a lighter hue.

The sentiment was stamped on the darkest stroke.  Once the stamping was complete the panel was die cut using the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle.  A complimentary rectangle was cut from scrap cardstock 1/8” larger and adhered to the back with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut with the same rectangle die and adhered to the back of the focal image panel.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the  focal image was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

I really like the graphic element to this card and create it another two time in different color palettes.

CARD ONE PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Brush Stroke Messages
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Altenew Inks: Autumn Blaze, Sunkissed, Olive, Bamboo
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Blue cardstock from scraps
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle

CARD TWO PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Brush Stroke Messages
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy
  • Altenew Inks: Dusk, Sea Glass, Honey Drizzle, Fresh Lemon, Citrus Burst
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Blue cardstock from scraps
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Brush Stroke Messages
  • My Favorite Things Birthday Sentiments
  • Altenew Inks: Persian Blue, Caribbean Blue, Sapphire, Olive, Bamboo
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Blue cardstock from scraps
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle

 

 

Blow Out the Candles Birthday Wishes

I think graphic elements make great masculine birthday cards.  For this card I used the Silhouette cut file from Lisa Norris called 3 Birthday Candles.  The design layers candles with circles and stars cutout and a base candle with a wick and flame.  I decided to use scraps of colored cardstock for the graphic elements of the candles and Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock for the base.  The flame has a smaller inner flame, which was also cut from mirror cardstock, but to add some deeper color Copic Marker YR24 was added.  All elements were adhered together using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

I could find the perfect die cut that I wanted for a large “birthday” word sentiment, so I used Papertrey Ink’s Text Block Birthday Horizontal Die and then fussy cut out the word “birthday” from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.  To match the color of the candles matching Copic Markers were used to color the word.

A quarter sheet of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock was run through the Big Shot with a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller and adhered to the back.  The candles and die cut word were adhered to the front of the rectangle with Ranger Multi Medium.  Once they were in place the secondary sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy was stamped with Altenew Autumn Black and Sunkissed ink and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Silhouette Lisa Norris 3 Birthday Candles
  • Papertrey Ink Text Block Birthday Horizontal Die
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy
  • Altenew Ink: Autumn Blaze, Sunkissed
  • Copic Markers: YR16, YR15, Y06, Y04, G14, YG03, YR24
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles
  • Gina K. Designs 120# and 80# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Green, Yellow, Orange Cardstock from Scraps

Oxide Ink Blended Happy Birthday

Lately I’ve been on a kick of ink blending with the Distress Oxide Inks.  They give such a beautiful, smooth blend.  I decided to keep this card very simple.  I took a rectangle of Neena Solar White 80# Cardstock and put some Post-it Tape on an angle at the bottom third of the rectangle.  I then ink blended Distress Oxide inks Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, and Broken China at the bottom.  I used the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle to die cut the panel.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller and adhered to the back.

For the sentiment I ink blended a scrap of white cardstock with the same inks and die cut it with the Mama Elephant Birthday Script Die.  I adhered it directly to the card base on the angle of the ink blending with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  I used the Distress Oxide Salty Ocean to stamp the word “HAPPY” from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy stamp set.  Sequins from Neat & Tangled Starry Night and Doodlebug Designs Swimming Pool where scatter around the sentiment with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

A top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image rectangle was adhered to the front using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Mama Elephant Birthday Script Die
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Stamp
  • Neat & Tangled Starry Night Sequin Mix
  • Doodlebug Designs Swimming Pool Sequin Mix
  • Distress Oxide: Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Broken China
  • Post-it 1” Tape
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Neena Solar White 80# Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

Five Candle Cutout Happy Birthday

I found a Silhouette image from Sarah Bailey entitled Candles and thought it could make a great masculine card.  Of course most the cards I make for men can also be used for female cards as well.

I cut the base of the candles and the flames from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock.  The patterned fronts of the candles were cut from scraps of cardstock.  They were then adhered together using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  For the center of the flames Copic Markers YR24 and YR18 were applied to make them look deeper and brighter in hue.  3M ½” foam tape was added to the back of each candle to add dimension.

To give the candles something to stand on I used the Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy die and partially cut it so that I could create a small strip of gold cardstock at the top.  Thin strips of 3M ½” Foam Tape were added to the back so that it would have the same dimension as the candles.

A side folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock.  Before adhering the sentiment die, the secondary sentiment from Hero Arts Birthday Messages was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The backing paper was removed from the foam tape and sentiment and candles were adhered to the card front and the card was done.

Silhouette Paper Piecing Birthday Cake

This is another masculine birthday card made with a Silhouette image and paper piecing of different cardstock from the Papermania Capsule Collection – Spots & Stripes Jewel 6 x 6 Paper Pack and scraps of solid color cardstock.

The frosting cutouts were adhered to the cake layer using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  3M Foam Tape was then added to the back of the cake to add dimension and interest to the card.  The confetti was scattered around the focal image and adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  To change the background color of the patterned paper Memento Toffee Crunch Ink was blended to change it to a cream color.

