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Happy Birthday To You — Make a Card Monday #258

NOTE: Sorry for this being a day late. I had technical difficulties last night and couldn’t get the video to work at YouTube. Thankfully, it’s working now. :)

Hi all! Today I have another easy to create birthday card. :) I can’t seem to keep my stash of birthday cards stocked! They are my most mailed cards. What about you guys? What cards do you use most?

I used two stamp sets to make this card: Make a Wish from Mama Elephant and Bokeh Builder from My Favorite Things. I adore the large birthday sentiments in the Make a Wish stamp set!


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You’re a Winner! (Boy Card) – Make a Card Monday #257

Hi all! Happy Monday! I hope your weekend was wonderful. :)

I’m back today with another boy/masculine card. This time I used the All Boy stamp set that I designed for a Simon card kit a few months back. I think the video game controller is the perfect image for a boy card since my nephews are never very far from their Xbox or PS4.

The entire card was made using that one All Boy stamp set from Simon and the On the Diagonal Background stamp from My Favorite Things. This was a super fast and easy card to make.

I hope you enjoy the video! :)

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Easy Galaxy with Distress Paints – Make a Card Monday #256

Happy Monday, all!

In the giveaway from a week ago, I asked you guys what types of cards you’d like to see more of. The most requested card type was masculine cards (see the poll results HERE). That’s where this card started. :) I thought it would be cool to create some sort of galaxy with stars.

I knew I needed to use an opaque medium that would allow me to add light colors over dark, so I decided to try creating a galaxy using Distress Paints. And it worked great on my first try! I was so surprised! I also “discovered” a less messy way to add splotches of paint without having to flick the paint with a brush or something like that, which when I do that more paint ends up NOT on my project–LOL!

So, be sure to watch the video below to see how it was created. (Check out the supplies below for exact colors I used). :)

To create the monochromatic pattern on the inside of the card, I stamped the Highline Chalkboard Background stamp from Hero Arts & BasicGrey in black ink on dark gray cardstock and adhered it to the right edge of the inside of the card. The greeting and drawn star stamps are from Technique Tuesday’s I Like You stamp set. And the rest of the stars are from Simon’s Lots of Stars stamp set.

Hope you enjoy the video!

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