Vibrant Friend Birthday

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Vibrant Funny Friend

I had a birthday order that was Christian theme, likes yellow and bright colors. So I found a Christian saying that the lady liked and then set out to make the card. I was struggling so I went to My Princess-peaces’ gallery as she is the “lift” category of the March Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com. I lifted this card.

Since there is more bling on this card then I usually use I’m going to enter this one into the Product category – bling, shine, etc. I lifted another one of her cards that I will enter into that category.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (cinder, lemonade)
Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye (Kate & Co -Cambridge Court)
Accents/Tools: misc pink gems, Prima flowers, Martha Stewart Doily Lace edge punch, Cricut Expressions, Basic George Cricut Cartridge,

PigWit with Balloons

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I wanted to play “Stamp of the Month” at From the Heart Stamps since it is the first month Faith is back after having brain cancer. This cute piglet comes holding chocolate kisses or nothing so I decided to use the one where he is holding nothing. I was actually going to have him hold balloons but when I looked at sketch at I [heart} Sketches #163 my mind start stirring with ideals. I was struggling with that sketch of how to put an image on there with all the banners. Well, I flipped the sketch upside down and thought of balloons tied to the fence to take the place of the banners and top ribbon piece. Then I stuck the clouds going diagonal under the balloons instead of on top. In trying to figure out what colors to use I decided to use the color challenge at the February Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com (the only color added as a neutral is the green…hope Karen will allow that!)

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SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Hogs and Kisses PigWit @ From the Heart Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (Sunbeam, white, Parakeet, Romance) The Paper Studio (bright pink, gray), (coral and dark gray old Bazzill paper no longer made)
Inks: PigWit colored in Photoshop by my husband. Tie was paper pieced with gray cardstock.
Accents/Tools: American Crafts twine, Martha Stewart fence border punch, Joy Crafts (cloud die cuts), Paper Smooches (balloon dies), EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Xyron X

16th Birthday Bulldog

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In last post I showed the card for the girl so this post is the card I did for the 16 yoa boy who also owns an English Bulldog.

Not finding anything on the internet that would work I put in a request for a bulldog birthday image from my husband. He created this in Photoshop and I think it turned out pretty darn cute! I used Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Sketch #309 as my inspiration. Instead of three images on the left I went with a present and balloons tied to the present. Instead of a sentiment I placed the bulldog there. The embossed background has the sentiment in it “Happy Birthday!”

CHALLENGES:
1) Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Sketch #309 – use the sketch provided to inspire a card.

2) Crafting by Designs – Polka Dot challenge – I used polka dots in 2 of the balloons!

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: created in Photoshop by my husband
Inks: colored in Photoshop by my husband and printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Cardstock: Bazzill (Admiral, Parakeet, Red Devil)
Patterned Paper: scraps from my scrap drawer
Accents/Tools: Paper Smooches Balloon dies, red/white twine, Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder, EK Succes 1/16 pop dots, Cricut Classic Font Cartridge

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25th Birthday Bulldog

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I had two orders for birthday cards and they both have English Bulldogs. One was for a 25 year old girl and the other was for a 16 year old boy. Not finding anything on the internet that would work I put in a request for a bulldog birthday image from my husband. He created this in Photoshop and I think it turned out pretty darn cute! I used Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Sketch #308 as my inspiration…I just flipped where the string went and put mine on the bottom instead of the top. I really liked the striped paper with the image but wasn’t sure about mixing the other colors in…a little bit out of my comfort zone…but the lady loved it and so did her daughter, the birthday girl!

CHALLENGES:
1) Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Sketch #308 – use the sketch provided as your inspiration.

