Party Balloons Masculine Birthday Card II

I love the combination of blue and green and decided to use this as the color combination for this masculine birthday card.

It is a clean and simple design that doesn’t take much time to create.  Scraps of green and blue glitter cardstock was pulled from my stash and die cut using My Favorite Things Party Balloons.  The strings for the balloons are from Lawn Fawn’s Party Balloons dies and were cut from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock. The strings were adhered to the back of the balloons with Scotch Tape.

The word “happy” was cut from the green glitter cardstock using WPlus9’s Happy Trio Die.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  A rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock was die cut using a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller and adhered to the back and the rectangle was adhered to the cardbase with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The balloons were adhered to the focal image rectangle with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the word die cut was adhered over the tails of the balloons with the same glue.  The secondary sentiment is from Winnie & Walter’s The Big, The Bold and Party stamp set, was stamped with Gina K. Designs Blue Denim Ink just below the word “happy” and this quick and easy card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Party Balloons
  • Lawn Fawn Party Balloons (Strings)
  • WPlus9 Happy Trio Die
  • Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold and Party
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheets
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Blue and Green Glitter Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Blue Denim Ink

Layered Cupcake Masculine Birthday Card

I liked the way the balloon card inspired by Doodlebug’s Sugar Coated Confetti cardstock turned out so much that I decided to create another card using Altenew’s Layered Cupcake stamp and die with the same color scheme.  It too makes a great masculine birthday card.

The image was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then the layers were stamped with the Altenew Inks listed below.  Once the coloring was complete it was die cut with the matching die.  My Wink of Stella was running a little dry and quite a bit came out at once when I pinched the barrel.  It looks really shiny in this picture, but the actual card isn’t as glittery.

For the focal image background the Cuttlebug Birthday Embossing Folder was run through the Big Shot with Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then die cut with a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller and adhered to the back of the rectangle.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs Red Hot 120# Cardstock and the embossed rectangle was adhered to the front using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  The cupcake was adhered to the focal rectangle with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

As with the previous card using the Doodlebug Sugar Coated Confetti cardstock to ensure the confetti didn’t peel off the die cut sentiment Ranger Glossy Accents were added.  Once dry the sentiment word was adhered to the front of the card with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Layered Cupcake
  • Cuttlebug Birthday Embossing Folder
  • CZ Designs Birthday Palooza Die
  • Copic Markers: R29, R27, R24, R22, R17; E57, E55; YR21, YR23, YR24
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Doodlebug Sugar Coated Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Red Hot 120# Cardstock
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Wink of Stella Glitter Pen

Happy Birthday Party Balloons Masculine Card

Inspiration for this card was the beautiful sugar coated confetti cardstock from Doodlebug.  I think it makes a great masculine birthday card.

Glitter cardstock matching the Doodlebug paper was found in my stash and then die cut using My Favorite things Party Balloons.  The strings for the balloons were die cut using Lawn Fawn’s Party Balloons and Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock.

The sentiment is from CZ Designs Birthday Palooze die.  The problem I found after cutting the word was that the confetti easily peels off the front of the cardstock, so I decided to cover it with Ranger Glossy Accents to keep them in place and ensure that they would remain intact for the recipient of the card.  I really liked the look of the dimension added in this process.

Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock was cut using a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller and adhered to the back.  An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Red Hot Cardstock and the white rectangle was adhered to the front using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The balloon strings were adhered to the back of each balloon with Scotch Tape.  The orange balloon was adhered directly to the rectangle with liquid glue.  The red and yellow balloon strings were adhered with liquid glue, but 3M 1/2″ foam tape was adhered to the back of the balloon.

The happy was cut three additional time from red cardstock and all word die cuts were adhered together with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  Before adhered to the focal image the secondary sentiment from Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold and Party was stamped with Altenew Crimson Ink.  The word die cut was then adhered with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Party Balloons
  • Lawn Fawn Party Balloons (Strings)
  • CZ Designs Birthday Palooza Die
  • Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold and Party
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheets
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Orange, Yellow, and Red Glitter Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Red Hot and Black Cardstock
  • Doodlebug Sugar Coated Cardstock
  • Altenew Crimson Ink
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Woot – It’s Your Birthday Masculine Card

I love the way this masculine birthday card turned out.  The colorful background was created using the Concord & 9th Turnabout Sprinkles Stamp.  The colors were inspired by a flower arrangement I recently saw.  The CZ Designs Birthday Palooze open sentiment allows for you to color it to match the design.

