An Explosion of Birthday Wishes

This is one of the first stamp sets that I purchased, and after all these years I still like it.

Products Used:

  • Inkadinkado Happy Birthday
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Copic Markers: Y18, Y15, Y13; YG67, YG17, YG03; W2, W0; B37, B34, B32; B24, B23, B21
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Oval STAX
  • Gina K. Designs Powder Blue Ink
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

You’re a Classic Masculine Birthday

This is the second take on this great die cut image.

Products Used:

  • Cottage Cuts Race Car and Flags
  • Gina K. Designs Masculine Tags
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs Black Onyx Base Weight Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Foam Strips
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Written in the Stars Birthday

I had open heart surgery in February and it has been hard to get back into adding new creations to my blog. I’ve decided that I will keep it short and simple with just a picture and the products used to create the card.

For the star it started bubbling when I heat set the gold embossing powder, but I decided stars are organic and so I went with it and really liked the outcome.

Products Used:

  • My Favorite Things Written in the Stars
  • Simon Says Stamp You + Me
  • Simon Says Stamp Hello You
  • Papertrey Ink  Seeing Stars
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs Black Onyx Base Weight Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Gold Pearl Mirror Cardstock
  • The Paper Studio Oh So Glam 12 x 12 Paper Pack
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Foam Strips
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Merry Christmas Foliage

This is the second card I created in 2018 for a Christmas Card.  I loved the way it turned out, but it was too time consuming to recreate 100 times. 

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Seasonal Sentiments
  • Hero Arts Happy Holly Days
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Red Velvet, Fresh Asparagus, Grass, Warm Cocoa, Dark Chocolate
  • Copic Markers G43, G40
  • Red Rhinestones from Stash
  • 3M ½”Foam Tape
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Gina K. Designs Cherry Red Base Weight Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock


The Happiest of Birthdays Aubrey

This card was made for Aubrey who is a talented dancer, so when I say this cute Connie Font image call Abbie with Cake in her little tutu I thought it would be perfect.

I printed it on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a laser printer and colored it with Copic Markers: RV21, RV20; RV14, RV13, RV11, RV10; V17, V15, V12; E55, E53, E51, E50; E11, E01, E00; B0000.  Once the coloring was complete it was die cut using the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back by tracing the image on the paper of the foam sheet and fussy cutting with scissors.

To provide focal interest behind the image a rectangle of the Neena cardstock was cut with the Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangles.  It was then run through the Big Shot with the Darice Hearts Diagonal Embossing Folder.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back for dimension.  The focal image was adhered with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The sentiment is from the Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday stamped onto vellum with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed with Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder.  It was cut into a thin strip and wrapped around the rectangle and adhered at the back with Scotch Tape.

Since Aubrey’s favorite color is pink, a rectangle of pink cardstock from my stash was cut with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle and adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  The focal image was then adhered to the front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Connie Fong Abbie with Cake Digital Image
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Darice Hearts Diagonal Embossing Folder
  • Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangles
  • Copic Markers: RV21, RV20; RV14, RV13, RV11, RV10; V17, V15, V12; E55, E53, E51, E50; E11, E01, E00; B0000
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive

Sending Birthday Hugs and Wishes

Penny Black’s Big Wish makes a cute birthday card for a young lady just turning twelve.  The image was colored in her favorite color of blue, with accents of pink.

The image was stamped on Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper using VersaFine Black Ink and then heat embossed with Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments: Birthday and was stamped and heat embossed with the same products.

Tombo Dual Brush Makers were used to color the image with 942 Tan, 800 Baby Pink, : 025 Light Orange, 026 Golden Yellow, 452 Process Blue, 837 Wine, 451 Sky Blue.  Once the image was dry it was die cut using the second largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller and added to the back of the panel to add dimension.

To accent the blue color used in the image a panel of Lawn Fawn 6 x 6 Perfectly Plaid was cut using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and adhered to the front of an A2 top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock using Elmer’

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Big Wish
  • Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Lawn Fawn 6×6 Perfectly Plaid
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • Tombo Dual Brush Makers: 942 Tan, 800 Baby Pink, : 025 Light Orange, 026 Golden Yellow, 452 Process Blue, 837 Wine, 451 Sky Blue
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Elmers Dot Runner

 

Heidi Among the Flowers Birthday Card

This cute images is from C. C. Designs Heidi Among the Flowers and was used for a birthday card for one of the young women in our church whose favorite color is blue.

It was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and then colored with Copic Markers (colored listed below).

