La-La Land Crafts Birthday Gift Molli

Hey guys! I’ve been doing some coloring! This is Birthday Gift Molli and she’s by La-La Land Crafts. Isn’t she a cutie! This stamp is available in both cling mount rubber and as a digi stamp. I used the cling mount for my project.

I’ve never used digi stamps on my cards but I may be tempted to get some soon. The immediate gratification of a download sounds pretty good right now and the cute little characters from La-La Land are perfect for coloring with Copics — I confess, I might be addicted to Copic markers!  I don’t know why I waited so long to purchase them.

The only drawback to the La-La Land stamps — no dies — and you all know how much I dislike fussy cutting. This Mollie is cut by hand but I have a plan for future cutting!

My friend, Linda just got a Brother ScanNCut and she let me come over and play with it. That thing is AMAZING! It cuts out a whole sheet of stamped images in record time and you have the option of cutting right to the line or leaving a white border. It is definitely going on my crafty wish list!

After I cut and colored Molli, I needed to give her a place to sit so drew a line with a ruler and a marker on a piece of white cardstock that I cut with a stitched rectangle die. I attached the stitched rectangle to piece of slightly larger green cardstock and attached that to an A2 card base. Lastly I used foam adhesive to place Molli as if she was sitting on the gray line.

TIP:  As small as it seems, that gray line is actually pretty important; without it she’d be awkwardly sitting in mid air.

I would like to tell you the exact colors I used today but I’m just not sure which markers I grabbed. In the future I will try to keep a list. I would also like to improve my hair coloring technique. So if you have any tips or know of a good tutorial leave me a comment!

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Today’s card is entered in the Seize the Birthday Challenge.

SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

Links to supplies used to create today’s project are provided for your convenience. Where available, compensated affiliate links have been used.  This means I receive a small commission when products are purchased through those links here on my blog. Using these links costs you nothing extra and helps me afford to share my crafty creations with you. You can read more about this on my disclosure page.  Thank you — I really appreciate your support!

Neenah 110LB Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110LB Solar White Cardstock
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SSS | AMZ
Copic X-Press Blending Card
Copic X-Press Blending Card
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COPIC Sketch Markers
COPIC Sketch Markers
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SSS | BLICK
Memento Tuxedo Black
Memento Tuxedo Black
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SSS | SBC
Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Big Shot
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Scor-Pal Scoring Board
Scor-Pal Scoring Board
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EK Success Precision Scissors
EK Success Precision Scissors
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Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun
Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun
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Lawn Fawn EXTRA SENTIMENT BANNERS
Lawn Fawn EXTRA SENTIMENT BANNERS
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MFT STITCHED RECTANGLE STAX Die-Namics
MFT STITCHED RECTANGLE STAX Die-Namics
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EK Success THIN FOAM SQUARES
EK Success THIN FOAM SQUARES
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SSS | AMZ
La-La Land Crafts Birthday Gift Molli Stamp Set
La-La Land Crafts Birthday Gift Molli Stamp Set
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Brother ScanNCut CM100DM
Brother ScanNCut CM100DM
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AMZ
Brother ScanNCut 2 CM350
Brother ScanNCut 2 CM350
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AMZ

Happy Crafting!
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Happy Birthday with a Bold Sentiment

Today’s card features a bold “Happy Birthday” sentiment accompanied by a sweet bouquet of purple flowers. I am playing along with this week’s Paper Player’s Challenge to create a CAS (clean and simple) card with a sentiment as the focal point and this card hits the mark!

To create the bold sentiment, My Favorite Things All Occasions Sentiment stamp set was an easy choice. It has 9 different sentiments to fit almost any occasion. I stamped the bold “Happy Birthday” with Stampin’ Up! Old Olive ink on a 1″ wide strip of Neenah 80lb Solar White cardstock.

TIP:  I like to use the 100lb cardstock for the base of my cards but the 80lb for layers…the heavier base gives my cards the support they need and the 80lb layers keeps them from becoming too heavy.

For the background of my card I mounted a piece of retired Stampin’ Up designer paper on a layer of SU Old Olive cardstock. The scallop circle was cut using the My Favorite Things Stitched Scallop Circles Die-namics and the flowers were cut with the Stitched Flowers Die-namics. 

Both the stitched flower and stitched scallop circles are such pretty elements to add to a card…two of my faves!  For the final touch, I added a little bit of iridescent white sequins.

TIP: I use Glue Dots brand Micro Glue Dots for attaching sequins to cards. They are smaller than the regular glue dots and the perfect size for sequins and other small embellishments.

Besides the Paper Players Challenge, I am also playing along with the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge and the  “Less is More” CAS Challenge where the theme for this week is Alphabet. Why not head on over to the challenge blogs and play along too!

SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

Links to supplies used to create today’s project are provided for your convenience. Where available, compensated affiliate links have been used.  This means I receive a small commission when products are purchased through those links here on my blog. This costs you nothing extra and helps me afford to share my crafty creations with you. You can read more about this on my disclosure page.  Thank you — I really appreciate your support!



Happy Crafting!
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Don’t Forget to Play the Tag You’re It Challenge

Stampin' Up! Build A Birthday Tag for Tag You're It Challenge

Hey Guys! Just a reminder to hop over to the Tag You’re It Challenge blog and play along. The linky for this round closes at 9:00am on Wednesday, Nov 9th.

As guest designer, I’ve made a second tag for this challenge inspired by Featured Artist Rubeena Naz‘s gorgeous birthday tag.

My Take on the Challenge:

In keeping with the birthday theme, I stamped by tag with Stampin’ Up! Build a Birthday stamp. To give it a little bling I added some rhinestones to the cake stand and a few more scattered about. Then, just like Rubeena, I backed my tag with some glitzy cardstock.

The pom pom trim on my tag was from Stampin’ Up! and retired a while ago but just in case you really love it, I found some trim that looks very similar on Amazon (see supply list).

SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

Links to supplies used to create today’s project are provided for your convenience. Where available, compensated affiliate links have been used.  This means I receive a small commission when products are purchased through those links here on my blog. This costs you nothing extra and helps me afford to share my crafty creations with you. You can read more about this on my disclosure page.  Thank you — I really appreciate your support!



Happy Crafting!

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