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!
Hello friends and happy New Year! Today I am on the Birch Press Design blog sharing some beautiful new Valentine's themed products with you and I absolutely love this new Petal Heart layering die!
The base of this A2 sized card is made from 80 lb. black cardstock. Using the Pinpoint Radial Plate die, I cut the background from black cardstock. I adhered this stitched background directly to the cardstock base using LineCo PH neutral bookbinding glue (my go-to liquid adhesive).
Using the new Petal Heart Layering dies, I cut Layer C (the bottom layer) from a fuschia pink cardstock. Layer B (the middle layer) from flamingo pink glitter paper and Layer A (the top layer) from a blushing bride pink cardstock. Since I made two hearts for this one card, I then reversed the colors and cut Layer C in blushing bride pink cardstock, Layer B in flamingo pink glitter paper and Layer A in fuschia pink cardstock. For both hearts, I adhered all three layers together with LineCo glue.
I adhered both layered hearts to the card using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. I used two sentiments from the Lingo Thanks stamp set. I stamped each sentiment in fuschia ink on thin strips of white cardstock. I notched both ends of each sentiment strip before adhering each sentiment strip over one heart. Lastly, I added a couple iridescent sequins to the card using glue dots for added dimension and sparkle.
I hope you have enjoyed this beautiful layered heart card! Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
Hello readers! It's kind of an exciting day for me as not only am I making my grand debut on the
Birch Press Designs Creative Team, but I am sharing with you my very FIRST crafting video! I have been wanting to create video content for a while now, but it's a scary leap to take! I poured a lot of hard work and time into the creation of this video and I'm quite proud of my first attempt, but I'll let YOU be the true judge. I also hope you will enjoy the first of many more cards to come featuring the beautiful, intricate layering dies from Birch Press Designs. I just received a large box of new spring release products and I look forward to sharing those with you soon!
For today's Valentine inspired cards I have used the beautiful Delfina Layering dies, the all new Flora Heart dies and the Love You Outline dies. I chose to cut all three layers from the Delfina Layering Dies. Layer C (the bottom) was cut from a rose red cardstock, Layer B (the middle) was cut from a carnation pink cardstock and finally, Layer A (the top) was cut from silver glitter paper. I adhered all three layers together with a fine-tip liquid adhesive.
Please check out this step-by-step video detailing how I created every layer of this card. I have also provided a list of supplies used at the end of this post.
I do hope you found this video helpful and I welcome your kind comments and constructive criticism (bonus points for niceness!) so that I can continue creating content in a way that's most useful to you. I won't be creating video content for every project I feature, but I will do my best to create them for the more intricately detailed or challenging cards!
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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Hello! Thank you for stopping by and visiting my website! If you are a first time reader, welcome! I hope you will find creativity and inspiration as you look around. If you are a regular follower, thank you for your continued support and returning day after day to see what's new! Today I am sharing four Valentine's Day themed cards using the fun "Beep Bots" and "Beep Notes" stamp sets from RG Avenue. I am loving the robot trend right now and these robots are extra large which makes them the focal point on each card. I'm actually on the ball this year and have completed ALL of my Valentine's Day cards. Now, to get them addressed and mailed out (which seems to be where it all goes south for me!)
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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Hello readers and welcome back from the weekend! I hope you found a little time to do something crafty. Today I am sharing another card that I made for the Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge #115. This week we have a theme challenge to inspire you. Our challenges run for two weeks, thereby giving you more time to create, so I have designed a second card to share with you this week that was still inspired by the same image seen below:
Many of my followers know that I am a cat lover, so I think all you dog fans will be pleasantly surprised with today's "adora-bull" card featuring the "Fabulous Frenchies" stamp set by Newton's Nook! I will admit, they are all very cute little bulldogs!
*A full supply list (with shopping links) is located at the end of this post.
The base of this slimline card is made from red cardstock. This slimline card measures 8 1/2" x 3 1/2." It will fit inside a regular business sized #10 envelope. I lined the card base with a 8 1/4" x 3 1/4" piece of black and white gingham printed paper. I die cut four heart from red carsdstock. On each heart I randomly stamped animal paw prints in red ink. I adhered all four hearts to the center of the card slightly overlapping each one to ensure they would all fit.
I stamped all of the images (dogs and balloons) in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Neenah Solar White smooth cardstock. I colored all of the images with Copic markers and added highlights to the images using a white Uniball gel pen. I adhered the bulldogs to the card using foam adhesive. I added the balloon to the last bulldog's tail. I also punched small hearts from pink and red cardstock and adhered them to the card in another balloon shape on the second bulldog's tail. I then added a coat of Clear Wink of Stella to all the bulldogs for added sparkle. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment "adora-bull" in red ink on white cardstock and notched the right side before adhering to the card with foam adhesive.
Will this theme inspire YOU to create? Are you ready to get your paws inky with us and play along for a chance to win?! We will randomly select one linked entry to receive a $20 store credit to the Newton's Nook Designs online shop!
We will also highlight our favorites from each challenge the following Monday, so that all entries have a chance to be featured on the Newton's Nook Designs blog.
Please make sure you review the challenge rules page before you link up your project!
Deadline to enter is Friday, January 31, at midnight CST.
Thanks for visiting and I hope to see your creations there!
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