American Crafts: Creating Colorful Birthday Cards with Stay Colorful

Hello, friends! I am ALWAYS running short on birthday cards around here … it only makes sense to have a Birthday Card Creating session to get caught up … don’t you think?! I pulled out the Dear Lizzy Stay Colorful collection and got to work.
This collection is perfect for birthday cards with its happy vibe and cute characters! I came up with four cards to share with you today.
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I created three A2-sized cards and one A7 card. Here is a look at the first A2 card featuring the darling ice cream truck.
I love the “Treat Yo Self” sentiment for this card, because birthdays are definite a time to treat ourselves and to splurge on yummy treats like cake and ice cream. I love the texture the texture the chipboard hearts add to this card!
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This second card features the super-sweet unicorn sticker. I love her gold freckles on her muzzle and bottom. She and her bird friend look like they are ready to go celebrate with a night out on the town with the twinkling night sky behind them!
I used the 6×6 paper pad on this page, cutting a corner from the rainbow paper and a pink patterned heart to use as accents.
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I used a large circle to punch out the sentiment from the 12×12 pad for the sentiment on this card. I love that the 12×12 pad includes lots of gold foiling on the patterns and makes this sentiment feel extra-special.
The colorful houses at the bottom of the card are anchored with a marbled patterned paper strip. I used foam squares to layer the pink house sticker on top of the house die cut for added dimension. A sprinkling of gems adds a sparkling touch!
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I love the toucan riding the bike die cut on this last card. His kitty friend looks like she is having a blast being pulled in the cart. I drew and cut out the cloud shape in the background so that I could mimic the unique shape of the bike. I embossed it with a striped embossing folder from my stash (Cuttlebug James’ Set) and then matted it again on the coral patterned Peace Sign paper. A strip of Lemon Textured cardstock anchors the chipboard sentiment.
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I can’t wait to send these cards out! They are sure to put a smile on the faces of my friends and family. A hand-crafted card is a surefire way to let them know they are important to me!
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Simple Stories: Fun in the Sun

Last Friday I shared a double-page layout I created for the Simple Stories Blog using the Hello Summer collection. I must have been in a summer-y mood, because I couldn’t stop … and have several more projects to share with you this week using that collection! So let’s call this the week of “Hello Summer!” 😀

See these two papers? These are the kinds of papers that get me on a roll when I am creating …

“Who’s Ready for Summer?” Paper

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“Paradise Found” Paper

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I LOVE a paper with large, cute titles I can cut out on my pages (I always feel like I want to use ever last one!) AND I love large adorable florals that I can cut out and use as page accents. And I use both of these on almost ever project I am going to share with you this week. ❤

FUN IN THE SUN

I love when my daughters will twin with me … I know it’s a bit goofy, but it’s still fun! My daughter and I got matching t-shirts on our trip to Hawaii a couple of summers ago and this is just a quick snapshot of us at the airport wearing them on the way home.

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I used a this sketch by Laura Whitaker as inspiration for this page. I always love working with Laura’s sketches!

Everything here is from the Hello Summer collection, with the exception of the yellow solid cardstock (from my stash), and the pink diagonally striped paper. That one came from a paper pad by 3 Birds that I purchased from HSN several years ago.

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See how cute those titles are on projects?! I loved making it one of the main elements of the page and then dressing it up with a few stickers … how cute are those watermelon slices with their sunglasses?! Those watermelons are twinning … just like me and my daughter are! Bwaaaahaaaa!

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I’ve been pulling out my border punches lately … here I used a large, scallop one by EK Success across the bottom of the page. I tried to locate the large scallop punch on the internet, but couldn’t find it anywhere. Hopefully, you have a tool in your stash that will help you achieve something similar … or you could always use an electronic die cutting machine, or create a homemade template? I do really love the large scallop here!

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I’ve used one of the fussy-cut florals (from the Paradise Found paper) in the upper left corner of this page, along with the “Hot, Hot, Hot” and mini flower die cuts from the Hello Summer Bits & Pieces pack.

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Cardstock: Yellow, White
Patterned Paper: Pink Diagonal Stripe (3 Birds Design)
White Crochet Twine
Scallop Border Punch: EK Success
Computer/Printer for Journaling
Foam Squares/Adhesive
Trimmer/Scissors

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Last year, we held a “Let’s Flamingle” party for all of the ladies in my church in my backyard … and ever since then I have a newfound love for flamingos! I couldn’t resist adding the cute pink chipboard fella to this card … because you know what?! Life *IS* indeed so, so GOOD! 😀

LIFE IS GOOD

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Cardstock: Black, White, Yellow
Circle Punches/Dies
Yellow Photo Corners
Blue Pearls
White Crochet Twine
Foam Squares/Adhesive
Scissors/Trimmer

Thanks for coming by! Stop by throughout the week to see the rest of my projects with the Simple Stories “Hello Summer” collection.

JanaBold

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Echo Park Paper: Let’s Be Mermaids Card

When I was a girl, I would spend hours upon hours during the summer splashing around in our hot tub pretending to be a mermaid. Those were magical, carefree days! Wouldn’t it be fun to steal your friends away and head out on a mermaid adventure for the day?
Let your bestie know that is exactly what you want to do with this card created with the Echo Park Paper Mermaid Tales collection … and then make some fun plans and actually DO it! Why not?!!! Find a reason to do it! *wink*
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I had fun layering the patterns together and then creating a detailed cluster of sea flowers and sea horses on the left side of the 3×4 Journaling Card.
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The mermaid on the right is the star and looks ready for a day of relaxation with her friends! Grab your friends and do something fun … even if it’s just relaxing in the backyard sunbathing with a cold drink and great conversation!
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Wishing you a splash-y summer!
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CardMaps: Flamingo Card

Did you know that you can also find card sketches at PageMaps.com?! Yes, it’s true! They come out quarterly for your card making inspiration.

I pulled out my metal dies and created this summery flamingo card using one of the sketches. Check it out!

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I used an American Crafts 6×6 paper pad that I picked up at Target or their warehouse sale (one of the two), that has been hanging out in my stash for ages. The colors were perfect to use with the adorable Echo Park Paper Pink Flamingo Die Set.

I also couldn’t resist adding in a few Tropical Palms die cuts.  The speech bubble sentiment was created with the Text Me Die Set.

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See those darling pink, felt flowers? Those are some oldies-but-goodies by Jenni Bowlin. They worked great here. I added velvet green ribbon in the top of the tag to repeat the fuzzy texture of the pink flowers at the top of the card.

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CardMaps Sketch by Becky Fleck (May 2018)

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JanaBold

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