Today is my birthday. That’s right, I’m a year wiser today and I love it! I love birthdays and I love celebrating my own one too. When I was little I would get SO excited in the days preceding my birthdays: my mum and I would plan my party, put together my guest list and so on. Such was the anticipation that I almost invariably would break down in tears on the actual day, halfway through the party, as all eyes were on me! Thankfully I’ve grown out of the habit of breaking down on my birthday and I’m celebrating with you all with this cute birthday card in Spanish, since I celebrated my birthday in Spanish until I moved abroad a few years back.
I didn’t actually create this card for myself. In fact, this is the third of the three cards I created with the repeat background panels I put together whilst creating my Design Team project for the last Bastel Traum Challenge. Feel free to click on the links in this sentence to check out the first and second cards.
I created this card by repeat-stamping a few of the little images included in the “Bear and Bird” stamp set by Waffle Flower Crafts with grey ink. I then covered my background panel with a piece of vellum cut out using the largest die in my “Lacy Layers 2 Die” set, also by Waffle Flower Crafts. I then stamped, coloured and fussy-cut the bear, bird and flower pot also included in that stamp set, and adhered them on to my card panel using some foam squares. The sentiment in Spanish is by Micaela Ferrero. I absolutely love the quality of her products in Spanish and recommend them to anybody out there in search of sentiments to stamp and die cut in Spanish (I recently raved about them in this other blog post entitled “Sentiments in Spanish, feat. Gerda Seiner Designs). And that’s just about it! I’ll tell you a bit more about how I celebrated my birthday and perhaps do a Happy Mail video in the upcoming days to show off all of my crafty friend’s lovely creations! Birthday hugs to you all and thanks for stopping by today.
And why settle for one MONSTER-ously cute and masculine card when you can have two?! It just so happens that today is my boss’ birthday. He’s not only an outstanding manager, but he is also an amazing colleague who is greatly appreciated by all. And so it was that I couldn’t let his day go by without making him a birthday card.
I used the die-cut inlay technique to create the shadow below this little blue guy, which is similar to putting together a puzzle. I die cut the oval shape in the white card panel and discarded the positive piece. Then I die cut the same shape again from black card stock, this time discarding the negative piece. I then pieced my card panel and my black oval together like two pieces in a puzzle. It’s such a fun technique and the results are super in real life! I then added a few droplets with my liquid pearls and repeat stamped that sentiment on the right.
So there you have it, more inspiration for those masculine cards which can sometimes be so “puzzling” to create! Happy birthday, Tom. May the year ahead be full of reasons for you to celebrate!
Hello crafty friends! If you follow me on Instagram, you will be aware of the fact that I was away on holiday over the last few days. We had a lovely time by the pool, building sand castles and watching the kids get tanned by the sea. We are one lucky family to have had such a chance, I know!
Since my baby girl still naps in the daytime, I was also able to fit in a bit of colouring whist we were away. Before we left home, I stamped a bunch of my favourite images and packed them into our hand luggage along with my small collection of Copic markers. I treated myself to about an hour of colouring every afternoon, so hopefully I’ll be able to put a few cards together and share them with you over the next few days, so stay tuned!
The first of them is this birthday card, for which I was inspired by the layout of the current challenge over at the Your Next Stamp blog.
I particularly love this card design because it works beautifully as a masculine card too (which is great, since I’m planning on giving it to my brother-in-law when we next see him in a few days).
I hope you like today’s project and that in inspires you to play along in one of Your Next Stamps’ Sketch and Colour Challenges. They are a great way to discover new and talented crafters out there, and the Design Team always provide us with awesome inspiration for us to use the YNS stamps and dies we might already own in new and fun ways. Until next time!
Hello crafty peeps! And welcome back to another Bastel Traum Challenge Blog Post and Video Tutorial. The subject of this month’s challenge is “Anything Goes” and you can play along with us until the 15th of September at 8:55 am MET for a chance to win a 15 chf certificate to the Bastel Traum online shop (they have a great selection and ship worldwide!)
In today’s card I created my own pattern paper through repeat background stamping. To do so, I used a few of the little images included in the “Bear and Bird Stamp Set” by Waffle Flower Crafts. These are originally intended to be slipped into the the bear’s paws, since the coordinating dies are designed to cut little slits in the bear’s arms for this purpose. However, I thought they were the perfect (small) size for this background technique!
I hope you like today’s card. If you’re interested in more details on how to replicate this project, please click here to watch my YouTube Process Video Tutorial!
I look forward to seeing your entries to this month’s Bastel Traum Challenge. Until next time!
Hello crafty friends! In today’s blog post I am showcasing two cards I created recently using a couple of my favourite Sunny Studio Stamps sets. I shared both of these cards on Instagram and Facebook, and they were subsequently spotted and featured in the Sunny Studio Stamps Blog. So I figured if Mendi liked them, maybe you will too!
I created this first card using Sunny Studio Stamps “Magical Mermaids” Set. This card was for my best “mummy friend”, Aenny, whose birthday it was last Monday. I cut out the little stitched window using the Square Peek-a-Boo Window Die-namics die by My Favorite Things, stamped the sentiment in French using my favourite French sentiment set “Tampons Carterie” by Miaoups Creátions (site currently offline), and spelled my friend’s name with Concord & 9th’s awesome Perfectly Penned stamp set (I think this has been a huge seller and I can understand why!)
My second card was created using Sunny Studio Stamps “Perfect Popsicles” layering stamp set. I was going for that “masculine card” look which is sometimes hard to achieve and in the end I found this CAS card came together very easily. No surprise, since this stamp set is so versatile! You can’t tell on the card, but the little popsicle is actually an action wobbler. Which of these two cards is your favourite?! Do let me know in the comments section below!
That’s it for today. I hope you are having a sunny week, and if not, consider treating yourself to a bit of Sunny Studio Stamps retail therapy!