Category Archives: Birthday

Dino Birthday Version 2

September 8, 2016

My son was invited to a birthday party, so we raided my box of pre- colored images to make a card quick. Here is the card we created together.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by stamping and water coloring my images. I used my Distress Inks as water colors. Once the images were dry, I fussy but them out. My son also found a strip of water colored paper that I had colored with Crushed Olive Distress Ink and decided that should be the ground for the dinosaur.

Then, we began planning the layout. My son planned the placement of everything on this card. He wanted a stitched rectangle for his scene to be on, so we started with that. Before, we adhered anything down, I did stamp the sentiment. We combined a few different stamp sets to come up with a sentiment my son liked. After adhering all of the images to the die cut rectangle, we adhered the rectangle to the kraft card base.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Critters From the Past, Loveable Legends, Mermaid For You, Sophie’s Sentiments, and Year Two

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Ink: VersaFine

Distress Inks in Carved Pumpkin, Brushed Corduroy, Bundled Sage, Cracked Pistachio, Crushed Olive, Evergreen Bough, Hickory Smoke, Iced Spruce, Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles, Twisted Citron, Vintage Photo, and Walnut Stain

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Sprinkled With Love Birthday

September 5, 2016

I just love getting new stamps to play with. I couldn’t wait to the play with the Sprinkled with Joy stamp set when it arrived in the mail. I made this card for my mother’s birthday. She enjoys backing as much as I enjoy card making.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by stamping and water coloring all of the images.  I used my Distress Inks as water colors. Once the images were dry, I fussy cut them out.

I dry embossed my stitched circle dies on a white panel. This was the first time I have tried this technique. I also do not own an embossing mat, so I made do with fun foam. The impression is not all that great, but it was still fun to try. I ink blended some Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink on the embossed area to help it stand out.

Next, I began adding my images. I adhered most of them flat to the card base. I added some colorful sprinkles to help add to the scene. I popped the two cookie cutters up on foam dots. Lastly, I added the sentiment.

I created a kraft card base and added some stamping to the edges. I adhered the white panel to the front of the card base and was done.

Challenges Entered:

Lawnscaping #137: Texture-fied

http://lawnscaping.blogspot.com/2016/09/lawnscaping-challenge-texture-sponsored.html

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Sprinkled with Joy and Hats Off to You

Dies Used: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles

Ink: VersaFine

Distress Inks in Antique Linen, Candied Apple, Mowed Lawn, Hickory Smoke, Mermaid Lagoon, Tumbled Glass, and Vintage Photo

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Birthday Balloons

August 21, 2016

Today, I was having fun playing with my Distress Inks. This ended up as a birthday card because that is what I need to replenish in my stash.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I started with a panel of water color paper that I die cut with a stitched rectangle die. After that, I stamped my balloon outlines using Distress Inks. I didn’t worry about masking anything because I was hoping the balloons would look translucent in the end. After all the balloon outlines were stamped I added more color using the same Distress Inks as water color. I worked from the lightest color to the darkest color.

I added some water droplets for interest. I stamped the balloon strings in Simon Says Stamp Fog ink. The sentiment is stamped in Simon Says Stamp Smoke Ink.

I covered the front of my card base with some Lawn Fawn patterned paper and added the stamped panel on top.  

Challenges Entered:  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Make For The Border

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-make-for-the-border/

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Admit One and Scripty Sayings

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Paper: Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Polka

Ink: Simon Says Stamp Smoke and Fog inks

Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade, and Squeezed Lemonade.

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Water Color Fairy Scene

August 2, 2016

I needed a birthday card for a sweet little girl who is just turning one. I had a lot of fun with card. I stamped the scene using Distress Inks to give it a no line coloring feel, but without all the really hard work.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started with a 4.25 x 5.5 panel of water color paper. Using Distress Inks, I stamped all of the images. I smooshed more Distress Ink on my acrylic block to finish the water coloring. After all the images where complete, I filled in the background with a light wash of Twisted Citron and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks.

Once the panel was dry, I adhered it to a light pink card base and was done.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Celebrate

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=6093

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Fairy Friends, Mom + Me and To A Fungi

Ink: Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Antique Linen, Blueprint Sketch, Ground Espresso, Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Scattered Straw, Seedless Preserves, Squeezed Lemonade, Tattered Rose, Tumbled Glass, and Twisted Citron

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Pink and Yellow Fairy Birthday Card

August 1, 2016

I needed a birthday card for a sweet little girl who is just turning one. I used a lot of heat embossing on this card I really like the way it turned out.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by stamping and white heat embossing the daisies on the background panel. I ink blended Picked Raspberry and Squeezed Lemonade on this panel. I tried to keep the ink blending soft and light.

I stamped and heat embossed the fairy, sentiment and balloon with gold embossing powder. I used Distress Inks to water color the fairy. Once dry, I fussy cut out the images and sentiment.

I adhered everything flat on a light pink card base.

Challenges Entered:

Lawnscaping #135: Patterned Palooza

http://lawnscaping.blogspot.com/2016/08/lawnscaping-challenge-135-patterned.html

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Celebrate

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=6093

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Fabulous Florals

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-fabulous-florals/

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Fairy Friends, Admit One, Sophie’s Sentiments and Best Pun Ever

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitch Rectangles

Ink: VersaMark

Distress Inks in Cracked Pistachio, Picked Raspberry, Scattered Straw, Squeezed Lemonade, and Tattered Rose

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Chickadee Birthday

July 21, 2016

I was CASing a card a saw on the Lawn Fawn Flickr group today. In the end, the card also turned out to be a birthday card for a friend.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by creating my striped background. I used Seedless Preserves Distress Ink as water color. I wanted an ombre effect which I got through adding more water to my ink and adding extra layers on ink to the darker stripes. I didn’t measure anything, I just went with the flow. I added some ink splatters with the left over ink on my acrylic block.

As the background was drying, I made my focal image. I started with a stitched circle. I stamped all of the images and used more Distress Inks to add color. I used my friend’s favorite colors, which gave the image an unexpected twist. I even created a background with my distress inks.

Once everything was dry, I started to assemble the card. I added a small strip of paper that I colored with my Seedless Preserves Distress Ink to the left edge. I also added a stitched detail to that piece. Next, I added the same stitched detail to my striped panel and adhered that to the card base. I also die cut a larger stitched circle from some dotted velum. I adhered that to the back of my focal images. I popped the velum and focal images up on fun foam before adhering them to the card.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Things with Wings

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-thing-with-wings/

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Beep Boop Birthday and Critters on the Farm

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Borders Die

Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles

Ink: VersaFine

Distress Inks in Crushed Olive, Ground Espresso, Ripe Persimmon, Seedless Preserves, Tumbled Glass, and Walnut Stain

Hope you enjoyed the card

Mice Birthday

July 13, 2016

This card was inspired by a Leslie Oman card. I loved the card and have a friend who also loves anything to do with cheese, so I made her a birthday card.

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Details

Size: Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by die cutting a stitched rectangle from water color paper. Then, I die cut stitched circles in three sizes. I used each of the sizes a few times. I saved the positive circles as well. Then I added some Distress ink. I used an ink blending tool to add a variety of yellows to the rectangles layer. I made the circles a darker shade of yellow.

As the inked panels dried, I stamped the mice and other images on a separate piece of water color paper. I used more Distress Inks to water color them in. Once they were dry, I fussy cut them out and painted the edges with a black marker.

Next, I started assembling the card. I used a light grey cardstock for the card base. I popped the rectangular inked panel up on fun foam. I glued the circles flat to the card base. Then, I started gluing down the mice. I added tails on with a thin black Sharpie marker. Lastly, I added a banner with the sentiment. I also added an extra mouse on the banner.

