Just Because It’s Your Birthday!

It’s that time of year now…holiday cards are in the works but in the meantime there will be little shaker birthday cards =)

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I made this card to look my nephew holding balloons and sending them off for someone’s birthday!

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I love shaker cards and I can’t wait to order some more sequins from pretty pink posh!

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Fuse in a little happiness!

Yes…yes..and yes! I finally got my hands on the awesome-super cool fuse tool! (project life edition)

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I love how I can make all these mini shaker pockets and fill it with tons of sequins.

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For this birthday card, I started from the bottom up and filled it with the same gold/silver shaker bits. I love how it turned out.

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I stamped a few silver stars on the cardstock to give a background for the sequins.  My next project will be adding photographs to the pockets for a personalized touch.

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I always say I won’t give into the new stamping hype but here I am a fan of the fuse tool! Thank you Becky Higgins for making it in white!

Birthday in Gold!

So here is a card where I finally “mastered” the gold foil applied to cardstock via heat technique…

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I almost like it better with less gold foil believe it or not!

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For this card, I added a few more elements including the die cut gold foil heart and banner with a gold staple. I actually used this card for a masculine birthday card and it was well loved by the recipient.  More gold foil coming this way!

Happy Spring Skunk!

I wanted to do a little throw back to this lawn fawn stamp set that was super popular a few years ago…

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I made this into another shaker window card and used chalk inks to get that soft grass and sky background. It is a bit hard to see from the photos but I stamped “Birthday” on some vellum paper.

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For some finishing touches I added white enamel dots to the border. Skunks are good for spring right??? lol.

Ringing in the New Year with Black and Gold!

Happy New Year! I am officially obsessed with all things gold and glittery…

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I made a bunch of cards for the new year using some awesome Ranger Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder and fabulous stamps from Winnie & Walter.

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I love how the gold glitters on the Vellum!

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Makes me happy! Happy 2015!

We are in Disguise for your Birthday!

I have been trying to make cards with the gold thread in the background.  I have to admit it is hard just to let the thread go which ever way it wants to!  But I am really loving the messy look:

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For this card, I wanted to make it sort of masculine so I thought it would be funny to add a little mustache to the little mama elephant critters!  I recommend using glue dots to keep the thread in place.

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I kept the background colors simple and I think this card looks much better in real life!  Hope you are having a great week!

Shaking Chevron!

Here is one of my last cards using the chevron stencil and embossing paste!

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I love this color combination and decided to make a little shaker card with this adorable baby giraffe!

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Here is a closer look at the embossing paste after I added glitter.  Isn’t it just so beautiful? I love it!

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Fun fact about giraffes: The age of a giraffe can be calculated from its spots. The darker the spots, the older the giraffe!

Blue Birds Smiling at Me…

I love this little bird.

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I made another series of birthday cards which I like to call “How Many Fingers Are You” for all the Spring babies!  For this card, I used embossing paste and glitter to create the raised hearts and added some light blue bling and white enamel dots.

Happy May!

Bears also like to shake shake it!

I just love shaker cards!

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There is just something so delightful when you shake the cards then beads, bling, and little goodies bounce around!

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Hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend!

  • Recipe:  CS from PTI, Bear stamp from Mama Elephants, Couch stamp from PTI, Polaroid die cut from Lawn Fawn.

Moustache Birthday!

Can a card be so cute you want to jump up and do a little dance?

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That’s how I feel about this card! So I found these adorable little brads that make me smile when I use ’em.  I wish they had a little bow tie! That would be perfect.  So using my picture frame die cut I made three little polaroids for the brads.    It was very exciting because I used black pigment ink to emboss the happy birthday sentiment.  Can you see the texture?

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I added some washi tape and sprayed the background with glitter and frost!  Must stock up on brads! It’s my new love!!!

  • Recipe:  CS from PTI, Frame it die cute from PTI, Washi Tape, Brads, Paper from SixbySix, Glitter and Frost Shimmer, Ek success heart punch, Glossy accents.

Just Flip It!

I can’t tell you how much I am in love with these sizzix flip it dies!

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I love them so much I had to buy the circle die cut version so that I could make even more cards! After taking this photo I added a few more details which I will update later but I had to share this little piece of joy!

Here’s the updated version – a friend requested a 50th birthday card and voila:

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I just added an extra polka heart and the numbers 50 using grunge board and some distress ink.  And for those of you not familiar with the flip it dies – here is the inside of the card where you can write a message:

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j’adore!

  • Recipe:  CS from PTI, birthday stamp from Waltzing Mouse Stamps, Spellbinder, Ek Success heart punch, Tim Holtz distress inks, white gel pen, scrapbook paper.

Chipboard Alphabets Letters – I heart you!

So I’ve had these chipboard alphabets stuffed away in my stampin’ stash for a while (at least a year) and I finally decided to use it!

Here is a happy birthday version:

A little Get Well Card:

And finally a thank you:

I love these alphabets! Soooo adorable!

  • Recipe:  PTI cardstock, Washi Tape, Chipboard Alphabet Letters, Heart stamps, White Gel Pens, Ek Success Cloud Punch, Heart punch, corner punch from Martha Stewart.