Dapper Birthday Greetings

Dapper Birthday Greetings

Hi, friends! I’m back with January’s birthday card. If you remember, my friends and I make birthday cards for the pilots of a wonderful local charitable organization called Pilots for Patients. It’s dear to us for so many reasons. So, every month we make birthday cards for the pilots that fly these precious patients for free to receive medical care all over the United States. Check out the link above for more information.

These cards use a mix of product donated by one of my card-making friends. The base of the card is Whisper White. The layers are from a stash of 12″X12″ paper from Tuesday Morning from Cloud 9 Design. It’s actually Christmas paper, but I thought it was perfect for January masculine birthday cards. You see both sides of the card stock on the card. The card stock is layered on some copper card stock from Michael’s. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Stampin’ Up!’s Big on Birthdays. I thought it was great, retro and very dapper with this color scheme.

Here’s a little tip from me to you: those embellishments? They are Stampin’ Up!s adhesive pearls polished up with my R89 Dark Red Copic Marker! Don’t they match just great?

I hope January has been treating you well and warmly. I’ll see you next time….

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Jar Full of Delightful Daisies

Jar Full of Delightful Daisies

Friends, today I have this cheerful jar of daisies to share with you. This card was a custom order for a dear friend to share with friends who are going through a tough time.

Making this card made me so happy. It’s a large card – 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″ – and I wanted it to be full of vintage joy. It’s January and that means blah and bleary, so I wanted to add a little sunshine to the card as well.  I used all Stampin’ Up products on the card except for the jar and the Copics to color.

I started with a base of Night of Navy, then I ran two pieces of retired Brushed Silver card stock through the Big Shot with the Tin Tile Dynamic embossing folder. I love this embossing folder for a bit of vintage detail. It looks just like tin ceiling or wall tile.

For the mason jar, I found a template online and printed it on X-Press It Blending Card for Copic Markers.  I stamped some stems from the Daisy Delight stamp set in Memento ink in New Sprout. Then I colored over them with Copic Markers in BG000 and B00. I used the Colorless Blender to fade to look like water in a blue-tinted glass mason jar. I cut a piece of Balmy Sky card stock and stamped the sentiment from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set in Night of Navy ink. I tied some Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon around the jar and tied that awesome bow all by myself.

For the daisies, I stamped the daisies and the centers from the Daisy Delight stamp set in Daffodil Delight and punched them out with the Daisy Punch and the 1/2″ Circle Punch. I adhered them all together with glue dots. I cut some Wild Wasabi card stock in small 3/8″ strips and applied them to the heads of the daisies with glue dots. Then, I adhered Dimensionals to the centers of the daisies and Dimensional Strips to the Wild Wasabi strips – the perfect size! I adhered the daisies to the card and adhered two pieces of white card stock on the inside to finish up.

Thank you for spending some time with me today. I hope you enjoyed this card and it brought a little sunshine to your day.

 

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Another Quick and Easy Rad Grad Card with Simple Stories

Another Quick and Easy Rad Grad Card with Simple Stories

Hi, friends! I’m still working on catching up on posts I’ve missed sharing over the last month. I made this card for a dear friend who earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in May. The sentiment is spot on and his family and I are so proud of him!

This card goes together so quickly with the Simple Stories Rad Grad 12″ X 12″ Collection.  I pulled some gold foil from my stash to layer the sentiment card on top of my Basic Black card base from Stampin’ Up! and I found some random gold chipboard stars that I didn’t even remember having in my stash to embellish. I’m glad I found these stars; they are the perfect complement and I used up something! From layout design to finished product, it took about 10 minutes. Doesn’t it look more impressive than that? Don’t give away my secrets!

I’ve added some links below on where to find the gold foil card stock that I would purchase to replenish my stash. I wasn’t able to find a good replacement for the gold chipboard stars – – these would be easy to make with the right supplies.  Look for a tutorial post on that soon.

This post contains affilate links, which means that if you click on a link or purchase product from these links, I get a small commission, which keeps this site up and running! Thank you!

 

 


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Fun and Playful Masculine May Birthday Cards with Carta Bella

Fun and Playful Masculine Birthday Cards with Carta Bella

Fun and Playful Masculine Birthday Cards with Carta Bella

Hi, friends! I have quite a few posts to catch up on with you over the next few days. These cards were made for the May birthdays for Pilots for Patients. I thought the Carta Bella Old World Travel suite was perfect for a set of birthday cards for guys with airplanes on their minds!

I jazzed them up a bit with some coordinating paper from my stash. I think it’s from the Echo Park Petticoats and Pinstripes suite, but I made these a while ago, so I can’t be sure.

