Category Archives: Birthday

Raccoon Surprises

  • Stamps – Newton’s Nook “Raccoon Rascals”
  • Embossing folder- Darice “Birch Tree”
  • Die – Just Rite Custom Dies “Vintage Labels Two”
  • Button – Prima Wood Buttons
  • Patterned paper – Ella & Viv Paper Company “Oxidation”
  • Core’dinations cardstock
  • Bazzill cardstock
  • Copic markers

I am behind in posting here. I made this card some time ago. I created the background by using an embossing folder and then sanding the paper to make the embossed tree trunk images stand out. I colored the stamped raccoons with Copic markers. I stamped the sentiment, that came from the same stamp set as the raccoons, and die-cut it. I’ve had the button in my stash for years, and I thought it fit this card very well. It was really fun putting this card together. Thanks for visiting.

Challenge:

Sunny Day Crafting – Challenge #26 – Any Animal on a Project

 

 

 


Cherry Blossom Birthday

  • Stamp – Avery Elle “Loads of Wishes”
  • Patterned papers – Graphic 45 “Birdsong” collection (8 X 8″ paper pad)
  • Die – Spellbinders “Lacey Circles”
  • Sequins – Doodlebug Designs
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I created this card for a friend’s birthday recently. Since she has a springtime birthday and was born in Japan, I thought cherry blossoms were very fitting. These papers from Graphic 45 are so pretty. I didn’t follow a specific sketch for this, although I’m sure there is one out there like it! I have not been good at posting lately (Sorry, Mom!), but I’ll try to catch up and post more!

Thanks for visiting!


Mixed media birthday gent

  • Stamps –
    • Stamper’s Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection “Little Things”
    • Hero Arts “Petite Birthday”
  • Patterned paper – BoBunny “Enchanted Garden Periodical”
  • Ranger Distress Collage Medium – Crazing
  • Washi tape – Little B and Tim Holtz Ideaology Tissue Tape – “Sketchbook”
  • Stencil – Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection “Houndstooth”
  • Ephemera – Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Dolls, Thrift Shop
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I created this card for my brother-in-law’s birthday. I started with the BoBunny paper, which I lightly gessoed and layered some ephemera and tape on top. I covered the entire surface with collage medium. I applied some Distress inks through a stencil and more inks with a sponge applicator to add some more color. Once everything was dry, I stamped the globe and postage stamp images, along with the birthday sentiment. Finally I adhered the whole panel onto a card base. Thanks for visiting.

Challenge: Crafting by Designs “For the Boys”


An almost single layer card

  • Stamps –
    • Art Gone Wild “Fancy Florals”
    • Kodomo “Happy Birthday”
  • Ink – Ranger Distress – Picked Raspberry
  • Sequins – Doodlebug Designs, Inc.
  • Glitter – Ranger Stickles – Diamond
  • Cardstock – Neenah Solar White and BoBunny Back-To-Back Dots

I created this card as a one-layer card with the exception of the sentiment. I stamped the flower stamp, masking it so I could overlap flowers. I added the more solid “background” on the left-hand side by applying ink to my Gelli Plate. I cut around some of the flowers on the right side for some visual initerest. For the flower centers, I added glitter with Stickles, and then scattered a few sequins around the flowers for a little more shine. Finally I added the birthday sentiment. Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges:

Crafty Creations Challenge #367 – Anything Goes

Paper Players Challenge #394 – Clean and Simple “Bloom”

 

 

 


Gel Print Birthday Cards

  • Gel prints from my stash (using acrylic paint, stencils, found objects)
  • Stamp – Altenew “Fresh Freesia”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Ink – VersaFine Clair “Medieval Blue”
  • Sheer Shimmer Spritz – Gold – Imagine Crafts

I created these cards using scraps of gel prints that I printed long ago. I used stencils when I made the prints used in the first card, one is from The Crafter’s Workshop called “Aboriginal” (the smaller panel) and the other is a stencil I borrowed and I can’t determine the company who produced it. I also spritzed the final card with some sheer gold spray for a little shimmer. The second card featured green gold acrylic paint, so it already had a pretty gold metallic look. I have many, many prints in my stash because I’ve taught classes in printing and done it on my own so I have lots to play with as a result. Some I use in my art journals, but I have been enjoying using them in cards lately. For both cards, after I cut them into panels I edged them in a darker ink to “finish” them nicely. I also matted the pieces with cardstock and added the birthday sentiment. Thanks for visiting today.

