DeNami Birthday Party Treat Box

Hi Everyone! Elizabeth here with a project for any birthdays you might have this year. Give your guests a little treat in these cute little pillow boxes that are easy to make and don’t take a lot of time.

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I decided to go with a summer theme for this box since it’s so hot outside and chose a summer plaid pattern paper From Lawn Fawns Perfectly Plaid collection and used the Lawn Fawn Pillow Box die. Assembling the pillow box is easy because all the score lines are made when you run the die through your machine. I used a liquid adhesive but you can also a tape runner. Next, I stamped 3 of the images from the Happy Desserts stamp set and Happy Birthday in Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink and used Copic markers to color in the images. I punched out everything with a scalloped circle punch and adhered the circle to the pillow box with some liquid glue. All together this project took approximately 10 minutes. It would be very easy to make a bunch of them at once for a party and shouldn’t take very long. I hope that this project inspires you to use your stamps for more than just cards!

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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!

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DeNami Design Teacher Card

Hi Everyone! Elizabeth here with a great thank you card for your kids teachers! It’s fast and simple so you can make one for each teacher.

To create the card I stamped the Apple Basket, Thanks a Bunch and the apple from Happy Fruit in Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink. To color the apple basket and the apple I did very simple Copic shading coloring by using only 2 shades of each color (see supplies listed below for colors used). Underneath the apple basket and apple I used a light grey to ground the images so it didn’t look like they were floating in space. I used 2 of the rectangle stitched dies from Simon Says Stamp to die cut the panel I stamped on and the plaid paper from Lawn Fawns Perfectly Plaid collection. Next, I adhered the plaid panel to my base and then offset the stamped panel to add some interest. I hope that this card inspires you pull out your stamps and make some thank you cards for kids teachers!

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Newton’s Nook Inky Paws Challenge #22 – Birthday

Hi everyone! One of my favorite companies, Newton’s Nook, is having another Inky Paws Challenge! The theme of the challenge is birthday, which is perfect since I only have 2 birthday sets from them. My goal is to have all the cute cat sets but for now I just have 2.

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I decided for the challenge to utilize both of my sets which are Birthday Bash and Birthday Flutter. Also, I used a die set from Taylored Expressions called Color Block Cutting Plate. This die set comes with 11 dies! Don’t let the number scare you! I only used 3 of the dies from the set; the large main die and 2 of the smaller dies.

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To make the card I ran the large main die through my Sizzix Big Kick twice, once with yellow card stock and once with Copic quality card stock. Then I used the scallop die with green paper and the smaller die with white card stock. I stamped my images using Memento Black Ink and colored them with Copic markers. For the balloons, I stamped several balloons onto Post-it Tape and cut them out to create masks. I used the masks to create the layers look of the balloons. Also, I used my clear Wink of Stella Marker to add some sparkle to the balloons. Unfortunately, you can’t see it in the picture but I promise it is there! To stamp the greeting, I used Versafine Black ink because it makes a nice crisp impression. Assembling the card is the easy part! First, I adhered the yellow frame to my white card base using my Zig Glue Pen. Be careful that everything is straight so that your pieces will fit in their spots. Next, I adhered all the pieces into the their spots using my ATG gun.

I loved making this card! I hope that it inspires you to combine stamp sets together and even companies together to create awesome cards!

Simple Taylored Expressions Dinosaur Birthday Card

Hello everyone! Todays project is a simple dinosaur birthday card featuring Taylored Expressions dies and stamps. I love Taylored Expressions designs and you will be seeing more projects with their products. Not only is the quality excellent but the designs are great! When I designed this card I had bought the Sack It Dinosaur set for different purpose. Ironically, even though this is part of the Sack It collection, I love using it for a card! I think that this card would be great as a birthday card for a little boy.

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To start making this card I used a 5.75″ white square notecard to die cut the base of the card using the largest die. When I ran the die through my Sizzix Big Kick Machine, I made sure that the notecard was folded over and that the top of die overhung the notecard folded edge a little. Next, I ran the same die through again with the green metals pebble paper which I found at Michaels. As soon as I saw that paper I knew I had to have it to make this card! For the horns and the eyes, I used smooth black and white cardstock scraps. On the inside of the card I stamped one of the greetings from the Dino-Mite stamp set in Versafine Black Ink. This is my go to ink for greetings! Also, I should note that this card does fit into a standard A2 envelope.

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Now comes the fun part of assembling the card! This is super simple because you can follow the image on packaging to figure out where to put the pieces. I started by adhering the green pebble base to the white notecard using my Scotch ATG Gun. Next, I used my Martha Stewart Gel Adhesive to adhere the horns, eyes and nostrils. You’re finished! Now you have a great card to give to a little boy. Do you have any other ideas on who else you could give this card to?! I would love to hear them. Leave a comment below with your ideas!

Flip-it Birthday Card Featuring Denami Designs Birthday Chickie Stamps!

Birthday cards can be so much fun to make! Todays project features printed card stock from Doodlebug Designs, stamps from Denami Design and a set of dies from Sizzix. There are a lot of companies that I love using when I make cards and these 3 are definitely among my favorites! One thing that I like about these companies in particular is how well their products work together, which you will see here and in future posts. When I start a project I always start with stamping and coloring my images first. I stamped all of my images on 110 lb white card stock from Michaels. I have a lot of scraps so I always try to use those first and these stamps are perfect for that. DSC04456 After stamping and coloring my images, I die cut all of the pieces needed for the card. This includes the stamped images that I have colored in. The Sizzix die set has 3 main dies that need to be cut out to assemble the card. You can choose the other pieces that you wish to use for the card. For my stamped images I chose to use one of the scalloped circles, as you can see in the picture above. I used my Sizzix Big Kick machine, but you can also use the Big Shot or the Vagabond, to die cut all the pieces. DSC04458 In the above picture you see the 3 main pieces needed to assemble the card which are cut from the 3 main dies in the Sizzix die set. It is easy to tell which 3 dies are the main dies, it is the 3 largest dies. In the picture below you can see the 3 pieces assembled together to make your base card. DSC04463 Before I put on the smaller pieces, I realized that I wanted to add a little sparkle and shine to the card. To do do this I used my Zig Wink of Stella marker in clear. This product is a brush marker that has a hint of glitter in the ink. I love this marker because it adds enough glitter to sparkle but the glitter will not come off. I used this on the ice cream, balloons, icing and heart on the 4 stamped images below. It is hard to see in picture but it is there. I promise! To add shine, I added Ranger Glossy Accents on to the balloons. I love how the Wink of Stella glitter looks with Glossy Accents on top of it! Again I promise it is there in the pictures! DSC04460 Now comes the fun part of putting it all together! I do recommend folding the score lines that the die made for you before you add the stamped images. With the panel side of your card facing up (as shown 2 pictures above) adhere the present, balloon and party hat to the center of the semi circles using your Scotch ATG Gun or other adhesive. Now flip over your card and adhere the chickies to the center of the semi circles using the foam square adhesive. Now all that is left to stamp the “happy birthday” sentiment on the larger balloon panel and to add the Doodlebug sprinkles to the corners. Your card is now ready to be given to one lucky person! DSC04467 DSC04472 I hope that you enjoyed this project and I look forward to sharing another project with you! Below is a list of the materials used for this project and links to purchase them.