Birthday Party Scene | Tonic Studios Blog Hop

Hey crafty friends! Today I am joining in on Day 2 of the Tonic Garden Party Blog Hop! Be sure to hop along and see everyone’s amazing projects and join in on the giveaway! Tonic is giving away a $25 gift certificate to one person in the comments of each stop along this hop (25 pound for UK). The more stops you comment on, the higher the chance of winning!

I also have a 15% off discount to give out for shopping on the Tonic Studios website!
USA 15% off Coupon
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Ok! Let’s get to the card making! I stamped a bunch of the images from the Celebrate Life stamp set with black ink on Neenah white cardstock. I colored in the images with the Nuvo alcohol markers and then cut them all out.


I picked out the “happy birthday” sentiment from the Celebrate Sentiments stamp set and stamped it onto a large strip of white cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black ink. I then adhered that strip onto a panel of patterned paper. Using a white gel pen I went around the edge of the patterned paper with dashed lines.


I arranged all of the images on the panel and then glued them down with either Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive or foam tape. I then glued the whole panel onto a card base. I added highlights to all of the stamped images with a white gel pen.


For the finishing touches I first used Nuvo Crystal Glaze on the balloon, the cherries, and the circles on the cake. Next I added some sparkle here and there with a glitter brush. Finally I added a whole bunch of sequins on the background to make this card really look like a real crazy party.

Thanks for joining me today, be sure to keep hopping along!

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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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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