30 for Her 30th

“30 Cards for her 30th Birthday” he said. I received an order from a friend for his girlfriend Jill. I never thought that making that many cards in a two week period would have been possible! It was such a great challenge. I had a list of things she likes and enjoys then went for it.  I honestly think I  do my best work when I am given specific requests, especially thematic ones.

I used a mix of collections, embellishments, stamp sets and trim for the cards. I hope you enjoy!

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Winter Wonderland Card from Mom – she did it again!

I have seen this card floating around for about 2 years now. It may be older, I’m not sure, but however old it is, it really struck a cord in me and I knew I wanted to make my own version of it. (CASE it) So, here is my version. One thing I will tell you is, it was very messy to make! I still have glitter and flocking in my hair!! LOL
 
All you need to do one of your own is:
 
Stamper’s Select White Cardstock (40 Sheets) – Paper Trey Ink
Deer Trio Die – Memory Box
Birch Trio Die – Memory Box (trees)
Resting Birds Die – Memory Box
and one truck load of white flocking & glitter!
– My mom (Melinda)
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Afternoon Tea Shaker Card by WMS Stamps

Written by mom:
“Well, everyone loves a good cup of tea, don’t they? ( Shuffle, ball, change – Badumpbum! )
This card was created with Waltzing Mouse Stamps, Afternoon Tea Set. This is a set I have waited a long time to use just because I don’t usually have time to make cards, even though I think I have every stamp set ever made! I like to pair up my stamp sets when I do make a card. I am one of those people that painstakingly creates and it is like giving birth to me! Finally Graphic 45 came out with the perfect paper for that lovely little mousey stamp set, Botanical Tea! It was a match made in heaven and I knew I could move ahead with this one.
I single cut the tea pot, then double cut the foam for the shaker window. The tea cup was fussy cut just to add a little extra. Found the right tea colored glitter and a card was born! Not much to it but I love the way it turned out. Just paper and the die cut tea pot is all you need, and maybe a real cup of tea! ( Shuffle of to Buffalo – Badumpbum! )”
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Mom Did It Again! “You’re a Doll” Shaker Card

Shake, shake, shake… 

Shake, shake, shake

Shake your ca-aard, shake your ca-aard

So shaker cards are all the rage now and they are a little more time consuming to make, but boy the result is fantastic! My mom tried her first shaker cards recently and I’m posting them this week on display. This card was such a great idea with the Russian nesting doll stamp set from WMS. I just love the spring take on it too with the floral die cut piece and the monochromatic lavender, purple and grape hues. Please enjoy and feel free to give mom props in the comments {grin}.

 

Stamps – You’re a Doll, Waltzingmouse and Doily One Cling Stamp, JustRite. Ink – Grape Jelly, Sweet Plum, Memento

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Both Cards, Same Stamp Set

A few Birthday cards to share here. I used PTI’s Inside and Out: Birthday collection. With so many great sentiments, it was hard to choose from. The first card Imade was a sage green and orange with some sparkle to it. I layered the card stock and used a die cut from Spellbinders, stamped the sentiment in Memento, Tangelo and used my glitter glue and a sewing needle to get the dotted, spread out effect of sparkling stars.

I finished off the card with a layer of cloudy, sparkled vellum and borders from K & Company

Take a look…

photo 2_4 photo 3_3 photo 3_4 photo 4_3Next card: I mostly showed off this gorgeous paper I had in vibrant colors from s.e.i. by laying two panels side-by-side and joining them with black cardstock and butter yellow sheer ribbon. I stamped a sentiment on a Spellbinders die cutout in Memento ink in Rhubarb Stalk and added a little bling to finish it off. I like the simplicity of this card and how cheery it is with it’s vibrant colors. Take a look…

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Here is the great stamp set I used to make these cards extra, extra special for the special gals whom they were for.

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Ask away if you have questions!

 

Cute Shaker Card Gone Wrong

OK, so I attempted my first shaker card after watching a few YouTube videos. And being that my mom’s birthday is coming up, I thought using a fun, retro collection she got me would be a great choice. It’s called Birthday Cake by Pretty Little Studio.

The last few steps that are supposed to be popping “back” the shaker box was where I made my misstep. The foam frame with background diecut shape and acetate with filler is supposed to be hidden behind a piece of cardstock cut to size of your card that has a window cut into it in a smaller size so it creates a frame to hide the shaker box assembly…  A little hard to explain, much easier to see on a video.

Because this process has so many steps, it’s great to watch the pros out there in YouTube land and follow along step-by-step. My cards fault: the shaker box is up as opposed to down and hidden under the cardstock of choice.

Take a look! Oh, and Happy upcoming Birthday mom, I hope you like it xo

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A Birthday Card for Me!

Well, my mom is on a roll. Here is a whimsical and inspiring card she made for my birthday. I just love the stamp work here as well as the monochromatic theme.

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Halfpint Heroines

I love the message of the card, it’s so inspiring, I hope you enjoy!

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