Kraft card stock made up the bases and Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler ink finished these cards off. I hope that you enjoyed these cards today and were inspired by the layout and colors used.  Let me know your thoughts in comments!

The following links are affiliate links, which means that if you click a link or make a purchase, I will receive a small commission which helps keep this site running! Thank you!

 


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Clearance: 7 Sizzling Days of Summer with Scrapbook.com: Day 7

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Hi, friends.  Here we are at the last day of scrapbook.com’s 7 Sizzling Days of Summer promotions. Scrapbook.com generously sent me a set of freebies and some extras that I am sharing with you each day!

The following links are affiliate links, which means that if you click a link or make a purchase, I will receive a small commission which helps keep this site running! Thank you!

Today’s Free Gift (6/24/2018): Permanent Adhesive Roller What is the one thing you absolutely MUST have when paper crafting? A fabulous adhesive, of course! The super sticky Permanent Adhesive Roller by Scrapbook.com will be your go to adhesive on scrapbook layouts, cards, kids’ crafts, planners, travelers journals, gifts and more. Try out this great adhesive with your order today!

I’ve been using this adhesive all week on all of my projects. This type of adhesive roller is my favorite way to use adhesive for paper crafting. I’ve used a similar adhesive roller and brand like this before in a pinch and found it exceeding my expectations in adhesive. I found this adhesive this week to apply more consistently than other brands and to be a smoother application. You can give it a try for free with your scrapbook.com order while supplies last today!

All Clearance is on sale today! Right now, hundreds of Clearance items are less than 99¢! Stock up on a variety of products including paper, die cuts, stickers and MORE! These Clearance items are at their lowest prices ever and will NOT last long! Grab them while you can, because once they’re gone, they’re gone for good!

7 of the most popular brands in paper crafting are also 20% off for the next 7 days!

20% off popular brands!

Thank you for spending the week with me and scrapbook.com. I’ll be back to my regular schedule on Wednesday! Until then, happy stamping!

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All Tools ON SALE: 7 Sizzling Days of Summer with Scrapbook.com: Day 6

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Hi, friends. Here we are at Sunday and Day 6!  We’re closing in on the last day of the 7 Sizzling Days of Summer with scrapbook.com. I’m back today with Day 6 of  scrapbook.com’s 7 Sizzling Days of Summer promotions. Scrapbook.com generously sent me a set of freebies and some extras that I am sharing with you each day!

The following links are affiliate links, which means that if you click a link or make a purchase, I will receive a small commission which helps keep this site running! Thank you!

The card above above use Today’s Free Gift (6/23/2018): Sponge Daubers – Trio 3 Starter Pack This is the perfect way to try out the bestselling basic tool for crafters: a 3 pack of Sponge Daubers! Sponge daubers are the ultimate tool for stampers, scrapbookers, and papercrafters. These little gems can be used to apply ink, dye, adhesive, glitter glue, stain, paint, and more. Sponge Daubers are designed specifically for crafting projects, scrapbooking, and craft mediums. They also fit perfectly on your fingertips, making them easy to use on any project.  This 3 pack is a scrapbook.com exclusive.

I stamped the Altenew set, Peony Spray, in Black Ranger Archival ink on the Neenah Solar White card base. I used the sponge daubers with some of my Stampin’ Up! ink to give the peony a bit of an Impressionistic take. I used a Stampin’ Up! corner punch to give the card some interest and adhered it to a Stampin’ Up! Blushing Bride card base. This card makes me so happy. I hope you enjoyed my card and picked up a new technique!

Shop all Tools today and save up to  20%. Shop today and SAVE 10% to 20% on the HOTTEST crafting tools including trimmers, scissors, punches and more! Act fast, this 24 hour sale ends tonight, June 24th at midnight PST.

7 of the most popular brands in paper crafting are also 20% off for the next 7 days!

20% off popular brands!

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All Stamping ON SALE: 7 Sizzling Days of Summer with Scrapbook.com: Day 5

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Hi, friends. Happy Saturday! I’m back today with Day 5 of  scrapbook.com’s 7 Sizzling Days of Summer promotions. Scrapbook.com generously sent me a set of freebies and some extras that I am sharing with you each day!

The following links are affiliate links, which means that if you click a link or make a purchase, I will receive a small commission which helps keep this site running! Thank you!

The tags above above use Today’s Free Gift (6/23/2018): Life Handmade Sentiments Can you believe it? Scrapbook.com is making their own stamps! This is the very first stamp set made by scrapbook.com and is a scrapbook.com exclusive. This mini set is a preview of a larger set that also released this week!

