Hello Everyone! Let’s not forget those December Birthday’s among all our Holiday cardmaking! Today, I’ve grabbed the Party Palooza stamp set by Heffy Doodle and the 6×6 pattern paper pad “Ice Cream Celebration” by Scrapping for Less for this colorful birthday card.
I first stamped out all of my images and colored parts of the images with Copic makers. I then stamped out all the parts I wanted to have a pattern, onto various pieces of pattern paper.
While there is solid colored wrapping paper and gift bags, most gifts are wrapped with a patterned wrapping paper. In order to give my gifts that look, I decided to paper piece with pattern paper from the Ice Cream Celebration collection. I fussy cut all the pieces then used liquid glue to adhere the pieces the the stamped image on white card stock.
*Quick Tip: The Ice Cream Celebration paper has a glossy finish. When stamping on this paper – stamp directly down – wait about 5-10 seconds then lift directly up. I also recommend putting it aside for a few minutes and allow the ink to completely dry.
When all my pieces were ready, I assembled my card and added my finishes. I used Wink of Stella clear glitter brush on the balloons and the frosting on the cupcake. I used a white gel pen to add highlights on the balloons and grabbed Belgium Bluestone Nuvo Stone drops to add to the blank space right above the cupcake.
I hope you enjoy and get inspired!
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Thanks so much for stopping by! I love getting a jump on Christmas cards and this little cutie moved right up to the top of my list. I dug into my Christmas stash and went through some patterned paper. When I saw the green plaid I immediately wanted to use that for her dress. Then I ran into a snafu…have you ever not done a technique in so long that you forget how? That is what happened to me! Embarrassing but in case any of you out there experience this now you know you’re not alone. Thank goodness my friend was hanging out close by and when I mentioned that I really wanted to paper piece her dress but couldn’t she laughingly reminded me how. As soon as she reminded me I felt so silly but we got a good laugh out of it!
using my Tim Holtz stamp platform I stamped the Pure Innocence girl with Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black which is waterproof and alcohol marker safe
I colored her in with my Copic markers and Teresa gave me a tip after I paper pieced her dress that I didn’t know about…she said to take a dark grey marker and color around the dress parts that I paper pieced to soften the edges so that the dress doesn’t look like it’s floating on top of her, brilliant!
the sentiment was stamped in VersaFine since it gives such a crisp look
wanting her shoes to look like patent leather (the shiny ones from my childhood) I covered them in glossy accents
MFT’s Pure Innocence stamps are just that perfect mix of sweet and cute, and I am smitten with them! Now to make more Christmas cards!!! Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my post I hope you get the chance to craft today. A little or a lot just some time for what you want to do. Have a great day!
I found myself in need of some birthday cards and I remembered this sweet March 2018 Flavor of the Month card kit in my stash called It’s All About Ice Cream. The perfect kit to replenish my birthday card stash!!
For all of the cards I created, I went with a pretty simple design… I started with a 5-1/4 x 4″ piece of patterned paper from the collection. Some of those I mat on a piece of 5-3/8 x 4-1/8″ piece of coordinating card stock… some I just left as is and adhered to a white card base.
This first card I watercolored and die cut with a wonky rectangle die. I stamped the sentiment from the Flavor of the Month Year 1 sentiment stamp set and then popped it up on the card with foam tape. I added a few sequins and that was it for card one.
For my second card, I added a strip of the pretty ribbon that I adhered to the back of the patterned paper. I then stamped the cute Flavor of the Month Logo stamp masking the center so I could stamp Happy Birthday from the FOTM Year 1 sentiment stamp instead. I just used a ruler and a Memento tuxedo black marker to add the masked lines back in and then stamped the sentiment. I colored the image using the following Copic markers ~ R14, R20, R29, B02, B21, BG000, BB01, BG45, E0000, E00, E23, E25, Y15. I fussy cut the focal image and then popped it up on the card. I added a few red sequins and this one was done.
For my third card I had to get creative because I didn’t have a full 5-1/4 x 4″ piece of patterned paper left over so I combined two papers and mat them on a green piece of card stock. This card was pretty simple… I utilized the fantastic cut-a-parts included in the patterned papers. I mat this particular one on red card stock and then popped it up on the card. I added a few of the Silver Glossy Dots and then decided I wanted to also use the cute Lawn Fawn Treat Yourself stamp set.
I thought it would be fun to add a gift card for an ice cream shop (only had this gift card to show… sorry!) inside so I paper pieced the ice cream tub using the papers from this collection and adhered it on a strip of the same patterned paper that I had stamped the sentiment. I colored the little bit of ice cream using R20, E27, E51. I left the bottom portion of the card empty so I can write my birthday wishes to the recipient.
Now getting creative again, I cut the music note patterned paper in half and adhered it along with the green/white polka dot paper to the mat of orange card stock. I mat another cut-a-part paper onto red card stock and popped it up on the card with foam tape. I used my last five Silver Glossy Dots to finish off this card.
My last card came together pretty simply with the layers of patterned paper and the addition of the tag. I stamped the Ice Cream Marci directly on the tag along with the sentiment and then set the tag aside. I stamped Ice Cream Marci again on a scrap piece of white card stock and then paper pieced her shirt with the pink/white polka dot paper. I colored her in with the following Copic markers E0000, E00, E17, E23, E27, E47, E49, B91, B95, RV10, RV14, RV21. I then fussy cut her out and adhered her to the tag. I added some pink and white ribbon that I tied off with some twine… all from my stash. I then popped up the tag on the card and called this last card done!
Hello There! It’s Stacy from Craftaholicmomma up on the Scrapping for Less Blog today with a super cute Thank You Teacher card. With the kiddos just returning to school I wanted to give my daughter’s Special Education teacher a thank you card for to show our appreciation for everything she does for our Emily.
I used the Doodlebug Flea Market 6x6 paper pad. I stamp out the owl and tree branch from the Lawn Fawn So Owlsome stamp set that was just released recently. I stamped three branches on brown pattern paper from the pad, two owls in a teal polka paper and two owls on yellow wheat tone on tone pattern paper. I fussy cut and paper pieced the two owls, coloring their beaks in with an orange Copic marker. I used my black Memento marker to go along all of the edges to cover up my not-so-perfect fussy cutting.
I die cut a stitched circle out of pattern paper as well as a lacey circle. I layered these two circles on top of each other. Taking the three branches I arranged them to look like one tree, covering the seams with some leaves that I also fussy cut from a sheet of pattern paper. To finish off the card I layered one of the cut apart sentiments from the paper pad, notching the end into a fish tail. I attached a pumpkin paper clip, from Doodlebug, to the sentiment and now my card is done. I love how cute it turned out! Even though I fussy cut the images, they are so small that it really doesn’t take much time. Do you like to fussy cut?