Spellbinders Stylized Birthday

Hello Friends! Thanks for joining me today as we celebrate Spellbinder’s 20th birthday! In honor of this major event, we are featuring products from the new Birthday Celebrations Collection! There are so many wonderful products in this collection, and today, I’m featuring three of those products on one card! Let’s go through the details, shall we?

I began this project by die cutting the Spellbinders Stylized Happy Birthday sentiment from their Mirror Gold cardstock, and cut the shadow portion of the die from Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock. Once that was cut, I used liquid glue to adhere all of the letters. While I was cutting, I went ahead and trimmed a piece of patterned paper, which is from the Spellbinders Birthday Celebrations Embellishment Bundle. This is such a fun bundle with gorgeous papers, fun stickers and tons of ephemera pieces!

The sub-sentiment was made using the new Birthday Unboxing Glimmer Hot Foil Plates. This sentiment was foiled using gold foil, because I wanted it to match the die cut sentiment. Once the sentiments were ready, I placed foam tape on the back for a bit of dimension.

This is such a gorgeous paper, that I thought it would be fun to add some flowers and leaves in some springy colors! So, I used the Mini Blooms and Sprigs set and cut a bunch of flowers in various colored cardstocks, and cut a few leaves from the same Mirror Gold cardstock.

To assemble the card, I adhered the sentiments in the center, and adhered the flowers and leaves using a combination of liquid glue and foam tape, before adhering to the card base.

That does it for this one! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Don’t forget to stop by and check out the entire Birthday Celebrations Collection! Thanks again for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

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PinkFresh Studio Rainbow Floral Birthday

Hello Friends! I hope you’re having a wonderful day! Thanks so much for stopping by! I made today’s card a bit ago, but just haven’t gotten around to writing or posting it. To be honest, I’ve been kind of lazy and lacking in motivation. It happens to all of us .. I think! Anyhoo, this card is featuring the PFS Rainbow Floral Washi, and I just have to say that I’m in love with it! Let’s go through the deets!

I began by adhering the PFS Rainbow Floral Washi to a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock and using the coordinating die to trim out all of the pieces. I actually made a few panels so that I had lots of pieces to work with.

The background texture of the card panel was made using the PFS Diagonal Stitched Plaid. I love using these types of plates on white, because it just adds the slightest bit of detail and interest without distracting from the focal point of the card.

I used the PFS Stitched Scallop Circle dies to cut two of those. One of the smaller and one of the larger circles. I glued the circles together and adhered them to the panel using foam tape. I then arranged some of the rainbow pieces around the circles using a combination of liquid glue and foam tape for support.

It needed some extra leaves, of course, so I cut a few using the PFS Leafy Branch die and tucked those under the edges securing with glue. I had previously made the sentiment using the PFS Perfect Sentiments Hot Foil Plate, along with Spellbinders Champagne foil. This sentiment is stacked three high for additional support. I glued the sentiment in the center of the smaller circle and added a few PFS Gold Metallic Pearls for good measure. Everything was then, of course, adhered to the card base.

These washi tapes make it so easy to create beautiful cards with minimal effort! If you haven’t tried them, I highly encourage you to do so. Thanks again for stopping by. Don’t forget to stay your awesome, wonderful self!

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Sketched Floral Birthday

Hello Crafty Lovelies and thanks for stopping by! Erin Lee Creative had an awesome release this past Friday with gorgeous floral plates and sentiments, and I’m super grateful and honored that Erin asked me to play with a few of the new products! I’m a little late to the party because I was away visiting my mom, but I got right to playing when I returned home. Today’s card is featuring the gorgeous Sketched Floral Foil Cover Plate along with the Script Sentiments 2 Foil Die Combo, so let’s run through the details for this one!

I began by foiling the Sketched Floral on a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using Spellbinders Champagne Hot Foil. Once the foiling was done, I trimmed the panel using PinkFresh Studio Diagonal Stitched Rectangles, and began coloring the piece. The Copic markers that I used were RV10, RV91, RV93, RV95, G21, G24, G85, Y08, Y17 and Special Black 110. Coloring the background black is a technique that I saw Yana Smakula do a long time ago, and I just love the drama and contrast that it provides.

