The Happiest of Birthday Sarah

This card was created from Sarah whose favorite color is mint green. I added a little pink as a contrast. The image was die cut with the Silhouette PIXScan Mat.

The image is small and needed some visual interest. A frame was cut using a Mama Elephant Framed Tags/Artist Mat and back with a rectangle embossed with the Memory Box Elliana Background Die.

3M Foam Tape was added to the frame and the focal image and adhered to the front of a top folded cardbase.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Paper Nest Dolls Cupcake Girl
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Copic Markers: G02, G00, G000; G07, G06, G03; R85, R83, R81; E35, E33, E31, E30; E11, E01, E00, R21
  • Mama Elephant Framed Tags/Artist Mat
  • Memory Box Elliana Background Die
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

You Are So Worth Celebrating Marissa

A sweet young girl at church has a birthday coming up. I selected an image that looks a little bit like Marissa and colored the hair the same as her’s. It was die cut using a PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.

A rectangle was cut using a Flower Grid Background Die and then backed with some blue cardstock. The same cardstock was used for the sentiment. The image and sentiment were adhered using foam tape.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Paper Nest Dolls Cotton Candy Girl Birthday Messages
  • Copic Markers: B99, B97, B95; B95, B93, B91; R85, R83, R81; E35, E34, E33, E31; E13, E11, E01, E00, R21; C5, C2, 0
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Flower Grid Background Die
  • Blue Cardstock from Scraps
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Have a Sweet Day Julia

I needed to create a birthday card for Julia, but all of my girls images have long hair and Julia has a very short pixie cut. So, I pulled the image into my Silhouette and modified the image to remove the long ponytail and bow. It looks so much like her.

Her favorite colors are pink and black and so that is the colors I used to color the image. I mounted the focal image panel onto a black cardbase, added a few pink and black sequins and the card was done.

Took a bit of time to modify the image, but it was so worth it to have it be perfect for Julia.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Paper Nest Dolls Cotton Candy Girl (modified for short hair)
  • My Favorite Things Delicious Birthday
  • Copic Markers: C9, C7, C5; C1; R85, R83, R81; RV09, Rv06, R04, RV02; E49, E79, E29, E27; E11, E01, E000, R20
  • Pretty Pink Posh Sweetheart Mix Sequins
  • Honey Bee Galaxy Mix Sequins
  • Little B Frames Die
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock

Today is All About You Annabel

This is another cute image from Paper Nest Dolls. Easy to color and create a personalized birthday card for a young woman at church.

Products Used:

  • Paper Nest Dolls Cupcake
  • Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles
  • Copic Markers: E59, E57, E55; E55, E53, E51, E50; E11, E01, E00, R20; C5, C3, C1; B99, B97, B95, B93, B91; B39, B37, B93; R37, R27, R22; G99
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Reverse Confetti Warm Heart 6×6 Paper Pack
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • Gina K. Designs Blue Denim Ink
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Gold Stickles

You Were Born Abagail – I Like That

I like the digital images from Paper Nest Dolls. They make great cards for the young women at church. This one is for Abagail.

Products Used:

  • Paper Nest Dolls Birthday Ellie
  • My Favorite Things Anything But Basic Birthday Wishes
  • Copic Markers: V09, V06, V04, V01; V17, V15, V12; R85, R83, R81; YR24, YR23, YR21; E11, E01, E00, R20; E35, E34, E31
  • My Favorite Things Elegant Rectangle Die
  • LifeStyle Crafts Chain Embossing Folder
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6×6 Paper Pack
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Gold Stickles

Celebrate You Becca

I make a lot of cards with girl images for the young women at church. I try to find an image that looks a little like them and then color it with their hair color and favorite color for their clothes. This one is for Becca.

