Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Hoppy Birthday Frog Card

Thanks to Melissa Waldorf (Paperlicious Designs0 for the cute card idea!Supplies: AquaColor Crayons (F-31, F-32, F-38)
Circle Stamps (I used circle stamps from the following sets: Circle Sampler (T-2691)
and Sweet Goodies (T-2990))
Hoppy Everything stamp set (T-2732) - for Frog
Spirit of Christmas stamp set (T-2685) - for present
Birthday Wishes stamp set (T-2941)
Celebrate the Seasons stamp set (T-2959) - for hat
Niji Water Brush
White Cardstock
Purple Cardstock
Circle Pop Its - Pop Dots (D-89)
Palette Noir Ink (TT-220)

1) Cut your 8 1/2 x 11 piece of purple cardstock in half, width wise, to create a standard size card base.
2) Cut a piece of white cardstock into a 3 7/8" x 5" rectangle.
3) Stamp random circles of various sizes onto your white cardstock rectangle, using the Noir Palette ink.
4) Use the Aquacolor crayons to heavily outline the circles. Once you have them outlined, you will use the water brush to draw the color from the outline into the middle of the circle. Use a circular motion when brushing, and avoid soaking the paper if possible. To add more color, simply scribble the crayon on a piece of plastic, like a cd case and use the brush to pick it up from there.
5) Adhere the now decorated cardstock onto the purple card base. If you find that the paper is a little warped, a dry iron on low heat can help this.
6) Cut a 2 5/8" square of white cardstock. Stamp "Birthday Wishes" square on it, using the Noir Palette. Outline and watercolor as you have done before. Adhere to front of card.
7) On a scrap piece of white cardstock, stamp the frog, hat and present. Watercolor as you did the others, and cut each piece out individually.
8) Use a Pop Dot to "pop" the frog, present and hat up from the page. Place them within the Birthday Wishes square.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Ship Collage Card

Supplies: Navy blue cardstock
Tan cardstock
Off White cardstock
Prussian blue Palette ink (TT-209)
Versamark Pad (S-1179)
Transcendence Powder (C-151)
Ship Collage stamp set (T-2027)
Happy Birthday stamp (I used the Gift with Purchase stamps)
Ribbon Borders Stamp (T-2312)
Background texture stamp (I used a retired TAC crackle stamp)
Crop-a-dile (K-100)
Marvy Heat Tool (F-163)
Tidy Tray (C-1233)
Used dryer sheet


1) Cut a standard size card base from the navy cardstock.

2) Cut 5 x 3 3/4" piece of tan cardstock. Using the background texture stamp (crackle, in my case), stamp the tan cardstock with Versamark ink. This will impart a "watermark" image.

3) Layer tan cardstock onto the front of the card.

4) Cut a 3 1/2 x 2 5/8" navy blue rectangle. Adhere to card (see picture).

5) Cut a 3 1/16" x 2 6/16" off white cardstock rectangle. Rub the paper lightly with a used dryer sheet to eliminate static. Stamp ship collage image on this using the Prussian Blue Palette.

6) Moving quickly, pour the Transcendence powder over the freshly stamped image. Tap off excess. Heat emboss with the Marvy heat tool - you will notice the image begins to look glossy. Adhere to navy cardstock rectangle.

7) Cut a strip of navy cardstock 3/4" x 5 1/2" . Cut a strip of tan cardstock 1/2" x 5 1/2". Layer on top of navy cardstock and adhere.

8) Cut another strip of navy cardstock 1/4 x 5 1/2" . Using the Ribbon Borders Stamp and the Prussian Blue Palette, make your faux ribbon. Layer on top of the other strips. Use the Cropadile to punch a hole in either end of the strips and attach the brads. Adhere entire strip to card base bottom.

9) Cut a strip of navy cardstock 3/4" x 2" and a strip of off white cardstock 1/2" x 1 3/4". Layer on top of each other, wipe with the dryer sheet and stamp "Happy Birthday" on the off white cardstock piece. Emboss quickly with the transcendence powder. Adhere over faux ribbon on bottom of card.

Sweet Birthday Wishes

Supplies: White Cardstock
Light pink cardstock
Patterned paper (I used paper from the Basic Grey "Phoebe" line)
Brown Cardstock
Solid colored paper (I used blue paper from the Basic Grey "Phoebe" line)
pink ribbon
White flocking
Fruit Punch Stickles
Pink Petunia Versamark Ink
Black Palette Ink
Essential Glue Pad Refil bottle
Tidy tray
Sweet Things Stamp Set (Promotional TAC set - also could use Little Cupcake)
Giga 3" Scalloped Square punch
Giga 2 1/8" Square Punch
Pop-It's Pop Dots

1) Cut your card base out of white cardstock. Standard size card base is 8 1/2" x 5 1/2".
2) Cut your card front back ground shape out of pink cardstock. I used my Cricut - Accent
Essentials Cartridge set on 3 3/4". Layer on top of your white card base.
3) Cut a 3 3/8" x 2 6/8" rectangle from your patterned paper. Layer on top of your pink back
ground shape. Place to the center left.
4) Use the Giga Scalloped Square Punch to punch out a brown cardstock square.
5) Use the Giga Square punch to punch out a white square of cardstock. Using the Pink petunia
Versamark pad and a sponge, sponge around the edges of the white cardstock square.
Adhere square to brown scalloped square. Adhere both squares to the center right of the
pink cardstock and half on top of the patterned paper (see photo).
6) Adhere ribbon across front of card, laying it over the bottom third of the scalloped square.
7) Stamp cupcake twice, using black Palette ink - once on a scrap of white cardstock, and once
on a scrap of the solid colored paper. Cut the cupcake liner out of the solid colored paper and
place it on the image stamped on the white paper. This is called "paper piecing". Then cut
the entire cupcake image out.
8) Using the Essentials Glue pad refill bottle (or your choice of clear craft glue) cover the
frosting part of the image. Then pour the white flocking over the image and gently pat it
down. Shake off excess flocking.
9) Embellish with stickles and place over the ribbon on the scalloped square, using a pop dot.
10) I used my Cricut to cut out the word "sweet" and adhered it to the top of the card. Add an
additional sentiment to the bottom right (like "birthday wishes").

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Misti's Birthday Bonanza Stamp Camp!

Yes, as you can see by my blog, it has been several months since I did a Stamp Camp. But my annual Birthday Bonanza was an event, not to be missed! I had a full house on Friday night, and we created five different birthday themed cards - and of course, had my favorite birthday cheesecake from Henry's Cheesecake! YUM!!

As soon as I find where Emily hid the camera, I will upload pics of our projects, and of course, the directions on how you can make them at home.

Thanks to all who attended!