Hello crafty friends and Happy Valentine's Day! Whether you love or hate the holiday, it is still a great reason to make cards (and eat chocolate, of course)! Today I am on the Birch Press Design blog sharing an elegant and more traditional card using the beautiful new Adornment Peony dies.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from 80 lb. Neenah Solar White smooth cardstock. Using the Pinpoint Radial Layer Plate, I die cut that first embossed layer from white cardstock. To create the peonies, I die cut the solid base layer from red cardstock (6" x 6" Berry Paper pack) and the top thin outline layer from red foil cardstock. I die cut the solid base layer of the leaves from light green cardstock and the top thin outline layer from darker green cardstock. I used the 6" x 6" Lush Green Paper pack. I adhered all the layers together with a fine tip liquid glue.
I die cut the word "hugs" using the Hugs Sugar Script dies. I cut the larger shadow bottom layer from black cardstock and top thinner outline from gold glitter cardstock. I adhered both layers together with a fine tip liquid glue and then adhered the entire sentiment over the peonies using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension.
Lastly, I added a couple rhinestones to the top and bottom of the card for added texture. Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful love, hugs (and chocolate) filled day!
Hello friends and happy Sunday! Today I am so excited because we are leaving for our annual girl's crafting trip to the Cape! Eight of us women get together and rent an entire house directly on the beach on Cape Cod, and we do nothing but craft for the entire week. It is heavenly! We missed last year due to Covid, so we are extra excited for this year's adventure. Be sure to follow along on Instagram to see all the fun!
I have a little Valentine's Day themed inspiration to share with you using the Full Heart digital stamp set from Joy Clair Designs:
The base of this A2 sized card is made from 80 lb. Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. This is my go-to cardstock for e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g! I buy it in bulk because I use it up so quickly. I used a scalloped frame die to cut the first base layer also from white cardstock . Using the Full Heart digital stamp set, I printed the images onto Neenah white cardstock. I printed the images twice because I knew I wanted to use two of the floral hearts as the centerpiece of my design. I colored the images with Copic markers and then fussy cut each heart.
This card was inspired by the February mood board at Joy Clair Designs:
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative week!
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Hello crafty friends! Today I am on the Birch Press Design blog again sharing another fun idea for a Valentine's Day card using the Dahlia Heart Layering set. I am so in love with ALL the love themed products from Birch Press Design that I just can't stop finding ways to use them!
This colorful rainbow themed slimline card just makes me so happy!
For a step-by-step process to see how this card was made, please visit the Birch Press Design blog. Thank you for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
Hello readers and happy Monday! I hope you all found a little time to do something crafty over the weekend. Today I am being featured on the Birch Press Design blog sharing two simple and classic black and white themed Valentine's Day cards using Layer A of the beautiful Kinsley Heart Layering Plates.
Both of these cards were created the same way, I just alternated the background colors, so they look slightly different. Here is the first card I created:
And here is the second card I created using the same products:
For a step-by-step process to see how these cards were created, please visit the Birch Press Design blog for all those details and more. Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
Hello friends and happy Friday! I hope you have fun things planned for the weekend ahead. Today I am sharing another Valentine's Day slimline card using the Be Courageous stamp set and coordinating dies from Pinkfresh Studio. I have combined this stamp with some large letter framelit dies spelling out the world L-O-V-E in red glitter paper since the stamp set itself wasn't designed with love themed sentiments.
This slimline card measures 8 1/2" x 3 1/2". Slimline cards are designed to fit inside a regular #10 business sized envelope and require no additional postage. The base of this slimline card was made from 80 lb. Neenah Solar White cardstock. On a 8 1/4" x 3 1/4" piece of the same white cardstock, I stamped the large floral background (Be Courageous by Pinkfresh Studio) in Memento Tuxedo black ink. Once the ink drink, I colored the flowers with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to die cut teh image out and adhere it to the front of the card. I die cut the large letters L-O-V-E from red glitter cardstock and adhered the letters to the center of the card using strips of 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment "Happy Valentine's Day" in Versamark ink on a thin strip of vellum cardstock. I heat embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder. I notched both ends and adhered it to the center of the card over the words "love."
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative weekend!
Hello friends! As I type this blogpost (it's Monday evening) and we are in the midst of a true New England blizzard. With somewhere between 8-14" of snow on it's way, I have a feeling that tomorrow will be a snow day for me - which means I get to spend the day crafting! I think I have a few more Valentine's Day themed cards I'd like to to create based upon some ideas floating around in my mind.
Today's slimline card used the Boho Frames digital stamp set from 88 and Clear.
This slimline card measures 8 1/2" x 3 1/2". The base of the card was made from 80 lb. Neenah Solar White smooth cardstock. I cut a 8 1/4" x 3 1/4" piece of Black Taffy cardstock for the first matted layer. Using the Slimline Frames & Portholes dies from Newton's Nook Designs, I cut the scalloped layer from Rich Cherry cardstock. I printed the Boho Frames digital stamp set three times on 80 lb. Neenah Solar White smooth cardstock. I used the same frame three times on this card. I colored the frame with Copic markers and fussy cut the frame. I adhered all three frames to the card using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. On a 4" x 1" strip of Black Taffy cardstock, I stamped the "with love" sentiment in Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I notched both ends before adhering the sentiment to the center of the card.
Here is the Boho Frames stamp set from 88 and Clear that I used to create today's card:
I hope you have enjoyed today's card. Thank you for visiting and happy crafting!
Hello readers and happy Monday! I hope you all had a nice weekend. I am excited to begin sharing some Valentine's Day cards with you over the next two weeks. Today's card uses the You Are Loved dies and the Beautiful Flowers stamp set both from Simon Says Stamp.
