291 posts categorized "Birthday"

05/25/2024

Sat 25

Cuppa Blooms and Bird Birthday
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I have another simple birthday card to share today using previously released products.

The bird, stretched from a hummingbird by cutting down its beak with scissors, was in my stash.  It had been die cut from white cardstock and ink blended with two blue and a dark grey dye inks.  The cup, flowers and foliage were also die cut from white cardstock and ink blended with pink, yellow, green or dark grey dye inks.  

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Arranged and adhered the inked die cut pieces onto a white woodgrain panel then mount it onto the plaid pattern paper.  Picked this bright yellow design with gold foil lines to tie it in with the gold foil greetings tab.  Added clear shimmer to the flowers for some sparkle to finish  

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That does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today   Have a wonderful weekend.

 

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05/24/2024

Fri 24

Exquisite Butterfly Birthday Wishes by Jean Okimoto

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Celebrate a spring or summer birthday with a trio of Exquisite Butterflies.  A slimline card - with lots of white space - balances the shimmery, shiny metallic 6x6 artpapers.  Hi, Jean here with a simple design for a special occasion.

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Cut Exquisite Butterflies from a gold Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad 6x6.  Cut a turquoise Rainbow Reflections 6x6 with the 2" wide  Wrapped Stitch Rectangle Layers die.  Assemble the butterflies and attach them to the rectangle - use foam tape for the upper wing sections.

Carefully remove the entire sheet of the turquoise and gold Anemone Grove 6x6 - including the top edge that's attached to the pad. Cut it with the 1-⅛" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.

Cut a turquoise 6x6 from the solid-core Lagoon Collection with the ⅝" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½").  Add turquoise Christmas Fairy Dewdrops.  Add special wishes with a Happy Birthday Foil Greetings White Circle Tab. Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

I've used a lot of the white and black foil greeting tabs recently.  These instant greetings complement any design and add subtle dimension to your cards.  If you already have a stash of completed birthday cards our Thank You Foil Greetings White Circle Tabs would work with this design too.  

Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

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05/19/2024

Sun 19

Budding Gladiola Stem Happy Birthday
by Anne Thompson

I needed a quick birthday card today and I hadn't yet used the BUDDING GLADIOLA STEM 94792, so...

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I started with a white A2 side-fold note card.  I trimmed a piece of card stock from the BLUSH COLLECTION SP1012 to 4 X 5 1/4 and added that to the front of the card.

I had this piece of plaid from the GLADIOLA PLAID PP1027 pad left over from last week's card and it fit perfectly to use as an accent panel.

I die cut the BUDDING GLADIOLA STEM 94792 with a scrap of yellow card stock from the SUNRISE COLLECTION SP1013.  I also cut it from one of the greens in the GREENERY COLLECTION SP1011. 

I added some Hero Arts Fresh Peach ink to the blossom areas and then assembled the flower.  For some extra dimension I glued the yellow stem on top of the green one and then added the small green pieces at the base of each blossom.  

I glued the stem to the plaid paper on the card front and then glued on the tall leaves.

I added one of the ST010 HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOIL GREETINGS WHITE CIRCLE TABS at the base of the flower stem using a dimensional foam dot.  For a little extra glitz I placed three of the TREASURE CHEST FAIRY GEMSTONES GEM101 in the upper right.

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If I were to make this card again I'd probably color the yellow stem green.  Or I could use the green stem I cut out and snip the yellow blossoms from the yellow stem to glue in place on the green one.  And I think I'd use two shades of green for the tall leaves.  Things to think about--I don't always have a definite plan in mind when I start to make a card.  Think this might be the last birthday card I need for the month of May.  Thank you cards next???

Happy Crafting!

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05/15/2024

Wed 15

Exquisite Fanciful Birthday
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I have a super simple birthday card to share today to round out the last two remaining dies from the 2024 Gladiola collection that I have not used yet.

The Fanciful Gladiola and Exquisite Butterflies were die cut from white cardstock and ink blended with dye inks; turquoise for the flowers, green for the foliage and Wilted Violet/Blueprint Sketch distress inks for the butterflies.

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The sentiment was hot foiled with white foil on black cardstock then die cut out using the Modest Greetings 1 hot foil and die set from Poppy Stamps.  Arranged and assembled the card onto a white card base to finish. 

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Easy-peasy… and that does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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05/14/2024

Tue 14

Rounds, Rectangles and Birthday Wishes by Jean Okimoto

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Going to a birthday celebration and need a fast card?  The 6x6 Glimmering Gladiola and Sunrise Solid Core Cardstock make it easy to design, diecut and assemble a very quick card.  Hi, Jean here with a versatile basic design that takes advantage of the great coordinating papers and colors in the Memory Box 6x6 prints and cardstock collections.

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Cut 2 of the Glimmering Gladiola double-sided yellow 6x6 print with the 2-¼" diameter Circle Basics die.  Cut a bright yellow Sunrise Collection 6x6 with the 2-½" Circle Basics die.

Cut the A2-sized Wrapped Stitched Rectangle from a light yellow Sunrise 6x6.  Cut the 2-¾" x 4" Wrapped Stitched Rectangle from the same yellow 6x6.  Attach the large rectangle to a side-folded white A2 card.  

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Attach the circles and smaller rectangle to the card.  Add a Happy Birthday Foil Greetings White Circle Tab.  Add gold Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones.  Cut an A2-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thank You Foil Greetings Circle Tabs are available in white and black too.  They're great for just-in-time cards - or make a bunch of color-coordinated cards and add the greetings later.  

Thanks for visiting our blog -  you again on Friday...

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05/08/2024

Wed 08

Flower Frame Birthday Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone! I have a birthday card featuring the Anemone release and stitched rectangle dies to create a frame.  

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Sentiment:

Take a Happy Birthday Foil Greeting White Circle tab and add Glossy Accents over the front.  Set aside to dry for several hours.

Flowers:

Die cut the Anemone Bud Duo and Anemone Blooms from heavy white card stock.  Ink blend the petals using Distress Oxide Dried Marigold from the bottom up, leaving the tops white.  Ink blend the stamen using Distress Oxide Scorched Timber.  Ink blend the leaves using Oxide Shabby Shutters and then Scorched Timber at the end and stem.  Adhere to flowers using the envelope as a guide.  

Bird:

Die cut the Nested Chickadee Duo from heavy white card stock and ink blend the top and bottom of the head using Distress Oxide Scorched Timber. Ink blend the wings with Oxide Shabby Shutters and add Scorched Timber to the bottom wing.  Glue together using the envelope as. guide.

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Use the 2nd largest Stitched Rectangle die and 2nd smallest Double Stitch Rectangle Cut outs to create a frame from heavy white card stock.  Adhere foam tape to the back.  Trim a piece of white card stock slightly larger than the cut out.  Lightly ink blend using Distress Oxide Stormy Sky.

Assembly:

Adhere the ink blended sky to the center of an A2 white card.  Adhere some natural raffia paper to the bottom of the sky to create a bird nest.  Adhere the bird inside of ht nest.  Adhere the frame with foam tape.  Arrange the flowers around the frame tucking leaves behind the flowers.  Adhere the Happy Birthday to you sentiment tab over the flower stems.

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05/07/2024

Tue 07

Slimline Birthday Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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Need a celebration card for spring and summer birthdays?  Hi, Jean here with a basic design that would work in many color combinations with prints from our Glimmering Gladiola 6x6 pack.  Here's a purple version of my hybrid card combining dies from our floral collection - Clara Blooms on the Curved Magnolia Branch.  

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Cut Curved Magnolia Branch from a bright green 6x6 in the Greenery Collection.  Color the stem with a brown marker.

Cut Clara Blooms from a medium-purple 6x6 in the Twilight Purple Collection.  Cut an extra set of the small petals and trim 2 of them to create a bud.  Cut the group of 4 smaller centers from the chartreuse Rainbow Reflections 6x6.  Assemble the 2 larger flowers.  

