Friday, September 7, 2018

BEE BOLD Alphabet Birthday Cards


Hello and welcome back!

Today a I have a couple fun cards to share with you featuring the BEE BOLD Alphabet Dies from Honey Bee Stamps latest Release. This set is perfect for those of you that love to customise your cards.

BEE BOLD Alphabet Birthday Cards by ilovedoingallthingscrafty

This first card I made for a friend of ours that will be celebrating a milestone birthday this weekend. Sometimes I find it hard to create masculine cards but seriously this was super simple to make and I think it turned out pretty Rad too! I loved how it was coming together that I was inspired to make the Girly version of it at the same time, which funny was a little more challenging only because of what I wanted it it to say, and because I also had to search through my entire collection to find the right stamps.

BEE BOLD Alphabet Birthday Cards by ilovedoingallthingscrafty

Here is how I made these cards:
  • First I began by die cutting each letter from the BEE Bold Alphabet dies 3 times.
  • I then stacked and glued them together.
  • For the "DUDE" card used the sentiments from the Special Teacher to stamp onto a black Sentiment Banner die cut. I used a white pigment ink and heat set using a white embossing powder.
BEE BOLD Alphabet Birthday Cards by ilovedoingallthingscrafty

  • I then created the background panels using Bristol paper and a combination of distress oxide inks. (See the thumbnails below for inks used)
  • Once the background panels were dry I used the largest stitched Rectangle Frame to die cut them out. 
BEE BOLD Alphabet Birthday Cards by ilovedoingallthingscrafty


  • For this "GIRLfriend" Card, I used a combination of stamps to create the sentiment.
  • On the Angular Banner die cut I stamped the "YOU ARE" from the Sweet stamp set.
  • The "FRIEND" that was stamp along the L comes from the Friends Like You stamp set (I masked off the S from FRIENDS) I then heat set the letters using a black embossing powder.
  • And the AWESOME comes from the Special Teacher set. 
  • Once the cards were assembled, I then added some glossy accents to just the "GIRL" letters.

BEE BOLD Alphabet Birthday Cards by ilovedoingallthingscrafty

On the inside of the cards I used a couple of other stamps to create the birthday greeting.
  • I chose the HAPPY from the Best Parent stamp set because the font was similar to the one I used on the front.
  • I then paired it with a cursive Birthday sentiment that comes from the Lily the Lamb set.

BEE BOLD Alphabet Birthday Cards by ilovedoingallthingscrafty

I love mixing and matching my stamp and die sets and using them to come up with totally different designs. I hope my cards today have inspired you to customise your cards.

Thank you for stopping by 😊
Until next time... Happy Crafting 👋

SUPPLIES
To make supplies easy to find, I have linked them below. If something I used is no longer available I will link to a similar product.
Affiliate links may be used depending on the product. Your purchases help keep my blog running, so thanks in advance for the support!

Bee Bold Alphabet Dies
Bee Bold Alphabet Dies
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A2 Double Stitched Frames | Honey Cuts
A2 Double Stitched Frames | Honey Cuts
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Special Teacher
Special Teacher
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Sentiment Banners Dies
Sentiment Banners Dies
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Angular Banners Dies
Angular Banners Dies
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Sweet
Sweet
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Friends Like You
Friends Like You
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Best Parents
Best Parents
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Lily The Lamb
Lily The Lamb
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Strathmore 20 Sheet Smooth Bristol Pad, 9 by 12
Strathmore 20 Sheet Smooth Bristol Pad, 9 by 12"
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Tonic Studios Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
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Oxide Ink Pad SQUEEZED LEMONADE
Oxide Ink Pad SQUEEZED LEMONADE
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Oxide Ink Pad BROKEN CHINA
Oxide Ink Pad BROKEN CHINA
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Oxide Ink Pad TWISTED CITRON R
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Oxide Ink Pad PICKED RASPBERRY
Oxide Ink Pad PICKED RASPBERRY
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Oxide Ink Pad PEACOCK FEATHERS
Oxide Ink Pad PEACOCK FEATHERS
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Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER Ranger
Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER Ranger
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Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Big Shot
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Sizzix Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Sizzix Big Shot Magnetic Platform
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STANDARD CUTTING PADS
STANDARD CUTTING PADS
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Inkadinkado Embossing Magic
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic
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Black & Decker HG1300 Dual Temperature Heat Gun
Black & Decker HG1300 Dual Temperature Heat Gun
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Hero Arts UNICORN White Pigment Ink Pad
Hero Arts UNICORN White Pigment Ink Pad
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Arctic White Ultra Fine Embossing Powder
Arctic White Ultra Fine Embossing Powder
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Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad
Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad
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Brutus Monroe Ultra Fine Embossing Powder Raven
Brutus Monroe Ultra Fine Embossing Powder Raven
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Blackout Hybrid Detail Ink
Blackout Hybrid Detail Ink
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Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents, 2-Ounce
Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents, 2-Ounce
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3M Scotch 1/2-Inch Double-Sided Foam Tape
3M Scotch 1/2-Inch Double-Sided Foam Tape
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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Special Delivery | Baby Card


