Delicate birthday card

Hello Everyone,

Usually I love strong, vibrant colours, mostly now that I am longing for spring so much. Still I love pastel colours just as much, and I had an idea playing in my head since I saw the Newton’s Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge #40 sketch:

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I wanted to use the Flower Garden stamp set, so I cut a piece of alcohol ink friendly paper with a diagonal stitched square die (MFT). I stamped my flower in the middle an coloured with Shinhan markers. I used a bit of Spectrum Noir clear shimmer on the petals and a glass pearl in the middle. I added a lavender and a metallic light green mat to my focal panel. I didn’t want to use twine on this card, I rather cut a bow 3 times from lavender cardstock and a pretty string with a Pretty Pink Posh die. I added a little gemstone in the middle of the layered bow as extra embellishment.

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For the background I used Neenah Desert Storm cardstock, I ran it through the Big Shot machine with a stitched swirl background from Lil’Inkers Designs. I cut a 2 1/8 inch strip of light purple cardstock and using the Misti I stamped Happy birthday (MFT) on it repeatedly till it was fully covered. I used Memento Lulu Lavender ink for a tone on tone subtle look. I glued this strip on my kraft piece.

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 I chose to use white dotted silk ribbon as my banners. In order not to curl up or have problems with the edges, I added double sided adhesive tape to the back of the ribbon all along and glued it in place.

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I popped up my focal panel with 3D foam tape, and adhered the whole thing to a white card base.

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I will submit this to the above mentioned Inky Paws Challenge, to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Fantastic Florals and also to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Favourite tool (as I used all my favourites, I think I cannot live without my Big Shot, my Shinan markers and some clear shimmer pen).

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I hope you got inspired and will return soon.

See you,

Zsofi

 

The day of LOVE

Hello Everyone,

It is very late, but I couldn’t let the day of LOVE pass by without a post. In my family we are not celebrating Valentine’s Day, but some people do in Hungary. I love the idea of expressing our love towards others, not only towards our partners, but also kids. I made a card for this occasion using some adorable Mama Elephant bears. Very simple design, to let the emotions talk instead of a lot of layers.

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I started with cutting a heart patterned paper to A2 size and adhered to a white card base. Then I used a scalloped edge die to cut both longer ends of a white strip of cardstock. I heat embossed my Hungarian sentiment (which means: being together is the best in the world)in red on the right side leaving enough space for my images.

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The bears were stamped on alcohol ink friendly cardstock and coloured with Shinhan markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. Then using 3D foam tape I glued it next to the sentiment. I used the same foam tape to adhere the white panel to the patterned background.

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As embellishment I used some blue heart confetti from my stash and a big enamel heart shape from Doodlebug. I also used a black glaze pen on the nose and eyes of the bears.

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I will play along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Cute and the Monday Challenge Your favourite tool – which is my Big shot and cute stamps.

I hope you like my card for today and will pop in again soon.

Have a wonderful day of LOVE,

Zsofi

You are so sweet!

Hello again,

On Friday my Newton’s Nook Designs order arrived and I couldn’t resist making a card right away. I have never tried macarons before, but my favourite confectionary shop sells them and I am always amazed by their colours. So I had to make a rainbow macaron card 🙂 I used the current NND Inky Paw Challenge as inspiration for the layout:

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I started with choosing my patterned paper. I wanted something colourful and with hearts, which meant Doodlebug. I love their patterned papers. I cut a strip and glued it on a light pink A2 sized panel, which went on a white top folding card base. I also looked for some coordinating cardstock scraps I had and die cut two slim banners (MFT). I also cut a white stitched square for my stamping and an audrey blue stitched pinking edge square (MFT) mat for it.

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As for the stamping I started with the sentiment in black. Then I planned my pile of macarons and stamped the middle one on the bottom first. I masked it with a post-it mask and I stamped another 2 macarons on both sides. I masked those off as well and stamped the tray. I continued masking and stamping the macarons, till I had my pile reaching the sentiment. I coloured them with Shinhan alcohol markers, added some Spectrum Noir clear shimmer and glossy accent on the cream. I layered the focal panel on the background using 3d foam tape.

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I wanted a die cut bow first, but I changed my mind and added some silver twine with a real bow on it, which gives more texture. I used a drop of Ranger Multi Matte Medium on the knot to make sure it will not get undone.

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I love the colours, it turned out such a cute card that whenever I look at it, I wanna eat sweets 🙂

Hope you like it too. I will submit this also to the SSS Wednesday Challenge: Cute.

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See you soon with something new.

Zsofi

Birthday roses

Hello everyone,

I am popping in today to show you a birthday card which was inspired by the current MFT sketch challenge #319:

Here is my card:

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I started with embossing the Roses all over background on Bristol smooth paper with WOW black sparkle embossing powder. Then I added distress inks with a mini ink blending tool. When it dried, I die cut a stitched rectangle piece from it and gave it a black glitter cardstock mat. I also die cut a vellum circle and some MFT Scribbles cut from matching cardstocks. I adhered them on the vellum circle slightly overlapping each other – I used a glue pen for this.

