Cutie card

1st birthday card for a special cutie! Here is a little green/pink card I made recently.

I took a piece of pink and white polka dot cardstock I had and punched the corners of it, then applied a big sticker that read Cutie, I outlined it with a pink marker and stamped happy {birthday} right above it (i wasn’t showing up much so I went over it with the same pink marker). I took a premade 1 sticker, attached it to some green paper and cut around it then added st after it so it says 1st. I applied the whole pink piece to the card and then edged the bottom with a heart punch. I swiped the edge with some pink ink. It needed a little more jazz so I took my pink marker and made dots around the corners and used a white pen to create some curved lines. It was finished with pink bakers twine at the fold. The inside was given a girly look with a cute clothesline stamp in red ink.


Berry Cute Card

I made this birthday card for a friend’s daughter. The theme of the party was strawberry shortcake and I just happened to have some stickers to match!

I took pink cardstock folded it in half vertically and then punched a border on it. I then took a diecut strawberry and attached it to a die cut green scallop background…it needed a little something so I outlined the edges with a yellow marker. Next, I took my 2.5 inch jumbo scallop punch and made another background for the strawberry, so it looks layered. I had some red cardstock, which I punched the edges of and adhered it to the card…attaching the strawberry/scallops on top. I tied a red ribbon around the card and put a strawberry shortcake sticker on top..lastly, I took a tiny scallop-shaped diecut and applied a number 3 to it and placed it next to Ms. Shortcake.  I love how girly it is!

Vintage card…kinda

Lately, I’ve been loving the look of kraft paper for cards, layouts and more. I loved how this 1st birthday card turned out.

Materials:  plain kraft card and envelope, adhesive squares, red cardstock, corner cutter, red pen, white uni-ball pen, black 1 number sticker, Crate School Spirit Pencil paper, a Happy Birthday stamp, red and navy colored ink, and a wagon chipboard from Crate’s Toy Box collection.

Front: I rounded the corners using my cutter, then adhered a long piece of red cardstock across the card and onto the inside of  card. I took the pencil paper, crumpled it, then took my red ink pad and lightly dabbed it so the raised creases would pop, then I inked the edges. Next, I took my navy-inked birthday stamp and applied it to the pencil paper, above it I wrote in red pen the name of the cards’ recipient. I outlined the birthday stamp with the same red pen.
I stuck the chipboard sticker to red paper, and cut it to mimick the shape of the chipboard. Then I inked the edges with the navy ink. I attached that to a scrap piece of kraft paper. I cut it to a rectangle and rounded the edges and then inked the edges. Then I attached it to the card using adhesive squares. I took my number ! sticker and applied it to the card. Lastly, I took my white gel pen and made whole or dotted lines on the face of the card.

Inside: stamped the birthday stamp on kraft paper cut it and applied it to the red paper that folded from the outside in. Used a white pen to add details.

Back: stamped Made with Love on the back bottom with red ink and then wrote in my name with red pen.

Envelope: Took a truck stamp inked with red ink and repeatedly stamped it acress the bottom, I left some space for a star stamp on the bottom corner, and then stamped Little Star in the middle of the card with navy ink. I used a blue pen to create a dotted line under the trucks and a white pen to outline the star. Done!

Birthday card – turning 1

I made a birthday card for a friend’s daughter that is turning one. I started with a plain kraft card and then layered some scrap paper to make it look interesting. The biggest piece was punched with a corner rounder.  I took a coordinating pink polka dot paper scrap and inked it with a message that read “ Sweet Birthday Wishes“, I thought this looked boring so I went over it with a glue pen and dusted some sparkly pink glitter over it….perfect for a little princess!  I used a chipboard accent of a cupcake from the Cupcake Love collection of Little Yellow Bicycle on the bottom right. I topped it with a number one sticker. I cut a strip of green polka dot paper, punched it with a heart design and then inked the edge of it so it would stand out from the background. I then took some of my glitter and accented the green strip paper.

To finish it off I took my handy-dandy white pen and went around the perimeter and drew little dashes. And lastly, I took some pink bakers twine and tied it around the fold to make it look just a bit more feminine! I love the way it turned out!

Oh and I also stamped the envelope, and added the same glitter color to add some pizzazz.