I wanted to use some patterned paper for a background to the card to accent her favorite color of blue.  A rectangle was cut from Recollections Bright and Basic 6″ x 6″ Paper Pad with Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle.  I looked through my scraps of paper for a matching solid blue cardstock and cut a scalloped frame with the Pretty Pink Post Scalloped Rectangles die. Green cardstock was cut with the Taylored Expressions Wispy Grass die and glued to the back of the scalloped rectangle with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The focal image was cut to fit behind the scalloped rectangle with a guillotine paper cutter. Thin strips of 3M 1/2″ foam tape was cut in half and added to the back of the frame and then it was adhered to the focal image.  A rectangle just smaller than the focal image was cut from Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam and then adhered to the back of the focal image.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  To determine where to stamp the sentiment the focal image was placed on the card front and then the sentiment from Penny Black’s Sprinkles and Smiles was was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The focal image was then adhered to the card front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • C. C. Designs Heidi Among the Flowers
  • Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles (cut apart to be on one line)
  • Recollections Bright and Basic 6 x 6 Paper Pad
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam (Small Rectangle)
  • Taylored Expressions Wispy Grass
  • Copic Markers: B91, B93, B95, B97; E00, E11, E51, R20; B000, B0000, G21, G24; E49, E59, E57
  • Gold Stickles
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Celebrating Matthew

One of my grandson’s turned 13 on the first of March.  I wanted to create something a little more grown up.  I decided to create a white-on-white background with cutout balloons from My Favorite Things Party Balloons and Lawn Fawn Party Balloons.  I glued them with Tombo Mono Multi Glue to a panel of 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock die cut with Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle.

His favorite colors are blue and green so those are the colors I incorporated in the die cut sentiment and sequins.  I ink blended a piece of 80# Gina K. Designs white cardstock with Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, and Twisted Citron.  I die cut the celebrate word with Winnie and Walter’s Big, Bold and Party set and then three more times from scrap white cardstock.  The words were glued together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Adhesive Spray.  The secondary sentiment is personalized with Concord & 9th’s Perfectly Penned, stamped with VersaMark Ink on a strip of ink blended cardstock, heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder and cut into a fishtail banner.   The banner was adhered to the card front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then the die cut word was adhered just above using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  Blue and green sequins from Recollections Multi Color and Multi Size Sequins were adhered with Rangers Multi Medium Matte.

To add a little more color to the card a rectangle of blue cardstock was cut to be 1/8″ larger than the balloon panel and both were adhered together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  A rectangle of Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was cut with Simon Says Stamp’s Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle and then the panel was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • My Favorite Things Party Balloons dies
  • Lawn Fawn Party Balloons dies
  • Winnie and Walter Big, Bold and Party die
  • Concord & 9th Perfectly Penned
  • Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, and Twisted Citron
  • Recollections Multi Color and Multi Size Sequins
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from scraps of paper
  • Inspired by Card from Prairie Paper & Ink
  • Darice Fun Foam

Power Poppy Peonies Welcome

For this stamp I searched Google for images of Peonies and found some that were pink with a tinge of yellow at the ends.  It was a pretty combination and used that inspiration to create this welcome card.

I printed and cut the Power Poppy Ponies Digital Stamp on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and then colored it with the Copic Markers listed below.

A panel of 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock was cut using the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes and run through the Big Shot with the Cricut Swiss Dots Embossing Folder.  The panel was glued to the front of a top folding A2 cardbase made from 120# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Next th he focal image was applied to the front of the card with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to add dimension.

The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Beautiful Baby, stamped with VersaMark Ink onto some 120# Gina K. Designs Black Cardstock and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder, then adhered to the front of the card with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Peonies
  • My Favorite Things Beautiful Baby
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black
  • Copic Markers: Y13, Y15, R20, R21, R22; G28, G24; B0000
  • Cricut Polka Dot Embossing Folder
  • Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • SSS Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

 

Autumn Leaves Hello II

For this second card I changed the orientation to a side fold card made from Simon Says Stamp Dark Chocolate cardstock.  I once again pulled some scrap fall colors and die cut the leaves and inked the edges with Distress Ink, colors used are listed below. I die cut a rectangle from Lawn Fawn Fall Plaid Collection with Simon Says Bundle of Stitched Shapes and blended the edges with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink and applied directly to the cardbase with Tombo Adhesive Dot Runner.

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I cut the Hero Arts Hello die three times, one from dark chocolate, again with yellow and the last from gold glitter cardstock.  I glued them together with Elmer’s Glue Spray Adhesive and offset them just a little so all the colors could be seen..

I arranged the leaves how I liked them and glued the larger brown leaf in the back directly to the plaid rectangle with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The rest were adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  For a final touch I added three of the Little B Acorn Stickers from Simon Says Stamp October Card Kit of the Month, and red sequins I had in my stash.  The Rusty Hinge ink was darker than I wanted and to add some additional sparkle I added Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen to the plaid rectangle and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves die
  • Stampendous Leaf die
  • Distress Ink: Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber, Forest Moss, Rusty Hinge, Gathered Twigs
  • Lawn Fawn Fall Plaid Collection
  • Red Sequins
  • Little B Acorn Stickers
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen