I’m playing along with the Tic Tac Toe Challenge #018 today. Here’s the fun challenge board for this week:
I choose the first row down: Animals, Layers, Sparkle
I actually created this card for a baby girl’s first birthday before I checked this week’s challenge board and was delighted that this card fit the requirements….happy accident!
Here’s the details
- The A2 card base is Whisper White thick card stock with a mat of Powder Pink card stock cut 1/8″ smaller.
- Another panel with a pattern from the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper cut another 1/8″ smaller.
- Using the Layering Circles Framelits, I cut a scalloped circle from Powder Pink card stock and a regular circle from Whisper White card stock.
- I stamped the sentiment, from the Large Numbers stamp set in Basic Black ink directly on the Whisper White circle. NOTE: Because this is a photopolymer set, I was able to bend the sentiment to fit inside the circle.
- With the Large Number Framelits, the number 1 was cut in Powder Pink card stock and popped on the circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- Next the sweet little elephant was stamped from the A Little Wild stamp set and colored with Smoky Slate and Blushing Bride ink and blenders pen. Then cut with the Little Loves Framelits. These are available as a bundle for a 10% savings.
- The elephant was also popped with Dimensionals.
- For a little sparkle, a few sequins were added.
- I pulled out the Cool Treats stamp set for the inside sentiment and added a little more Designer Series Paper.
- The envelope is also embellished with DSP.
This was a fun card to create and you could easily make it into a card for a baby boy, as well!
I hope you’ll hop over to check out the Tic Tac Toe Challenge and perhaps enter on of your projects. The boards offer so much inspiration making it fun and easy to come up with ideas.
I took a little break from the seasonal cards I’ve been creating to make this classic looking birthday card featuring the Happy Birthday Thinlit. This is one die that will never go out of style and can be used to make so many different kinds of birthday cards. I will be using this long after it retires and possibly long after I retire, too!
Here’s the details
- The A2 card base (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) is Crumb Cake card stock with a mat of Whisper White card stock cut 1/4″ smaller.
- The next panel is Gold Foil cut at 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″. This is popped onto the Whisper White panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- Another Crumb Cake panel is cut at 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ and is stamped with an image from Timeless Textures stamp set in Crumb Cake ink to create a subtle background.
- The Happy Birthday sentiment was cut twice…once in Gold Foil and once using a piece of fun foam. When gluing together, I offset them just a bit for a pretty 3D shadow effect.
- A few gold sequins give just enough added embellishment. Although I think the card would like just as nice without them.
- The inside sentiment is from the Special Celebrations stamp set. If you want a set that has a variety of sentiments for many occasions, this is the one!
- Using the same stamped image I used on the front of the card, I simply embellished the inside and the envelope to tie the whole project together.
Like I said above, this Happy Birthday Thinlit really packs a BIG bang on any card you would create!
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday.
Here are some awesome specials Stampin’ Up is offering this month. PLEASE NOTE that some are only for a limited time and not for the entire month.
To celebrate World Card Making Day on October 7th, Stampin’ Up is offering 15% off select card making products from October 1st through October 10th only. HERE are the details.
During the month of October, Stampin’ Up is offering a fabulous special on Designer Series Paper. Buy 3 Get 1 FREE! I love Designer Series Paper and use it on most of my cards, so stocking up now is a super deal. Check out the flyer HERE.
YAY!!! Stampin’ Up! is re-introducing alcohol markers available in 26 Stampin’ Up! colors plus a color lifter. However, these are not yet available to customers (SU is thinking by the end of the year) but YOU can still get these by becoming a Demonstrator. . If you sign up between Oct. 1st and 15th, you can purchase these NOW as part of your $99 Starter Kit.
All the demonstrator details are HERE. This is a fantastic offer with no further obligation. Join as a hobby demonstrator and get all the products you love at a discount and the benefit of ordering product early with no long term obligation. I was a hobby demo for many years and enjoyed this wonderful benefit. I would love to have you join my team. If you have any questions, please feel free contact me [email protected] and I will be happy to help.
Sympathy cards are not the most enjoyable to make but make a big difference to those who receive them. I always like to have a few on hand because these are the cards you don’t plan on sending. I also think they should be somewhat simple and subtle. But that doesn’t mean they can’t be beautiful as well. A simple way for me to keep a card “quiet yet elegant” is to make it monochromatic.
Here’s the details
- The card base is Very Vanilla thick card stock with a mat of Very Vanilla card stock cut 1/8″ smaller and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- A piece of Very Vanilla card stock is cut at 4 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ and a mat of gold foil paper is cut 1/8″ smaller.
- Before adhering these two pieces together, I stamped the floral image from Touches of Texture stamp set and the sentiment from Flourishing Phrases stamp set in Versa Mark ink and heat embossed them in gold embossing powder.
- A small piece of 1/8″ gold ribbon is wrapped around the sentiment layer and a small bow attached.
- This layer is popped on the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- The inside sentiment is also from Flourishing Phrases stamp set and coordinates with the sentiment on the front of the card.
- I stamped it in Soft Suede ink, which is surprisingly close to gold.
- To give the inside a little more detail, I trimmed the sides of the sentiment layer with some Year of Cheer Washi Tape. It was so simple to do and created a very classic effect.
- The front of the envelope is embellished with more Year of Cheer Washi Tape.
This sympathy card was very simple to make and I think makes the perfect statement. And it was easy to make a few to have on hand.
Thanks for stopping by today.
I’ve been on a little shaker card kick lately. I forgot how much fun they are to make and what a interesting card they result in. So here is one more!
Here’s the details
- The A2 card base is Soft Suede card stock with a mat of Very Vanilla cut 1/4″ smaller.
- The DSP panel measures 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ with a mat of Soft Suede card stock cut 1/4″ larger.
- The pattern is from the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper collection.
- The shaker is created with the Jar of Love stamp set and coordinating Everyday Jars framelits. I stamped and cut 2 jars with Soft Suede ink and cut the window out of one of the jars using a framelit. Then cut another jar from a piece of Window Sheet and glued it to the backside of the open faced jar to create the window. Adding Foam Adhesive Strips to the back jar gave me a little border that allowed me to fill the jar with leaves and sequins before attaching the top jar.
- I stamped the jar lid in Cherry Cobbler ink and added a Linen Thread bow.
- The leaves were created by sponging some autumn colors on Very Vanilla card stock and then cutting them out using the small leaf from the Seasonal Layers framelits.
- HINT…I used mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere some of the leaves so they all wouldn’t fall to the bottom of the jar when the card is upright. The sequins still move around.
- The sentiment, from the Sheltering Tree stamp set is stamped in Soft Suede ink.
- I used a retired square punch to create the flagged ends on both layers and added another small leaf.
- I’m using this wonderful sentiment from Count My Blessings stamp set again. This is such a nice saying for so many reasons and the font is terrific too!
I’m going to add this to my collection of Thanksgiving cards to send this year. I am also entering it into the Paper Player’s sketch challenge….
I hope you have a wonderful Friday and an equally wonderful weekend. The weather is finally going to cooperate with the season here in PA as we are supposed to have a nice cool weekend.