294 posts categorized "Birthday"

It's Cake Time!
by Rachel Duong

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Hi crafty friends! It's Rachel here to share a delicious and yummy birthday gift card holder using the Poppystamps " Corner Shoppe Birthday Treats and Birthday Celebrations" die sets. They are festive and perfect for that special day. I paired it with the "Basic Junk Journal Set", it has a great inside pocket for a gift card. How sweet it is! 


The front cover is decorated with oh so many balloons in shades of pinks, mauves and lavender. The glitter balloons add an extra special touch. A cake over a ribbon wrapped vellum envelope and a silver embossed sentiment adorn the cover. Fairy drops in the lower left corner add interest and fun.


Open the card and a pocket is waiting to be filled with a gift card for the recipient. Pink streames add to the festivity. On the right is space to write a message and a cupcake, nom nom!


And under the message is a secret little vellum envelope holding balloons and an ice cream cone on top. Do you see the balloon that is getting away?!


Finally, the back is decorated with three double scoop ice cream cones!


Have a scrumptious day today and always! I hope you find this Poppystamps birthday card inspiring and full of possibilities for creating  party cards. I have to go now, see you soon, it's cake time!

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Corner Shop Wooden Cart
by Birgit Norton


Hello there Poppystamps friends, Birgit here with you today to share this sweet card featuring the Corner Shoppe Wooden Cart and Flower and Leaf Sprinkles from the latest release.

IMG_6750To begin with, here is a list of dies I chose to use in today's project.  I cut all of the elements out of #80 white cardstock.

IMG_6752I colored all of the elements from the Corner Shoppe Wooden Cart and Flower and Leaf Sprinkles using copic markers and then assembled them as shown here, using liquid glue.


For the background, I cut a piece of printed paper from the 6x6 Glimmering Gladiola paper stack using the Double Scalloped Stitched Frames and mounted it over a piece of coordinating cardstock from the 6x6 Lagoon Solid Core Cardstock pack.  I cut the Scalloped Pinpoint Rings out of white cardstock and blended on a bit of color using Tumbled Glass DOX ink.

IMG_6754Next, I glued the wooden cart and floral elements onto the Scalloped Pinpoint Rings circle.

IMG_6759I added the butterflies from Bunches of Butterflies using two layers, folding up the wings for added dimension.

IMG_6757To finish the card off, I stamped a sentiment from the Birthday Banners and cut it using the coordinating straight banner die and glued it to the bottom of the card.

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It's Cake Time
by Tricia Barber


Hello!  Have you checked out the new Corner Shoppe release?  It has some adorable new dies with tiny little details!  Love it!  I decided to create a bright and cheery birthday card.  I started with some yellow patterned paper from the Memory Box Glimmering Gladiola paper pack.   I used the new Scallop Pinpoint Rings using the second largest die to cut a circle.   This actually gives two die cuts and you can use them together or seperate.   This started the foundation of my card base. 


I used the new Flower and Leaf Sprinkles and Corner Shoppe Birthday Treats dies and die cut from white cardstock.  I used the negative die cut to hold the pieces in and backed it with some post it tape.  I colored the tiny die cuts with my Copic markers.   Keeping them in the negative makes it much easier to color.  I love all the little details in the Flower and Leaf Sprinkles set.   This was perfect for adding details to the tiny cakes.  


I added some details to the banner by adding some of the tiny flowers, fairy jewels and a white gel pen.  I love all the details that you can add with the tiny die cuts.  How adorable would these be to make tiny cards for a Barbie or doll house set?    The sentiment is from the new Birthday Banners stamp and die cut banner set.   I hope you have a wonderful day!  

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Amazing Whittle Giraffe!
by Birgit Norton

Howdy~ho Poppystamps friends!  I have the cuuuuutest card to share with you today, featuring the fun Whittle Racing Giraffe Kit.  Do you see a little sneak peek behind the scenes?  Lets jump right in and I'll give you all the details.

IMG_6327I knew I wanted to use the Whittle Racing Giraffe Kit, so I cut the giraffes out of a piece of pale yellow cardstock from the 6x6 Sunrise Solid Core Cardstock pad.  I cut the tree pieces and the clouds out of a piece of white cardstock that had been previously embossed with a large polka dot pattern, which I found in my box of scraps.  I added color to each of the pieces using Copic markers on the giraffes and tree trunk and Distress Oxide inks on the clouds and tree canopies.  (I had cut two of the canopies).  Now what to do with the background??

