Today I have the tag I made for UK stampers forum swap this month.
I used some lilac cardstock and then added stamping from the Very Versailles stamp set. Next I used a strip of the paper I have been using from Making Cards magazine this month. I tore it and inked it before sticking it down.
I then stamped and watercoloured the Jar of Flowers stamps and fussy cut the flowers out and punched the jar. I added these to the tag with some paper twine around the top.
I then stamped the sentiment and added that too.
Then added ribbon and some glossy accents as added texture.
I’m writing this ahead of her day but still in disbelief it has been 16 years since my baby girl arrived. So proud of the woman she is becoming. Love her to the end of the earth (even although occasionally she drives me insane!).
Here is the card I made for her.
Green has become the colour of choice of late and we have just finished decorating her room with green panel effect wallpaper and light green walls. So I decided to use some of the last pieces of the Forever Greenery dsp I had in my stash and the gold die cut to create this 7×7 card.
Of course the Biggest Wish stamps got used… and some foam stickers for the large 16 in the middle!
I added some hand sewing and some lace (to reflect her love of sewing and textiles) and the fussy cut leaves reflect her wish to have lots of plants in her room (albeit fake ones as none of us are good at looking after plants).
I added foam between some layers so this has plenty of dimension and a white string bow to add more texture!
The inside I took some of the remaining paper and some of the die cuts to create a panel. Again a bit of sewing and sentiment stamped to finish off.
The envelope I kept really simple… just paper down one side.
So happy birthday dearest Maya … hope you have a fabulous birthday. We love you lots xxx
I actually used the paper left on my desk from the projects I shared the other day using the cover die with the little blocks. But went extra special with this card because of course my mum deserves extra special!
So the cover die I die cut from the patterned paper and mounted it on white. I think it looks like a pretty trellis. Then the focal image I mounted onto Mint Macaron that teams perfectly with the papers. I then grabbed my Butterfly wings dies and cut the two layers for the butterfly and some flourishes using the Crafters Companion dies.
I then grabbed the Playful Alphabets dies and cut mum out 3 times to stack them up.
Next I stamped and embossed the sentiment from itty Bitty sentiments and punched out the banners as two layers.
I also punched three hearts from the remaining pink cardstock. I added glossy accents to the hearts and wink of Stella to the sentiment.
I found some white seam binding and added a bow to the bouquet.
Inside the card I added the panel of paper, another embossed greeting and a small butterfly.
I am sure my mum will like this pretty card with all the details on it!
I’ve actually made up another of those cover panels from the leftover bits from this project but not sure what to use it for just yet so sealed it in an envelope to keep it safe with the other leftover bits of paper.
Hope you like what I made and you join us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies challenge blog.
I actually made this card a couple of weeks ago for my friend Valerie who is my Stampin Up upline as her birthday is New Years Day.
I took some old dsp in bright and cheery colours and cut three square panels. I then decided to cut and emboss the Merriest Moments folder and do some cutting and amending to make a square frame. It was Valerie who gave me this idea as I saw she had done the same with some Christmas cards.
Then I added the stitched shape square on top. I also watercoloured onto the leaves using Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight and Gumball Green to keep the colours bright in keeping with the dsp.
I stamped and die cut some foliage from the Christmas Season set using the same colours. Always like using Christmas themed sets in a different way!
I layered them up and added this to the card as the main element. Now for the sentiment.
Of course Biggest Wish got used, as did Artistically Inked for the sentiment… one in white embossing on the yellow cardstock. Then I die cut the Butterfly and added some bakers twine underneath as the embellishment.
Finally I die cut three little butterflies as final elements.
For the inside of the card, some banners punched from the paper, some small butterflies also die cut and the sentiment stamped on a strip of white.
I also stamped the flap of the envelope and added a die cut butterfly to finish off!
Love this bright and cheery birthday card for my good friend Valerie. Lots of layers and interest, plus using those Christmas stamps, dies and embossing folder for a totally none Christmas feel card!
