Beautiful Birthday Handmade Cards

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I am super excited today, as I get to share Three Beautiful Birthday Handmade Cards using my favorite stamp set Timeless Tulips!

The Timeless Tulips Stamp set is really one of my favorites as it helps you make the most beautiful Tulips for your projects! And as you might know Tulips are my favorite flower!! So anytime I use this stamp set I get sooo happy!!

This stamp set has a coordinating punch and so cutting the larger tulips becomes very easy! 

But before we start, please know that today I am participating in a blog hop with a lot of great designers! Our theme today is Birthdays, so if you are looking for Birthday handmade card ideas you are in for a treat!! 

So hop with us and visit all the blogs participating today. I know you will get lots of great ideas and inspiration that you will want to start crafting right away!

So let’s get started!

Three Beautiful Birthday Handmade Cards!

Below you can see the Three Birthday Handmade Cards I designed for this blog hop! 

Are these not adorable? 

And didn’t I told you that the tulips in this stamp set were amazing! you can see that all three of these cards are just gorgeous! (if I say so myself)

Learn how to make beautiful birthday cards using the Timeless Tulips Bundle from Stampin' Up!

For this cards I wanted to use the True Love Designer Series Paper (DSP) which is one of my favorites!  The only colors included in this paper pack are Black and White, making it very versatile as it goes really well with any color!

The Color Combination 

And talking about colors, because I used the True Love DSP, it was super easy to make a color combo this time! I only needed to pick a color for my flowers and instantly I got a gorgeous color combination for my projects today!

Now you might looking a brand new color, in the color Combo, and you are right! The Polish Pink is one of brand new In-Color family that we will have between 2021-2023 when the new catalog is released!! 

Stampin’ Up! released 5 brand new colors each year and these are available for two years, but that also means that with a brand new in-color family, we also get 5 colors retiring every year.. 

But for this post I want to introduce you to the brand new 2021-2023 In-Color family! 

Introducing the NEW 2021-2023 In Color Family

Below you can see the Brand NEW color we are going to have for the next two years!  Are these not beautiful?? 

This year I just loved every single one of them! 

I think that all of these colors are going to coordinate excellent with the other family colors we have! And of course you know I love Purple, so I was EXTREMELY happy to see a purple shade in this selection! 

I was so sad to see Purple Posy retire this year, but all is better now that I have Fresh Freesia! lol.. 

And the best part of getting new new colors, is that we get a new set of brand new products that coordinate with these beautiful colors!

Below you can see how the ink pads, the markers, cardstock and ribbon coordinate beautifully..  I honestly think this is the best feature from Stampin’ Up! products.. I love how well everything color coordinates.

Introducing the brand new 2021-2023In ColorYou cannot see it in the picture, but there are other products available in these new colors, Gems, patterned paper, vellum paper and a set of ombre paper bags.. I know you will love them all!

And if you are loving these colors as much as I am, then you are going to love my brand new In-Color Club that will start in May!!

NEW 2021-2023 In-Color Club!

Sign up for the Brand new 2021-2023 In Color clubThere are lots of perks as part of being in the 2021-2023 In-Color Club!

Being part of this club will help you complete your full collection of new in-colors in 5 months without breaking the piggy bank.

Each month you get:

🌷  All the items in one color,

🌷 A handmade card featuring the color you got 

🍀 Plus a surprise gift from me

At the end of the 5 months you will have completed the full collection of the 2021-2023 In-Color family.  You can read more about this club here. 

Sketches & Other Details 

But back to our beautiful Birthday handmade cards! (since I digressed)

If you can’t tell I am super excited with the new colors, that I couldn’t resist myself and play with at least one of these colors for my cards today! 

And as you know I love using sketches for my cards. I think that this is the easiest way to make cards and to find your creative mojo right away! 

One more thing to note is that for all the tulips I used an easy color technique, so make sure you watch the video tutorial in this post to learn how to add even more depth to your tulips, making them look even better!