IMG_6326I was a bit perplexed on what to do for a background until I came across the Nordic Flower Heads from the spring release.  I cut them out three times using soft yellow and soft orange from the same 6x6 Sunrise Solid Core Cardstock pad, and a piece of cream colored cardstock from my scrap box.  I commenced to laying the flowers out in a random pattern, trying to mix up the colors as much as I could, while covering the front of an A2 sized card.  I snipped off the flower pieces that were overhanging the sides and cut a piece of vellum that measured 4"x5 1/4" and glued it to the top of the flowery background.


Next, I glued the scenery pieces onto the front of the card, over the vellum layer.  I cut both the wavy and straight banners from the Sentimental Banners set out of white cardstock and had to decide which of the wonderful sentiments I was going to use. 


I finally setting on "You are Amazing".  


I think this card turned out so fun!

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Happy Spring!
by Rachel Duong


Hi Everyone! It's spring and have I told you how much I love the weather?! Not only that, but the birds chirping is music to my ears. I am back with another Poppystamps card using the "Nordic Bird Bunch!"  Casually sitting on a fence, these birds are enjoying a peaceful morning. Leftover die cuts on hand, these birds are from my Challenge Reminder post. Let's get started...


The "Nordic Bird Bunch" birds were die cut in glitter, pearlescent, and shades of blue and orange(for the beaks) paper. The Memory box paper packs are listed below. 


I chose a patterned paper from the Memory Box "Anemone Grove" paper pack for the background. Next I ran an Open Studio embossing folder "Vintage Tray" through my die cutting machine with an aqua shade of blue cardstock. I cut the paper down to look like a fence and blended distress ink over the texture to enhance the lines. IMG_4860

I die cut a speech bubble from the Poppystamps "Word Balloons" set. Then I stamped the sentiment from the Poppystamps "Spring Banners" clear stamp set in black Versafine ink.

Putting the card together was fast. I glued the pattern paper on to a white card base and then the fence comes next in the lower half of the card. The birds are arranged with the sentiment and I glued it down when I was satisfied with placements. 


I added Fairy Jewels in light turquoise nest to the sentiment and under the birds. Bakers twine in aqua and white tied in a double bow complete the card. Yay!

IMG_4879That's it for now. I hope you get a chance to craft and create peaceful spring makes. There are so many Poppystamps dies to choose from. See you soon, take care!

Rachel Floral Signature




Birthday Wishes
by Tricia Barber

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Hello! I am still a newbie when it comes to Hot Foiling.  I have foiled many a plates instead of my cardstock!  I thought I would share a tip that I have found has been useful and helped with my foiling process.  For today's card, I used some dark blue cardstock with the Deco Shells Hot Foil Plate.  You can foil on any cardstock!  I always thought that you could only foil on white, but foiling on colored cardstock creates such a wow effect! 

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Believe me when I say I have thrown away many panels!  I traditionally cut my cardstock down then foiled on a perfect 4.25 by 5.5 panel.  My results were never great until I learned to use a larger piece of cardstock, larger than your hot foil plate!  Trim your panel down to 4.25 by 5.5 or 4 by 5.25 panel after it has been foiled.   I typically will use half sheet and then trim away the edges.  Yes, you will have odd pieces of leftover cardstock but it is better than throwing an entire panel away!  The Deco Shells Hot Foil Plate created such a pretty panel on this darker cardstock!   For my sentiment, I die cut the Birthday Wishes Moonlight Script die from the Rainbow Reflections Mirror Gold Foil cardstock.   The shadow die was die cut from light blue vellum and white cardstock. This created such a soft background for the gold foil sentiment.  

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I thought the panel still needed a little something and added a matching light blue butterfly using the Nordic Butterfly Trio craft die and added a small gold jewel from the Christmas Fairy Jewel to the center.  My mother loves butterflies, so this card will be added to her card stock stash to use!   What are your tips for hot foiling that you can share with me?   I would love to know!   Happy Foiling! 

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