The Script Sentiments 2 set is gorgeous and this font is so unique! I foiled a few of the sentiments on black cardstock using the same Champagne foil and trimmed them out using the included coordinating dies. I opted to go with the happy birthday sentiment, because you can never have enough birthday cards in my opinion. I went ahead and trimmed that sentiment two more times from black and adhered all of those together using liquid glue.

The sentiment was glued directly to the panel, along with some PinkFresh Studio Champagne Metallic Pearls. The panel was then adhered to the card base using foam tape for a little added dimension.

That finishes up this beauty! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Stop by and check out this gorgeous releases over on Erin’s website! Thanks again to Erin for letting me play with these beautiful products! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Expletive Birthday

Hello Friends! How are you today? I hope you’re feeling great and having a wonderful day! I’m back today with a card that I made a bit ago, but just never got around to blogging or posting it! It’s using the SSS Oh Expletive die. Can I just say that I absolutely love this die?! I just think that it’s so funny and playful! Anyhoo, let’s run through the details, shall we?

This card begins with a piece of patterned paper from The Craft Consortium’s Patina paper pad. I found this pad along with a few other beauties at my local craft store and had to snap them up right away! Anyhoo, I started by stamping the SSS Wavy Circles Background onto the paper using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat embossing it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I repeated that process a second time to achieve a smoother finish on the embossing. Next, I trimmed the paper using PFS Diagonal Stitched Rectangles .. this is one of my favorite dies to use for decorative edges!

The next part is basically just a bunch of playing! I had no idea how it would turn out, but I just went for it anyhoo! I splattered the panel using Royal Talens Amsterdam Light Gold Acrylic Ink and Ranger Gloss Spray from Dina Wakely in Turquoise. I sat that aside to dry and worked on the sentiment, knowing that I was going to come back and add more to it. I trimmed the SSS Oh Expletive die once from polished gold cardstock and twice from black cardstock, adhering all of those together using liquid glue.

Now coming back to the panel, I used the Stampers Anonymous Stencil THS006 and added some Tacky When Dry Gel Medium. This also has to set aside to dry before proceeding. Fast forward .. once that was dry, I added some Nuvo Gold Gilding Flakes using my finger and just brushed away all of the excess. Now, I have a relatively cool mixed media-ish background!

I added the sentiment to the panel using liquid glue, and also added some SSS Reverse Sassy Birthday sub-sentiments as well using foam tape. All cards need bling in my opinion, so I added a few PFS Gold Metallic Pearls to coordinate with the gold sentiment. The panel was then adhered to a black panel using foam tape again, before being adhered to the card base, which is Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock, using SSS Dot Tape Runner.

That finishes up this one! I hope you enjoyed it! I always love the look of mixed media cards, but don’t feel that I’m very good at it, so I usually never venture in that direction. It’s fun though! Thanks again for stopping by, and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Scripty Birthday

Hello Friends and thanks for stopping by!  I’m playing with goodies from Simon Says Stamp’s latest release, Hello Gorgeous, and today I’m featuring the new Folk Art Flowers background stamp!  What are your favorites from this release?  I’d love to know in the comments! Let’s run through the details of this card.

To begin, I stamped the SSS Folk Art Flowers on a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using VersaMark Ink and heat embossing that using Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder.  Once that was done, I used the PinkFresh Studio Diagonal Stitched Rectangles to trim it down.

For the ink blending, I used SSS Pawsitively Saturated Inks in Bubblegum, Cheeky, Lemonade and Seafoam.  For my sentiment, I chose the SSS Happy Birthday Brush Script die and cut that once from mirror gold cardstock and twice from Neenah 110lb and adhered those together using liquid glue.

As an added focal point, I used the PinkFresh Studio Stitched Scallop Square and trimmed that using the same mirror gold cardstock.  I also used the SSS Etched Meadow Flower and Leaves set to trim some vellum leaves.

