I am always super happy to receive Happy mail so I included some in this page in my Smile themed altered Lafybird Book journal…
I followed a couple of tutorials Lisa from Lollipop Box Kit had put on the patron group with pockets and faux stitching and incorporated them into these pages and then included tags and artwork from various swaps I’ve received over the years.
I also included the stamped Happy from Happy celebrations and the post stamp from Carrabelle to finish off the pages.
Today is the 15th birthday of my baby girl! Boy do I feel old!
Anyway it’s a day for her (yes I know everyone else is doing mothering Sunday but mine has been postponed for a week!)… and so of course todays blog is her birthday card.
It was mainly SU products… admittedly the paper is saleabration so no longer available, not are the sentiments… but I think it still qualifies! 😄
I went a bit overboard but love how it came out! Paper Blooms dsp, Soft sea foam, Petal Pink and seaside spray cardstock all layered up with a bit of embossing and Pierced Blooms dies.
I added the Happy Celebrations stamping, some letter stickers for her name and foam stickers for the 15.
The focal image was from a Making Cards magazine that I thought worked nicely. Then finished off with pearls and some wink of Stella and a glossy accents on the crown.
Inside the card I used the off cuts of the dsp and stamped a sentiment from an old stamp set (Picture perfect birthday) which I thought worked well, and added more die cuts.
I ended up having to make an envelope as I didn’t have any big enough (it’s a 7×7 card). So I used some of the dsp, and leftover card. I stamped her name and then cut out the large flower from a piece of leftover dsp.
I also made a coordinating tag for on her gift…
So happy birthday to my gorgeous princess Maya xxx
Entering the card into the Use an Embossing Folder challenge at Just us Girls
My cousins son turned 12 a couple of weeks ago and I made him a card and posted it late … as per usual! I am terrible at remembering to post things on time!
I went simple and created the background by repeating the stamp Happy from Happy Celebrations set in different blue inks. Then I took some little star stamps from the stash and embossed those in silver.
Then I took a sentiment from a magazine set and added that onto a couple of pieces of cardstock and stuck this down.
Always find cards for boys hard … especially 12 year olds … but think this looks quite cool.
So anyway… Happy birthday James…. very belatedly. Hope to see him, his sister and my cousin and her hubby in the summer … we managed a quick trip in August last year to see them but obviously not seen them since.
I decided to do another page in my journal to finish off the spread from the one I shared a few days ago… after all in the current circumstances it’s a good thing to share art and pretty things!
I decided to use similar colour scheme, but different mediums and used bits that were on my desk from other projects or gifts from various swaps.
The starting point was using stampin up ink pads to add colour to the background in a really loose way, just pressing them and the edges of the pads onto the background. I also used a few stamps to add some shape and variation in depth of colour (Happy Celebrations and Gummiapan).
I then decided to create a large panel using the leftover Art by Marlene paper and a doily. I added texture to this using a Badass artchick stamp and frantage embossing powder.
I found a stamped piece with similar colours to add along with a sticker and then the main sentiment panel which I had been gifted at some point and was certainly something I need to read at the moment. I added stamping on the edge of this and ink to add some framing. Then I added the fussy cut feather that was from a piece of wallpaper I had been gifted in a swap ages ago… I was saving it for the right moment… and it turned out it was this page!
Next I added lots of doodling round panels and the finishing touches of the embossed hearts. The wooden hearts I inked with distress oxide and then embossed with a pearl effect powder which gave them a beautiful finish.
Love how this page looks and how it complimented the other page.
I’m on catch up for a couple of projects I never got round to sharing on my blog… two bunting swaps… one themed Fireworks and the other themed Christmas.
So the fireworks one I used paints to create the background and then did lots of stamping using Paperartsy stamps and a few other random stamps that I thought looked a little like fireworks. For each of them I stamped in distress oxide and then heat embossed with clear.
I then stamped the celebrate in versamark and used a sparkly white powder to heat set that. I added the little banner with good times and then some dots of stickles to add more sparkle and shine.
For the Christmas bunting I went for a patchwork background with different papers…
I then cut it down and sewed each of the seams and round the edge.
I then stamped the Darcy snowflakes and heat embossed them and added the Tim Holtz tree die cuts (these were cut from an alcohol ink background)
Next I created the little hill and stamped the snowman and coloured him with water colours.
I added the snow by using some matt medium and then sprinkling on the embossing powder.
I finished off with a Tim Holtz sticker.
Super happy with these bunting… and how different they both are in style.