I stamped the sentiments above on the Neenah Solar White card stock in black Ranger Archival ink.  These acrylic stamps are high quality, take ink well and stamp crisply. I also thought they coordinated well with the Lawn Fawn Tiny Tags die cuts. These stamps are perfect for the backs of your handmade cards, personalized gift tags, recipe cards, and so much more.

This mini stamp set is yours free today with your scrapbook.com purchase while supplies last!

Shop all Stamping today and save up to  20%. Whether you need new inks, stamps or other supplies, today is the day to stock up! These great deals expire tonight, June 23rd, at midnight PST, so shop now for the best selection!

7 of the most popular brands in paper crafting are also 20% off for the next 7 days!

20% off popular brands!

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All Card Making ON SALE: 7 Sizzling Days of Summer with Scrapbook.com: Day 4

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Hi, friends. I’m back today with Day 4 of  scrapbook.com’s 7 Sizzling Days of Summer promotions. Scrapbook.com generously sent me a set of freebies and some extras that I am sharing with you each day!

The following links are affiliate links, which means that if you click a link or make a purchase, I will receive a small commission which helps keep this site running! Thank you!

The sample above uses Today’s Free Gift (6/22/2018): Neenah Solar White A2 Scored 25 Pack card bases This card pack is a scrapbook.com exclusive.

While the Neenah Solar White isn’t my very favorite white card stock, it is a great, price-friendly alternative. It’s in my Top 5 of white card stocks. It works well with Copics and you can give it a try for FREE with purchase while supplies last today (6/22/2018) at scrapbook.com!

Shop all Card Making today and save 10% to 20%. Grab all the stamps, dies, inks and more that you need to create incredible handmade cards and save. All the discounts are marked on the individual product pages and no coupon code is needed. Hurry and shop now for the best selection because this Card Making sale ends tonight, June 22nd, at midnight PST.

Scrapbook.com Card Making Sale

7 of the most popular brands in paper crafting are also 20% off for the next 7 days!

20% off popular brands!

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7 Sizzling Days of Summer with Scrapbook.com: Day 3

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Hi, friends. I’m back today with Day 3 of  scrapbook.com’s 7 Sizzling Days of Summer promotions. Scrapbook.com generously sent me a set of freebies and some extras that I am sharing with you each day!

The following links are affiliate links, which means that if you click a link or make a purchase, I will receive a small commission which helps keep this site running! Thank you!

Today’s Free Gift (6/21/2018): Tonic Dot and Drop Die Set The Blossom Spray design is a scrapbook.com exclusive. This die set is a generous gift of the day.

This handy die is both a decorative design for your cards and a handy template for using your Nuvo Crystal, Glitter, Jewel and Glow Drops. Combining your colorful drops or embellishments will really take this design to the next level. You will love how your projects are transformed!  You can get it for free with purchase while supplies last today (6/21/2018) at scrapbook.com!

7 of the most popular brands in paper crafting are also 20% off for the next 7 days!

20% off popular brands!

Scrapbook.com sent me these wonderful Prima Flowers and I’ve decided to give them to you! Comment on this post and I’ll randomly pick a winner to mail this 100 piece embellishment set! Winner will be chosen at 7:00 am CDT on 6/22/2018.

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7 Sizzling Days of Summer with Scrapbook.com: Day 2

Scrapbook.com Slick Writer Pen

Hi, friends. I’m back today with Day 2 of  scrapbook.com’s 7 Sizzling Days of Summer promotions. Scrapbook.com generously sent me a set of freebies and some extras that I am sharing with you each day!

The following links are affiliate links, which means that if you click a link or make a purchase, I will receive a small commission which helps keep this site running! Thank you!

This little layout uses Today’s Free Gift (6/20/2018): Fine Point Slick Writer Pen in Black Did you know that scrapbook.com has started their own line of paper craft products and accessories? They’ve created this neat little slick writer pen to use for all of your documenting needs on your projects!

I used the pen on this Project Life Just My Type kit layout to document and save my trip to the movies with my good friend last night. Scrapbook.com sent me the Project Life kit as a gift, but you can purchase your very own kit here at Becky Higgin’s site. The pen is waterproof and smudge-proof, even on slick surfaces. It does take about a second to dry, but if you’re always frustrated like I am by smudges on your slick envelopes or projects, you need this pen in your life.  You can get it for free with purchase while supplies last today (6/20/2018) at scrapbook.com!

7 of the most popular brands in paper crafting are also 20% off for the next 7 days!

20% off popular brands!

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