Hello Sweet Baby Card

We have friends who recently had their ninth child.  I am amazed at the wonderful parents they are and their little girl Brinley is lucky to have been born into such an loving family.  I found the cutest little dress in a pale green and thought I would use that color to create this card, along with baby girl pink.

I began by stamping the cute baby image from Whimsy Stamps Wee One on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  It was then colored with Copic Markers: E50, E51, E53, R20 (Skin); RV10, RV11, RV13, RV14, G20, G21, G24 (Buggy); C5, C4, C3 (Wheels); Y02, Y06, Y08 (Bird); YR21, YR23, YR24 (Horse); C1, C2 (Ground); BG000, BG0000 (Background)

Once the coloring was complete the focal image was die cut with a Spellbinders Square Die.  Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was then cut just smaller than the square and adhered to the back.  A rectangle was cut from the Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock using the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles.

For the sentiment the word “baby” was cut four times from green cardstock using the Simon Says Stamp Baby stamp and die set and then adhered together with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  The focal image was placed on the rectangle, along with the die cut word, to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment, which is from the same Simon Says Stamp set.  Hero Arts Bubble Gum ink was used to stamp “hello sweet” and then the “baby” die cut was adhered using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  The focal image was adhered to the white rectangle with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Green organza 5/16” ribbon from Berwick Offray was tied around the white rectangle and adhered in the back with scotch tape just below the focal image and then a small bow was tied and adhered with a glue dot.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, however I felt like it needed an accent to highlight the pink in the baby carriage so I pulled out a scrap of pink cardstock and cut it with a paper trimmer to be 1/8″ larger than the white rectangle.  Both rectangles were adhered together using Tombo Glue Runner Dot Adhesive and then adhered to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Whimsy Stamps – Wee One
  • Simon Says Stamp Baby stamp and die
  • Copic Markers: E50, E51, E53, R20 (Skin); RV10, RV11, RV13, RV14, G20, G21, G24 (Buggy); C5, C4, C3 (Wheels); Y02, Y06, Y08 (Bird); YR21, YR23, YR24 (Horse); C1, C2 (Ground); BG000, BG0000 (Background)
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Spellbinders Square Die
  • Berwick Offray 5/16” Green Ribbon
  • ½” Craft Glue Dot
  • Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Hero Arts Bubble Gum Ink

Mom I Love You Mother’s Day Card

I love the image from C. C. Designs DoveArt Studios Himalayan Poppy and decided to use it for my Mom’s Mother’s Day card this year.  She loves red and so that is what I used to color this image with Copic Markers: R22, R24, R27, R29; YG99, YG97, YG95; BG000, BG0000.

With colored pencil shading
Without colored pencil shading

Once coloring was done I die cut the image with the second largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  Another rectangle was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock 1/8” larger and both were adhered together using Be Creative Double Sided Tape.  (I find this works best with the smooth surface of mirror cardstock.)  Simon Says Stamp Script Mom was also cut from the same mirror cardstock and again from Darice Sticky Backed Fun Foam.  I cut the foam with the sticky side up and find it works really well to add dimension to die cut words.

Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the back of the focal image rectangle and then it was placed on a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Mother’s Day, which was stamped underneath the focal image rectangle on the right.  The focal image was then adhered to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins were scattered on the card front.

I thought the card was done at this time, but the more I looked at it I just felt that it needed something more.  I had just watched a YouTube video about adding shading to Copic colored images with colored pencils and decided to give it a try.  I used my Derwent Inktense Pencil 0410 Hot Red to add shadows to the flower centers and liked it much better, but I still felt it needed something, so I pulled out my Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic Gold #551 pen and added gold dots to the flower stamen and finally felt like it was complete.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • C. Designs DoveArt Studios Himalayan Poppy
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic Gold #551
  • Derwent Inktense Pencil 0410 Hot Red
  • Copic Markers: R22, R24, R27, R29; YG99, YG97, YG95; BG000, BG0000
  • Simon Says Stamp Script Mom
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles

Just One More Candle Birthday Card

This is a birthday card for Jenna made with Penny Black’s Big Wish stamp set.  I love coloring these cute little people for personalized birthday cards.

