Birthdays and Babies

Hi Everyone!

I just wanted to stop by and share a few cards I’ve made recently – all birthday related.

I made a floral card in a box card last month for a friend that was a huge hit -another neighbor asked me to make one for her mom. If you want to see the details for the box, please see this blog post here.  The only difference is I used Clearly Besotted’s Miniature Florals for the flowers.  I’m also entering this card in Darlene Devrie’s LiveLoveCards’ monthly challenge. 🙂

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She asked for bright colors!

Another neighbor had a baby last week – so this is a really quick card that I made to welcome Baby Joseph:  I used MFT’s Stitched Banner Alphabet dies, Snuggle Bunnies, and their Stitched Square Scallop Frames dies.

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This card is so simple – I just sponged some Blue on a square piece of white cardstock, stamped the images and then colored them with various copic markers.  The die cutting really does all the work on this card.

Last but not least – I have another birthday card that I made for a personal friend who lives in California.  She loves bunnies – so this time, I used Mama Elephant’s Page Huggers to make her a card.  I actually have a list of supplies for this card that I will post below.  Just some sponging, stamping and coloring again using Copics :).

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I hope you’ve enjoyed these! Until next time – I’m busy working on Holiday cards!

xoxo,

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SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

COPICS: N2, N4, W00, W1, G14, YG09, YR15, YR16, B60, BV00, R20

ME Words Defined
ME Words Defined

EH | SSS |ME

ME Page Huggers
ME Page Huggers

EH | SSS |ME


SU Heat Tool
SU Heat Tool
Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black

EH | SSS

EK Success Powder Tool
EK Success Powder Tool

EH | SSS | AMZN

WOW Clear Gloss Superfine
WOW Clear Gloss Superfine

SSS | AMZN


Crisp Canteloupe Ink
Crisp Canteloupe Ink (Retired)

Pistachio Pudding Ink (Retired)
Pistachio Pudding Ink (Retired)

Sweet Sugarplum Ink
Sweet Sugarplum Ink

Whisper White Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
ATG Gun
ATG Gun

EH | SSS | AMZN

Glossy Accents
Glossy Accents

EH | SSS | AMZN


Absorber
Absorber

SSS Friends Die
EK Success Cutter Bee Scissors

Mini MISTI - Laser Etched

Mini MISTI – Laser Etched

Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board

EH | SSS

Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

EH | SSS

Floral 40th Card-in-a-box

Hello again!

Today is my neighbor and friend, Kerri’s birthday! I’ve been working for a few weeks now what I’m going to do for her 40th birthday. I’ve gotten a few new stamp sets and really wanted to use them. I started out with the Foxy Friends stamp set and Fox builder punch from Stampin’ Up!’s new catalog.

I put together a few foxes using the fox builder.

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They’re super cute but at this point, I had not decided what I wanted to do yet. Then I started playing with the Foxy Friends stamp set. I stamped a bunch of images – then used my Brother Scan N’ Cut 2 to cut the images out. No more fussy cutting (unless I don’t feel like starting up the machine).

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Once I got all of this cut out – I KNEW I wanted to do a card-in-a-box.  Ah! It’s been a LOOONNNG time since I’ve made one and I got really excited!

There are MANY templates on pinterest. Here’s the one I made for myself (please note that the height of the box should be 5.5 inches – not 6. Sorry for my typo! card-in-a-box-pop-up-template (click to view).

Here’s my card – It’s so cute! While I was putting it together – I decided that this card is not suitable for a 4oth birthday, but I knew exactly which direction I wanted it to go and who I wanted the recipient to be.

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Adorable right?! And full of encouraging sentiments. I hope the recipient enjoys it!  Now – how about that 40th card! I wanted to change it up a bit for more display space – so I looked for a tutorial on how to make a card-in-a-box card that sat on it’s side (aka – a rectangle card-in-a-box.  For the card below – the box is made using a base that’s 4 1/4″ x 12″, scored at 2″, 5 1/2″, 7 1/2″, and 11″. Turn 90 degrees and score at 2″.  The 2″ flap once you cut them down will be the top part of the card that folds down.  For the inserts, cut 2 4 11/16″ x 1″ strips and score at 5/8″ from each end.  If you’d like detailed video – here’s one I watched: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/239042692697550254/.

I had no idea what I was going to do for this card – so I went to my stamp stash and started pulling all things floral and butterflies.  😀  Here’s what I came up with! I hope you LOVE it as much as I do!!!

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Don’t worry! As always – the supplies will be listed below. This was NOT as difficult as it seems. I felt that the Foxy Friends one above was more difficult! The gold on this card just speaks for itself so I didn’t feel the need to decorate the other flaps.

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Kerri loves blush pink, tiffany blue and gold – so I tried my best to incorporate these colors.  EEEK!!! I cannot WAIT to give this card to her!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY KERRI!

XOXO,

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I have another card I did today that I’m excited to share later on this week – stay tuned!!!

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

FOXY FRIENDS:

Not pictured:  Moonlight DSP


Foxy Friends
Foxy Friends
ME Mini Messages
ME Mini Messages EH | SSS |ME

SSS Uplifting Thoughts
SSS Uplifting Thoughts

White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform EH | SSS | AMZN
Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads EH | SSS | AMZN
LF Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables
LF Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables EH | SSS | LF
LF Small Stitched Square Stackables
LF Small Stitched Square Stackables EH | SSS | LF

SSS Stitched Rectangles
SSS Stitched Rectangles

Chocolate Chip Ink
Chocolate Chip Ink

Emerald Envy Ink
Emerald Envy Ink

Cajun Craze Ink
Cajun Craze Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink EH | SSS | AMZN

Tangerine Tango Ink
Tangerine Tango Ink

Real Red Ink
Real Red Ink

Smoky Slate Cardstock
Smoky Slate Cardstock

Lost Lagoon Cardstock
Lost Lagoon Cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb EH | SSS
ATG Gun
ATG Gun EH | SSS | AMZN
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue EH | SSS
ZOTs Adhesive Dots
ZOTs Adhesive Dots EH | SSS | AMZN

Brother Scan N Cut 2
Brother Scan N Cut 2

SU Simply Scored
SU Simply Scored
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder EH | SSS

SU Paper Snips Scissors
SU Paper Snips Scissors

Absorber
Absorber

SU Sticky Strip (Retired)
SU Sticky Strip (Retired)

KERRI’S 40Th Floral card:

Copics: R21, R00, BG01, BG10, Y06, Y19, Y28


Papillon Potpourri
Papillon Potpourri

Butterfly Basics
Butterfly Basics

Petite Petals
Petite Petals

Number of Years
Number of Years

Flower Shop
Flower Shop

SSS Stitched Rectangles
SSS Stitched Rectangles

White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform EH | SSS | AMZN
Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads EH | SSS | AMZN
MFT Simple Leaf Flourishes
MFT Simple Leaf Flourishes EH | SSS | MFT

EH Bold Blossom Dies
EH Bold Blossom Dies
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink EH | SSS | AMZN
WOW Metallic Gold Sparkle
WOW Metallic Gold Sparkle SSS | EH

Blushing Bride Ink
Blushing Bride Ink

Wild Wasabi Ink
Wild Wasabi Ink

Pool Party Ink
Pool Party Ink

MFT Gold Sparkle Card Stock
MFT Gold Sparkle Card Stock

Pool Party Cardstock
Pool Party Cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb EH | SSS

SU Large Numbers Framelits
SU Large Numbers Framelits
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST

SU Stamping Sponges
SU Stamping Sponges
ATG Gun
ATG Gun EH | SSS | AMZN
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue EH | SSS
ZOTs Adhesive Dots
ZOTs Adhesive Dots EH | SSS | AMZN

SU Sticky Strip (Retired)
SU Sticky Strip (Retired)

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Absorber
Absorber

Mini MISTI - Laser Etched
Mini MISTI – Laser Etched

SU Simply Scored
SU Simply Scored

SU Paper Snips Scissors
SU Paper Snips Scissors
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder EH | SSS
Ranger Stickles - Gold Glitter Glue
Ranger Stickles – Gold Glitter Glue EH | SSS

Pansy Punch
Pansy Punch

Petite Petals Punch
Petite Petals Punch

Bitty Butterfly Punch
Bitty Butterfly Punch

Card in a Box

CARD IN A BOX. These are the coolest cards. It folds flat into a standard card size and fits in a regular envelope. When you open the card and stand it up, it’s a box with pop up sentiments!

I found the template on pinterest and you can get it here on a site linked to another crafter’s blog at stampwithjenn.com.

As you can see, the box is made from any cardstock. I used craft paper and decorated my white paper using whatever stamps I wanted. You can also tell, that I just used my extra pastel cardstock to add layering for this card.

The baby card is made using a stamp set called Zoo Babies. It’s such a cute set!  The sentiment is made using a stamp from the set Label Love:

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This flower set is made from a set called Flower Patch. Unlike the Zoo Animal set which I had to cut each character by hand, the Flower Patch set comes with a coordinating set of dies (Flower Fair Framelits Dies) that cuts the matching image. Can you say $$$???? Yes, I’m a sucker.

The smaller flowers are from a set called Petite Petals and also comes with a coordinating punch! Ugh…yes…I bought that too.

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I know these look complicated…but all it really requires is a a few measurements (for paper layering, folding and scoring). They are SOO easy to make and not to mention rewarding when you’re done. The recipient will think you’re amazing when you’re really not…lol.  OK…take the credit…it’s amazing!

If you’re interested in any of these items, please let me know! Or you can sign up with Stampin’ Up and place your own order, but please include me as your demonstrator – your business/credit is much appreciated!