The turnabout stamp is easy to use and the cupcake from Avery Elle’s Cupcakes makes a great masculine focal image.  It was stamped with Altenew Inks (listed below) and then highlighted using Copic Markers.  Once the cupcake coloring was complete it was cut using the matching dies.

The sprinkles background was die cut using a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX die and Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back for dimension.

The sentiment was stamped with Altenew Crimson Ink and Colored with Copic Markers (listed below) to create an ombre effect.  It was then die cut with the matching die, and then again four additional time with white cardstock.  Each word die cut was adhered together using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  The secondary sentiment was stamped on Gina K. Designs Red Hot 120# Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.  It was cut into a thin strip to be added under the die cut sentiment.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the cupcake and sentiment strip.

An A2 cardbase was made from the same red cardstock and the sprinkles background was adhered to the front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  All focal images and sentiment items were adhered to the front of the cardbase with the same liquid adhesive and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Concord & 9th Turnaround Sprinkles Stamp
  • CZ Designs Birthday Palooza
  • Avery Elle Cupcakes
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX die
  • Altenew Inks: Autumn Blaze, Olive, Maple Yellow, and Crimson
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Copic Markers: YR18, YR16, YR15; Y17, Y15, Y13; E55, E57
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Red Hot and Black Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Wink of Stella Glitter Pen

Diamond Stencil Hello Card

I recently purchased the Hero Arts Diamond Stencil and decided to use it for a masculine hello card.  I really like the way that it turned out.

I ink blended a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Distress Oxide Inks Broken China, Twisted Citron, and Fossilized Amber.  The Oxide Inks blend beautifully and seamlessly.  The panel was then die cut using the largest Memory Box Stitched Rectangle, which is the size of the front of an A2 cardbase.

For the sentiment a My Favorite Things Happy Hello die was cut from the bottom right of the panel and then again from black cardstock.  Be Creative Tape was added to the panel of the die cut work on the stenciled panel so that the black letters could be easily inlaid.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the panel and it was then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Hero Arts Diamond Stencil
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Broken China, Twisted Citron, Fossilized Amber
  • My Favorite Things Happy Hellos
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock

Cupcake Trio Birthday Card with Ganzai Pearl Colors

I really like the Whimsy Stamp Cupcake Trio, it makes a great masculine card.  I recently purchased the Ganzai Pearl Watercolors and wanted to try them out on this card.  I really like the bright and pretty colors they give to a card.  The frosting was painted with Finetec M600 gold watercolors.

I stamped the image with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The cupcakes were then colored with the blue, green, and yellow colors for the Gansai set.  After the image was dry it was die cut with a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back.  To add visual interest another rectangle was cut from blue cardstock with a larger wonky rectangle and the focal image panel was adhered to the front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The sentiment is from Penny Black Doodles Thin Die and was cut from Paper Accents Gold Metallic Cardstock and adhered to the card front with the same glue.

A side folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was adhered to the front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Whimsy Stamps Cupcake Trio
  • Ganzai Tambi Pearl Colors
  • Finetec M600
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles
  • Penny Black Doodles Thin Die
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Happy Birthday To You Balloons Birthday

Avery Elle Balloons makes a great masculine birthday card.  It is simple to create and yet looks festive and fun.

I stamped the balloons on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Gina K. Designs Inks Jelly Bean Green, Powder Blue, Sweet Corn Yellow and then die cut the images with the matching dies.  A rectangle of the same white cardstock was die cut using the My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle die.  The balloons were placed on the rectangle to determine where to stamp the strings and then the balloons were adhered using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from some matching blue cardstock I had in my stash and the focal image rectangle was adhered with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive and the card was done.  Simple and easy to create.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Avery Elle Balloons
  • Gina K. Designs Ink: Jelly Bean Green, Powder Blue, Sweet Corn Yellow
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Studio Katia Crystal Rainbow Confetti
  • Simon Says Stamp Milk & Cookies Confetti
  • Pretty Metallic Gold Confetti

Let’s Party Birthday Card

There are some great word art dies out there.  I have a few that I really like, but for some reason I don’t use them that often, go figure.  They are an easy card to make, with a little pattern piecing, and some mirror cardstock they have some glam.