The image was stamped on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored with Copic Markers (colors listed below).  As always, these cards are colored with the recipients favorite colors.  Once the coloring was complete it was die cut using the second largest Lawn Fawn Small stitched Stackable Rectangles.

Blue patterned paper from Perfect Prints Forever in Time 6 x 6 Paper Stack was die cut with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles. Blue paper to match the patterned paper was found in my stash and cut 1/8″ larger and both were adhered together using Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.

A scalloped rectangle was cut from the same blue cardstock using the Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Rectangles Die.  Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the back of both the scalloped rectangle and the focal image. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes and was stamped with Altenew Caribbean Ink in the lower left.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the patterned paper rectangle was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The blue scalloped rectangle was adhered by putting the same glue on the back of the fun foam and then adhering it to the cardbase.  The focal image was glued in the center of the scalloped rectangle with the same glue.  Wink of Stella was added to the balloon and hat.  Neat & Tangled Pink Lemonade Sequins and Doodlebug Blue Jeans Sequins were scattered on the card front and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Big Wish
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes
  • Perfect Prints Forever in Time 6 x 6 Paper Stack
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Copic Markers: B32, B34, B37, B39; Y02, Y04, Y06; E50, E53, E35 R20; E59, E57, E55
  • Neat & Tangled Pink Lemonade Sequins
  • Doodlebug Blue Jeans Sequins
  • Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Rectangles Die
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam (Both Small Rectangles Popped)
  • Altenew Caribbean Sky Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Pigma Micron01 Pen
  • Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker

Patterned Paper Masculine It’s Your Birthday Card

This is another masculine birthday card that primarily uses patterned paper to add focal interest.

A rectangle of patterned paper from Paper Studio Glasses, Staches, & Ties 12 x 12 Paper Pack was cut using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles. Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger and both were adhered together using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  A rectangle of Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the back to add dimension to the card.

I found some matching blue cardstock in my stash of paper and stamped the eye glasses from the Simon Says Stamp set I See You twice with Versafine Onyx Black Ink and then embossed with Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder.  The eye glasses were then fussy cut, Inkssentials Glossy Accents were added to the glasses, and then they were set aside to dry while the rest of the card was assembled.

The chevron strip from Simon Says Stamp I See You was stamped and embossed with the same ink and embossing powder on the blue paper and then trimmed and placed on the patterned paper rectangle to determine placement for the sentiment.  “I See You” was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed with Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder.  The Secondary sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The Chevron strip was adhered to the left of the patterned paper rectangle with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  The patterned paper rectangle was then adhered to an A2 top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock by adding Tombo Mono Multi Glue to the fun foam.  The first eye glasses were adhered directly to the patterned paper with the same glue and the second was adhered with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Paper Studio Glasses, Staches, & Ties 12 x 12 Paper Pack
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black and White Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp I See You
  • Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Inkssentials Glossy Accents
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Patterned Paper Happy Birthday Card with Verve Great Friend Flowers

I really liked the mint green and pink paper I found in the DCWV Happy Day 12 x 12 Paper Pack and decided to use it for the background of this birthday card.

I cut a rectangle of flowered patterned paper with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.  There was a pretty coordinating diagonal strip paper that I thought would make a pretty accent, so I cut another rectangle from this paper.  I pulled the border die from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes to create a narrow strip, which allowed it to have stitching on all sides.  This was adhered to the left of the flower rectangle with Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.  Since I would be using other gold embellishments on the card I used a thin strip of Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and adhered it using Ranger Multi Medium Matte at the seam where the two patterned papers met.  Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller than the patterned paper rectangle and adhered to the back to add dimension when applied to the cardbase.

