Birch Press Design – Sending Thanks

Welcome everyone! Today I’m over on the Birch Press Design blog with a process post on how I created this beautiful butterfly and floral thank you card. Be sure to head over there if photo process helps you out!

I started this card by just deciding to play around with the embossing folders I have from Memory Box. I had tried them before but had a hard time with the right paper and sandwich so they would emboss without tearing. I finally figured it out…totally worth the effort! The dimension is incredible!

I ink blended a panel with distress oxide inks in abandoned coral and dried marigold and die cut the eloquent butterfly layer A plate from it. I also die cut the butterfly basics solid image from vellum and happened to have a spare white body in my stash from last time. I used liquid glue to adhere the pieces. Then I trimmed my embossed panel down to 4×5.25 inches and switched to a sentiment.

I just love the handwritten thanks die set so I dug in my glitter paper stash and found a fun peachy-orange one to use. I stacked it on 4 white die cuts and then cut the shadow from vellum as well. I used liquid glue to adhere all the layers and moved on to assembly.

I popped the embossed panel up with foam tape and used liquid glue to adhere just the center of my butterfly. Then I also used liquid glue to adhere the sentiment and finished things off with a scattering of fairy jewels in the same colors as my ink blending.

So elegant and pretty! I love how this turned out! Do you like butterflies?

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Birch Press Design – Striped Thinking of You Cards

Hello everyone! I’m over on the Birch Press Design blog today with another pair of cards to share because I couldn’t just stop at one of these. They were really fun to create! I highly recommend trying today’s technique.

For these cards, I chose the layer A plate for a couple of layering die sets and cut them from white cardstock. I like thick layers for this so I cut them 4 times and glued them together.

Then I chose a couple of fun color palettes and cut 1/4 inch strips. I glued them together on another piece of cardstock and trimmed them down to fit behind the frames.

For this card, I chose a sentiment and heat embossed it on a long vellum strip. I used liquid glue to adhere the striped frame to a white piece of cardstock measuring 4×5.25 inches and wrapped the vellum around it, gluing it down with tape runner. I added foam tape to the back and popped it on a white card base. Then I finished it off with some fairy jewels from Birch Press.

For this card, I trimmed a white panel to 4×5.25 inches again, glued my striped frame down and stamped a sentiment on the bottom right corner. I added foam tape to the back and added it to a white card base as well. I couldn’t resist those fairy jewels so I used them again on this card.

For a more details walk through of these cards, head over to the Birch Press Design blog.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Birch Press Design – Butterfly Thanks

Happy weekend everyone! I’m over on the Birch Press Design blog today with a card featuring a bunch of the brand new products that just hit the shop! Let me start by saying…I’m hooked! I could make butterflies for DAYS!!! Here’s a look at today’s card.

The new butterfly basics die set is absolutely amazing! That’s what I used to create today’s butterfly but there are 4 other layering butterfly sets available too!

I layered todays butterfly over the new starburst layering dies and the awesome radial pinpoint coverplate that is so versatile! I just love it!

I finished things off with a new handwritten thanks sentiment and some cool fairy drops that are new to the shop too!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous weekend!!!

Birch Press Design – Birthday Shaker Bundle

Hey friends! It’s been a while but I’m back on the Birch Press Design blog today featuring a fun set of birthday shaker cards. All of a sudden I needed multiple and I thought this was a fun way to get them done.

For these cards, I did some fun ink blending combos with distress oxides on each panel. Then chose a different embellishment mix from the Twiddler’s Nook shop to go with each. I cut the same front panel and sentiment set for each one.

I doubled up the foam tape on the back, added the shaker bits and closed them up. Then I glued some of the shaker bits on the front of the card design to round things out at the end.

This first one is a mix of walnut stain, crackling campfire and wild honey distress oxide inks and Burning Embers embellishment mix.

This one is so sweet. It has antique linen, spun sugar and worn lipstick distress oxide colors and the embellishment mix is Mermaid Wishes.

And this one might be my favorite with those bold colors and the fun stars! The distress oxide colors here are chipped sapphire, seedless preserves and milled lavender. The embellishments are called Wishing on Rainbow Stars.

Then, for the final card we have scattered straw, cracked pistachio and peacock feathers distress oxide inks with Princess Rings embellishments in the Tiana color choice.

I had fun getting super inky and trying out new color blends. If you’d like to see a step-by-step head over to the Birch Press Design blog and I’ll walk you through the steps.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Birch Press Design – Hello Tulips

Hi there everyone! Happy Sunday! I hope your weekend is going splendid. I am over on the Birch Press Design blog today sharing a happy, springy tulip card featuring the field of blooms layering dies and the hello topper.

I pulled out some fun green foiled paper for the leaves and did a little ink smooshing for one of the flower layers. It was inky, messy fun. Just how I like it.

Here’s a better angle of the cool green foiled paper. And isn’t that hello topper die at the bottom a neat touch for a sentiment. I love it.

If you’d like to see a tutorial how I created this card, head over to the Birch Press Design blog and check it out.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Birch Press Design – Slimline Mosaic Watercolor

Hey friends! I’m really excited to share today’s card with you! Birch Press Design released this awesome stamp set a while ago called Crystal Lingo and I’ve used the sentiment numerous times but had yet to attempt the cool mosaic image that’s included in the set. I finally did and I’m in love with the results!

