DeNami Design Surprise Monster Birthday Shaker Card!

Hi Everyone! Elizabeth here with a fun surprise birthday card! I decided to shake things up a little with this card and have the main scene be in the inside of the card with window that you can get glimpse that there’s something inside.

To create this card I stamped the window on some green pattern cardstock from Lawn Fawns Polka in the Meadow and fussy cut it out and used a knife to cut out the inside. You don’t have to use pattern cardstock for the window. You can also stamp it on colored cardstock or white cardstock and color it in. I chose the fast and easy way of the pattern cardstock. Next, I die cut the yellow pattern cardstock, also from Lawn Fawn, with a stitched rectangle die from Simon Says Stamp. While I had the die out I went ahead and used it on some white cardstock for the inside panel. I stamped the white panel with the Happy Monster Party stamp and Happy Birthday in Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink and then colored in the monsters with Copic markers. To line everything up I held up the stamped panel with the yellow panel in front and then the window in front of a good light source so that I could see the monsters. I lined up the opening of the window with the monsters and carefully used some washi tape to hold the window where I wanted it. I used a knife to cut out the opening using the window as guide. Do the same thing with the card base and you are ready for assembly. To create the shaker part used very thin double sided tape and adhered the acetate to the back of the window. Then, I used foam tape to create the well for the sequins and adhered another piece of acetate. I attached the panel on the inside of the card and the yellow panel on the front of the card being careful to line up the openings. Lastly, I added the shaker window to the front of the card. I hope that you enjoyed this card and it inspires you to think outside of the box when it comes to your stamps and cards!





DeNami Design Garden Birthday Card

Hi Everyone! Elizabeth here with a pretty garden birthday card. I was inspired by all of the pink and metallic colors that I’ve been seeing lately. I thought that combining pink and rose gold would be really pretty and I love how it came out!

To create this card I heat embossed the Elegant Floral Circle in Rose Gold Embossing Powder from Simon Says Stamp and my brand Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a water brush  to color them in. Then I used a scalloped hole punch to punch it out. Next, I die cut some pink cardstock with a stitched rectangle die from Simon Says Stamp. I embossed a pattern using 3 of the stamps from the Ornamental Flowers set and embossed them in the same rose gold embossing powder. Also, I embossed Happy Birthday that I stamped in Versafine Onyx Black ink and used clear embossing powder. Next, I adhered the pink panel to the card base and used foam tape to pop up the Elegant Floral Circle to give the card some dimension. This card would look great in lots of different colors so try it out and see what you come up with!






DeNami Design Ice Cream Paper Piecing Birthday Card

I scream, you scream, we scream for ice cream! I don’t know about you but I love ice cream. Ice cream is great for birthdays and DeNami has this great Ice Cream Shoppe Set where you can create your own ice cream or cupcake treats. I love this set and was waiting for the right time to use it. I recently purchased some pattern paper and thought that it would perfect to use with this stamp set!

Creating this card is simple and fast! My favorite kind of card! First, choose the pattern paper that you want to use for the card. For my card, I chose some pattern paper from Lawn Fawn. Next, stamp the images that you are going to use on the paper in black ink. I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink but you can use whatever have. Luckily, these images are easy to fussy cut out because that is next step. To create a nice finished edge on the pieces after I cut them out, I carefully run a black Memento marker around the edges of the images. You will need to cut down the background to your desired and then you can adhere your cut images to background. Next, I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment in the bottom right corner of the background in a nice Versfine Onyx Black ink. Lastly, I adhered some enamel dots from Michaels that I found in my stash to the top right corner. Adhere the panel to your card base and voila you have a great birthday card!

Below is a list of supplies that I used to create this card along with a link where you can purchase them. Enjoy!



DeNami Design Kraft and Gold Birthday Card

This week for DeNami Design Team is all about neutral colors or monochromatic cards. I decided to go with a neutral color and use kraft paper. Neutral colors are great because the card can be specific or for anyone. I like kraft paper because you can make it as colorful or neutral as you want and still create a great card.

The base of my card is kraft paper. In my stash, I found some paper that is kraft with gold foil polka dots that I had purchased Michaels last year. I decided that this would be wonderful for this card and it helped me with designing the card. The next layer is another piece of kraft paper that I heat embossed with gold embossing powder because I don’t have any gold paper. You can use any gold embossing powder for this project. The only one that I have is again from Michaels. For the top layer, I stamped the Elegant Floral Vine stamp and embossed it with the same gold embossing powder as the layer below. The sentiment that I used is the Small Happy Birthday and I heat embossed with white embossing powder. This card is a quick and simple card that you could easily change for other occasions. Below is a list of supplies that I used along with links where you can purchase them. Enjoy!


DeNami Design Monster Birthday Card

Hi Everyone!

I always feel like birthday cards for boys are little harder than ones for girls. This week I made a birthday card for boys using Happy Monster Party and layering 2 border stamps to create my background. I have to say that this one of my favorite boy birthday cards that I have created!


To create the background, I used the Three Line Border and Stitched Border stamps to create a fun plaid background. The colors for background are Sunflower, Love Letter, Summer Sky, and Freshly Cut Grass dye inks. I chose the colors to coordinate with the monsters. The monsters were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored in with Copic markers. Next, I cut out the frame using the Frame in Frame die set from Taylored Expressions and the monsters using the same die. The die creates both a frame and the panel so I used both the panel piece for the monsters and the frame that it cut out of the white cardstock. I ran the die through again with the red polka dot pattern paper to create the red frame. Next, I adhered the red frame using Tombow Liquid Glue to the white cardstock frame to add a little dimension. To assemble the card, I adhered the plaid panel on my base and then my frame at an angle on top of that. Last, I placed the monsters in the frame with some Tombow Permanent Tape Runner.

I think this card is so cute and fun to give to a boy for his birthday! I hope that you enjoyed my card today!

Below is the list of supplies that I used along with links where you can purchase them! Enjoy!


DeNami Design Spring Birthday Shaker Card!

Spring is finally here! Yeah! April showers are here and the flowers are starting to bloom, well if you don’t have deer like I do! Haha! For this weeks project the theme is spring and I have been wanting to do a shaker card for a while now and I thought why not now?! Not only is this card a shaker card but I also did watercolor for the card.


To make my card I created my watercolor panel first. To create watercolor panel I used Distress Ink in three colors, which are listed below in the supplies. Next, I die cut the panel with a frame die from Taylored Expressions that creates a frame and the main panel. I stamped happy birthday in Versafine Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. For the flowers and bugs, I used the Flower Patch and Bitty Bugs stamp sets. I used Lawn Fawns Hippo die ink so that it would be soft on the background. Next, attach the acetate to the frame and then attached Scotch foam adhesive around the frame. After that, I attached the back panel to the card base with a Tombow Extreme Tape Runner and then placed my shaker bits  on the back panel. For my shaker bits I used a selection that I had picked up my local Michaels. Last, I placed I attached the shaker window to the card base making sure that everything was lined up perfectly.

Below is a list of supplies that I used along with links where you can purchase them! Enjoy!





DeNami Design: Shake It Up With Gift Tags!

You just wrapped the perfect gift for the birthday party that you’re going to and you need gift tag! You could go to the store and buy one but why do that when we are crafty. Shake things up with a shaker gift tag! You don’t need a lot of supplies, so you can make quickly!

You need a set of dies that nest to create your shaker. I used the two smallest dies in the balloon die set from Simon Says Stamps. You will use the largest die tree times. Once to create the back of the shaker and again for the front with the smaller die nested inside to create the window. Then the last time that you use the largest die is to cut the acetate for the window. You may need to run this through your Big Shot a couple of times to get it to cut all the way around. Adhere the acetate to front to finish making the window. On the back of the of the back piece I used the Small Happy Birthday in Versafine Onyx Black ink. Next, cut Scotch foam tape to go around the window to create the enclosure that will hold all your shaker bits. I place my shaker bits on the back piece and adhere the window to the back my peeling off the tape off the foam tape. I used twine to finish them and give them that nice finishing detail. I hope that you enjoyed my project!

Below is a list of supplies that I used along with links where you can purchase them. Enjoy!




DeNami Design You’re One of a Kind Bunny Birthday Card!

Who doesn’t love a cute little bunny?! I know that I certainly do and that is the theme for this week for DeNami Design Blog. Of course, my first thought was to make an Easter card. That’s the most obvious choice with Easter around the corner. But let’s face it, I can’t beat the Easter Card that I made last week and I was not about to try! I decided I would make a birthday card instead.

I created the background of the card with the Bunny Tail Trio, Dot Border and Stitched Border stamps. I used Lawn Fawns Hippo, Freshly cut grass and Sunflower dye inks on the background. For the main bunny, I used the Bunny with Flower and Medium Double Circle stamp. For the circle, I used the same Hippo dye ink. I kept the coloring of the bunny simple and used Copic markers without any shading. Next, I cut out the bunny using a scallop punch. For the sentiment on the front I used the One of a Kind stamp on white cardstock. The inside of the card is stamped with the Small Happy Birthday stamp in black ink. I hope that you enjoyed this weeks card and it inspires you to create a card for that special person in your life that is one of a kind!

Below is a list of the supplies that I used along with links where you can purchase them. Enjoy!




Birthday Card Remade for Coffee Lovers!

This week is coffee and donut themed and I have to be honest, I don’t like coffee so it was hard for me to get inspired. I looked on Pinterest and other blogs for inspiration and nothing was striking me. I was starting panic! What should I make?! What will I do?! I talked with Nami and she gave me few ideas to get my creative juices flowing. Thanks Nami! I went through my previous projects and decided to remake a previous card but make it for coffee lovers. So here you go you crazy coffee lovers, this is just for you!

This is the original card:


This is the card remade for coffee lovers:

The card that I remade is the from the Same Card in 3 colors post. Instead of using the Dot Border from the Retro Border set, I decided to use the Mini Coffee Cup stamp. I used Lawn Fawns Peacock dye ink for the stripes in card and Walnut for the coffee cups. Also, I replaced the balloon with the coffee cup but I kept the Happy Birthday script. The coffee cup was colored with Copic markers and I kept it simple by not doing any shading. I hope that you enjoyed todays project.

Below is a list of the supplies that I used along with links where you can purchase them. Enjoy!





Happy Birthday Card in 3 Colors!

Does it seem like every time you turn around you need another birthday card?! I decided to make life simple and make the same card in 3 different color combinations to make life a little easier. You can make these using the persons favorite colors to personalize it for them.

For this project you only need 4 stamps and you create as many different variations as your heart desires! 2 border stamps, a birthday greeting, and a birthday image. You will also need 2 dye inks, Memento black ink and one copic marker to match one of the dye inks. I created my stamp panel using the 2 border stamps and alternating between the borders and colors. I trimmed my panel to leave a border on the card. I stamped the birthday sentiment and the balloon on white cardstock and colored the balloon to match one of the borders. For the balloon I added some sparkle and shine by adding some of the shimmer Pico Embellisher on it and let it dry. I layered the sentiment on a piece of grey cardstock that matched all the color combinations on my cards.

As always, below is a list of the supplies that I used along with link where you can purchase them. Enjoy!