Birthday Card #1

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This first sketch has become one of my favorites and I am sure you might have noted that I have been using it more and more lately.. I just love how easy this sketch is for mixing and matching DSP.. So I have been enjoying using this sketch to use more and more of my DSP. 

Let’s be real, how much paper do you have??? If you are like me, you might have full boxes (😅 yes plural!) of patterned paper, and if that is the case, then using an sketch like this is the best to use as much as we can.. 

After all, you know you will keep buying more paper, the minute you see brand new paper being released from Stampin’ Up! next May 4th??? right?? lol 

Never in our lives would we say, I won’t buy more paper because I have enough!  So let’s use it! 

Plus when you use DSP in your cards, the whole process becomes so much easier, as you are letting the paper do the work for you! Boom! mic drop! 🤣

Birthday Card #2

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For this second card, I want to point out that I embossed the basic white cardstock in the background, as this would add so much mode texture and dimension, so consider doing this when you can plain cardstock as one of your layers.. you will see how your card looks even more professional or with a nice finished touch. 

Now did you notice that in all cards, I used a double bow? Oh my gosh! I have been liking this particular detail in cards I have been finding online! ooh and I just wanted to give it a try.. 

Don’t you think it looks even nicer? Now I know a bow is already challenging, and now two? i know.. but trust me, just have a bit of patience when you are making them.. you will see is not that bad or that hard. 

Birthday Card #3

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And for this card, I actually was inspired by a card my fellow demonstrator Antonette Bay from The Paper Papillon shared in Pinterest.. 

I was browsing thru Pinterest when I came across her card and fell in love with her layout.. She used the same stamp se, however her colors were different. If my memory doesn’t fail me, she used Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride and White.  

So the sketch I am sharing today is coming from that card.  

Shifting the background papers has also become somewhat popular in my cards, as of late.. I just love how making this small change makes so much of a difference in the looks of the layers.. 

The Video Tutorial

And as usual here is the video tutorial where I share how to make these cards step by step.

On this video I also share an easy technique for adding more depth to the Tulips when you stamp them, so make sure you check that out. I also provide two other color combinations using the brand new in-colors, so you can see more looks for this tulips. 

And you can see how easy it was doing the double bows for these cards. 

If you want to get any of the products I am sharing in the video, you can see below the full Supply List which will provide the links to my store where you can purchase all of these items!  I appreciate your support..

By the way when you purchase using the monthly host code, you get my customer appreciate gift..  

For April 2021, orders that are $50 USD  will get  the crinkled seam binding ribbon, which is the one I am using in these cards.  Orders that are $100 will get the ribbon plus one FREE Tutorial from my online store (value up to $20). And orders of $150, please do not use the host code as you will get the host rewards from Stampin’ Up! as well as my gifts. 

Remember to qualify you need to use the monthly host code that you see on right hand side in my blog and on my weekly emails..  Host code for April 2021 it is D2BW3YY3

 

More Card Samples using the Timeless Tulips 

If you love the Timeless Tulips stamp set as much as I do, and want to see even more card ideas, then check out these posts where I have shared more card ideas with this set!     

Click on the pictures to see the post and video tutorial for all of these. 

     how to make easy birthday cards with the same supplies     Three easy Mother's day handmade card ideas     Birthday card using Timeless Tulips stamp set from Stampin' Up!

 

Fun Fold Card Class featuring the Timeless Tulips bundle

And if you liked this stamp set, and you love making fun fold cards, then make sure you check out this card class tutorial.

This class features the Timeless Tulips bundle!  and it includes 6 unique fun folds that are easy to make and follow. Once you learn how easy these are, you will be making tons of these with any other set or paper that you have.

You’ll get three more color combinations for your tulips, to get that beautiful look that make them look as if the tulips were real..  I know you will love all the cards  included in this class!   You can check this class in my PDF Store here

Like I said the Timeless Tulips is one of my favorite sets!!

Blog Hop Line Up

As I mentioned at the beginning of this blog, today I am participating in a blog hop, and so below you will see the full line up of all participating blogs. 