Hello dear friends!

Today I'm sharing a card I made featuring the New Arrival Stamp and Die set from Spellbinders. This set is super cute to have on hand for all those baby shower cards!

For this card, I decided to go with a gender neutral card to add to my card collection. I'm finding nowadays no one wants to find the sex of their baby... guess people still love Surprises!

Special Delivery | Baby Card by Ilda

Here is how this card was made:

  • I began by stamping out the stork and baby images onto Bristol paper using the Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide Ink and set it aside to allow the ink to dry.
  • Next, I die cut the clouds and added glimmer paste to them and also set those off to dry.
  • I then began coloring the images in using distress oxide inks by smearing the inkpad onto an acrylic block and using a water brush to color them in (see images below for colors). 
  • Once the coloring was dry, I die cut the panel using the pierced rectangle die.
  • I then stamped out the Special delivery sentiment and heat embossed it using black embossing powder.
  • Next, I added the clouds using foam tape to pop them up.
  • Then adhered the panel to a grey A2 size Card base.
  • Finished the card by adding some white details and used a black pen to deepen all the eyes.

Special Delivery | Baby Card by Ilda

Hope this card inspired you today!
Thank you for stopping by 😊
Until next time... Happy Crafting 👋

SUPPLIES
To make supplies easy to find, I have linked them below. If something I used is no longer available I will link to a similar product.
Affiliate links may be used depending on the product. Your purchases help keep my blog running, so thanks in advance for the support!
Supplies marked with an asterisk (*) were generously sent to me.
New Arrival
*New Arrival
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Spellbinders PIERCED RECTANGLES
Spellbinders PIERCED RECTANGLES
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Strathmore 20 Sheet Smooth Bristol Pad, 9 by 12
Strathmore 20 Sheet Smooth Bristol Pad, 9 by 12"
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SSS | AMZ
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
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Oxide Ink Pad HICKORY SMOKE
Oxide Ink Pad HICKORY SMOKE
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Oxide Ink Pad CARVED PUMPKIN
Oxide Ink Pad CARVED PUMPKIN
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Oxide Ink Pad SQUEEZED LEMONADE
Oxide Ink Pad SQUEEZED LEMONADE
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Oxide Ink Pad WORN LIPSTICK
Oxide Ink Pad WORN LIPSTICK
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Oxide Ink Pad BROKEN CHINA
Oxide Ink Pad BROKEN CHINA
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Oxide Ink Pad TWISTED CITRON R
Oxide Ink Pad TWISTED CITRON R
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Oxide Ink Pad TATTERED ROSE
Oxide Ink Pad TATTERED ROSE
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Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad
Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad
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Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Big Shot
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Sizzix Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Sizzix Big Shot Magnetic Platform
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STANDARD CUTTING PADS
STANDARD CUTTING PADS
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Inkadinkado Embossing Magic
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic
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Black & Decker HG1300 Dual Temperature Heat Gun
Black & Decker HG1300 Dual Temperature Heat Gun
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AMZ
Brutus Monroe Ultra Fine Embossing Powder Raven
Brutus Monroe Ultra Fine Embossing Powder Raven
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3M Scotch 1/2-Inch Double-Sided Foam Tape
3M Scotch 1/2-Inch Double-Sided Foam Tape
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Uni-Ball Impact Gel Pen
Uni-Ball Impact Gel Pen
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EK Tools 5-Pack Journaling Pens, Black
EK Tools 5-Pack Journaling Pens, Black
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Nuvo Glimmer Paste | Moonstone
Nuvo Glimmer Paste | Moonstone
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GREY CARDS Perfect Cardstock
GREY CARDS Perfect Cardstock
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Sunday, September 2, 2018

Simon Says Stamp | STAMPtember | Spiritual Sentiments


Hello Crafty Friends!!!

Are you as EXCITED for STAMPtember as I am?!? Today's post is NOT part of a Blog Hop, it is a Blog Party and everyone is invited! Make sure you stop by the Simon Says Stamp Blog for all the Party Details!


Today's event kicks off the Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember month long celebration! You are going to love the new SSS exclusive products showcased today throughout the participating blogs and also throughout the month as Simon shares collaborations with all your favorite companies!

My card today focuses on the newly released Spiritual Sentiments Stamp set. The stamps on this set are so versatile and uplifting, they could be used for so many reasons. Great sentiments stamps to have for those sometimes difficult encouragement cards.

Simon Says Stamp | STAMPtember | Spiritual Sentiments by Ilda

Here is how I made this card:
  • I began by stamping out the foliage stamps from the Spiritual Sentiment set using a green palette of distress oxide inks onto Bristol paper. The larger branches were stamped using two inks, thus creating an ombre ink effect. 
  • Once the background was all stamped out, I then used a damp detail paint brush to color in the leaves by pulling the color from the stamped edges.
  • While the back panel was drying, I worked on the card greeting. I first die cut the smallest stitched rectangle and then stamped out the greeting using Forrest Moss Oxide Ink and a stamping tool.  I also used the little hearts and stamped them out using Fired Brick oxide ink. 
  • Since oxide inks take a while to dry, I sprinkled a clear embossing powder on the greeting and heat set it.  
  • I then glued the sentiment panel to a silver glittered piece of cardstock and trimmed it, leaving a very small border all around the rectangle.
  • Next, I ran the leafy panel through the die cutter using the largest stitched rectangle die, and glued that piece onto an A2 card base, using foam tape to pop it up.
  • I then added the greeting to the leafy panel, again popping it up with foam tape.

Simon Says Stamp | STAMPtember | Spiritual Sentiments by Ilda

To the inside, I stamped these beautiful words.

Simon Says Stamp | STAMPtember | Spiritual Sentiments by Ilda

Well, I hope you were inspired by this simple design of mine today. I LOVE how this card turned out!

And for those of you who plan on doing a little shopping, Simon is giving away goodies with every purchase. All you need to do is enter the Promo code below!


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To SHOP the entire STAMPtember Release!

Make sure you are subscribed to the Simon Says Stamp Blog so you don't miss out on any details throughout STAMPtember as they will be celebrating every day and posting exclusive collaborations, contests, prizes, special promotions, announcements, and more surprises!

Thank YOU Heidi, and the Simon Says Stamp Family for sending me some goodies to create with for today's event. And, thank YOU all for stopping by and for all the support and love you have shown me.

Until next time... Happy Crafting 👋

SUPPLIES
To make supplies easy to find, I have linked them below. If something I used is no longer available I will link to a similar product.
Affiliate links may be used depending on the product. Your purchases help keep my blog running, so thanks in advance for the support!
Supplies marked with an asterisk (*) were generously sent to me.
Spiritual Sentiments
*Spiritual Sentiments*
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Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES Wafer Dies
Stitched
RECTANGLES Wafer Dies
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Strathmore 20 Sheet Smooth Bristol Pad, 9 by 12
Strathmore 20 Sheet Smooth Bristol Pad, 9 by 12"
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Oxide Ink Pad FOREST MOSS
Oxide Ink Pad FOREST MOSS
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Oxide Ink Pad PEELED PAINT
Oxide Ink Pad PEELED PAINT
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Oxide Ink Pad BUNDLED SAGE
Oxide Ink Pad BUNDLED SAGE
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Oxide Ink Pad FIRED BRICK
Oxide Ink Pad FIRED BRICK
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Blackout Hybrid Detail Ink
Blackout Hybrid Detail Ink
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Tonic Studios Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
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Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Big Shot
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Sizzix Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Sizzix Big Shot Magnetic Platform
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STANDARD CUTTING PADS
STANDARD CUTTING PADS
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EMBOSSING POWDER-ICICLE
EMBOSSING POWDER-ICICLE
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Inkadinkado Embossing Magic
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic
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3M Scotch 1/2-Inch Double-Sided Foam Tape
3M Scotch 1/2-Inch Double-Sided Foam Tape
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