Category Archives: Birthday

Pirate Birthday Tags

October 8, 2017

World Card Making Day was so much fun. I watched a ton of inspirational videos on YouTube and created a number of cards also. My kiddos have a birthday party to attend in a few weeks. The party has a pirate theme and is for a brother and sister. Each one of my kiddos made one card and they decided to make a tag with the left over images.

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Tag Fronts

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Tag Backs

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Extra Details: We began these tags with the left over tags from the Simon Says Stamp September 2017 Monthly Card Kit. I die cut a larger stitched circle around the existing shapes. I ink blended some brown ink on each tag front and added some wood grain stamping with the same ink. I added a sentiment to the back of the tag at this point also.

We also had some images left over from the Pirate Birthday Cards, we had just finished. We used these on the tags, so everything will coordinate.

I ink blended some light blue ink on the inside of the tags to create a sky. I added two layers of blue card stock cut with a scalloped border die to look like waves. We added a ship on the inside of each tag as well.   I adhered some clear plastic over the window of each tag. We layered some foam tape on the inside of the card to create a shaker pocket. We added some light blue and clear sequins and closed the tags up.

My kiddos played with the placement of the rest of the images on the front and back of the tags. I adhered everything with liquid glue and set the tags aside to dry.

Lastly, I added some red and white twine through the holes. Now the tags are ready to tie on the gift bags.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Ahoy, Matey and Woodgrain Backdrops

Dies Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Scalloped Border

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s Clear Fine Detail

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn Doe ink

Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass

 

Hope you enjoyed the tags!

Pirate Birthday Card Set

October 8, 2017

World Card Making Day was so much fun. I watched a ton of inspirational videos on YouTube and created a number of cards also. My kiddos have a birthday party to attend in a few weeks. The party has a pirate theme and is for a brother and sister. Each one of my kiddos made one card. They used the same stamp set.

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Card Fronts

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Inside of Cards

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Back of Cards

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Size:  A2 cards

Extra Details:  We began these cards by stamping a lot of images on a half sheet of water color paper. I used Versa Fine ink and clear heat embossing powder so that I could begin water coloring the images right away. I used Crayola Fine Line markers and a water brush to color all of the images. Once the images were dry, I fussy cut everything out, leaving a small white border.

The cards were assembled in very similar ways. Each kiddo chose a card base; light purple and light blue. We stamped some clouds with white pigment ink. We also added a few birds with black ink.

I die cut two sets of waves and a beach for each card. I used two shades of blue card stock and a scalloped border die for the waves. I used kraft card stock and a stitched hillside die for the beach. I layered the beach and waves together and adhered them to the card bases.

Next, the kiddos arranged all of their images on the card front. I used liquid glue to adhere everything down. Once dry, we stamped the sentiment on the outside and inside of the cards. There were a few images left over, so we adhered them to the inside of back of the cards.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Ahoy, Matey

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Simple Stitched Hillside Borders and Scalloped Borders

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s Clear Fine Detail

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment ink

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Brushstroke Birthday

October 1, 2017

This card was inspired by the current Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Heavy Metal. I had just received the SSS October Card Kit and the new Steel Navy embossing powder. It is such a cool embossing powder; it appears to be a dark metallic blue.

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Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by stamping and heat embossing the sentiment on the lower part of the card base. I used the navy embossing powder for the sentiment. I added a heart with silver embossing powder. I added stripes to the rest of the card using the same embossing powders and three shades of aqua inks. It was a very simple card to create; however, I love the results.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Heavy Metal

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=10387

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-42/

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #81: Anything Goes

https://www.flickr.com/groups/simonsaysstamp/discuss/72157686713199190/

 

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Brushstroke Messages

Embossing Powders: Simon Says Stamp’s Steel Navy Fine Detail and Silver Ultra Fine

Ink: Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn’s Mermaid, Merman, and Peacock

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Striped Birthday Card

September 24, 2017

I loved the Birthday Blues card I made so much that I wanted to try another version of it. This time I used more feminine colors. I also put the pattern at a diagonal for more interest.

