This bubble clip is retiring and I am sad because they just got here. These clips are fun!!
The "Happy Birthday" sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.
Keeping the inside simple for more room to write.
Trevor is home from School this weekend, so excited. I did get him to help with this card, I love spending time in the craft room with him. He picked the colors and asked for a more funky look. This is what we came up with...
The Seasonal Sayings stamp set, "Celebrate" is retiring, looks good in multi colors.
Putting the Celebrate in the Filmstrip die it fit perfect.
Today and this weekend is all about the birthday cards...
A very good friend of mine celebrated her birthday yesterday.
Above is the inside of the card I gave her. Just a small sentiment and my favorite flower from the Petite Petals stamps... The flowers here are important, my friend and I love to garden, we share flowers, seeds, plants and ideas. Her Hubby took us flower shopping on Thursday. Dreary day here in Indiana, but great day shopping for FLOWERS!!
Using a beautiful retiring stamp set, My Friend. The inside sentiment and the "flower" background are two stamps from that set. The "Happy Birthday" is also from a retiring set, Create a Cupcake.
The new "Hardwood" stamp is a perfect back drop for this card, just adding some texture. Creating this on Basic Grey and using "Craft" Whisper White, the same color combo for the flowers.
Adding the extra layer on the banner adds a lot.
Curling the flower petals is done with a bone folder. Rhinestone just finish them off.
Just a couple different dimensions for this card but it does not have to be mailed. Hand delivery for this one!!
The layered background was embossed using Scalloped Textured Impressions from the Occasions book.
and a very decorated Easter Egg...
Petite Petal Punch that add just a pop of color.
Wisteria Wonder Chevron Ribbon is a Perfect Big ribbon.
I used the the Oval Framelits and the largest is a Scallop Oval.
You can see the "hinge", how do you get that you ask... Well if you let the framelit hang over the side just enough you will get that hinge.
You know when you get something done and you think all day about what you should have done?? Well that is what I was doing Friday. I did not like the empty inside and was pondering what to put on the inside... WELL it needed a bunny butt.
The picture is poor here (sorry!!), but wanted to show you how cute it is.. just using the small oval punch and yes, the petite petal punch for ears.
I hope everyone gets to enjoy the weather and time with their Families!!
Today we have two cards, one more spring and the second clean and simple Easter.
Here is your spring card... Woodgrain Embossing folder, Butterflies and pretty Strawberry Slush Ruffled Ribbon. Note the folded front... this is a half gate card. Leaving half of your inside card exposed. A couple more butterflies carries on the theme..
Keeping the Rhinestones to one color highlights them...
Two layers of Ruffled ribbon adds a presence ..
As you can see the front is basically flat, so this too is mailable.
It is difficult to see but on the inside there are two butterflies, one is "dirtied" up with a sponge to help you see it... in this small version of the picture it is difficult to see... enlarge to see what I mean.
Here is our second card... using Watercolor Wonder DSP and colors from that to highlight and bring the two different patterns together. Banner Framelits are used here. Yes, I really do like them!!
The stamp set is called Eggstra Spectacular.
This is a coloring that I can do, but apparently I should have pulled out the blender pen to do a better job, haha
This also has a low profile for easy mailing.
I do love my dimensionals though.
Have a Happy Easter! Stop by for a super cute card tomorrow.
10 different banners (including the inside)...some pattern and some plain cardstock...
Trying to figure out the arrangement was difficult... actually.
Arranging before adhering is important. They all ended up with the same straight line across the top but to me it still did not look finished. But what do you do when you want to change things and YUP, you adhered the banners?? Well, get your trimmer out and ...
Make it go thru to the inside.
Normally, I personally don't like to see the ribbon on the inside. For this one though I had an idea. I wanted to make it look like the banner actually "folded" to the inside of the card..
See how the banner happened to go to the outside edge? That is why I put the inside sentiment all the way to the left (picture above).
With plenty of room available to write your note!!
I know there are a "few" people that will have an issue with this card due to the different patterns... that is why I used the plain cardstock in hopes to tame all the pattern.
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!! and Have a Great day getting Crafty!!