Challenge: Hiding in my Craft Room – HIMCR #352 – Super Scraps Saturday


Kraft Butterfly Birthday

  • Stamps –
    • Stampendous Laurel Burch “Cling Flutterbye”
    • The Cat’s Pajamas “Simply Said”
  • Embossing folder – Elizabeth Crafts “Damask”
  • White embossing powder – Stampendous
  • Pentel Sparkle Pop pens
  • Sakura Gelly Roll pens
  • Kraft cardstock
  • Bling cardstock

This was a fun card to make. I started by heat embossing the butterfly stamp with white embossing powder onto Kraft cardstock. Then I colored it with metallic gel pens for a nice shine. Once completed, I fussy cut the butterfly out and popped it up on the embossed kraft panel with dimensional adhesive. I heat embossed the sentiment with white powder onto black. I matted the kraft panel and the sentiment onto shiny blue panels and then mounted the whole thing onto a white card base. Thanks for visiting today.

Challenge: Creative With Stamps Challenge #25 CAS + Sentiment

 

 

 

 


Happy Birthday with Maxx

  • Stamps – Newton’s Nook, “Newton’s Birthday Balloons”
  • Dies – Newton’s Nook, “Newton’s Birthday Balloons”
  • Patterned papers – Doodlebug Designs, Inc. “Kite Strings” and “Evening Garden”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Copic markers

I colored this kitty (stamp and dies from Newton’s Nook) so that it looked like our cat Maxx. He has mostly white fur on his paws, but there are a couple of black spots mixed in on the bottom of his back feet. He also has what looks like a skunk stripe running down his belly, but I digress! This was a very clean and simple card, using some of my stash of patterned paper. Love this cat stamp and matching dies. The cloud dies also came with the set. Thanks for stopping by.

Challenge:

SUYP Cats Only Challenge #29


Sloth with a birthday forecast

  • Stamps – Lawn Fawn “Hang in There”
  • Dies – Lawn Fawn “Hang in There”
  • Stencil – The Crafter’s Workshop Rebekah Meier Designs “Connected Dots”
  • Ranger Distress Oxide inks: Fired Brick and Antique Linen
  • Zig Clean Color markers/waterbrush
  • Gold Mosaic Stickers – Mark Richards, Ltd.
  • Patterned papers – My Mind’s Eye “Come Away with Me”
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology Small Talk Stickers – “Snarky”

I made this card for a young friend who turned 21. I knew I had to take advantage of our mutual sense of humor, so I used the “Snarky” sticker from Tim Holtz! I created the background with Distress Oxide inks and a stencil. I colored the sloth and branch with Zig Clean Color markers and watercolored the ink with a waterbrush. Once the images were dry, I die-cut them and placed them onto the background, stamped the birthday sentiment and added the sticker. I edged the watercolor paper with Distress ink then layered it onto the patterned papers. The gold stone mosaic stickers gave the card a little pizzazz. Thanks for visiting.

Challenges:

My Creative Scoop – Color Inspiration Monthly Link Up 33

2 Crafty Critter Crazies – Challenge #13


Sleepy Owl’s Birthday

 

  • Stamps –
    • Impression Obsession “Sleepy Owl”
    • The Cat’s Pajamas “Simply Said”
  • Patterned papers –
    • BoBunny “Enchanted Garden Romance” and “Dot to Dot – Violet Dot”
    • Bazzill – “Antique Script”
  • Copic Markers
  • Embossing Powder – Ranger Ink

I’ve had this owl stamp and the patterned paper on the card base for years, so it was fun to create this card for an owl enthusiast with it. I colored the image with Copic markers, fussy-cut it, and layered it onto a couple of layers of patterned paper. I heat embossed the sentiment onto the black paper so it would stand out. A very simple card. Thanks for stopping by.

Challenge: Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #318


A Wild Birthday

  • Stamps – Lawn Fawn “Cheery Christmas,” “Let’s Play,” “Wild for You” and “Jump for Joy”
  • Dies – Lawn Fawn “Cheery Christmas,” “Jump for Joy,” “Let’s Play,” and “Grassy Hillside Borders”
  • Copic markers
  • Ranger Distress inks
  • Cardstock – Neenah Solar White and BoBunny

I always enjoy putting together cute animals to create a scene — and mixing up stamp sets to make something truly unique. Because look how natural it is for that porcupine to roll down that slide? I created the sky using Distress inks and also inked the grass to give the different tufts some variation in value. All of the animals and their playground equipment are colored with Copics. It was fun arranging them altogether. Thanks for visiting.

Challenge:

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #15 – Happy Little Critters