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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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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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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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.

Distress ink – check

Cardstock- check

Adorablepaper- check

Chipboard letters and pieces – check

Ephemera from paper collection – check

Background stamp set- check

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A sea scaped TRIUMPH!!!!

Producing six Mermaid Themed Albums is… [fill in the blank]

Letting go of six Mermaid Themed Albums is… [fill in the blank]

Looking forward to making more Mermaid Themed Albums in the future feels… [fill in the blank]

Selling six Mermaid themed Albums was… [fill in the blank]

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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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