207 posts categorized "Birthday"

06/22/2021

Tue 22

Backlit Under the Sea Birthday Card
by Sara Cook

Hello.  I have a card using the Pinpoint Burst Plate die cut over a acetate card so it shows the light through the back to create rays of light showing in the water scene. Such a easy way to create this effect.   

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Background:

Die cut the Pinpoint Burst Plate from 110 card stock. Ink blend from the center of the Burts with Distress Oxide Squeezed Lemonade and then Salty Ocean. Randomly add Peacock Feathers and Evergreen Bough with Salty Ocean and lightly blend together.  Then add Chipped Sapphire to the bottom and half way up the side of the panel.  Spray with water and let sit then damped off with a towel.  In the center add white Pan-pastel to mute out the yellow a little. Try to keep the backside of the card clean as it will show.

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Plants:

For the coral ink bland Distress Oxide Abandon Coral than Squeezed Lemonade on white card stock.  Die cut the coral from the Coral and Kelp Ribbon and Bubble Coral Collage.  For the kelp ink bland Distress Oxide Forest Moss √. Die cut the kelp from the Coral and Kelp Ribbon and Kelp Collage. For other plants ink bland Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio than Evergreen Bough on white card stock.  Die cut the plants from from the Deepwater Collage.  Glue them in plant round the bottom and halfway up the side with the plants pointing  towards the center point.

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Mermaid:

Die cut the mermaid from Mermaid Wonder Frame from dark brown card stock and then just the tail from a aqua paper from Polished Foil pack.  Fussy cut the tail and glue over the body.  Color the hair with a red alcohol marker and color the cuts in the hair with a black alcohol marker. Glue a shell sequin for the top to the mermaid.  Glue the mermaid to the center of the card.

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Sentiment

Ink bland Distress Oxide Forest Moss on white card stock and die cut the base die from the Birthday Mail Posh Script die.  Die cut the top die out of the same aqua Polished Foil paper.  Glue the top die cut on the bottom die cut. Add mounting tape to the back of the sentiment die cut.

Assembly:

Create an A2 size card out of heavy acetate.  Add a thin line of glue on the  around the edge on the backside of the card base and adhere to the front of the acetate card.  Hold firm in place until dry.  For the inside die cut the larger die from Stitched Rectangle Trimmings set from white card stock. Add glue and adhere on the inside of the card to cover up the glue from the front panel.  To create to write a personal message, cut 2 small pieces of white, light weight ,card stock.  Adhere 1 to the inside of the card and the other to the back side to cover the adhesive that shows.  Adhere the sentiment to the front panel, center top.

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06/21/2021

Mon 21

Male Birthday Mail
by Anne Thompson

Today I made more guy cards, this time specifically for birthdays...Male Birthday Mail!

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Materials Used

to make this card

  • cut the plaid paper to cover the front of the notecard
  • cut a smaller piece of red cardstock to use as a mat and add it to the front of the card
  • emboss the Toolshed image onto the cream woodgrain paper
  • lightly drag the ink pad over the top of the embossed image to add a bit of color to highlight the tools
  • trim this embossed image down to fit on the mat, leaving a narrow edge of the red exposed
  • cut the Birthday Mail background from a scrap of the red cardstock and the detailed letters from a scrap of the plaid...I found it helpful to add Scor-Tape on the back of the plaid paper to make it easier to place those letters on the background piece.
  • adhere the sentiment to the card front and add a tiny gem to dot the i

Here are the three cards I made...one using the cream woodgrain paper (shown above), one using the KRAFT WOODGRAIN PAPER SH44003, and one using the WHITE WOODGRAIN PAPER SH44002.

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For the kraft paper card I used a larger piece of the woodgrain paper to cover the card front as well as embossing another piece with the toolshed folder.  I also used a brown cardstock from the EARTH NEUTRAL COLLECTION SP1009 as a mat for the embossed image and for the Birthday Mail background.

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I love the texture of the woodgrain papers and the way the woodgrain highlights embossed images especially when I use ink direct-to-paper on the embossing.  Cool! 

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

06/20/2021

Sun 20

Stained Glass Butterfly Birthday Mail
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today today with two cards featuring the "Stained Glass Butterfly", "Pinpoint Burst" and "Birthday Mail Posh Script" dies.
Here's a look at my 2nd card:

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For both cards I cut several black and white butterflies with the die and stacked them up slightly offset from each other.  The plan was to back them with smooshed watercolored paper for the first card, and an alcohol inked panel for the 2nd card.

For card 1 I used the "Pinpoint Burst" die on the white back panel and on the 2nd card I used it directly on the alcohol inked panel.

I added the stacked butterflies to their backgrounds and then added lots of clear fairy gems to the centers of them. The sentiment "Birthday Mail" was die cut from black, white and the smooshed/alcohol inked panels and stacked for dimension. I love that this die has both the thin letters plus an outlined die. It makes it so versatile and you can use it in many ways.

Here's another look at both cards:

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The first card is a regular A2 size card and the 2nd card is a mini slimline card sized at 3" by 6".

Here's one last look:

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I absolutely love combining dies to create card with no stamping.  Memory Box has so many wonderful versatile dies to combine on your cards, be sure to give them a look on the Memory Box website.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Angiesignature


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06/17/2021

Thu 17

Birthday Wishes with Layered Fresh Flowers by Jean Okimoto

 

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Celebrate a summer birthday with Layered Fresh Flowers on a soft background of Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a simple slimline design for a birthday gal who loves flowers.  

I usually decide on a design, then select the Memory Box items I want to use.  Tried the opposite approach for this card - I wanted to use the Stylish Rectangle Trio, 6x6 paper collections, Birthday Mail Posh Script, Layered Fresh Flowers, Clear Jewels and Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape. 

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Attach Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape to white cardstock and cut it with the medium-sized Stylish Rectangle Trio.  Remove just the narrow wedge-shaped offcuts - leave the delicate frame and large center rectangle in the die.  Add doublestick tape or tiny dots of glue, then flip the diecuts (still in the die) over and press it onto a white slimline card (3-½ x 8-½").  A quick background...done!

Color 5 Clear Jewels with markers - I used the bright orange and pink Sharpies.  Set the jewels aside to dry.  Clear jewels and markers make it easy to create custom-colored accents to complement your designs.

Cut two sets of Layered Fresh Flowers from two shades of pink 6x6 sheets from the Fresh Berry Collection.  Assemble the flowers - switch the colors of the roundish centers.

Cut Birthday Mail Posh Script from two shades of the green 6x6 sheets in the Lush Green Collection.  Attach a scrap of the lighter green behind the dot for the "i" in Birthday.  

Assemble the card - use foamtape for the big flower.  Add the custom-colored jewel stickers. MemoryBoxLayeredFreshFlowers, MemoryBoxSunsetBlushWideWashiTape, MemoryBoxBirthdayMailPoshScript, MemoryBoxStylishRectangleTrio, MemoryBoxBerryRedCollection, MemoryBoxLushGreenCollection, MemoryBoxClearJewels, JeanOkimoto, MemoryBoxCo, MemoryBoxDies, FlowerDiecuts, WordDiecuts, HandmadeCards, HandmadeBirthdayCards, HandmadeFloralCards, ImpressCarddsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemoriesHawaii

Take advantage of the floral watercolored look of the Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape -  and all of the color-matching options of our 6x6 paper collections  - to create unique color combinations for fresh floral cards.

Thanks for visiting  - see you next week!

Jeansignature-3

 

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06/12/2021

Sat 12

Floral and Plaid Birthday Card
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with a fun floral birthday card using lots of dies, some plaid paper, along with clear drops!  I loved putting this card together and plan to send it to a special friend!

The rectangle layers include white card stock die cut with the "Leaf Pinpoint Die" then with one of the "Wrapped Stitched" rectangle die, black card stock and plaid paper. On top of that I added flowers and greenery cut with spring release dies, "Daisy Stems", "Dreamy Freesia" and "Lavender Stems" dies. The were cut from colored card stock from Memory Box and inked with Distress Inks and added highlights made with Zig Clean Color markers.

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The sentiment is from "Reverse Big & Little Words" and the center of the flowers have the new "Clear Fairy Drops" in the largest size. I love the way they look on cards! Here's one last look at my card:

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Hope you like my floral birthday card for today! Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Angiesignature

 

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06/08/2021

Tue 08

Mixed Media Birthday Card
by Sara Cook

Hello! I am trying something outside the box this week:)  I have been doing more and more mixed media projects and the new Gear 3D embossing folder got me inspired to mixed style steampunk with under the sea theme .  Hope this inspires you to rethink the different style in your collection to create something unique.

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Water Background:

I used a wet on wet watercolor technique on Memory Box watercolor paper with the blues, greens and gold from Kuretake.  I used a medium size brush and randomly added each color to the paper and then used a larger flat wide brush and made a wave motion to blend the colors together.

Gear layer:

Use the gold from the Polished foil paper and embossed with the 3D Gear folder.  I then lightly sanded the top of the paper to remove some of the foil.  I then painted using the new Lunar Paste from Simon Hurley.  I used all the new colors and randomly added them.  I cut out around the gears so the water background will be seen.

Fish:

I die cut the School of Fish out of watercolor paper and painted different colors with the Lunar Paint. I die cut the Graceful Jellyfish base and the top with dots out of blue and pink paper.  The top with the top I embossed with Speckled Egg  and Kitsch Flamino glazing.  I then die cut the other top out of acetate.  I painted one with Bee Sting and the other with Clear Skies out of Lunar Paste.  I adhere the painted acetate to the jellyfish body with foam and the embossed top with tape.  