There was a space on the CAS design team for Happy Little Stampers so I thought why not challenge myself to make some CAS cards this year? I don’t often make in this style and yet I always admire those that do so I figured I would go for it! So here is my first one!
The theme for this month is actually anything goes… so first I would go back to basics and check the rules….
Clean and Simple design with one focal point, lots of white (or open) space and minimal layers and embellishments
OK so my first card I went with a layer of simple stencilling (although I did add some embossing to give it a pearlescent shine) and some splatters, and then a simple stamped and die cut sentiment with a twist of ribbon sandwiched underneath.
What do we think? CAS enough? I think there is lots of open space, minimal layers and embellishments and one focal point so yup! I think this qualifies!
Hope you like it. Also added a bit of stencilling to the flap of the envelope to match.
Off to get plenty of inspiration for my next card next month. Why not play along?
This month I made yet another 16th birthday card, and even though this was for Niamh’s birthday in November I wanted it to be bright and cheerful and tropical.
Now I must admit this project used up some table decorations I had made for a fun night my daughter had had with Niamh so it was a case of just deciding on a layout and putting it all together rather than making from scratch… bit it was fun to do!
All the leaves in the background were made by stamping and then smooshing the inks onto the paper and then fussy cutting them out. These were originally made as table confetti. I then glued them to the white card square and turned them into a patterned paper background.
Next I stamped and embossed the Happy from Biggest Wish onto Polished Pink cardstock.
I then created a banner and added the die cut 16th using the Playful Alphabets dies.
Onto the top I then added the focal cluster of the pineapple and flowers. The pineapple is a Lawn Fawn stamp and coordinating die. I stamped this onto some glossy cardstock I had used to wipe up the ink smooshing (love this for creating a different texture and fun patterned paper). The bottom flower is actually a poinsettia flower from Tidings and trimmings which I fussy cut and then the top flower is from Sweet Strawberry. I added a gem to the centre to finish that element off.
I then decided I wanted a more graphic finish to the sentiment so chose the accompanying stamp from Happy Celebrations and stamped that onto the same Petal Pink card I made the 5×5 card blank from.
Next I rummaged in the ribbons box and found a scrap of ribbon that I thought worked well with the colours.
Next I created a panel for the inside of the card and added three of the leftover leaves to decorate.
Oh and of course some additional gems added for bling to the outside.
Delighted with the final card and the fact I could reuse some of the fun elements was a bonus.
Hello! Another month flew by and time for another DT contribution for Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies challenge blog.
This month I went to town stamping on a large tag in the stash and embellished with loads of different sized stars which I die cut from the Trimmings and Tidings bundle.
I added some stamped stars too and then made a title for the tag using a stamp set to make the start and the end of the title embossed onto black and then the Biggest Wish stamp to create the focal word.
Just love how this turned out. Fun to make the patterned paper with all those Happy stamps from the stash.
Onto the second half of the challenges now … and this week it is snowflakes!
This time I’ve made one card only… but it is a larger card as its 7×7 in size.
I started with the snowflake stencil and blue inks and the blending tools and created a blended background and snowflake images. Once I had got all the ink down I then added versamark through the stencil and used a sparkly embossing powder to add some glitz to the snowflakes.
Love how this created some shine, but also the colour came through to give dimension.
Next it took three of the iridescent snowflake embellishments… these are so pretty. I created a cluster of them to go under my sentiment. I added some of the ink left on the blending tool to the sentiment to make them match.
I mounted the snowflake and sentiment cluster onto some foam for dimension and added the twine bow from some twine from the stash. I mounted the panel onto a 6×6 ombre paper from the stash and then added some more foam underneath to add more dimension.
Finally I added plenty of bling with the gems.
So happy with this card and think it might be going to my parents for this year as it’s one of the larger cards I’ve created. Sure they will love it.