Challenges: I am entering this card in Lawnscaping Challenge #133 Mood Board.

I wasn’t planning on entering this card. Once i looked at the finished card, I noticed that the colors and shapes reminded me on this mood board.

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Flora and Fauna

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=5799

I just found this challenge blog and thought it would be fun to try.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp’s Merry Christmouse,

Lawn Fawn’s Lovable Legends, To a Fungi

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Rectangles

Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Paper: Simon Says Stamp Smoke cardstock

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Fossilized Amber, Hickory Smoke, Mermaid Lagoon, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, and Tattered Rose

Hope you enjoyed the card

Purple Cow

July 11, 2016

I just got a chance to play with Lawn Fawn’s Critters on the Farm. One of my brother’s favorite poems when he was little was Purple Cow by Gelett Burgess. I couldn’t help myself but to color this cow purple at least once. His birthday is also coming up soon, so I made him a card featuring the purple cow.

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Details

Size: Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by stamping the cow and water coloring it with Distress Inks. After the cow was painted and dry, it took me a few days to decide on the card layout. I decided I wanted to include the poem, so I looked at the alpha stamp sets I own and picked the one that had the most copies of the most letters. There are a lot of E’s in this poem. I stamped School House Backdrops on the card base first to give myself a guideline. Then I started stamping out the poem one line at time. I started a few line a little of the edge of the card and let a few words hang off the opposite edge, to give it more of a patterned paper feel. I used some masking to stretch one of the Flirty Frames stamps so the whole cow could fit. I used a think black Sharpie marked to connect line and fill in any missing areas. More masking and some ink blending created the simple background behind the cow. I adhered the cow the frame and popped the frame up on fun foam.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Clark’s ABCs, Critters on the Farm, Flirty Frames and School House Backdrops

Dies Used: Grassy Border Die to create a mask

Ink:  Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Dusty Concord, Seedless Preserves, Tattered Rose, Tumbled Glass, and Twisted Citron.

Memento Dew Drop Dye Inks in Bahama Blue

Hope you enjoyed the card

Spinning Kraken

July 8, 2016

This card was featured on Lawn Fawn’s Fawny Flickr Friday. It was one of two of my cards featured.

The link: http://lawnfawn.blogspot.com/2016/07/fawny-flickr-friday-7816.html

 

July 5, 2016

One of my daughter’s best friends has a birthday this month and so do her little sister and her little brother. My daughter wanted to make something special for her friend, so I knew I needed to make something for the younger siblings as well. We made color your own birthday cards for each of the girls. Baby brother will only be one year old and will not enjoy a coloring book. So, I tried something new and made him a spinner card.

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The card all closed up. Don’t mind the binder clip, this card just would not stay closed.

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The front panel opened up.

Details

Size:   Vertical tri-fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I made a tri-fold card because I wanted room to write to the birthday boy and I wanted more space to use all the fun stamps I pulled out. I started with a full sheet of water color paper. I cut it down to one A2 sized card base one 4.25 x 5.5”band one 5.5 x 4.75” panel. I scored the card base as usual. I scored the panel at 5/8th of an inch to create a flap to attach it to my card base. Next, I die cut circles from the front of the card base and the 4.25 x 5.5” panel. At this, point I decided I wanted some sand at the bottom of my card, so using the left over strips of water color paper and the Speech Bubble die I made small hills.

After most of the die cutting was done I started stamping. I stamped the kraken on the leftover circles. I stamped the kraken twice to make the spinner part of the card. I used mirror stamping to get them to line up perfectly on the card. I stamped all the black line images in Versa Fine ink and added clear embossing powder. For the color images, I first tapped my stamp on my Versa Mark ink pad, and then in a colored ink pad. I added clear embossing powder to those as well. Then I heat set everything.