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Rope:

I die cut the the looped die from the End of My Rope die set from watercolor paper 4 times.  Colored with Distressed Oxide Vintage Photo then Walnut Stain. I put the die back over the cut and then colored with Antique Linen.

Sentiment:

I embossed the Birthday from Bid and Little Reverse Word stamp set with Speckled Egg Glaze. I stamped Fishes from the Oceanside Typewriter stamp set and stamped with Versafine Clair Paradise ink on white card stock and cut to size. I used the matching sentiments and then distressed the edges with the side of  scissors. 

Assembly:

I created a card out of dark brown card stock that measured 4 3/4" x  6".  I adhered the water layer in the center.  Then adhere the Gear 3D layer making sure the water can be seen.  then I added the rope around the gears on the outside.  Then I added the jellyfish with foam tape as the focal point.  then added the sentiments Birthday with foam tape and Fishes with just tape.  Then added a few fish around the scene.  

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05/30/2021

Sun 30

Put It In Gear Birthday Slimline by Jean Okimoto

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Switch gears from flowers and prettiness to a slimline design for your special guy's birthday.  Slimlines provide plenty of space for bold designs, strong colors and a bit of sparkle.  Hi, happy weekend, Jean Okimoto here with a birthday design featuring the new Put It In Gear 3D Embossing Folder.

Trim the brown 6x6 from the Earth Neutral Collection to about 4-½ x 6".  Spritz both sides lightly with water, then emboss it with the Put It In Gear folder.  Cut it using part of the 3-⅛ x 8-⅛" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers Die.  Trim it to 5-½" wide.

Cut the dark orange 6x6x from the Sunny Orange Collection with the 6-¾ x 1-¾" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Trim the cardstock to 3-¾" wide.  Spritz it with a generous amount of Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Let it airdry for a few minutes, then heat-set.  Add rich highlights to any of the 6x6 Collection sheets with Imagine's spritzes for customized metallic cardstock to match your designs.

Cut Birthday Mail Posh Script from the green 6x6 Lush Green Collection sheet and the dark brown Earth Neutral sheet.  It's a perfectly-sized mix of two great fonts that are easy to diecut and attach.  An added bonus - the tiny dot over the "i" is diecut from the background instead of the delicate script.  Just glue a scrap of brown cardstock behind the dot instead of saving and attaching that tiny dot.

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Cut three of Tall Birthday Candles overlay from the dark teal 6x6 in the Fresh Aqua Collection.  Cut three solid backgrounds from the light orange Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad.  Assemble the candles starting at the flame and working towards the bottom.  Attach the candle flame with foamtape.

Attach everything to a white slimline card (3-½ x 8-½").  Slim Basic Rectangle Layers create perfectly proportioned layering pieces for slimline cards.  The die set also eliminates measuring and cutting (and re-cutting!) layers that might otherwise be noticeably wonky on such slim  cards.

Add turquoise jewels from the Bright Jewels set.  

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Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

 

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05/20/2021

Thu 20

Sanded, Embossed Toolshed Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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Celebrate a special birthday with the bold, industrial look of the new Toolshed 3D Embossing Folder.  The silver Polished Foil Pad captures the dimensional details of the folder - trimmed to a narrow strip - and sanded to highlight the tools.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with an easy way to add extra contrast to an embossed design.

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Attach a strip of adhesive label paper (or a sticker sheet) to the silver Polished Foil Pad sheet for extra thickness.  Place the strip near the right edge of the Toolshed 3D Embossing Folder and emboss it using the plate(s) and embossing mat required for your machine.  Trim it to 2 x 5-¾".

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Place the embossed strip on a hard, smooth surface and carefully sand just the embossed tools with a sanding block.  Use long, level vertical strokes first, then short, level horizontal strokes.  Sanding the raised areas creates a contrast between the shiny background and matte, sanded areas.

Cut the dark orange and teal 6x6 sheets from the Sunny Orange and Fresh Aqua Collections with the 3rd smallest Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  

Stamp the greetings - from the Big and Little Reverse Words Clear Stamp and Die Set - on the light orange Sunny Orange Collection sheet with Warm Breeze VersaFine Clair.  Heat-set the ink.  Trim the greetings with the die from the stamp set - shorten the "happy" strip by diecutting the extra space at the ends.

Attach everything to a slimline card (3-½ x 8-½") of the new White Woodgrain cardstock to coordinate with the card's toolbox theme - use foamtape for the greeing.

Add the orange Fairy Jewels from the Bright Jewels set.

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Hope you'll try the sanding technique with other Polished Foil Pad colors and Memory Box 3D Embossing Folders - the Waves and Underwater embossing folder designs would be great on the blue foils.

