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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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.

Birthday {Mo’s Dream Team}

Hi everyone! We’ve reached Wednesday, you know what that means. It’s Mo Manning day!!! Yay!

This time I chose Birthday Fairy Lee and colored her up in yummy, summery colors. I found some scraps of patterned papers that matched and turned all of it into a fairly clean and simple card.

I diecut the banners, as well as the main panel, using dies from My Favorite Things. MFT dies are my favorite, they’re so versatile. I glued part of a doily underneath my banners and stamped a Norsk Stempelblad AS sentiment on the biggest one (It says “BIRTHDAY – a special day that brings together people you love” in Norwegian).

I used a small star punch for my yellow stars, and added a few veneer ones from Studio Calico to put something on the front that wasn’t made from paper. I added a couple of enamel dots to finish it off, simply because the pink color matched everything else perfectly.

I put a tiny cluster on the inside. Another banner diecut using an MFT die, another veneer star and also a polaroid frame, diecut with another MFT die – told you they’re my favorite. A couple of punched little pink hearts and another Norsk Stempelblad AS sentiment (Happiness is being one year older),  and my card was done.

You’re the best {Mo’s Dream Team}

Hi everyone. I’ve got another simple card with a Mo Manning cutie today – it is Wednesday, after all. This time I chose Baby Fairy Amanita and went with colors that are totally not me. I never do reds or yellows, and this card’s got both. I colored my fairy, die cut her with a faux stitch die from My Favorite Things and put her on a red card base. I found some scraps of My Mind’s Eye patterned paper that fit well with my colors and embellished very sparingly. I wanted to embellish the inside, too, but make it very simple. I took the diecut frame left from the banner on the front and glued it to my white cardstock before stamping a sentiment in red. I diecut a small yellow patterned paper circle for an extra bit of detail, and that’s it.

Enjoy your day {Mo’s Dream Team}

Hi everyone! Another Wednesday has come around, which means another creation with a Mo Manning image around here. This time I went to town with reds, not a color I use a whole lot. I chose Bake Me a Cake, she’s kind of adorable stirring her batter in that big bowl.

I colored her with my Copics and cut my panel down. I wanted to use some scraps of Maja Design patterned paper, so I glued the plaid one and a tiny sliver of red right next to it before putting my panel on foam tape and gluing it to the front of my card.

I stamped and heat embossed a birthday sentiment on a 1″ circle I made from the patterned paper, and glued it to my panel with a pebble on top.

The pebble adds a little bit of shine to an otherwise simple card. So do the enamel dots I put on the left.

Make a Wish {Mo’s Dream Team}

Hi everyone! Another Wednesday, and you know what that means – it’s Mo Manning day. I’ve colored up the adorable Make a Wish image for my card today. I made it very simple, so there’s not too much on the card to distract from the image.

I colored her up with my Copics in mainly RVs ang BGs. I diecut her with a stitched rectangle die from the Stitched Rectangles STAX Set 2 from My Favorite Things – try saying that ten times fast. I put her on lots of foam tape to a panel of Ocean Tides cardstock from Papertrey Ink, diecut with another stitched rectangle die from MFT, this time from Set 1. I added that to a Plum Pudding cardbase.

I tend to make my cards simple with clusters of embellishments. This card is no exception. I dug through my patterned paper scraps and found some papers that matched my cardstock pretty well. The light teal is from My Mind’s Eye, the dark teal is from Pion Design, and the purple is from Papirdesign.

I also added a doily. Well, half a doily, another signature of mine. I diecut my teal banners with a couple of My Favorite Things dies, and glued a little vine from Snip Art on top. This chipboard piece is very delicate, so I used spray adhesive on the back of it to avoid having to deal with liquid glue oosing out the sides. I added my diecut heart with some liquid glue, put a layer of Wink of Stella on top, and then Glossy Accents on top of that.

Here you can see the Glossy Accents on the heart heaps better. I also added Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents on the heart on her shirt.

Summer’s finally here {Mo’s Dream Team}

Hi. Another Wednesday, and another Mo day for me. Today I’ve got a bright, cheerful, summery card featuring Angelina’s Balloons. Winter lasted forever this year, so I’m very excited about the fact that summer finally seems to have arrived. In fact, there were still a couple of patches of snow on the ground on Sunday, and last night my home town of Oslo was one of the warmest cities worldwide I have listed on my weather app on my phone. The only place that was warmer was New York City. This was around 11 pm CEST, which is only 5 pm in New York, so no wonder it was warmer there.

Back to the card. I colored up my image with Copics and added some grass and a few freehand flowers to ground her. I added tons of Glossy Accents to the balloons, making them super shiny.

I like making my cards simple, so I put her on a standard A2 sized card base made from Raspberry Fizz cardstock from Papertrey Ink, before adding a scrap of a tiny Doodlebug doily, a couple of strips of patterned paper from Maja Design and Papirdesign diecut with dies from My Favorite Things and a couple of tiny staples.

The sentiment is from a stamp set from Norsk Stempelblad AS, stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black. I added a couple of enamel dots, the pink ones are from Papirdesign, the teal from My Mind’s Eye. I added some divine twine and tied it in a bow as my last finishing touch. And that’s my card for today.