Now the fun part; water coloring! I used Distress Inks for my water colors today. I started by coloring all the images in. If I ever make this card again, I would start with the background. It would make fixing mistakes easier. After all the cute little critters were dry, I started on the backgrounds. The sand was just a simple wash of color. The ocean was another story. I started by adding a strip of four different blue Distress Inks. Then, I played with getting them to blend together a bit. After letting the ink dry a bit, I drew wavy lines in with a thin fairly dry brush. At this point, I thought the lines were too harsh, so using a wide brush I swiped clean water over the whole think to blend the lines out a bit. Lastly, I splattered some water drops on everything.

Finally, it was time to assemble the card. First, I die cut the kraken. One could be die cut in the usual manner. The reverse image had to be die cut from the back. I lined up the die with the image by holding it up to a window. It took me two tries but I got it right in the end. I cut a length of light blue thread and folded it over a few times. I sandwiched that between the two krakens using lots of Scor tape. I added Scor tape around both of the circle cut outs. I place the kraken in the circle and sandwiched the two pieces together. I added some score tape to the scored fold on the 4.75 x 5.5” panel and attached it to the right edge of the card.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Fintastic Friends, Loveable Legends, Mermaid for You, and So Jelly

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Speech Bubble Border die and Loveable Legends die

Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Paper: water color paper

Ink: Versa Fine and Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Blueprint Sketch, Brushed Corduroy, Chipped Sapphire, Cracked Pistachio, Dusty Concord, Hickory Smoke, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Ripe Persimmon, Salty Ocean, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, and Vintage Photo

Memento Dew Drop Inks in Pear Tart, Lady Bug and Dandelion

Hope you enjoyed the card

Super Alice’s Color Your Own Birthday Card

July 4, 2016

One of my daughter’s best friends has a birthday this month and so does her little sister. My daughter wanted to make something special for her friend and I knew that I had to make one for the little sister also. We decided to make her a Color Your Own Birthday Card like we did for her big sister. Alice (the little sister) loves all thing super heroes, so I made a comic book. I LOVE the way this turned out.

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The front of the Color Your Own Birthday Book

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Pages 1 and 2. The text reads “It was a quiet day for Super Alice. She was hoping for a nice relaxing Birthday. But…HELP.”

“All bow to you new leader.”

“Oh, no you don’t”

Eek! It’s Super Alice, run! We will meet again.”

“AAhh”

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Pages 3 and 4. The text reads “I am your new leader.”

“Get out of here!”

“Heheheh…. I’ll be back”

“Arrg”

“Leader”

“You again?!?!”

“Mwhahahah”

“HELP”

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Pages 5 and 6. The text reads “Heheheh. Almost ready.”

“How could he lead us if water makes him rust?”

“What are those robots up to?”

“Do you think Alice knows the plan?”

“Nah”

“There those bad robots are”

“Is she following us?”

“Yup… This is gonna be great.”

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The last page

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold 4.5 x 6” card

Extra Details:  I started by cutting two sheets of water color paper in half. I scored each to create my book. I made a rough story board, so that I would know which stamps I would need for which pages. First I drew out my panels with a pencil and ruler. Then, I traced them with a thick black Sharpie Marker. Working one page at a time, I created my scenes. There was a lot of masking involved. I also did some mirror stamping, because I didn’t plan my panels out as well as I thought. I wanted this to be a coloring book. So, for some of the solid images I used, I stamped them in Fog ink, and outlined them with the thin black Sharpie. I wrote most of the text in my own handwriting. I added a few extra details with the same thing black Sharpie; the speech bubbles and the horizon lines. Lastly, I had sewed the two layers together to create the book.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Baked with Love, Beep Boop Birthday, Critters from the Past, Critters in Costume, Critters on the Farm, Happy Summer, Into the Woods, Lovable Legends, Love You S’more, Mermaid for You, Sally’s ABCs, So Jelly, Starry Backdrop, Year Two, and You’re a Hoot

Paper: water color paper

Ink: Versa Fine

Simon Says Stamp Fog ink

Hope you enjoyed the card