Just finished up a birthday card for my sister. She has a thing for bats so this little guy is flying in to wish her well. I just love the little happy birthday banner he carries in his mouth. He looks very determined to deliver his message. Leaving a cloud of gold sequins in his wake.
A lovely friend of mine had a birthday not to long ago. I made her a hair comb for the occasion. It's made out of clock hands with a large red glass jewel, then faux finished in a yummy distressed gold color. She admired something similar to it in my EJPcreations shop so I had to make a special one just for her. I made it so it would mimic a peacock feather, but in a very mechanical steampunk neo-Victorian way. And of course since I put so much time into making her gift I had to put equally as much time into the wrapping of it.
I made a lovely little card for her using the new Jenni Bowlin Photo Album stamp. A few weeks ago I posted a video using another one of these stamps in the series making a similar card on my youtube channel.
Supplies Used: Clearsnap ColorBox Pigment Inkpad, Peony -- Jenni Bowlin Studio - Clear Acrylic Stamps - Photo Album -- Strathmore Translucent Vellum pack of 20 -- 3m Scotch Quick-dry Tacky Adhesive 4oz -- Hero Arts Woodblock Stamp, La Lettre -- Wilton Doilies: 4 White Circle 30/Pkg -- Singer Pearlized Ball Head Straight Pins, 120-Count -- May Arts PINK Twine String Burlap -- Scotch CAT 085 Advanced Tape Glider with 2 Rolls of 1/4-Inch by 36-Yard Acid Free Tape,Cure Pink -- Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 817 Kushgrip Non Stick Micro Serrated Snips -- Martha Stewart Crafts Scoring Board and Envelope Tool -- Scor-Tape 1/8" X 27yds- -- We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper Tool -- Neenah Creative Collection Classics Specialty Cardstock Starter Kit, 12 X 12 Inches, 72 Count (46408) -- Making Memories Crystal Brads Value Pack -- Ranger Liquid Pearls Glue 1/2-Ounce, White Opal -- Madison Avenue 6 x 6 Paper Pad - Lost And Found - My Minds Eye -- EK Success Paper Shapers 1-Inch Circle Nesting Punch, Old Package --
So my Mother's birthday was quickly approaching. I had everything all made and ready for her special day. And then the weekend before my sister saw a card I had made for another family member, and she instantly said I am
commissioning you to make Mom's birthday card for me. She is the sister in the family who
writes the most beautiful, sentimental notes in cards. They always make you cry so I had to make a card as lovely as her words. I have to admit I out did myself on this one. And it was a big hit at the party.
Distress Ink Pad, Vintage Photo -- Spellbinders Nestabilities Mega Dies, Labels 20 -- Fiskars Paper Trimmer -- 3m Scotch Quick-dry Tacky Adhesive 4oz -- Stickles- Diamond -- Foam Mounting Squares -- Scotch Tape Glider -- Sizzix Big Shot -- Sizzix - Framelits Flowers 3 -- EK Success X-Large Retro Flower Punch -- EK Success Punch, Retro Flower, Large -- EK Success Retro Flower Medium Punch -- Ek Success Small Punch, retro Flower -- Cuttlebug A2 Embossing Folder, Swiss Dots -- Madison Avenue 6 x 6 Paper Pad - Lost And Found - My Minds Eye -- May Arts Ribbon, Natural Burlap String -- Brads Rhinestone Embellishments -- Corsage Pins - Pear Pearl Head
So this is the birthday card that goes with the gift card in the previous post. It's one of those cards where you can record a message. I bought it specifically because we recently watched the movie "Pecker" by John Waters. It really is a great movie, and can feel it's really telling about Waters younger years. Anyway, there is this scene in the movie where Pecker visits his grandmother who is obsessed with the Virgin Mary, and thinks she talks to her. It's really the
grandmother speaking for Mary, but it is so sweet and funny, completely endearing that I had to record it and have it as a special birthday message for him. He cracked up so much when he saw it. It just made his day.
Blank Recordable All-occasion Cards - (5 X 7 Inches) -- Copic Marker R29 Wide, Lipstick Red -- BasicGrey Aspen Frost Paper Pad for Scrapbooking, 6 by 6-Inch -- Sizzix Framelits Dies- Ornate Labels -- Bazzill Cardstock 8.5X11 - White/OP -- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Vintage Photo -- Bazzill Prismatic Cardstock 12X12 - Classic Blue Classic Blue -- Fiskars 152490-1002 Portable Paper Trimmer, 12-Inch -- 3m Scotch Quick-dry Adhesive 4oz -- Ranger Ink - Stickles Glitter Glue - Diamond -- Foam Mounting Squares Double Sided Extra Thick Small 200 Squares Per Package -- Scotch CAT 085 Advanced Tape Glider
So my favorite man in the whole world birthday was quickly approaching. All the gifts were purchased, but there was this one video game I wanted to get him. I couldn't figure out if he really wanted it or if there was something else he wanted more. And with video games you have to shop around for the best price, or where the aren't sold out of them. So I decided to just give him the money for it. A little tacky I know, but he is a guy he doesn't care about such things. And at least I could dress up the money to make it respectable in a lovely gift card holder. Now the tough part. How do I make my style bend to make a more masculine item. Well... it was hard, and really the only thing I came up with was to make it simple, tone down the accessories, and make the color work for me. And as you can see the design is very toned down for me. With a very simple color pallet. But the design
still carries a fun punch to it. And I wrote happy birthday on it instead of stamping it because I wanted it to be a little bit more personal. He ended up loving it. And as I thought there was a different game that he wanted more. That he had to travel to 5 stores to find. So I continue my reign as best girlfriend in the world.
