Category Archives: Birthday

Colorful Animal Birthday Cards

March 27, 2017

It was a fun weekend of making cards using the Simon Says Stamp April 2017 Card Kit. Here are two more cards that I made using the kit.

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Card One

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Card Two: The elephants and birds were fussy cut and popped up to hide a stamping mistake J

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 cards

Extra Details:  I started with two panels of white card stock. I used the colored inks that came in the kit to stamp the images. For card one, I made a mask for the giraffe so I could layer them together. On card two, I made a stamping mistake. GRRRR… but rather than start again, I re-stamped the elephants and birds on a scrap of white card stock, fussy cut them out, and popped them up using dimensional glue dots. I stamped my sentiments using black ink.

I used stitched rectangle dies to cut each panel before adhering them to orange card bases. The orange card stock was from my stash.

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

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables and Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Fine

Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Inks in Watermelon, Orange Slush, Lemon Zing, and Key Lime

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Birthday Animal Stack

March 25, 2017

I just got my Simon Says Stamp April 2017 Card Kit in the mail this weekend. I love the Wild Cuddly Critters Stamp Set. I also own the Cuddly Critters Accessories Stamp Set. As soon as I looked at the two sets together, I know that I would be combining the stamp sets. Here is a card I made using both sets.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold 4.25 x 7” card

Extra Details:  I started by stamping all of the critters on white card stock. I choose not to use the penguin; he seemed out of place. I used colored pencils to color everything in. Once I was done coloring, I fussy cut all of the images out. I used a black marker to paint the edges to hide any cutting mistakes. To make the bird sit on the mouse’s head, I trimmed around his wings.

Next, I created my card base. I made a 4.25 x 7 inch card base so that I could fit all of the animals stacked up. I added some clouds to the card base for interest. I also added a strip of green plaid paper cut with a grassy border die.  I stamped the sentiment next. I used part of a sentiment from the Wild Cuddly Critters set and a sentiment form the Cuddly Critter Accessories set.

Lastly, I adhered all of my animals in a stack and the card was finished.

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

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Grassy Border die

Paper: Lawn Fawn’s Perfectly Plaid Rainbow

Ink: Versa Fine

Memento Dew Drop Ink in Bahama Blue

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Hot Dog Hot Dog Hot Diggity Dog

March 12, 2017

Every time I see the hot dog in the Let’s BBQ set, I start singing the Hot Dog Song from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. So I turned that idea into a card.

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Front of the card

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Inside of the card

Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began by stamping and water coloring the hot dog images on a scrap of water color paper. I used Distress Inks to water color.  Once the ink was dry, I fussy cut the hot dogs out.

I die cut a two stitched rectangles from water color paper; one is the panel for the front of the card and one is the panel for the inside of the card. I stamped some grass at the bottom of the front panel for interest. Then I stamped the custom sentiment. I didn’t really measure the placement at all.  Then, I adhered the hot dogs to the panel with foam tape.

For the inside panel, I stamped the sentiment in black ink. I stamped the smoke lines in a very  light grey and again in a slightly darker grey so it could be seen. Then I adhered another hot dog.

I created a card base from red card stock. I stamped the hot dog image all around the edge in light grey ink. It’s a subtle detail but I love it.  Lastly, I adhered the panels to the card base.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Let’s BBQ, Clark’s ABCs, Chirpy Chirp Chirp, and Year Seven

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Fine

Simon Says Stamp’s Ink in Fog and Smoke

Memento Dew Drops in Cottage Ivy

Distress Inks – I water colored the hot dogs so long ago, I can’t remember which inks I used.

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Pink Pinata

March 12, 2017

We have a friend who turns four at the end of the month. I couldn’t wait to use the new Year Seven stamp set for this card.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:   Using a scrap of water color paper, I stamp the piñata and the candy. I used Distress Inks to water color the images. Once everything was dry, I cut the images out with the matching dies. I also cut a cross stitched rectangle form water color paper. I stamped the sentiment on the white panel. I also stamped the confetti on the panel using the same Distress Inks. I used a water brush to pull the color form the outline of the confetti pieces into the middle of the confetti pieces.

I created a pink card base and used a very light grey ink to stamp the candy and confetti images all over the card front. It is hard to see, but I love the added detail.

Then, I began to assemble the card. I adhered the piñata to the white panel with some foam tape. I used liquid glue to adhere the candy pieces. I also stamped a string in a grey ink at this point. I wanted to get the placement right, which is why I didn’t stamp the string before. Lastly, I adhered the panel to the card base.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: For a Special Lady/Girl

Simon Says: For A Special Lady/Girl

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Year Seven and Toboggan Together

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Year Seven dies and Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Fine

Simon Says Stamp Inks in Fog and Smoke

Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, and Wilted Violet

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Ninja Birthday

March 8, 2017

My daughter had another birthday party to attend; this time for one of her male classmates. We created a ninja card for him.

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Front of the card

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Inside of the card

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  We began by die cutting the dark blue rectangle from some Lawn Fawn patterned paper. First, I cut a cross stitched rectangle that would cover an A2 card front. Then, using some stitched circles die, we cut out some windows. I lined the dark blue piece up on the card front and lightly traced the circles so I would have a guide for the stamping. Next, we stamped the Ninja’s so only part of them would show in the circles.

On the inside of the card, I stamped the custom sentiment and some more ninjas. My daughter colored everything in with colored pencils and gel pens.

Lastly, I adhered the dark blue panel to the card front using foam tape.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy and Riley’s ABC’s

Mama Elephant’s Tiny Ninjas

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Paper: Lawn Fawn freebie

Ink: Versa Fine

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Robot Tag Birthday Card

March 5, 2017

I think my kiddos know more people than I do. This is a card we made for a friend of my son.

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The front

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The inside

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  We began by die cutting all of the layers for the front of the card. We created a light blue card base, a stitched rectangle from black patterned paper, a stitched rectangle from grey paper, and a white cardstock tag. I dry embossed the card base and grey layer with a Darice gears embossing folder. I adhered the black layer and grey layer to the blue card base at wonky angles. We added some stamping to the tag. My son used colored pencils to add color. To finish the tag, we added a black re-enforcer and some twine. We used strong double sided tape to adhered the tag to the card front.

Once the front was done, we started work on the inside. We lined the inside of the card with some white card stock. Next we added the stamping using black and colored inks. My son finished the card by coloring the images.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Tag You’re It

Simon Says: Tag You’re It

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Beep Boop Birthday, Happy Howlidays, and Chirpy Chirp Chirp

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Ink: Versa Fine

Memento Dye Inks in Bahama Blue, Rose Bud, and Cottage Ivy

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Pop Up Steak Birthday Card

February 25, 2017

My father’s birthday is in a few days. I made a pop-up box card for him. Lawn Fawn just released their new die for this type of card, which I do not own. So I figured out how to make one on my own. I love the way this card turned out.

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The card folded flat

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The card popped open

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A close up of the images

Details

Size:  Pop up box card, fits in an A2 envelope

Extra Details:  I started by stamping and coloring all of the images for this card. I used Distress Inks and water color pencils to add the color. Once the images were dry, I fussy cut them out.

Then, I began work on the card base. I started with an 11.5” by 4.25” strip of heavy card stock.  To create the box shape, I scored the strip at 2.5”, 5.5”, 8”, and 11”.  To make the pop open feature, I scored the strip the long way at 2.125”. Using my scissors, I cut each short score mark from the top edge of the card to the long score line. I cut the top piece off the small tab at the end of the strip. Using strong double sided tape, I adhered the box together.

I cut three small strips of the same card stock to the make the braces for the inside. They were 1” by 4”. I scored each brace ½” from each end. I used these tabs to adhered the braces to the inside of the box.

I die cut some green card stock with the Grassy Border Die, which I used to decorate the bottom of the card, each panel and the three braces. I added the images with glue dots. Lastly I added my stamping and the card was done.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-36/

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Let’s BBQ, Dad + Me, and Riley’s ABCs

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Grassy Border Die

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Fintastic Aquarium

March 3, 2017

This card was featured on Lawn Fawn’s Fawny Flickr Friday, today. My son and I were so excited to see his card on the blog.

http://lawnfawn.blogspot.com/2017/03/fawny-flickr-friday-3317.html

 

February 21, 2017

This is a card my son created for a friend’s birthday party. The party was at the Aquarium, so it was a very fitting card.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  We started with a card base made from water color paper. I helped my son stamp all of the images he wanted. He then used water color pencils to add color to everything. I used my water brush to even everything out. Once the water color pencil was dry, the card was finished

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Mermaid for You, Fintastic Friends, So Jelly, and Octopi My Heart

Ink: Versa Fine

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Fish Tank Birthday

February 3, 2017

My daughter made a card for her aunt today. Her aunt has a fish tank at her house that memorizes Reina every time we are there.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  We started with a stitched rectangle die cut. We stamped as many fish and accessories as we could on the die cut. My daughter used water color pencils to color in all of the images. After she was done, I used a water brush to smooth everything out.

I die cut some wood grain patterned paper with a large cross stitched rectangle die. I cut small strips from the edges of the die cut to create the top and bottom of the fish tank.

The sentiment was the last element we created for this card. Reina loves to use lots of colors when creating anything, so we used two colors on the sentiment. We stamped it on a scrap of water color paper and cut it down as small as we could. We didn’t want to cover up to much of the “fish tank.”

Lastly, we adhered everything to a card base.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Fintastic Friends and Mermaid For You

Clearly Besotted’s In Print

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables and Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Fine

Memento Dew Drops in Dandelion and Rose Bud

Hope you enjoyed the card

Sunshiny Chick

January 31, 2017

My mother-in-laws birthday is coming up soon. My daughter wanted to make her a birthday card. Her favorite color is blue.

I found ink smooshing to be a quick way to create a lot of interesting cards. We made nine Thank You cards, three teacher valentine cards, and one birthday card in one afternoon.

 

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 cards

Extra Details: We started by stamping the chick and frame images on some scrap water color paper. I used a grey ink for the frame and black ink for everything else. I used Distress Inks to water color all of the images.  Once the ink was dry I fussy cut everything out. I added a flower detail to the chick with some glitter gel pens.

Then, I created the card base from some more water color paper. I ink smooshed three shades of blue Distress ink on the front of the card base. I also flicked some of the extra ink on the card base to create interest.

Once that was dry, we attached the images using glue dots. The frame was attached with dimensional glue dots and the chick and accessories used flat glue dots.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Flirty Frames, Chirpy Chirp Chirp, and Sunny Skies

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Mustard Seed, Hickory Smoke, Walnut Stain, Brushed Corduroy, Mermaid Lagoon, Squeezed Lemonade, and Spiced Marmalade

 

Hope you enjoyed the card