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

Believe in Miracles Floral Encouragement Card

This is the second card I’ve made recently with Simon Says Stamp Look for the Miracles.  I had cut some outlines of the flowers and leaves with the Silhouette from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and stamped them in Altenew inks (listed below).  These are outline images and so I decided to color them using Copic Markers (colors listed below).

To assemble the card I die cut a rectangle of the 80# cardstock with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and then laid the flowers and leaves out to determine where I wanted to stamp the sentiment, which is from Hero Arts Spring Hello, stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black, using the MISTI to be able to stamp multiple times to get a crisp image.

I adhered all the flowers except the large purple one with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  I decided I wanted a sky background and so I used the Inkylicious Ink Duster Bending Brush to apply Distress Tumbled Glass Ink from the upper right corner into the center of the card.  The large purple flower was adhered using 3M ½” Foam Tape.  Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was cut with the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles and added to the back of the focal image rectangle.  A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was adhered with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Stickles Tidings was added to the center of the flowers to add interest and shine and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Look for the Miracles
  • Penny Black Special Thoughts
  • Altenew Inks: Lavender Fields, Warm Sunshine, Firebrick, Autumn Blaze, Deep Iris
  • Copic Markers: Y11, Y15, Y17; YR12, YR14, YR15, YR16; V01, V04, V06, V09; G20, G24, G43
  • Distress Ink Tumbled Glass
  • Inkylicioius Ink Duster Blending Brush
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Stickles Tinsel

Believe in Miracles Hello Card

I have used the sentiments in Simon Says Stamp Believe in Miracles, but I had not yet used the flowers.  I cut some outlines of the flowers and leaves with the Silhouette from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and stamped them in Altenew inks (listed below).  These are outline images and so I decided to color them using Copic Markers (colors listed below).  Once I was done with the coloring it was time to assemble the card.

I die cut a rectangle of the 80# cardstock with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and then laid the flowers and leaves out to determine where I wanted to stamp the sentiment, which is from Hero Arts Spring Hello, stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black, using the MISTI to be able to stamp multiple times to get a crisp image.

I adhered all the flowers except the large blue one with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  It was at this point that I decided I wanted a sky background and so I used the Inkylicious Ink Duster Bending Brush to apply Distress Tumbled Glass Ink from the upper right corner into the center of the card.  The large blue flower was adhered using 3M ½” Foam Tape.  Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the focal image rectangle.  A landscape A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was adhered with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  In looking at the card I decided that the flowers needed to have something to make them pop and so I added Stickles Tidings to the centers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Look for the Miracles
  • Hero Arts Spring Hello
  • Altenew Inks: Coral Berry, Ruby Red, Ocean Waves, Dusk
  • Copic Markers: BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, BG75; BG15, BG45, BG32, BG34; R20, R21, R22; R32, R35, R37; G20, G24, G43
  • Distress Ink Tumbled Glass
  • Inkylicioius Ink Duster Blending Brush
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Stickles Tinsel

Freehand Florals Encouragement Card

Sometimes we all need a reminder to not be so hard on ourselves, to believe that what we are doing is enough.  We can’t solve everything, sometimes we cannot make things better for those we love, but we have strength beyond what we know, we just need to believe in ourselves.

This is another of those stamp sets that have been sitting on my shelf just waiting for me to use it.  I found lining up these layering stamps was a little more challenging than others I’ve worked with.  It took a few tries, but I finally got it to where I was okay with the outcome.

The favorite colors of the person this card was created for is pale blue and silver and so those were the predominant colors used.  I began by stamping the images on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Altenew Ink.  Before stamping the flowers I used VersaMark ink to season the stamp.  I saw this tip I think on Jennifer McGuire’s YouTube Channel.  Once you have a good coating of VersaMark on the stamp you wipe it off with a cloth or your hand and it will give you a crisper image.  The Altenew Inks used are:  Sea Glass, Ocean Waves, Dusk, Frosty Pink, Cotton Candy, Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glade.  The last layer was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Detailed Silver Embossing Powder.  Once stamping was complete I die cut the flowers and leaves with the matching dies.

I knew I wanted to use a die cut word and originally thought I had the word amazing, but alas when I searched I didn’t (will have to get that soon) and so I used Simon Says Stamp Believe stamp and die set.  I die cut the word from Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock and then three more times from white cardstock and adhered them together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Adhesive Spray.

It was now time to assemble the card.  I die cut some 80# white cardstock with the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and arranged the flowers and word die cut where I wanted them so that I could determine the placement for the secondary sentiments, which is from the same Simon Says Stamp Believe stamp set.  I stamped the sentiment with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Detailed Silver Embossing Powder.  The flowers and leaves were adhered with Tombo Mono Multi Glue, which the exception of the large blue flowers which were adhered with 3M ½” Foam Tape.  I added Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam to the back of the focal image rectangle and adhered it to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and this clean and simple card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • WPlus9 Freehand Florals Stamp and Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Believe
  • Altenew Inks: Sea Glass, Ocean Waves, Dusk, Frosty Pink, Cotton Candy, Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glade
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Adhesive Spray

Spring Flowers and More Spring Flowers Hello Card

This past week I finally got the new Simon Says Stamp More Spring Flowers.  I already had the Spring Flowers stamp and die and wanted to create a card using both.  I’m ready for spring and liked the way it turned out.