Thanks for visiting...see you again this weekend!

Jeansignature-3

 

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04/29/2021

Thu 29

Birthday Wishes with the Jumbled Line Collage by Jean Okimoto

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Birthdays happen - and some of us need a slimline card wide enough to hold a lot of candles!  The new Jumbled Line Collage makes it easy to create 21 paper-pieced candles with bright blocks of cardstock from our 6x6 Collections.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a birthday design - including a greeting from the Poppystamps Birthday Blowout Clear Stamp Set.

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Our new adhesive Fairy Jewels are available in brights, pastels and clear gems.  I could have used the yellow jewels from the Bright Jewels set, but I wanted to check if the Clear Jewels could be custom-colored with Sharpies.  I colored them with alternating layers of yellow and orange Sharpies and let them dry while I made the card.  They passed the Sharpie test!

Cut white cardstock with the largest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.  Cut the rectangle with Jumbled Line Collage. 

Cut cardstock from the Berry Red and Sunny Yellow Collections to color the candles - 2-¾" x 2" of the medium and dark pinks and 2-¾" x 1-⅝" of the yellow.  Tape them behind the collage.  Attach the rectangle to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-⅝").

Cut Layered Daisies, Layered Fresh Flowers and Layered Cosmos from the same pinks and yellow - cut two of the cosmos.  Cut Vertical Lines from a green sheet in the Lush Green Collection.  Assemble the flowers and attach them to the card.

Stamp the Poppystamps Birthday Blowout greeting on a light orange sheet from the Sunny Orange Collection with Shady Lane VersaFine Clair.  Attach it with foamtape.

Attach the Fairy Jewels for the candle flames.  It's easy to remove jewels from the plastic sheet if you wiggle them gently with tweezers before lifting them from the sheet.  

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Place a layer of cardstock over the card front to protect it in the mail - it may require special handling and postage.  

Hope your favorite storefront or online retailer has received the Under the Sea release so you can enjoy creating with it as much as we have!  Admire and be inspired by Dave's wonderful Idea Book.

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Thanks for visiting...see you again this weekend!

Jeansignature-3

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04/24/2021

Sat 24

Ocean themed masculine birthday card
by Sara Cook

If you love nautical themed cards Memory Box has the dies and embossing folder to create like crazy.  I love recreating ocean themed scenes and this release is so amazing to easily add depth and texture to your cards.  I did go a little crazy on this card.  It will be a longer project but sooo worth it in the end.

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Wood paneling:

Die cut the Wood Grain Planks twice from 80lb cream color card stock.  Next ink blend each plank with the following ink in order, Distress Oxide Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs, and Walnut Stun.  Do NOT over blend, letting some of the colors to show.  Then lightly ink blend with regular Distress Vintage Photo ink.  Let dry.  With a wide paint brush, brush on Distress Collage Medium Matte to all the wooden planks.  Let dry. Just imagine all the things you can create with this die and technique!

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Porthole:

Die cut the Porthole die out of 110lb black card stock 2 times.  Glue the 2 pcs together.  Rubber the gold color from eh CRAF-T Metallic Rub-On paint with your finger over the die cut unevenly.   

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Front Assembly Panel:

Cut a 5 1/2"x 4 1/4" panel out of 80lb card stock.  Die cut the Porthole die from center.  Discard the inter circle die cut and keep the porthole die cut. Start at the bottom of the panel with 1 plank adhering it halfway on the paper.  Line up the next plank. start to fill up the panel off setting the planks like a wood floor.  Use smaller planks around the inner circle. Trim around the planks around the panel.  Adhere the 1 layer, uncolored porthole die cut from the back of the panel.  Cut a piece of acetate larger than the porthole and glue to the back of the 2 layered, colored, porthole and trim off the excess.  Adhere the porthole over the front panel.  Add double sided foam tape to  back of the panel.

Background:

Die cut the Deep Sea Octopus from the lightest pink paper from Berry Red paper pack.  Glue a small piece of blank card stock behind the eye.  Choose a heavy vellum paper and emboss using the Wave 3D embossing folder.  The vellum will rip but we will use those rips to add the octopus in front of the panel.   if needed take a exacto blade to cut areas to stick the head and arms through the vellum. Use the front panel to make sure the octopus is visible through the port hole.  Glue the octopus in place. 

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Assembly:

Trim down the lights blue paper from the Ocean Blue paper pack to A2 size. Adhere the embossed waves to the light blue paper and then to a A2 card base.  I would recommend a 110lb card stock for the card base.  Remove the backing from the front panel card.  Use the Big and Little Words stamp set to stamp Deepest Birthday Wishes on the lightest blue paper from the Ocean Blue paper pack in dark brown ink, Distress Oxide Walnut Stain.  Trim and adhere to front of the card.

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