Birthday card in fall colours

Hello, dear ones! Here’s a birthday card in fall colours. I made this for my cousin who is also a great friend.
The base card and the front cover are made of recycled paper and card. I stamped the leaves onto the same type of paper and then I fussy cut each one of them. I know, I spent some time on it but I can tell you it was well worth it.

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Gorjuss Birthday Song

Good afternoon, everyone! A Gorjuss birthday song is streaming online today. This one is for a special girl who turns 8. She makes us smile and fills our hearts with joy. Happy birthday, dear! May you have a blessed life!
Tradition is to make her a birthday card using one Gorjuss stamp. I have some new ones and I used the ‘Little Song’ set for this. Santoro released some beautiful designs this year.

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Now, back to the card, I have used a lot of recycled card lately. It feels natural and I like the way my crafts look like using it. So, the base card is top folded. I stamped the Gorjuss girl using my new precision stamping tool (a great one). Then, I added the heart and some musical notes. Having this tool makes the life of any craftmaker super fun and easy.

I coloured the images using inktense pencils.

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And then, I added dimension using some glossy accents on the heart, headphones and phone, plus some clear Wink of Stella on the headband and shoes. To give a finished look, I trimmed a thin piece of card and glued it on the bottom part of the front base. I coloured it using the same inktense coloured pencil as the one for the heart.

Thanks for stopping by and wishing you all a lovely afternoon,
Talida

Birthday Script Flower Card

Hi there, everyone! I have a birthday script flower card to show you today.
And yes, I know it’s been a while since I last posted here. Though, I kept making crafts I couldn’t spare the time to write and share them with you. Hope to be able to do this more often.
This card’s got a few elements and I tried to keep it clean and simple. Read more

Through the Clouds

Good morning, crafty friends!
Up there through the clouds there’s a hot air balloon that finds its way to get the birthday message to its rightful recipient.
I’ve been playing around with the idea of clouds and balloons for quite a while and since I had a little time to get it right, that’s what came out of it.
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Masculine Tie Cards

Good morning, everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend.:-)
I’ve got a pair of masculine tie cards to show for today. For some time now, I said I’ve got to design at least one more card each time I set myself to make one. As there are a lot of upcoming birthdays this month I’ve made some extra to build a go to birthday cards stash. Read more

The Interactive Fox

Hello, everyone! It’s been a while, right? Here’s my go for an interactive card using small stamps, coloured pencils, dies and inks.

I’ve been planning for a while now to give some love to these mini stamps I have with Santoro’ s stamp sets. I chose the sets Toadstools and The Fox. Those little foxes are so playful and I enjoyed colouring them with my new Inktense pencils from Derwent. Besides the foxes I chose some tiny hedgehogs and some mushrooms. Totally loved the way they came out!

As I wanted to make it interactive, I went online and viewed some Lawn Fawn videos with interactive cards making and then set on my path to do mine. I chose some circle dies from Xcut and some cards to die cut the frames. For the background I chose to use some distress inks and I have no idea why haven’t I tried them before. They are magical! I used some sponge daubers and it came out beautiful!
On the first cover, I used a piece of card where from I die cut some leaves a while ago as a stencil to create that leafy layout.

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Ellie’s Balloons

Hi, everyone! I have a birthday card to show you today. It’s called Ellie’s balloons.
The stamps I used are part of Avery Elle stamp set ‘Ellie’. The balloons come in two different shapes and for this card I went with both of them. For stamping I used Memento Tuxedo Black and I think I was a bit too hasty and I smudged a bit one balloon string.

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Interactive Balloons Birthday Card

Hi, everyone!Interactive balloons?!Oh,yes! Definitely, yes! Why did it take me so long to try and make an interactive card? No idea. It is so much fun and gives so much joy one could not imagine.
So, the birthday card was made for my dear cousin, friend and great photographer. If you’ve been on this page before, you surely saw his amazing photos.

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Put some music on…

Hello, friends and crafters! Wouldn’t you put some music on if you had some headphones nearby?! I know I would. Actually, I love listening to music as much as my brother enjoys creating and singing it. Which is… a lot!

The card I share with you today is the one I made for my brother’s birthday. Of course, it has a musical theme and a nice mixture of materials,textures using different nuances of blue, white, the transparency of  printed vellum, baker’s twine and natural colours of kraft and wood.

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Gorjuss Purrrrrfect Love

Hello everyone, the post today is going to be both in English and Romanian.
I always go for the English version as the blog is read by crafters and friends all over the world.

Today, this is specially done bilingual for the grandparents of the cute and smart girl who received this card and has our hearts.
So, let’s see what today’s card is about! Read more