136 posts categorized "Birthday"

06/18/2018

Mon 18

Riverbank Oval Cards with Wave Ribbon Collage, Floating Swan, and Birthday Jotted Script or Flitter Side Butterfly
by Anne Thompson

Another gorgeous day today and new Memory Box dies to play with--what more could one ask for!  I made two cards that feature the RIVERBANK OVAL 94010 as a frame added on top of the WAVE RIBBON COLLAGE 94005 where the FLOATING SWAN 94012 rests.

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Let's talk about the birthday card on the left first.  

  • I started with a Pool notecard and die cut the WAVE RIBBON COLLAGE 94005 into the front of the card.  
  • I die cut the RIVERBANK OVAL 94010 from dark brown cardstock and used a glue pen on the top and bottom edges to add it to the notecard.  
  • I used white cardstock to cut out the FLOATING SWAN 94012.  I put a thin line of glue on its bottom front edge and slipped it behind one of the waves to adhere it to the card.  
  • I then added a piece of Pool Gingham Paper cut 4 X 5 1/4 to the inside of the notecard on the righthand panel.  
  • Using the BIRTHDAY JOTTED SCRIPT 94003,  I cut the solid greeting from the dark brown cardstock and used the smaller script die to cut into the pool gingham paper.  I layered them together using the glue pen and adhered it to the card front.
  • When writing on the gingham paper inside, I'll need to remember not to write where the waves are as anything in that space will show when the card is closed.

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I assembled the second card in the same way except I used the FLITTER SIDE BUTTERFLY 94002 instead of the birthday greeting.  I cut the solid wings part of the butterfly from the gingham paper and the more detailed outline from the dark brown cardstock.  I used a glue pen to adhere the two pieces together and then used a foam dot to add it to the card front.

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These dies make great cards for me to send as reminders to others of this special place where I live.  We have Canada Geese and many varieties of ducks in our pond (though we've never had a swan) and eventually the cattails will grow on the banks.  There are lots of butterflies and dragonflies about during the day and fireflies in the evening now.  I know these dies are going to be used over and over again!

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Happy Crafting!

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06/03/2018

Sun 03

Rainbow Butterflies
by Penny Ward

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Hello my friends. Penny here today with a little inspiration for the Rainbow Challenge now on this blog. Look for the Challenge button on the upper right of this page. You are making cards anyway, you might as well enter for a chance at prizes.  :)

 

Let's do this:

 

Start with a White cardstock base trimmed to 4.25 x 5.50 inches.

 

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Die cut Starry Sky Border from a scrap of White cardstock. Color the stars with Spectrum Noir markers or medium of your choice.

Lay the negative of the die cut on card front and position as desired. Now adhere the stars back into their respect places, then lift negative off.

Wala!!!

 

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Stamp sentiment from the Sentimental Iris set using VersaFine Onyx Black ink.

On a scrap of White cardstock, color stripes of the rainbow with markers, position Calais Butterflies over stripes and die cut.

Adhere to card front as shown.

 

Make sure to join in the Rainbow Challenge!  :)

 

Happy Crafting,

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05/30/2018

Wed 30

Have a Blast!
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone,

Today I have a cute card for a boy's birthday!

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To create this card I started with an alcohol ink background.  I used a piece of glossy black cardstock and applied alcohol inks to it.  Once this was dry I spattered gold and white ink to the background.  I die cut the astronaut once from white cardstock and silver cardstock.  I only used the mask from the silver die cut.  I inked the white suit parts with Hickory Smoke distress ink and drew red stripes on the suit.  

The moon and planet I created from a piece of cardstock that I sponged with distress inks and misted with water and hand cut the moon and planet shapes.  I drew in the craters on the planet with colored pencil. 

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I glued the astronaut, planet and moon to the alcohol inked layer and adhered the sentiment to the card front.  

 Then I glued the prepared card front to a white cardstock layer that had been sponged with Vintage Photo ink, spattered with gold ink and had two strips of washi tape adhered to the cardstock. 

To finish the card I stamped the "Happy Birthday" in the bottom right corner of the card and adhered this to a black card base. 

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Thanks for stopping by today!

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05/19/2018

Sat 19

Bright and Happy Birthday!
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Weekend! Today I have a bright and fun card that I created with some of my ink cubes and some washi tape. Let's get started!

