Posts Tagged ‘Birthday Card’

Grandfather card

This is a vintage style card I made for my father-in-law.  I used Waltzing Mouse Text-it stamp set as well as a Michaels $1 stamp.  The patterned paper is from K & Company that was embossed with the swirls Cuttlebug folder.  I antiqued the card with Tim Holtz Antique Linen ink (which mixed with the chocolate chip Stampin UP ink and gave the backgrounds a real cool red tint), and distressed the edges with scissors.  The die cuts are made with Spellbinders and the Cuttlebug.  The ribbon is from Archievers.

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Cupcake birthday

It’s my daughters 10th birthday today!  I can’t believe I have 2 children in double digits.   I made her card using Waltzing Mouse sketch for this week.  I really loved how it turned out!  I used patterned paper from DCWV’s In the Kitchen stack, the cupcake and sentiment stamps are from Waltzing Mouse’s Frame It set and inks ( Chocolate Chip, Delightful Daffodil,  Mambo Melon) are from Stampin Up.  Easy Peasy, but very pretty.

Childs birthday card

My niece has her 7th birthday coming up in a few weeks.  I decided to use my new Waltzing Mouse stamp set on this card, as well as the Stamping 411 sketch for this weeks challenge.

I decided to use fun colors that reminded me of sweet things to eat.  The pattern papers are from DCWV’s Nana’s Kids.   As already mentioned, I used Waltzing Mouse Frame It stamp set and Copics to color.

Purple Music card

As I mentioned in my previous post, it is my sisters birthdays this month.  My middle sister is very different from my youngest sister and myself (not always in a bad way ;)).  She loves purple and white (a holdover from sorority life) and she is more modern in her tastes than I am.  So coming up with an appropriate card design could have been challenging.  Thankfully, Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge came to my rescue. 

I thought this unique design would be perfect.  Of course, I used purple and white (Stampin Up Concord Grape paper and ink).  I decided to use the WM Musical Backgrounds stamps.  First, I stamped the grape paper with the musical bars in coordinating ink. Then I used the treble clef and bass clef to make a random design on the white paper with the grape ink.  Next, I cut off a corner and layered it over the concord grape so the music bars are visible.  The tag was made using Nesties fancy tags.  After being stamped with a Stampin Up tiny sentiment, I sponged over the tag with the concord ink and added a little bling (what girl doesn’t like bling).  Then I tied some embroidery floss around it on one side, and popped it up.

I hope you like it.

Thanks for looking, your comments are always appreciated.

Candy

Fall Birthday card

Well, I know I haven’t posted in while.  I have had a lack of mojo due to major stress at work.  However, things are looking up. 

It is my brother-in-law’s birthday on Sunday.  I have the worst time making masculine cards, so I wasn’t really looking forward to it.  Plus, most of my stamps seem flowery or just not guy-ish.  I have a pick up truck stamp making its way to me but I wanted to get this done ASAP.  Anyway, I used the Stamping 411 sketch (minus the bow).

First, I cuttlebugged my blue paper with the swirls folder.  Then I used a Unity tree stamp; which I inked in Stampin Up Chocolate Chip ink, embossed with clear powder and cut out.  Using a little leaf stamp from the Waltzing Mouse Bountiful Baskets set and the chocolate Chip ink again, I made a background pattern on the base card.  Using the Birthday Wishes sentiment from the same set, I stamped it onto a cut out from a Spellbinders Nestie.  Next, I attached the Nestie cut out to the blue paper, then added a little white rectangle over it. Finally, I attach the whole thing to the base card. 

Using the same wee leaf stamp, I added a few to the tree and colored them.   Using my versamark pen I “wrote” over the leaves and then embossed them with clear powder.  I added the tree to the card using dimensionals.  Then, I stamped and colored several more leaves.  Next, I added Gold Stickles to the leaves and covered them with Glossy Accents.  Since it is a card for a man, I decided on no ribbon.

I hope you like it.

Thanks for your kind comments and feedback.

Candy

Musical Card

Waltzing Mouse Challenge blog has a sketch challenge this week.

I was really puzzled at first, but then I started to come up with elements as I went along.  First, I used WM’s Musical Background stamps for the background of the card.  Then I made the pocket for the tag, free hand.  I just measured the size I would need to hold the “tag” plus a little extra on the sides and bottom to fold under to attach it to the card.  I didn’t want a big pocket because I wanted the background to be very visible.  I used the sentiment from Bountiful Baskets, the note from Musical Backgrounds and the flourish from Vintage Labels 4.  I inked the edges of the envelope in black.

The person I made this card for is very into music and I was having a hard time figuring out what to do with the tag.  Just as I was wishing for an instrument stamp, I realized I had just received a new Cricut Cart – Rock Princess.  Sure enough, there was the perfect cut, a guitar!  I cut it out, stamped the Unity sentiment on it (couldn’t ask for a better one) with white ink and embossed it with white powder.  Then I rubbed the Versamark ink pad over the whole guitar and embossed with glitter powder.  The effect is awesome!  I hope it comes through in the pictures.

On the inside I stamped more music notes and a sentiment.

Finally, I inked the edges of the card in black.

Thanks for looking!

I always appreciate your comments.

Candy

Medallion Birthday Card

I wanted to play along with this weeks Waltzing Mouse challenge since I just received my stamps and wanted to play!

This is the sketch we were supposed to follow:

It’s my DH’s birthday on Friday so I decided to give this a masculine bent (I hope I succeeded!).

I used Bazzill cardstock, patterned paper from The Paper Studio, Offray ribbon, pearls by Mark Richards, Nesties and Stamps from Waltzing Mouse, Hero Arts and Stampabilities.

I originally cut the medallion into thirds, but when I was laying it out I thought it looked better together with the ribbons separated.

My new stamps were easy to use and I love the pizzazz it gives the Nesties!

Thanks for looking!

I appreciate your comments and feedback.

Candy

Frog card

I combined two challenges, 2S4Y and Peachy Keen, for this card.  My three kids love playing outside during the summer and going to the park is always a favorite!  I used paper from DCWV’s The Grade School Pack and an unknown stack (because the cover sheet came off).  The frogs are stamps from Peachy Keen colored with copics (my first attempt) and the slide was cut using My Community Cricut cartridge. 

I hope you like it.

Thanks for your kind comments!

Teenager Birthday card

I made this card using the sketch from 2S4Y.  My oldest turns 13 on the 4th of July.  I can’t believe it!  I wanted it to be special and show those things that come with moving from childhood into adolescence.  I used Cricut carts: Forever young (shoes, lipstick and nail polish), Plantin Schoolbook (13) and Home Decor (cupcake).  The sentiments are from Stampin Up.

Thank you for visiting and your comments!

I am sorry I haven’t been posting much.  I thought summer would allow me more time to craft but it’s been the exact opposite!  This weekend isn’t going to be any better.  I am taking my almost-13yr old out shopping, my Husband and I are going to see Wicked (can’t wait!) at the theatre, the whole family is coming over on the fourth and birthday girl and I are going to see Eclipse on Monday!  Phewww!  I am tired out already just thinking of it, and we kicked everything off this evening with a manicure for her.   I promise to try harder to get more craft time in!  Maybe….

Male birthday card

I used the sketch at 2 Sketches 4 you this week to make a birthday for my father-in-law.  It is really difficult to make a card for a man!   No flowers, to cutsie animals, what to do! 

I decided to use a dark patterned paper and a coordinating light blue paper from My Minds Eye.  Also used a brown scrap and Martha Stewart botanical punch.  Then I paired it with an olive green ribbon that corresponded to the color in the paper.  I used two cuts from the Storybook Cricut Cartridge to frame the sentiment.

I finished off the inside with more patterned paper and botanical punch.

I hope you like it.

Thanks for your kind comments and feedback!

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