Your Next Stamp - Birthday Box Card

Hello crafty friends!  The holidays are always so busy!  It's been a while since I've posted anything but I'd like to share with you a birthday box card that I made for my nephew using some adorable stamps and dies by Your Next Stamp.

I created my own box card using this tutorial by Splitcoaststampers.  Now, there are some amazing box card dies out there, but sometimes I like to make ones from scratch that are a little bit larger when I have a bunch of stuff that I want to add to the box without overlapping each other.  After creating my box, the rest was pretty simple.  I just stamped, colored and diecut my items and adhered them to the box. 

The products that I used for this project were:

I will be playing along and entering this card into the following challenges:

Simon Says Monday Challenge "Party Time"

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Anything Goes"

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!  I love hearing from you, so please feel free to leave any comments or questions!  Hoping you all have a very blessed and Happy New Year!


Stamps of Life - Christmas Bear

Hello!  I am almost caught up with all of my Christmas cards....finally!  For this card, I decided to once again use the new bear2stamp stamp and die set that was released at the beginning of this month by The Stamps of Life.  However, I went with a Christmas theme instead of a birthday one.  This bear set really is great for all year round!

All stamps, dies and patterned paper are from The Stamps of Life.  For the base of the card, I simply diecut some solid and patterned paper (Happy Holidays Patterned Paper) using the Stitched Rectangles Die Set.  I then used a circle die to cut a circle through the top two layers of my card.  For my wreath, I die cut a number of ivy leaves in different shades of green from the Sizzix Merry Christmas 3-D Drop-ins Sentiments Die Set.  I then layered and glued them onto my patterned paper around the cut out circle.  I also added a few holly berries using that same die set with red cardstock.

Once I stamped, colored and diecut the bear, I added both a hat (hats4critters stamps and dies) and a scarf (soup4snowman stamps and dies).  I then added a letter in his hand and addressed it to Santa by heat embossing his name with some super fine detail white embossing powder.  Lastly, I added a piece of white foam (with a circle cut out lining up with the one on my card) behind the first two layers of my card.  I then added some shaker embellishments using a Christmas sequin mix by Pretty Pink Posh and a piece of clear acetate.  My main sentiment was heat embossed with super fine detail embossing powder using the "Merry Christmas" stamp from the santa2stamp stamp set.

I will be playing along and entering this card into the following challenges:

House of Cards Challenge Blog
Let's Craft and Create: Challenge # 120 "Christmas &/or New Year"

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Stamps of Life - Have a Beary Happy Birthday

Hello!  It's a new month and The Stamps of Life has come out with a super cute new set of monthly club stamps called bear2stamp!  This set is super versatile and can be used for almost any occasion.  Today, I'd like to share with you a simple little birthday card that I created using this set and the coordinating dies.  This card is actually for my dad.  Yes, it looks like it could be for a child but if you knew my dad, (a very smart and wonderful man who is a child at heart), you'd understand!

For the base of my card, I used the Sizzix Triple Circle Flip-its Die Set by Stephanie Barnarnd.  I then added some die-cut patterned paper panels using the Happy Birthday Collection Patterned Paper Pad from The Stamps of Life.  I used some basic circle dies to die cut some dark blue circles that fit perfectly over the three circles in the center of my card.  Next, I used one of the dotted circle dies that comes in the Triple Circle Flip-its Die Set to add some contrasting dotted white circles directly above the dark blue ones.  

For the bear, I stamped his image using my We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Stamping Tool with some Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  Following that, I colored him using Copic markers.  I then die-cut him using the coordinating "Bear Dies".  The nice thing about the coordinating dies is that they come with a small little die that partially cuts out his paws and arms so that he can be holding onto something.  Since this is a birthday card, I decided that he should be holding a present (which was stamped from the SOL birthday4cookie stamp set).  The smaller birthday presents that are on the three circles in the center of the card came from SOL stamp2build stamp set.  Similar to the large gift, I stamped the gifts onto white cardstock, colored with Copics and then fussy cut them.  I added some glitter embossing powder to the ribbon on each present prior to attaching them to the card.  Lastly, I die cut a birthday hat for the bear and then heat embossed my sentiment with super fine detail black embossing powder.  I then added some blue ribbon and a few rhinestones to embellish the card.


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Altenew - Striped Florals Birthday Card

Hello!  I wanted to quickly share with you today a birthday card that I created using some beautiful Striped Floral Stamps by Altenew.   I absolutely love the bold patterns of this stamp set.  To create this look, I took a piece of white cardstock and simply stamped my images where I wanted them.  I did use my Precison Press by We R Memory Keepers to help with the placement of my images.  In order to create some "depth",  I simply masked some of my images before stamping the items that I wanted to appear "behind" my main set of flowers.  Once that was complete, I colored everything with my Copic markers and added a few touches of contrast with a white gel pen. 

I knew that I wanted some contrasting trim/paper on the left side of my card, so in order to do this and still maintain my 5.5" x 4.25" (A2) card size, I used my ruler to lightly draw a straight line (with pencil) from the top to the bottom of my card about 1" in from the left hand side.  I then used my paper trimmer to cut as much of this straight line as I could and then fussy cut around the buds, petals and leaves that were going to lay on top of the sparkly gold paper that I placed underneath my white cardstock panel.

In order to add a little more dimension to my card, I decided at the last minute to stamp and fussy cut one more large flower (the main full-sized one in the top center of the card).  Once colored, I then attached it directly over the one that I had originally stamped with some 3D foam squares. 

Lastly, I stamped the "Happy Birthday To You" sentiment which came from Altenew's Fresh Freesia Stamp Set and added a few gold dots for embellishment with some gold stickles.  Voila!

I will be playing along and sending this off to the following challenges:

Altenew - A Year In Review Inspiration Challenge

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Anything Goes"

Addicted To Stamps and More Challenge #222 "Make Your Mark"

Once again, thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!  I love to hear from you!  Please feel free to leave any comments or questions!  Have a wonderful weekend!