*Both of these cards were made using the same products, I simply used alternating colors.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from 80 lb. Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. Using either petal pink ink (on pink cardstock) or real red ink (on red cardstock), I stamped the background of each with the Roses All Over stamp set by My Favorite Things. On real red or petal pink cardstock, I stamped the large bouquet of roses from the Beautiful Flowers stamp set in Versamark ink. (I stamped this image twice because I needed two sets for each card.) I heat embossed the large roses in white embossing powder and used the coordinating die to cut the flowers out. I adhered one of the die cuts to the top left corner and one to the lower right corner of each card cutting the edges to fit the 5 1/4" x 4" panel.
I die cut the outer shadow portion of the "You are Loved" die on white cardstock and the thinner script portion was die cut from gold glitter cardstock. I adhered both layers together using a Lawn Fawn glue tube. I then adhered the entire sentiment to the center of the card using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension.
I hope today's feature will inspire you to begin creating (and ultimately sending) your Valentine's Day cards. Thank you for visiting, stay warm, and happy crafting!
Hello crafty friends and welcome back from the weekend! Today I am on the Birch Press Design blog sharing a beautiful Valentine's Day card featuring the latest new release products. The focal point of this pink ombre card is the ink blended background peeking through the new Kinsley Heart Layering Plate.
On a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Bristol smooth cardstock I ink blended Distress Oxide inks in the colors Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick and Candied Apple. I began with the lightest color (Spun Sugar) at the top of the cardstock and the richest color (Candied Apple) at the bottom.
Using 80 lb. Neenah Solar White Crest cardstock, I die cut the top layer (Layer A) from the Kinsley Heart Plate.
I placed this intricate heart layer directly over the ombre background adhering it with LineCo ph neutral bookbinding glue (my go-to liquid adhesive).
Using the Lingo Thanks stamp set, I stamped the word "love" in Versamark ink on ballet pink cardstock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I used the coordinating Lingo Thanks die set to cut it out. I also stamped the sentiment "you're in my heart" in Versamark ink on fuschia pink cardstock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder as well. I die cut one large white heart to serve as the center focal point of the card. I adhered the sentiments to the lower right corner of the heart using 3M foam adhesive. Lastly, I adhered a few iridescent sequins with glue dots to the card for added dimension and sparkle.
I really like how this card came out and I think I'll recreate it in a few additional colors and send them out as MY Valentine's Day cards this year!
I honestly cannot remember the last wedding I attended, it's been that long. . . But, I always try and keep a few extra wedding cards on hand, you know, just in case someone opts for Elvis and Vegas on a Friday night whim! I also do not even remember the last wedding card I actually made, so clearly that has been a while too! Recently, as I was organizing and re-labeling my shoe boxes of cards, I realized that I am out of wedding cards. So, today I have used the "Pretty Pavilion" stamp set from Stampin' UP! to create a few wedding themed cards to have on hand.
*A full supply list is located at the end of this post.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. Using the Scalloped Stitched Nesting Rectangle dies from Gina Marie Designs, I cut the scalloped background from Melon Mambo paper. I cut a 3" x 2" piece of floral patterned paper and adhered it to the bottom of the scalloped rectangle. I cut a 3" x 3" piece of white cardstock to place above the floral paper. I stamped "always and forever" in the upper left corner in Melon Mambo ink. I stamped the pavilion in Versamark ink on Crumb Cake cardstock. i heat embossed the pavilion with white embossing powder and then die cut it using the coordinating die.
I stamped the pavilion banner in Versamark ink on Melon Mambo cardstock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I used the coordinating die to cut the banner out. I stamped the two trees and the presents in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock and colored them with Copic markers. I then adhered the entire scene to the card using 3M foam adhesive. Lastly, I tied a piece of green twine around the card before adhering it all together.
Here is the second card I created also using the Pretty Pavilion stamp set:
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. I placed a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of mint plaid paper directly on the card base. Using the Scalloped Stitched Nesting Rectangle dies by Gina Marie Designs, I cut a piece of Mint Macaron cardstock. I lined the Mint Macaron cardstock with a piece of white cardstock. On this white cardstock, I stamped the sentiment "Always and Forever" in Blushing Bride ink. I stamped the pavilion in Early Espresso ink and die cut it using the coordinating dies. I stamped the trees in Tuxedo Memento Black ink and colored them using Copic markers. I stamped the pavilion banner in Versamark ink on Blushing Bride cardstock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I die cut it using the coordinating dies. I stamped the pavilion greenery in Versamark ink on Mint Macaron cardstock and heat embossed in with white embossing powder. I die cut the greenery using the coordinating dies. I assembled the entire scene together using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension.
I hope these cards will inspire you to create some wedding cards to have on hand too.
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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Hello friends and happy Wednesday! Today I am over on the Birch Press Design website sharing two cards created from one layered die! I'm always trying to find the best way to get more "bang" for my buck, whether it's recycling or repurposing products or making my craft supplies stretch just a little bit further. Who else has one of those "bits and pieces" bins filled with little odds & ends just waiting to be made into a card!?
Today I have used the Butterfly Garden Layering Dies and the Lingo Thanks stamp set and coordinating dies from Birch Press Design. I feel like this is one of those cards that you could make in ANY color! I do that quite frequently, especially if I need to replenish my card supply. Perhaps someone really likes pinks or purples, then this design would also accommodate other colors too. Plus, by the time you are done die-cutting all those butterflies, you will have lots of extra ones to add to your "bits & pieces" bin!
I have created a short step-by-step instructional video for you to see how this card came together. I do hope you will find it helpful! I have also provided a full list of all the supplies I used at the end of this post.
Thank you so much for visiting and I hope you have a wonderfully creative day!
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