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244 posts categorized "Birthday"

A Box of Chocolates
by Rachel Duong

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Happy New Year!  I hope you are looking forward to good things in 2023.  This is me, Rachel, here to share with you a box of chocolates! I was absolutely thrilled when I saw the Poppystamps "Vintage Scalloped Heart" die. Immediately, a heart-shaped tin full of decadent chocolates came to mind.  I imagined rich, vibrant papers complete with sparkle and shine to create a delicious card.  Valentine's Day is just around the corner, here is my Valentine's Day card for you!

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Steps to create this card.
1. Die cut the scalloped heart from the Poppystamps "Vintage Scalloped Heart" die from the Memory Box "Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad". The paper I chose is a pearl gold. It is gorgeous!
2. Die cut the heart with the sunburst accents using metallic red cardstock from the Memory Box "Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad".
3. Die cut the Poppystamps "Sending Love Poe Script" sentiment in antique gold glitter paper from the Memory Box "Festive Glitter Pad". (Save the heart)

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4. Using dark brown, die cut the Poppystamps "Heartfelt Pinpoint Frame" background die. (Save the little hearts for another card!)
5. Using a medium brown, cut an A2 size card front.
6. Finally, glue the pieces together. Don't forget the glitter heart!
7. Adhere to a black card base or any color of your choice!

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Pictured are the amazing Poppystamps dies I used from the Valentine's release. 

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I hope you love this Valentine as much as I do. It reminds me so much of sweet memories involving chocolate surprises! Fabulous glitter and beautiful shiny red paired with two shades of rich chocolate brown are just enough to add a warm sentimental glow.

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May you have a beautiful day today. See you very soon. Until then, sending much love your way! 

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Herd Birthday
Tiffany Pryce

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Hey friends! Tiffany here. I thought I'd make a departure from holiday cards and use the Whittle Forest Reindeer kit to create a winter-themed birthday card. Have you checked out this adorable kit yet? The little deer and evergreen trees can create the cutest scene cards. The kit comes with several dies and a coordinating sentiment stamp set so there are a lot of card design possibilities. Let's get into the details of how to create this card!

First, create a mini slimline card base measuring 6.25 x 3.25 inches from white card stock. Trim a panel of patterned paper from the Jolly Christmas paper pad to 2.75 x 5.75 inches. Matte the panel with a piece of dark red cardstock from the Berry Red paper pad.

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Next, with scissors trim two snowbanks from white cardstock. On the lowest snowbank, stamp a sentiment with black ink. Lightly ink blend the tops of the snowbanks with mint ink. Adhere the snowbanks in place with liquid glue and foam tape.

Die cut the pieces of the card - the trees and one deer. The trees were die cut from cardstock from the Vintage Pastel Mirror paper pad. And the deer was die cut from the Earth Neutral paper pad. The deer's hat was cut from the opposite of the patterned paper and the antlers were die cut from white cardstock and colored with brown dye ink. I added some shading to the deer with ink and cheeks with a copic marker.

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Adhere the trees to the card front and add Fairy Sugar glitter glue in Mint Frost to the tops of the snowbanks.

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Hope you liked the card! I think this would make a great masculine or gender neutral birthday card. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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Tiffany Floral Signature copy

 

 

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Old World Deer
by Rachel Duong

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Hello, it's Rachel! Let's welcome Fall, the season of crisp air, leaves turning color and days getting shorter with an "Old World" card! What is "Old World"?! It's a style that is worn, slightly tattered, yet familiar and nostalgic. Finishings are distressed and faded. I love this look!
To create this card I am using the Poppystamps "Pondering Layered Deer" and the "Leafy Branch Oval". The dies are from the Fall and Christmas 2022 releases.  I hope you like it!

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Here are the steps to create this card. 
1. Die cut the Poppystamps "Pondering Layered Deer" out of kraft cardstock. Die cut the scarf in burgundy.
2. Lightly blend brown ink on the deer to create shadow and interest.
3. Adhere the pieces together. 

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4. Using a fine tipped black marker, dot in the eye.
5. Using a snow marker, add highlights and spots on the deer. It does not need to be exact or realistic. 

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6. Die cut the Poppystamps "Leafy Branch Oval" in brown and yellow. Use small scraps for green, lime, yellow, orange and burgundy. They will be used for the leaves. 
7. Take the yellow die cut and trim off the branches of the oval frame. Distress the frame unevenly with brown ink.
8. Take the brown die cut and paint it in a wash of darker brown.
9. Trim green, lime, yellow, orange and burgundy leaves off the die cuts. Glue leaves onto the brown branches of the die cut. 

