Hooray – Have a Happy 16th Birthday

My grandson Matthew recently turned 16. I made a card and sent it to him with his birthday money inside, but even though the postal service says it was delivered, he never received it. So, I created another card for him, different than the first, just in case it ever shows up.

Matthew is excited to finally be able to drive. I liked this image from Lili of the Valley. It is a pre-colored image that I printed and cut using the Silhouette Cameo. I added some additional shading with Copic Markers.

To personalize the image I used a red signature pen to add his name to the license plate, along with the number 16 written on the hood of the car with a white gel pen.

The sentiment is from Honey Bee and was die cut from a scraps of red cardstock and again from red sticky back foam. The secondary sentiment was created in Word and then die cut using a Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label die.

To add visual interest to the card front, a rectangle was cut using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle and then embossed using the Darice Argyle Embossing Folder. It was then matted with blue cardstock to compliment the blue car.

The focal image was adhered with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape and the sentiment were adhered using liquid glue. Blue and red sequins were scattered around the focal image. Ranger Glosy Accents was added to the windshield of the car and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lili of the Valley Oliver Driving Test
  • Honey Bee Stamps Hooray
  • Word Sentiment Strip Have a Happy 16th Birthday
  • Copic Markers: B24, B23, B21; W3, W2, W1
  • Recollections Cherry Red Signature Pen
  • Uni-Ball Signo 1mml White Gel Pen
  • Pretty Pink Posh Christmas Mix and Seattle Spirit Mix Sequins
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Red Sticky Back Foam
  • Darice Thin Strip Foam
  • Darice Argyle Embossing Folder
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from Scraps
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Ranger Glossy Accents

Under the Bonnet Happy Birthday

Most men around my husband’s age have putter around with a car, long before they had all the fancy computer parts. I saw this cute image and thought it would made a great guy card.

I printed it with a laser printer and colored it with Copic Markers. Once colored it was cut using the Silhouette PIXScan Mat.

A tagged corner rectangle was cut using a My Favorite Thing die. It was ink blended using a blending brush. The focal image was added to the front using foam tape for added dimension.

I wanted to have some additional visual interest behind the tagged rectangle and pulled out a brick wall embossing folder. The problem is that I only had smaller brick folders so a strip of blue was added to the bottom for the sentiment, embossed in white on royal blue cardstock. It worked perfectly.

PRODUCTS USED

  • Lili of the Valley Under the Bonnet
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Copic Markers: E37, E99, E97; E39, E35, E33, E31; E59, E57, E55; E47, E44, E43; E11, E01, E00, R20; YG17, YG05, YG03; BG01, BG000, BG0000; B99, B97, B95, B93, B91; Y35, Y32; C6, C5, C3, C1, C0
  • Pentel Sunburst Metallic Silver Medium Gel Pen
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Tag Corner Rectangle
  • Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass Ink
  • Darice Brick Wall Embossing Folder
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from Scraps
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Ranger Glossy Accents

Enjoy Your Day Chris

My husband is retiring the end of March. The first of May we are going to take our 5th Wheel Trailer and travel the USA doing genealogy work on his ancestors. We are also going to spend a month in Texas while one of our grandson’s graduation from high school, his older brother comes home from a two-year mission for our church, our youngest daughter finishing her Fellowship Program in Pediatric Intensive Card and moves to her new location, yet to be determine. Needless to say, I won’t be creating many cards for 3-1/2 months, so I’m creating cards now to get me through August.

This card is for my son Chris whose has a birthday in June. He likes to go camping with his kids and when he does he sleeps in a hammock. I thought this image would be perfect for his birthday.

The image was printed with a laser printer and then colored with Copic Markers. Once coloring was complete it was cutout with the Silhouette PIXScan Mat.

For the card front I die cut a rectangle using a Penny Black Antique Frame and thin ink blended a section of sky to be behind the focal image.

