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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

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Elegant Birthday Card – Red

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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 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
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Gift Box Card

Gift Fold-It with Box-it Die_Front

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Today on my blog I am sharing another box card that I made using dies from The Stamps of Life.  Once again, I made this as a birthday gift that I needed to have ready quickly so I couldn’t find a better way to present a card and gift card so easily and uniquely.

For this project, I used the Sizzix Gift Fold-it by Stephanie Barnard at The Stamps of Life (Sizzix #661844). First, I used the die to make a fold-it card. The fold-it card is my front piece. The recipient can open the card to see the message.

Gift Fold-It with Box Die_Inside Card

Next, I used the die to make another gift panel, but this time I did not make it as a card. Instead, I made it as one gift panel. The back is one solid gift panel.

Gift Fold-It with Box Die_Back

For the box portion in the middle, I used The Stamps of Life Box-It die. To view instructions on how to put this all together, view Stephanie Barnard’s video here: Box-It Die Tutorial.

Gift Fold-It with Box-it Die_Side

The “Happy” die cut sentiment is from The Stamps of Life. The die cut comes with  several stamp sentiments that can be used along with it. I chose the “Birthday” stamp and stamped it with Seaglass ink in the inside card panel.

The balloon stamp is from the The Stamps of Life March 2019 card kit and was stamped with Guava ink.

The decorative paper is from the Party Girl 6 x 6 paper pad from Photo Play.

The green paper is Kiwi card stock and the card base is the Ocean card stock from The Stamps of Life.

The red paper and white paper are scrap papers that I had in my stash.

I used double-sided tape to adhere all of the pieces together, added some miniature chocolates, and a gift card to the center. Such a quick and easy way to present a gift!

Gift Fold-It with Box-it Die_Top

To view my cupcake box card, visit my blog at https://lisamearscarddesigns.com/2019/03/31/cupcake-box-card/

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Lisa

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BananaSplit2Stamp – Stamps of Life March 2019 Kit

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Today on my blog I’m sharing a card I made using products from The Stamps of Life March 2019 Card Kit and Stamp Club/Die Hard Club Kits.

First, I stamped the banana split image using the bananasplit2stamp and colored it using Copic markers. Next, I die cut it with the matching die set – bananasplit2stamp dies.

The card base I used is the Sizzix Card, Rounded Corners w/Circle Drop-ins #662742. I cut the card base from the Mint Chip card stock which came in TSOL March 2019 card kit. Using the rounded corner layering piece from the Sizzix Card, Rounded Corners w/Circle Drop-ins die, I die cut the pink and white striped patterned paper to layer on top of the card base. Next, using a stitched rectangle die, I cut another laying piece using the mint chip and white polka dot patterned paper. The paper pad in this collection is the Happy Birthday Collection.

The Happy Birthday word die was from the March 2018 Card Kit as well as the balloon die. I adhered both of them and then used the twine to tie a ribbon around the balloons. Last, I adhered the silver gems to the front of the card.

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Inside the card, I used a piece of patterned paper from the Make a Wish Collection patterned paper pad. The sentiment is stamped from a stamp set that was included in the March 2019 card kit.

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Cupcake Box Card

Cupcake Fold-It Box-It Side

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Today on my blog I am sharing some dies by The Stamps of Life.  I needed a quick birthday card and gift and thought this boxed cupcake card would be perfect!

For this project, I used the Sizzix Cupcake Fold-it by Stephanie Barnard at The Stamps of Life (Sizzix #661843). First, I used the die to make a fold-it card. The fold-it card is my front piece. The recipient can open the card to see the message.

Cupcake Fold-It Box-It Inside Card

 

Next, I used the die to make another cupcake panel, but this time did not make it as a card. Instead, I made it as one cupcake panel.  The back is one solid cupcake panel.

Cupcake Fold-It Box-It Back

For the box portion in the middle, I used the Stamps of Life Box-It die. To view instructions on how to put this all together, view Stephanie Barnard’s video here: Box-It Die Tutorial.

The “Wish Big” sentiment on the front is from Diamond Press. I purchased this from HSN.com, but unfortunately it is sold it at this time. The paper used for the sentiment is from the Shimmer Pastels Matt Stack from DCWV.

The pink polka dot paper is the from the Party Girl 6 x 6 paper pad from Photo Play.

The yellow paper is the Lemonade card stock from The Stamps of Life. The red paper for the cherry on top is the Strawberry card stock from The Stamps of Life.

The pink and white paper that make up the wrapper for the cupcake are scrap papers that I had in my stash.

The “It’s Your Birthday” sentiment on the inside of the card is from the BananaSplit2Stamp from The Stamps of Life and was stamped in Guava ink.

The yellow gems are Queen and Company’s goosebumps in yellow.

I used double-sided tape to adhere all of the pieces together, added some miniature chocolates, and a gift card to the center. Such a quick and easy way to present a gift!

Cupcake Fold-It Box-It Top

Cupcake Fold-It Box-It Front

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Sweet Friends Double Slider Surprise Birthday Card

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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.

View Interactive Card Here

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Happy Birthday Flower Card

Front

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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.

Step9

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.

Front

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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