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 🙂

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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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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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