You can go to the next post by clicking the button below or by clicking on the links below. 

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Angie McKenzie  ●  Leonie Stuart  ●  Alejandra Gomez

 Danielle Kassing  ●  Annette Ball  ●  Kirstie Pattrick

Linda Moore  ● Mo Rootes  ●  Libby Fens

Tricia Butts  ●  Jan Musselman  ●  Aurélie Fabre

Narelle Fasulo  ●  Sandra Mastello  ●  Karen Henderson

  Susan Simpson  ●  Susan Webster  ●  Melissa Faust

JoAnn Pollock  ●  Gez Carpenter  ●  Jo Blackman

Jill Chapman  ●  Rochelle Laird-Smith  ●  Melissa Gifford

Terry Hamilton  ●  Deb Macdowell  ●  Satomi Wellard

Shel Anderson  ●  Elaine de Montmorency  ●  Ann Krucek 

Chris Smith  ●  Cheryl Hamilton  ●  Teri West

 

The Supply List

You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support  🥰

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Make Your Own Patterned Paper With Stamps

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Have you ever wanted to make your own patterned paper with stamps but didn’t know how to do so? If this is your case, then you are in for a treat! As I am going to share with you my tips when making your own patterned paper with stamps!!

But before we start, this post is part of an amazing blog hop, which them is about flowers, Spring and Easter! So make sure you hop thru all the blogs participating today as you will get lots and lots of ideas for your crafting projects!!! You will love them all! 

Ok, let’s get started!! 

How to make your own Patterned Paper with Stamps

So whenever I want to make patterned paper with the stamps, I look for specific stamp sets that have images in different sizes.. This is key as you will be able to fill out the paper as you stamp it in an easier way. 

Plus having different images will allow you to have several colors in it as well, thought you could do monochromatic patterns as well. 

So in this case I decided to use the Pretty Perennials as it contains images of flowers in different sizes. 

Learn to make your own patterned paper with stamps to make these cute Birthday cards

Once you know which stamp set you want to use, then it is just matter to look for color combinations so that you can see how you want to stamp the pattern in your cardstock. 

For my cards, I knew I wanted cheerful Birthday Handmade cards, so I look for a color idea using the bright color family. Below you will see the color combo!

This color combo just makes me happy!  Don’t you agree?

And after knowing which colors you want to use, then pick one color to be the main color for your cards, one as a secondary color and one for highlights.

For these cards, Poppy Parade is the main color, you can see it on the card bases and on the larger flowers. The secondary color will be Pool Party as you can see them in the embellishments and I used it as the second larger flower. And as a highlight I used the Daffodil Delight, which you can see as a filler on the patterned paper and also on the banners.  The Granny Apple Green is just a color to coordinate with the flowers.. You can also consider it as a highlight.

Tips Stamping your own Patterned Paper

Here are a few tips of things I have learned whenever I want to make my own patterned paper using stamps.. So hopefully these helps you as well.   

  1. Follow the color combo you select, as well as the priority you gave them e.g. main color, secondary color, and highlight
  2. Always start with the largest image and then go to the next size image as you stamp the whole black paper
  3. Stamp randomly across all your blank paper. TIP Do not over think the position 
  4. Stamp images where not the whole image is in the paper, that will make the pattern look more like real patterned paper. Tip – Make sure you have a scratch paper under the paper you are stamping to avoid staining your table 😉
  5. Once all the images are stamped, then add a smaller/filler image on to the areas where you see empty spaces. Usually this is the tiniest image of the stamp set. 
  6. If you still have questions about which stamp set to use, I shared a few tips on this post to help you select the stamp set for your patterned paper. 

Card Details and Sketches!

One of the things that I have not share yet on the post, but you will see in the video tutorial below is that I stamped a half of a sheet of Basic White! and for this one piece I made all three of these cards!

So make sure you watch the tutorial to see how you can cut out the paper to maximize it and get THREE cards out of one half! 

Also as you know, I followed sketches, so here are the sketches and the cards! 

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      Learn to make your own patterned paper with stamps to make these cute Birthday cards

The Video Tutorial 

And here is the video tutorial for you to see step by step how to make your own Patterned Paper using stamps, and how to make three cards out of a half of sheet from the patterned paper you created!!

I know you will love it!

The Blog Hop Line up 

As mentioned at the beginning, this post is part of an amazing blog hop, so make sure you hop with us and visit all participating blogs! I promise, you will get lots of inspiration and crafting ideas!

Below you will see the full list of blogs, as well as the next button to go to the next blog, which is the blog from Leonie Stuart

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Angie McKenzie  ●  Mikaela Titheridge  ●  Alejandra Gomez

Leonie Stuart  ●  Danielle Kassing  ●  Annette Ball

Vicki Milyard  ●  Aurélie Fabre  ●  Kristie Wilson

Mo Rootes  ●  Gez Carpenter  ●  Terry Hamilton

Deb Macdowell  ●  Narelle Fasulo  ●  Karen Henderson

  Jill Chapman  ●  Melissa Faust  ●  Susan Webster

Anne Marie Hile  ●  Chris Smith  ●  JoAnn Pollock

Cheryl Hamilton  ●  Tricia Butts  ●  Teri West

Susan Simpson  ●  Rochelle Laird-Smith  ●  Lisa Mackey

Libby Fens  ●  Ann Krucek  ●  Jan Musselman

Shel Anderson  ●  Sue Allen  ●  Jo Blackman

The Supply List

You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support  🥰

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Beautiful Butterfly Bouquet Suite

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Have you heard the news?? Stampin’ Up! has released the brand new Butterfly Bouquet Suite, which is beautiful. 

But before I continue, today I am participating in an blog hop with an amazing group of fellow demonstrators around the globe. And guess what? we are going to be showcasing projects using this brand new collection of products! 

So if you are excited about the Butterfly Bouquet Suite, then my friend, you are in for a treat!! Make sure you visit all the participating blogs and I know you will get lots of great ideas and lots of inspiration for your next crafting projects!

This beautiful new “Suite” has butterfly images and butterfly die cuts, and of course there is a coordinating designer series paper and a specialty designer series paper that look fantastic.. Definitely a must have! 

Butterfly Bouquet Suite

A few things to consider, is that the stamp set (Butterfly Brilliance) and the dies (Brilliant Wings) will be available on the new annual catalog being release later this year.  HOWEVER, the designer series paper does not! so make sure you get these while supplies last! Both of these papers are just fantastic for making cards using the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle! 

But let’s get into the projects for today, shall we?

Three Beautiful Birthday Cards using the Butterfly Bouquet

For the cards today, I definitely wanted to showcase the beautiful designer series paper! Mainly because it really coordinates perfectly with all the different designs. Not to mention that there is a sheet whose design matches perfectly the die set! so when you run it through you get all six butterflies ready to use in your cards!

I love it when we have images in the designer series paper a.k.a DSP that can be used as stand alone images or embellishments. These usually make it so easy to make cards, like the ones you see below. 

 

How to make three beautiful birthday cards using the Butterfly Bouquet Suite from Stampin' Up!

Once I have selected the supplies I want to use, then I usually pick a color combination, and sketches and I just start to play.. Usually I go thru the DSP to see what designs are calling my eye that day. This always helps me get started.. 

Color Combination 

Once I know what designs I want to use from the paper pack, I would then seek for the color combination for my cards.  A lot of the times I find that I come up with color combinations that I would have never picked by myself if I hadn’t seen them in the DSP. 

And this was not the exception today! See below the color combination below.. 

I would not have put together Calypso Coral and Blushing bride together.. but they actually look really well together! you can see them in my cards.. So if you have ever struggled with color combinations, please give it a try to this.. I know you will love the results! 

The Sketches and Other details 

Below you will see the sketches that I use as inspiration for these cards. 

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I love using sketches, because they help me get card ideas every single time.. I can change them and come up with different looks every single time.. so I would recommend you play with them the next time you are in your craft room. I promise you, you will love it! plus you will see how easy you can start making cards when you follow a sketch. 