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Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with a panel of white card stock. I used five colors of ink to stamp the images on the panel. I die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle when I was finished stamping. I adhered the panel to a pink card base with foam tape. Lastly, I added some clear Wink of Stella for some sparkle and shine.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Best Ever

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Plastic Flamingo, Merman, Sugar Plum, and Carrot inks

Simon Says Stamp’s Lemon Zing Hybrid Ink

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Resist Birthday Cards

September 24, 2017

My husband’s best friends’ birthday was last week. My kiddos made him some birthday cards. They had such a good time playing with water coloring and resists.

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Blue card

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Orange Card

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Size:  Vertical side fold and a Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  We began these cards with panels of water color paper that I had die cut with a stitched rectangle die. Each kiddo decided on their card design and I used Versa Mark and white heat embossing powder to create the designs.

We used Distress Ink as water colors. I taped the panels down first. Then the kiddos painted on some clear clean water on their panels and began dropping in colors. We let the first layers of color dry while we had dinner. Then we added a second layer of color. After the second layer was dry, we added some splatters of ink.

Once the splatters were dry, we adhered each panel to a coordinating card base with foam tape. The kiddos were so please with their creations.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #80: Emboss Like a Boss

https://www.flickr.com/groups/simonsaysstamp/discuss/72157686622512713/

               

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Best Ever and You + Me

Lawn Fawn’s Flirty Frames

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Blueprint Sketch, Broken China, Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Chipped Sapphire, Fired Brick, Mustard Seed, Seedless Preserves, Spiced Marmalade, and Wilted Violet

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Birthday Blues

September 19, 2017

I LOVE the Simon Says Stamp Best Ever stamp set. It is so versatile and fun to use. I made a very simple masculine birthday card with it today.

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Card Front

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Inside of Card

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Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with a white card base. Using my MISTI, I stamped the strips in different shades of blue. I also used the MISTI to stamp the candles.

I added a sentiment to the inside of the card and it was finished.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Best Ever

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Merman, Mermaid, Sunflower and Peacock

Hero Art’s Navy

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Frosting, Yum

September 19, 2017

My Simon Says Stamp September 2017 Card Kit just arrived in the mail the other day and I couldn’t wait to use it. This is the first card I made with the kit.

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Card Front

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Inside of card

 

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Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with a white card base. I used Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink and a mini ink blending tool to add color to the bottom right corner. I also flicked some of the same ink of the card base for interest.

I stamped the sentiment in black ink and added the stickers. They are perfect to star in this clean and simple card.

I stamped the happy birthday sentiment in an aqua colored ink on the inside of the card. I added the rest of the sentiment in black ink.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Clean and Simple

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-clean-simple/

 

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Best Ever

Extras: Doodlebug Sprinkles from the Fairy Tale collection

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Ink in Cracked Pistachio

Lawn Fawn’s Merman Ink

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Happy Birthday to Moo

September 10, 2017

My daughter made this card for her grandmother. I love the scene she created and the play on the Happy Birthday song that she came up with for the inside.

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Front

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Inside

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Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  We began this card by stamping and coloring all of the images. My daughter used Crayola Markers to color everything in. I fussy cut the images out for her. I cut right on the stamped line and used a black marker to paint the edges.

Together, we die cut a blue rectangle and a green rectangle. We used some stitched hillside borders and the green rectangle to create two layers for the ground. We adhered everything together using liquid glue. I traced a die to create the string for the bells to hang on. Once the panel was dry, we adhered it to a yellow card base.