The sentiment was stamped with Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass Ink and then the focal image was added to the panel with foam tape. The rectangle was then added to a side fold A2 cardbase and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lili of the Valley Sunday Papers
  • Poppy Stamps Birthday Blowout
  • Copic Markers: B99, B97, B95, B93, B91; B24, B23, B45, B41; B01, B00, B0000; C6, C4; E59, E57, E55; E35, E33, E31, E30; E43, E42, E41; E53, E51; E11, E01, E00, R20; R27, R24, R22; YG67, YG17, YG03
  • Penny Black Antique Frame
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder

You Couldn’t Be More Awesome

My grandson will be seventeen soon. This past year he has been enrolled in the Running Start Program in Washington State where high school junior and seniors can attend college and obtain an associates degree with state funds. It’s a great opportunity, but it also requires a fine mind and discipline. Seth is doing amazing well. I loved this image for him. The sentiments on one of the book and the mug are perfect.

I colored the image with some of his favorite colors and the hair to match his own. Once the coloring with Copic Markers was complete it was die cut using the Silhouette PIXScan Mat.

For the cardbase I decided to use Kraft cardstock and added a rectangle of wood cardstock to the front. Foam tape was added to the focal image and it was adhered to the card front.

For the sentiment I pulled out this one from from Simon Says Stamp and stamped it with VersaMark Ink on some leftover wood cardstock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I didn’t want the embossing to be a start white, so I used some Copic Markers to tone it down to a soft ivory. I fussy cut around the sentiment and added to the card front with some foam tape and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lili of the Valley Oliver Studying
  • Simon Says Stamp Thankful Flowers
  • Copic Markers: E19, E17, E15; YG17, YG05, YG03; R7, R24, R22; E42, E41; E51, E50; B39, B37, B34; BG78, BG75, BG72; Y18, Y15; Y38, Y35; E59, E57, E55; C6, C4, C3
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder (Copic Marker E42)
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • My Mind’s Eye Designer Wood Paper Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

May All Your Wishes Come True Aubrey

This card is for Aubrey who is a dancer. The image is from Lili of the Valley and was printed with a laser printer and colored with Copic Markers. Once colored it was cut using the Silhouette Cameo PIXScan Mat.

It is a simple image and so the card needed to have visual interest added. A frame was cut using the Mama Elephant Madison Avenue Frame Tag. Another rectangle was embossed using the Lifestyle Crafts Chain Embossing Folder and added to the back of the frame.

The focal image had 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape and it was then adhered to the middle of the frame. The frame was wide enough that a sentiment could be added with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lili of the Valley Ballet Shoes
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Copic Markers: RV23, RV21, RV10; RV14, RV13, RV11; E11, E01, E00, R20; E50, E53, E55, E57; R22
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Mama Elephant Madison Avenue Framed Tag
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Lifestyle Crafts Chain Embossing Folder
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Celebrate You Lizzie

This lovely image is from Lili of the Valley. It was selected to make a card for a young woman I know whose favorite color is turquoise. I added a few yellow accents.

I fussy cut around the image and added sticky back foam to the back. A rectangle was cut with a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle. I wanted a mat matching the blue in the border of the image so a rectangle was colored with matching Copic Markers and the image was adhered to a top folding card.

The sentiment was selected to be able to fit in the small area available and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lili of the Valley Seasons Summer
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Copic Markers: BG49, BG14, BG13, BG11; YG17, &G01, Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11; B34, B32; B97, B95, B93, B91; B00, B000, B0000; E35, E33, E31, E30; E11, E01, E00, R20
  • Gina K. Designs Powder Blue Ink
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss White
  • WeR Memory Keepers Flower Embossing Folder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

You Were Born Aurora – I Like That

My granddaughter Aurora has a bunny, Oreo, who she loves. When I saw this cute image from Lili of the Valley on a card made by rokale on the Splitcoast Stampers web site I knew it would be perfect for Aurora. It is what prompted me to check out their web site and purchase a lot of other cute images.

The image was printed with a laser printer and colored with Copic Markers. Once colored it was die cut using the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.

To set a scene for the image a hillside was die cut with a Lawn Fawn Simple Stitched Hillside Border. The sky was created using My Favorite Things’ Mini Cloud Edges Stencil. 3M Foam Tape was added to the focal image and adhered to the background.