Products Used:

  • Paper Nest Dolls Ice Cream
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Copic Markers: BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11; BG34, BG32, BG11; BG49, BG45, BG13; E11, E01, E00, R20; E37, E35, E37; E55, E53, E51; E49, E47, E44
  • American Crafts Gold Metallic Marker
  • Gina K. Designs Sea Glass Ink
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6×6 Paper Pack
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Lawn Fawn Fancy Scalloped Rectangle
  • Gold Stickles

Alcohol Striped Background Time to Celebrate

For this card I decided to apply the alcohol inks side to side.  I added more yellow to the felt pad that I had in other cards and really like the bright pop of color it added.

Yupo Paper is usually 5″ x 7″ in size, which give you a little room to select the best section of the background to use for your card. Once it was dry it was run through the Big Shop with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle. Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger and the two were adhered together using Be Creative Tape.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock. The background was cut with a paper trimmer to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and adhered directly to the cardbase with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive..

The focal image is a digital stamp from Papernest Dolls called Cupcake Girl.  It was printed on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a laser jet printer and colored with Copic Markers Y19, Y17, Y15, Y11; Y08, Y06, Y02; RV14, RV13, RV11, RV10; E11, E00, E000, R20.

Once the coloring was complete the image was die cut using the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back by tracing the image onto the paper backing of the foam and fussy cutting with scissors.  To let the image standout from the colorful background a rectangle of Neena Solar White was cut with a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle and dry embossed with the Darice Dots Embossing Folder.  It was adhered directly to the striped background with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  The focal image was adhered to the embossed rectangle with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The sentiment from Whimsy Stamps Party Mini Letter Seals was stamped on a scrap of bright pink cardstock with Gina K. Designs Passionate Pink Ink.  It was then die cut using a My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX die.  A small yellow ribbon was added to the top, 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back and adhered to the lower right of the white rectangle and the card was done.

A bright and colorful birthday card for MaryLynn.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Papernest Dolls Cupcake Girl Digi Stamp
  • Whimsy Stamps Party Mini Letter Seals
  • Copic Markers: Y19, Y17, Y15, Y11; Y08, Y06, Y02; RV14, RV13, RV11, RV10; E11, E00, E000, R20
  • Darice Dots Embossing Folders
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Micro Glue Dot
  • Offray Spool O’ Ribbon 1/8” Yellow Ribbon
  • Gina K. Designs Passionate Pink Ink
  • Ranger Alcohol Inks: Cranberry, Sunshine Yellow, Gold Mixative
  • Ranger Yupo Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Pink Cardstock from Stash
  • Ranger Ink Blending Felt
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Carnation Pink and Dandelion Yellow

A Little Birthday Wish for Lizzie

This card was made for a wonderful young woman in my church named Lizzie whose favorite color is blue.  When I’m making cards for the young women in the ward I try and find a stamp that looks a little similar to them in length of hair.  This stamp is a digital image from Paper Nest Dolls called Cupcake.

I printed the image onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with my Brother Laser Printer, which allows you to color the image without the lines bleeding. Colors used: B97, B95, B93, B91; BG49, BG45; R46, R43; E55, E57, E31; E11, E02, D01, E00, E000; C6, C4, C2; Y26, Y23. Once the coloring was complete I die cut around the image with the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo. I placed the image on some Darice Sticky Back Foam, traced around it with a pencil, fussy cut the foam with scissors, the added it to the back of the image.

Since Lizzie’s favorite color is blue I found some blue patterned paper that matched the colors in the image and die cut it with an A2 My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle. I decided I wanted to have a raised frame around the image and so I placed a Gina Marie Designs In & Out Stud Dot Rectangle in the center of the paper and cut it using the Big Shot. 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was cut to add to the back of the frame.

The image and frame were placed on a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock to determine where to stamp the sentiment. The sentiment is from the My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings stamp set and was stamped using Distress Oxide Faded Jeans. The backing was removed from the foam tape and the frame was added to the font of the of the card. The image was then adhered using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Paper Nest Dolls Cupcake Digi Stamp
  • My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings
  • Distress Oxide Blue Jeans Ink
  • Copic Markers: Li
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Recollections Bright & Basic Cardstock
  • Gina Marie Designs In & Out Stud Dot Rectangle
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape