Happy Birthday to a Classic {Masculine Card}

Time for another masculine card. The guys I know like cars, so I knew I would get a lot of mileage out of this stamp set, To a Classic.

I stamped the Baja Breeze card base with the little speedometer from To a Classic in Baja Breeze and Basic Gray ink. The main image was stamped in Memento Gray ink, on Whisper White card stock. Then, I stamped the image again on scrap White card stock and colored the car with Copic Markers. I cut out the car and attached it to the main image with stampin dimensionals.

The white was matted on a piece of Basic Gray card stock. The gray patterned paper is from Urban Oasis DSP (retired). I attached the stamped layer to the base with stampin dimensionals. The white brads are 5/8″ Basic Brads.

Take a Spin {Fun Birthday Spinner Card}

Well, Birthday season in my family has officially begun. It starts off slowly in February, then gets CRAZY in March (8 birthdays in the month of March alone) and then every month thereafter. I guess I”ll be making a lot of birthday cards!

This Take a Spin stamp set is a lot of fun. I went to town coloring in all the images with my SU Markers, both directly onto the stamp and then filling in some of the images after it was stamped.

There are 4 different stamps in the set, and the Game Spinner Hands are sold separately in a set of 12.

As you can see from the close up above, I colored the majority of the stamp with Chocolate Chip Marker, (direct to stamp)  using Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, and Marina Mist as accent colors. Then, I stamped onto Whisper White card stock and trimmed around the game board.

Next, I stamped the image a second time, with White Craft ink onto Marina Mist card stock, heat embossing with White Embossing Powder.

Using the cropadile, I punched a hole in the center of the game board and attached the Game Spinner Hand.  Then, I adhered that piece to the Marina Mist card stock using stampin dimensionals. TIP: If you just slightly bend the ends of the Spinner Hands upward it will spin easily.

My new favorite thing, Daffodil Delight Pom Pom Trim, was glued around the Marina Mist card stock with Tombow Mono Multi. I added a square of card stock behind this piece with stampin dimensionals for added stability so the game board wouldn’t cave in when you touch the spinner.

The card base is Chocolate Chip, which I ran through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder. The ribbon is 1 1/4″ Striped Grosgrain in Marina Mist.

Inside, I lined the card with Marina Mist and Whisper White card stock. I swiped the edges of the White in Chocolate Chip ink and stamped 2 sentiments from Bring on the Cake.

Happy Birthday! Coffee Cup Slider Card Tutorial

I was inspired by this card from the very talented Ilina Crouse and just had to try making my own version. This is a slider card, which I’ve made before, except in the shape of a coffee cup. Even though the shape is different, the same principal applies. I’ll list the supplies first, then go into directions below.

Supplies Card Stock: Whisper White, Early Espresso, and Crumb Cake; Ink: Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler Marker, Copic Marker BG00 for shading; Stamps:Afterthoughts, Tiny Tags; Accessories: Designer Buttons (Neutrals), Crimper, Curly Label Punch, Stampin Dimensionals, White string, Sticky Strip, Tag Punch, glue dots.

Creating the Coffee Cup Slider Card:

Step 1:

Cut Whisper White card stock to 8 1/2″ x 7″. Fold each side  in on a slight angle as shown to create the cup. Make sure the distance between the folds at the bottom is 3 1/8″ (see photo below). Glue the flaps along the bottom of the cup closed with Sticky Strip, keeping the seal as close to the bottom as possible. Put more sticky strip along the edges of the back flap of the coffee cup and adhere it down. Do NOT seal the inside of the cup closed–you are creating a pocket.

Step 2:

Place the sealed cup onto a paper cutter and line up the bottom of the cup at 4 3/4″, cutting straight across to remove the excess at the top/mouth of the cup.

Step 3:

To make the slide out insert, cut a piece of Early Espresso card stock 4 1/2″ x 3″; and Whisper White card stock 4 1/2″ x 2 3/4″. Layer the Whisper White card stock onto the Early Espresso and adhere with SNAIL.

Step 4:

The lid is made using a 1″ x 4″ strip of Whisper White card stock. Using one corner of the Tag Punch, punch both ends of the strip to create the lid shape (see photos below).

Step 5:

For the lip around the lid, cut Whisper White card stock 4″ x 3/4″. Adhere it to the lower portion of the lid piece and trim the sides if necessary.

To attach the lid to the insert, take 1 piece of Sticky Strip about 2 3/4″ long and place it along the top edge of the insert. Attach the lid by lining up the top edge of the lip with the top edge of the insert (see photo below). This will leave the bottom part of the lid free, allowing it to hang over the front of the cup.

Step 6:

For the sleeve, cut Crumb Cake card stock to  7 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ and run it through the Crimper. Fold it around the coffee cup, adhering the back flap with Sticky Strip. A few small glue dots on the back keep it secure to the cup.

Step 7:

Stamp “Happy Birthday” from Afterthoughts on Whisper White card stock, inking up just part of the stamp with Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso Markers. Punch it out with the Curly Label Punch. Layer onto Early Espresso or Chocolate Chip card stock punched with Curly Label Punch, rotating the brown piece 90 degrees.

Step 8:

Wrap some white string around the sleeve and attach the sentiment with stampin dimensionals. Add a designer button to the lid using white string and a glue dot. I added the “hand crafted” stamp from Tiny Tags in the lower corner of the cup using the Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler Markers. Optional: Trace around the edges of the lid, lip, and cup with Copic BG00 for some shading.

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