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

Beary Special Birthday Wishes II

I love the images from the My Favorite Things Beary Special Birthday stamp set.   I made this card at the same time as the Patterned Paper Balloon Bouquet and the colors were inspired by that card.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and colored it using Copic Markers (colors used are listed below).  Once the coloring was done I used the matching dies to cutout the images.  I cut a rectangle from the same white cardstock using the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles and then laid the images out to determine placement.  I stamped the sentiment from the same MFT stamp set and Winnie and Walters The Big, The Bold, and Party stamp set with Altenew Sapphire Ink in the upper left of the rectangle.  A rectangle of Gina K. Designs 120# Navy Cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger than the Lawn Fawn rectangle and both were adhered together with Tombo Mono Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.  So that the bear, cake and presents wouldn’t seem to be floating in air ground was colored with Copic Markers C1, C2, and C3, and then all the images were adhered to the rectangle with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to add dimension.

I found some mint green chevron cardstock in the Fancy Pants Design Trend Setter 12 x 12 Paper Pad and cut it with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  A 1/8″ larger rectangle was cut from Gina K. Designs 120# Navy Cardstock and adhered together with TOmbo Mono Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.

To assemble the card a top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and both rectangles were adhered to it using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Beary Special Birthday stamp and die
  • Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold, and Party
  • Fancy Pants Design Trend Setter 12 x 12 Paper Pad
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Navy Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: E30, E33, E35, E57 (Bear); E33, E50, E51 (Cake); G00, G02, G03 (Icing, Balloons, Presents); B97, B39, BF29 (Presents, Party Hat, Balloon); R20, R21, R22 (Icing, Balloon, Presents); C6, C8 (Plate); C1, C2, C3 (Ground); C7, C8 (Nose)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Altenew Sapphire Ink
  • Lawn Fawn Large and Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Patterned Paper Beary Special Birthday Card

This card was created around some patterned paper from Fancy Pants Design Trend Setter 12 x 12 Paper Pad.  I love the look of the navy zig zag paper to enhance the cute bear image from the My Favorite Things Beary Special Birthday stamp set.

I began by stamping the images from My Favorite Things Beary Special Birthday on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored it with Copic Markers (colors used are listed below).  Once the coloring was done I ran them through the Big Shot with their matching dies.

To create a focal point I die cut a rectangle from the same white cardstock with the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles and then ran it through the Big Shot with We R Memory Keepers Stripes Sunburst Embossing Folder.  Adding this dry embossing draws your eye directly to the focal image.  A rectangle of Gina K. Designs 120# Navy Cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger and adhered to the back with Sookwang Scor-Tape.  I don’t like using liquid glue to adhered things together when using lighter cardstock.  The lines of the glue can sometimes be seen as it dries.

The bear, balloon, and presents were adhered to this rectangle with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  A rectangle was cut from the patterned paper using Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes and adhered to an A2 Top Folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Navy Cardstock with more Scor-Tape. The focal image rectangle was adhered to the patterned paper using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

For the sentiment the word “Happy” was cut from American Crafts Gold Glitter Cardstock using Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy die.  The secondary sentiment was stamped on a scrap of Navy Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and then double fishtail ends were hand cut.  The banner was then adhered just below the focal image with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the die cut word was adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte so that it would it would overlap the both the banner and focal image and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Beary Special Birthday
  • American Crafts Gold Glitter Cardstock
  • Fancy Pants Design Trend Setter 12 x 12 Paper Pad
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Navy Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: E30, E33, E35, E57 (Bear); G00, G02, G03 (Presents and Hat); B97, B39, BF29 (Presents and Balloon); R20, R21, R22 (Presents); C6, C8 (Plate); C7, C8 (Nose)
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Distress Black Soot Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • We R Memory Keepers Stripes Sunburst Embossing Folder
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

 

 

Sugar Rush Masculine Birthday Card

This birthday card could be for a masculine or feminine recipient, but I was thinking of a masculine card when I created it.

For this birthday card I used some plaid cardstock from Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid for Fall, cut it 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and adhered to the left of an A2 top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Zookwang Be Creative Adhesive Tape.  To add a little more visual interest I die cut a zig zag border with one of the Spellbinders on the Edge dies out of matching cardstock from my scraps and adhered it with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

I had it in my head to use some cupcakes for this card and so I went through my birthday sentiments until I found one that I thought would compliment this theme.  I stamped the sentiment towards the bottom of the white space on the card front with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink. Since the white space was relatively narrow and tall I decided to stack some cupcakes for the focal image.  I found the perfect size cupcake image in the Winnie & Walter Sugar Rush stamp set.  I determined how many cupcakes I would have room for and began stamping the top cupcake in the same Memento ink.  I stamped it again on a full adhesive Post-it and fussy cut it with my detail Cutter Bee scissors to create a mask.  I then stamped the remaining three cupcakes in a staggered formation, moving the mask each time I stamped.

