A Masculine Hello

I was in need of a masculine hello card and wanted something simple.  I pulled out some paper from the Craft Smith Indigo Gold 12 x 12 Paper Pad to create this card and really liked the finished card.

A rectangle of the navy blue cardstock was cut using the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes  It was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

In the same paper pack was some gold and blue diagonal stripped paper.  The word “hello” was die cut from this paper using My Favorite Things Happy Hellos Die. The word was cut an additional three times with scrap navy blue paper and all were adhered together using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  A thin strip of the same diagonal paper was added to the left of the navy blue cardstock and then the negative of the die cut word was used to ensure the “hello” word was straight and spaced evenly.  Each letter was adhered using the same glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Craft Smith Indigo Gold 12 x 12 Paper Pad
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Happy Hellos Die
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam Sheets
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle

A second card was made from the same cardstock using the negative of the hello die cut from the diagonal cardstock, which was die cut using the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  A piece of navy blue cardstock was added behind the die cut word.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller than the focal rectangle and adhered to the back.  An A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock and the stripped paper was adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  A small strip of navy blue cardstock was added just above the “hello” word and the second card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Craft Smith Indigo Gold 12 x 12 Paper Pad
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Happy Hellos Die
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam Sheets
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle

Birthday Cake Lucy

C. C. Designs has some really cute girl images that make great birthday cards, this one is call Birthday Cake Lucy.  This card was made for a young lady that’s favorite color is green.  Not sure how often you see a deep green frosting, but the card turned out cute.

I was going to have my car serviced and it usually takes about two hours, so I stamped quite a few images on watercolor paper with VersaFine Black Ink, heat embossed them with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder and took my Tombo Dual Brush Markers with me.  It really made the time go quickly and I felt like I wasn’t wasting my time.

The color of markers used were: 195 Light Green, 245 Sap Green, 277 Dark Green, 020 Peach, 942 Tan, 969 Chocolate, 879 Brown, 933 Orange.

When I got home I die cut the image with the second largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangle.  This allow for the green background paper from the Recollections Bright and Basic 12 x 12 Paper Pack to enhance her favorite color.  I die cut the patterned paper using the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and glued it to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with some Elmer’s Dot Runner Adhesive.

The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Celebrate You and was stamped at the bottom of the patterned paper with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.  To help it stand out a little more, I used a green Tombo Marker and created a drop shadow to the words.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut to be 1/8 smaller than the focal image and was adhered to the back to add dimension.  It was then adhered to the patterned paper with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • C. Designs Birthday Cake Lucy
  • My Favorite Things Celebrate You
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Recollections Bright and Basic 12×12
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • VersaFine Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Design Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Tombo Dual Brush Markers: 195 Light Green, 245 Sap Green, 277 Dark Green, 020 Peach, 942 Tan, 969 Chocolate, 879 Brown, 933 Orange
  • Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Elmer’s Dot Runner

There’s No Such Thing as Too Many Candles Birthday Card

I’m always thinking of cards that can be used for masculine birthday cards.  About half of the birthday cards I send are for people who are senior citizens (over 60).  I really liked the sentiment from My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments “There’s no such thing as too many candles,” and decided to use this as the theme for this card.

I recently purchased Impression Obsession’s Candle Block stamp and die and thought the candles would be the perfect size to put a lot of them on a birthday cake.  So, I searched my dies and decided to use the layered cake from Hero Arts Make a Wish stamp and die.  I cut the cake layers from a scrap of brown cardstock and shaded it with Copic Markers (colors listed below).  The cake stand was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock.

Since the cake was chocolate, I decided I wanted to have a complimentary patterned paper background.  I found this chevron paper from My Mind’s Eye Adventure Paper Pad and die cut it with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.  It was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock using Tombo Mono Glue Runner Dot Adhesive.

The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink on a scrap of the brown cardstock and then heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  It was adhered to the card front using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

The candles were stamped multiple times with the Memento Inks listed below and then die cut with the matching die.  Candles in the back where adhered directly to the cardbase and the candles in the front with thin strips of 3M 1/2″ Fun Foam.  Gold Stickles was used for the flame of the candles and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Impression Obsession Candle Block
  • My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments
  • Hero Arts Make a Wish
  • Copic: E49, E47, E55, E57, E53
  • Memento Ink: Danube Blue, Cottage Ivy, Dandelion, Tangelo, Lady Bug
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • My Mind’s Eye Adventure Paper Pad
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gold Stickles
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Rangers Multi Medium Matte

Have a Sweet Day Birthday Card

This personalized birthday card was created for our newest young woman, Aubrey.  Her favorite color is pink and anything that sparkles, according to her mom and big sister.

The image is from Penny Black’s Wish Big and was stamped on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Everything was colored with different hues of pink (colors listed below).  Copic YR23 was used as a base for anything gold.  Once the coloring was complete the focal image was die cut using Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  To add more sparkle and bling Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger and both were adhered together with Sookwang Scor-Tape.