The sentiment was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink using the MISTI to the bottom of a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Ivory Cardstock.  To separate the sentiment from the focal image the ScorBuddy was used to add three score lines.

Platinum Stickles was added to the stars at the top of the candles and Clear Wink of Stella was added to all the stars and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Papermania Capsule Collection – Spots & Stripes Jewel 6 x 6 Paper Pack
  • Recollection Essentials 6 x 6 Cardstock
  • Gold and Blue Cardstock from Scraps
  • Silhouette Miss Kate Cuttables Birthday Cake
  • Lawn Fawn Party Animals Sentiment
  • Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
  • Memento Toffee Crunch Ink
  • Stickles Platinum
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Silhouette Birthday Cupcake

I think simple birthday images made great masculine birthday cards.  I decided to pull out some of my patterned paper and use my Silhouette to cut some birthday images.  This card is made using Papermania Capsule Collection 6 x 6 Cardstock for the patterned paper and Recollections Essentials 6 x 6 Cardstock for the accents.  The Silhouette images use are PPBN Designs Delicious Cupcake and Miss Kate Cutables Birthday Cake for the confetti.

A rectangle of Recollections Essential Red Cardstock was die cut using My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles.  The background of the patterned paper was white and I decided to use some Memento Toffee Crunch to ink blend the paper so that it was a cream color instead.  The edges of the red rectangle were also ink blended with the same ink.

3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of the frosting and everything else was adhered to the red rectangle with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn Party Animals and was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black using the MISTI. Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents was used for the dots on the frosting and the platter.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller than the rectangle and adhered to the back.  A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock and the focal image was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Papermania Capsule Collection – Spots & Stripes Jewel 6 x 6 Paper Pack
  • Recollection Essentials 6 x 6 Cardstock
  • Gold and Blue Cardstock from Scraps
  • PPBN Designs Delicious Cupcake Silhouette Image
  • Miss Kate Cutables Birthday Cake Silhouette Image
  • Lawn Fawn Party Animals Sentiment
  • Memento Toffee Crunch Ink (Blending)
  • Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle
  • Darice Adhesive Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue

Graphic Circles Happy Happy Happy Birthday

In brainstorming what to do for a masculine birthday card I decided to pull out multiple colored polka dot glitter paper from the Paper Studio Eat Cake 12 x 12 Paper Pad.  I cut multiple sizes of the same color cardstock using My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX.  I then arranged them on a panel of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock that was run through the Sizzix Big Shot with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle. The end result was a fun and graphic masculine birthday card.

Once I had them placed where I wanted them I determined where to stamp the secondary sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy Birthday with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  One of the “Happy” dies from the stamp set was cut four times from black cardstock and adhered together using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Next the circles were glued to the die cut rectangle with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  When they were all in place the die cut “HAPPY” was adhered using the same glue.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • The Paper Studio Eat Cake 12 x 12 Paper Pad
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black and White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Die and Stamp
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles

 

Meow You Doin’ Happy Purrthday

My granddaughter Aurora is a cat lover and when I was in my local craft store recently I saw this stamp set from Lawn Fawn called Meow You Doin’ and thought it would make a cute birthday card.

Over the years I’ve watched both Gina K. and Yanna Smakula make their own backgrounds and decided to do the same with this card.  I stamped the cat image all over a piece of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock cut to 4 ¼”  x 5 ½” with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then filled in any open spaces with the other images from the stamp set.

I used Copic Markers to color the images and wanted each of the cats to have their own unique look and color.  The following colors were used:  C00, C1, C2, C3; C4, C5, C7; BG000, BG01, BG02; R24, R22, R21, R20; W5, W6, W7, W8, W9; E13, E17, E19; E31, E33, E35; YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24; E77, E49, E17; E23, E39, E47; Y38, Y15.

I die cut the patterned paper with the Sizzix Big Shot with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.  Because Aurora’s favorite color is blue, I found a some light blue cardstock in my stash and cut a rectangle 1/8” larger than the patterned paper and adhered the two together using Elmer’s Dot Runner Adhesive.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller than the blue rectangle and adhered to the back.  An A2 size cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the panel was adhered to the font with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

A thin strip of the blue cardstock was cut for the sentiment , which is from the same stamp.  It was stamped with VersaFind Black Ink, along with a little paw print on the left.  Aurora’s favorite cat is black and so another cat was stamped and colored black and then die cut with the matching die and adhered to the right of the sentiment strip.  3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of the strip and it was applied to the lower third of the card.

Love the way the card turned out.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lawn Fawn Meow You Doin’
  • Hero Arts Many Birthday Messages
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: C00, C1, C2, C3; C4, C5, C7; BG000, BG01, BG02; R24, R22, R21, R20; W5, W6, W7, W8, W9; E13, E17, E19; E31, E33, E35; YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24; E77, E49, E17; E23, E39, E47; Y38, Y15
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles