Hi everyone! Today I bring you a card set I made with only one stamp set. Happy Something is the name of this set and it is by Kal Barteski for Studio Calico. I ordered this because I thought it would be a great set to have in case I ever needed to make a quick birthday card. But when I played with the set, I couldn’t stop! I love the font and the “sketchy” look of the cupcakes and candles.
The first card I made, I used masking tape to cut out the candles because I wanted to put them on top of the cupcakes.
I used my MISTI to stamp on this card. As you can see below, I stamped the candles first, and then put the masking tape candles I cut on top.
I also used the plastic that came with my Stamp-a-ma-jig to help me align the cupcakes right where I wanted them. I learned this tip from Maureen Wong, she has many YouTube videos that show you different tips and tricks on using the MISTI.
Here is the finished card. The striped background paper is from the September Skies paper pack by Heidi Swapp. When I picked this paper for the background, I grabbed some Copics that matched and colored in the cupcakes.
I loved how the colors came out so I went ahead and used the same Copics for the rest of the set.
For the next card, I just made a pattern using the four cupcake stamps and colored them in with the Copics. I stamped the sentiment on a piece of Lavender Moon paper from PaperTrey Ink. For the last card, I used masking tape again to help guide me with the placement of the candles. I stamped the ends of the candle over the tape which didn’t matter because I ended up covering the ends with a piece of Smokey Shadow card stock. I heat embossed the sentiment with my VersaMark Emboss Ink Pad and Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Powder.
To finish off the card, I colored in the candles with the same Copics.
This set is perfect to have at the office or to give as a gift. I love the fun colors, the graphics, and the sentiments. I really enjoyed making this set and I hope the recipients enjoy them just as much!
Hello friends! A good friend of mine asked me to make her a baby shower card for a pregnant friend of hers. I was already coming up with different ideas when she told me she needed it in two days… boo, I was hoping I would have an excuse to order some supplies (who am I kidding? I don’t need an excuse).
Well… it turns out I wasn’t done playing with felt.
I came home and came up with this sweet card and was able to give it to her just in time! It was so easy for me to cut out the pears from felt on my last card that I decided to use it again for this card. Even though the letters are a lot smaller, I had no trouble die-cutting them. Also, I am so impressed with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue, the felt completely stays in place. Definitely a great purchase.
I used a cover plate die from Papertrey Ink, and these dies are so awesome because there’s so many ways to use them. I used the same die for a birthday card I made last year. I did more of a rainbow effect instead of using the coordinating stamp set.
I love the birthday card and I’m very happy with how the baby shower card came out. My friend loved the card and I hope the recipient does as well!
Supplies used for It’s a Girl card:
Today I decided to play with a Paper Smooches stamp set, Spectrum, which I think is such a cute stamp set. I’ve been waiting for a good reason to use it and then I realized my niece has a birthday this month!
I have a couple of Copic markers and even though I’m not that good at coloring, I want to try to use them more often. If I’m going to color in a stamp, I’ll stamp it more than once in case I mess up on the coloring.
I also stamped and die cut a couple of clouds and stamped a star burst. I also used my new Tim Holtz stencil for the background and I finished off the card with clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and a Lawn Fawn sentiment.
Hopefully the birthday girl will love it!