Cute Handmade Birthday Card for a Friend

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Want to learn how to make a cute handmade Birthday card for a friend? then keep reading my friend as today I am sharing with you a super cute Handmade Birthday card that you can customize with tons of little critters like the one I used in mine. 

And as you can see I am participating in the monthly colour combo blog hop to challenge myself how to use their color combination into a handmade card!

So Let’s get started!! 

How to make a cute Handmade Birthday Card for a Friend

So as I mentioned above, today I am participating into this blog hop to challenge myself to use the color combination of the month which you can see below 

And honestly this is how I started brainstorming how to make my card or what to use for this Birthday handmade card, which I am not going to lie, sometimes I found this a bit more challenging than starting with the products in mind.. 

You see, I almost always try to pick the products and then from those products I pick the colors.. So you can see that going the opposite way can be challenging for my mind LOL. However I love it, because it forces me to look at things differently and I feel like I actually stretch my mind and my creativity.. And at the end of the day this always helps you to grow new skills! 

So always try something different that challenges you, as this always helps you grow in other ways.. and I mean this not only for your card making but for everything in life! 😉

Anyway, back to my card.. I first thought about using flowers (I think I always want to go that route!). However, I remembered I got this cute new set from the August-December catalog (a.k.a. Winter or Holiday Catalog) that can make cute little critters. And this is when the light bulb went on! Why not using the soft suede for a little critter and use the other colors as highlights. Why not?

After I had picked up the little critter, I looked for paper and embellishments in the other colors from this color combo. I realized I had a spool of ribbon in Mint Macaroon. This got me thinking about using this color as the highlight and the Rich Razzleberry as the color for my card base. 

So here is the card!! tah-dah!! what do you think??? 

Cute Handmade Birthday Card for a Friend

 

The Sketch & Other Details 

sketches to play

Once I knew which products I was going to use for this card, I then looked for a sketch.

If you have been following me for a while, you know how much I love using a sketch. I strongly believe that this makes things so easy when you are coming up with ideas for your cards.

One think I always suggest is to start with an easy and simple sketch, that way you don’t get overwhelmed by thinking how to substitute the elements on the sketch. 

As far as the card itself, I made the little beaver using the Menagerie Mix-up stamp set, and if you look in to the details you will see that his cheeks are colored as well as his scarf. 

Close up on this cute little critter

I used Flirty Flamingo – dark shade from the Stampin’ Blends  to color his cheek. And the Dark shade of the Mint Macaroon to color his scarf.  I think this added a little bit more of personality to the beaver. Don’t you think?

One tip to assemble the beaver was to stamp, color and cut out all the pieces using the dies, and then glue all the pieces using the Glue Dots. 

When you are ready to add the beaver to the card, you can use dimensionals to add more dimension to it!!  

The best think of the Menagerie Mix up bundle is that you can create so many critters that you can customize the card to many options. 

And I am also thinking that these little critters can go perfect for like Baby Shower cards, or kids cards! so the possibilities are endless for sure!! 

If you are enjoying colors combination challenges and want another color combo to play, you can see the Color Combination from July 2020 here as well as the card that I made using it! 

The Blog Hop 

As mentioned above, I am participating on a blog hop where all participants will be sharing their projects using these colors!! I am really curious to see all their great creations!! As I know they always come up with so many ideas that keeps me inspired. 

So click on the button below to go to the next Blog participating in this blog hop! 

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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 onlline store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support  🥰

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A Birthday card for a kid and some tips with your stamparatus!

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Do you like making Birthday handmade cards for your kids? If you do, I know you will love this post, as I am sharing with you how to make a Birthday handmade card using the Birthday  Bonanza suite from Stampin’ Up!

I am also showing some tips to stamp multi-step images using a stamp positioning, in this case, the Stamparatus from Stampin’ Up! 

But before we dive into the Birthday card, let me tell you that this post is part of a Blog Hop with an amazing group of fellow demonstrators around the world. I am sure you will enjoy hoping around with us while getting tons of inspiration!!!

