Anna Griffin, birthday, Birthday Cards

Elegant Birthday Card – Pink

Anna Griffin Pink Birthday Card Square 2019-04Anna Griffin Pink Birthday Card Square_closeup 2019-04

 

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On today’s blog, I made another birthday card using supplies from Anna Griffin. First, I die cut shadow layers for two the lace dies and then die cut the corresponding lace die cut. Before die cutting the lace ones, I put double-sided adhesive on the back of the card stock before running them through my die cut machine. This made it easier to adhere the lace piece to the shadow piece.

Next, I added a birthday sentiment from the Anna Griffin® Birthday Wishes 3D Sticker Kit. The “Aunt” sentiment stamp is from the Treasury and was stamped onto pink card stock using the Treasury ink pad in gold. Two of the rectangle die cuts were cut and foam adhesive added in between to add dimension.

The flowers were added to the card and are from Anna Griffin® Favorite Flower 120-pack Mini 3D Sticker Set.

The cake and balloon stamps are also from the Treasury of Stamps and Dies.  I stamped the balloons and cake onto a piece of cream-colored card stock and then die cut them with the corresponding die. I die cut the shadow layers from a piece of pink card stock. Next, I adhered the die cuts to the shadow layers with foam adhesive to add dimension. Finally, I hot glued a pink bow to the balloon. The pink bow was from one of Anna Griffin’s card kits.

Another fun and elegant card to make!

Supplies used:

  1. Anna Griffin 6×6 Perfect Pattern Card Set
  2. Anna Griffin All Square Cut and Emboss Dies
  3. Anna Griffin Favorite Flower 120-pack Mini 3D Sticker Set
  4. Anna Griffin Everyday Perfect Palette II Cardstock
  5. Anna Griffin Treasury of Stamps and Dies Birthday and Congratulatory
  6. Anna Griffin® Birthday Wishes 3D Sticker Kit
  7. Anna Griffin Treasury Stamps and Dies
  8. Treasury ink pad
birthday, Birthday Cards, Copic, Paper Nest Dolls, Shaker Card, Stamps of Life, Uncategorized

Ice Cream Emma – “Hey Sweetie” Birthday Card

Ice Cream Emma Paper Nest Dolls

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On my blog today is a sweet birthday card that I made for a sweet little girl. I just love the Paper Nest Dolls stamps. They are so adorable and I love to color them. I also made this a shaker card by incorporating an ice cream shaker element. The ice cream shaker element is from Queen and Company.

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Here is another blog post using the same stamp set and ice cream shaker: https://lisamearscarddesigns.com/2019/04/16/ice-cream-emma-celebration/

Here are the supplies I used:

  1. Paper Nest Dolls Ice Cream Emma Stamp
  2. Lawn Fundamentals Jet Black Premium Ink Pad
  3. Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Card Stock – This is the card stock I use for coloring with alcohol markers. I stamped the image on this card stock and then colored with Copic markers.
  4. Card base: 4.75 x 4.75 pink card base from Michael’s
  5. Recollections White Card Stock
  6. Photo Play Birthday Girl 6 x 6 Paper Pad
  7. The Stamps of Life Stitched Rectangle Dies
  8. Queen & Co Sweet Treat Kit
  9. The Stamps of Life Sparkle Patterned Paper – used for the cone
  10. Queen & Co Candy Land Kit – used for the Hey Sweetie sentiment
  11. The Stamps of Life Candy Ink – used for the sentiment on front and inside of card
  12. The Stamps of Life Sea Glass Ink – used to ink the edges of the white border of the sentiment
  13. Queen & Co Blue Iridescent Bubbles
  14. Copic Markers
Easter, Spectrum Sparkle Pens, Stamps of Life, water coloring

Easter Egg Basket Tutorial

Easter Egg Fold-it basket The Stamps of Life

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On my blog today is another basket that I made. This time I used the Easter Egg Fold-It from The Stamps of Life. I just love the fold-it cards. They are A2 in size so will fit inside an A2 size envelope. Instead of making a card, I decided to turn it into a basket using the box die from The Stamps of Life.

Easter Egg Fold it The Stamps of Life

Easter Egg Fold It The STamps of Life

There is a tutorial on my YouTube channel for making this adorable basket. I also included directions in my blog post. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and blog for more card making inspiration!

First, using Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper, I used Spectrum Sparkle markers to color across the page starting with the first color and then adding the two other colors. The colors I used were Solar Red, Emerald Green, and Blue Topaz.

Next, I smoothed out the colors by going over them from left to right with a wet paint brush.

Next, I was ready to die cut the egg shape. In the package, there are two egg dies — a larger one and a slightly smaller one. The larger one is for cutting the shadow layer and the smaller one is for cutting the top layer.

With a piece of Ocean card stock, I used the larger egg-shaped die to cut the shadow layer (background layer). Next, I cut the water colored piece of paper down to a good size to fit through my die cut machine. I added double-sided adhesive to the back and then placed the smaller egg die face down and the top layering piece inside of the egg die. After running this though the die cut machine, I pealed away the adhesive from the back and adhered the piece to the Ocean-colored egg die cut piece. I adhered the flowers from the die cut back onto the egg shape; however, when adding the flowers back, I adhered them to the egg front with the intention of mixing up the flower colors so they stand out more.

Next, I added epoxy dots to the center of the flowers.

I repeated this entire process one more time so that I had two eggs — one for the front and one for the back of the box.

Next, I used the Box-It die to die cut the piece that holds the basket together. I folded it on the score lines and then placed double-sided adhesive on the front edges on both sides. Next, I adhered the edges to the egg.

I ended up using the Box-It die to die cut another piece which I used only the middle section to add another piece to the bottom of the egg so that it would stand up straight. Because the egg is oval, if this extra piece wasn’t used, the box would end up tilting to the side.

Finally, I added some Easter grass and some goodies inside the basket.

Supplies used

  1. Easter Egg Fold-it (The Stamps of Life)
  2. Box It  Die (The Stamps of Life)
  3. Ocean Card Stock (The Stamps of Life)
  4. Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper
  5. Spectrum Sparkle Markers, Summer Time (Colors: Emerald Green, Blue Topaz, and Solar Red)
  6. Sparkle and Sprinkle 2 1/2 inch double-sided Tear-ific Tape
  7. Sparkle and Sprinkle 1/4 inch double-sided Tear-ific Tape
  8. Paint brush
  9. Epoxy dots (The ones I used are from The Stamps of Life, however, they were free with a class I took. They do not have them for sale on their website.)
  10. Water

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Lisa

birthday, Birthday Cards, Copic, Diamond Press, Queen & Co, Shaker Card, Uncategorized

Ice Cream Emma – Celebration Card

Ice Cream Emma Paper Nest Dolls

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Here is a birthday card that I made using The Paper Nest Dolls Ice Cream Emma stamp. The Paper Nest Dolls has such adorable stamps. They remind me of the Holly Hobbie dolls that I had when I was a little girl. And who doesn’t love a shaker element on their cards?? The ice cream shaker element is from Queen and Company and goes perfectly with the ice cream theme.

Ice Cream Emma Paper Nest Dolls

Inside of Card - Diamond Press Celebration Sentiments

Here is another blog post using the same stamp set and ice cream shaker: https://lisamearscarddesigns.com/2019/04/24/ice-cream-emma-hey-sweetie/

Here are the supplies I used:

  1. Paper Nest Dolls Ice Cream Emma Stamp
  2. Lawn Fundamentals Jet Black Premium Ink Pad
  3. Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Card Stock – This is the card stock I use for coloring with alcohol markers. I stamped the image on this card stock and then colored with Copic markers.
  4. American Crafts Tropical 12 x 12 card stock – This is the solid card stock used for the card base. The card base was cut to 5.5 x 5.5 inches.
  5. Pink Paislee Birthday Bash 6 x 6 paper pad – This was used for all patterned paper.
  6. The Stamps of Life Stitched Rectangle Dies
  7. Queen & Co Sweet Treat Kit
  8. Queen & Co Purple Iridescent Bubbles
  9. Diamond Press Celebration Sentiments Die Bundle 650352 (These were used for the banner and sentiment. These were special to HSN and are sold out.)
  10. Copic Markers

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Lisa

Anna Griffin, birthday, Birthday Cards

Elegant Birthday Card – Blue

Anna Griffin Blue Birthday Card Square 2019-04

Anna Griffin Blue Birthday Card Square_closeup 2019-04

 

Hello!

On today’s blog, I made a birthday card using supplies from Anna Griffin. First, I die cut shadow layers for each of the three lace dies and then die cut the lace die cut for each . Before die cutting the lace one, I put double-sided adhesive on the back of the card stock before running it through my die cut machine. This made it easier to adhere the lace piece to the shadow piece.  After layering all pieces as shown above, I added the sentiment to the center of the card and surrounded it by the flowers. The butterfly embellishment came from one of my Anna Griffin card kits.

