Dropping in to Say Happy Birthday

Once again, I loved this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

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I knew I wanted something fun and bright so I went birthday balloons!

To start off I used Watermelon Wonder.  I then layered some Whisper White over Flirty Flamingo.  Next I created my “falling balloons” using the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set.  Starting from the top I used Flirty Flamingo and just used the different shades of it – first stamping off twice for one row, then stamping off once for the next row, and finally for the bottom two rows, stamping directly onto the cardstock.

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I wanted to add some extra depth, so I used the same stamping to create three balloons which I cut out using the coordinating balloon punch.  The sentiment on the balloons actually comes from the Acorny Thank You Stamp Set.  I just cut out the words individually (and didn’t use the “Hi”).

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For the bottom of the card, I cut out a strip of a lined pattern in Watermelon Wonder from the Fruit Stand DSP and then layered over it some Watermelon Wonder Mini Striped Ribbon and lastly the Happy Birthday which is from the Sunshine Sayings Stamp Set.

Enjoy!

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Boy 8th Birthday

My sweet boy celebrated his 8th birthday on Monday.  This kid is amazing and I just love being his mommy!  One of his favorite loves (among all things Lego) is to read graphic novels.

I knew for his birthday card I wanted to make a “comic” card.

Here’s how it turned out:

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It doesn’t “scream” comic book, but my little man got it and loved it.

I started with a base of Dapper Denim and layered it with some Real Red.

I then cut out different sized squares and rectangle in Whisper White and matted them in Dapper Denim.  I used different stamps from the Balloon Celebration stamp set and coordinating balloon punch to fill in the boxes in Real Red and Dapper Denim.

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The number 8 comes from the Number of Years Stamp Set and I used the coordinating framlit to cut it out.

Cards are so much fun to make, but to specially make one for someone you love dearly is even better!

Enjoy!

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Birthday Card

The other day I needed a birthday card and realized my stash is extremely low.  So it looks like it’s time to whip out some birthday cards!

This card was interesting for me to make because I mixed a whole bunch of colors together.  I usually go for coordinating colors, matchy-matchy, or even monochromatic, but I was in the mood to just mix it all up.

I started with a base of Rich Razzleberry and then layered it with Whisper White.  The sentiment stamped in Real Red comes from the Number of Years Bundle.

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On the bottom of the Whisper White I used one of the stamps from the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set to stamp different colored balloon silhouettes.  I used Island Indigo, Real Red, Mint Macaron, and Sahara Sand.

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I punched out three balloons in Island Indigo, Real Red, and Mint Macaron and added some silver sequins as the balloon tails.  The balloon bows come from the Mint Macaron Baker’s Twine Combo Pack where I separated the two colors.

Enjoy!

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PPA #288

Happy Wednesday!  Hope you’re having a crafttistic (get it, craft – fantastic) week so far!  It’s been one of those weeks for me and I have to say that sneaking away into my craft room to whip up some cards has kept my head clear.

Today’s layout comes from the Paper Pals #288 Challenge.  With March birthdays looming around the corner, I’ll be in full birthday card mode for a while now.

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I started off with a background of Watermelon Wonder layered with Whisper White and Blushing Bride.  I used the beautiful Birthday Bouquet DSP as my center focus, as well as the vertical strip layered over it.

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I love detail.  Detail, detail, detail.  Even more so, I love hidden detail (or at least detail that isn’t jumping out at you).  I used the Butterfly Thinlit Dies to create the butterflies.  I first made one in Blushing Bride, layered it with one in Watermelon Wonder, and then layered them both with a smaller butterfly, also from the Butterfly Thinlit Dies in vellum.  Over top I used a strip of Pearl Basic Jewels.

Just as a final touch, I used some Silver Metallic Thread wrapped a few times underneath the butterfly.

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My sentiment, “Happy Birthday” comes from the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set and is stamped in Old Olive.  Underneath is a sliver of Vellum paper.

Enjoy!

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Balloon Celebration Birthday

I love, love, love the Stamp/Punch Bundle – Balloon Celebration!

It makes creating a birthday card a cinch!

First off, I used the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Sale-a-bration Perfect Pairings Stamp Set in Pool Party.  With a background of Pool Party on top of Whisper White Thick Cardstock (people, this is a must-have), I stamped off Melon Mambo and Mint Macaron balloons.  My Melon Mambo is super juicy, so I actually stamped off twice.

Then to give some depth, I stamped and punched two balloons, one in Melon Mambo and this time the other in Pool Party.  To give a little flare, I used the little dots (which fit perfectly with the balloons and are part of the stamp set) to each punched balloon.

If you see below in the supplies used, it took very little to pull this card together!

Enjoy!

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