Once the stamping was complete I colored the images with complimentary Copic Markers, colors listed below, adding the lines to the cupcake liners and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Winnie & Walter Sugar Rush
  • My Favorite Things Delicious Birthday
  • My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments
  • Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
  • Copic Markers: YR21, YR 23, YR24; YR04, YR07, YR09; BG18, BG32, BG34; YR12, YR14, Y15l BG11, BG13, BG15; E23, E25, E47
  • Spellbinders on the Edge
  • Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid for Fall Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Wink of Stella
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Full Adhesive Post-it
  • Cutter Bee Scissors

It’s Your Birthday Masculine Card

I was in need of some masculine birthday cards.  I am naturally drawn to creating flower image cards, and so when I need a masculine card it takes more effort to figure what I am going to do.  I wanted to used some ballons and the rainbow colors for this card were inspired by the Lawn Fawn Rainbow Plaid patterned paper.

I raided my scraps of cardstock to find a rainbow of solid cardstock that would match the plaid paper.  I cut a strip of the patterned paper to 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and adhered it to the left of an A2 top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  Because the remaining white space was pretty small I used the small balloon die from Clearly Besotted It’s Your Birthday and die cut it five times using matching solid rainbow colored cardstock.

I wanted the balloons to look like they were floating away and so I arranged them in the top half of the white area of the cardbase before stamping the sentiment, which is from the My Favorite Things Delicious Birthday stamp set, in Altenew Sapphire Ink.  I used Copic Marker B37 to add some details to the word WISH.  Copic Markers Y13 and Y17 were added to the candle flame.

Since the sentiment is blue I cut a small strip of blue cardstock and adhered it between the patterned paper and the white area of the card.  The balloons where then adhered with 3M 1/2″ Fun Foam on the balloon portion and Tombo Mono Multi on the tail.  A white highlight to the balloons was added with a white gel pen.  I then used the confetti images from the same stamp set and stamped them using matching Altenew Inks, colors listed below.  As a final embellishment multi colored Triveni Crafts Rhinestones were scattered in the open areas of the card front.

Derwent Inktense Pencils and a Dove Blending Pen were used to add depth to the bottom of the balloons.  I think before adding the pencils the image looked flat (see below).

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lawn Fawn Rainbow Plaid 6 x 6 Paper Pack (1 ½” wide)
  • Scraps of Blue, Yellow, Red, Green, Orange Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Delicious Birthday Stamp
  • Clearly Besotted It’s Your Birthday Balloon Die
  • Avert Elle Cake and Candles Confetti Stamp
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Altenew Ink: Crimson, Warm Sunshine, Autumn Blaze, Forest Glade, Sapphire
  • Copic Marker: B37, Y13, Y17
  • Rhinestones from Stash
  • Sukura White Gel Pen
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Tombo Mono Dot Adhesive Stamp Runner
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Flashy Florals Hello Card

This is another card created recently from stamps I had not yet used.  I purchased the My Favorite Things Flashy Floral months ago and finally created a card using them.  I love floral images, they make lovely cards, and I will be using this stamp set again and again.

I stamped the images on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Altenew Inks: Forest Glade, Evergreen, Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Ocean Waves, and Dusk.  Once the stamping was complete I die cut the images with the matching dies.

To assemble the card a top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  A rectangle was die cut from GKD 80# White Cardstock with the second largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles and then dry embossed using the Sizzix Dotted Lattice Embossing Folder.  The flowers and leaves were arranged on this rectangle and adhered with both Tombo Mono Multi Glue and 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape. The large pink flower had double foam tape to add dimension to the card.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Hello.  I first die cut the word from 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock and then stamped it using Altenew Dusk Ink, but I didn’t like the tiny white border that was left from this process, so I took the ink pad and ran it across the die cut word for complete coverage.  Three more words were cut from scrap cardstock and all were adhered together using Ranger Multi Medium Matte and then adhered to the bottom of the focal image with the same glue.

Darice Sticky Backed Fun Foam was adhered to the back of the focal image rectangle and then was adhered to the card base using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  At the last minute I pulled some rhinestones from my stash for the flower centers and added Spectrum Noir Sparkle to the flowers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Flashy Florals
  • Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Hello
  • Altenew Inks: Forest Glade, Evergreen, Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Ocean Waves, Dusk
  • Sizzix Dotted Lattice Embossing Folder
  • Darice Sticky Fun Foam
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Liquid Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock