The Story of Fall Happy Birthday Banner Card

When I was going through my patterned paper I ran across this pretty woodgrain paper from the Echo Park 6 x 6 Paper Pad by Lori Whitlock – The Story of Fall, which had a small printed banner and decided it would make a great card.

I originally die cut it using the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  Using my Silhouette I cut some additional banners with the word “HAPPY” cut out of some scraps of solid cardstock.  When I went to place them on the card, the letters just didn’t stand out enough on the card, so I die cut some matching banners without the letters from another patterned paper from the paper pad and glue it behind the letter banners and that made them pop.  I wanted a large “Birthday” word die and could find anything I liked, so I decided to use Papertrey Ink’s Text Block Birthday Horizontal and fussy cut just the work “Birthday” from the sentiment and adhered it under the word banners with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

I felt there was too much dead space on the card front and so I decided to make it a square card.  I cut down the rectangle to be 3 ¾” square.  Another 4” square was cut from the red cardstock and the two were glued together using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  A 4 3/16” square cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock and the focal image was adhered to the front using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Echo Park 6 x 6 Paper Pad Lori Whitlock The Story of Fall
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Silhouette Lori Whitlock Banner Shapes
  • Britannic Bold Font
  • Papertrey Ink Text Block Birthday Horizontal
  • Scraps of Red, Orange, Yellow, Green Cardstock
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive

Silhouette Stacked Birthday Cake

This wonky birthday cake image is the Silhouette Miss Kate Cuttables Birthday Cake.  I have a lot of stamps and dies, but I had forgotten what great cards can be made using the Silhouette.

I cut the image using scraps of Brown, Green, Orange, and Red Textured Cardstock for the cake, platter base, and candle bases.  Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock was used for the candle flames and decorative lines, along with the platter.

Copic Markers were used to add shading to the cake image, as well as making the inner flame pieces a darker gold color.

The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Birthday Circle die cut once from the gold mirror cardstock and two more times from yellow cardstock.  It was cut in half to create an arch rather than a circle.  The layers were adhered together using Elmer’s Glue Craft Adhesive.

The largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle was used to die cut a piece of My Minds Eye 6 x 6 Wood Designer Paper.  A piece of Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller than the rectangle and adhered to the back.  It was then adhered to the front of a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of the cake and adhered to the woodgrain paper.  The sentiment was adhered using Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Silhouette Miss Kate Cuttables Birthday Cake
  • Simon Says Stamp Birthday Circle Die
  • My Minds Eye 6 x 6 Wood Designer Paper Pad
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Scraps of Brown, Green, Orange, and Red Textured Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: R29, YR15, G43, E21, E23, E25, E29, YR24
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Darice Adhesive Backed Foam

Five Candle Cutout Happy Birthday

I found a Silhouette image from Sarah Bailey entitled Candles and thought it could make a great masculine card.  Of course most the cards I make for men can also be used for female cards as well.

I cut the base of the candles and the flames from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock.  The patterned fronts of the candles were cut from scraps of cardstock.  They were then adhered together using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  For the center of the flames Copic Markers YR24 and YR18 were applied to make them look deeper and brighter in hue.  3M ½” foam tape was added to the back of each candle to add dimension.

To give the candles something to stand on I used the Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy die and partially cut it so that I could create a small strip of gold cardstock at the top.  Thin strips of 3M ½” Foam Tape were added to the back so that it would have the same dimension as the candles.

A side folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock.  Before adhering the sentiment die, the secondary sentiment from Hero Arts Birthday Messages was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The backing paper was removed from the foam tape and sentiment and candles were adhered to the card front and the card was done.

Silhouette Paper Piecing Birthday Cake

This is another masculine birthday card made with a Silhouette image and paper piecing of different cardstock from the Papermania Capsule Collection – Spots & Stripes Jewel 6 x 6 Paper Pack and scraps of solid color cardstock.

The frosting cutouts were adhered to the cake layer using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  3M Foam Tape was then added to the back of the cake to add dimension and interest to the card.  The confetti was scattered around the focal image and adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  To change the background color of the patterned paper Memento Toffee Crunch Ink was blended to change it to a cream color.

The sentiment was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink using the MISTI to the bottom of a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Ivory Cardstock.  To separate the sentiment from the focal image the ScorBuddy was used to add three score lines.

Platinum Stickles was added to the stars at the top of the candles and Clear Wink of Stella was added to all the stars and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Papermania Capsule Collection – Spots & Stripes Jewel 6 x 6 Paper Pack
  • Recollection Essentials 6 x 6 Cardstock
  • Gold and Blue Cardstock from Scraps
  • Silhouette Miss Kate Cuttables Birthday Cake
  • Lawn Fawn Party Animals Sentiment
  • Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
  • Memento Toffee Crunch Ink
  • Stickles Platinum
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Silhouette Birthday Cupcake

I think simple birthday images made great masculine birthday cards.  I decided to pull out some of my patterned paper and use my Silhouette to cut some birthday images.  This card is made using Papermania Capsule Collection 6 x 6 Cardstock for the patterned paper and Recollections Essentials 6 x 6 Cardstock for the accents.  The Silhouette images use are PPBN Designs Delicious Cupcake and Miss Kate Cutables Birthday Cake for the confetti.

A rectangle of Recollections Essential Red Cardstock was die cut using My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles.  The background of the patterned paper was white and I decided to use some Memento Toffee Crunch to ink blend the paper so that it was a cream color instead.  The edges of the red rectangle were also ink blended with the same ink.

3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of the frosting and everything else was adhered to the red rectangle with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn Party Animals and was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black using the MISTI. Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents was used for the dots on the frosting and the platter.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller than the rectangle and adhered to the back.  A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock and the focal image was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Papermania Capsule Collection – Spots & Stripes Jewel 6 x 6 Paper Pack
  • Recollection Essentials 6 x 6 Cardstock
  • Gold and Blue Cardstock from Scraps
  • PPBN Designs Delicious Cupcake Silhouette Image
  • Miss Kate Cutables Birthday Cake Silhouette Image
  • Lawn Fawn Party Animals Sentiment
  • Memento Toffee Crunch Ink (Blending)
  • Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle
  • Darice Adhesive Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue

Rainbow Ink Blended Masculine Birthday Cards II

I had a little more of the rainbow ink blended cardstock left and so I decided to make another couple of cards.  This time I wanted to see what rainbow letters would look like on black cardstock, and I love the way it turned out.  The second card uses gold mirror cardstock behind the negative word cutout.

For the first card a horizontal A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock.  To add interest to the front of the card a rectangle of black cardstock was cut using the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle and then Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger.  The two were adhered together with Scor Tape.

The Silhouette cut letters are Franklin Gothic Heavy Font at 138.5 pt, stretched to be a little taller and cut from leftover rainbow ink blended cardstock.  The letters were applied to the black rectangle using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  The easiest way to align them is to use the negative cutout for placement.  The secondary sentiment is from the Sizzix Balloon and Cupcake stamp set, stamped with VersaMark Ink, and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The focal rectangle was adhered to the black cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

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The second card uses the negative space of the rainbow ink blended cardstock cutout.  A strip of Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock cut 1/4″ taller than the letters was added to the back with 3M 1/2″ foam tape cut to go around the letters and give them dimension and support.  The secondary sentiment is from the Sizzix Balloon and Cupcake stamp set, stamped with VersaMark Ink, and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.

A rectangle of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock was die cut using the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes and Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller and adhered to the back.  The word strip was adhered to the white rectangle with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  A horizontal A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal rectangle was glued to the cardbase using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

Products Used Card 1:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Silhouette Happy Cutout with Franklin Gothic Heavy Font at 138.5 pt, stretched a little taller
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Sizzix Balloon and Cupcake Stamp
  • Distress Ink Blending: Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Darice Black Adhesive Fun Foam

Products Used Card 2:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock (1 ¾ x 5 1/8)
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock (3/16)
  • Silhouette Happy Cutout with Franklin Gothic Heavy Font at 138.5 pt, stretched a little taller
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Sizzix Balloon and Cupcake Stamp
  • Distress Ink Blending: Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Darice Adhesive White Fun Foam

 

Rainbow Ink Blended Masculine Birthday Cards

I wanted to created some ink blended rainbow backgrounds that could make a few great masculine birthday cards.  I thought it would look great if the rainbow colors were behind a large word cutout. However, I didn’t have any die that was big enough for what I wanted, so I went to my Silhouette to create the word HAPPY in the size I wanted.  It’s easy to make two separate cards with the positive and negative words.  I really like the way the cards turned out.

