Birthday Sprinkles

Hello!

While it’s hot, humid and crazy outside with a summer thunderstorm today, I thought I would share a birthday card with you all just to break up all the love themed ones I’ve been sharing lately! Don’t worry though, I still have more of those to share with you in the coming days!

Taking a break from creating Valentine’s Day cards, I sat down and created this birthday card using the new Sending and Wishing clear stamp set by Simon Says Stamp that arrived last week with a heap of other crafty fun stuff.

The inspiration for this card came about from the yummy Sprinkles patterned paper in Kaisercraft’s new Pop! collection.  When I saw the paper I wanted to use it for a fun birthday card with a raised/dimensional sentiment.

Birthday Sprinkles Card

I then wanted to bring the sprinkles from the patterned paper to life by ‘sprinkling’ some colourful enamel dots around the bright sentiment.  After I die cut the ‘wishing’ sentiment from the patterned paper, I cut it a number of other times from some plain white cardstock and glued them all together, on top of one another to give the sentiment some height.  I then covered it with glossy accents to give it some shine.  Hopefully you can make out the shine on the picture below.

Birthday Sprinkles Card - Close Up

I love how this turned out. The effect of the raised sentiment and the colourful dots make for a fun and happy birthday card, without too much else going on around it. I would love to know what you think?

Anyway I hope you are all trying to stay cool in this shocking summer heat, or warm if you are in the middle of winter at the moment. If you are enjoying winter, I would really love to swap you!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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Sweet Love Hearts

Hi Everyone

Sorry it’s been about a week since I last posted. I have been busy around the house and catching up with some family and friends I hadn’t seen since before Christmas, so I haven’t been able to sneak in some crafty time until this past weekend.

I had some new goodies arrive from Simon Says Stamp last week, so I put a lot of them to use and created a heap of Valentine’s Day cards and a fun birthday card which I will be sharing with you all this week.

Today’s card is a CAS style Valentine’s Day card I created using the new Heartfelt Notes stamp set and coordinating dies by SSS.

Sweet Be Mine Card

I began creating this card by first die cutting SSS’s Sketch Heart from some cute patterned paper by Doodlebug Design’s new Lovebugs paper pad. I then stamped and die cut the heart and sentiment using red and silver inks, before layering them all onto my card base. To embellish the card, I added some enamel dots in matching colours, as well as a couple of matching enamel hearts, also by Doodlebug.

I hope you like today’s card?! As always, thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

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Forever Valentine Pillow Box

Hi All and happy Monday!

Did you all have a wonderful weekend? Today I’m sharing with you all a sweet gift idea for Valentine’s Day. Using the same colour combination and requirements from my previous post for the January Kaisercraft Challenge, I created a little pillow box to hold some heart-shaped chocolates for a Valentine’s Day gift.

Forever Pillow Box

Using the We R Memory Keepers Pillow Box Punch Board, I created a pillow box from some plain white cardstock. Next I cut some patterned paper from the XO paper pad which I layered together, then wrapped around the pillow box.

Forever Pillow Box - Open

For my sentiment I used a wooden flourish tag (also by Kaisercraft), which I stamped my sentiment onto using black StazOn ink, then embellished it with a little sparklet heart before tying it onto my pillow box. Lastly I glued on a white paper bloom and added some ice green adhesive pearls to the patterned paper.

I filled the pillow box with some chocolate hearts in matching colours, but you can fill it with any type of candy or even a small gift if you wanted to.  I’d love to know what you think?

It’s time for me to grab some lunch, so have a great day!

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Kaisercraft Love Blooms

Hi There

I’m back today to share another love themed card with you all, this time using the fun colour palette below from the Kaisercraft January Challenge.

Colours

The patterned papers from the new XO collection match the colour palette perfectly so using a few designs from it along with the matching clear stamp set, I came up with this card.

Love Blooms Card

I used three different patterned papers from the collection, which I trimmed into equal sized strips before gluing them onto my card base at an angle. I then stamped my sentiment – half on the patterned paper, and half onto the card base. Lastly I added some matching paper blooms, a twine bow and a little pink sparklet heart for some embellishment.

I absolutely love the soft colours in this new collection. Some of the papers are even perfect for both new baby girl and Mother’s Day themed cards. I’ll share some designs using these papers for those occasions with you all shortly.

Enjoy the rest of your day and thanks for stopping by.

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Valentine Bling

Hello

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I can’t believe we are almost half way through January already!

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I’ve been on a love themed card making frenzy lately and made today’s card using a fall wreath stamp. This is a great way to get more out of your holiday stamp sets. Who said wreaths were just for Thanksgiving and Christmas anyways!

Valentine Wreath Card

I used the wreath from the Happy Fall Y’All cling stamp set, together with a sentiment from the Valentine Sayings clear set, both by Hero Arts.

Valentine Wreath Card - Close Up

After I stamped the sentiment and wreath, I then just embellished the wreath with lots of red adhesive rhinestones, silver enamel dots, red Hero Arts dots and some red sequins. I then glued a red rhinestone heart into the centre of the wreath.

If you change the colours of the all the embellishments as well as the sentiment, you can use this style of card for almost any occasion.  I’ll share a few more variations of this card with you all soon.

Thanks for stopping by today :)

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