How to make a Birthday Handmade card 

As I mentioned before, I am using the Birthday Bonanza suite from Stampin’ Up!, which is a great suite full of bright colors and cute critters that will make any birthday card look adorable!  You can see below the picture of this suite! is this not the cutest suite?

Birthday Bonanza suite

Don’t get confused with the name of this suite as these little critters can be used for any occasion card! You can see this Valentine’s card using that lovely koala here.

The Birthday Bonanza suite has a great stamp set called Bonanza Buddies that include the cute little critters you see in the picture above! This stamp set coordinates with a die set, that can help you die cut not only images from the stamp set, but also images from the designer series paper!

I definitely love a die set that coordinates with the patterned paper of the suite, as this always makes it easy to make cards! not to mention that it also makes it quick! So you get a great card without consuming too much time. If you are like me, always running and busy with too many things in life, but still enjoy crafting, then you will love this suite! 

Below you can see the birthday handmade card that I made with this suite!  The toucan was stamped using the Stamparatus! which is a stamp positioning tool that makes your life easy when it comes to lining up images perfectly. I am linking a quick video showing you exactly how to stamp the toucan. 

learn how to make Birthday Handmade card using the Birthday Bonanza suite from Stampin' Up!

 

Use the Stamparatus to stamp multi-step images 

As I was telling you before the Stamparatus is the perfect stamp positioning tool to help you stamp multi-step images. 

You might not know what are multi-step stamps, and if that is the case let me explain more about this. 

Multi-step stamps are set of images that complement each other. For instance, the focal point in my card consists of three images: the toucan, the hat and the pom-pom. 

Did you notice in the Birthday card that the hat is covering part of the toucan’s head? this is making it look as if the toucan was wearing a party hat!  You can make this effect by using a technique called masking. 

So if you are interested in learning both the lining of images using your stamp positioning, and the technique masking, then make sure to watch the video below!  

 

Step-by-Step video tutorial to make a Birthday handmade card

After stamping the Toucan, then its time to put together the card. In the next video I show you how to make the Birthday handmade card step-by-step. I even throw a tip on saving cardstock by  die cutting some elements from the the cardstock that will be covered with patterned paper. Intrigued?  😉 Then  watch the video tutorial below!

If you like this Birthday handmade card and you want to make it, scroll down on this post to see the supply list. All the pictures in the supply list will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items! When you purchase from my store, you support my stamping business and it helps me keep creating more cards to share with you! I truly appreciate your support! 🥰🥰🥰

Did you fall in love 🥰 with this suite as I did when I first start playing with it? I am sure you did!!! 😍 And if you want more card ideas with this stamp set, I am currently offering a card class for Birthday handmade cards using the Birthday Bonanza suite!!! Below is a sneak peek.

If you are in the US, you can get the make and take options thru Feb 20th, after this day, only the tutorial will be available. To get more information or to register to this class please email me and ask for the link. Also if you want to hear about new card classes, you need to sign up for my email list here. I do share other tutorials as well on my email 😁  

If you are from other region, then you can get the tutorial for this card class here. You can also browse around my PDF Store to see what other card classes tutorials are available. I am uploading more tutorials from past classes and all new classes will be released there too.  

Learn how to make six cheerful Birthday Handmade cards using the Birthday Bonanza suite from Stampin' Up!

 

The Blog Hop line up!

And as mentioned at the beginning of this post, make sure you visit all the blogs participating on this Blog Hop! I know you will be super inspired when you visit our sites! all the people participating in this hop is very talented. Plus you get to see cards from designers around the world!! how cool is that?!

 

 

The supply list 

Finally here is the supply list for all the items I used to make this Birthday handmade card! as I mentioned before, when you click any of the images you will be directed to my online store where you can purchase any of these products! Again thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support! 

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Hi there! It has been a long time since I posted here on the blog, though I have kept sharing weekly content on my facebook page Creating with Allie. The reason for this was that I was making some changes and upgrades to my blog.. It now moved to a different platform which hopefully will make things a lot better for you.. 