To accent the pink and gold theme a larger rectangle was cut with the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle from Dream Street Paper LLC Baylee’s Garden Rain Drops paper, which has gold foil at the center of the cirles.  A rectangle 1/8″ larger was cut from mirror cardstock and both were adhered together with Scor-Tape.  This panel was adhered to a top folding A2 Cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

The focal image rectangle was placed on the card front to determine where to stamp the sentiment from My Favorite Things Delicious Birthday with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The focal image was then adhered to the card front by adding Tombo Mono Multi Glue to the fun foam.  Gold Stickles was added to the crown, ribbons, dots on the present, and the star confetti and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Big Wish
  • My Favorite Things Delicious Birthday
  • Dream Street Paper LLC Baylee’s Garden Rain Drops
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gold Stickles
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam (Small Rectangle)
  • Copic Markers: E00, E11, E51, R20; E50, E53, E35; R00, R02, R05; R11, R12, R14; RV10, RV11, RV14, RV17; C01, C03; B000, B0000
  • Pigma Micron01 Pen

Patterned Paper Tools Masculine Birthday Card

You can make some great masculine birthday cards with nothing more than patterned paper.  This card utilizes Paper Studio Glasses, Staches, & Ties 12 x 12 Paper Pack.

Some of the tools were fussy cut from the patterned paper and then shading was added with Copic markers.  A rectangle of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock was cut using the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  The tools were placed on the rectangle to determine where to stamp the sentiment from My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments in Memento Rich Cocoa Ink. To add interest to the focal image the rectangle was run through the Sizzix Big Shot with the Lifestyle Crafts Chain Embossing Folder.  The tools were adhered to the front of the rectangle with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  Three antique bronze brads were added to the bottom of the rectangle to add balance.

A rectangle of the patterned paper was cut using the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger and both were adhered together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the back.

A top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the patterned paper rectangle was adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The focal image rectangle was adhered to the center of the card with the same glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Paper Studio Glasses, Staches, & Ties 12 x 12 Paper Pack
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black and White Cardstock
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles Die
  • Lifestyle Crafts Chain Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
  • Antique Brass Brads from Stash
  • Copic: C1, C2, C3, C5, E21, E23, E97, YG01

Patterned Paper Masculine Fisherman Birthday Card

I really like the Stampin’ Up Angler stamp.  Even when it doesn’t have any coloring it makes a nice masculine card.  The patterned paper from Paper Studio Glasses, Staches is the perfect background.

The image was stamped on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Memento London Fog Ink and then die cut using the second largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  The sentiment from My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments was stamped below the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  To balance out the focal image three small silver brads were added at the top.  Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the back of the rectangle.

A top folding A2 Cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The patterned paper was die cut using the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  A rectangle was cut from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock 1/8″ larger than the patterned paper and both were adhered together using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the back and the patterned paper background was adhered to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The focal image was then adhered using the same glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Paper Studio Glasses, Staches, & Ties 12 x 12 Paper Pack
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black and White Cardstock
  • Stampin’ Up Angler
  • My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments
  • Lawn Fawn Large and Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Memento London Fog Ink
  • Silver Brads from Stash

Patterned Paper and Hero Arts Thank You Card

Patterned paper can be used to create a quick and easy card that is still clean and simple by adding focal interest with dies.

For this card I die cut a rectangle of patterned paper from the DCWV Happy Day 12 x 12 Paper Pack with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles. Since the flowers in the patterned paper had gold foil centers I decided to used Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock for the sentiment.  I used the large Thank You from Hero Arts.  It was cut again from Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam.  I like to cut it so the sticky side is up.  It makes it easy to adhere the two die cuts together and adds great dimension.

Since the sentiment was cut from gold mirror cardstock, I decided to add a rectangle of the same cardstock behind the patterned paper rectangle.  I used a paper trimmer to cut a rectangle 1/8″ larger and adhered the two together using Sookwang 1/2″ Scor-Tape.

I wanted to add some interest to the front of the card and so I went to my stash of vellum and found a light pink and green that matched the color of the flowers and leaves in the patterned paper.  I selected a couple of the flowers and leaves from My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers and die cut them from the vellum.  To add interest to the flowers I turned them over and added shading to the flower and leaf centers with Copic Markers R21 and G21.  The two flowers were adhered together with a foam circle from my stash.  The leaves were adhered to the back of the bottom flower with Ranger Multi Medium Matte since the glue wouldn’t been seen through both layers of vellum and the flower center would cover the majority of where they were adhered.  The flower center was cut from gold mirror cardstock and adhered with the same multi medium matte.

It was now time to assemble the card.  A top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The patterned paper/mirror gold rectangle was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue. The gold mirror sentiment was adhered to the top of the card with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the flower and leaf cluster was adhered with the same glue to the bottom right of the card front.  I liked the way it turned out and I really liked that I was using some of my patterned paper stash.

