Quick, simple birthday cards {Hobbykunst}

Hi, everyone! I have a few cards to share today, mostly focusing on patterned paper from P13 and their Happy birthday collection. All the cards are 4 bar size, and they’re all pretty similar, using sheets 1-6 from the collection from P13. They number their patterned papers, they don’t name them.

HK P13 Go BIG on your birthday front

My first card is the only landscape one. I covered the card base with that yellow patterned paper and added a white die cut on top. I fussy cut the boy with the present and mounted the image on foam tape, before adding a sentiment strip with additional pieces of foam tape for even more dimension. The sentiment is from the Pawty Time stamp set from My Favorite Things. I finished off the card with a few sequins from the White Orchid Sequin mix from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards.

HK P13 Gratulerer med dagen cupcake med banner front

Card number 2. Covered up the card base again, this time with a patterned paper that barely even has a pattern on it. It’s white with a dotted grid printed in yellow. I die cut the wonky square grid pattern from some of the red patterned paper and adhered it in the center of the card.

HK P13 Gratulerer med dagen cupcake med banner front skrått

I mounted a fussy cut image onto foam tape in the center of the card, and a sentiment strip on top of that with even more foam. The sentiment is from Mathia, heat embossed in white on a piece of red pattened paper. I added a few Pearl White crystals from Pretty Pink Posh to finish the card.

HK P13 Happy Birthday barn med krone front

This one is pretty similar to the last one. I die cut the wonky grid from yellow patterned paper, and adhered it directly to the card base on the left hand side of the card, before adding the fussy cut image with foam tape.

HK P13 Happy Birthday barn med krone front skrått

I stamped and white heat embossed a sentiment from the Bitty Bears stamp set from My Favorite Things and added it with foam tape on top of the image, before finishing off with some raindrops from the Crystal Collection from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards.

HK P13 Happy Birthday elefant med is front

How festive is this elephant balancing an ice cream cone? I used the white patterned paper with the yellow dotted grid lines for this one as well as a die cut hole pattern that I tore at the egdes.

HK P13 Happy Birthday elefant med is front skrått

I adhered the fussy cut elephant using foam tape, and a sentiment strip using some 1 mm foam squares, before finishing off with a few sequins from the White Orchid Sequin mix from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards.

HK P13 Happy Birthday kanin med ballong front skrått

This last one also has the hole pattern with torn edges, I think it adds a little more playfulness and interest to these very simple cards. I adhered the fussy cut image with foam tape for this one too. I like that little bit of dimension. I even used my thick foam tape for the sentiment on this one, so this card is extra dimensional.

HK P13 Happy Birthday kanin med ballong front

Heat embossed sentiment strip once again, and as with so many of the other cards, I used the Bitty Bears stamp set for that. Finished off with a few Pearl White crystals from Pretty Pink Posh.

Time to celebrate {Hobbykunst}

Hi, everyone! I have a few cards to share today, all of them using just a few products. The Happy Birthday collection from P13 has some great images that are perfect for quick, easy birthday cards.

I’m starting with this bear, ready for a party! The papers in the P13 collections don’t have individual names, they just have numbers, and I fussy cut this bear from 05. I die cut a piece of 01 using a die from Papirdesign, tearing the edges for an uneven look and glued it straight onto my 4 bar top fold card base, before adding the bear with foam tape for dimension.

03 in this collection from P13 has wide, diagonal stripes in different colors. I cut it down to strips, and used them to emboss my sentiments to get the perfect color matches. The sentiment on this card is from the Bitty Bears stamp set from My Favorite Things. I added the sentiment strip using foam tape, and finished off the card with some sequins from the White Orchid Sequin mix from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards.

For my second card I covered the entire card front with the back of the 05 sheet. Most of the papers in this collection have lots of images on the front, and are more plain on the back, of course with colors that coordinate. The little mouse on a unicycle is from the 02 sheet, and again I used 03 to stamp my sentiment on. This sentiment is also from My Favorite Things, it’s from the Pawty Time stamp set.

I die cut a chevron pattern from white card stock using a die from Papirdesign and adhered it directly to my patterned paper card front, before popping up the image on foam tape, and the sentiment on even more foam tape. Again I added sequins from the White Orchid Sequin mix to finish the card.

Card number 3. Now, I’m not sure whether this is a cat or a tiger, but whatever he is, he’s definitely ready to party. I fussy cut him from the 02 sheet, and I used the back of the same sheet to cover the card front. Once again, I popped the image on foam tape for dimension.

I used the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Bitty Bears stamp set again, and this time I used some clear gems from the Crystal Glass collection from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards to embellish.

I made the last card for today very simple. I die cut the same hole pattern as I used for the first card, only this time in white card stock for a bit of textured interest in the background. The cat is from the 05 sheet, which I used a lot of for these cards.

I added the cat using foam tape, the sentiment using more foam tape and those white sequins once again. These cards were so much fun to create, and I’ve got more in upcoming posts.

Season’s Greetings {Rachelle Anne Miller Creative Studios}

Hi, everyone! I’ve got a sweet little Christmas card to share today, featuring the Christmas Tree image from Rachelle Anne Miller.

I colored up just a portion of the image and made it into a polaroid by using a polaroid frame die from My Favorite Things that I love. I die cut the frame three times from white cardstock and glued them together for a stacked look.

I decided to stamp a sentiment onto the polaroid frame using Blueberry Sky ink from Papertrey Ink. The sentiment is from a stamp set from Inky Wings.

I decided to put my polaroid frame on a blue card base. This blue cardstock is Blueberry Sky from Papertrey Ink, the same color as the stamped sentiment. I used an old snowflake frame die from Memory Box that I diecut from white cardstock.

I cut down my card base to make a 4 bar card. I like the smaller size, but don’t make too many cards this size, so I thought I’d change things up a bit. Once again, I have no graphic to show what Copics I used, but hopefully I’ll have my template remade in a few days.

Juleklem {Ett Trykk}

Ett Trykk 0515 Julekort etter skisse Juleklem fra hjertet front skrått PSI dag har jeg et aldri så lite julekort å vise frem. Det er et 4 bar-kort, og måler derfor 4 7/8 x 3 1/2″. Det er smått, men et morsomt format å jobbe med. Kortet er publisert i oktobernummeret av Ett Trykk.

Ett Trykk 0515 Julekort etter skisse Juleklem fra hjertet frontPå StempelScrapmessa i september slapp Norsk Stempelblad noen nye stemplelplater, blant annet “Julehilsen mini”, som jeg har brukt her. Det er den perfekte julestempelplaten. Rene og enkle fonter uten masse snirkler og tull, og ikke minst – liten bokstav i ordet jul. Jeg skjønner ikke hvorfor så mange på død og liv skal bruke stor bokstav, så stemplene i dette settet passer meg perfekt.

Ett Trykk 0515 Julekort etter skisse Juleklem fra hjertet front skråttJeg lagde basen min av en rest med Bazzill Kraft, og også mønsterarkene er faktisk rester – Hej mitt vinterland fra Vintage Winter-kolleksjonen til Maja Design, og Tankar om julen og Julefrid fra Julen är här-kolleksjonen. Med små kort trenger man jo ikke så mye ark, så resteskuffen er kjekk å ha når man lager disse 4 bar-kortene. Det beste er jo at det ikke ser ut som et restekort! Jeg har stanset ut snøfnuggkanten på det ene mønsterarket med en kantdie fra Sizzix, og limt 3D-puter bak deler av snøfnuggene så de får bittelitt dimensjon. Noen duggdråper fra Staz trekker øyet mot teksten, og det er faktisk hele pynten. Jeg har limt et par striper av mønsterarkene på innsiden av kortet. Siden kortet er så lite får selve basen ha funskjonen som skrivefelt, men NOE mer måtte jeg ha inni.

Ett Trykk 0515 Julekort etter skisse Juleklem fra hjertet bakside blogg scrappingBaksiden er også meget enkel. Et av stemplene fra stempelsettet stemplet rett på mønsterarket!

Easy peasy…{Mo’s Clubhouse}

Juli 2015 - Girl with sign front skrått PSHvilken dag er det i dag? Hvilken dag er det i dag? Er det onsdag? Ja. Er det onsdag? Ja. Det betyr at det er min dag på Mo’s Clubhouse-bloggen. Sommersalget varer fortsatt, så det er bare å løpe i nettbutikken og sikre seg noen godbiter. Det er flere nye herligheter der også, så besøket er absolutt verdt det.

What day is it today? What day is it today? Is it Wednesday? Yes. Is it Wednesday? Yes. (I realize the English translation of this intro doesn’t make much sense, but in Norwegian it’s part of the lyrics to a song everyone in Norway who grew up in the 80s knows every word to). That means it’s my day on Mo’s Clubhouse blog. The summer sale in the store is still going strong, so it’s a good idea to run over to the store to score yourself a few treats. There are several new images in the store, so the visit really is worth it. 

Juli 2015 - Girl with sign frontKortet mitt i dag er et veldig enkelt 4 bar-kort (3 1/2 x 4 7/8″) med Girl with Sign i fokus. 4 bar er en kortstørrelse der kortet mer eller mindre lager seg selv. Siden arealet er så lite er det ikke all verden av plass til pynt, men motivet får spille hovedrolle. Kortformatet er også genialt når du vil bruke smårester av mønsterark som du har liggende.

My card today is a very simple 4 bar card (3 1/2 x 4 7/8″) focusing on Girl with Sign. 4 bar is a card size where the card more or less makes itself. Because the area is so small, there’s not much room for embellishments, keeping the attention on the image. The card size is also handy when you want to use scraps of patterned paper you’ve got lying around. 

Juli 2015 - Girl with sign front skråttJeg har brukt rester fra Vintage Summer Basics-kolleksjonen til Maja Design på dette kortet – arkene 1923, 1911 og 1912. De to sistnevnte har jeg laget bannere av med en Project Life-die. Jeg satte på noen dotter fra Papirdesign på forsiden av kortet, og det er det hele. Selve basen er laget av Autumn Rose-kartong fra Papertrey Ink, og jeg hadde nok igjen av arkene til også å pynte bittelitt på innsiden av kortet, som vises bittelitt helt til høyre i bildet over.

I used scraps from the Vintage Summer Basics line by Maja Design on this card – 1923, 1911, and 1912. I made banners from the latter two using a Project Life die, added a few Papirdesign dots on the front of the card, and that’s it. The base is made from Autumn Rose cardstock from Papertrey Ink, and I had enough left of the Maja Design paper to also decorate a tiny bit on the inside of the card, which can be seen on the right hand side of the image above. 

Juli 2015 - Girl with sign baksideEnkel bakside, med et par dotter til og en liten bit av baksiden av varelinjen på et av arkene. Easy peasy lemon squeezy, som Laura Bassen ville ha sagt.

Simple back, with a couple of more dots and a tiny bit of the back of the strip that you usually cut off the patterned paper. Easy peasy lemon squeezy, as Laura Bassen would say. 

Mo Manning Girl with Sign CopicsTil slutt kommer selvsalgt fargene jeg har brukt. I tillegg har jeg brukt RV97, som er en farge jeg har laget selv med en tom tusj, blenderrefill og refill til RV99.

A look at the colors I’ve used. I also used RV97, which is  a color I’ve made myself with an empty marker, blender refill and RV99 refill. 

Håper alle der ute har en fin dag, og at de som mistet kjære i tragedien for fire år siden tar vare på hverandre så godt de kan og kommer seg gjennom dagen uten at savnet blir for stort.

I hope everyone out there is having a good day, and that those who lost loved ones in the tragedy that took place four years ago take care of each other as best they can and are able to get through the day without feeling too much of a loss.