To assemble the card, I adhered the frame and vellum leaves using liquid glue, and then positioned the sentiment in the center and glued that as well.  That panel was then adhered to the card base using foam tape for dimension, and I added some PinkFresh Studio Gold Metallic Pearls to finish it up!

That does it for today’s project!  I hope you’re loving the new Simon release, Hello Gorgeous, because I sure am!  Thanks again for stopping by and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Wavy Circles Birthday

Hello Friends and thanks for stopping by! I hope you’re having a wonderful day! Today’s project is featuring the new Wavy Circles Background stamp along with the new Basic Box Card Happy Birthday. So let’s run through the details!

I began this project by stamping the SSS Wavy Circles Background on a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock, using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat setting that with Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. Once that was complete, I did some ink blending using SSS Pawsitively Saturated Inks in Bubblegum, Cheeky, Lemonade and Seafoam. I trimmed the panel down using PinkFresh Studio Diagonal Stitched Rectangles.

I used the new SSS Basic Box Card Happy Birthday for the sentiment, and trimmed that once from SSS Holographic cardstock and twice from Neenah 110lb cardstock. I trimmed the shadow portion twice from black cardstock and adhered all of those together using liquid glue.

The card needed something behind the sentiment in my opinion, so I opted for some leaves from the SSS Etched Meadow Flowers and Leaves. I cut those from some Neenah 110lb, as well as, some black cardstock and tucked those underneath the sentiment. The sentiment was adhered to the panel with foam tape for some added dimension.

My panel was also adhered to the card base using foam tape, before adding some PinkFresh Studio Silver Metallic Pearls to finish up.

That does it for today’s project! I hope you enjoyed it and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Birthday Wrinkles

Hello Crafty Friends! Thanks so much for stopping by for today’s project featuring the Radiating Squares Stencil set from Simon Says Stamp’s newest release, Good Luck Charm! Have you checked out the release yet? I love sentiment sets, so I was thrilled to see a few of those in this release! Let’s get to the details!

I began this project by adhering the first stencil to a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using masking tape. There are a total of four stencils in this set, so I pulled out four inks for the ink blending. I ended up using Distress Oxide inks in Picked Raspberry and Kitsch Flamingo, as well as, PinkFresh Studio inks in Candy Violet and Lavender. For the ink blending, I used a heavier hand at the top and a lighter hand near the bottom creating that ombre look. I used a different ink for each stencil layer and just made my way through the stencils.

Once the ink blending was done, I trimmed the panel using the SSS Postage Stamp Edge Frames and set that aside while I worked on the remainder of the card. I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment, which is from the SSS XL Greetings 3 set, onto black cardstock using VersaMark ink and heat set that using SSS Detail White Embossing Powder. I used the coordinating die to trim that out, along with two additional dies and adhered all of those together using liquid glue.

I wanted to add a sub-sentiment, so I found a SSS Sentiment Strip that I thought would work. I adhered the main sentiment to the panel using glue and adhered the sub-sentiments using foam tape for dimension.

The ink blended panel was then adhered to a black panel using foam tape, and everything was then adhered to the card base using SSS Dot Tape Runner. No card is complete without bling, so I added a few PinkFresh Studio Silver Metallic Pearls to finish it up!

That wraps up this project! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Don’t forget to check out the entire Good Luck Charm release, there’s so many fun things! Have a wonderful day and stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Birthday Background

Hello Crafty Friends and welcome to another Simon Says Stamp release! Good Luck Charm is live and ready for your viewing pleasure! My project today is featuring the new Basic Box Card Happy Birthday. Let’s run through the details, shall we?

I’ve really enjoyed making backgrounds with sentiments lately, so I decided to hop on that bandwagon again for this one! It’s such a great way to stretch those sentiment dies, or even just stand alone dies! Anyhoo, I began this project by ink blending a large panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using SSS Pawsitively Saturated Inks in Sweets, Blush, Sunshine and Surf. Once that was done, I die cut enough sentiments to cover an A2 card panel. I also cut them a second time for stacking purposes, and adhered them together using liquid glue.

