Category Archives: Birthday

Happy Birthday – Watercolor Background

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  • Stamps –
    • Simon Says Stamp “Tag Sayings”
    • Simon Says Stamp “Square Sayings”
    • Avery Elle “Petals & Stems”
  • Die – Simon Says Stamp “Medium Tags”
  • Rhinestones – KaiserCraft – Dark Green
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and Paper Accents
  • Watercolor paper – Strathmore
  • Twine – Little B

For this card I created a watercolor background and stamped over it with silhouette-style floral stamps. I used stamps from several different stamp sets to put this altogether. I always find mixing-up stamp sets to be fun. The current challenge (Challenge #16) for the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Group is to use watercoloring on your card or project. Here you’ve got my entry. Thanks for visiting.


Does this mean you’re a grown-up now?

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  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas “Smells Like Cake”
  • Dies – The Cat’s Pajamas “Fancy Flip Cut Ups”
  • Patterned paper – Hampton Art Ki Memories “Metro Garden”
  • Patterned cardstock – BoBunny
  • Solid cardstock – Bazzill

I had not created a flip card like this before. I used The Cat’s Pajamas dies to make it, which made it a simpler process (they also have a video on their site with a demo on how to make a flip card with this die set). The penguins are on the outside of the card and when you flip that portion, you can see the sentiment (below). I colored the penguins with Copic markers. We gave this to my brother-in-law for his birthday. Thanks for stopping by today.

 

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February Mid-month Throwdown: Cards for Kids

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  • Patterned papers – Doodlebug Designs “Hip Hip Horray: Party Animals” (both sides)
  • Stamp -Hero Arts “Year Round Sentiments”
  • Dies – Memory Box “Round Buttons”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Baker’s Twine – Doodlebug Designs

I made this card for the February Mid-month Challenge over at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps. The challenge is to make cards for kids, which is my absolute favorite type of card to make for OWH! This is a simple, colorful card featuring the Doodlebug paper with lots of kid-friendly characters. I was also inspired by the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches: #175. I like the simplicity of the sketch since the paper is so visually dominant. Thanks for visiting today.

 


Birthday Snail Wishes

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  • Stamps – from The Cat’s Pajamas “Hearts and Flowers,” “Flying By” and “Smells Like Cake” sets
  • Patterned papers – My Mind’s Eye “Happy Day” 6 X 6″ paper pad
  • Cardstock – Bazzill Bling
  • Sequins – Doodlebug Designs
  • Copic Markers

I created this birthday card with items from my stash, and I am entering it in two different challenges. First, I used Sketch #168 from Freshly Made Sketches; the inspiration is from The Cat’s Pajamas (TCP) TCPTUES281 Inspiration Challenge. I stamped the snail and sunflower TCP image and then masked it to stamp in the clouds from another TCP set. I colored the stamped images with Copic markers and then I layered the patterned papers to tie in the colors of the image. I used an orange card base for some contrast. I added the sequins for a little sparkle and to unify the color scheme. All in all, it is a pretty simple card. Thanks for visiting.


OWH Winter Birthday Challenge

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  • Die cuts made from:
    • Impression Obsession “Snowflakes”
    • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Romantic Rectangles”
  • Stamp – Inkadinkado “Happy Birthday” (98164-MM)
  • Embossing folder – Cuttlebug “Snow Dots”
  • Patterned cardstock – BoBunny
  • Cardstock – Paper Accents

I created this card with the Operation Write Home Mid-month Throwdown in mind. The challenge is to make a Winter birthday card and I immediately thought snowflakes. I used an embossed background featuring snowflakes and added a couple of die cut snowflakes as well. Even the edge of the sentiment die cut fits in with the lacey snowflake look. Thanks for stopping by today.


Beanstalk Birthday Wishes

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  • Patterned papers –
    • Graphic 45 “An Eerie Tale” 8 X 8″ pad
    • My Mind’s Eye “Collectable: Beautiful”
  • Stamp – from Hero Arts “Messages with Flourish” set
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Twenty”
  • Stickers – Hot Off The Press Dazzles “Autum Splendor”
  • Pearls and Gems – Hero Arts “Earth Mixed Accents”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and Paper Accents

I’ve got Jack and the Beanstalk featured for this card. This Graphic 45 paper collection is so pretty and it includes a number of Eerie Tales with sort of a Halloween theme. The copper colored stickers work nicely with the oranges in the papers. I’ve had those stickers in my stash for quite some time as well as the little blingy bits! I think this fits the “It’s the Most Colorful Time of the Year” challenge at Shopping Our Stash, since I used a number of Fall colors, plus green. Thanks for visiting today.

 


Another Squirrely Birthday

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  • Dies – Impression Obsession “Squirrel Set”
  • Stamps – Lawn Fawn “Joy to the Woods” (tree) and Impression Obsession “Vertical Greetings”
  • Patterned paper – Echo Park “Here and Now”
  • Distress Inks – Ranger – Walnut Stain, Weathered Wood, and Black Soot
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

When I first laid eyes on these squirrels, I could hardly stand it! I decided I wanted to color the squirrel die cuts and the stamped tree myself, rather than using colored paper. I cut the squirrels out of white cardstock and applied Distress Inks to get the desired colors. Then I stamped the tree trunks with brown ink, fussy cut them and then also applied Distress Inks to them. I popped up the squirrels with dimensional adhesive so they look like they are perched and climbing as squirrels would–very 3-D. It is tradition for me to make a squirrel birthday card for a friend, so this is what I came up with. Thanks for visiting today.

For a closer look:

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