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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Mermaid Journals – G45’s Tropical Travelogue

Here are some Moleskin blank journals transformed into mermaid-themed keepsakes using Graphic 45s Tropical Travelogue. The request was to keep them flat and simple with incorporating a camouflage pocket. Each journal varies a bit in design and embellishments from the images on the covers and inside covers. All have the same 4 stamped images of mermaids & starfish on random pages within. Each has a small pocket on the back inside cover that holds a bookmark complete with stamped images.

Before beginning this project, the journals were taken to the beach for some salt water, sand and seaweed exposure for a weathered look.

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Envelope Mini Album – G45 “Curtain Call”

Hi everyone, it’s been a busy season, but I’m back here to share a little something I made for my son after getting tired of seeing his dresser riddled with tickets, etc…

I looked up “envelope album” on YouTube and found a bunch of great tutorials and after watching a few decided to go for it!  If you like this idea, go do the same, it’s easy!

So, because this was movie, performance, theater related (mostly) with his tickets, etc… I decided to go with Graphic 45s Curtain Call Paper Stack I’ve had for a while.

The vintage vellum envelopes are from ebay, the closure is magnetic using Neodymium small magnets you can also find on ebay, Amazon and Etsy. I used white envelopes and distressed the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. In hindsight, I wish I would have used black envelopes but it came out great and I immediately got three orders for more!

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Fairy Belle by Prima – Mini Album

Whimsical, √check, Lush, √check, Elegant, √check, Chic and “girlie”, √check

Paper – Prima Fairy Belle collection

Chipboard pieces – Prima Fairy Belle collection

Embellishments – eBay (buttons), brad – Eyelet Outlet

Flowers – Prima & I am Roses

Bling: Recollections & Prima

Trim – Michaels, my stash, American Crafts, seam binding: Paper Loves Glue on Etsy

Cardstock – Recollections & Papertrey Inc.

Ink –  Memento: London Fog & Straw (chalk ink)

Stamp Sets – Glitz, Pink Paislee, Stampendous, Cavallini Paper Co., My Mind’s Eye

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Haunted Estate Paper Bag Mini Album

Hello all!

I’m still enjoying this fall/Halloween season with all the paper collections out there right now. I am plugging away at a few more Halloween projects before moving onto Christmas. This particular album was great to make and… I was really impressed with Recollections’ design and style of their patterned paper. I was looking for spoooky and they definitely delivered!

I used some I Am Roses flowers on the cover with a stick pin that I glued a cute little button to. I finished it off with a spooky lady skeleton cameo. On the binding, I used some fun trim and attached a Tim Holtz little glass bottle of black glitter with some bakers twine.

The oval tags inside the album that look spritzed… were. I didn’t care for how “bright white” they looked, so I sprayed them with some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. The trim on most of all the tags was Martha Stewart (this year’s collection) and used Tim Holtz’s Tiny Attacher. Some additional embellishments are from Jolee’s, Martha Stewart and trim & buttons from my stash. I hope you enjoy!

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Cowboy Card

This adorable card was made with Sasparilla paper collection by October Afternoon and Waltzingmouse Stamps set Back in the Saddle and the Chicken Wire set.

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Chipboard letters and pieces – check

Ephemera from paper collection – check

Background stamp set- check

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