Happy Birthday Shaker Card

Happy Birthday Shaker Card

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I enjoy making (and shaking!) interactive shaker cards.  For this one, I glued a birthday greeting die cut and a stitched frame die cut to a piece of acetate and adhered this panel to two (layered) pieces of fun foam cut with the same frame die.  This panel was placed over loose sequins and adhered to the card front.  A pretty basic design, but fun to play with!

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Pop-up Flower Pot Birthday Card

Pop-up Flower Pot Birthday Card

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I used Karen Burniston’s “Flowerpot Pop-up” die set (#1010) to create this pot with flowers that pops up when the card is opened.  The die set comes with the dies to create the pop-up element, the pot, the flowers, the leaves, and a bee (which I did not use on this card).  These dies can be used to create either a flat flower pot design or the pop up design.  Theme, colors and size are up to you. (The bigger the card, the bigger/taller you can go with the bouquet.  My card is 5″ x 7″,  but an A2 size card will work if you are careful with how position your flowers and leaves.)

You can see Karen’s assembly tutorial HERE.  This card is not hard to make; there is just a lot of die cutting if you want a full pot – lol!

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Here is the inside of the card:

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Here is the front of the card:

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This card folds flat for mailing.

The water color patterned paper (#PPR3507) is by love nicole.  I also used Gina K Designs Grass Green, Warm Glow, Edible Eggplant, and Powder Blue card stock.

The Round Happy Birthday die used on the front is unbranded, and the stitched Nesting Square Parentheses inside can be found at Printable Heaven.  The sentiment is called “Special Day Wishes” (#573F) by DRS Designs and was stamped with GKD Edible Eggplant ink.

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Awesome At Any Age – Photo Collage Pop-up Card

Awesome At Any Age – Photo Collage Pop-up Card

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It seems like only yesterday…

My triplets turned 21 today.  Happy Birthday, Kelly, Kevin, and Keith!  These fun (A2 sized) cards were made with the Karen Burniston “Photo Collage Pop-up” die set and a bunch of (mini) photos of Kelly, Kevin, and Keith when they were younger.

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This is what the front of the cards looked like.  Kelly’s is on the left, and the boys’ is on the right.

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Here are the insides of each of the cards:

Keith…

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Kelly (again)…

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and Kevin…

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The card fronts were made with digital paper from MelanieBrittDigitals that I purchased on Etsy.  The “21” was created with the harrington font and cut with my Silhouette.  The greeting is from the “Itty Bitty Birthdays” stamp set from Stampin’ Up and was stamped with Gina K Designs Peach Bellini or Ocean Mist mixed with Soft Stone ink.  The small happy birthday stamp on the inside is from “Newton’s Birthday Bash” by Newton’s Nook Designs.  I ordered the photos (as 4×4 collage sheets) from Walgreens.

HERE is Karen’s video tutorial on how to create the pop-up photo collage.

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Goodbye Sassy Cheryl’s – Snowman Wiper Card (and some other sites to find digital stamps)

Goodbye Sassy Cheryl’s – Snowman Wiper Card (and some other sites to find digital  stamps)

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Happy New Year!

Digital stamps are images you download and print from your computer to use on your cards/projects.  You can color them (just like with traditional line art image stamps), but since they are digital, you can also size them to suit your needs.

The snowman on the wiper card above is a digital image from an online shop called Sassy Cheryl’s (that, sadly, just closed down).  What I loved about the images on that site (besides that I thought they were adorable) is that most were also available as pre-colored illustrations so if you didn’t want to color the images yourself, you could just print them in color and use them as is.  The image used on the card above is the pre-colored version of “Fa-la-la-la Snowman” and was “traced and cut” with my Silhouette electronic die cutting machine.  And while this site is no longer operational, there are lots of other companies/shops that offer digital stamps (some pre-colored).

Etsy is a great place to begin looking.

Here are some other sites to check out:

Whimsy Stamps (This site actually has some of Sassy Chery’s designs)

Jan’s Digi Stamps

Graciellie Design

Bugaboo Stamps

Di’s Digital Stamps

Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps

Imagine That Digistamp

Power Poppy

Beccy’s Place

and

The Artsystamper Shop

… to name a few!  (Google Digital Stamps for more options.)

The digital paper I used is called “Snowflake Background – Snowy Paper” by SBdigitalDesigns from Etsy.  The “Festive Mini Expressions – Warmest Wishes” die from Creative Expressions was used for the pop-up greeting.

The following sample (previously posted here) shows how the wiper element works on my snowman card above and features another of Sassy Cheryl’s designs called Once Upon a Star Santa.

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I colored this image myself and used a reindeer image from the “Reindeer” stamp and die cut set (#657780) from Hero Arts/Sizzix (retired) in place of the star in the original design.

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*I am not affiliated with any of the above sites, was not asked to promote these sites, and will not be compensated if purchases are made from these sites.  I was just looking for digital stamp sites for myself and thought I’d share my findings.

Practicing for the Big Night – Wiper Card

Practicing for the Big Night – Wiper Card

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Here’s another holiday wiper card…

For this one, I used a digital image called “Once Upon a Star Santa” (no longer available) from Sassy Cheryl’s Illustrations (shop now closed).  A flying reindeer appears when the card is pulled opened.

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The reindeer is from the “Reindeer” stamp and die cut set (#657780) from Hero Arts/Sizzix (retired).  He was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, cut with the included die, and colored with Copic markers (T2, T4, E43, E44, and a colorless blender).

The Santa image is available as both a line art image and a colored image.  For this card, I used the line art image but CASED Chery’s colors.  I flipped him to be facing towards the left and colored him with Copic markers :  hat, pants, and fur – R46, R56, R59, G24, G29, E43, E44, 0; jacket – C3, C4, C5, C7, 0, E47: Boots – T2, T3, T4, C7; hair – T0, E42; Skin – E50, E21, E13; reins – E23, E25, E27, E29).  It has been a while since I did any coloring, and I really enjoyed it!  I used my Silhouette software to trace and cut him out.

The greeting die cut is the “Festive Mini Expressions – Ho Ho Ho” by Sue Wilson/Creative Expressions.

The patterned paper is from a digital file called “Snowy Paper” by SBDigitalDesigns that I purchased on Etsy.

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This A2 size card has room on the back for a handwritten or stamped message and folds flat for mailing.

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Here is a slight variation using the pre-colored version of the Santa image:

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The “holiday cheer” die cut is from the Sizzix “Christmas Tree Flip and Fold” set (#662281), and the speech bubble is from the Spellbinders “Tag That!” set (SCD-022) (trimmed to fit).

If you care to see the instructions on how I made this wiper card, you can check out my previous post.

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