I began by creating a file in my Silhouette that was just smaller than the width of a horizontal A2 cardbase.  I wanted the letters to be a little chunky and so I used the Franklin Gothic Heavy Font at 138.5 pt, but I stretched it to be a little taller.  I cut the word from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock.

Next I ink blended a half sheet of 80# cardstock with the Distress Ink listed below.  I love the way it turned out.  I die cut a rectangle of the rainbow blended paper with Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle.  I placed the cutout letters onto the card to determine the placement of the secondary sentiment from My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments.  It was stamped with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder.

3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the cutout letters for added dimension.  The easiest way to make sure the individual letters are spaced correctly and straight it to put the negative of the cutout on the card and use it as a template to place the letters, which adhered easily with the foam tape.

Next, I cut a piece of Darice Adhesive Fun Foam to be 1/8″ smaller than the rainbow rectangle.  A horizontal A2 cardbase was created from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the rainbow rectangle was adhered to the cardbase using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

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The second card was used by taking the negative word cutout and cutting it down to a narrow strip.  Next leftover rainbow cardstock was added behind the strip.  To add a little more interest some gold mirror cardstock was cut just wider than the strip and added to the back.

A rectangle of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock was cut with the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was added to the back.  The word strip was placed on the white rectangle to determine placement of the secondary sentiment from Sizzix Balloon and Cupcake Stamp set, which was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  The “HAPPY” strip was adhered to the white rectangle using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

A horizontal A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal word rectangle was adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

Products Used Card 1:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • Silhouette Happy Cutout with Franklin Gothic Heavy Font at 138.5 pt, stretched taller to 1 5/8”
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments Stamp
  • Distress Ink Blending: Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam

Products Used Card 2:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock (1 ¾ x 5 1/8)
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock (3/16)
  • Silhouette Happy Cutout with Franklin Gothic Heavy Font at 138.5 pt, stretched a little taller
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Sizzix Balloon and Cupcake Stamp
  • Distress Ink Blending: Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Darice Adhesive White Fun Foam

Masculine Silhouette Hello Cards

I needed some masculine hello cards, which I find more of a challenge, but I like the way these turned out. The Echo Park Dots & Stripes paper are beautiful yet simple.

As with the previous hello cards, This time I did not cut the word from the center of a rectangle.  I cut the word only from a scrap of paper with the Brannboll Fet font cut at 120 pt.  At the same time I cut a .04 outline of the word from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock.

I created a rectangle of the polka dot paper with the Big Shot and the smallest Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangle.  I created a slightly larger rectangle from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock with the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes rectangle.

To assemble the card the polka dot and gold rectangles were adhered together using the Scotch ATG Glidder.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was added to the back of the panel and then it was adhered to a A2 side folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Kraft Cardstock.  The hello cutout and outline were adhered together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Adhesive Spray.  Strips of 3M 1/2 Foam Tape were added to the back of the word and it was adhered to the front of the polka dot panel with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

For this card the hello word was cut from the center of a 6″ x 4 3/4″ rectangle.  The rectangle was run through the Big Shot with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  A small rectangle of Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock was adhered to the back of polka dot rectangle behind the word cutout with Scotch Tape.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was then added to the back of the panel for dimension.  The rectangle was adhered to the a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Kraft Cardstock.

Small strips of 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape were added to the back of the word cutout, but even with the gold foil behind it and the added dimension it was getting lost so I ink blended some Barn Door Distress ink to the edges and this helped.  The backing on the foam tape was removed and the word was placed back into the rectangle and the card was done.

