June 3, 2011

girly birthday cards

Hey friends. What a week it's been! I don't even want to know the amount of $$ I've spent on gas this week hauling the reds around. And we're off for a weekend ball tournament tonight. The fun never ends!

Jordy has a birthday party to go to next week and I've noticed that I never have any teenage/girly type cards in my stash. So my goal this summer is to add a few fun cards in here and there. When I want teenage girl type cards, I always reach for my Stamping Bella stamps. I love the whimsical images, especially the one I chose to work with today called presentahbella.

I stamped the images on solid cardstock and then again on some new My Mind's Eye patterned paper. Most of the papers and twine I used today are from the Lime Twist collection. I used my Copic markers to color in the girls on the solid cardstock and a few more to color in some spots on the paper pieced presents.
I adhered the presents to the main images and added a few quote bubbles that I cut out from this adorable paper. I stamped *happy birthday* sentiments onto the bubbles and popped them up with pop dots.
Next up it was time for a few embellishments. Using more of the Lime Twist paper I cut some strips and then notched the end to create little flags.
These were adhered to my card fronts and then buttons were added using some Lime Twist twine.
I also added some staples using my Tiny Tim stapler + some clear rhinestones that I colored with my Copics. Instant matching.
And here's my little stash-o of birthday cards for the girls to choose from.
I stitched around the focal image to add a little interest to the white + I added some glitter. Love all the mixy matchy colors in this one line as you can see on all my little notched strips of patterned paper.
Again, I love those little quote bubbles. Just too cute.
Hope you enjoy! Do you have some favorite stamps to use for teenage girl cards? I'd love to hear about your favorites.

Okay, we're off to see the Wizard. Well not really. We're really off to see Bud the softball coach. Catch ya later, peeps. Have a great weekend! Stay tuned because on Monday I'm teaming up with a crafty friend for an ongoing summer project. We'll be blogging our progress and I'll tell you all about it June 6th!


Daisy said...

Amazing work! You could frame them as artwork in your craft area!

Kelli said...

Those are so cute! You always go the extra mile and it makes a huge difference!

Debstamps said...

These are adorable!!

Karen M said...

Love these cards! Very cute and trendy! xx

Eveline said...

I can never get myself to make multiple cards. And you make it look easy. The cards are wonderful.

Sonya said...

I have that paper and twine, too...love your cards, so very cute as always!

Ana Márquez said...

You have a wonderful blog!
I’ve just made a blog with free vintage images that you can use in your beautiful works if you want to :-) Cheers!

Diana said...

Thanks so much for sharing your ideas for teens' cards! I so struggle with this age group, but you've given me some good ideas.

Have a great weekend!

Linda said...

Your cards are just too cute!! I just bought that paper collection. Thanks for the inspiration.

Rubber Princess said...

Where did you purchase the quote bubble stamp? Thanks so much.

Melissa said...

Maybe you could do a tween/teen card and project series. Maybe some using all Papertrey stuff. Love these cards.

Sharon Keanly said...

These are super cute Mish, thanks for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

I really adore these. Great colors and great designs!

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