Friday, June 16, 2017

Happy Birthday Balloons


This makes a very nice "Happy Birthday" card for someone and I was inspired by a video I saw from the KitchenTableStamper.com.  However, I changed the base of my card and omitted a few things that she had.  I also used the Sizzex Adhesive Sheet to adhere my "Happy Birthday" die.  Here are the instructions for my card:



1.     Base of the card is Tempting Turquoise cardstock cut at 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” and scored at 4-1/4” in the middle.
2.    The second layer is Whisper White cardstock cut at 4” x 5-1/4”.
3.    Fresh Florals is cut at 1-1/4” x 4” and adhered to the left side of the Whisper White with adhesive.
4.    For the “Happy Birthday” measure 3-1/2” x 3-1/2” of Sizzix Adhesive Sheet and 3-1/2” x 3-1/2” of Basic Black cardstock to die cut through the Big Shot using the Precision Cutting Plate.  Peel off the backing.  Adhere to the Whisper White cardstock on the right.
5.    Ink up the small balloon stamp with Tempting Turquoise ink and stamp on Tempting Turquoise cardstock as far to the bottom of the cardstock as you can and do it upside down so that you can punch it out.  Punch out with the Balloon Bouquet Punch.  Do the same with Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst.
6.    Attach Baker’s Twine with a Glue Dot.  Make a loop around the bottom of the balloon and put the end through the loop and pull it tight, so it looks as though the string is wrapped around the bottom of the balloon.
7.    Use Multipurpose Glue to attach your balloons together for the arrangement before placing a Dimensional behind each one.  Now turn them over, and place a Dimensional behind each one.
8.    Put a little Glue Dot at the bottom of the card to hold the strings together.  Add die-cut bow (Pretty Pines Thinlets) or an In-Color Bitty Bow.  I used the color Berry Burst for my bow.
9.    Trim the stings if they are too long.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Baby Wipes

Glossy cardstock is back!  I'm so happy because I used it a lot back in 2007 with a technique using baby wipes.  Here are the directions for my card:




1.     Base of the card is Emerald Envy cardstock cut at 4-1/4” x 11” and scored at 5-1/2” in the middle.  Cut another piece of cardstock at 3-1/2” x 3-1/2”
2.    The second layer is Lemon Lime Twist cardstock cut at 4” x 5-1/4”.  Cut another piece of cardstock at 3-1/2” x 3-1/2”
3.    The third layer is Glossy cardstock cut at 3-3/4” x 5”.
4.    Take a Baby Wipe and fold it to about 1” in width.  Add 3 drops of Emerald Envy at one end and 3 drops of Lemon Lime Twist at the other end.
5.    Start just above the top of the Glossy cardstock with the Emerald Envy end wipe straight down the length with the baby wipe.  Then on either side, wipe with the Lemon Lime Twist side, and again on either side with the Emerald Envy.  Let dry!
6.    Cut two of the  Sizzix Adhesive Sheets at 3-1/2” x 3-1/2” and adhere one to the back of the 3-1/2” x 3-1/2” Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and the other to the 3-1/2” x 3-1/2” Emerald Envy cardstock.
7.    Use the Happy Birthday Thinlet to die cut out one of each.  Remove backing.
8.    Layer the Lemon Lime Twist “Happy Birthday” first and then offset with the Emerald Envy “Happy Birthday” as shown above.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

More Marbled Birthday Card

This is another card that I made using the Marbled Background and the Happy Birthday Thinlet but this time I double the "Happy Birthday" Thinlet with Basic Black first and then the new In-Color Lemon Lime Twist.  Here are my instructions:



1.     The base of the card is Lemon Lime Twist cut at 4-1/4” x 11” and scored at 5-1/2” in the middle.
2.    The second layer is Whisper White cut at 3-1/2” x 4”.
3.    Take the Marbled Background stamp and adhere to the Clear Mount “F” using the Carmax Lip Balm to make it stick to the block. 
4.    Take the Lemon Lime Twist ink pad and ink up the Marbled Background stamp with the rubber facing up.  Then carefully place Whisper White cardstock on top of the rubber and place copy paper over it and press with your hands all over the rubber.
This will prevent getting ink all over your hands.  Lift cardstock carefully!  Layer it onto the 3-3/4” x 4-1/4” Basic Black cardstock.
5.    Adhere the 3-1/2” x 3-1/2” Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets to the 3-1/2” x 3-1/2” Basic Black cardstock and the Lemon Lime Twist cardstock by taking one end of the backing and align with one side of the cardstock being careful so that the adhesive doesn’t stick to you.
6.    Now take it to the Big Shot and lay the “Happy Birthday” thinlet die on the Basic Black cardstock to die cut it out.  Be sure to use the Precision Plate and one Stand Plate to run it through the Big Shot several times.  Keeping the cardstock pieces with the thinlet, take it to the Big Shot Die Brush to remove all the pieces.  You may need to use the Paper Piercing tool to poke the rest out.
7.    Peel off the backing and adhere to the front of your card using the Basic Black first and then the Lemon Lime Twist just a hair to the left of the Basic Black.  I usually start to the center and then press it with my fingers towards each side. 
8.    Adhere to the front of the card.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Happy Birthday Gorgeous meets Marbled


On Sunday, I taught my club members how to use the new Adhesive Sheets.  It works so well with the "Happy Birthday" Thinlet.  I also showed them how to ink up the large background stamps.
This lovely Marbled background stamp and the new In-Color Berry Burst look awesome together.
On the inside, they used Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set with the Hooray Balloon and It's Your Day. The Happy Birthday Bundle saves you 10% on page 77 of the annual catalog.
Here are my instructions for making this card:

1.     The base of the card is Basic Black cut at 4-1/4” x 11” and scored at 5-1/2” in the middle.
2.    The second layer is Whisper White cut at 4” x 5-1/4”.
3.    Take the Marbled Background stamp and adhere to the Clear Mount “F” using the Carmax Lip Balm to make it stick to the block. 
4.    Take the Berry Burst ink pad and ink up the Marbled Background stamp with the rubber facing up.  Then carefully place Whisper White cardstock on top of the rubber and place copy paper over it and press with your hands all over the rubber.
This will prevent getting ink all over your hands.  Lift cardstock carefully!
5.    Adhere the 3-1/2” x 3-1/2” Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to the 3-1/2” x 3-1/2” Basic Black cardstock by taking one end of the backing and align with one side of the cardstock being careful so that the adhesive doesn’t stick to you.
6.    Now take it to the Big Shot and lay the “Happy Birthday” thinlet die on the Basic Black cardstock to die cut it out.  Be sure to use the Precision Plate and one Stand Plate to run it through the Big Shot several times.  Keeping the cardstock pieces with the thinlet, take it to the Big Shot Die Brush to remove all the pieces.  You may need to use the Paper Piercing tool to poke the rest out.
7.    Peel off the backing and adhere to the front of your card.  I usually start to the center and then press it with my fingers towards each side.
I added another picture of adding "Make a Wish" and Rhinestones to the second and third cards.  One the second one, after I stamped the Marbled stamp, I die cut it with the Happy Birthday thinlet and then covered it with 3-1/4" x 3-1/2" Basic Black cardstock and adhered the Marbled "Happy Birthday" die.

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