Birthday Cards, Copic, Lawn Fawn, Spectrum Sparkle Pens

Sweet Friends Double Slider Surprise Birthday Card

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Hello!

I really love the Lawn Fawn Sweet Friends stamp set. All of the little desserts are so cute! I made this card for my son’s birthday.

First, I stamped the images using the Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink pad and colored them with Copic markers. I used the coordinating Sweet Friends Lawn Cuts to die cut them.

Next, using the Lawn Fawn Double Slider Surprise die set, I die cut and put together the slider card. For video instructions on how to put together this die set, watch the Lawn Fawn tutorial here: Double Slider Surprise Instructions

The blue plaid paper is from the Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid paper collection. The red patterned paper is from the Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow Petite Paper Pack.

I stamped the sentiments onto the red patterned paper and cut them to size as shown. All images were adhered using double sided tape.

The balloon images were stamped from the Lawn Fawn Coaster Critters stamp set and die cut from the Coaster Critters Lawn Cuts and then colored with Spectrum Sparkle markers. The balloons on the center panel were adhered with foam tape.

A Spectrum Sparkle clear marker was used to add glitter to the three images in the center panel.

The card base is A2 size. A piece of red patterned paper was cut to size and adhered to the top of the card base. The double slider surprise piece was then adhered to the top of the A2 card base.

Below is a link to the video of my card.

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Happy Birthday Flower Card

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Hello!

Today on my blog I have a flower Happy Birthday card with beautiful blue and yellow colors just in time for spring. For this card I used the Sizzix Card Flower & Circle Drop-ins from The Stamps of Life.

To begin, I knew I wanted to use a water color technique with Spectrum Sparkle markers. I used Strathmore 300 Series Bristol Smooth Paper and Spectrum Sparkle markers (Aquamarine, Blue Topaz, and Moonstone) and colored across the paper.Step1

Using a paint brush with water, I ran the paint brush across the paper to blend out the colors.

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Next, I put double sided adhesive on the back of the water colored paper. Using the flower die from the Sizzix Card Flower & Circle Drop-ins set, I die cut the water color paper.

Next, I die cut the card base from the Sizzix Card Flower & Circle Drop-ins with yellow card stock from my stash.

Step3

For the center “Happy Birthday” circle die cut, I cut a piece of white card stock to fit the size of the die cut, applied double sided adhesive to the back, and ran it through I die cut machine.

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Before adhering the blue flower piece, I peeled away some of the loose flowers from the top left, top right, and bottom left corner of the die cut piece and put them aside for later use. I adhered the blue piece to the top of the yellow card base as shown.

Step7

I needed to have flower pieces to cover the three spaces where I removed the flower pieces (as shown above). I wanted to have the flowers pop up so I needed pieces without adhesive.  I knew that I couldn’t use the ones that I previously removed from the blue front layer because they had adhesive on the back. Therefore, using the same steps described above, I water colored another piece of paper and ran it through the die cut machine again, only this time without double sided adhesive.

Using a glue dot, I placed the flower pieces in the empty flower spaces on the card front applied white circle embellishments to the middle of the flowers.

I adhered the “Happy Birthday” circle sentiment to the middle of the card front and tied a white ribbon to the top of the card.

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Using the stitched rectangle die, I die cut a rectangle out of white card stock and adhered to the inside of the of the card. I added the flowers that had the adhesive on the back to the inside of the card and added white embellishments to the center.

Inside

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Hello Card using Wreath2Stamp

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Hello!

I really love the colors pink and green together and decided to use them for this card that I made  with the February 2019 stamp set from The Stamps of Life called Wreath2Stamp.

I started off by cutting the card base from the Sizzix Card/Rounded Corners w/Circle Drop-ins die set and Kiwi card stock. Next, I used the layering piece from the same die set to cut a piece of patterned paper from the Together Collection patterned paper pad. The layering piece has the same rounded corner look as the card base which I then adhered to the front of the card.

Next, using Candy card stock, I die cut the scalloped circle using the Scalloped Circle dies. I thought the scalloped circle and the patterned paper looked really nice together since the pattern on the paper has the same scalloped circle pattern in various colors and sizes.  Next, I stamped the sentiment “hello” from the Wreath2Stamp stamp set using the Cloud ink pad and then adhered the scalloped circle to the front of the card.