Birthday Handmade Cards 

And here are the cards I made using those sketches! 

See how beautiful the cards look..  I tried to combine the different designs on the DSP into my cards.. 

For the first card, I loved how nice the detailed butterfly looks with the petal pink foil paper (from the Love You Always Suite).. It looks so beautiful! Don’t you think? For this one though, I added a silhouette butterfly so it didn’t show banner underneath across the Butterfly..

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For the second and third card I used the butterflies from the DSP. See how easy it was to make a card when you have those butterflies die cut? honestly it is just like adding embellishments to the sketches to decorate your cards.. so definitely give it a try. 

One thing I wanted to point out, is that on card #2 I use the Magenta Madness for the highlight color. When I choose with a highlight color, I try to use the same color the DSP is using, but I pay special attention to the color that shows the least or in smaller portions.. so when you look the DSP on the background of this card you will see that you can see mainly the Blushing Bride and the Calypso Coral, but you don’t see as much of the Magenta Madness, so this would be the color to pick for small design element, like I did in this card. 

Also, for the third card, did you see that yellow bow? if you are wondering which one this is, let me tell you it is the Whisper White crinkled seam binding ribbon! But I have it colored with the Mango Melody alcohol marker.  This is a great tip, as you can get the ribbon in ANY color you might need!!  

Want to learn how to come up with card ideas with ease and confidence?

You can see how easy it was to come up with card ideas when you start with a sketch in mind, which is exactly what I do to come up with card ideas every single time.. 

If you want to learn more about how to do this, I have a program where I teach you exactly how to come up with endless card ideas with ease and confidence. This program shows you how you can use the supplies you already have with an easy step by step process that will help you enjoy your crafting time even more!  

You will feel more confident when you are making your own card designs, knowing your cards will look amazing every single time.  If you want to learn more about this, you can read more about it and watch the video where I show you exactly what this program is about.. 

Card Making 101 Program

Please know that this program opened its doors today!! but only for a short period of time.. You can register until March 6th at 10pm CST when this program closes again.. And the class starts on March 8th. 

The Video Tutorial 

And as usual if you want to see how to make all these cards, make sure you watch this video tutorial, where I go step by step and give you even more tips for putting together these cards. Measurements are as well on the video.. 

 

The Blog Hop Line up!

As mentioned above, this post is part of a blog hop, so make sure you visit all the participating posts. I know you will love seeing all the beautiful projects the team has put together showcasing this beautiful suite! 

The full line up is below.

The Supply List

You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support  🥰

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Making Cards Using One Sketch

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Ever wondered how you can start making cards using one sketch?  I know first hand that when we use sketches I can get so many card ideas. In fact I know that using sketches always helps me go into my creative zone in a faster..  

But before we continue, today I am participating in a blog post where my fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrators will be sharing card ideas to help you get inspired. So make sure you visit all the participating blogs, cause I know you will get lots of ideas to motivate you to craft today!

So let’s get started!

Making Card Using One Sketch! 

So last week, I shared one sketch and we created lots of cards using one suite. 11 cards to be exact! 

If you are interested you can check if out here.  

So I wanted to share with you a few other examples of what you can do when you are working with sketches. Mainly because I know how much sketches can help you when you are making cards.. 

The Sketch

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So lets first talk about the sketch. 

As you can see on the image in the left, the sketch is very simple, it has a matted rectangle and a circle (or label), and a banner. Very simple sketch as you can see, which I would recommend if you are first starting with sketches. 

Simple sketches are way easier to use, cause you can exchange their elements even easier, not to mention these are easier to substitute with the supplies at hand. 

So if in the past you have struggle with using sketches, try using the simpler ones.. you will see how your cards look really nice even if it seems it has less layers. 

After all you can be modifying the sketches by adding embellishments as you them fit in your card.  Plus it will be easier to change the sketch when it comes to position of the elements.. The layers they have the easier it will be to move parts around.

