My Husband Makes Me a Birthday Card!

Today my husband took over and made me a birthday card!

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First he took a piece of Bristol Smooth paper and added strips of washi tape across it. He then blended each section with a different color of Distress Oxide ink. He used the colors Festive Berries, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Lucky Clover, Blueprint Sketch, and Wilted Violet. He then laid out a bunch of the sentiments from the Tiny Words stamp set from Simon Says Stamp along the white stripes created by the washi tape and stamped them with the Misti Tool using a gray ink.

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Next he picked out the numbers 3 and 1 from the Birthday Numbers stamp set from Simon Says Stamp and also the happy birthday sentiment from the Greetings Galore stamp set from My Favorite Things. He embossed them with white embossing powder on Bazzill Licorice Twist cardstock.

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He stamped the balloons from the Birthday Numbers stamp set onto some Neenah Solar white cardstock with Gina K Designs Jet Black Amalgam ink. He colored those in with Copic markers. He used the Scan N Cut 2 in order to cut out all of the stamped images.

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To put the card together he first glued the background panel to an A2 size card base. He used liquid glue to adhere the balloons and foam tape to pop up the numbers and the sentiment. To finish up he went over the balloons with Glossy Accents.


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Birthday Balloon Shaker Card | Pink & Main's 5th Birthday Blog Hop!

Hello my friends! Today I am celebrating with Pink and Main for their 5th birthday and we are partying with a blog hop!

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Not only are you going to see lots of fabulous cards from Pink and Main’s brand new release on this blog hop, but you will also get the chance to win an awesome prize! Pink and Main will be picking 5 random winners from the comments left on all of the blogs in the hop and each of those winners will receive $50 in store credit! Be sure to leave a your comments by the 24th of March and the winners will be announced on March 25th on the Pink and Main blog.

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I started my card by stamping a ton of the balloons from the Party Balloons stamp set onto some Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock with Distress Oxide ink. The colors I used are Worn Lipstick, Festive Berries, Wild Honey, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon, and Tumbled Glass. I cut the balloons out using the coordinating die set.

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I created a frame out of white cardstock using a rectangle die and glued a piece of acetate to the back of it. I then glued a row of balloons along the top edge of the frame. Next I took an A2 size panel of white cardstock and blended some clouds on it using a cloud stencil and a light gray ink. I glued another row of balloons on that panel.

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I used some doubled up foam tape on the edges of my frame to create a shaker are and filled it up with clear sequins and micro pearls. I closed up the shaker with the cloud panel. For the sentiment I used the Happy Birthday die set from Pink and Main. I also embossed a few smaller sentiments from the Birthday Script stamp set and popped them up on the card.

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For the finishing touches on the card I used my Wink of Stella glitter brush on the sentiment strips and I also added a few sequins on the front of the shaker.

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Belated Birthday Card | Reverse Confetti

Hello crafty friends! I have another card to show you today using some of the products in Reverse Confetti’s most recent release!

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I started this card by stamping the bear and knitting needles from the Big Bear stamp set onto some Neenah solar white cardstock. I colored them in with Arteza watercolor markers. I then used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I used some glue to adhere the knitting needles to the bear so that it looks like he is using them.

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Next I used the Diagonal Stitches cover panel to die cut some white cardstock. I then rotated the die panel on the paper and ran it through my big shot again to create a quilted look. I thought this would work well with the knitting theme of the card. I mounted my quilted square onto a piece of dark gray cardstock and then popped that up on a square card base.

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For the sentiment I stamped one of the stamps from the Big Bear set onto some coral colored cardstock and embossed it in white. I cut that down to a strip and glued it to my card. I then took the bear and glued him to the card as well.

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To finish up the card I added a mixture of sequins going across the card. I also used a white gel pen to add some highlights to the bear.

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Fuse Tool Shaker Cards | Aqua Pigment Backgrounds

Today I created shaker cards using a Fuse Tool with some awesome (and easy) watercolor backgrounds.

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To create the background I added the paint directly to my glass craft mat and then smooshed some Canson watercolor paper into it. I was able to make a ton of background really quickly with this technique and I think they all look really cool.

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Next I used my fuse tool to create a pocket around my backgrounds. For the plastic I used some old scrapbooking sleeves I had in my stash. I fused three sides and left one open to add my shaker bits. Once the sequins were inside the pockets I fused up the last side to finish the shaker pocket.

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I took the Happy Birthday stamp from the Beautiful Flowers stamp set from Simon Says Stamp and I heat embossing it with Alabaster embossing powder onto a strip of vellum. I then wrapped the vellum around the shaker pocket and adhered it to the back. I added a second smaller sentiment from Simon’s Tiny Words stamp set below the vellum one.

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I adhered both of my shaker pockets to A2 size card bases. To finish them up I added some white sequins which I then filled with Glossy Accents.


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Masculine Birthday Card | Simon Says Stamp Birthday Numbers

Hello my friends! Today I am sharing a masculine birthday card design featuring some products from Simon Says Stamp.

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I stamped the Plank background stamp onto a piece of Bazzill Licorice Twist cardstock with Versamark ink and embossed it with Icicle embossing powder. Next I blended some Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink along the edges.

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I stamped the two numbers from the Birthday Numbers stamp set onto some black cardstock and embossed them with Alabaster embossing powder. I also stamped two sentiments from the set onto Gina K Designs In The Navy cardstock and embossed them in white as well.

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I popped up my background on a black card base with foam tape. I glued the two numbers together so that they were a little bit offset. I adhered that to the card with foam tape as well. Next I took the two sentiments that I created and cut them into strips and popped them up on the card.

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I added a fun mix of sequins to the card with Gina K Connect glue. Then I went over the sentiments and the numbers with my Wink of Stella glitter brush. To finish up the card I used a white Prismacolor pencil to add some shading to the numbers.


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