Next, using the Kiwi ink pad, I stamped the wreath from the Wreath2Stamp stamp set onto white card stock and die cut it using the coordinator Wreath2Stamp coordinating die set. Using foam tape to add some dimension, I adhered the wreath it to the scalloped circle.

Next, I die cut the flowers using white card stock for the shadow layers and Candy card stock for the flower pieces and adhered them together with a glue dot. The leaves were die cut with Artichoke card stock and also adhered behind the flowers using a glue dot. The flowers were adhered to the wreath using double-sided tape. Next,  I added some bling to the center of the flowers using Queen and Co’s Candy Shoppe Frosties in Green. Last, a pink ribbon was tied to the top of the card.

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Love, Spectrum Sparkle Pens, Stamps of Life, Valentine's Day, water coloring

Love Heart Fold-It

 

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On my blog today is another Valentine’s Day card using The Stamps of Life products. I made this card using the Sizzix Scallop Heart Fold-it and cranberry card stock. First, I die cut the heart fold-it card base. Next, I die cut the large solid heart (the one that shows as the watercolored background) using the Strathmore 300 Series Bristol Smooth Paper Pad and then used Spectrum Sparkle pens (Moonstone, Cosmos, and Rose Quartz) to watercolor the background using the same watercoloring technique that I used in my Love Heart Card. I cut the top layering piece of the heart out of the same cranberry card stock that I used for the card base. Before die cutting. I put double sided adhesive on the back of the card stock before running it through the die cut machine. This helped tremendously when adhering the piece to the front of the card.

To create the love sentiment, I used the Moonlight Spectrum Sparkle pen to watercolor a piece of the Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper and then die cut the word “Love” using the Love Statement Set. I used the same Cranberry card stock for the shadow layer.

Using a yellow ribbon from my stash, I tied a bow on the side of the heart.

For the inside of the card, I used the large solid heart die from the Sizzix Scallop Heart Fold-it to die cut a heart using white card stock and then adhered it to the inside of the card. Using the Onyx Black Versa Fine ink pad, I stamped the sentiment from the Love Statement Set.

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Love, Spectrum Noir, Spectrum Sparkle Pens, Stamps of Life, Valentine's Day, water coloring

Love Heart Card

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Hello!

Just in time for Valentine’s Day or just to say “I love you,” this card is so beautiful with its vibrant colors.

First, I die cut the heart shape from the heart die in the Heart Background – Limited Edition die set from The Stamps of Life. I die cut it using Strathmore 300 Series Bristol Smooth Paper Pad.

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Next, I water colored the heart using Spectrum Sparkle markers. The colors I used were solar red, emerald green, and blue topaz. After I put some color down, I used a paint brush with a small amount of water to spread the color on the heart.

Step 2

Next, I used the center heart die cut and layered it inside of the big heart and die cut it onto white card stock. Before die cutting, I put double-sided adhesive on the opposite side of the card stock. This made it easier to adhere cut piece in the next step.

Step 4

Next, I peeled the heart away from the adhesive and adhered it onto the colored heart.

Using the same water color method as described above, I colored with the solar red Spectrum Sparkle marker onto the Bristol Smooth paper and spread the color onto the paper using a water brush. Next, I die cut the shadow layer of the Love die from the Love Statement Set from The Stamps of Life.

Next, I used the Love word die and die cut using white card stock. Before die cutting, I put double-sided adhesive onto the back of the white card stock which made it easier to adhere to the shadow layer. (Note: In case you are wondering, the shadow layer of the Love die cut in the picture below is a slightly darker pink than the one on the finished card because I actually die cut the Love piece twice to create two identical pieces for two cards. It shows darker here because for this die cut, I applied more ink onto the paper.)

Using Ocean card stock from The Stamps of Life, I cut an A2 size card base. Next, using the Hooray patterned paper pad from The Stamps of Life, I die cut a piece of patterned paper using the large stitched rectangle die.

Step 3

I adhered the stitched rectangle piece of patterned paper to the front of the card base. Next, I adhered the heart on top of the rectangle piece and then I adhered the Love statement to the bottom right corner and ended with a pink bow at the top of the card.