The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Anything But Basic Birthday Wishes and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lili of the Valley Cream Cake
  • My Favorite Things Anything But Basic Birthday Wishes
  • Copic Markers: E57, E55, E53; YG17, YG03, YG01; C9, C8, C6, C5, C2, C1, C0; RV11, RV10, R01, R02; #28, E39, E35; E53, E51, E50; R39, R37, E35; YG67, YG17, YG03; B97, B95, B93, B91; Y17, Y13, Y11
  • Gina K. Designs Powder Blue Ink and Jelly Bean Green
  • Lawn Fawn Simple Stitched Hillside Borders
  • My Favorite Things Mini Cloud Edges Stencil
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Rock On Birthday Wishes

My grandson has a birthday coming up and he got a guitar for Christmas. He is really into learning how to play it. I saw this cute image from Lili of the Valley and thought it would make a great birthday card for Seth.

The digital image was printed with a laser printer since I wanted to color it with Copic Markers. Once the coloring was complete it was cut using the Silhouette Cameo PIXScan Mat and foam tape was added to the back for dimension.

The sentiment was made using My Favorite Things Little Uppercase Dies and colored with matching Copic Markers, die cut again with sticky back foam and adhered to a background that had been stamped with My Favorite Things Big Musical Note Background.

Wanted a matching mat behind the focal image but didn’t have the right color of brown cardstock, so I used Copic Markers to create a mat that matched perfectly.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lili of the Valley Playing Guitar
  • My Favorite Things Big Musical Notes Background
  • Copic Markers: E39, E37, E35, E34, E33, E31, E30; E99, E97, E23; Y26, Y23, Y21, E44; E43, E40; E39, E37, E35, E34, E33, E31, E30; E49, E59, E57, E55; E55, E53, E51; E29, E27, E25; W6, W4, W2; E39, E37, E35, E34, E33, E31, E30; E11, E01, E00, R02
  • My Favorite Things Little Uppercase Dies
  • Memento Toffee Crunch Ink
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Gone Fishing – Hope Your Day is Fin-tastic

Another cute image from Lili of the Valley. Printed with a laser printer and colored with Copic Markers. Cut using the Silhouette PIXScan Mat and foam tape added to the back for dimension.

A rectangle was cut using a stitched rectangle die and ink blended for additional water and sky, using My Favorite Things Mini Cloud Edges Stencil.

The sentiment is from Art Impressions Reel Great Guys. A quick and easy card to create.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lili of the Valley Gone Fishing
  • Art Impressions Reel Great Guys
  • Copic Markers: YG67, YG17, YG05 YG03; Y17, Y15, Y13; E11, E01, E00; B99, B97, B95; BG01, BG000, BG0000; C5, C4, C3; BG78, BG75, BG72; E19, E99, E97; E29, E59, E57; E33, E31, E30
  • My Favorite Things Mini Cloud Edges Stencil
  • Gina K. Designs Sea Glass and Powder Blue Ink
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Relax – Enjoy – Celebrate

This cute image from Lili of the Valley reminds me of what my husband likes to do to unwind. He sits in his comfortable chair and watches some old westerns or SVU reruns.

I printed the image using a laser printer then colored it with Copic Markers. It was then cut with a Silhouette Cameo PIXScan Mat.

For the scene I pulled out a brick pattern embossing folder for the wall and then used some wood paper for the floor, gluing it to the bottom of the brick panel. I used a stitched rectangle to die cut the panel. I glued the image to the panel.

I knew what I wanted to have for a sentiment so I pulled out several stamp sets to create it. Stamped them on some bright blue paper with VersaMark Ink and embossed them with white embossing powder and then cut them into rectangles.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lili of the Valley Put Your Feet Up
  • Papertrey Ink Thing Big Favorites #16
  • Copic Markers: B28, B26, B24, B23, B21; R29, R27, R24, R22; E29, E27, E25, E23; E35, E33, E31; E57, E55, E53; E11, E01, E00; C5, C4, C3, C2, C0
  • Darice Brick Pattern Embossing Folder
  • My Mind’s Eye Necessities Wood Designer Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam