Category Archives: Birthday

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

 

Details

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

Details

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

Details

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

 

Details

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

Out of This World

August 4, 2017

My favorite part of my birthday month, is playing with all my new stamp sets. I am so excited to finally play with this stamp set.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began by stamping the images in Versa Fine Ink. I clear embossed the images to speed up the drying process. I water colored all of the images using Crayola Fine Line Markers and a water brush. Once the images were dry, I fussy cut them out, leaving a small white border.

Next, I create a purple card base. I stamped a starry back drop in a dark purple ink. I added some ink blending in two shades of purple and white for added dimension. I white heat embossed the sentiment in the bottom right corner.

Lastly, I adhered the images to the card front and added lashes to the astronaut.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Out of the World and Starry Backdrops

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn’s Sugarplum and Yeti White Pigment Ink

Distress Inks in Dusty Concord and Seedless Preserves

 

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Birthday Cupcakes

August 4, 2017

I just love playing with the Lawn Fawn Mini Ink cubes.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by die cutting a stitched rectangle from some Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow paper. I die cute a smaller rectangle from some water color paper.  Using as many Lawn Fawn Inks as I could, I began stamping. I placed the sentiment in the bottom right corner. In hindsight I wish that I had centered it. Then I stamped the cupcakes on the rest of the panel.

I used foam tape to pop the stamped panel up on the plaid paper. I adhered the panels to a dark pink card base and the card was complete.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Bake Me a Cake

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Paper: Lawn Fawn’s Perfectly Plaid Rainbow

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Lobster, Peacock, Sugarplum, Plastic Flamingo, Merman, Freshly Cut Grass, Sunflower, Carrot, Mermaid, Wild Rose, Celery Stick, and Fresh Lavender

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Birthday Donuts

July 17, 2017

My brother’s birthday is coming up soon and I need a birthday card. He loves donuts and I just bought the Donut Worry Stamp Set. It might have been fate.

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Front

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Inside

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with a panel of water color paper. I stamped 12 donuts in Barely Beige ink. I used water color pencils to add all of the color. I blended the colors out with a water brush. Once it was dry, I white heat embossed the sprinkles for added interest. I adhered this panel to a gray card base.

For the sentiment, I white heat embossed the sentiment on a scrap of black card stock. I trimmed it out with my scissors, which is why it is a bit wonky. I adhered it to the card front with foam tape.

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

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Donut Worry, Penelope’s Blossoms, and Happy Happy Happy

Ink: Versa Fine

Simon Says Stamp Barely Beige Ink

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Moving Cactus Cards

July 14, 2017

I made these cards with the Simon Says Stamp May 2017 Card Kit. I added a sentiment stamp set from Lawn Fawn because the stamp set in the card kit did not include any sentiments. I also made two cards, because I need two birthday cards within the week.

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Card One

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Card Two

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Inside of Cards

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I made these cards two months ago and do not remember much of the process that I used to create them.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy and To a Fungi

Simon Says Stamp and Uchi’s Design’s stamp set

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackable

Paper: Illustrated Faith’s Basic Collection

Ink: Versa Fine

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Paw Patrol Card

July 14, 2017

We were invited to a Paw Patrol Themed birthday party. I could have bought a matching card, but couldn’t bring myself to do it. Instead, I did my best to make one.

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Front of Card

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Inside of Card

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began with a white card base. Using a few DIY stencils, I ink blended some grass on clouds on the card front. I stamped a sentiment on the inside of the card. I added a gift bone; I colored the bow with a red marker. I also added some paw print in colored inks.

For the front of the card, I cut half inch strips of the six colors that coordinate with the characters on the show. I stamped some paw prints in grey ink on each strips. I also cut each strip to a slightly different length and angled the end. I adhered all of the strips in to the card base.

For the sentiment, I cut a strip of black card stock that was ¾ of an inch wide. I white heat embossed a custom sentiment on the strip. I angled the end and adhered the black strip with foam tape under the rest of the strips.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy Riley’s ABCs, and Year Seven

Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp’s Happy Howlidays

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn

Memento Dew Drop Inks in Rose Bug, Lady Bug, Bahama Blue, Dandelion, and Cottage Ivy

 

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Lion Birthday Card

July 13, 2017

A little cousin of mine’s birthday was earlier this month. He and his grandmother love lions, so I had to make a lion card or two. Another family member also requested a lion card for the birthday boy.

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Card Front

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Inside of Card

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began with a white card base. I stamp the images and sentiment in black ink on both the outside and inside of the card. Then, I masked everything off using Post It tape. I added a strip of Post It Tape to create a horizon line also. I ink blended some green on the bottom to be grass and some blue on the top for the sky. I repeated the whole procedure on the inside of the card.

I used colored pencils to add color to all of the images and the card was complete.

Stamps Used: Technique Tuesday’s Leonardo the Lion

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn and Salty Ocean

 

Hope you enjoyed the card