Birthday cards with hearts are my favorites! This card is quick and easy and features two different techniques that I will show you on my FB Live video below. If you haven’t joined me yet for my Friday Facebook Live, I hope you will! I go live every Friday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time with a new project and some little antics with my Yorkie Elie 🙂 Here’s a link to my Pretty Paper Cards Facebook Page: CLICK HERE.
Now that you’ve seen the video, you know that Elie ate my sample card! Well, ok, chewed it. I was keeping it in a little plastic bin at her level. She hadn’t been chewing things, so I didn’t think it would be a problem. Wrong. She found it while I was teaching one of my card classes and had some fun playing with it (I think she was feeling left out!).
The two different techniques shown in the video are: (1) making a frame around a punched shape using the same punch; and (2) making a 3-dimensional item using a punch. These are fun little techniques that you can use in your own cardmaking!
The beautiful Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper was used on this pink heart card, as well as the card I featured last Friday. I love that the paper is called “Pleased as Punch,” because it coordinates with four different punches 🙂 Visit my online store to see this paper and other fabulous products!
As a reminder, here’s the card from last Friday that uses the same pretty paper and other coordinating punches:
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The Peaceful Poppies Suite is absolutely gorgeous! There are so many items that all work together to create spectacular paper projects. Today’s card uses the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper and the Peaceful Moments Bundle. This is one of TWO bundles that belong to this suite.
The Poppies Moments dies that are part of this bundle are really neat. Look at the flower and the leaf above. They are made of 2 parts, one base and an overlying piece. The leaf has a lighter large piece (like a base) below and a darker piece that sits on top like an outline. As for the flower, the base is vellum that has been colored on the underside with a Dark Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blend. Then the outline die was cut from Whisper White card stock and laid over the base. The outline pieces were adhered to the bases with tiny dots of Multipurpose Glue.
The beautiful Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper really steals the show on this card. The backs and fronts of each sheet are amazing!
We are making this card at my local classes this weekend. (Don’t tell though!) I think they are really going to enjoy putting it together 🙂
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This is a fun small booklet that I made for my son for his birthday. He loves the beach and surfing, and when I looked at the Tropical Oasis Suite I knew it would be perfect, especially the Memories & More Card Pack.
The card pack contains 50 cards, some are 4″ x 6″ and some are 3″ x 4,” and there are sheets of stickers! These are perfect for making cards and all kinds of crafts. And, they make it super easy to create a little booklet like this.
Here’s a video showing the cards:
The booklet was made with four pieces of Very Vanilla card stock cut to 5″ x 3-1/2.” Each piece is scored on the left side at 1/2,” this will be the edge of the booklet where the pieces are later stapled together. I decorated each piece of card stock.
The front piece/cover of the booklet has a piece of Mango Melody card stock which is dry embossed with the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder. The words were cut from Terracotta Tile card stock using the Well Written Dies. I added a sticker from the card pack and a little Daffodil Delight heart cut with the Well Written Dies.
I love being able to grab these Well Written Dies! They have so many words for different occasions. They are really a staple in my craft room. If you don’t have them, you must get them 🙂
I then just began to decorate the pages with stickers and cards from the card pack. You can use the 3″ x 4″ cards the size they are or cut some of them down, as I did, for variety.
For the last page I used a card with space to write and sign my card.
I stapled all the pages together on the left edges and covered the staples with a piece of Braided Burlap Trim. I attached the trim with Tear & Tape to make it secure.
I really loved the way the little booklet turned out and it was so easy to make with the Memories & More cards!
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Welcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because it’s “Time to Sale-A-Brate”! We’re showcasing our favorite new products from 2020 Sale-A-Bration brochure. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.
There are SO MANY amazing FREE gifts in the Sale-a-Brataion Catalog ~ it was hard for me to choose one of the gifts to feature. So, I chose two!! The Happy Birthday to You stamp set is one set everyone needs. Birthdays are the biggest occasion for sending cards, right?
And to make it super-easy to make a birthday card, why not use a pre-made card kit? The Kerchief Card Kit is all you need, and it’s FREE too!
First I stamped the cake from the FREE Happy Birthday to You stamp set in Versamark Ink on some Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper. Then I dusted it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and used a Heat Tool to set it. The flowers were watercolored with an Aqua Painter and inks that coordinate with the colors in the card kit (Terracotta Tile, Night of Navy, Coastal Cabana, Old Olive, and Mossy Meadow).
When the paper was dry, I used a Palette Knife to add a bit of White Embossing Paste so it would look like buttercream frosting. I’m not totally sure it looks like that, but I have to say I sure do love white buttercream frosting on cakes 🙂 Then I layered in some of the items from the Kerchief Card kit.
I added some Night of Navy ink with an Aqua Painter to the large blue flowers to give them more dimension. A little bow was tied using Petal Pink Metallic Edge Ribbon, and a few Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels were added for bling.
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More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 12th, for our Art From The Heart blog hop when our Design Team showcase projects made from the heart for any occasion. Don’t miss the fun!
So I have all my Christmas cards made and most of them mailed. I just have about 20 more to address and I’ve just got to do that tomorrow. Can you relate?:
After I’m done with my Christmas cards, as a card maker I usually turn to birthday cards for the new year. And I’ve got so many pretty new products from my preorder of the new 2020 Mini Catalog ~ I just had to dive in!! I pulled out the new Layered With Kindness stamp set. I’ve used it once before and loved the DistINKtive stamps (photo-realistic).
Do you see the gorgeous impressions these stamps give? The set has leaves and sweet flowers, and some small individual leaves and blossoms that you can use to “float” around on the card. A bit whimsical!
The thing that makes me love this set even more – well, the things, are the two coordinating punches that work with the sentiments in the set. I’ve shown them to you in the picture above. One is a larger and a bit squarish, and perfectly punches the happy birthday sentiment with the scroll work. This is the Label Me Lovely Punch. I’ve stamped the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink on Purple Posy card stock and punched it out with this punch.
Then I stamped the same stamp again in Gorgeous Grape ink on Whisper White card stock. I used the second new punch, the Label Me Fancy Punch, to punch out just the words “Happy Birthday” from the stamped image. The punches coordinate perfectly with the stamp! The punched sentiment was then layered on top of the other punched image and adhered with a few Stampin’ Dimensionals. Super easy and cute!!
January 3rd is coming up fast, and that’s the day you can start ordering from the new 2020 Mini Catalog. Do you have your catalog yet? If not, just email me at [email protected] and let me know you’d like one 🙂
In the meantime, don’t forget that we have retiring items and discounted items here at the end of the year. Get them while you can as many will not be available after January 2nd.
Today’s card has actually 4 sneak peeks for you: (1) the gorgeous Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper; (2) a new Distinktive stamp set called Layered With Kindness; (3) a fun new Label Me Lovely Punch; and, a new 1/4″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon in Whisper White! Wow!
This paper is SO beautiful, every single sheet of it! You are going to love it!
I always love stamping my envelopes. On this envelope you can see more of this Distinktive stamp set. The stem of leaves has great shading, and the little blossom is just too sweet!
Have you received your new catalogs yet? The 2020 Mini Catalog and the 2020 Sale-a-Bration Catalog go live on January 3, 2020, and I’d love to send them to you. They’ve already gone out to my customers. Please email me at [email protected] if you’d like me to send some to you!