Category Archives: Birthday

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

Lucy’s Magical Birthday Book

July 3, 2016

One of my daughter’s best friends is turning six this month. My daughter wanted to make something special for her. We decided to make her a Color Your Own Birthday Card. It soon became a whole story that wouldn’t fit on just four panels, so it turned into a Color Your Own Birthday Book.

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The front of the Color Your Own Birthday Book

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Pages 1 and 2. The text reads “Lucy the Fairy is turning 6 today. All of her friends are getting ready for her party. The mice are in charge of the cupcakes.”

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Pages 3 and 4. The text reads “The mermaids are finding decorations for the party.”

 

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Pages 5 and 6. The text reads “Bigfoot and the forest animals help put up the decorations.”

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The last page

Details

Size:  Horizontal 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 stamped the decorative stamps on the corners and between the panels. I used Lawn Fawn’s Frosties stamps. Using a thin black sharpie, I connected parts of the snowflakes to make them look more like flowers. Working one page at a time, I created my scenes. There was a lot of masking involved. 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 apron on the mouse in the frame, the horizon lines, and the pile of decorations. Lastly, I had sewed the two layers together to create the book. I did add some pink marker to the title to help it stand out.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Baked with Love, Dad + Me, Fairy Friends, Fintastic Friends, Flirty Frames, Frosties, Into the Woods, Lovable Legends, Mermaid for You, Merry Christmouse, Milk and Cookies, Mom + Me, Peace Joy Love, Sally’s ABCs, To a Fungi, and Year Two

Paper: water color paper

Ink: Versa Fine

Simon Says Stamp Fog ink

Hope you enjoyed the card

Farm Birthday

July 1, 2016

When it rains, it pours here. In the course of 5 days, we have three birthdays. This year all the birthday kiddos are celebrating their first or second birthdays. This card is for little boy who is turning two today.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started with a panel of water color paper that I die cut with a stitched rectangle die. I stamped my scene in grey ink. I used post it notes to make masks for the birthday hats and balloons. I used Crayola colored pencils to color the scene. I tried layering a lot of colors for some dimension. I adhered the panel to a kraft card base and was done. I think this card turned out pretty cool.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Critters on the Farm, Admit One and Year Two

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle

Ink: Simon Says Stamp ink in Smoke and Slate

Hope you enjoyed the card

Dino Birthday Card

June 30, 2016

When it rains, it pours here. In the course of 5 days, we have three birthdays. This year all the birthday kiddos are celebrating their first or second birthdays. This card is for little boy who is turning one today.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started with a panel of water color paper that I die cut with a stitched rectangle die. I stamped my scene in grey ink. I used post it notes to make masks for the birthday hats and balloons. I used Crayola markers to color the scene. I wanted brighter color than I can get with colored pencils. However, I am not good at creating shading with the markers I have. I adhered the panel to a kraft card base and was done.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Critters From the Past, Admit One and Year Two

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle

Ink: Simon Says Stamp ink in Smoke and Slate

Hope you enjoyed the card

Fairy Birthday

June 26, 2016

I realized this morning that I needed a birthday card for a sweet little two year old girl and I needed it in a few hours. This is the card that I made.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal side fold 5×7 card

Extra Details:  I started by stamping everything on the white panel. I used post it tape to mask off the birthday hats, balloons, and gifts to the feel of dimension on a flat panel. I used Simon Says Stamp Smoke ink to give everything a softer look. I stamped the sentiment in Simon Says Stamp Slate ink to help it stand out a bit. I colored everything in with colored pencils. I added a few details with my gold and silver gel pens. I noticed the lower left corner was a bit bare so I added some greenery.

Next I prepped my card base. I knew my card base would be much bigger than my panel so I did some tone on tone stamping on it. I also added a thin pink frame I had left over from another project. I had used the Stitched Border Dies to add detail to the pink paper.

I popped the white panel up on fun foam and adhered the frame around it.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Fairy Friends, Year Two, Admit One and Beep Boop Birthday

Dies Used: Small Stitched Rectangles and Stitched Borders

Ink: Simon Says Stamp Smoke and Slate inks

Memento Dew Drop Inks in Cottage Ivy, Pear Tart and Rich Cocoa

Hope you enjoyed the card

Fintastic Birthday Shaker Card

May 8, 2016

My father in law’s birthday is coming up soon. The kiddos and I made him this shaker card. The kids painted everything with their cheapy water color set and I cut everything out. I combined a sentiment from Fintastic Friends and Loveable Legends for this card. I did put too many fish in the shaker portion but otherwise I think it turned out very well.

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The outside

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I glued some of the left over pieces on the inside of the card also.

Details

Size: Horizontal top folding A2 card

Extra Details: The images and sentiment were heat embossed with gold embossing powder before water coloring. I used a gold gel pen to add details to the sand

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Fintastic Friends, So Jelly, Loveable Legends and Woodgrain Backdrops

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles and Speech Bubble border

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

BEE – lated Birthday card

May 7, 2016

A BEE – Lated Bee – Day for a bee keeper! Hahahahah! Ok I’m done now

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Details

Size: Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: The bear and bees were colored with colored pencils and fussy cut out. I added some ink blending to the edges of the die cuts to help them stand out a bit

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Critters in Costume, Bee Mine, and Year Two

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles, Grassy Border, and Speech Bubble Border

Papers: American Crafts Paper Pad

Inks: Simon Says Stamp Smoke and Slate Inks

Distress ink in Mowed Lawn and Mustard Seed

Hope you enjoyed the card

Brickwork Birthday Card

April 14, 2016

I made this for a family friend, who is now official a teenager. I wanted something that felt more grown up than usual. I remember wanting to be seen as an adult at that age.

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Details

Size: Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I colored in the bricks with a few different shades of pink colored pencils.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Interlocking Backdrops and Scripty Sayings

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitch Rectangles

Inks: Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink

Hope you enjoyed the card

Legendary Birthday Card

February 29, 2016

I find making birthday cards for men to be the hardest type of card to make. This card for my father, however, just came to me when I saw the Lovable Legends stamp set by Lawn Fawn.

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Details:

Size: A2 side fold card

Extra Details: Three fold card

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn Lovable Legends and Riley’s ABCs

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn Lovable Legends

Papers: Simon Says Stamp Fog card stock

Blue patterned paper by American Crafts

Brown patterned paper by Lawn Fawn in Sweater Weather Petite Paper Pack

Inks: Distress Inks in Salty Ocean, Iced Spruce, and Bundled Sage

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Panel One

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Panel Two

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Panel Three

Hope you enjoyed the card J