#1042 – Pop-up Card

Hello and welcome! It’s time for yet another challenge at Seize the Birthday and this time, it is my turn to choose the topping and I chose ‘Make it Pop!‘ Basically, you can use bright colors, funky images, or actually make something pop on your birthday project! If that isn’t your cup of tea, then go for the ‘Anything Goes‘ challenge and join us with your birthday themed project! Choice is yours!

And here’s what I made –

I got inspired by these cards made by Jennifer McGuire. The pop ups are in the card front, instead of the inside, which is where I have usually seen them.

I started with the images I wanted to incorporate in the card. I used My Favorite Things Piggy Pebbles (2019 stamp) and Scene Builder stamps to stamp the image on white cardstock using Versafine Onyx black ink, and colored them using Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. I then fuzzy cut them and set them aside.

For the card base, I chose a light blue cardstock, over which I adhered the tree & bush background and then added the pop up elements and the cute piggies. I then added a few small die cut flowers from Paper Smooches Flowers and Flowers 2 dies, colored using Zig Brush Marker pens and finally added the sentiment from Concord & 9th Tiny Tagalongs.

And that’s my pop up card! I’m joining the following challenges –

Retro Rubber Challenge #207: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps and More challenge #446: Make Your Mark

Addicted to Stamps - Make Your Mark

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Add a Sentiment

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Checkout what the rest of the team and our Surprise Guest Designer Bonnie Klass have created for your inspiration at the Seize the Birthday challenge blog.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

#1036 – Thinking of You

Hello and welcome! Today we have a new challenge at Happy Little Stampers: Anything Goes with Dies.

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Badge

And here’s what I made for your inspiration –

I started with the rose – using the stamps from Concord & 9th called Painted Rose on white cardstock and then the coordinating dies to die cut them. Next, the background. I used My Favorite Things Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner, I die cut a piece of white cardstock, then used Concord & 9th Sketched Stripes to stamp a grid in black ink. For the card base, I used black cardstock, then stamped a few big sentiments from a couple of Winnie & Walter stamp sets – The Big, The Bold and The Happy and The Big, The Bold and You – in white.

I adhered the layers together using foam tape and then stamped the sentiment using stamps from The Big, The Bold and You stamp set on a bright orange cardstock, fussy cut it and foam mounted it on the card.

Hop over to the Happy Little Stampers challenge blog to check out what the rest of our DT made for the challenge. And join the fun with your own die cut projects!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

#1028 – Celebrate with Candles

It’s still January and we’re already to our second challenge of the month at Seize the Birthday! This time, the topping was chosen by Colleen to be ‘Candles‘. Anytime is ‘Anything Goes’ as long as it’s a birthday theme. But, if you’re a toppings kind of person you can add a little extra.

And here’s what I made –

I started with the background. I used MISTI to position one of the candle images from Simon Says Stamp Candle stamp and colored it using Zig Brush Markers. I then misted it a couple of times at a distance and then stamped the image onto Linen Textured white cardstock. I then colored in the flames and also drew in the wicks. I then stamped quite a few stars and dots from the Simon Says Stamp Birthday Bits stamp set and then die cut the panel using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.

For the sentiment, I used Concord & 9th Lovely Letters stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black ink and then fussy cut it. I also cut out another piece of scrap cardstock to adhere beneath it. The sentiment below that is from My Favorite Things Well, Hello stamp set. I stamped this on a leftover piece of cardstock, then trimmed it to size before adhering it on a couple of scrap cardstocks. I then adhered both the pieces on the card. For embellishing, I used a few different colored sequins.

And that’s my card! Do stop by the Seize the Birthday challenge blog to checkout what the rest of my team mates and our Surprise Party Guest Stephanie Lanzalotto has created!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

#1016 – STB: Food, Glorious Food

Hello and welcome! We have a new challenge at Seize the Birthday. Its always an Anything Goes challenge with a Birthday theme, but we also have a Topping chosen, if you want to go with it. The topping this time was chosen by our dear friend Lindsey a long time ago as ‘Food, Glorious Food‘.

And this time, I made a shaker card! 🙂 I think Lindsey would have liked this!

This card is inspired by another food shaker card I had made last year. I love the concept of using stamped images instead of only sequins/beads as the shaker elements. So this time, I used cupcakes as one of the shaker elements!

I first stamped the cupcakes from Mama Elephant Carnival Cupcakes in a light kraft color and then colored them using Zig Brush Markers. I then fussy cut them. For the shaker base, I used Winnie & Walter Buffalo Check stencil on a white card stock panel and used kraft, green and pink colors to lightly brush on the stencil to get a lighter color blending. For the shaker window, I used Neat and Tangled Scalloped die.

Since the cupcakes themselves wouldn’t be enough, I also used a few sequins and beads in the color of the cupcakes in the shaker card. Of course, before finishing the card, I had to stamp the sentiment as well. Its a combination of sentiments from Honey Bee Stamps Pearfect Sentiments and Concord & 9th Tiny Tagalongs stamp sets.

And that’s my card. Checkout what my teammates and our Surprise Party Guest, Åsa Johansson, have created at the Seize the Birthday challenge blog.

And thank you for stopping by!

#979 – Hello to the New Year!

Hello and welcome!! A very happy new year to everyone!! May this year brings lots of happiness and keep you in good health.

With the start of the new year, we also have the challenges at Happy Little Stampers starting up. The very first one being Watercolor challenge, and as usual, Anything Goes!

Happy Little Stampers - Watercolor Challenge - Anything Goes

Here’s what I made –

I used Concord & 9th Painted Rose stamp. I stamped the outline using VersaFine Onyx black ink. Then I used Altenew inks for the solid colors, misting the stamp before stamping, which helped cover the uneven paper well. I stamped the upper layers while the lower layered colors were still not completely dry, so that the inks mingled just the tiniest bit. I then watercolored the blue background using more Altenew inks. I then added splatters of the same blue on the flower, once it was relatively dry. To enhance the look, I added dots of black using a black fineliner pen from Uniball.

For the sentiment, I wanted to go with a die cut, if possible. Luckily I had the Altenew Bold Greetings dies with me. I die cut a piece from white photo paper (do they come in other colors??) to get that shine without embossing, and a few more pieces from scrap paper, and adhered them together for dimension. I had initially thought of using kraft cardstock for the background, but I added a strip of the photo paper on the side to tie in the sentiment. Of course, the base is still kraft cardstock. I added a few white flat sequins for embellishing.

And that’s my card! And I’m joining the following challenges –

Watercooler Wednesday challenge #331: Anything Goes

Timeout challenge #204: New

Checkout the Happy Little Stampers challenge blog for more inspiration from the design team.

And thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