Archives for February 2011

“Birthday Wishes” Game Spinner Card

I think this Take a Spin stamp set is perfect for making birthday cards. Young or old, anyone would enjoy getting this type of card and spinning it over and over again. I know I do it when I’m making the cards!

The card base is So Saffron, layered with Chocolate Chip cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″. Then, I used Nursery Suite Specialty DSP in the So Saffron/White pattern cut to 3 3/4″ x 3″. Above that, across the front of the card, I used 1 1/4″ Striped Grosgrain in Pumpkin Pie.

I used Stampin UP Markers to color the stamp (direct to stamp), then colored in some of the images with the Markers as well. The colors I used were: Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose, and Daffodil Delight.

The game board is layered on a 2″ square of Marina Mist card stock, and I used the Game Spinner Hands from the Occasions Mini Catalog. For more tips and tricks on using the Game Spinner Hands, see this card I made.

Finally, the sentiment at the bottom is from So Happy for You from the Sale-a-bration catalog, stamped in Chocolate Chip ink.

Here for You Friendship or Sympathy Card

This card is not my usual style, but I wanted an excuse to try the Ribbon Scrunching technique using Baja Breeze Seam Binding.

To scrunch the ribbon like this, you take one end of a length of ribbon and pull at it to loosen the fibers running the short way. Then, you grab one of the fibers that run lengthwise and pull. The ribbon will scrunch up as you pull, giving you a beautiful ruffle effect.

In my opinion, this ruffled ribbon has a very vintage-y look so I made a card using the vintage styled Friends 24-7 stamp set. I stamped the bird with Soft Suede ink on Very Vanilla card stock, cutting it out with scissors. I also sprayed Shimmer Mist (Frost Shimmer paint mixed with 70% rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle) onto the bird.

Behind the bird, I stamped the flourish image, also from Friends 24-7 in Baja Breeze ink on Very Vanilla card stock. I sprayed it with the Shimmer Mist also and Paper Pierced around the edges. That is matted onto a 3″ square of Soft Suede Textured card stock with stampin dimensionals.

The base is Very Vanilla, layered with Elegant Soiree DSP in this Soft Suede circular pattern. I attached the ribbon to the front of the card using Mini Glue Dots.

For the sentiment, I stamped it in Soft Suede ink on Very Vanilla. I also stamped the flourish type image in Baja Breeze ink in the background, then punched it out with 1 3/8″ Circle Punch. I layered that onto Soft Suede punched with the Scallop Circle Punch. An Antique Brad was added to the scallop circle and it’s adhered to the base with stampin dimensionals.

{Pink & Green & Sparkly} 13th Birthday Card

I think this card is teen and girlie, right? I know girlie, but I haven’t been a teenager in a long time, and my daughter’s only 4 so I tried my best to make my niece (who, OMG, is 13 already-when did that happen?) a birthday card she would like.

The color combo is Melon Mambo, Old Olive, and Pretty in Pink. It’s a little loud and I’ll admit I went overboard with the bling, but I like it a lot! My husband thinks his niece will like it, and he’s always mesmerized by Crystal Effects, which he calls “glossy stuff”.

The numbers are from Bring on the Cake stamped in Versamark on Whisper White card stock and Heat Embossed with Black Embossing Powder. I colored in the numbers with Pretty in Pink Marker, and the 1 & 3 with Old Olive Marker. Then, I used Crystal Effects aka “the glossy stuff” to highlight the 13 and give it dimension.

I punched out the numbers with a 2 1/4″ Circle Punch and layered it onto Old Olive punched with the 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch. In each scallop, I added Basic Rhinestone Jewels. Behind the scallop circle, I folded Old Olive 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon and cut the ends diagonally with my Craft & Paper Scissors (which cut ribbon like a dream). That is attached to the card with stampin dimensionals.

The card base is Melon Mambo textured card stock layered with Old Olive. I used the Cutter Kit to distress the edges of the card stock. Next, I used pink polka dot paper from the Love Patterns DSP and stamped it with “happy birthday” from Bring on the Cake in Old Olive ink. To finish it off, I decided to paper pierce around the edges and add faux stitching with the Signo White Gel Pen.

Inside, I used some more of the Love Patterns DSP, layered with Whisper White card stock. I stamped the sentiment in Basic Black ink and then colored in the letters with Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, and Old Olive Marker.

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