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For my card I wanted to use my ink cubes in another way so I started out with a piece of white paper and some thin washi tape. I took pieces of the tape and put them down at different angles to create a masked off area of diagonal lines. Then starting with the pink ink cube I dragged it over the top left corner of my paper. 
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I continued dragging the next two colors until they were all as dark as I wanted them. You could also do this part with an ink blending foam for a different look. Once it was how I wanted it I took off the tape and revealed my white lines. 
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I layered the background on to a pink piece of card stock and then onto a black card base. Some washi tape was added to the front before I added my die cut Sentimental Happy Birthday to the card. It was cut out in black and then I added some clear Wink of Stella pen over it to make it sparkle. I finished it off with some black gems.

Thanks for stopping by the blog, I hope you have a bright and crafty weekend!
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05/12/2018

Sat 12

Happy Birthday
by Donna Sledzik

Good morning everyone!

Today I have a fun birthday card for you, featuring the Rolling Wave Collage die and some playful seals.

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To create this card, I die cut the Rolling Wave from a piece of white cardstock, and then glued it onto a background layer which I painted with watercolors.

I stamped, colored and die cut the seals and the ball, then adhered them to the card front using foam adhesive. 

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I then stamped the sentiment on the bottom of the card and glued the card front to a white notecard.

I hope I inspired you to create a few cards!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

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05/11/2018

Fri 11

Rainbow Birthday
by Sharon Harnist

Hello Memory Box Fans, Sharon Harnist back with you again today, bringing you a bright rainbow full of birthday cheer!

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Did you realize this wonderful cupcake image is included in the adorable Spring Bunnies stamp set?  I love stamp sets that have a ton of versatility, and this one sure does!  It's not only great for Easter and Spring, but also babies, love, and birthdays!  I stamped the fabulous cupcake image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic X-Press It Blending Card, then colored it up with these Copic markers:

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Then I die cut the cupcakes with their coordinating Spring Bunnies die set and glittered them with Nuvo Glitter Gloss Aqua Shimmer.  Next, I die cut Sentimental Happy Birthday from Copic X-Press It Blending Card and colored it with the same markers, with an ombre effect.

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To complete the card, I anchored the birthday die cut with a piece of washi tape, and stamped the Sweetest sentiment (also from the Spring Bunnies stamp set).  I hope you have a weekend full of rainbows and sunshine!  And if you are a Mother or will be spending the weekend with your Mother, Happy Mother's Day!

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05/10/2018

Thu 10

Feathered Friends and Swooping Branches and Leaves by Jean Okimoto

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A felt owl from the Feathered Friends Deep Edge Dies delivers a bright  greeting here today.  Coordinate them with the perfect printed and embossed papers from Birch Press for more texture and zingy color.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a birthday design for spring and summer celebrations.

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Attach adhesive label paper or a sticker sheet to fuchsia felt and diecut the Feathered Friends owl.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and keeps adhesives from soaking through.  Cut the face from natural cardstock.  

Cut the eyes and beak - from orange cardstock.  Color the eye circles with a black marker.

Cut the branch - from the Swooping Branches and Leaves Deep Edge dies set - from  recycled cardboard.

The gold embossed paper and bright leafprint are from Birch Press Design.  They quickly add bright splashes of color and earthy texture to the design.  Cut them with the 2" x 3-¼" and 1-¾" x 3" dies from the Rectangle Basics set.  Cut the wing from the embossed paper too.

Stamp the greeting from the Spring Lilacs Clear Stamp Set on an A-6 (4-½" x 6-¼") card of natural cardstock with Charming Pink VersaFine Clair.  Quickly emboss it with detail clear powder.

Assemble the card.  Add dark pink gem stickers.  I love how the leaves match the shape of the owl and wing...little things like that make me so happy!

The Deep Edge Dies are timesavers for quilting and fabric arts because they cut thru multiple layers of fabric and are specially made to easily release the diecut pieces.  Of course you can use them for cardstock - and handmade artpapers that can sometimes be challenging to cut.  

 

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Big thanks to everyone from last weekend's ASIA NOW class at Impress!   Hope you liked the cards - and the great Shizen Designs artpapers we used.  Special thanks to Ann, Erin and Laura too - for helping us find the dies, papers and inks we needed!

Thanks for stopping by today...enjoy the sunshine! Jeansignature-3

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05/06/2018

Sun 06

Dragonfly Birthday
by Penny Ward

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Hello Memory Box friends.  Penny here today with a bit of inspiration for the May Challenge here on Outside the Box. I love dragonflies...they are said to be messengers from heaven when you see one. I must confess, when I do see one in the yard, I always say "hi dad, mom, Rick" whichever one I am missing most at the time. I know it's silly...but I like it!

 

So...on to the card:

 

Start with a White cardstock base. Most of my cards are 5.5 x 4.25 inches, but you make yours whatever size you like.

 

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To make the "honeycomb paper" I laid down several strips of Block Pink washi tape from Birch Press Design on to white cardstock, then die cut the panel with Hex Drift. Using the negative die cut as a guide, I then adhered the washi die cuts on to the front of my card.

I also adhered a strip of the washi tape along the left edge of my card, wrapping it to the backside.

 

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Die cut the Dazzling Dragonfly from watercolor paper as well as Paintbrush Happy. Color with Spectrum Noir Aqua markers or your choice of medium. Adhere to card front as shown. Stamp and heat emboss the "birthday" sentiment from the Wishing You set, trim ends and use foam adhesive.

 

This card would be great for man, woman or child. :)

 Make sure to join our Insects, Butterfly Challenge this month. Just click HERE.

Happy Crafting,

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04/25/2018

Wed 25

Happy Birthday to You
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone.

Today I have a card that features another new die from the spring release, and a beautiful embossed background paper from Birch Press Design called Cabbage Rose red handmade paper.

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To create this card I die cut the Cheery Flower Collage in the center of a white cardstock mat layer. Then I cut my red embossed paper slightly larger than the white card layer and glued that to the red paper. 

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I spattered the front of the card with gold ink and adhered my stamped sentiment using foam adhevesive.  

To finish the card I added some black epoxy embellishments to the flower centers. 

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Have a great day!

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04/20/2018

Fri 20

Watercolored Butterfly Parade 2 Ways
by Sharon Harnist

Happy Friday and weekend, crafty friends ... Sharon Harnist here with you again!  Today I have two styles of watercolored cards to share, because I couldn't make up my mind which I preferred!  I would love to hear which is your favorite, below in the comments!

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My first card boasts a new technique I haven't seen anyone else share, and it was a fun experiment ... I hope you like it!  I call this one "Textured Watercolor".  To begin, I painted gesso onto heavyweight white cardstock using a regular paint brush and let it dry. You will naturally get some paint strokes in the gesso and this is what you want ... it creates some great texture in the final project!  After the gesso was dry, I used Avery Elle Liquid Watercolors on top of the gesso.  My original intent was to apply the watercolor directly from the bottle to the top of the tilted cardstock panel and just let them run down the panel, creating whatever pattern occured. While this could create a really great background, it just wasn't what I was looking for the background for this card.

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Instead, I took a watercolor brush and smoothed the watercolor over the background panel and let it dry.  (Note: The watercolor takes a little longer to dry on top of the gesso vs. standard watercolor paper and since it can't soak into the paper, the resulting colors are a bit softer).  I love how the watercolor settled into the paintbrush texture, creating subtle shade variations!  For the background, I used a combination of Avery Elle's Mint To Be and Aquamarine liquid watercolors.  Next, I die cut Butterfly Parade from another gesso-treated panel and then started watercoloring each of the different elements in this pretty die cut.  I used Cherry (pink-red), Fizz (orange), Lemon Grass (yellow-green), Sapphire (blue), and Sugar Plum (violet), dabbing the color on with a paint brush so I would get some variations in the depth of color.  After the watercolor was dry I flicked some plaint water onto the background which dried and lifted some of the watercolor, creating a water droplet effect. It's not showing up in these photos very well, but more apparent in the top photo.

To finish the card, I added a white Wrapped Stitch Frame and gold embossed Thank You Sentiments.  Both the Butterfly Parade and the sentiment banner were added to the card with foam tape.

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My next card is a little simpler.  For this one, I cut the Butterfly Parade from plain white textured watercolor paper and also watercolored it with the same Avery Elle liquid watercolors.  I also die cut a Wrapped Stitched Circle Frame from watercolor paper and watercolored it with the Cherry Avery Elle Liquid Watercolor.  The watercolors here appear more vivid.  Both elements were glued flat to a white panel die cut with a Stitched Rectangle Layers:

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To finish the card, I gold heat embossed the Birthday Sentiments onto the white panel.

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So which card do you prefer?  Let me know in the comments below!  Thanks so much for joining me today!Sharon-Signature

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