Wild Adventure Birthday Card

Front

Today’s project is a card I made for my son’s 21st birthday last month.  It features the Tim Holtz Cityscapes stamps by Stampers Anonymous on the front.  The arrow dies are from Elizabeth Craft Designs and the words are Reverse Confetti dies.  The birds in flight stamp is from Stampscapes.

 

Below is what you see when you flip the front flap up:

Top Flap open

 

The Dream flap pulls down to reveal the inside with more images from the Cityscapes set, a Lili of the Valley stamp (Toot Toot!), more Elizabeth Craft Designs arrows and a Sizzix Happy Birthday To You die-cut:

Inside

 

And here is a view of the back side of the card:

back

 

The background on the Cityscapes panels was colored with Stampin’ Up inks Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Dapper Denim, and Night of Navy.  Highlights and “stars” were added with a white gel pen.  I colored the Toot Toot! stamp image and some of the arrows with Chameleon Colored Pencils.

 

I hope you enjoyed today’s project–let’s make it a crafty week!

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Unity – Thank You Kindly

Thank You Kindly

Today’s card features the darling stamp set Thank You Kindly from Unity Stamp Company.  The image was colored with Copic Markers: V01, V04, RV55, E00, E02, E13, E15, E23, E25, E43, YG61, YG63, B000, and B00.

Plenty of die-cuts were used to add interest, including: 797 Flourish with Flower, 1297 Garden Notes Ivy Vine, 1323 Dancing Butterflies, and 914 Outdoor Edges from Elizabeth Craft Designs as well as 99461 Wildflower Landscape and 98130 Butterfly Delights from Memory Box.

The Flourish with Flower die-cut was colored with Distress Inks: Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Broken China, and Crushed Olive.

Here is a view of the inside of the card which features more of the Memory Box die-cuts, the sentiment stamp from Thank You Kindly and a tree stamp from Create Today (Unity Stamp Company):

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I hope you enjoyed today’s project – make it a crafty week!

Graphic 45 Midnight Masquerade

Masquerade Card

This fun shaker card was made with Graphic 45’s Midnight Masquerade 8 x 8 paper pad and die-cut embellishments. And don’t let the shaker portion of the card daunt you.  With products from Queen and Co., it was almost “magical” the way this card came together!

Below is a peek at the inside of the card:

Masquerade Card inside

Of course, the card was so much fun to make, I couldn’t stop there, so I made a matching tag to go with it:

I hope you enjoyed today’s projects and will give them a try for yourself!  Make it a crafty week everyone!

With Heartfelt Sympathy

Sympathy

I find making Sympathy cards can be especially tough because of the emotions you are experiencing at this time, and yet the level of personalization you can achieve with a handmade card simply can’t be matched by the normal offerings found in most stores.

The main image on the front of today’s card is Country Landscape by Magenta.  The text stamps and inside tree image are from the Stampin’ Up sets Heartfelt Sympathy and In The Meadow.  The bird and deer silhouette images inside the card are from Penny Black’s Nature’s Friends set.

I sponged on the following Stampin’ Up inks to color the background on the front image: Marina Mist, Pool Party, Pacific Point, Dapper Denim, Night of Navy, Pear Pizzaz, and Old Olive.  All images and text were stamped with Stampin’ Up’s Basic Black. (My Misti stamping tool made stamping the images a breeze!)

 

Sympathy inside

Inside of Card

Sympathy cards can be challenging emotionally, but will surely bring great comfort to the recipient.

 

Wildwood Cottage Shaker Card

Wildwood Cottage Shaker

This fun birthday shaker card features papers from the Heartfelt Creations Wildwood Cottage collection.  I love that the paper packs have 2 of each design. This allowed me to cut out certain elements, such as the fairy, from the second sheet and foam tape it in place to create more dimension and interest.

I also stamped, colored, and die-cut some of the vines and flowers from this set and glued them on the roof and side of the house and in the lower left corner. And of course, I had to add some glitter and beads just for the fun of it!

The shaker element features products from Queen and Company’s Pop Ups Heart and Heart Throb shaker kits.

The inside of the card features more Heartfelt Creations Wildwood Cottage paper as well as a cute hummingbird from their Botanic Orchid papers:

Wildwood Cottage

 

I hope you liked today’s card, and if you haven’t made a shaker card yet, you really should give it a try!

 

 

Stamping Bella Valentine Shaker Card

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This fun shaker card was made with dies and papers from Queen and Company and the Stamping Bella Bee Mine stamp.  Also used was some patterned paper from the DCWV Chalk Art Paper Stack and the base is a 5″ x 5″ card made from Gina K. Designs Cherry Red card stock.

The image was colored with Copic Markers – I followed the free color map download that came with the stamp purchase from Stamping Bella.  Colors used were: BG0000, BG10, BG11, E33, E35, E57, E44, E47, E49, RV13, RV14, RV17, R30, R32, Y15, Y19, Y38, W5, W7, and W10.

Below is the inside of the card, featuring another piece of the DCWV Chalk Art Paper Stack and Queen and Company patterned paper.  The acrylic Love embellishment is also from Queen and Company and the “Will You Be Mine?” sentiment is from the Stamping Bella Bee Mine stamp set.

 

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I hope you enjoyed today’s card – make it a crafty week!

 

Stamping Bella Snowman Globe

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I love this stamp from Stamping Bella: Merry Everything, #EB325.  It is great for Christmas or any winter celebration.  The image was colored with Copic markers – for the most part, I followed the Colormap that comes free with the purchase of the stamp . . .

Penguins: C6, C9, 100, B0000, BV00, E30, Y21, Y38, YR23

Mittens and Hats: BV02, BV04, BV08, RV52, RV55, RV66

Shading on Snowman: BV00

Carrot Nose: YR15, YR68, YR27

Snow:  BG000, BV00, C1

Snowglobe: BG000, BG10, BG11, C1, C2

Snowglobe Base: Y21, Y26, Y28

Ground: E31, E35, E57

The 5″ x 7″ card base was made from Gina K. Designs Blue Denim card stock.  I adhered a 4-3/4″ x 6-3/4″ piece of patterned paper from Doodlebug Designs Frosty Friends collection to the base, then I cut the background frame out of black card stock with Spellbinders Card Creator A2 Devine Eloquence die, #S5-218. I used a slightly smaller Spellbinders Labels 28 die to cut out the image and inked the edges with Wilted Violet Distress Ink.  I adhered the image to the frame then adhered this entire piece to the card.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project–make it a crafty week everyone!