Picture Perfect Birthday Shaker Card

Picture Perfect Birthday Shaker Card

Oh my goodness what a color challenge card!  Here’s my Picture Perfect Birthday Shaker Card featuring Pacific Point, Real Red, and Wisteria Wonder!  Not colors that easily go together, but the point of a color challenge is to stretch outside our comfort zone in cardmaking and crafting!

I happen to love shaker cards, and for this one I simply created my own confetti by snipping 1/8″ width pieces of cardstock.  It worked perfectly, and for a bit of sparkle I added a little dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter! 

Start with an A2 size cardbase cut at 11″ x 4.25″, score and fold in half at 5.5″.  The next Wisteria Wonder layer is cut at 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″.  The two white top layers are cut at 5.25″ x 4″ ( the shaker is sandwiched between).  I did fussy cut the and pop up the words and other stamps.  Remember to make your envelope pretty!

Here is my Picture Perfect Birthday Shaker Card Video tutorial:

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Bubble Over Bundle & some handy tips!

Bubble Over Bundle & some handy tips!

Today I’m sharing the Bubble Over Bundle & some handy tips!  Finding the correct BigShot sandwich can be a challenge,  so I share a quick tip for the right plates for the Dynamic Textured Impressions embossing folders ( the really thick ones! )  As I was doing this I realized I should probably create an in depth video tutorial just for this LOL… so watch for that in the future!

When I first saw this set it wasn’t one that screamed “Buy Me!”  to me.  I do, however, have a teen at home and thought it would be fun.  As I have created with it and seen what other crafty people have designed I have fallen in love!  From lemonade and fancy straws, to vibrant pops of color, and on to masculine subtle tones… This set is really versatile!

And here is the video tutorial for the Bubble Over Bundle & some handy tips!

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Stampin’ Up! Bird Banter Birthday Card

Stampin' Up! Bird Banter Birthday Card

How fun is this Stampin’ Up! Bird Banter Birthday Card?!?!  So Cute for kids and teens as well as the young at heart!  Watercolor pencils are just one way to brighten up this card!  Think Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers, or even blender pens with ink pads!  Just have fun and play!

This is such a simple card, just start with an A2 card base in Heavy White cardstock cut at 4.25″ x 11″.  Score and fold in half at 5.5″.  The crushed Curry layer is cut at 5.25″ x 4″.  And the stamped layer is 5″ x 3.75″.  Place your piece of the Bubble and Fizz DSP along the bottom.  Add the striped Lemon Lime Twist ribbon and a knot… in the video I show an easy way to add an accent ribbon and have it lay flat on top!

Color with Wink of Stella for some fun shimmer and remember to make your envelope pretty!

And here is the Stampin’ Up! Bird Banter Birthday Card video tutorial:

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Happy Wishes Birthday Fold 2018 Sale A Bration

Happy Wishes Birthday Fold 2018 Sale A Bration

This Happy Wishes Birthday Fold 2018 Sale A Bration is a fun card with a sophisticated flair!  I was so happy that Stampin’Up! added a second tier of Free Sale A Bration Products this year!

Sale A Bration 2018 How does it work?

There are 11 awesome items in the Sale A Bration catalog this year ranging from beautiful stamp sets, card kit, ribbon, Designer Series Paper, and a Memories and More card pack!  Pick any of these FREE with any $50 purchase!

PLUS

in the second tier there are two great items in this first release: The Celebrate You Thinlits Die set & the 2 part Happy Wishes Stamp set (shown above) Pick either of these FREE with any $100 purchase!  Woohoo!  Plus watch for a second release of Free SAB products February 16th!

Here is the video tutorial:

This card is super easy to create.  Simply start with and A2 cardbase cut at 4.25″ x 11″, score and fold at 5.5″.  Cut of half of the front flap, 2.75″.  This can be used as the base for the front focal point.  Finally add the silver embossed white layer cut at 2 5/8″ x 4 1/8″.  Create the same layer for this inside sentiment.  See the video for my tip on lining these up!  Always remember to make your envelope pretty!

 

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Happy birthday card using Christmas in the Making

Happy birthday card using Christmas in the Making

I was inspired to make this Happy birthday card using Christmas in the Making stamp set from my friend Libby!  In case you couldn’t tell I love cats!  They just make me happy!  So thinking outside the box with this stamp set makes it useful year round!  I have even seen some super cute Halloween cards using this set!

I also love to color and so I was incredibly excited when Stampin’ Up! brought back their line of Stampin’ Blends Alcohol ink markers complete with skin tones, and color lifter!  This was so easy to do it qualified as a quick and easy card!  

I started with an A2 card base in the Thick White cardstock.  Cut this at 8.5″ x 5.5″.  Score and fold in half at 4.25″.  The Crumb Cake layer is cut at 5.25″ x 4″, the DSP layer is cut at 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″, and the Shimmer White layer is  4 3/4″ x 3.5″ .  You don’t have to use Shimmery white card stock with Alcohol markers, but I do love the look and blending smoothness!  Stamp the Sentiments in Pool Party ink and remember to make your envelope pretty!

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