I decided to use Paper Accents Mirror Gold Cardstock to cut some polka dot paper with a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  Next I laid the sentiment die from Papertrey Ink Text Block Party Time in the center and die cut it from the patterned paper.  Next, I cut a rectangle 1/8” larger than the patterned paper rectangle from Gina K. Designs 120# Navy Cardstock and adhered it to the back with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  This leaves a nice background for the sentiment, which was cut again from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and inlaid into the opening and adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

 

A rectangle of Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut with the same Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Die and adhered to the back of the focal image.  It was glued to the front of a top folding A2 Cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Ivory Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.  A simple, yet elegant card.

Mirror Balloon Birthday Cards

I thought the balloons with cutout shapes from the Silhouette Designs Miss Kate Cuttables Assorted Balloons would a little like Mylar balloons if backed with Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock.  It comes with circles, hearts, and stars, but I wanted one with the tassels that are at the top of a party hat, so I also used the Basic Grey Party Hat for one of the balloon in this card.

My son Patrick loves black and grey, so for his birthday I decided to cut the top layer of the balloon from some Recollections Essentials 6 x 6 Paper Pad Black Cardstock.  The balloon base and strings were cut from the mirror cardstock.  I loved the way they turned out.

I die cut the Mama Elephant Birthday Script Die from the same mirror cardstock and three times from the black.  They were adhered together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive, offsetting the gold on the black just a little.

I had seen Carissa Wiley used a strip of cardstock that she had created with a diagonal strip stamp.  I decided to use the Simon Says Stamp Diagonal Stripes Background Stamp, stamping it on Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and heat emboss it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I cut a 1” strip and glued it to the left of an A2 top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  A rectangle was cut from the same cardstock 4 x 5 ½”.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller and adhered to the back to add dimension and then glued to the front of the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The balloons and birthday word cutout were placed on this rectangle to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment from Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  The back balloon was adhered directly to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of the second balloon.  The “birthday” die cut was adhered using Ranger Multi Medium Matte, which was also used to adhere the balloon strings and the card was done.

I love the way this card turned out so much that I decided to create it again using Navy Cardstock and a little different design.This is the second card that I created using the Silhouette Designs Miss Kate Cuttables Assorted Balloons.  For this card I used Navy Cardstock, along with gold polka dot cardstock from Echo Park Dots & Stripes.  A rectangle of navy cardstock 1/8” larger than the polka dot paper was added to the back with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then glued to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with the same glue.  The top and bottom layers of the balloons were adhered together with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  One balloon was adhered to the gold polka dot cardstock with the same adhesive and the second balloon was adhered using 3M ½” Foam Tape.

The sentiment from Papertrey Ink Inside & Out Birthday was stamped with VersaMark Ink on a strip of navy cardstock and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back and adhered to the lower third of the card over the balloon strings.

Cutouts from the navy balloon top layers were used as embellishments and adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

CARD ONE PRODUCTS USED:

  • Silhouette Miss Kate Cuttables Assorted Balloons
  • Simon Says Stamp Diagonal Stripes Background
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Mama Elephant Birthday Script Die
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Elmer’s Crafts Bond Spray Adhesive

CARD TWO PRODUCTS USED:

  • Silhouette Miss Kate Cuttables Assorted Balloons
  • Papertrey Ink Inside & Out Birthday
  • Recollections Essentials 6 x 6 Paper Pad
  • Echo Park Dots & Stripes Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 10# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • 3M ½ Foam Tape
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles

Power Poppy Fly Guy Birthday Card

This is another digital image from Power Poppy called Fly Guy.  I have a son who loves to fly fish and so this is the perfect card for him.  I printed the image on Gina K. Designs 80# Ivory Cardstock with my HP Laser Printer and colored it with Copic Markers: BG01, BG11, BG13; B01, B00, B000; C9, C7; YG95, B24, B26; B25, B31; C1, C3, C5; YG95, YG97, YG93; BG13, G24, C1, C3; E49, E29; E00, E11, E13.

It was run through the Big Shot with a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle and then Gina K. Designs 1203# Chocolate Brown Cardstock was cut 1/8” larger and glued to the back of the focal image with some Kokuyo DotLiner Adhesive.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts Birthday Messages and was stamped with Altenew Dark Chocolate Ink.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut with the same Simon Says Stamp Rectangle and added to the back of the focal image.

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

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Digital Stamp Fly Guy
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Copic: BG01, BG11, BG13; B01, B00, B000; C9, C7; YG95, B24, B26; B25, B31; C1, C3, C5; YG95, YG97, YG93; BG13, G24, C1, C3; E49, E29; E00, E11, E13
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Gina K. Designs 80# Ivory Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Kraft and Chocolate Brown Cardstock
  • Altenew Dark Chocolate Ink
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheets