"Birthday Wishes" Sunburst card
Die cut a circle from light yellow cardstock, and layer onto a larger pinked circle from a darker yellow. Punch a heart from the darker yellow, and adhere to the pale circle. Adhere this down over the centre of the sunburst. Give the yellow heart a generous coating of glossy accents and allow to dry.
Cut clouds from white felt and adhere to the card. Stamp one large and one small hot air balloon image onto white cardstock, and fussy cut. Adhere to the card as shown, layering over the clouds.
Stamp "Birthday Wishes" in brown ink onto yellow cardstock, and notch the ends into a banner shape. Fold back on itself and slightly curve to make it dimensional - adhere to the top of the card.
This card makes my heart fel happy, it's so joyful!
Thanks so much for all your hard work as a part of our design team Jo, it was a pleasure to see the outstanding cards that you create!
Friday, September 7, 2012
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Make card base from pink cardstock - Cut a light brown cardstock layer and top with Dear Lizzy Neapolitan sweet sundress paper.
Cut a rectangle of "twinkling lights" (rev) Using a Spellbinders Labels One die, cut one end to shape. Cut a slightly larger piece of pink cardstock and shape one end as before. Layer both on the card front.
Using Spellbinders classic circles dies, cut two circles - one large from pink cardstock, and one slightly smaller from heartsong. Ink edges of heartsong circle with brown ink. Adher to the gront of the card.
Cut a label shape from white cardstock using My Favourite Things Die-namics Polka Dot Greetings stamps & Die set. Stamp Label shape onto die cut using brown ink.
Stamp sentiment with pink ink. Pierce 2 holes in label and trhead with blossom twine - tie a bow on the left hand side.
Mount label over circless with foam tape.
Make three roses from cardstock using My Favourite Things Die-Namics Mini rolled roses dies. Add Kaiser Pearls in Snow to the middle of the roses. Adhere roses below label as shown. Cut two green leaves from cardstock and adhere underneath the roses.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Cut a square of dear lizzy Heartsong. Apply double sided tape around all sides, peel off the backing, and then apply glitter to the tape to create a sparkly border. Adhere this to the card front.
Cut a doily die cut from pink cardstock. Thread espresso twine through the outer holes of the doily and tie in a bow at the bottom. Punch 4 small hearts from pink cardstock and adhere back to back, ensuring that the tails fo the twine bow are caught inside the hearts.
Make a rosette from Lucky Laugh paper - (tutorial here! or you can use a special rosette die like the tim holtz rosettes)
Punch a star from "sweet sundress' paper, and adhere to the top of the rosette, with a vintage button. Adhere the rosette to the top of the doily, and then adhere onto the glittered square.
Stamp sentiment with Platinum Versacolour ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Finish off with some Kaisercraft silver rhinestones for a little extra bling!
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Cut a rectangle of "Silly Skedaddle" paper. Using a small circle punch, notch corners as shown. Ink edges with brown ink. Wrap red and white twine around the patterned paper as shown.
Cut banner shaped strips from heartsong, at first sight and lucky laugh patterned papers. Adhere strips as shown, layering and curling up the ends slightly to add dimension.
Die cut ticket border from pink cardstock. Stamp ticket bordr and sentiment with pink ink. Adhere with foam mounting tape over Silly Skedaddle paper, and trim off overhang.
Stand back and wait for the compliments to roll in! :)
Monday, September 3, 2012
Die cut a spellbinders label 1 shape from red cardstock, and a larger one from yellow. Adhere together, and cut across the centre. Move both halves apart, and adhere as shown.
Cut a rectangle of vintage book paper print and layer across the gap between the label one halves. Layer a white doily acros s the book print rectangle. You may need to fold or trim your doily to fit.
Cut red cardstock strip into a rectangle, and emboss with swiss dots embossing folder.
Sand dots lightly to distress and make them stand out more.
Cut the strip into two pieces, and round the ends as shown.
Punch two circles from brown cardstock and adhere to red embossed rectangles as shown. Push a gold brad through each brown circle - criss cross yellow and white twine around each brown circle as shown here.
Stamp ice cream cone onto white cardstock, and trim into tag shape. Adhere Kaisercraft red pearl over cherry. Cut tags from heartsong and first date patterned papers - punch a hole into the top of each tag and fan out. Tie tags to criss crossed twine.
Stamp birthday wishes in black ink aonto lower right hand corner of card, and finish off with a little red pearl!
Elegant, fun, and so pretty all rolled into one card!
Friday, August 31, 2012
Make card base from white cardstock.
Die cut shaped circles from red cardstock, sweet sundress paper and pink cardstock.
Top red cardstock scalloped circle with a circle cut from "Lucky Laugh" paper. Adhere the number 1 to this shape.
Top scalloped Sweet sundress paper with a pinked circle cut out from pink cardstock. Adhere the number 2 to this shape.
Top the remaining scalloped circle with a yellow circl - stamp "Happy Birthday" in black ink on the left hand side of this yellow circle, and punch a heart shape out of the right hand side.
Wrap red and white twine around a small piece of cardstock. Adhere twine wrappedd cardstock under the punched out heart shape so it peeks through.
Stamp a leaf on cream cardstock with black ink. Fussy cut around this, and tuck in underneath the lower circle.
Adhere all circle shapes to the card as shown. Stamp "To you" in red ink on the lower right hand corner of the card front.
Using red ink, color wood arrow shapes and adhere them as shown. You can use a little glitter glue on these to really make them pop!
Simple, fun, and would also be a great way to use up some of the scraps we all have in our stash!
Thursday, August 30, 2012
You're Sweet! CardMake card base from brown cardstock.
Punch 5 squares from various Dear Lizzy Neapolitan papers. Stamp "You're Sweet" onto one of the patterned paper squares using black ink. Arrange squares in a grid pattern onto the front of the card. Punch out the square in the lower right hand corner to make a window. (or carefully cut using a craft knife!)
Adhere squares using foam tape to add dimension.
Fussy cut an icecream from the "First Date" patterned paper. Adhere inside the card so it appears throug hthe punched out window. Apply glossy accents to the icecream. Wrap twine several times around the card spine and tie in a bow.
Round the bottom corners of the card using a corner rounder punch.
So quick, easy and effective!
I hope you're enjoying these gorgeous cards, we've got a stack more where they've come from!
Join us tomorrow for even MORE! :)