Jenny Gropp here today, sharing some super easy birthday cards!
The supplies are simple for these cards and they definitely qualify for CAS Designs… but the beautiful metallic papers add a rich feel and look to them.
I loved using the Onyx Black Metallic paper for my card base. It is a luxurious 107# weight and creates a beautiful card base. The heavier card stock is ideal for your cards allowing them to stand on display nicely. The Swirly Paper has a pearlescent finish to it which coordinates nicely with the black metallic. I die cut an A2 sized rectangle and then sliced a piece out of the middle before, adhering the two separate pieces to the card front. I flipped the paper over to die cut the sentiment as the back side was a solid pearlescent. A fineline glue applicator or a product like Stick It is perfect to adhere delicate die cut pieces.
This smaller card measures 4.25″ square and is perfect to tuck in with a present or hold a gift card. I used the 100# Classic White Neenah paper to create the card base. A little foam tape to raise the black panel adds dimension.
I always like to add liners to my cards, giving them even more stability and a nice finished look. I used Neenah Classic Crest White and added a few of my leftover paper pieces along the bottom edge. I cut the liner using Lawn Fawn’s Stitched large Rectangles, the small stitching adding a little extra detail.
Other products used:
Dies: MFT’s Stitched Squares, Lawn Fawn Stitched Large Rectangles, Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Birthday Die
Other: Silver Sequins, Adhesive Small Pearls, Scotch Quick Dry Glue, Fineline Glue Applicator, Foam Tape
Hello! Debbie Seyer here today to share with you my latest project. I challenged myself to use only cardstock, ink, stamps and dies to create a beautiful project to share with you today. I had so much fun with my personal challenge, too!
Using a cut file and my Silhouette Cameo, I cut 2 lightweight chipboard door hangers. After glueing them together, my base was nice and strong! I also cut 2 door hangers from the Natural White Cotton Paper 80#. I covered the front and the back of the door hanger with this paper. I inked around the edges using Old Paper Distress ink and then stamped a music note background stamp randomly all over the door hanger front.
Using the Natural White Cotton Paper 80#, I created flowers using some flower stamps with a matching die. The weight and composition of this paper is perfect to create your own flowers. Using a light mist of water when shaping the flowers helps to give body and dimension to all the petals, too! The Brown Kraft Cardstock 65# die cut beautifully using a doily die that I had in my stash. The paper is lightweight enough for the intricate die to cut using only one pass!
Here is a video showing the process I used when I was creating!
other supplies used:
Stamps – Botanical Rose stamp set & Classic Leaf stamp set (Heartfelt Creations); Music Notes background (Prima)
Ink – Old Paper Distress Ink (Ranger); Olive Grove Memento Luxe ink (Tsukineko); Crumb Cake ink pad (Stampin’ Up!)
Dies – French Pastry Doily Die, Botanical Wings Die & Classic Leaf die (Heartfelt Creations)
Embellishments – pearls (eyelet outlet); lace, twine, metal embellishments, seam binding ribbon
I used a stamp set from North Coast Creations called Floral Sentiments 6. I colored the image with copic markers and cut the image and the mat out with Spellbinders A-2 dies. The vellum layer is embossed with a die from the ODBD Flourished Star Pattern set. It is hard to see in the photo but the pink layer under the vellum is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder. This paper takes embossing so beautifully! I added a pretty seam binding bow to complete the card.
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The bass of this Easel Card was made with Champagne Cream Metallic cut at 4 ¼” x 8 ½” , you can get 2 card bass from 1 sheet of 8 ½ ‘’ x 11’’ card stock. The Prussian Aqua Blue Glitter was cut at 4’’ x 4’’ and 4’’ x 1 ¾’’ . Bronze Brown Metallic was die cut with Spellbinders Parisian Accents Die. Champagne Cream Metallic was also for the Flowers and Sentiment. The Champagne Cream Metallic was inked with green ink then die cut with the Spellbinders sprigs die.
I cut the brown kraft cardstock to 5 x 7″. Then I cut the brown spring bloom paper to 4 3/4 x 6 3/4″ and layered it onto the kraft base. I printed my invitation out onto the white text paper and cut it to measure 4 1/4 wide x 5 1/2″ long so that there was a portion of the patterned paper showing at the top. I used some Mono Multi liquid adhesive to adhere the burlap into place.
With this particular adhesive, you do not need to cover every bit of the burlap. Just put some small dots around the edge and down the middle. Allow this adhesive to turn clear and then put it into place.
I added the white twine, a button and some pearl stick pins to finish.
The scripture stamp is from an ODBD set called Love Scriptures and is stamped on the Bright White Card Stock. The base card is also made from the Bright White Card Stock. I used a Spellbinders Oval to cut it out. I also used Spellbinders A-2 Floral Ribbon Threader dies to cut out the layers from the Solid Tiffany Blue and Classic White Laid Card Stocks. Using negative pieces of the Tiffany Blue Card Stock I punched three butterflies with a Martha Stewart Butterfly punch. I added a pretty seam binding bow and tiny pearls to complete the card.
Join us for a spot of tea as we celebrate the bride-to-be! Jenny Gropp here today!
With wedding season fast approaching I thought I’d do up a little Bridal Tea Invitation to inspire! Paper and More has a beautiful color called Tiffany Blue, available in many different styles of coordinating products: yardstick, invites and envelopes. Here’s a link to all the Tiffany Blue products. I thought this color would be perfect for a bridal shower!
With the color collection named Tiffany Blue, I added a little Tiffany Bag in the picture… it’s a pretty good match! You can see the one invitation here. In the back, I used a coordinating envelope and added 80# Solid Bright White Cardstock to the flap and embossed just the flap using an embossing folder. This is an EASY touch to dress up an envelope!
I used the A2 Sierra Tiffany Blue Solid Pocket Card for this Bridal Tea Project. The invitation folder is #100 cardstock, so it feels very substantial and rich. I used 100# Classic White Cardstock to emboss the teapot die. The heavier weight paper gives you a beautiful impression when embossing with a thin die cut. I added a little strip of 81# Silver Metallic Text on the side of the embossed panel. With the color called Tiffany, I had to add a few Swarovski Crystals in the corner for a touch of bling!
I printed the invitation and the registry card on the 80# Solid Bright White Cardstock, using a soft grey ink color. A few little Swarovski Crystals to help dress it up. I wanted a touch more blue, so I added a layer to the registry card.
The invitations all come scored and folded perfectly. This little indented pocket is called a Sierra Pocketfold, available in multiple sizes and colors. I added the additional layers of silver and white and the little tea cup die. The folded invite is an A2 size – 5.5″ x 4.25″ and the perfect size for a Shower Invitation.