Birthday Balloons Card

Balloons for a birthday are always fun! Here’s a bright and colorful Birthday Balloons Card to celebrate that special day.

This cute balloon tag stamp is from a set called Totally Tags Occasions by Taylored Expressions – sadly it is retired 😦 But they still have the Totally Tags die set available and with this cute balloon set from Dare 2B Artzy you could make your own balloon tag. 

Just as a side note, Taylored Expressions has this adorable Totally Tags Holiday stamp set to go with the Totally Tags die set that makes the best tags for all of your Christmas gifts!

The Dotted Lattice embossing folder is also from Taylored Expressions – I love their embossing folders! They give such crisp, deep impressions and have a great selection. The Birthday embossing folder I have is from Cuttlebug. They have changed it a little from the one I have, but this one Cuttlebug has now is very similar.

To make the card, emboss a panel of green card stock with the Dotted Lattice embossing folder and attach it to a blue card. Emboss a strip of orange card stock with the Birthday embossing folder and attach it to the card. Stamp the birthday balloon tag with black ink on white card stock. Color with Copic markers and die cut with the Totally Tags die. Layer to red card stock and trim leaving a small border. Attach to the card with foam tape. Attach 2 tiny orange buttons to the bottom right corner.

This is such a fun card – and really any birthday themed stamp can be used for your focal point, it doesn’t have to be balloons. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by,

Anita

 

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Mickey and Minnie Inspired Crochet Can Cozies

These are just the cutest cozies! Inspired by Mickey and Minnie, I found the free pattern here on Pinterest. I made this set for my nephew and his new wife who just got married at Disney World. (You can see the fun wedding card I made for them in this post.)

I used Love This Cotton Yarn from Hobby Lobby in black and red. They worked up very quickly – and Minnie would be so cute stitched in this pink (Rosey II) yarn!

They are sure to make any Disney fan smile – and keep their drink cold at the same time!

Thanks for stopping by,

Anita

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Mickey and Minnie Congratulations

My nephew and his new wife just got married at Disney World! They are both totally in love with all things Disney so, of course, their wedding card needed to have a Disney theme.❤️

This is a super simple card to put together, but I just love the way it turned out…and it reminds me of their invitations. 😊

To make the card, layer black and white card stock to a red card. Punch 2 (1-1/2-inch) and 4 (3/4-inch) circles from black card stock. Attach small circles to larger circles for the ears. Attach to the card with foam tape.

Stamp “congratulations” (or your favorite sentiment) with red ink on white card stock. Layer to black and red card stock and attach to the card with foam tape. Add a polka dot ribbon bow to Minnie.

Super easy and super cute! Congratulations Ethan and Alisha! ❤️

Thanks for stopping by,

Anita

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Panda Birthday

I snagged this adorable Party Pandas stamp set from Stampin’ Up during their Sale-A-Bration this year and this is the first chance I’ve had to play with it. I made a really quick and simple birthday card using the cute little panda holding the balloon.

I stamped the panda with black ink on white card stock. I colored the balloon with Copic Markers (I usually order my Copics from Dick Blick Art Supplies) and added a highlight with a white pen (I like this white Gelly Roll pen). I also added a light gray shadow under the panda.

I die cut the panda using this Nestabilities die set from Spellbinders and inked the edges with blue ink. I stamped “happy birthday” with green ink, punched it with a word label punch, and inked the edges with blue. The word label punch is discontinued from Stampin’ Up, but here is a similar one they have.

To assemble the card, I attached a piece of patterned paper to a white card. I attached the sentiment to the panda stamped piece and then attached the piece to the card at an angle with foam tape. To finish off the card, I added four gems.

These little pandas are so fun and cute – I’m sure they will be finding their way on to lots of my cards in the future!

Thanks for stopping by,

Anita

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Avocado Chicken Salad

This Avocado Chicken Salad from Natasha’s Kitchen is a wonderful change from the “normal” chicken salad made with mayo.

It has bacon (how can you go wrong?!?), sweet corn, and of course chicken and avocado! You can find the full recipe here.

I went ahead and chopped a couple of hard boiled eggs and mixed them in. I also forgot to get dill when I was at the store 🙄 but it was still quite tasty without it! This made a perfect lunch with a few crackers – add a side of fresh fruit and you’re good to go. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by,

Anita

 

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Sweet Treats Card

It’s Summer and it’s hot!! ☀️I have a couple of sweet cards to share today to help beat the heat. 😊

This fun Popsicle Stacklets die set is from Taylored Expressions and it comes with several sizes of dies. The large dots embossing folder is from Sizzix and I think it may be discontinued. But this one or this one would be really cute!

The “you make life sweeter” stamp is from the Life is Sweeter with Treats set from Unity Stamp Company. The “have a delicious day!” stamp is an older one from A Muse Studio. I’m sure you have something in your collection that would work great with these cute Popsicle Stacklets.

To make the card, die cut the popsicle and the long ovals from your favorite colors of card stock. Ink the edges of each piece with ink to match the card stock. Attach the long oval pieces to the popsicle with foam tape. Die cut another long oval from kraft card stock and ink the edges with brown ink. Attach to the back of the popsicle.

Emboss a piece of coordinating card stock with the dots folder and attach to a white card. Attach one popsicle directly to the card and attach the other one with foam tape. Stamp the sentiment on white card stock, punch out with your favorite label punch or die (here’s a cute set), ink the edges, and attach to the card with foam tape. Finish the card with sequins or gems.

Have a sweet day!

Thanks for stopping by,

Anita

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Crochet Christmas Candy Treat Bag

Are you thinking of Christmas yet? Christmas in July is everywhere because…well…it’s July! 🙂 I have been really busy with a kitchen remodel so I haven’t had as much time to craft as I’d like, but I did manage to sneak in one Christmas in July project.

This cute little Christmas Candy Treat Bag works up really quickly and is so fun to make. You can find the free pattern here at Blackstone Designs. The only thing I did differently from the pattern was to sew the candy piece to the bag with a button.

This fun little bag is the perfect size for a gift card or cash – with room to tuck in a couple of chocolates or other sweet treats.

I think it would also be cute to tuck in a little greenery or some berry stems and hang it on the Christmas tree after the treats are gone. 🎄

Thanks for stopping by,

Anita

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