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I also cut a banner from pink cardstock with a retired MFT banner die and white heat embossed my sentiment on it. I used 3D foam tape to glue it in place.

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I adhered the whole focal panel on a white card base. As a finishing touch I added 3 clear droplets in different sizes from Pretty Pink Posh.

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I hope you like it and got inspired to try your background stamps with black sparkle embossing, it gives a stunning look.

See you soon for another cute project!

Zsofi

Birthday Party favours

Hello everyone,

I promised to share the little gifts we made for the friends of my daughter who came to her party. There were 17 kids in the end, together with mine, having fun for few hours in a playing house.

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As the theme was princess and castle and knights, plus they are starting school in September, we thought a nice horse shaped rubber would be perfect as a thank you. I made little goodie boxes with the Reverse Confetti Goodie box die from different coloured cardstock (purple for the girls and blue for the boys) and put a horse shaped eraser in along with some yummy chocolate pieces.

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I tied it with natural twine and wrote each of their names on mini tags (Mama Elephant).

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I also made a mini colouring book using the images from the MFT sets I used on the invitations, so the kids could colour themselves. I wanted to put them in a mini envelope, so I used an Avery Elle die for this and pretty patterned papers. There was a boy and a girl set.

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The last gift was the sweetest I think: I made cute bookmarks (Avery Elle die) using the images from the MFT sets I mentioned before as fairy tales are in the centre of the kids’ lives now. I love how they turned out with that touch of ribbon on the top and sparkle and shine from the glossy accent-spectrum noir shimmer pen combo.

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There were different versions of the bookmarks too, matching the tiny envelopes.

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I placed all of these in little paper bags which I bought at our local stationary. Using glitter fun foam and some huge letter dies from Xcut, I adhered the initials of each kids’ names. In this way all the gifts got really personalised.

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I hope you got inspired by this idea and will try to make little treats too for your loved ones. I will submit this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Cute.

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See you soon with another card project,

Zsofi

Happy Birthday, my girl!

Hello Again!

I am so late with this post as my little girl turned 6 on Sunday, but we had a busy weekend full of celebration. I showed you earlier the party invitations we hand delivered to her little friends (click here to see the post), now I wanted to show you the card I made for her using the same theme.

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I actually used the same setup, light blue sponged sky, stencilled castle made with the MFT castle die-namics. Even the princess is the same (as it is my little girl, just this time accepting the family congrats in her castle). I added the queen with flowers (that would be me), the knight on horseback (who else it could be if not her daddy) and a little fighter (her brother).

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The sentiment is Hungarian, says something like birthday girl.

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I had to add a balloon (Lawn Fawn die) and a number 6 (MFT bottle cap numbers).

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And of course a lot of shine and sparkle, to make it even more festive. I used a silver half pearl this time as the knob on the door –  it was much easier than cutting the head of tiny brads as I did on the previous card. Tiny white pearls are in the middle of the flowers too.

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She was so happy when she got the card, she has a whole box of cards from me and each is so dear to her. Later I would love to attach a pic from the party on the inside, just for the memories.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JANA, MY SWEET LITTLE PRINCESS FOREVER!

In the next post I will show you the little thank you gifts we prepared for her friends who attended her party.

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you soon.

Zsofi

Valentine’s Day Card with critters

Hello Everyone,

As Valentine’s Day is in a week, I wanted to make a cute one for my husband (although we don’t celebrate 14th Feb, rather we make little things for each other on a regular bases). I used the almost closing MFT sketch #318:

Here is my card:

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I started with embossing the wave background on Bristol smooth cardstock with clear sparkle embossing powder (Judikins). Then I used my Zig Clean Color Real rush markers to scribble some waves and used a wet baby wipe to blend them into each other. I love this technique, so easy yet stunning effect. Then I cut 1/4 inch from both longer sides and added a strip of black cardstock under it. I mounted this on a white top folding card base, on which I glued a strip of cornflower blue glitter paper (MFT).

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I stamped and white embossed the sentiment from the cute Otterly love you set on a scrap piece of black cardstock and cut it with a stitched banner die (MFT).

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I also stamped an otter, the stones and 3 little fish in black ink on Copic friendly cardstock and coloured quickly with Shinhan markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut the images and mounted them on the background with 3D foam tape along with the banner. A little Spectrum Noir shimmer pen for some sparkle and glossy accent on the heart, plus I used Ranger black enamel accent on the nose of the otter and a black glaze pen on the eyes.

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I wish you like this rather simple card, my daughter immediately ordered one for herself also 😉

I will submit this to the MFT Sketch Challenge #318, to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Young at heart and Wednesday Challenge The Colour of love.

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See you soon with another project,

Zsofi