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!

 

Baby Boy Mini Album – DCWV (tons of Tags, Trim & Bling!)

As a special order that I was behind on, I was saved by the help of my mom (thanks mom)! I headed to a women’s retreat this weekend and she made incredible headway on it for me. I finished it off last night and want to share it with “ya’ll” {grin}. Here are the details:

Paper – DCWV Boy Stack

Trim – American Crafts & unknown (little boy one on the binding)

Button – eBay

Tan Baker’s Twine – Maya Road

Distress Ink – Antique Linen & Broken China, Tim Holtz

Embellishments – Jolee’s, K& Co., Recollections, Paper House, Making Memories, Martha Stewart

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Baby Girl Lunch Sack Mini Album #2

This lush mini album has pearl finished papers from DCWV Luxury Stack, tags from Best Creations ‘Sweet Baby’ collection, tons of embellishments from K& Co., many stylish buttons from Dress It Up Button Co., cut outs from the Silhouette Cameo, I am Roses flowers, collectible buttons, trim from Michaels, my personal stash, Recollections layered flowers, and more! I wasn’t sure about the choice in the paper until I got going with the album then it all fell together in such a classy, rich way. I love the fun result. It’s very girlie and soft. The pictures actually do the album justice! Although there is nothing like holding a finished project in your hands. I hope you enjoy and feel free to leave a comment! 

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Planes, Trains and an Ark – Little Boy Lunch Sack Album

This fun & bright little boy themed lunch sack album was created using DCWV Nana’s Kids, bright & fun trim, embellishments from Jolee’s Boutique puffy star stickers, Martha Stewart fuzzy whale sticker, elephant punch and picket fence punch, K&Co. borders & sentiment stickers, Recollections adhesive star borders, layered flowers, brads & zoo stickers, Dress It Up Button Co., Silhouette Cameo shapes [train, banana, star & moon, little grey stars]. From my stash you will find flat-back bling, plain buttons and baker’s twine. The album was distressed all in Shabby Shutters by Tim Holtz.

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Daily Junque B-day Card by Pink Paislee

This fun, bright and masculine card was a joint effort with my little crafting buddy Arielle who is six. We decided to make our friend Joel a birthday card that would be a “keeper” and we both were giddy with the result. From the banner to the fun stamping, “raised dotted” cardstock from Bazzil Basics and coordinating color scheme, this Daily Junque paper stack from Pink Paislee is so versatile and very cheery! We began with choosing the color of card stock then moved on to paper selection and pulled out coordinating stamps and trim as we went along. The shape that showcases “Happy Birthday” is from Spellbinders and was cut on Papertrey Ink. “Kraft cardstock” and the small banner stamp we used was from Michael’s $1 bin! The numbers that look old fashion are from the paper collection and add a personalized touch to the card. We cut and distressed them before adding them to the card with foam tape. I hope future cards we make together are just as cute. P.S. Joel, the birthday loved his card. :0)

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