Regency Baker's Twine Cone red and white -- Fiskars 01-005646 Border Punches, Postage Stamp -- Bazzill Basics 12 by 12-Inch 25-Sheet Cardstock, Red Assortment -- Bazzill Cardstock 8.5X11 - White/OP -- Advantus Tiny Attacher by Tim Holtz Idea-ology, 6-3/4 Inches, Includes 100 Staples, Plastic and Metal, TH92800 -- Tsukineko Full-Size StazOn Multi-Surface Inkpad, Jet Black -- Tsukineko 3-Piece Sponge Daubers with Caps -- LE PEN BLACK -- EK Success Paper Shapers 2-Inch Oval Nesting Punch -- EK Success Paper Shapers Large Punch, Retro Flower Whale of a Punch -- EK Success Tools Punch, Real Estate Sign -- 3m Scotch Quick-dry Tacky Adhesive 4oz -- Fiskars 152490-1002 Portable Paper Trimmer, 12-Inch --
There is just something that comes over me when I have a My Minds Eye paper pack in my hand. It's a sort of glazed over look while my mind is filling with endless possibilities. I had bought this one (My Minds Eye Portobello Road) a little while ago. So when I found out about the birth of my friends baby boy my hands instantly reached for this pad. Because it has the PERFECT shade of blue for a little boy card.
I just love the look of those Tim Holtz flock of birds stamp against the flags. I put glossy accents over them to make them stand out a little more.
Here is the matching card I made for the new baby's amazing Mommie.
And as a little push present for the glowing mommie. I made her a lovely little clock hand hair comb for her amazing red hair. I have another shop where I make jewelry, hair accessories, and tiaras called EJPcreations.
Portobello Road 6 x 6 Paper Pad - Lost & Found - My Minds Eye -- Ranger ISG-33745 Ice Stickles Glitter Glue, 1-Ounce, Gold -- Ranger Ink - Stickles Glitter Glue - Diamond -- Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents Precision Tip 2 Ounces GAC17042; 2 Items/Order -- Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 817 Kushgrip Non Stick Micro Serrated Snips -- Neenah Creative Collection Classics Specialty Cardstock Starter Kit, 12 X 12 Inches, 72 Count (46408) -- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Vintage Photo -- Foam Mounting Squares Double Sided Extra Thick Small 200 Squares Per Package -- Martha Stewart Crafts Scoring Board and Envelope Tool -- Fiskars 01-005646 Border Punches, Postage Stamp -- 3m Scotch Quick-dry Tacky Adhesive 4oz -- Fiskars 152490-1002 Portable Paper Trimmer, 12-Inch -- 100yds 1/2" Schiff Seam Binding Hug Snug Ribbon Color Moss Green #618 -- EK Success Tools Punch, Real Estate Sign -- Tim Holtz Large Cling Rubber Stamp Set - Mini Ornates by Stampers Anonymous --
This is my favorite birthday card that I have made to date. It has all the elements that I love. The banners, that amazing oval die (Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Inverted Oval), and adorable skeleton with a pinwheel and bow tie, and as much stickles as the card can hold. Not to mention it was for one of my favorite people on the planet the woman behind the creations of Nacreous Alchemy . It was made with Recollections Bon Appetite
Halloween Stamps, and Recollections Halloween paper. Oh and tons of Vintage Photo sponging. The banners and everything else was hand cut except for the amazing ovals. Ooooooo ... I love that die set so much I could marry it!
Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Inverted Oval Cookie Cutter Die Set -- Recollections Bon Appetite Halloween Stamps -- Ranger Ink Mini Glossy Accents .5 Oz. Bottle -- Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue 1/2-Ounce, Diamond -- K and Company - Haunted Collection paper -- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Vintage Photo -- Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue 0.5 Ounce Black Diamond SGG01-5123; 3 Items/Order -- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Black Soot -- Sizzix 655268 Big Shot Cutting-and-Embossing Roller-Style Machine with Standard Multipurpose Platform, Black & Pink -- Bazzill Basics 12 by 12-Inch 25-Sheet Cardstock, White -- Scotch CAT 085 Advanced Tape Glider with 2 Rolls of 1/4-Inch by 36-Yard Acid Free Tape,Cure Pink -- Ranger Signature Series Distress Stickles Glitter Glue 1/2-Ounce, Vintage Photo --
Just a sweet little card I made for my sisters birthday using some Bo Bunny and Kaiser craft stamps. As well as the Basic Grey "what's up" paper. I went a little crazy with the glossy accents. You can't really tell from the pictures, but all the words have a thick coat of it making it look like a sort of enamel sign. And on the front I mixed in diamond stickles with the glossy accents for a pretty shimmery effect. She loved it so I was happy.
Supplies Used: Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue 1/2-Ounce, Diamond -- Tombow Craft Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive 1/3"X40'; 2 Items/Order -- Ranger Ink Mini Glossy Accents .5 Oz. Bottle -- Fiskars 152490-1002 Portable Paper Trimmer, 12-Inch -- Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 817 Kushgrip Non Stick Micro Serrated Snips -- American Crafts 1/4-Inch Satin Ribbon, 10-Yard Spool, White -- BoBunny Ambrosia Stamps -- What's Up 6X6 Paper Pad (Basic Grey) -- Ranger DIS-27164 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Spun Sugar -- 50 Blank Greeting Cards & Envelopes 4x5" ~White -- Ranger Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool-with 2 Blending Foams --
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