2) {PIN}spirational Challenge #184 – use the “pin”spirational picture to inspire your project. I went with the balloons.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: created in Photoshop by my husband
Inks: colored in Photoshop by my husband and printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Cardstock: Bazzill (Sunbeam, Admiral, white)
Patterned Paper: Echo Park Sunny Days Ahead Collection (clouds)
Accents/Tools: Paper Smooches Balloon dies, yellow/white twine, Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder, EK Succes 1/16 pop dots, Cricut Classic Font Cartridge

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Coffee Cafe Birthday

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I needed a birthday card for girl that likes coffee. I’m so glad Faith at From the Heart Stamps was able to re-open her store and is doing so well in her battle with brain cancer. My husband colored the image in Photoshop…did an amazing job…look at the steam from the coffee!! I struggled with this sketch a bit but think it turned out okay. They all can’t be our favorites, right?!! I was trying to make the blue pieces represent the napkin in the image so I embossed them with the closest “napkin feel” embossing folder and distressed the edges. I used Sketch #3 from the Feb Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – the original sketch is Sketch Saturday#448.
SUPPLIES:
Digital Stamp: Coffee and Friends @ From the Heart Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (walnut)
Inks: Colored in Photoshop by my husband and printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug Wicker Weave Embossing Folder, Darice Wire Fence Embossing folder, Making Memories Edge Scraper

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Yorkie Birthday Box

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I got a request to make a birthday card for a groomer. Last year I needed a Yorkie birthday card so I went looking through the internet. I found a cute Yorkie in a cup at Cute As A Button Designs but there was Holly on the cup for Christmas. So I wrote the designer for permission to have my husband take the Holly off so I could use it for a Birthday Card. She said better yet I’ll draw you a Birthday Yorkie!! Such a sweet artist. So I made the card (realized I forgot to post it so will do that shortly) for a lady in her 70’s and she loved it. So I decided to use that image again for the groomer. It is amazing how cards have different feel to it depending on the paper and design that is used. I went for a more vibrant feel on this card….it just happened because when I saw that balloon paper I thought it was cute with the image! I used sketch #5 from the Jan Card Sketch Challenge @ scrapbook.com. This is also for the Jan Inspirational Card Challenge @ scrapbook.com – Bonus – I need birthday cards to replenish my stock so I made 3 more of these to do just that!

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Birthday Yorkie @ Cute as a Button Designs.
Cardstock: Bazzill (Bubblegum, Rain, Mexican Poppy, white)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug Designs (Sugar shoppe – dainty dollies, sorbet stripe, sweet celebration) (Birthday girl on the dot)
Technique: Paper pieced
Accents/Tools: xyron X, Doodlebug Design sprinkles spring assortment, cutter bee scissors

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I realized making a card this year with this image that I forgot to post this card last year when I made it April 2016. I needed a birthday card for a lady in her 70’s that liked Yorkies. I went searching the internet and found a cute Yorkie in a cup at Cute as a Button Designs. But the cup had Holly in it as it was a Christmas Image. I wrote the designer for permission to remove the Holly so I could make it a birthday card. She said she would make me a Birthday Yorkie and this is what she came up with!! Adorable!! So my husband colored in the dog and inside of the box and I paper pieced the rest.

I can’t remember the sketch but if I find it I will update it.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Yorkie Birthday @ Cute As A Button Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Chatterbox (pre 2006)
Technique: paper pieced
Accents/Tools: flower brads, Fiskars border punch – threading water, cutter bee scissors, Xyron X


Mickey Happy Birthday

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So I needed a Mickey Mouse inspired birthday card for a 25 yoa girl. I went through my supplies and came across some big round Disney World stickers that we got when we visited in 2006. If I remember right the stores handed them out in the bags when you purchased something. I cut the Mickey out of the sticker and made it the focal point of the card. The ideal/design of the card came from the bonus sketch of the Jan Card Sketch Challenge. The original sketch came from Pagemaps. I turned the sketch on it’s side and I replaced the strip of paper with the wording “happy birthday”. I punched the border with my new border punch. Then with the punch outs I put them randomly on the cardstock to make a patterned background. I pop dotted Mickey to give him dimension.

CHALLENGES:
1) January Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – product category – Something new – use one of the newest items to your stash. I used the border punch, the happy birthday die and the spellbinders tool to get the diecut out. All three Christmas gifts!
2. Jan Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – bonus sketch – original from pagemaps

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Lava, Raven), Paper Studio (yellow)
Image: came from a generic Disney World round sticker they give away
Accents/Tools: Martha Stewart Edge Punch – Stars, Spellbinders tool N one, Sizzix Tim Holtz thinlits die – Celebration words, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, xyron x sticker maker,

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