I gotta confess, the blog was finalized mid July, but as usual, life was just hectic with two little ones, a brand new work, and all things around the house, that kept me from really learning the new platform.. ha!, you see, in my head the change was going to be super quick and all was going to be super easy.. however as with everything in life, there is always a learning curve, and sometimes we get all frustrated when things are not getting right the first time.. has that happened to you?? probably so..

Anyway, I decided to step away and breath and try to learn more about this new platform and today with the Stamping Around the World designer team’ blog hop, I made up my mind to just jump at it and get into it.. This was the perfect excuse I needed to forget about all my frustrations and just get to it.. After all, I just upgraded to this platform right? I now need to use it!! and how am I going to get better if I don’t even give it a try? really, I always tell this to my toddler “Just try it”, and here I was doing exactly the opposite!! anyway.. here I am, teaching by example to my little ones…  😉 so here we go!!

Stamping Around the World Blog Hop!

If you are new to the Stamping Around the World Designer team, let me share with you a little bit!,  We are a team of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators around the globe who design tutorials to make a bundle that we offer as an incentive when you purchase with us, so if you are in the US and purchase with me $50 worth of products at my Stampin’ Up Store, you get the Tutorial bundle for FREE!!! that is 12 tutorials for FREE!!!  If you are a demonstrator and want to get the tutorial bundle you can also purchase it with me for $20.. you can see a sneak peek below of this month’s Tutorial! 🙂

With this being said, every month this team hops together to show you additional projects using the same stamp set that we used on our tutorial!, so in my case I will share with you the Dinoroar Suite!!!

Meet the Dinoroar Suite!

Learn how to make Three cute cards using the Dinoroar suite from Stampin' Up!

Are these little dinosaurs the cutest or what??? I really think so!, the minute I saw them on the new catalog I knew I wanted to get them for my little Oliver!, these are perfect for toddlers, don’t you think?

The colors were selected by going with the colors contained in the designer series paper (DSP); this one is one of the best tips for card making. Actually this is one of the reasons why I love Stampin’ Up! so much, you can literary get anything to coordinate pretty well when it comes to their products as everything is color coordinated, meaning if you see in the DSP that Old Olive is included, then you can get ink, cardstock and other embellishments on this same color! making it super easy to create cards as everything coordinates perfectly!! no more guessing if this green is the same shade of green as the one I have at home? right?? I know!! That is pretty cool!!!

Anyhow here is a close up of all the cards made, I am sure you will love recreating them, and I have also added the video where you can see step by step how to make them all!!! 🙂

Learn how to make Three cute cards using the Dinoroar suite from Stampin' Up!   Learn how to make Three cute cards using the Dinoroar suite from Stampin' Up!

Learn how to make Three cute cards using the Dinoroar suite from Stampin' Up!   Learn how to make Three cute cards using the Dinoroar suite from Stampin' Up!

 Learn how to make Three cute cards using the Dinoroar suite from Stampin' Up!   Learn how to make Three cute cards using the Dinoroar suite from Stampin' Up!

All these cards were actually made during one of my Facebook lives, where I typically show you how to make three cards using a specific product or technique, or sketch, and lately I have been sharing some of my designing tips to make card making go even easier, since a lot of the times I get questions around how do I come up with designs or how do I keep bringing ideas.. If you have time, come join me next Thursday on my Facebook page Creating with Allie at 7pm CST where you can see the next show and ask any question you might have regarding card making. I’ll be more than happy to see there! 🙂

As promised here is the video tutorial on how to make these cute cards! I go over measurements and products on this video. if you have any question that might not be answered on this tutorial, please do not hesitate in letting me know! leave me a comment below and I will get back to you. 

If you are interested in getting any of the products used today, click on the pictures below where I have all the links where you can purchase them, and if you order $50 you will get the Tutorial bundle for FREE!! so scroll down to the end of this post to see all the products used in these cards!! 

Also do not forget to visit the rest of the team participating in this blog hop! I am sure you will enjoy going thru all the blogs and getting inspiration from this talented group! so grab a cup of coffee and enjoy! 

Use the arrow below to go to the PREVIOUS or NEXT blog, or you can click directly on the link from the roll call list to a specific one you want to visit. You are at Alejandra Gomez – Creating with Allie 

   

Roll Call List

Stefanie Pletscher (The Crafty Medic)

Sue Allen (Simply Craft)

Linda (Stampin by the Beach)

JoAnne (Luv 2 Create)

Alicia Yap (Paper Munchkin)

Amanda Gillmore (She Creates: By The Sea Shore)

Margriet Siekman (Creatief met Marsie)

Jenny Hayward (A Stamping Journey)

Alejandra Gomez (Creating with Allie)

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Facebook live 4-27-18 Magical day

Hello Friends!! Here are the cards we made on the facebook live event from 4/27. For this week I decided to use the same stamp set but change the background, to show you different ways to embellish the backgrounds and have different looks on your cards..

By the way the stamp set and coordinating thinlits are retiring at the end of May, so if you like this set, make sure you grab it before its gone!!


The first card is using watercolor paper!! and this one is colored with the ink pads and the aqua painters!! it is a little bit time consuming but if you use the heat tool you can accelerate the process a bit.. 


Check out the video tutorial with some AMAZING tips and tricks for making different backgrounds on your cards using Stampin Up's Magical Day stamp set!  You will love how quick and easy this is to make!  www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #onestampsetdifferentlooks #kidscards

Check out the video tutorial with some AMAZING tips and tricks for making different backgrounds on your cards using Stampin Up's Magical Day stamp set!  You will love how quick and easy this is to make!  www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #onestampsetdifferentlooks #kidscards

This one is using designer series paper to embellish the background, super easy as you can see. 


Check out the video tutorial with some AMAZING tips and tricks for making different backgrounds on your cards using Stampin Up's Magical Day stamp set!  You will love how quick and easy this is to make!  www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #onestampsetdifferentlooks #kidscards

Check out the video tutorial with some AMAZING tips and tricks for making different backgrounds on your cards using Stampin Up's Magical Day stamp set!  You will love how quick and easy this is to make!  www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #onestampsetdifferentlooks #kidscards

And this one uses the stampin’ blends to color the background!! I think this was my favorite card and it just looks perfect for the theme with the unicorn!!

Check out the video tutorial with some AMAZING tips and tricks for making different backgrounds on your cards using Stampin Up's Magical Day stamp set!  You will love how quick and easy this is to make!  www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #onestampsetdifferentlooks #kidscards

This cute unicorn comes from the magical day stamp set!! is that not gorgeous!!! It is perfect for little girls if you ask me!!


All of the unicorns were colored the same, I used memento ink, and then colored them with the stampin blends, I used the lighter shades for the hair, and then used the smoky slate for the shadows on the body and the pink pirouette for the cheeks, this always add a little personality to the critters, then of course I used the wink of stella over the hair!! I just love the shimmery look it leaves on the hair!! 


The clouds from all cards are from the Up & Away thinlits!! these coordinated perfectly!! love the look, specially cause all clouds were cut from the glimmer paper from myths and magic!! this is really stunning in person!  

Check out the video tutorial with some AMAZING tips and tricks for making different backgrounds on your cards using Stampin Up's Magical Day stamp set!  You will love how quick and easy this is to make!  www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #onestampsetdifferentlooks #kidscards
And here is the video tutorial, where I go over dimensions and instructions on how to make all of these!! I am sure you will enjoy watching the different techniques for the background on the cards!! let me know if you have any questions, I will be happy to help you. 




Also here is the supply list for all the items I use to make this card, you can click at any of the images to go to my online store, where you can purchase any of these items!! thanks a lot!! I truly appreciate your support, also don’t forget about my ordering incentive this year!! 



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