222 posts categorized "Birthday"

09/23/2021

Thu 23

Balloon Bunch Background
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I needed to build up my birthday card stash, and the Balloon Bunch die from the Summer Daydreams collection fit the bill! 😉  I just stretched it to create a balloon background.

A bunch (pun intended 😁) of the balloons were die cut out from masking paper.  Modified them by cutting away different areas to get the look I wanted, then adhered them to a Bristol panel.

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Using blender brushes next, ink blended Salvaged Patina, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire distress inks (DI) for an ombré look.   Spritz with water and pat with a paper towel.  I find this not only gives texture, but helps the inks to blend better as well.

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Splattered the entire panel with water and white gouache paint before removing the balloon masks revealing this…

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YAY was die cut with the Twiggy Thank You die three times from black cardstock and stacked for dimension.   I could have used the Twiggy Alphabet dies, but I felt the larger size of the Twiggy Thank You worked better for my card.

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The sentiment from Birthday Rose Corner stamp set was white heat embossed on black cardstock and trimmed into a strip.  Some clear drops were added to finish.

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And since the supplies were out, I made a second card in rainbow colors to add to my stash!  

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And that does it for me today.  Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful day.

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09/20/2021

Mon 20

Masculine Birthday Cards
by Sara Cook

Hello everyone.  I have a few family birthdays coming up and need to make some masculine cards.  I loved the background in my last post so I repeated it this week but changed up the color to be more bold.  After I made the first card I had to make another in blue.  Hope you enjoy this technique.

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Background panel:

Trim a heavy white card stock to A4 size.  Stamp with clear embossing ink and heat emboss with Distress Embossing Glaze Crackling Campfire.  Ink blend from lighter to darker around the outside with with Distress Oxide Inks, Crackling Campfire, Fire Brick and Age Mahogany.

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Sentiment:

Stamp Sending Birthday Wishes from the Signature Greetings stamp set on dark red card stock from Berry Red paper pack with black ink.  Heat emboss with clear embossing powder.  Die cut the sentiment with the matching die.

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Balloons:

Die cut the Balloon Bunch from a dark red card stock from Berry Red paper pack.  Ink blend the outline die cut with Age Mahogany.  

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Assembly:

Adhere the background panel to a A4 card base.  Carefully glue the Balloon Bunch outline die cut to the upper center of the panel.  Try not to get glue on the Oxide Ink, otherwise it will change colors.  Glue in the rest of the Balloon Bunch pieces into the outline die cut.  Add Glossy Accents to the Bolloon Bunch.  Let dry for several hours.  Adhere the sentiment with foam squares.  

Bonus Card:

For the second card I used Speckled Egg for Distress Embossing Glaze.  I used Speckled Egg and Peacock Distress Oxide Ink for the ink blending.  I did spray the background with bleach water to add a speckle effect.  I also trimmed down the panel by 1/4" to leave a white boarder.  The Balloon Bunch is die cut from matching paper from the Fresh Aqua paper pack. 

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09/19/2021

Sun 19

Royal Treatment Slimline Card
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome!  I have a fun birthday slimline card today for you made with the newly released "Majestic Achievements" stamp and die set from Memory Box.  Here's a closer look:
 
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I inked the top portion of the slimline card with blue and aqua Distress Inks and the bottom with tan and pink inks with finger daubers.  I stamped the images, heat embossed them and colored them with markers, die cut them with the coordinating dies,  then added some with glue and some with foam tape.  I decided to only use 3 colors of markers for the coloring.  The sentiments are from the same stamp/die set which is also linked below.
 
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Here's one last look:
 
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I love how this turned out and can't wait to give it to someone special!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
 
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09/16/2021

Thu 16

Flowering Cactus Birthday
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  Today I am sharing an easy and fun birthday card made with the Flowering Cactus stamp and die set from the Summer Daydreams collection.

Started by stamping the smaller cactus image from the set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Xpress It cardstock.  Colored it with Copic markers, then die cut out with the matching die.  Created the planter by partial die cutting Bristol paper with the Nested Globe die and coloring it in with Copic markers.  

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Next, die cut the Lattice Plate from Poppy Stamps three times from Bristol paper and stacked them for dimension.  The sentiment was white heat embossed on black cardstock, then die cut out with its coordinating die.  Before assembling the card, Salvaged Patina distress ink was applied to the upper left corner of a white A2 size card base.  Was ready to call it done, but then decided to turn it into a faux shaker and randomly add clear jewels within the sunken diamond areas.  Clear shimmer added to the pink flowers finished off the card.

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And that’s it.  Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful weekend  

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09/13/2021

Mon 13

Wreath Birthday Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  It is finally raining in the northwest and it just puts me in the card making mood.  I have a wreath birthday card with a lot of dimension and depth, with a little sparkle.  I have been using my mixed media supplies more and more.  In today's card  I'm using my sprays and embossing powder in this card.

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Background Panel:

Create your own pattern paper with the Signature Stamp stamp set is easy with some embossing powder and ink. Cut heavy white card stock to 4 1/8" square.  Stamp Happy Birthday from the Signature Greetings stamp set with embossing ink all over the background.  I used a light golden embossing powder and heat set.  After cooled, ink blend from the sides half way in with Distress Oxide ink Antique Linen.  Leaving the center white. 

Sentiment:

Gold heat emboss twice the Sending Happy Birthday from the Signature Greetings stamp set.  Making sure to let cool in-between embossing.  Die cut with matching die. 

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Wreath Elements:

Die cut the Eucalyptus Collage, Delicate Wreath and the flowers and birds die from the Willow Globe from heavy white card stock least 3 times.  Die cut the flowers at least 3 more times.  I used Lindys Spray inks to color my dies cuts using pink and golden sprays for flowers and 2 wreaths.  For the eucalyptus leaves and 1 wreath I used Lindys Magical powder Shabby Turbine Teal. Leave the birds white.  Using shaping tools I shaped the flowers and leaves while still slightly damp.  

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Assembly:

Create a top folding 4 1/4" square card base from heavy white card stock.  Add foam tape to the back ground panel and center it on the card base.  Layer the 3 wreath die cuts and adhere down. Adhere in the eucalyptus leaves, birds, and flowers around the wreath.  Add light pink and green Fair Jewlels to the center of the flowers and randomly around the wreath.  Add foam dots to the back of the sentiment and adhere it to the center of the wreath.

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08/24/2021

Tue 24

You Rule Layered Castle
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing a layered castle card. All Memory Box supplies are linked below. 

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The trick to getting the layers to line up is to trim the each paper the same size than secure the die to the direct center of each paper. When assembling the layers I line them up first than trim the excess from the side, if any. Assemble the layers with foam tape, except the first layer/ or base layer. Adhere that directly to the card base.
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For the top panel, I framed the castle layeres with the Double Stitched Rectangles Die. I also used some elements from the Majestic Achievements stamp set. I added some Bright Jewels to give shimmer.

Thanks for stopping by!

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08/22/2021

Sun 22

Floral Chain Wreath Birthday
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I decided to deconstruct the Floral Chain from the Sumner Daydreams release to create a colourful rainbow wreath birthday card for a friend’s birthday next month.

The Floral Chain was die cut from Bristol paper then cut apart with scissors.   Kept a few of the fuller flowers then die cut out more individual flowers with one end of the die to complete the wreath.  Used finger brushes to apply distress inks (DI) to the centers and edges of the petals in rainbow colours.  Curled and shaped the petals with my fingers, then lightly spritz with water from behind since DI reacts with water.  Set aside to dry.

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The background panel is cream woodgrain paper trimmed to A2 size (4.25”x5.5”) and scored horizontally in 1” increments using a scoring tool.  The sentiment from Signature Greetings was heat embossed with white embossing powder on black cardstock then die cut out with the coordinating die.  Next, a circle frame was die cut from more of the cream woodgrain paper using dies from Circle Basics.  This frame is what the flowers were attached to and ensured the circular wreath shape.

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Assembled the card onto a white card base, popping the sentiment up with mounting tape.  Clear shimmer on the flowers and coordinating color jewels to the flower centers finished off the card.

And that’s it!  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful week.

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08/11/2021

Wed 11

Light Up Castle Card
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing a castle light up card. I used the newest Collage Dies: 

  • Fantasy Castle Collage Die
  • Imperial Castle Collage Die
  • Stone Keep Castle Collage Die


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I die cut the castles using cardstock from 6x6 Paper Packs in shades Vibrant Violet, Lush Green, and Fresh Aqua.

I trimmed off the outer frames and just kept the Fantasy Castle and Imperial Castle. The Stone Keep Castle was left intact.

Layer them as shown and secure them with removable tape. Turn the layers over and place a piece of vellum paper over the back panel. 

Place the light mechanism ( I used an EZ- Light) on an area that can hide the battery pack. Place the lights in a few windows. Secure with clear tape.

Be sure to hide the wires and secure the wires down with tape.  