My daughter came up with the sentiment on the inside of the card. I used my Misti to stamp it as many times as I could on the inside of the card. We added the music notes and the card was finished.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics #12: Create a Scene

http://www.lawnfawnatics.com/challenges/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-12-create-a-scene

               

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Critters on the Farm, Hat’s Off to You, Happy Happy Happy, and Chirpy Chirp Chirp

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Stitched Hillside Borders, and Simple Stitched Hillside Borders

Ink: Versa Fine

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Let’s Celebrate You Pop Up

August 13, 2017

This is a card that I made for my husband’s god daughter.

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Card Front

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Inside Pop Up

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Inside area to write a message

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Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began with a card base made from water color paper. I stamped and colored the card front first. I used masking to hide the mouse behind the box. I traced a circle die to create the white highlight around the images. I used a water brush and Crayola Fine Line markers to color everything in. I used a grey ink to add the confetti to the colorful rays.

While the card front was drying I stamped and die cut all of the images for the inside of the card. I used the same markers and water brush to color everything in.

While those were drying, I die cut the stitched hillside pop up and another plain stitched hillside from a few shades of green card stock. I also die cut “celebrate” from holographic paper and plain card stock so I could layer them. I also die cut the posts from water color paper and colored them brown.

Next, I decorated the inside of the card. I used a puffy cloud die to trace with the blue marker. I used a water brush to move the color around and create a soft cloudy sky. Once the clouds were dry, I added the stamped confetti. I used the same markers to color them in.

Once the card base was dry, I began assembling the card. I adhered the green hills first. Then, I added the animals and balloons. The confetti was the last thing I adhered. I used glue dots, double sided tape, and liquid glue to adhere everything.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp’s FLickr Challenge #77: Splatter It

https://www.flickr.com/groups/simonsaysstamp/discuss/72157684750348450/

 

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Happy Birthday

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=10000

 

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: For A Child

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/child/

 

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Wild Cuddly Critters and Cuddly Critters Accessories

Lawn Fawn’s Good Fortune

Dies Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Cuddly Critters Accessories dies

Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Hillside Pop-up. Simple Stitched Hillside Borders

Ellen Hudson’s Zipper Panel Dies

Ink: Versa Fine

Simon Says Stamp’s Smoke Ink

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Barrels of Fun

August 13, 2017

This is a birthday card for one of my very best friends. She loves purple, monkeys, and all things a little over the top.

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Front

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Inside

 

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Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began by stamping and clear embossing all of the images. I used Crayola Fine Line markers and a water brush to water color everything in. I used a white gel pen, to add some details to the party hats and letters. Once the images were dry, I die cut everything out with the matching dies.

I die cut two stitched rectangles from some water color paper. Once was for the front of the card and one was for the inside liner.  I used three shades of green Distress Ink to ink smoosh on the front panel. Once the smooshed ink was dry, I added some leaves using two of the same Distress Inks. Then, I began creating my scene. I glue the vines and bottom monkey to the panel with liquid glue. I used dimensional glue dots for most of the monkeys. I used thin foam tape for the letters. Once, I had the main images on, I tucked in the extra leaves and hearts. Then, I stamped the custom sentiment. Thank goodness for the Misti! I double stamped the sentiment to make it really stand out against the ink smooshing. Lastly, I adhered the panel to an orange card base.

For the inside panel, I stamped the sentiment and adhered an extra bunch of bananas and some leaves. I couldn’t let that adorable monkey but go to waste so I adhered that to the inside panel with another banana.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics #10: Custom Sentiments

http://www.lawnfawnatics.com/challenges/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-10-custom-sentiments

LOVE Flickr Challenge #20: Critters; Real or Imagined

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn and Ellen Hudson’s Love Ya Bunches

Lawn Fawn’s Lovable Legends, Out of This World, Fab Flowers, Penelope’s Blossoms, Riley’s ABCs, and Quinn’s Capital ABCs

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn and Ellen Hudson’s Love Ya Bunches

Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles, Lovable Legends Dies, and Quinn’s Capital ABCs dies

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn, Lucky Clover, and Twisted Citron

Hope you enjoyed the card