Corner Flip Birthday Card

Corner Flip Birthday Card

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I saw this video for a “Corner Flip” card HERE and thought I’d give it a try!  I love the interesting angle created behind the simple stamped panel, and I also love how the inside panel is visible and offsets the stamped panel so nicely.  Here’s another angle of the corner.

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The stamps I used for this card are from the “Avant-Garden” stamp set by Stampin’ Up.  It was a free set with a $50 purchase (before March 31, 2017).  The inks I used are SU Crisp Cantaloupe and Tip Top Taupe and Gina K Kraft and Fresh Asparagus.  I did generation stamping (stamping off) to get the two shades of peach and did some masking to keep my layers clean.  Card stock used is Gina K Peach Bellini, Kraft, and white.

I made repeating diagonal score lines on my corner before flipping.  I’d like to say I came up with the idea as part of my design plan, but the truth is, I had made a mistake trying to score the corner before flipping it. I either had to keep scoring or get a new piece of card stock and start over.  I kind of like the way my mistake turned out!  (It’s not really even necessary to score before folding; it folds pretty easily without a score line.)

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Quilled Flowers in Vase

Quilled Flowers in Vase

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(inside:  May your birthday be filled with love, laughter and everything that makes you HAPPY)

I made this 5×7 card for a birthday, although with no greeting added to the front, this design could be used for a variety of occasions.

I thought I’d try the circle shaping tool from the Border Buddy set by Quilled Creations for this project.  I started with 4 inch strips for the petals.  The purple petals were made by wrapping the strips around the smallest step, and after the circle coils were removed from the tool, I pinched each one flat and then gently pushed on the ends to create the opening in the centers.  The white petals were made with the second step and were barely pushed in on the sides to create ovals.  The swirly stems and leaves were hand coiled with a basic slotted quilling tool.  The loose yellow coils were made with the Quill Ease motorized quilling tool (which I talked about HERE).

The vase was made with the Spellbinders Shapeabilities Filigree Vase D-Lites Dies.  Because the quilled flowers are 3mm thick and needed to be tucked behind the vase, I made a few quilled coils using the same size strips to put behind the vase to raise it up to the level of the flowers.  It was like using foam squares but perfectly sized for this project.

The oval frame was cut with one of the Grand Ovals dies by Spellbinders and embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder.

The pre-cut paper strips were from a pack by Quilled Creations.  The card stock used for the vase, card base and frame was Gina K Pure Pure White and Sweet Mango.  The sentiment on the inside was from the “Happy Birthday to You” set by Gina K Designs.

Over at Die Cut Divas, the challenge this month is to make your project sentiment free.  Dies and/or embossing folders must also be used.

The challenge over at The Paper Players is “Clean and Simple: flowers” where we are to use a flower on a CAS design.

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Quilled Flowers and Swirls

Quilled Flowers and Swirls

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(inside: May your birthday be filled with sunshine, smiles, laughter, love and cheer!  Happy Birthday)

I’ve tried some basic quilling in the past and thought I’d give it another try here.

I used a few new (to me) quilling tools and techniques for this project.  The purple petals (marquise/eye shape) and round accents (tight coils) were made with the Quill Ease motorized quilling tool (which I talked about HERE).  The swirly “stems” were too thick for my slotted quilling tool so I held the ends with tweezers and hand coiled them.  I tried out a quilling comb for the leaf.

This is the first time I attempted the large swirls, and I found it challenging to glue them down exactly as I wanted them (the basic shape and to get the strips evenly spaced).  The problem is that once the piece (with glue) touches the paper, you can’t really move it or you have blobs of glue everywhere.  I have a whole new appreciation for the amazing, intricate designs I see on Pinterest!  I definitely need more practice!!

The pre-cut paper strips were from a pack by Quilled Creations.  The card stock used for the card base and panels was Gina K Pure Ivory and Wild Lilac.  The sentiment on the inside was from the Birthday Duo stamp set by Gina K Designs.

The challenge over at The Paper Players is “Clean and Simple: flowers” where we are to use a flower on a CAS design.

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More Pop-Up Cakes

More Pop-Up Cakes

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I made my original pop-up cake a while ago and kind of forgot about the die until I recently got a request for a custom pop-up wedding cake card.  Now that the die is out, I’ve been having fun making different cakes!  (I’m including two more of them in this post.)  My daughter needed an 18th birthday card for her friend so I created this “chocolate” one for her.

Here is the front of the card when it is closed:

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(inside: wishing you a day filled with good things)

Ingredients for this card are listed at the bottom of this post.

“Anything Goes Birthday” is always the challenge over at Seize the Birthday  which is a bi-monthly challenge blog aimed at helping you get those birthday cards done.  This week’s  “toppings” option is to use a stencil, but I opted not to use one on this project.  Pop on over and check out the beautiful inspiration posted by the design team along with all the entries in the gallery.

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Here is another wedding cake using strips of plain white card stock and printed acetate, crimped and layered.

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And here is the front of this card:

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(inside:  Wishing you every happiness, today and always)

Ingredients for this card are listed at the bottom of this post.


I designed this envelope to accommodate the bulk of these cards when closed.

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The envelope can be left plain or can be customized to match the card.


Ingredients for Birthday Cake Card: Continue reading

Baseball Box Card

Baseball Box Card

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This baseball box card is from the “Father’s Day Box Cards” SVG Kit by SVGCuts. The kit contains several different box card projects with themes that are perfect for Father’s Day or that could be used year round. In addition to this baseball card, there is a golf cart card (which I previously made), a toolbox card, a BBQ grill card, and a generic card with stars. The kit contains the svg files that you can cut with your electronic die cutting machine, and you can choose the papers and embellishments. Once all the pieces are cut out, you assemble them into an amazing dimensional card! A tutorial VIDEO is provided to make assembly a breeze.

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I made this card for my son’s birthday.  The greeting I added to the star element is from the “Just Fore You” stamp set by CC Designs stamped with Gina K Charcoal Brown ink.

The card stock I used was all from Gina K Designs:  Sandy Beach, Grass Green, Charcoal Brown, Cherry Red, White, and Metallic Gold.  I swiped Gina K Kraft ink across the bats to give them a wooden appearance.

There is a panel on the back where you can write or stamp a message to the recipient.

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The stamp I used on this card is from the “All About You” set from Gina K Designs and was stamped with Gina K Charcoal Brown Ink.

Box Cards fold flat to fit into a regular envelope, and depending on the embellishments that you choose, they may not even require extra postage (if you make them light and flat enough).

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