As a focal image to the card front two different sized flowers from the Verve Great Friend Stamp Set were stamped on pale pink cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat set with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  Since there is not a matching die for this stamp they were fussy cut with the Cutter Bee fine detail scissors.  For added interest Copic Marker R21 was used to add depth to the flower centers.  The smaller flower was adhered to the larger with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  I used some green vellum from my stash to die cut leaves with the Memory Box Lorelai Leaf Poppy die.  Copic Marker G24 was used to add depth to the leaves and then they were glued to the back of the flowers with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment is a die cut from Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Happy.  I used Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and cut it again with Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam, with the sticky side up.  If you do not remove the fun foam word and leave it in place and only remove the backing it makes it easy to align both the gold cutout and the foam words together.  The die cut word was placed on the patterned paper rectangle to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment, which is from Winnie & Walter, The Big, The Bold, and Party set.  It was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat set with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The “happy” die cut was glue just above using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

A top folding cardbase was created from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the patterned paper rectangle, with the adhered sentiment was added to the base with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The flower and leaf cluster was adhered to the lower right with the same glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • DCWV Happy Day 12 x 12 Paper Pack
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Hero Arts Happy Stamp and Die
  • Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold, and Party
  • Verve Great Friend Stamp
  • Vellum from Stash
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Simon Say Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Memory Box Lorelai Leaf Poppy
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Copic Marker R21 and G24
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder

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 Simon Says Stamp You Matter

It is fun to create some quick and easy birthday cards with patterned paper.  This card uses the Paper Studio Eat Cake Paper Pack.  You could create your own patterned paper by stamping party hats in multiple colors, but it is much faster if you  use paper you have one hand.

I die cut the party hat patterned paper with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  The paper pack had a sheet of the word celebrate in multi colored strips.  I used my guillotine paper cutter to trim a turquoise strip and then adhered it on an angle to the party hat rectangle with 3M Foam Tape.  To accent the turquoise color I found some matching glitter cardstock in the Paper Studio Glitter Paper Pack and cut it 1/8″ larger and adhered it to the back of the party hat rectangle with Sookwang Scor-Tape.  I find this works best with the the rough surface of glitter cardstock.

The “you” from Simon Says Stamp You Matter Stamp and Die set was cut from both Turquoise and Red Glitter Cardstock and both were adhered slightly offset with Ranger Multi-Medium Matte Glue and then adhered just below the sentiment strip with the same glue.

The cardbase is made from Gina K. Designs 120# Cardstock.  Cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5-1/2″.  The focal image was adhered to the cardbase using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  As a final embellishment Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen was added to all of the party hats and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Paper Studio Eat Cake Paper Pack
  • Paper Studio Glitter Paper Pack
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp You Matter Die
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen

Patterned Paper Balloon Bouquet Birthday Card

I have tons of patterned paper I have bought over the years and I rarely use it, so I decided to make a few cards with some of the 12 x 12 paper packs I have.  This card is made with the Fancy Pants Design Trend Setter paper pack.

There is a lot you can do with patterned paper by adding embellishments.  For this card I added interest to the card front by cutting a strip of striped paper out of the same paper pack and adhered it to the left of a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ number background paper with Sookwang Scor-Tape.  I then cut a panel with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.   For a birthday embellishment I pulled out the Simon Says Stamp Balloon Bouquet Die.  Originally I found some scraps of cardstock paper that matched the colors in the background paper, but I wasn’t quite happy with the outcome, so I cut it again from American Crafts Gold Glitter Cardstock and then pieced the colored cardstock into different balloons and liked the look much better.  I kept all the pieces together by adding some scotch tape to the back of the balloon bouquet and then adhered it to the card front panel with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

For the sentiment I die cut the word “Happy” from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy stamp and die set from gold glitter cardstock and again from some Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam and adhered them together with the same matte glue.  I stamped the secondary sentiment from the same stamp set with VersaMark Ink on to a scrap of navy cardstock and heat embossed it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I then cut it into a fishtail banner and added both to the front of the card front panel with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

At the last minute I decided to add a thin strip of gold glitter cardstock to separate the two pattern papers and liked the look.  The focal image panel was then adhered to an A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Navy Cardstock and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Balloon Bouquet Die
  • Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • 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
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Distress Black Soot Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte