Saturday, May 18, 2013

Birthday Monkey / Birthday Girl

I bought a great assortment pack at the Scrapbook Expo full of all the Happy Day collection by SEI.  I decided to make a stack of birthday cards with the pack, so that I would have a stash of birthday cards on hand.  I choose the two image stamps so that I would have cards that would work for both genders. 

I stamped the monkey and the birthday girl several times, and colored the images in (along with a little paper piecing).  However, I could not come up with one idea for a single card layout that would let me utilize all the pieces in the kit.  I turned to my craft magazines; I always try to tear out layout templates and ideas from my various magazines and keep a file of ideas.  I found the perfect layout in the Quick Cards Made Easy magazine – a large square card with lots of layers of cardstock and patterned paper.

Once I matched the layout with my images and paper – the cards came together very easily – leaving me with a stack of 6 very different cards.  Thank goodness for the ideas that the art pros share with us mere mortals!

Cardstock: (White) CTMH
Patterned Paper: (Happy Day 12X12 collection) SEI
Stamp:  (Birthday Monkey) CC Designs, (Birthday Anya) The Greeting Farm, (Sentiment Sampler) Paper Smooches, (A Word for You) Stampin Up!, (All Occasions Messages) Hero Arts
Ink:    (Tuxedo Black) Memento
Copics: RV52, RV02, RV06, R05, YR02, YR68, Y38, YG95, YG02, BG15, BG10, B12, E30, E33, E35, E37, E39, E57
Dies:  (Large Squares, Lacey Squares) Nestabilities by Spellbinders
Other:  (Happy Day glitter sprinkles die cuts, rhinestones, ribbon) SEI

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