Such an easy and elegant card to make! All of the supplies are from HSN, however, many are sold out. Keep checking back as they restock often.

Supplies used:

  1. Anna Griffin 6×6 Perfect Pattern Card Set
  2. Anna Griffin All Square Cut and Emboss Dies
  3. Anna Griffin Birthday Wishes 3D Sticker Kit
  4. Anna Griffin Favorite Flower 120-pack Mini 3D Sticker Set
  5. Anna Griffin Everyday Perfect Palette II Cardstock
Anna Griffin, birthday, Birthday Cards

Elegant Birthday Card – Red

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Hello!

On today’s blog, I made another birthday card using supplies from Anna Griffin. First, I die cut shadow layers for each of the three lace dies and then die cut the corresponding lace die cut. Before die cutting the lace ones, I put double-sided adhesive on the back of the card stock before running them through my die cut machine. This made it easier to adhere the lace piece to the shadow piece.

Sentiment: For the sentiment, I used the Anna Griffin Treasury of Stamps and Dies Birthday and Congratulatory bundle. Using a piece of cream-colored card stock, I die cut the shadow layer for the sentiment and then stamped it with the gold Anna Griffin ink. I also die cut the small circle piece that goes in the middle of the shadow layer and stamped it with the “Birthday Wishes” stamp using a red ink that I had in my stash. The circle is adhered to the shadow piece with some foam adhesive to add dimension. I added the flowers around the sentiment.

Gift and Balloons: The gift and balloon stamps are also  from the Treasury of Stamps and Dies Birthday and Congratulatory bundle. I stamped the balloons and gift onto a piece of cream-colored card stock and then die cut it with the corresponding die. For the balloon, I adhered a red bow from one of Anna Griffin’s card kits.

Another fun and elegant card to make!

Supplies used:

  1. Anna Griffin 6×6 Perfect Pattern Card Set
  2. Anna Griffin All Square Cut and Emboss Dies
  3. Anna Griffin Perfect Palette Solid Core Cardstock Sheets 72-pack (The red and cream card stock is from this collection.)
  4. Anna Griffin Favorite Flower 120-pack Mini 3D Sticker Set
  5. Anna Griffin Everyday Perfect Palette II Cardstock (The glitter gold card stock is from this collection.)
  6. Anna Griffin Treasury of Stamps and Dies Birthday and Congratulatory
Birthday Cards, Copic, masculine cards, Spectrum Noir, Spectrum Sparkle Pens, Stamps of Life, Uncategorized, water coloring

Lighthouse Card

Lighthouse2stamp

Hello! This card was super fun to make and it is perfect for a masculine card. I used the brand new lighthouse2stamp stamp and die set from The Stamps of Life.

To make this card, first I stamped the image onto Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock using Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink. The stamped image does not have stripes so I decided to add my own. Using washi tape, I sectioned off portions of the image before starting to color. (In the image below, you can see the white washi tape on the image.)

Lighthouse - 1

After coloring the entire red section, I removed the washi tape, colored the gray section, and then colored the rest of the image. The image was colored using Copic and Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. The yellow windows were colored with the Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers in Moonlight. After the lighthouse was colored, I die cut the image using the lighthouse2stamp coordinating die.

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Next, I worked on the sky background. Using Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers (Blue Topaz, Aquamarine, and Moonstone), I colored a piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper. I started with the darkest color, Blue Topaz, and drew lines across the paper. Then I moved to the medium color, Aquamarine, and drew lines directly underneath the Blue Topaz lines. Next I followed with the lightest color, Moonstone. After all the markers were on the paper, I used a wet paint brush and smoothed out the colors.

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The blue water colored paper was cut down into a piece that could fit nicely on top of the card. I stamped the sentiment and birds onto the blue water colored paper and then adhered the lighthouse to the blue paper.

Next, I cut a piece of Strawberry cardstock that is just slightly larger than the blue paper and then adhered the blue paper to the Strawberry card stock. The Strawberry cardstock was adhered to the A2 card base using foam adhesive to add dimension. The A2 card base was cut with Gingersnap paper.

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Next, using hot glue, I added shells to the bottom of the card. (I don’t recall the name of the company I purchased the shells from. They were at the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo Orlando in 2018. If I find the name, I’ll update the blog post.)

The inside of the card was stamped with a “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the lighthouse2stamp stamp from The Stamps of Life.

Lighthouse2stamp_inside

Lighthouse2stamp_closeup

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