 

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Turn the panels over and make sure the lights are placed correctly and works properly when pressed. If placement is good, than adhere all layers together.
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Then flip the panels over to the back side again and place thick double sided foam tape on the back panel ( vellum side). 

Do not place foam tape over battery pack or lights.  You can place it over the wires. Adhere the panel to the card base (4 2/4 x 5 1/2 )
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Next I die cut the frame using Double Stitch Rectangle Cut Out Die. Adhere the frame to the card base.  I printed out the words 'Press Here' than used the smallest die from the Shining Star Set Dies and cut it out. I used the stamp set, Majestic Achievements, stamped, colored and die cut the sentiments.

I adhered the rest of the embellishments.

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Thanks for stopping by for a peek! Hope you give this a try!

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07/28/2021

Wed 28

Two Cards with Elegant Succulent Stamps and Dies
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with two cards featuring a brand new stamp set just recently released with the newest 2021 Summer Daydreams release, called "Elegant Succulent Sentiments.."  These are so lovely and I really enjoyed creating both a slimline and a mini slimline card with these stamps and dies.  Here's a closer look at my first card, a mini slimline card:

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For my first card, I stamped the image in black ink and heat embossed it in clear embossing powder, then colored it with Distress Inks and a water brush. After it dried, I added colored pencil accents and then used the coordinating die to cut it out.

I placed it in the lower left corner of a mini slimline card (3" by 6") and adhered it with liquid glue.
Next, I heat embossed the sentiment from the same set and adhered it to the top right corner, cutting off the excess that was hanging off. Here's one last look at my card:

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Here's the 2nd card I made:

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For my 2nd card using the same set, I first took a piece of Yupo paper and added lots of alcohol inks in blues and greens and used my heat tool to blow it and move it around between layers.

Next, I took a piece of clear acetate and stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed the large stamp in white.

I added a piece of double sided adhesive to it and after peeling the other side off, I laid it on top of the alcohol inked paper.

Using the coordinating die, I cut the acetate/alcohol ink image and then added it to a regular size slimline card (8.5" by 3.5") and then popped up the circle sentiment at the bottom on foam tape. I made that sentiment circle the same way that I made the one for the first card.

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I hope you like my cards. I think this stamp set has not only beautiful succulent images, but lots of simply gorgeous sentiments that look so pretty with their combined fonts.

Be sure to check out all the latest new release items from Memory Box HERE. It's so amazing!

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07/25/2021

Sun 25

Slimline Trio of Castle Collages by Jean Okimoto

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Send birthday wishes with a layered slimline tri-fold of castle collages from the Summer Daydreams Collection.  The collages are usually layered from small-to-large for a 3-D effect - they're stacked out of sequence here for a different look.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here -  hope you're enjoying your weekend!

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Score 8-½" x 10-½" light gray cardstock at 3-½" and 7".  Diecut Fantasy Castle Collage from the front of the first panel.  Diecut Stone Keep Castle Collage from the backside of the second panel.

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Cut three of the moat border from the Fantasy Castle Collage.  Attach one to the front of the Fantasy Castle Collage - and another one behind the Fantasy Castle Collage for added support.  The backside of the Fantasy Castle Collage panel is shown above.  Trim the 3rd moat border and attach it to the front of the Stone Keep Castle Collage for added interest.  

Cut the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper with the 4-⅛" tall Nested Globes die.  Brush or sponge it with overlapping layers of Distress Oxides.  Colors used here are squeezed lemonade, abandoned coral, kitsch flamingo and peacock feathers.  Spray it with a light layer of Imagine's Frost Sheer Shimmer Spritz. Air-dry it for a few minutes, then heat-set it. 

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Cut Imperial Castle Collage from light gray cardstock and trim the bottom and sides.  Attach it to the globe diecut.  

Stamp the greetings from the Majestic Achievements Clear Stamp and Die Set - on the pink 6x6 sheet from the Berry Red Pack with Morning Mist VersaFine Clair.  Cut them with the coordinating dies.  Attach the birthday banner with foamtape.  

Color 5 Clear Jewels with pink and orange Sharpie or Copic Markers and attach them to the card.

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We're celebrating a very special birthday here in Seattle this weekend...Impress is 34 years young!  The celebration includes a great 20% discount on regular-priced items (excluding class kits and gift certificates).  The sales ends tonight - July 25th - the promo code for online shopping is "happy34."  It's a great time to get the Memory Box, Poppystamps and Birch Press Designs items on your wishlist!

Thanks for visiting - see you again on Thursday...

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