Birthday, Techniques & Tutorials

Birthday Pop Up Card

Dear Crafters,

Today I share my Build a Birthday card with a difference. This is a pop up card, so slightly more advanced technique, but still easy when you follow the steps.

Let’s get started!

Here is the front of the card, and yes, it just looks like a normal C6 card, but wait til you see inside. I started with an A5 sheet of Watermelon Wonder card stock folded in half. I embossed a piece of Whisper White card with the Decorative Dots TIEF and adhered that to the front of the card. Then I added a smaller piece of Designer Series Paper from the Cherry on Top DSP Stack.

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I stamped the sentiment onto white card and used the Note Tag Punch. I also used the Chalk Talk framelits to die cut the Watermelon Wonder piece, but cut one end off. It fits perfectly under the Note Tag Punch!!!!

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On the inside top of the card, I glued another piece of the Cherry on Top DSP Stack paper before winding some twine around and through the tag and tying in a bow.

Now here is the fun part!

Check out all these candles that pop up when you open the card. How cool is that!

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I stamped all the candles and cut them out and punched the top of each one above the flame by placing it in the Modern Label punch!

Here is a side view of the open card.

Build a Birthday Stampin Up!

This was not my original idea although I did need to change the measurements from Foolscap to A4 dimensions. I need to thank Georgia Giguere for this idea and you can view her video here https://youtu.be/iBD0r_V9YmE

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Birthday

Birthday Washi Cake

Dear Crafters,

Washi Tape is certainly becoming a huge part of the craft world and it is no wonder as to why.

What’s to love about washi tape? Everything! The designs and colors. The versatility. The simplicity – just tear, tape, and transform. Go basic and use single strips as accents. Or step it up and combine strips to create custom backgrounds, decorate, and more. It’s an effortless way to add color to your projects and it’s not expensive.

Today I am using the richly coloured, Bohemian Designer Washi Tape, 3 rolls per pack, 1 of each design. It comes in 3 widths, 1 roll of each width: 3/8″, 1/2″, 5/8″ and it is 5 yards per roll for only $8.75. Coordinating colours: Bermuda Bay, Delightful Dijon, Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla.

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I began stamping the cake stand in Tip Top Taupe ink and then layered the Washi Tape. It’s that easy!

Then stamped the banner on the top in Rich Razzleberry ink and punched some stars from coordinating card stock.

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I stamped some candles on the inside of the card and added 2 strips of washi tape across the bottom of the envelope.

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You could make loads of these cards using different washi tape. So quick and easy, it’s almost scary hehe.

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Birthday, feminine, Kids Cards, Masculine

Boho bakes a cake!

Dear Crafters,

Following on from yesterday’s post with the Build a Birthday stamp set, I wanted to share some more cards with you, also using the Bohemian Borders stamp set!

So what do you think? Just a whole lot of lines and patterns? Yes, well that is what I thought too when I first saw this stamp set and wondered why on earth I needed to have it! Well, as I share this next card with you, you too, may just be adding this stamp set to your next order!!!

I am also using the Build A Birthday stamp set for the cake stand, sentiment and the banner at the top, but my cake layers are stamped using the Bohemian Borders stamp set.

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Create it the same way that we placed the layers yesterday, but you may have noticed that the layers are shorter than the stamps themselves. Well here’s a handy little tip: take 2 large post it notes and put them along the side of the card lining them up with the edges of the cake stand, then stamp. Peel away the post it notes and you have a perfectly baked cake! lol

Build a Birthday Bohemian Borders Stampin' Up!

Don’t you just love baking cakes? Well this is mess free baking, unless of course you get ink everywhere!

Build a Birthday Bohemian Borders Stampin' Up!Don’t forget to decorate the inside of your card and the envelope!

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Wedding

Wedding Bliss

Dear Crafters,

Today I share with you another sneak peek of a new product in the Annual Catalogue. This stamp set is also what I will be showcasing at my next class on Saturday 6th June at 1pm. To view my full list of classes, click here.

This stamp set is called Build a Birthday, but yes, I have changed the theme and made a wedding card from it. This just shows how versatile this set is, and you won’t believe what other things we can make with this stamp set.

This stamp set is photopolymer, so it is completely clear so you can stamp exactly where you want without using the Stamp-a-ma-jig!

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The base card is Basic Black with a layer of Whisper White, then another layer of Basic Black. I stamped the cake stand in Versamark ink directly onto the black card and added some white embossing powder before heat setting it with the heat gun.

The cake layers are strips of washi tape that I have lined up on some white card in layers. I put it onto white card because the washi tape is sheer and it wouldn’t have shown if stuck directly to the black card stock). I cut out the cake indenting between the layers, before adhering to the top of the cake stand. So simple but super effective.

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I added some little gold glitter flowers with glue dots and a rhinestone in the centre of each one, and a gold bow to finish it off.

I absolutely love this set and know that you will too, especially once I share some other projects over the next few months as I am sure to make plenty with this set!

Don’t forget to decorate the inside of your card and the envelope so everything coordinates with a little of the washi tape!!!

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I would love you to comment below with your thoughts on this card.

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I also want to remind you that the end date for the 2014-2015 annual catalogue has changed from 30 June to 2 June! So be prepared for this change and get those orders in before the items run out.

All Catalogues, Clearance Rack & Weekly Deals are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Happy Stamping,

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