Once you have found the sketch you want to play with, then just select the crafting supplies you want to use. 

In my case I wanted to use the Paper Blooms designer series paper, and pair it with the In Blooms Bundle! 

Color Combination 

And from the designer series paper you want to use, then just pick a color combination you want to use. 

This is by far my best tip, when coming up with color combinations.. your cards will look amazing every single time as they will coordinate really well, as you can see in my cards below. 

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Modifying the Sketch 

Now the next step is just playing with the sketch and see what would you use for each of the elements.. 

As you can see on my first card, I use the designer series paper a.k.a. DSP for the background and cardstock for the label (circle shape).  For the second card,  I used the designer series paper for the focal point (the circle or label) and the cardstock for the background.

This easy change in the cards made them look totally different, yet still like part of a set.. So you can see how this is super easy.. 

One thing you should note, is that when I use the DSP for the focal point, I try to look for an image that would look well. So in this case I made sure the circle would have the printed flower bouquet right in the middle. That way the card is pleasant to the eye. 

Another thing you will see is that I used a bow for both of the cards, I call this “embellishing the labels” on the sketches.. you can add them as you please, in my case I try to use gems and ribbon to embellish the sketches.. and it always works!

One more card for inspiration…

Learn how you can make cards using the same sketch

The next card I am showing here uses the same sketch! Though in this case you can see how I modified the background layers.

In this card I shifted the layers in opposite directions, where you can see a tad more of the basic black from the background. 

I have been doing this for background lately, and I truly enjoy how the two pieces look. It just give it a new different look, don’t you think?

I can tell you that playing with sketches is always fun when you are making cards! 

 

Final Thoughts.. 

I know that when you use sketches we can come up with so many card ideas, that I highly recommend them to any card maker who have struggled with making their own cards..

Using sketches makes the whole crafting time even more enjoyable, because we have something to start making a card, like a map road in a way. 

So I hope you give it a try at sketches, and if you do, please let me know what you thought of this.. did it help you making cards?  did you found making cards more enjoyable..  leave me a comment below and let me know.. 

Wanna learn more about coming up with card ideas in an easy way?

Learn how to come up with endless card ideas with ease and confidence

If you have enjoyed this post and wanna learn more about how to come up with as many cards with ease and confidence, then make sure you sign up to the FREE workshop where I will take you step by step on how to do this.. 

The first part of the workshop has concluded however you can get access to the recordings when you sign up here!

 

Next week the live portion of this workshop will start! I will be going live every day next week (March 1 – 6)  at 7pm CST on my FB group, and when you participate and share your cards you will be entered in the drawing for some prizes! how exciting right? 

This workshops includes three video series, where I will go over an easy process of how to come up with as many cards ideas as you want..  and then during the live portion of the workshop I will be showing how to apply the concepts we learned in the video series when making our own cards. 

Imagine going into to your craft room, grab any stamp set you want or any paper pack you want to use and start making cards without wasting time trying to figure out what to make.. just enjoying your crafting time to the fullest..  If you are ready to learn this easy process then join me next week on the Free Card Making made easy workshop!

The Blog Hop Line Up!

As  I mentioned at the beginning, this post is part of a blog hop! so make sure you visit all participating blogs, I know you will get lots of inspiration for your next crafting project! 

Below you will see the full line up if participating blogs!! 

The Supply List

You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support  🥰

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Two Beautiful Birthday Handmade Cards You Will Want to Make!

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Do you like making and sending Birthday Handmade cards? If so, you are going to like this post. As I share with you two beautiful birthday handmade cards that you will want to make for your loved ones! 

Also, please know that this post is part of a blog hop to help you get ideas and keep you inspired! so make sure you visit all participating blogs! I know you will enjoy it! 

So let’s get started! 

How to make Beautiful Birthday Handmade Cards

For these cards, I wanted to featured the So Much Love stamp set, which has a beautiful flower that can be colored in different techniques. However for my cards I thought of focusing in just one technique, which happens to be one of favorite ways to color. This is using alcohol markers a.k.a Stampin’ Blends! 

For the sentiments I used the So Much Happy Stamp set, which is one of my favorites for birthdays as I can get a mix of fonts for the sentiments. That always catches my eye! 

Birthday Handmade Card for a Friend coloring with alcohol markers

Color Combination 

Once I know what stamp set to use, then I pick a paper pack or designer series paper (DSP) to use, as this always helps me in getting beautiful color combinations without too much trouble.

If you ever struggle with colors, I would suggest you do this. I promise you all your cards will look amazing when you follow the paper you want to use. 

So for this cards, I picked the Playing with patterns DSP, and I decided to use the purple designs.. (no surprise here, since you know I love purple!)

I added the greens in this color combo, mainly because the flower image I have has leaves.. but as you can see the main colors are shades of purple. 

3 Tips for Coloring with Alcohol Markers 

Birthday Handmade Card for a Friend coloring with alcohol markers  As far as coloring, like I mentioned I decided to go with alcohol markers!

I love these markers a lot more, as I can blend the tones and you don’t get the strokes of your coloring, which is something you would notice if you use regular markers. 

A few things are important to follow to get the best image when coloring with alcohol markers or stampin’ blends. 

1.- Use Memento ink for your stamped image.. this is key as this is a water/dye basis ink that will not be pulled as you color with the alcohol markers. DO NOT use Stazon, as you will smear the black lines as you color, since Stazon is alcohol based ink. 

2.- Add a light layer of the lighter color to the full image you wan to color – TIP – DO NOT over saturate the image with the color.   

3.- Add the shadows with the darker color, and do the blending in the middle section of your image. This will help you avoid any bleeding of ink outside the lines of your image. 

You can see on the video tutorial below how to color step by step in case these tips are not 100% clear, believe me, when you master these steps your images will look amazing every single time! 

Sketches and Other ideas

Once I have the image colored, then it is just matter of selecting a sketch that will go perfect for my focal point, in this case I fussy cut the flower, so I can use this in pretty much any layout.. 

The video tutorial below, shows you exactly how to make this card, from coloring to assembling.. 

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One thing I didn’t mention is that when I colored this flower, I also added wink of stella to the petals of the flower, this adds a beautiful shimmery look that makes your card stand out even more. 

And finally, I love adding some bling, so in this case I used the Highlight Heather stampin’ blend to color some Rhinestones. This helps to have your embellishments color coordinated, when you don’t have them in the exact color you want..  You can do this with ribbon or rhinestones. Another reason to love your alcohol markers, don’t you agree?

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Birthday Handmade Card for a Friend coloring with alcohol markers This second Birthday handmade card is actually using the same supplies and same technique for coloring, however I changed the layout of this card.

This card was inspired in a previous card I made using the Ornate Garden Suite. Interestingly it was another Birthday card .😁 

If you are interested in learning how to make this fun fold, you can see the step by step video on this post. This video tutorial shows this fun fold using the Ornate Garden Suite, but as you can see, you can make it with any paper pack you have, like I did on this card. 

So if you ever struggle with coming up with card ideas, just think of a card you have previously made and change things up.. different colors, different suites, or different techniques. I promise you, this will help you a lot!  

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The Video Tutorial

If you want to see how to make the first Birthday handmade card idea shared on this post, make sure you watch this video tutorial. I go over measurements and step by step on how to color using the alcohol markers, I know you will love it! 

Also at the very end you can get the supply list, in case you want to purchase any of the items I show in this video. 

Blog Hop Line-up

And as mentioned before, this post is part of a blog hop to bring you some inspiration on your Sunday to keep you crafting! 

Make sure you visit all participating blogs as I am sure you will get lots of ideas and inspiration from this amazing group! 

 

The Supply List

You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support  🥰

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Three Cute Birthday handmade cards you want to make!

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Today I want to share with you three cute birthday handmade cards that you will want to make right away!! you will see these are super easy to make and best of all you can recreate these with any paper collection you have… though you might want to make them with the same designer series paper I used as this is FREE!! 

Yes my friend, you read that well!! It is FREE!!!! 

This paper pack is part of the Saleabration offering from 2021!! and it is FREE when you purchase $50 (before tax and shipping) with Stampin’ Up!  This is really the best time of the year to stock up on your crafting tools as you get FREE merchandise!! 

This promotion is only thru February, so don’t wait for too long to get all these amazing products!! There are paper packs and stamp sets that you can get for FREE. Check them all here 

And what is even better is that there are no limits! you get one item for FREE for every $50 that you spend.. though there are a couple of items that are available with a $100 order.. but again the more you spend the more freebies you get!! 😁 And who wouldn’t want to spend during this time, that the new Jan-Jun Catalog has been released. 

And with that being said, this post is part of an amazing blog hop where we are going to be showcasing the brand new products!!! so make sure you hop with us and visit all participant blogs!! I promise, you will get a ton of inspiration!!  so lets get started!!!

How to make Cute Birthday Handmade Cards 

Any time I want to start designing cards, I pick the paper pack and the stamp set or bundle I want to use. As I am selecting these products,  I always think on the feeling I want to have on my cards or the theme..

In this case it was Birthday cards for my friends, mainly women, and I wanted to have something soft and tender to express how much I love them.. and with this in mind, I thought the Paper Blooms patterned paper and the In Bloom bundle would go perfect for these!!! 

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On thing to note in bundle I selected is that the dies in the “In Bloom” bundle are amazing!! these are stand alone dies, meaning that they are not cutting our the stamped images, but instead cutting beautiful flowers that have stitched marks!! These look amazing by themselves as you will see below in my cards!

The Color Combination 

Once I am set on the products I want to use, I look for the color combination!  and a tip here is to look for colors in the patterned paper that you want to use! so you can see below the color combination and as you can see it goes perfect with the designer series paper (DSP) a.k.a patterned paper I selected!

And with the colors now selected, then I proceed to take cardstock and ribbons as well as inkpads in these colors, that way I am ready to play. 

This is one of the areas where I feel Stampin’ Up! makes it super easy, as everything coordinated.. you can see from my cards bellow that every product coordinate beautifully.. 

Sketches & Other Details 

Cute Birthday handmade cards using the Paper Blooms from Stampin Up!

Finally once I have all the products and colors I wan to use, then I just go and either create or find sketches online to start making my cards! 

This is the part where the fun starts!! but let me share a few secrets to make it easier for you!!! – since I wanted to have flowers for my cards, I die cut a lot of flowers before anything else!!

I just selected one of the patterns in my DSP and cut as many flowers and leaves as I could. (there is a sheet that has circles in multiple colors, so that one was perfect for this!) you can see that on the video tutorial..

Once I had all the flowers and leaves, then i just pair several together, so i could see how they look and then help me see what card base color to use and how to arrange it on the layout I selected!! 

You can see below all the sketches and all the cards as well as a close up of the flowers so you can see how beautiful these look.

When you follow these steps you will see it is super easy to make cute birthday handmade cards with these products!!!

If you ever struggled when coming up with card ideas, or kickstarting your creativity to use the product you already have, then you might want to check out my Card Making 101 program!! The Card Making 101 program is where I teach card makers like you (new or seasoned), how to come up with endless card ideas to be able to design your cards using the products you have.   

This program is not open right now, however you can join the waitlist to be the first one to know when its doors open again!!!  

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The Video Tutorial

And if you wand to see step by step how to make these cards, then make sure you watch the following video tutorial! you will see how easy these are to make. I go over measurements for all these cards as well as other helpful tips and tricks for card making.

Blog Hop Line-up

And as I mentioned before, this post is part of a blog hop where we are sharing with you the new products from the Jan-Jun Mini Catalog, so make sure you visit all participating blogs, as you will get lots of ideas and inspiration to keep you crafting!! 

The Supply List

You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support  🥰

click here to go to my online store

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Cute Birthday handmade cards using the Paper Blooms from Stampin Up!

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