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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Card for Mom

Hi all!  I’ve been working so been away from the blog for a while.

But I’m back here to share one of my latest creations using the following supplies:

Papertrey Inc. – Spring Hills Stamp Set

Memory Box Die: Breezy Wreath

Tim Holtz Distress Markers: Colored different pieces of stamp landscape in different colors

Bakers twine: Marigold

Paper Collection: Secret Garden, G45

Viva Pearl Pen: Pearls around the wreath

Button: Recollections

Spellbinders Die: Nestabilities Labels 10, Fancy Tags 2

Waltzingmouse Stamps: Sweethearts (With Love)

The sentiment “Find Beauty in Each Day” was done on a square punch from Michaels and I just tucked it under the layers on the card so you only see the bottom half. I also snuck in some vellum paper that has flakes of iridescent circles. In the light, it shines as well as the little sheep and their fleece that I added white glitter to!  🙂  ♥  

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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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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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YouTube of my Mom’s “Christmas Emporium” Album – G45 Collection

Hope you like techno…

Description: My Mom made this fabulous keepsake for her cousin this past Christmas. The album has 28 embellished surfaces and countless pockets, tags, bling, stamped images, dimensional stickers, epoxy stickers, trim galore, charms and more!

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Magical, Whimsical, Sparkly! OZ by my mom

Hello bloggers,

I’m excited to share with you this amazing OZ shaped chipboard album my mom made with Graphic 45’s Magic of Oz papers! There are beautiful tags, sparkling elements, tons of trim and More!  She covered the chipboard album (purchased in the shape of Oz) with green glittered cardstock and from there, it was all uphill 🙂

Enjoy.

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