Monday, November 30, 2015

Snorkeling Bear Birthday Card

I love this card I received from a talented card making friend.  The shape is very cute as well as all the elements used to make this card.  This is a A2 size interactive card. Those blue dew drops make great looking water bubble elements. 
 Flip down the front flap and the Bear starts to move upwards....................whoa................
 Here's a closer look at the Snorkeling Bear with such cute eyes!
 Message is on a clear sticky tape across the inside bottom.
 A closer look at the front panel:
Side view: I still can't figure out how she made this card even tho I have it...........maybe someday I will find out and I can share with you all.
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Friday, November 27, 2015

Shoji Screen Birthday Card

I am the luckiest person to receive such a creative project a few months back.  This one is made by Eunice whose blog is A Star for Chiemi found here. Her creative treasure came beautifully package in this box she made. There are better photos of this project on her blog (see her August 16 post). 
Unwrapping the box shows a beautiful layer of vellum tissue:
OMG - it is like real Cherry Blossom time in Japan. Note the details of the falling Cherry Blossom scattered along the building wall.
I had to remove this treasure.  The size is 8" x 8".
By pulling the sides, loo what is peeking behind the Shoji screens................
Fully opened: whoo hoo..............a cute!
Here's a close-up of the house inside:  Sister Stamp images and hanging lanterns.
A closer look at the Cherry many of them!
Here's a closer look at the Sister Stamp images........cute, eh? I'm the one in red!!!
A closer look at the lanterns:
Overhead view of the card.
Back view with a personal message:
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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Graphic 45 Bird Song Card

A quick post: Here's a card I received using the graphic Graphic 45 Bird Song Collection whose paper I absolutely love. This paper makes a great card.  Card is a cherry card stock base but the front has a black card stock mat.  The strips in the Graphic 45 Bird Song paper collection really work well on this card.  If you are not familiar with the paper collection, the paper strips are Incorporated into the top and on the right side.

I love how the fans from the paper are used for embellishments under the gold paper roses. 

 The Shanghai Girl is hand cut, then popped with foam squares. 
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Monday, November 23, 2015

Bird Song Shutter Style Birthday card

I had received this card from a dear friend who knows I love the Graphic 45 Bird Song paper collection (which has been retired for a couple years now).   I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this project. Card base is using Kraft paper.  This is the front with a metal tasseled embellishment. My favorite Shanghai Girl in red is on the card front.
Card opened: here you can see the Kraft paper base with the Bird Song decorative elements on the "shutter".
Left side details of the card: an assortment of Shanghai Girls and pink paper flowers in the bottom left corner.
 Right side details of card: The Happy Birthday medallion is cut using gold card stock.
 Overhead of the card:
 Here's the special envelope made for this card:
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Friday, November 20, 2015

Piano Birthday Card

This birthday card is a cut file made using the Silhouette Piano Shaped Card from their on line store.  It was very quick to make. A2 size.  Add a little red adhesive rhinestone for the final touch to this card.
Use the Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder for the piano top:
Card inside: Got the Happy Birthday song from the Internet and printed out a few sections. Red card stock mat frames the song.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

98th Asian Birthday card

How many people do you know turn 98?  We know one - what a milestone that is to celebrate quite an achievement.  I made this special card using the die from Ellentina Cutting Die #TSD009 from Tessler Crafts found here.  Card base is Black. Decorative paper is Best Creations collection (retired).  Finished card size is 6" x 6".
A 3"Ivory card stock mat if behind the die:
The decorative corners are a Sizzix die called Architectural Accents Set. 
 Card inside:
A closer look inside of the card.  Stamp is Hero Arts Little Clings Today and Always stamp. The circle and mat is the same size as the front: 3" diameter and a 3-1/4" black card stock mat using a Spellbinder Large Circle die.  98th is cut using my Silhouette Ariel font.
And, a special envelope with initials made using the We R Memory Keepers Enveloper: Initials made using the Sizzix Alphabet die.
Envelope back: sealed with a 1" circle punched paper Asian character from the paper.  Mat is a 1-1/4" circle punch.
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Monday, November 16, 2015

Old Man Party Birthday Card

This is a A2 birthday card for a long time friend. This was a perfect card good for many people.  It is whimsical but sends a good message, too.  The Old Man Party is a SVG cut file from SVGcutting found here. Ovals are using Spellbinders Large Oval dies. Pattern paper is from a DCWV photo mat stack.  Of course, basic black card stock for the base is typical along with a blue card stock mat. Use a black pen to do some "hand stitching" around the mats for just a little texture.
A closer look at the Old Man here: He is popped with foam squares. A white gel pen is used to put some dots on the hat.  The white gel pen is also used on his pant and slippers for some stitching, too.  His nose is popped with foam squares. Use a little brown ink to sponge around his shirt.
 Card inside: double mat of blue and white card stock.  Stamps are from Papertrey Ink Good Times collection  found here.
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Friday, November 13, 2015

Faith the Fairy Birthday Card

My Grand Niece turned 15 this year (that's almost 16!) and no more cutesy cards for her.  Pink and brown are the colors used for this theme.  This card is using Stampingbella's Uptown Girl Faith the Fairy stamp which is a bit more "grown up" for her.  The white card stock mat is using Spellbinder's Label Fourteen die popped with foam squares.  Decorative paper from my stash.  Stampin-Up Scallop Trim Boarder punch used on the strip.  Final touch is a white sheer organdy ribbon with some feminine paper flowers. Finished card size 5" x 7".
Copic colors used to color her hair: W2, W4, W6, W8. Her crown is Y17 with Clear Wink of Stella.  Skin is E000, E00, E11, R20.  Clear Wink of Stella used on the diamond wand, too. Dress is paper pieced.
The "15" is cut using my Silhouette Ariel Font which sits on a layered Silhouette Nested Banner popped with foam squares: cut file found in their library.  See the brown card stock embossing using Lifestyle Crafts Twirl embossing folder?
 Love these paper flowers and rolled wire stems.
Card inside: love the mat which was part of the decorative paper.  Cupcake is a cut out in the corner.
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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Dole Whip with Chipmunk Birthday card

This is a 5" x 7" birthday card for a very good friend who loves those Dole Whip dessert from the Disney Tiki Room. Have you had them?  I hear they are quite refreshing. Some quick details: birthday die from Papertrey Ink cut using basic black card stock. The decorative paper is  from my stash (retired Stampin Up) - base card is Recollections Kraft
 Dole whip is a svg cut fm Paper Piecing pals found hereSignage and Dole Whips are popped with foam squares.
 Chip and Dale tsum tsums fm Krafty Nook - found here.
 Here's the chipmunk's in action...........yes, they are attached with those motion Action Wobbles.
Card Inside: mat surrounded by decorative paper:
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