I stamped the flower and leaf images on 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, which is Copic friendly and doesn’t bleed when coloring the images.  The Copic colors used were: Y11, Y15, Y18; B91, B93, B95; YG03, YG17, YG67; G20, G24, G46; RV11, RV13, RV14; V12, V15, V17.  I stamped multiple stems and stem and leaf combinations so that I could have options when assembling the flowers into a bouquet.

To add dimension and interest behind the flower bouquet I die cut a rectangle of 80# white cardstock with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and then ran it through the Big Shot again with the Lifestyle Crafts Chain Embossing Folder.

It was now time to determine the layout of the bouquet.  I began by placing the flower where I wanted them on the embossed rectangle.  Next I determined which stems and leaves would make the most pleasing arrangements.  Once this was complete I carefully would lift each stem and add a little Ranger Multi Medium Matte to adhere them together.  Once that was done I adhered the flowers to the appropriate stem.   A few leaves were added to balance the focal image.  I wanted the stems to be adhered directly to the embossed rectangle, but I thought it would add more interest if some of the flowers were lifted, so I added a strip of 3M ½” Foam Tape to the back of the rose, purple crocus, and the yellow flower.  I peeled the backing from the foam tape, added Ranger Multi Medium Matte to the stems and adhered the entire bouquet to the embossed rectangle.  To cover some of the stems at the bottom some die cut grass was added.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts Stamp & Cut Hello and was cut from 120# Gina K. Designs Black Cardstock and adhered to the bottom of the embossed rectangle with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was cut using the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle, which is just smaller than the embossed rectangle, and the foam was adhered to the back of the focal image panel.  Zookwang Scor-Tape was then added to the fun foam and the focal image was adhered to the front of the cardbase.  As a finishing touch, Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Glitter was added to the flowers.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Spring Flowers and More Spring Flowers Stamps and Dies
  • Hero Arts Stamp & Cut Hello
  • Copic Markers: Y11, Y15, Y18; B91, B93, B95; YG03, YG17, YG67; G20, G24, G46; RV11, RV13, RV14; V12, V15, V17
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Die
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Lifestyle Crafts Chain Embossing Folder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • Sookwang Scor-Tape
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Simon Says Stamp Mod Window Masculine Birthday

Birthday cards for guys are always harder to come up with ideas.  For this card I used a clean and simple, graphic design with the Simon Says Stamp Mod Window Die and an ink blended background.

I ran the Simon Says Stamp Mod Window Die through the Sizzix Big Shot with Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock.  I cut the panel down to have a small border around the die cut.  With the leftover cardstock I used the Distress Ink colors listed below to create a pretty background for the die cut.  A small rectangle was cut to fit behind the window die and Tombo Mono Multi Glue was used to adhere the two together.  With the leftover ink blended paper I die cut the word “birthday” the Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold, and Party Stamp and Die and then again three additional times with scrap white cardstock.  All were glued together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Adhesive Spray.

For assembling the card a side folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  Another rectangle was cut using the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Frames Rectangle.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was added to the back.  A narrow rectangle was cut with a paper trimmer to be the perfect size to when combined with Mod Window Die to create a rectangle that is 1/8″ smaller than the bundle of stitched frames rectangle.  The word die was placed on the narrow rectangle to determine placement of the secondary sentiment, which was stamped with Distress Faded Jeans Ink.

The rectangle cut with the bundle of stitched frames was adhered to the cardbase using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The Mod Window die was glued to the bottom of the rectangle just inside the stitch marks on the rectangle with the same glue and then the narrow rectangle was glued on top.  The “birthday” die cut was adhered using Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

Supplies Used:

  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Distress Ink Blending: Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans
  • Simon Says Stamp Mod Window Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold, and Party Stamp and Die
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam

CTD432: Simon Says Stamp Birthday Flowers

This is another stamp set that I purchased and had yet to use.  I liked the way it turned out.  The colors were inspired by My Favorite Things Color Takedown Challenge #432.

I started by stamping the images on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Altenew Inks: Sea Glass, Ocean Waves, Ruby, Warm Sunshine, Forest Glades, and Jet Black.  For some of the flower centers I used Altenew’s Vintage Flowers.  I adding veining to the leaves with Copic Markers YG63 and YG67.  I then fussy cut them out with scissors.

From Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock I die cut an oval using My Favorite Things Pierced Oval STAX and an rectangle using Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  The rectangle was run through the Sizzix Big Shot with the Darice Basket Weave Embossing Folder.

The flower and leaves were arranged across the top of the landscape oval to determine placement of the sentiment.  The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted Stylish Sentiments and was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Rangers Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  Next the flowers and leaves were adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

An oval of Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was die cut and trimmed down to be added to the oval for added dimension on the card.  The embossed rectangle was adhered to a side folding A2 Cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then the focal center oval was adhered with the same glue.  I decided to add Nuvo Chrystal Drops Ebony Black to the flower centers.  A pin was used to draw the uneven centers outward and then Clear Wink of Stella was added for sparkle and shine and the card was done.

Supplies Used:

  • Simon Says Stamp Sentimental Bouquet
  • Altenew Vintage Flowers (Centers)
  • Clearly Besotted Stylish Sentiments
  • Copic: YG63 and YG67
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Oval STAX
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Darice Fun Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Basket Weave Embossing Folder
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Nuvo Chrystal Drops Ebony Black
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock

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