You Were Born – I Like That Birthday

I have a sweet young friend who is turning 16. I thought Penny Black’s About Town would be the perfect image for her. I used a Copic friendly pen to extend the hair, since Emma has longer hair. Her favorite color is pink, and what girls doesn’t want a pink car.

Products Used:

  • Penny Black About Town Mimi
  • My Favorite Things Anything But Basic Birthday Wishes
  • Copic Markers: C9, C8, C6, C5, C4, C3, C2, C1; R85, R83, R81; RV14, RV13, RV11; RV69, RV66; E55, E49, E47, E79; V17; B00, B000, B0000; E111, E02, E00, R20; Y38, Y19, Y04
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Pigma Micron 01 Archival Ink
  • Gina Marie Designs Loopy Rectangle
  • Pink Cardstock from Scraps
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Silhouette PIXScan Mat
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Garden Fireworks Hello

I found the wispy flowers in the background to be a challenge to color. What I finally decided to do was to add some greenery using a blender brush and in the end was happy how it turned out.

Products Used:

  • Power Poppy Garden Fireworks Digi
  • My Favorite Things Happy Hello
  • LDRS Creative Scalloped Rectangle Set
  • Altenew Limeade Ink
  • Laromni Blending Brush
  • Copic Markers:  YR18, YR16, YR15; V06, V01; YR24, YR23; G46, G43, G40; G99, G94; YG99, YG97, YG95; YG67, YG17, YG03
  • Doodlebug Designs SSS Exclusive 6 x 6 Party Like a Panda Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Welcome Baby Olivia

My niece recently had a beautiful baby girl with masses of dark hair. I pulled out this digital image and created a baby card welcoming her to our family.

Products Used:

  • Pinterest Precious Moments Baby Digi
  • My Favorite Things Beautiful Baby
  • Copic Markers: E49, E79, E77, E59, E57; G07, G05, G03; G02, G00, G000; RV14, RV13, RV11, RV10; E11, E01, E00, R01; Y19, Y13
  • Gina K. Designs Bublegum and Dusty Rose Inks
  • Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
  • Silhouette Cameo PIXScan Mat
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Pink Cardstock from Stash
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina Maries Designs Scalloped Rectangle Die
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Dandelion Yellow and Bubblegum Blush

Inset Butterfly Celebrate Your Special Day

I love this large butterfly from Paper Artist and decided that I wanted it to back it with some pretty patterned paper. I die cut the butterfly three times from white cardstock to give it dimension, die cut a rectangle of white for the card front and then die cut the butterfly the way I wanted it to appear on the card front. I added some pretty pink patterned paper behind the rectangle, popped it up with some Darice Sticky Back Foam and added it to the cardbase. I then glued the white butterfly in place, scattered smaller butterflies around it, stamped the sentiment and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Paper Artist 3 Butterflies
  • My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings
  • Martha Stewart 3 Butterflies
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Authentique Classique Pretty
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • White Pearls
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen

Delicate Doilies – The Happiest of Birthdays

For this card I took the My Favorite Things Mini Delicate Doilies and placed them randomly on the paper and embossed them. I had to do this a couple of time to cover the rectangle. At first I just added a strip of teal for the sentiment, but I didn’t like the way it looked, so I die cut one of the doilies, backed it with white, and added it to the right of the sentiment.

Products Used:

  • My Favorite Things Mini Delicate Doilies
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Tranquil Teal Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

This is the way the card looked before adding the small cutout doilie.

Embossed Mandala – Enjoy Every Moment

This is the second card I made by embossing an intricate die. I wish the pictures could show the details better. They are quite lovely.

Products Used:

  • My Favorite Things Magical Mandala
  • Penny Black Good Wishes
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • JoAnn Basic Ribbon Black and White Polka Dot
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Smile – It’s Your Birthday

When I saw this cute patterned paper with multi-colored balloons with smiley faces I thought it would pair great with My Favorite Things Double the Smiles die. Used some scraps of paper for the balloons. Used a musical embossing folder for the background, could just hear someone singing “Happy Birthday to You!”

Products Used:

  • My Favorite Things Double the Smiles Die
  • Penny Black Uplifting Balloons
  • Simon Says Stamp Party Like a Panda Doodlebug Designs Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Green, Yellow, and Teal Cardstock from Scraps
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Silky Metallic Gold Thread
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Spellbinders Music Embossing Folder

Happy Birthday Wish Balloon Shaker

When I saw this great balloon cardstock in the Simon Says Stamp Party Like a Panda September 2019 Card Kit I wanted to use it a background to a balloon shaker card. Really like the way it turned out. The only thing I would change would be add a rainbow of colors to the shaker insides.

Products Used:

  • My Favorite Things Wish
  • My Favorite Things Balloon Shaker
  • Papertrey In Stylish Sentiments Birthday
  • Pretty Pink Posh Share Kindness Sequins
  • Neat & Tangled Starry Night Sequins
  • Bead Landing White Glass Beads
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Party Like a Panda Doodlebug Designs Cardstock
  • Blue and Green Cardstock from Scraps
  • Acetate from Scraps
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Blue Sticky Back Foam

Rainbow Party Balloons Happy Birthday

I love this chunky happy birthday die from Penny Black. I paired it with some rainbow stamped balloons from My Favorite Things Party Balloons and another masculine card was done. Quick and easy!

Products Used:

  • My Favorite Things Party Balloons
  • Penny Black Birthday Die
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Seedless Preserves, Ripe Persimmon, Candied Apple, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Faded Jeans
  • Pigma Micron 01 Archival Ink Pen
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Tropical Birthday Vibes

I recently purchased Lawn Fawns’ Stitched Palm Tree Border and thought I would create a beach scene for this cute musical critters from My Favorite Things. I used my VersaMark Pen to add specs of sand to the beach with Hero Arts Sand Embossing Powder.

Products Used:

  • My Favorite Things Jungle Vibes
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Palm Tree Border
  • Memento Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa Ink
  • Copic Markers: YG97, YG95, YG93; B28, B26, B24; R29, R27, R24; E35, E33, E31; E99, E17, E97; C9, C7, C6, C5, C1; W7, W5, W3, W1; Y28, Y26, Y23; E49, E79, E77: R20; B02, B01, B00, B000, B0000
  • Distress Oxide Ink Tumbled Glass
  • VersaMark Pen
  • Hero Arts Sand Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Kraft Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Brown and Green Cardstock from Scraps