Basically, I covered a box, decorating it for a birthday. I used patterned paper, cardstock pieces, and a stamp set all from Gina K Designs. This is all from the Birthday Hoot set and matching papers.
You can see two of the sides that have added items. The other two sides have the ribbon and nothing else. I do not remember covering a box before, so this is new. Rather than do much to the box itself, I placed the decorations where it wouldn’t interfere with the lid closing. This was fun and different.
This is for my husband’s aunt’s birthday. I used Beautiful Balloons by Gina K Designs, masked and colored with Copics. The numbers are from Lots of Letters. Layers are Red Velvet, pattern paper is from Hello Sunshine. On the Tangerine Twist layer I used Tangerine Twist ink with the Rounded Swirl stencil. Card base is Wild Dandelion. This is a lot of layers for me. The birthday cake had red, blue, yellow and orange balloons with numeral candles – it was like I knew what the cake was going to look like. It was a good day and great to see so many of the family on a happy occasion.
I have been adding to the Simon Says Stamp Blog for their Stamptemer releases for a few vendors. First is the Gina K Designs card I created. It was made with the Split Coast Stampers MISTI challenge in mind, as that challenge is all about a silhouette image. Wetlands 2 is the perfect set for silhouette images. The background was created with Tiny Textures.
The next card was created for the Hero Arts link. I recently acquired the Joy Burst woodblock stamp and decided to do a bit of watercolor.
These were both enjoyable to create. I used the SU Top Note die for the main cut of the Joy, and the wanted to pop the center up, so I used the Spellbinders Labels 8 dies. I like this stamp set. Hopefully I will put my thinking cap on and find other ideas for it.
I sat down today and just stamped. It is fun to do this sometimes. I did use the colors for this week’s color challenge at Split Coast Stampers: Pear Pizzazz, Petal Pink, Calypso Coral.
The set is from SU called Magnolia Blooms. It is not in the printed catalog, but in a catalog for new stampers or stampers new to SU. I like the price of the set, so it made my list. I am pretty sure I have used this layout before, probably saw in a video. I had a pack of the Pear Pizzazz paper that was new, from my mother. It worked well for the card base. I added the black layer to help, since I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I needed something to add for the greeting and larger flower, so I looked in a file of paper from my sister and it had Calypso Coral. I added a strip on a black layer. It needed help, so it was embossed with the stand-by, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. I even decorated the inside of the card and an envelope to match.
I have made two Red, White and Blue cards for a few challenges.
MISTI Monday Challenge at Split Coast Stampers
Mod Squad Challenge
Gina K Designs July Challenge
I began with the Hot Air Balloon card for the Mod Squad Challenge and the MISTI one. Both needed Red, White, and Blue and the MISTI one had to be non-patriotic. While making this, I knew it needed something else, but couldn’t figure out what. My husband said the balloons could be over the water, so out came another embossing folder. Both folders used are from SU. I enjoy using these balloons both stamped and die cut.
I created the anchor one when I realized it was a Red, White and Blue challenge and started to post the Hot Air Balloon one, then remembered that it needs to be a Gina K Stamp set to be eligible for a win, so the anchors came out.
Thanks for sharing in my fun with the Red, White and Blue cards.
Quick update on the Hot Air Balloon card — It made the top 3 winner of the Mod Squad Challenge. Here is the badge:
Another update: The anchor card won the July Misti Monday challenge. They do not have a badge.
Here is one that is supposed to show a treat. It uses Hero Arts stamps from the first online order I made.
This next one is a fun one. The challenge is to “glam up the gray”, so I did my best to make Henry more glamorous.
So, Henry is the elephant from a set called Henry Says. He came from the thrift store for around $1. He is stamped on scrapbook paper that is called Textured Silver, but it looks very gray. He is even embossed using clear ink on top of the Narwhal ink from Lawn Fawn.
The last card for the challenges looks quite fun!
The guitar is from an SU set called Country Livin’. It is an acoustic guitar and in my household, it will not be turquoise. It had to have bright colors for the row I chose, to it will remain turquoise. The row I chose to create with is: Sequins, Bright Colors, Music. I used a patterned paper from Echo Park for the backgroud; it was already cut from another project. The balloons came from a Maymay Made It set called God is on the Move; it is a car set, Love Bug. I felt the guitar needed to have balloons so it looked like a birthday present. The Happy Birthday is a Lawn Fawn freebie set.
Thanks for hanging in there with my slow posting of these cards. I enjoyed creating them as it is a great stress relief and I have surely needed that. Enjoy! 🙂
I used the Elegant Asters stamp set and dies, filler from Something Good, and the sentiment from Stippled Blossoms, all by Gina K Designs. I stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, on Gina K layering white paper, colored with Spectrum Noir and Copic markers. I layered with black paper from Hobby Lobby and my card base is Primrose Petals cardstock from SU, retired.
When Split Coast Stampers had a rose challenge for Clean and Simple Cards, I thought of the layering rose set that I have. I finally made two card with this set.
The Rose set is called Layering Rose by Maymay Made It. I fell in love with it when it was released on her site. They make this stamp for a card kit from another company, but sell them on their site after the other company’s release. Anyway, I have had this for a few months, stamped several but never made them into cards.
I cut two pieces of GKD Layering Weight White cardstock in 3 3/4 inch squares. Using my MISTI, I began stamping the large rose, masked it off, then added a smaller rose on each side. I placed the buds on each side and the leaves as I saw places where they would work well.
The pink colors are all Gina K Designs: innocent pink, bubblegum pink, passionate pink. The yellow colors are Lawn Fawn: butter, lemonade, sunflower. The greens are Gina K Designs: jelly bean green, grass green. The sentiment is Gina K Designs Slate.
The sentiment is from a retired Paper Trey Ink set called Delightful Dahlias. I thought the dark gray ink worked well.
I kept the cards flat with no sequins or embellishments. Easy mailing is always a plus.