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Cut the purple and gold petal print from the Shimmering Gladiola 6x6 with a portion of the 2" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  It'll be shorter than the die - but it's easier than measuring.  Cut lavender cardstock with the 1-½" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Trim the rectangles with a corner rounding punch.

Cut, score and fold a lavender slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½") and round the corners.

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Attach the diecuts - use foam tape for the blossoms.  Add a Happy Birthday Foil Greetings White Circle Tab for an instant greeting.

Thanks for visiting our blog!

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05/05/2024

Sun 05

Pretty in Pinks Sensational Gladiola Stem
by Anne Thompson

Today's card features the SENSATIONAL GLADIOLA STEM 94789 in many shades of pink.

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These are the materials I used:

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This month's blog challenge (here) is Pretty in Pink.  What will you create and post?  

Happy Crafting!

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04/29/2024

Mon 29

Fanciful, Whimsical Gladiola Wishes by Jean Okimoto

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Fanciful Gladiola Stem's blossoms and Whimsical Gladiola's leaves create a floral birthday greeting for spring or summer celebrations.  Hi, Jean here with quick coloring technique for detailed designs.

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Save time by stenciling the pieces before diecutting them.  Spritz the smoother side of watercolor paper with a light mist of water. Pressure-emboss it using the rubber embossing mat and plates required for your machine.  Diecut a stencil from cardstock.

Tape the stencil over the embossed designs and sponge or brush the petals and stems.  VersaFine Clair Verdant and Cheerful and Brilliance Sunflower Yellow inks were used here.  Mask the adjacent areas with a Post-It note to separate the colors.  Heat-set the inks, then diecut all of the pieces.  Pre-embossing makes it easier to color the raised areas - and to align the die over the pieces for diecutting later.  Trust me!

Sponge or brush Verdant ink onto smooth white cardstock and cut two small and one large leaf set from the Whinsical Gladiola.

Assemble the Fanciful Gladiola Stem.  The green stem partially covers the yellow stem for instant buds and dimension.  I followed some portions of the diagram - and rearranged some pieces for more color variation.

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Glue two pieces of smooth white cardstock together and diecut it with the 3-¼" Circle Basics die.  Cut it again - slightly offset - with the 3" Circle Basics die.  Attach both pieces - offset again - to a top-folded white A2 card.

Attach the Fanciful Gladiola Stem and Whimsical Gladiola leaves.  Add a Happy Birthday White Circle Greeting Tab and gold Treasure Chest Gemstones.  Cut an A2-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting our blog...see you again in May!

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04/23/2024

Tue 23

Whimsical Gladiola and Upcycled Offcuts by Jean Okimoto

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Remember those saved offcuts from the April 19th card shown at the left here?

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Use the purple rectangles and the reverse side of the lavender floral rectangles to create a birthday card with the new Whimsical Gladiola.  It's a day-after-Earth-Day paperscraps celebration!  Hi, Jean here with a design featuring the extra pieces from last Friday's design.

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Cut the petals and background stem (with the pointy top and two large petals near the bottom) from a lavender Twilight Purple Collection 6x6.  Cut the 4 big leaf sections and the other stem from a green 6x6 in the Leafy Collection.  

Highlight and add dimension to the accent diecuts by pressing them onto a clean VersaMark inkpad and - using tweezers - carefully heat-embossing them with detail clear powder.  They'll be glossy and slightly darker than their original colors - and there's no need to find the "right" ink colors for shading.

Assemble the gladiola - glue the green stem over the lavender stem - instant buds!  Then attach the other petals.

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Build the background with the extra offcuts from my previous card.  If you don't have those pieces, cut the Glimmering Gladiola 6x6 print and a dark purple Twilight Purple Collection 6x6 with the die from the Vintage Tray 3D Embossing Folder Set.

Attach the offcuts to a white A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼").  Add an instant greeting with a Happy Birthday Foil Greetings White Circle Tab.  Add a little more sparkle with green-gray Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones.  Cut an A6-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Here's a link for the Glimmering Gladiola 6x6 set - 

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https://www.memoryboxco.com/PP1028-Glimmering-Gladiola-6x6-pack_p_4181.html

Thanks for stopping by - see you on Friday!

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