This card is exactly the same as the first but I used a different color of the Echo Park Dots & Stripes paper.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Echo Park Dots & Stripes Gray and Gold and Red and Gold Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Kraft Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundles of Stitched Shapes Rectangle die
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles die
  • Silhouette Word Cut – Brannboll Fet 120 pt. / Offset .04
  • 3M 1/2 Foam Tape
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Scotch Tape

You’re a Classic Birthday Card

My husband is an amazing man and a true class act.  I have been trying to figure out a card for his birthday at the end of the month for a few weeks now.  When we first met he was driving a 1965 Metallic Blue Ford Mustang.  It was a pretty car and we should have held on to it because it’s now a classic and worth a lot of money.  But when we were young and first starting out we couldn’t afford two cars and as our family began to grow we sold it.  But I decided to use that classic car as the inspiration for his birthday card.  I couldn’t find a picture of a navy blue metallic mustang that I could trace and cutout with my silhouette, but this red one worked great.

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I imported the image into my Silhouette Cameo software and created a cut file.  Once that was done I decided to completely cover the card with Ranger Glossy Accents, which made it have the appearance of a metallic shine, and set it aside to dry.

To compliment the red of the card I used some red and cream striped paper from My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found 6″ x 6″ paperpack and die cut it with the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangles.  I decided to use add some gold mirror paper as an accent to the back of the panel and cut a rectangle 1/8″ larger than the striped panel and adhered the two together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

I  decided to use the same gold mirror cardstock behind the car to help it pop off the page.  Originally thought I would use an oval shape, but didn’t like the way it looked.  I then remembered I had the Silhouette Long Classic Rectangles die and the third largest was the perfect size.  I adhered the car focal image with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to the rectangle and set it aside.

In keeping with the classic car theme I cut the word “Classic” several times with the Silhouette Cameo using the Brannboll Felt font.  I probably need to get a new blade because I had a difficult time getting a clean cut without the word tearing.  I was finally able to get two clean cutouts and glued them together with the Sakura Quickie Glue Pen.  I then put some Tombo Mono Dot Adhesive onto a scrap of paper to hold the word in place while I covered it with Simon Says Stamp Clear ink and heat embossed it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  Since I only had two cutouts for the sentiment I covered it with embossing powder three times for added dimension.

I placed the car rectangle on the striped panel to determine where to place the sentiments.  The secondary sentiment was stamped and embossed using Winnie and Walter the Big, the Bold, the Party stamp set with the MISTI, which really helps when using multiple small words to create a sentiment.  Next the die cut word was adhered just below the stamped sentiment using the Sakura Quickie Glue Pen.

Now it was time to put everything together.  I created a side folding A2 Card from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock.  I added some Creative Hands Adhesive Foam to the back of the red striped and gold rectangle then glued it to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.   I added 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to the back of the small gold car rectangle and adhered it above the stamped sentiment and the card was done.

I hope he likes it, even if the car isn’t navy blue.

 

Mums Bouquet Happy Birthday

This is another card made by stamping an image to a Silhouette Cameo outline of a WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet image.  This time I used the Mums stamp set.  Since I was going to use Copic Markers to color the image it was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. 00278w A top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  Next a yellow frame was cut using the Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Rectangle Die.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was cut in thirds and adhered to the back of the frame to add dimension.  When I went to apply the frame to the cardbase I found that this frame leaves are larger top and bottom border to an A2 cardbase.  I like to have my cards evenly spaced and so 1/4″ was cut from the length of the front and back of the card so that the overall size was 4 1/4″ x 10 1/2″ scored at 5 1/4″.

The sentiment was stamped with Hero Hues Black ink and is from Hero Arts Yummy Treats stamp set.  Foam tape was added to the back of the flower image and applied to the inside of the frame and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet Mums Stamp Set
  • Hero Arts Yummy Treats Stamp Set
  • Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Rectangle Die
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Hero Hues Black Ink
  • Copic Markers: G24, G94, G99; YG93, YG95, YG97; G85, YG67; Y13, Y15, Y19; R14; R27; B34, B34; BG10