 

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For the inside of the card, I die cut a large stitched rectangle from Candy card stock and stamped the sentiment from the Love Statement Set.

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Copic, Lawn Fawn, Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day Card using Lawn Fawn’s Sweet Friends Stamp

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When I saw the Sweet Friends stamp set from Lawn Fawn, I knew that I immediately had to own it. It is the perfect stamp set for any occasion and I thought this would be perfect for a Valentine’s Day card. There are several stamps included in the set, but I chose to use the s’mores stamp for this card.

I stamped the image using Lawn Fawn’s Lawn Fundamentals Jet Black Premium Ink Pad and then colored it with Copic markers. I used the corresponding die cut, Sweet Friends Lawn Cuts, to die cut it. The hearts were stamped using the same ink and die cut as well. The pink paper was from my stash. The white scallop border was die cut from Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Scallop Rectangle Frames using white paper from my stash.

To put this card together, I cut a piece of the rainbow paper from Lawn Fawn’s Really Rainbow Petite Paper Pack and adhered it to a card base. Next, I cut a piece of the red paper from the same paper pack and adhered it to the white scallop border. Using foam tape, I adhered it to the card base to add dimension. Next, I adhered the s’more die cut and hearts to the red paper. Finally, I used Lawn Fawn’s Lawn Fundamentals Jet Black Premium Ink Pad to stamp the sentiment onto the front of the card.

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Here is another version using the same stamp set, only different paper.

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Spectrum Noir, Stamps of Life, Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day Card Using Squirrels2Love from The Stamps of Life

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Hello! Here’s another Valentine’s Day card that I made using products from The Stamps of Life. I just love their stamps and these cute squirrels are no exception!

I die cut the card base from the Sizzix Regal Stand-Ups Card Die Set using strawberry card stock from The Stamps of Life. Next, I die cut the front panel and bottom panels as shown using the patterned paper from the Sweetheart collection.

Stephanie, the owner of The Stamps of Life, does an awesome job showing us how to put the card base together. (Click here for directions: Sizzix Regal Stand-Ups Card Die Set Instructions)

Using the Squirrels2Love stamp set, I stamped the images using Lawn Fawn’s Premium Jet Black Ink Pad, colored them with Spectrum Noir markers, and then die cut the images using the corresponding die set, Squirrels2Love Dies.

The boy squirrel is holding flowers in his hand, but I decided to cover the flowers with hearts to make it look like heart-shaped balloons for Valentine’s Day. I die cut the hearts from the Jar2Stamp Dies using the same patterned paper from the Sweetheart collection as I used for the layering pieces of the card base. Once the three hearts were die cut, I adhered them on top of the original flowers from die cut stamped image.

The heart border and the “Love You” dies are from the Sizzix Heart Step-Ups Card Die Set. Using the same strawberry card stock as the card base, I die cut the heart border and and the shadow layer for the “Love You” die cut. The pink card stock for the words “Love You” are from the same pink paper as was used for the heart balloon. I do want to add that I put tape adhesive on the card stock before running it through the die cut machine to make it easier to adhere to the card.

Here is the same card using different Valentine’s papers that I had in my stash.

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Valentine’s Day Card using Jar2Stamp from The Stamps of Life

 

 

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Hello! This Valentine’s Day card was really fun to make.

First, I cut out the card base using the Sizzix Card Scallop Drop-ins. The pink card stock was some Recollections card stock that I had in my stash that I purchased at Michaels. I thought it matched nicely with the patterned paper that I put on the front which was from the Make a Wish patterned paper pad from The Stamps of Life.

For the jar, I used the new die called jar2stamp from the February Die Hard Club at The Stamps of Life. I die cut the jar onto white card stock and the shadow layer using the same pink card stock as the card. Next, I adhered the white jar to the pink shadow layer. The lid on the top of the jar was die cut from some silver card stock that I had in my stash and then adhered to the jar.

I cut the solid colored heart pieces onto the green, yellow, and pink paper as shown. The green and yellow paper is from the Hello Friend paper pad from The Stamps of Life. The pink is the same pink card stock as the card base.

I cut the layering “LOVE” pieces from white card stock. I put adhesive on the back of the white card stock before die cutting. This made it much easier to peel off the “LOVE” pieces and adhere them onto the colored hearts.

After the jar was adhered to the front of the card, I used a white ribbon from my stash and tied it to the top of the card.

Here is a picture of the inside of the card.

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I used the rectangle dies from The Stamps of Life to cut a rectangle from white card stock and adhered to the inside of the card. The hearts on the inside of the card were die cut from the Sizzix Card Scallop Drop-ins (the same one used to die cut the card base). The sentiment was stamped with Color Box Candy ink using the icecreamtruck2stamp from The Stamps of Life.

Here is another version of the card using the same products.

The paper used in this card is from the Recollections “Be Mine” collection which I purchased from Michaels. Besides the paper, the only difference to this card is that I didn’t use the “LOVE” die on all of the hearts. Instead, I adhered it to only one heart and then die cut the “You” and adhered it to the front of the card. The “You” die cut is from the Sizzix Heart Step-ups Card Die Set from The Stamps of Life.

Here is the inside of the card.

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Copic, Paper Nest Dolls, Stamps of Life, Valentine's Day

You’re Sweet Card using Avery with Lollipop from Paper Nest Dolls

Hello! This card can be used as a Valentine’s Day card, a birthday card, or even an everyday card. I decided to use it as a Valentine’s Day card for my daughter.

I have to begin by saying that I absolutely LOVE the stamps by the Paper Nest Dolls. They remind me of Holly Hobbie Dolls that I had as a child.

To make this card, first I cut out the card base using the Sizzix Card Scallop Drop-ins from The Stamps of Life. The red card stock was some Recollections card stock that I had in my stash that I purchased at Michaels.

The heart paper is from the Recollections “Be Mine” collection which I also purchased from Michaels.

The stamped image is the Avery with Lollipo stamp from the Paper Nest Dolls. I stamped the image using Lawn Fawn’s Premium Jet Black Ink Pad and then colored it with alcohol markers. I fuzzy cut the image and then adhered it to the card front.

The “You’re Sweet” sentiment is from a stamp set that I purchased at Michaels several years ago and unfortunately I don’t have the name of it. I stamped the sentiment using Lawn Fawn’s Premium Jet Black Ink Pad and cut it out and adhered to the card. The gems and ribbon are from my stash.

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Valentine’s Day Card Using Stamps of Life “IceCreamTruck2Stamp”

I had so much fun making these adorable Valentine’s Day cards. The cute truck reminds me of an ice cream truck from when I was a child. It really brings back some fun childhood memories.

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Valentine Day Truck Red Pink Close Up

The truck is from The Stamps of Life. It is from the icecreamtruck2stamp set. There is a stamp set and a die set to match. To create the truck,  I only used the die set. I die cut it two times using two different pieces of cardstock — one time using the red and pink checkerboard cardstock and another time using the teal cardstock. The cardstock is from the Be Mine Recollections 12×12 paper pad. For each piece, I cut apart the parts of the truck that I wanted to use and glued them on top of each other. There is a shadow layer that comes with the die set. That is shown in the picture as the light pink cardstock on the back of the truck. I glued the completed truck onto the pink shadow layer. Then I die cut only the wheels out of gray cardstock and glued them in place. Finally, I put a pink gem in the middle of each tire to add some bling.

For the window, I used Ranger’s glossy accents to put a clear coating on top to make it look like a glass window. The cupcakes were part of the same icecreamtruck2stamp die set which I cut out and adhered to the card using a glue dot.

I cut the card base from the Sizzix Tree Step-Ups Card #661833 die cuts by Stephanie Bernard. The hearts on the step portion of the card are from the Sizzix Heart Step-Ups Card Die Set #560025.

The “happy valentine’s day” sentiment was stamped with Stephanie Bernard’s Candy Color Box Premium Dye inkpad using the icecreaktruck2stamp set and the small red hearts next to the sentiment were die cut from the same icecreamtruck2stamp dies.

Here are two more versions of the same card using different color card stock. In addition, the step-up card base is from the Sizzix Heart Step-Ups Card Die Set #560025.

 

Valentine Day Truck Red Hearts

Valentine Day Truck Teal

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