Birthday Card

So who doesn’t love these cute little panda bears?   I made this birthday card using the “Party Pandas” stamp set which includes three panda stamps with they very own expressions.  In this example I only used two of the bears.

First I embossed the front of the card for texture then stamped the panda’s on a separate piece of card stock before adhering them to the front of the card.  I then stamped the “Happy Birthday” sentiment on separate card stock.  I added a strip of Washi tape to the card for a little added colour before adhering the sentiment on top.  The envelope was also stamped with a panda bear… just because he is so cute and makes the envelope more interesting.

Birthday Card

This is a really cute birthday card I made for a friend of mine.  I liked it so much I made two.  This card is using the “You’ve got Style” stamp set which includes the two wonderful lady images.  It’s a fun card to make.

After stamping the cardstock with the lady and her cat, I used my blender markers to colour them and bring them to life.  The sentiment whis is also part of this stamp set was then stamped and adhered to matching card stock.

Dandelion wishes

I created this card as a get well card using the Dandelion Wishes stamp set.  It was a very simple card to make but I am really pleased with the result.  I made three cards with this technique, one landscape and two portrait.   

I stamped the background in Pool Party using the baby wipe technique which means I used a baby wipe which I dabbed onto the ink pad, then onto the card stock for the background.  I then stamped the image over that.   

I was pretty pleased with the result.  The sentiment was then stamped on the  front to finish it off.

Tips and Tricks

Whether you are a new card maker or have been doing it for years, we can all learn from each other.  You may do something without thinking because you have been doing it forever and you don’t even think about it.

 For a new card maker, it could be something they never thought of doing.  Tips can be shared here so we can learn from our mistakes to save time, frustration and change a card from OK, to WOW!

Share some of the techniques you know and love to do. Maybe it is  embossiing using the heat tool or colouring with Blenders or Markers.  Stamping tricks can save so much frustration too.

Think about all the little things you do that are second nature 

All the tips gathered here will be added to the website be credited to you as the author, and by adding some tips here you will build your own page on the website where others can leave comments on anything that you have added.

Just send me an email with your tip or trick.  Include a picture if you like and add your name and location so I can properly give you credit.

thanks and I look forward to hearing from you

Why I love card making

Cards are becoming a lost art. We no longer send out hundreds of cards at Christmas or send out cards for birthdays, anniversarys etc. It is so easy to just send a quick email or post on facebook but we loose the personal touch when we do that.

No one displays an email on the mantle
No one shows off a tweet on the refrigerator
No one saves a facebook post as a keepsake.

Bringing a smile to someone’s face by presenting them with a personal card, makes them feel special. There is a little anticipation as they open the card and when they see a special card made just for them, they smile.

We all need to know that someone cares and we are not just a number or face in the crowd.

Bring a smile to someone’s face, send them a card