Coordinated Birthday Gift & Card!

Side by Side

Side by Side

This is too pickin’ cute and was so easy to make. I started with a white card base, distressed the edges then adhered the patterned paper with the cute roasted marshmallow print and embellished with camping themed embellishments like the adorable tent with raccoon peeking out of. Next, I stamped the birthday sentiment on a diecut from my stash. Then lined the inside with a muted but patterned paper also in a camping theme, stamped the inside with a couple sentiments and the card was done! Next, I grabbed a box I had saved a few of that I knew would come in handy (don’t ya just love when you make use of things like that)? Next, I cut the paper to match all 6 sides of the box then disressed those pieces and adhered them to the sides. Out of my diecut stash, I grabbed a shape in a size I knew would wrap around the box perfectly and used my Crop-o-dial to add grommets then stamped with a great quote and I was done after stuffing a Starbucks gift card inside.

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Inside of Card

Inside of Card

Box Before Covered in Paper

Box Before Covered in Paper

Supplies:

 

Paper(s) – Marshmallow print is from GCD Studios and is called The Great Outdoors

 

The paper used inside the card is from PTI and is called Summer Camp

 

The Embellishments are Recollections and can be found at your local craft store

 

The Stamps on the inside top and bottom of the card is from Hedi Swapp’s “Best Day Ever” collection

 

The Birthday Stamp is from PTI’s Back Pocket Basics

 

The Sentiment on the little gift card box is from PTI’s Inside & Out: Birthday II Stamp Set

 

and that’s all folks! As always, feel free to message me with any questions 🙂

Three Birthday Cards to share!

Hi folks! Back here again to share a few birthday cards I made with Graphic 45’s Couture collection, PTI’s Shakers + Sprinkles Kit and DCWV’s Gilded Paper Stack.

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This first card, I used a mountain and valley stand-up base in black of course… I then began paper piecing panels of coordinating colors onto the card so it was completely covered and stable. Next I chose what focal points I wanted on the front. The G45 Couture collection has card shaped squares in the 12×12 stack that I chose the front piece from. This square piece is layered and popped up and I angled it after I had adorned the art deco piece with twine and taped it to the back to adhere it. Additionally, I attached a glue dot to the back so it wouldn’t slide around. Next I chose coordinating pieces as focal points for the zig-zag smaller panels to the right then adhered them.

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For this next card, I used PTI’s Shakers + Sprinkles Kit with a bright white card base and all the elements included with the kit including the confetti elements, dies in the shape of hearts and the colorful and cheerful background paper. Everything coordinated so nicely with the color palette! First, I laid down the patterned paper with sequin background, then the sunbeam pattern on top in bright fuchsia. I then layered heart silhouette die-cuts in a tired fashion on the front of the card and the last heart that is solid, I popped up on a heart shaped foam cut-out for added dimension. I topped it off with a banner stamped with a Happy Birthday sentiment in archival ink by Ranger and added a toothpick and topped it with teal twine. I’m really happy with the result and so was sweet Alice, the birthday girl. Inside, I placed two of the heart die cuts, one as a pocket and the other as a coupon for a neck & shoulder massage. I know, I know, I’m outdoing some of you here but settle down… 😉

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This final card was so full of pizzazz and attitude, I loved making it because of the flair. The black and gold added to the class factor too I think. The sentiment is from PTI and couldn’t have suited the recipient better if I had handwritten it! I started with a black base, cut the paper to size from DCWV’s Gilded Paper Stack. I bought it at Michaels but it’s on sale now at Joanne Fabrics. A snazzy Birthday Card for a snazzy lady. 

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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!

 

G45 Birthday Card

So, my nephew’s birthday just passed and I made this card for him since he can appreciate strange and curios things. I used Graphic 45’s “Old Curiosity Shoppe” paper collection and sticker sheets to create with. The key tied with twine is a Tim Holtz piece and I used Vintage Photo on all the edges. The Stamp is “Mice Party” by Clear Art Stamps and the die is a Spellbinders Nestability one I like to use with more simple and masculine themes. 

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On hand beauty…

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So my mom’s birthday is in May and this year we dug into the drawers and cupboards to create a farm themed table for her birthday dinner complete with pork chops, homemade cinnamon apple sauce and corn. I love creating beautiful things from what I have on hand already. This was fun and inspiring to do and was finished off with iris from the yard in a milk glass jug. Call me compulsive, conservative or just quirky but I really object to having nice things and never using them. Hearing things like “that’s old and fragile, let’s use something else instead” makes the hair on the back of my neck stand on end (in a not so good way). Remember those e-mails circulating that spoke of wearing your best, most expensive perfume or nicest clothes, using your best dishes, sharing your affections on those close to you, living in the moment always as if it were your last? I need more of that in my life. More of really living and savoring what’s right in front of me and appreciating it to the umph degree (that’s a scientific term you know). Tell me your favorite thing to do or create, make, etc… without spending and using what you have or share an insight about why or why not to save great treasures for “later”… I’d love to hear.