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Vellum from Stash
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers
  • Hero Arts Thank You
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Sookwang 1/2″ Scor-Tape
  • Copic Marker R21, G21

Patterned Paper Hi Card

This is the second hello/hi card created from Pink Paislee Pen Pals Correspondants 12 x 12 Paper Pad.

I die cut a rectangle of the hello patterned paper with Simon Says stamp stitched Rectangles.  A strip of pink diagonal paper from the same paper pack was cut with a paper trimmer and applied to the left side of the rectangle with Tombo Mono Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.

A heart was die cut with Papertrey Ink Heart Prints from the same pink striped paper.  The word “hi” is from the My Favorite Things Happy Hello Die set and was cut from gold glitter cardstock and applied in the center of the pink diagonal heart with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The heart sentiment was then adhered to the hello patterned paper on a diagonal in the bottom right of the rectangle with 3M 1/2″ foam tape.  Three smaller hearts were cut from gold glitter cardstock and scattered around the larger heart and adhered with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

To transition between the patterned papers forming the rectangle a thin strip of gold glitter cardstock was cut with a paper trimmer and adhered between the two with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

A top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Navy Cardstock.  Since the patterned paper was thin cardstock liquid glue can sometimes be seen through the paper when it dries.  To eliminate this possibility, 1/2″ Sookwang Scor-Tape was added to the back of the rectangle and then placed on the navy cardbase.

A quick and easy card made with patterned paper.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pink Paislee Pen Pals Correspondants 12 x 12 Paper Pad
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Navy Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Glitter Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Happy Hello Die
  • Papertrey Ink Heart Prints
  • Simon Says Stamp Holiday Shapes Small
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Sookwang Scor-Tape

Patterned Paper Hello Card

Lately I’ve been on a kick of using patterned paper for cards.  I am a sucker for patterned paper packs.  It use to be that every time I would go into a store that had them I would browse through the packs and usually brought one home. I’ve had to curb this addiction because I have a lot of patterned paper that doesn’t get used very much because I like clean and simple cards.  So the challenge has been to create clean and simple cards that use some of my patterned paper.

I needed a couple of hello cards to welcome some new move-ins at church. I found some great hello paper in the Pink Paislee Pen Pals Correspondants 12 x 12 Paper Pad and decided to use this for the background.

I die cut a rectangle of the paper with Simon Says stamp stitched Rectangles, and to break up the busyness of the background, a strip of pink diagonal paper from the same paper pack was cut with a paper cutter and applied to the left side of the rectangle with Tombo Mono Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.  Since the patterned paper has a white background I cut some Gina K. Designs 120# Navy Cardstock 1/8″ larger than the stitched rectangle and adhered the two together with the same adhesive.

The sentiment is from the My Favorite Things Happy Hello Die and was cut from the pink striped paper and again three additional times from the navy cardstock.  All were adhered together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then adhered to the bottom right of the rectangle with the same glue. Since the patterned paper has lots of tiny hearts, the Simon Says Stamp Holiday Shapes die was used to die cut three hearts from the navy cardstock and adhered around the word sentiment.

To finish the card a top folding cardbase was created from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was adhered to the back of the focal image rectangle and then applied to the front of the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pink Paislee Pen Pals Correspondants 12 x 12 Paper Pad
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Navy Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Happy Hello Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Holiday Shapes Small
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Sookwang Scor-Tape

Patterned Paper Birthday Card with My Favorite Things Party Balloons

This is the last birthday card I created by using patterned paper from the Paper Studio Eat Cake Paper Pack.  As you will see from my previous posts, I’ve created four very different cards from the same paper pack.

For this card I die cut a balloon patterned paper with a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle, but decided that I wanted to leave the bottom of the cardbase without any patterned paper for the sentiment, so I ran it through the Big Shot again to form a square.  Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the back for dimension and then adhered to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

Since the background paper is balloons, I used balloon dies from My Favorite Things Party Balloons and Lawn Fawn Party Balloons, along with the balloon strings from Lawn Fawn, out of glitter cardstock.  The chevron green paper is from Paper Studio Eat Cake, the orange and yellow are from Paper Studio Glitter Paper Pack, and the strings are from some gold glitter cardstock I had in my stash.  These were adhered to the front of the patterned paper square with Ranger Multi Medium Matte, with the exception of the chevron balloon which was adhered with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to add dimension.

For the sentiment a Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy die was cut from the same chevron green glitter cardstock and three additional times from white cardstock.  All were adhered together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue. The word cutout was laid at the bottom of the cardbase to determine placement for the secondary sentiment from Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold, and Party stamp set.  It was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The die cut “happy” word was then adhered above it with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

I thought the card would be done, but I didn’t like the transition from the patterned paper to the sentiment at the bottom, so I cut a thin strip of gold glitter cardstock and adhered it underneath the patterned paper with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and liked the way this finished the card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Paper Studio Eat Cake Paper Pack
  • Paper Studio Glitter Paper Pack
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Stamps and Dies
  • Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold, and Party Stamps
  • My Favorite Things Party Balloons Stamps and Dies
  • Lawn Fawn Party Balloons Dies (Strings)
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam