There’s no such thing as making too many… {Mo’s Dream Team}

…birthday cards. I truly believe that. Having birthday cards on hand is so practical, so I always jump at the chance to make them. I made this one really simple, focusing on Superduper Girl and just adding a cluster of patterned papers and embellishments. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.

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Happy haunting {Mo’s Dream Team}

Hi, everyone! Another Wednesday means another Mo make from me. This time I’ve made a Halloween project, we’re getting closer and closer, right? Mo has come out with some adorable new images lately, and I totally fell for Esmarelda, isn’t she the cutest little witch ever? I thought so, so I colored her up and made a box to put her on. Okay, so the box was already made, but I did cover it with patterned paper!

My box is just over 5 x 5″, and about 2 3/4″ tall, meaning there’s lots of room for candy inside – half the fun of Halloween, right? I went with bright, in your face Halloween colors and added a couple of bats to embellish slightly.

A closer look at my image. This was such a joy to color, even in orange with lots of pumpkins. I don’t like the taste of pumpkins, but they’re fun to color, and I feel like I struck gold with my orange combo. Doesn’t really happen a lot, as I’m not usually one to color orange, but I love how they turned out.

I put some diecut letters on the side of the lid and the box itself. I diecut the letters from black craft foam and also from the patterned papers and glued them together. Added a few purple Papirdesign enamel dots as a last touch.

Here are the colors I used for my image. I can’t remember the last time I entered a challenge, so I thought I would join the 100th challenge over at Copic Marker Norge with this box. As a former design team member, I just can’t pass up the chance to join in on this milestone, which happens to coincide with their 7th birthday – and their moodboard is perfect for my pumpkin witch.

The most adorable baby boy in the world {Mo’s Dream Team}{Ett trykk}

Hi everyone! Another Wednesday, and another Mo make from me. This card featuring Baby and Bunny was published in the August issue of Ett trykk.

This card is a little different from me, both layout wise and how it opens. I colored my image with Copics and diecut it using a stitched circle die from My Favorite Things.

The scalloped circle on the scalloped half circle is actually the front of the card, which is kept closed with a pair of magnets hidden beneath the layers of patterned paper.

Once you open it up, a hidden sentiment is revealed. The stamp is from Papirdesign, stamped in Papertrey Ink Blueberry Sky ink.

When you open it up even further, you get to the actual insides of the card, with plenty of space to write a personal greeting. I added a little stamped crown in the bottom right hand corner on the right side, also a stamp from Papirdesign.

The back of the card isn’t exactly very fascinating. The second half of the scalloped circle, another Papirdesign sentiment stamped in Blueberry Sky ink and a few Studio Calico veneer stars.

Kjære brudepar {Mo’s Dream Team}

Hei og hopp. En ny onsdag betyr nytt bidrag til Mo’s Dream Team, denne gangen har jeg et bryllupskort å by på, laget med Bride and Groom-motivet.

Som vanlig er motivet farget med Copics. Jeg syns arkene fra Summer Crush-kolleksjonen til Maja Design er så utrolig fine til bryllup, og med dies fra GoKreate blir det helt perfekt. Selve motivet har jeg stanset ut med en sirkeldie med juksesøm fra My Favorite Things, og jeg har skrevet ut navnet på brudeparet fra PC i en farge som matchet motiv og papirer bra. Selve hjertet er stanset ut med en die fra Spellbinders.

Da jeg lagde dette kortet var jeg nesten helt tom for lave 3D-puter, så jeg jukset litt ved å stanse ut ekstra lag kartong som jeg la bak mønsterarket mitt istedenfor. Kortet blir riktignok tyngre, men dette skulle gis rett til brudeparet og ikke sendes i posten, så da gjør det ingenting.

Som seg hør og bør med bryllupskort har jeg lesset på med blomster og pyntebær. Her er kombinasjon av Prima, Kort & Godt, Papirdesign, Wild Orchid Crafts og Magnolia.

Jeg lagde innsidene relativt enkle, men likevel litt pyntet. Jeg brukte en kakeserviett bak tekstpanelet, og teksten fra Kort & Godt er stemplet med Soft Stone blekk fra Papertrey Ink. Den andre innsiden er helt lik, med et rundt tekstfelt til å skrive personlig hilsen på.

Jeg må jo gjøre noe med baksiden også. Her har jeg tatt igjen kakeserviettene fra innsiden, sommerfuglene fra forsiden og stanset ut et blomstermotiv fra et mønsterark med en sirkeldie fra det samme settet som jeg har brukt på de andre sirklene. Jeg limte et lite perlehjerte fra Staz midt på blomsten, jeg syns det passet fint inn som en ekstra liten pynt.

Siden kortet er såpass tykt måtte jeg lage en eske til det, det får ikke akkurat plass i en konvolutt. Jeg har brukt de samme mønsterarkene og laget esken veldig enkel. Lokket er pyntet med kakeserviett, tekst fra Papirdesign og noen flere sommerfugler.

Lots of hearts {Mo’s Dream Team}

Hi everyone. I’ve got another birthday card today, this time featuring Bowl of from Mo Manning. The image comes with separate images to put in the bowl, I chose hearts for my card today.

I’ll admit, I struggled putting this one together. I had a stray pink Copic streak on the left side of the image, and no matter how times I used my blender on it, it was just too stubborn to go away. I decided to cut it off, I wasn’t about to redo the entire image. I sort of had a plan, but that didn’t really work, so I wound up diecutting a scrap piece of 7 Dots Studio patterned paper to go behind my image.

I used the same patterned paper for my sentiment strip, which I stamped with a Norsk Stempelblad AS stamp and then diecut using one of the Fishtail Flag Frames dies from My Favorite Things. The pink patterned paper behind the sentiment strip is actually the other side of that same patterned paper. I thought it fit my Papertrey Ink Berry Sorbet cardstock pretty well, in addition to the pink in the actual image. The pink cardstock is debossed with an impression plate from Papertrey Ink and then diecut with a stitched rectangle die from My Favorite Things. I also added some enamel dots in coordinating colors, as well as a couple of scraps of some doilies I had in my stash.

I popped up the entire image using foam tape – lots of it, I’m not shy when I use foam tape.

The simplest birthday card ever {Mo’s Dream Team}

Hi! I’ve got what I believe to be the simplest birthday card I’ve ever created today. I had to go with Bee Mine from Mo’s Digital Pencil, colored during Cathy Racoosin’s last 30 day challenge back in June.

I colored her with my Copics in the colors shown at the bottom of this post, and diecut her using a stitched rectangle die from My Favorite Things. I added her with lots of foam tape to a piece of Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist cardstock that I embossed using a quilted backdrop die from Lawn Fawn, and added some 2 mm Kort & Godt pearls to the background for a little bit of extra interest.

I diecut my sentiment using a small stitched circle die, also from MFT. I punched out a 1″ circle out of some Aqua Mist cardstock that I glued my stitched circle to. I stamped a Norsk Stempelblad AS sentiment in a combination of Doll Pink ink from Simon Says Stamp and Autumn Rose ink from Papertrey Ink. Neither of the colors matchet my image on their own, but together they were perfect.

As you can see from this photo, my main panel is popped up from the rest of the card, keeping the focus on her.

Hooray! {Mo’s Dream Team}

Welcome, August. And welcome, Wednesday, to another clean and simple birthday card with an adorable Mo Manning image.

I chose another one of my favorites today – Make a Wish. She’s happy, and soooo quick and easy to color, you’ve got to love that. I colored her in blue this time, my favorite color!

I diecut her using the largest of the dies in the Stitched Rectangles STAX 1 set from My Favorite Things. It cuts the perfect rectangle to use on an A2 card front and gives you a perfect 1/16″ border around it.

I added part of a tiny Doodlebug doily and a Papirdesign sticker that I glued to a scrap of blue cardstock and popped up from the background. I embellished a tiny bit with some grey Marianne Design enamel hearts.

For the inside of the card, I diecut another one of those rectangles, used more of that tiny doily and added another Papirdesign sticker – in blue this time. I thought I’d used a different sentiment for the inside, but I didn’t realize that I’d used the same one twice until the card was finished. There was no way I was removing (and destroying) either of the stickers, so they both get to stay put.