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10. Using a neutral cardfront, blend brown and green distress oxide inks mimicking an oval shape. Spritz water on each color and dry between applications for this effect.
11. Glue the finished "Leafy Branch Oval" on the card front.
12. Blend distress oxides and inks around the corners and edges. Trim down the cardfront to slightly smaller than an A2 size. 
13. Glue the deer on the cardfront. Add a few leaves for embellishments and balance in the lower right corner. 
14. Tie 1 mm burlap twine on the fold to complete the card.

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Supplies I used. The dies are linked to Poppystamps below.

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I hope my card finds you well. I love the heartwarming charm of this adorable deer. It has a timeless feel and I can see this deer in the forest, munching on leaves. 
Both dies are great for so many occasions and events throughout the year. Have a wonderful day!

Rachel Floral Signature

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Two Birthday Cards, One Pinpoint Frame
by Marybeth Lopez

 

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Hello, happy September to you all. Marybeth Lopez  here with you today , sharing two cards made with the same dies. 

I used the Poppystamps Penelope Pinpoint Frame ,Fanciful Fall Leaves ,.

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I love using the cut out for the beautiful foiled : Happy Birthday die, from the set called : Birthday Wishes Poe Script. I make many at the same time when I have my hot foil machine out .

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I used Water color paper from Open Studio  300GSM For all the leaves. I wanted a soft look not to compete with the background . I added foil acorns all from the same set called : Fanciful Fall Leaves. I added foam under the Happy Birthday to raise it up and then glued the leave tucked under.

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I also made a bluish gray card to have on had for a guy card and just die cut the sentiment twice and then glued together, I love the simplicity of this one and I think its a perfect masculine card.

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I used the Sunny Orange Collection for this card from memory box : SP1002

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Thanks for the visit today. I hope you are all having a nice week.

 

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2510 Penelope Pinpoint Frame
2493 Fanciful Fall Leaves
Psf807 Birthday Wishes Poe Script Hot Foil Plate and Dies
 
Fp1003 Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad 6x6 pack
Sp1002 Sunny Orange 6x6 pack

Harvest Birthday
by Kim Singdahlsen

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This is the brand new Harvest Oval Frame. It's gorgeous.  I can image it in rich fall colors. You could watercolor it or marker it or brush/sponge it to add those vibrant colors. But one of the main things I adore about Poppystamps dies is that they are so detailed, they can stand alone. Of course, it also helps to have a fabulous sentiment - this one from the Say It Big clear stamp and die set.

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I do adore the vibrant colors of fall and I especially love them against a backdrop of gray skies or morning frost. The contrast between the cool neutrals and the rich colors is simply incredible so many of my fall cards include gray.  This one is heavy on the gray, but I added the fall colors in the various gems on the berries. This is a variety of colors from the appropriately named Autumn Fairy Jewels.

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The sentiments comes for Say it Big clear stamp and die set.  The set includes seven different bold sentiments all with the fun font, swooshes and banners. They really stand out on a card and fit the oval center of this die cut perfectly!

I played around for quite awhile with more colors. I wanted the sentiment to really pop so I tried colors in the oval area - I even created a striped oval - but I kept coming back to the simple gray colors scheme.  So to highlight the sentiment, I added a simple piece of sheer ribbon. It's just enough to point the eye toward that sentiment.

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I hope I've given you some ideas for quick and easy uses of this die. I know you'll enjoy adding fall colors to it, but it also works for a clean and simple card!Kim Floral Signature copy

 

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Butterfly Wishes
Rachel Duong

 

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Hello! It's a beautiful day to share a whimsical butterfly card with you. I love the Poppystamps Stained Glass Butterfly collage and the Large and Small Stained Glass Butterfly and Background. They can be used together or individually. 

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I chose a soft watercolor background of blue, green and purple swooshes to die cut the Stained Glass Butterfly collage from.  

 

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Next I die cut the Large and Small Stained Glass Butterfly and Background dies from heavy vellum. I glued the wings and antennae over the two butterflies with a glue dot adhering only the center. I also glued a small antenna on the butterfly without wings. 

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A closeup view showing the dimension created with the wing layers. The vellum gives the butterflies a fluid, dreamy feel. 

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I chose the "Best Wishes" sentiment from the Modest Greetings 1 Hot Foil Plate and Die. I rolled the plate through the die machine for a letterpress look. Then I mounted the sentiment on a thin frame of the watercolor paper and mounted it again on white cardstock. 

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 I glued two tiny butterflies from the Stained Glass Butterfly collage on the background. Finally I placed Autumn Fairy Jewels around the image for extra sparkle.

I love how this card turned out.  It can be used for many occasions. I can't wait to try more washes of color.  Until next post, have a fantastic day!

 

  Rachel Floral Signature

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