Safari Birthday

It’s boy’s week! Masculine cards are usually a challenge.  I find it quite challenging to reign in my passion to make flowers.  This week I bought some paper crafting magazines and decided that I would try to focus on masculine cards.

This card features a stamp set called “Safari Friends”  from the Papercraft Essentials Magazine, Issue 145 and die cuts from Tattered Lace called Summer Pasture.

I hope this weeks theme inspires you to make all of those birthday cards ahead of time for when school starts and the parties begin.

Enjoy,

Antoinette

Country Bouquet Shaker Card

Supplies needed:

  • Base cardstock 5 1/2 x 10 1/2″
  • 5 pieces – patterned paper measuring 3 x 5″
  • 2 pieces – Mason Jar Stamp and Die Set
  • Small Square Die
  • 4 pieces – Spellbinders Labels 44 (2 medium/2 small)
  • 2 pieces – Heart Border Die
  • Build a Bouquet Stamp Set from Cards and Craft Magazine
  • Foam tape
  • Alcohol markers
  • Glitter Paper
  • Confetti
  • Clear plastic

To assemble your card, score your base piece on the long side at 2 1/2″ and 6 1/2″.  Fold along the score lines. Stamp and color all of your accessory pieces. Die cut all pieces. Attach the heart border to the edge of 2 patterned paper pieces. Use 1 for the front of your card and the other for the 3rd panel. (see below)

I used the small square die to cut out the center of the front mason jar. Attach the clear plastic to the back of that piece. Attach foam tape to the outside edge of the back mason jar and sprinkle glitter inside. Attach your stem piece to the base piece then attach the front mason jar to complete your shaker.

Finish adding your decorations in your own style.

Enjoy.

Antoinette

Beach Chair Bliss Shaker Card

Supplies needed:

  • Circle base card – blue
  • Blue Circle – same size as card
  • White Circle – same size as card
  • Craft Foam
  • Stamp set – Fun In The Sun by The Rubber Cafe
  • Ranger Distress Inks : Antique Linen, Squeezed Lemonade, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Broken China
  • Alcohol Markers : OR1, CR11, GB8, GB10
  • Glitter
  • Celofane
  • Rope

Create your beach background on your white circle using your distress inks.  Stamp and color your beach chair. Assemble your shaker card and decorate the edges and border.

Have a good week!

Antoinette

Coffee is Life!

The theme for this week will be outline stickers. Outline stickers are a great way to craft and get your coloring fix all at once.

This card features my favorite beverage…COFFEE!!!

The outline stickers on this card are from Krazy Kreations https://www.krazykreationsstudio.com/

They are the Coffee Cups Outline Stickers along with Alcohol markers DR1,CR8,CR10,CR11,OR1,GB5GB8,GB10,CT3,TN7, IG2

Enjoy my coffee sunshine!

Antoinette

Best Dad Double Pocket Card

Another version of the double pocket card. This card uses a few more die cuts than the other card. I did make 3 tags for this card so that each of us has a tag to decorate for my hubby.

Tools used include: double pocket template from Paper Wishes , Banner Party stamps by Fun Stamper’s Journey (FSJ), Pennant Die by FSJ, Just Men stamps by The Rubber Cafe, Chalk Studio by My Mind’s Eye, Tags by Sizzix, Letter dies by Tattered Lace, Star punch and twine.

Please share you Father’s Day Creations.

Antoinette

Father’s Day Double Pocket Card

As promised, the Father’s Day double pocket card. If you didn’t see yesterday’s post, the template comes from Hot Off The Press at Paper Wishes http://www.Paperwishes.com  

I wanted to make cards this year that each child could create a piece of. I thought these pockets were perfect. I created a tag for each child to decorate and write their special message to Daddy. I did stencil the backgrounds to give them a little flare 🙂 The pockets can also be used to tuck gift cards into.

FYI, the card can be folded flat to mail. The finished card measures 3.75 x 5.5″

Check back on Wednesday for the Best Dad Double Pocket Card.

Antoinette

Double Pocket Cards

This week I wanted to highlight some fun shaped cards. These double pocket cards are from Hot Off the Press via Paper Wishes (www.Paperwishes.com) They have a vast array of shaped cards(and everything else you need too) for purchase. They have great specials on different days of the week. Sign up to be on their email list so you don’t miss their amazing bundles and discounts.

For these cards, I used my original as  a template and created them with double sided papers. They come as white card stock.

Since Father’s Day is around the corner, I will start with the Father’s Day cards and then the Birthday card.

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s Happy Father’s Day Double Pocket Card.

Spreading sunshine the old fashioned way!

Antoinette