I cut another panel of Neenah 110lb cardstock using the PFS Diagonal Stitched Rectangles and splattered that using Royal Talens Amsterdam Oxide Black Acrylic Ink. You guys know how much I love my black splatter! Once that panel was dry, I began adhering the sentiments in rainbow order using liquid glue.

Because the background was so colorful, I decided to downplay the floral elements by cutting the SSS Etched Crocus Stems from Neenah 110lb cardstock and leaving those white. I adhered the background panel to a black panel using SSS Dot Tape Runner and I adhered the flowers using glue. I found a coordinating SSS Sentiment Strip and adhered that over the stems using foam tape for dimension.

Everything was then adhered to the card base, and I added some PFS Jewels to finish it up with some bling.

I hope you enjoyed this project! Take a look at your dies and see what kind of background that you can make, and stretch those supplies! Stop by and check out the entire Good Luck Charm release and let me know your favorites! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Birthday Wishes

Hello Lovely! I’m so glad that you stopped by! I’ve had so much fun playing with the goodies from Simon’s newest release, To the Moon! Today’s card was super fun, and is featuring a new stamp set, Love Garden Greetings. Let’s go through the deets!

This project started with a mini slimline panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock. I put the panel in my little makeshift splat box and added some Dina Wakely Gloss Sprays in Lemon, Lime, Magenta and Ocean in rainbow order. I received these sprays in a set as a birthday gift, and I just have to say that, I love them! I did end up adding two coats just to intensify the colors some.

Once the panel was dry, I stamped the SSS Love Garden Greetings on it using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I also stamped the sentiment and the tiny bows in the same manner.

I wanted the hearts to stand out, so I used the SSS Mini Hearts Party die and cut those out of SSS Holographic cardstock. Those were then adhered atop the stamped hearts using foam tape for dimension.

If I’m being completely honest here, I totally forgot about using a mini slimline die for the edges of the panel. I was quite annoyed with myself too! I just think that those edge details add so much to your projects! To remedy my lack of interest on the edges of the panel, I used the PinkFresh Studio Slim Strips die to cut some black strips. It was the best idea that I had! The strips were then adhered to the top and bottom of the panel with liquid glue.

To finish up, I added a bunch of Studio Katia Onyx Crystals for even more interest. The panel was then adhered to the card base with foam tape.

That does it for this card! I hope you enjoyed it and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! If you haven’t checked out these gloss sprays, I encourage you to do so! They really are a lot of fun! Stop by and check out the entire To the Moon release and let me know your favorites! Have yourself a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Spellbinders Floral Happy Birthday

Hello Crafty Friends and thanks for stopping by! I hope you are doing well and having a wonderful day! Today’s project is featuring the Spellbinders Lyrical Layered Florals. Layered stamps make it so easy to achieve beautiful images with minimal effort! Let’s get to the details for my project!

I began by stamping the florals on a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using PinkFresh Studio inks in Grassy Knoll, Olive, Lemon Whip, Sweet Mustard and Marigold. Once the stamping was done, I used the coordinating die, which is included in the set, to trim them out.

For some added interest, I cut a panel of Neenah 110lb using the Spellbinders Hemstitch Rectangles and splattered that using Royal Talens Light Gold Acrylic Ink. I then adhered that panel to a black cardstock panel for contrast.

I stamped the sentiment using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink, heat embossed it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder and trimmed it out using the included die cut. I did also go ahead and cut some leaves from the Spellbinders Mini Blooms and Sprigs set using mirror gold cardstock. I thought the gold would be a nice addition with the yellow flowers.

The florals and leaves were adhered to the splattered panel using a combination of liquid glue and foam tape. Once those were arranged, I nestled the sentiment in between and adhered that with foam tape as well. To finish off this project, I added some Spellbinders Fashion Gold Embellishments. No project is complete without some bling in my opinion!

That does it for this project! I hope you enjoyed it and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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