The piece of watercolor paper I was heat embossing my image on was big enough for 2 of these so I thought, why not!?! And I’m so happy I did because the rainbow one was a blast to create but taking it down to just the red/pink tones down to yellow turned out so cool too!

The sentiments were all heat embossed in white black or silver. The large words were die cut using the coordinating dies and the smaller ones were just trimmed with my scissors. You all know I love dimension so there is no shortage of that on these cards either.

I glued the watercolor panels to black cardstock slightly larger and added foam tape to the back of them. Then the rainbow one was added to a teal card base and the other was added to a pink base. The sentiments are all popped up with foam squares too.

I don’t know if I can choose a favorite this time at all…I keep looking at both of them and they are so striking in different ways it’s impossible to choose.

Do you have a favorite? I would absolutely love to hear in the comments! Also, if you’d like a tutorial how I put these together, head over to the Birch Press Design blog and check it out.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Birch Press Design – Easter Hugs

Hello everyone! I’m over on the Birch Press Design blog today sharing a trio of cards to share featuring the petal egg layering set and a few different backgrounds to pair it with.

To start off today’s cards, I just pulled out a variety of cardstock colors – glitter and not – and started cutting the layers of the petal egg. It was so fun to mix and match, and just play, with all of them once they were cut out.

After I decided on the layers that I wanted to use together, I ended up with three complete eggs and thought it would be fun to make three cards to share with you today.

For my backgrounds, I used layer A and C of the Field of Blooms set. Then for my third card I pulled out the Memory Box spring plaid paper pad and chose one of the beautifully foiled pieces to use.

I used liquid glue to adhere all of my egg layers together and decided I wanted the backs to be solid so the background panels didn’t show through. Since there isn’t a solid egg shape I traced one of the dies three times and cut inside the tracing line and glued it to the back of my layers. If anything hung over, I just used my scissors to trim off the excess. Super easy and forgiving if you don’t fussy cut well.

I used liquid glue to adhere the Field of Blooms backgrounds to white card bases and then used foam tape to add the plaid paper, which I had trimmed down to 4×5.25 inches. Then for my sentiment, I went with the hugs honey script dies. I cut the shadow from vellum and then the words from the same paper as the bottom layer of the egg it was coordinating with.

I adhered the sentiments with liquid glue and the popped the eggs up on each background with foam tape. For finishing touches I added Twiddler’s Nook baubles to each one. This first one has gold to play off the gold foiling in the patterned paper.

Then I used silver baubles for this one because I thought the bright colors worked well with the bright silver.

And for this final card, I chose pearls because it’s got a bit softer colors and I just loved how they worked with the pink glitter paper on the top layer of the egg.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Birch Press Design – Congrats

Welcome to another wonderful week everyone! Today I’m popping in really quick to share a card that I made for a coworker who recently got married. I used some of the Birch Press Design layering dies, with a Lawn Fawn sentiment and some Trinity Stamps baubles.

I started by die cutting all 3 layers to the Viola Plate layer set from white cardstock. I used liquid glue to adhere them together and then chose a light green card base to glue those to. I pulled out my Lawn Fawn Scripty Thanks die and cut it from silver glitter cardstock, the same green as the card base and white and glued them together with liquid glue as well. I added some foam squares to the back and popped it in place.

I love the look the shifted sentiment gives and how much that teeny bit of glitter cardstock adds to the whole design. It’s so pretty!

Last, I finished the design off by gluing some Trinity Stamps Stunning Silver Baubles to the centers of the “flower” areas on the Viola die cuts.

Isn’t this so pretty? It would be beautiful for so many different occasions as is or swapping out the sentiment takes it to a whole other level of possibilities.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Birch Press Design – Enchantment Meets Crystal Lingo

Welcome everyone! Today I’m over on the Birch Press Design blog with this pair of cards featuring the Enchantment layering dies and the Crystal Lingo stamps and coordinating dies. I had a fun idea I wanted to try after being inspired by my friend Ellen earlier this week and instead of having waste, I made 2 cards!

My original idea was to die cut the three layers for the Enchantment layers but omit the middle arch like I did on the card on the left, but I couldn’t just waste those pieces so I went ahead and cut just that middle part a second time and created another card!

My friend Ellen inspired me this week by using Thermoweb Deco Foil Flock for her Birch Press layers and I thought it looked so cool that I wanted to try it out. For today’s card, I used green flock, a pink textured cardstock for the middle layer and a smooth rose colored cardstock for the top layer.

On this first card, I didn’t want the background layer to be stark so I did a little ink smooshing on a panel and adhered it to a white card base. Then I adhered the Enchantment layers together and on to the card. I stamped, heat embossed and cut out the sentiment from the Crystal Lingo set and used a combination of foam squares and liquid glue to adhered them down. For finishing touches I used pearl baubles from Twiddler’s Nook to give some shiny accents around the design.

For the second card, I blended tattered rose and dried marigold distress oxide inks on a panel, spritzed it with water and flicked some pearl watercolor on it. Once it was dry, I trimmed it down to 4×5.25 inches and popped it up with foam strips on a white card base. I adhered my Enchantment ring and then the sentiment just like the first card. I used the pearl baubles from Twiddler’s Nook on this card as well, just in a different way scattering them across the design randomly.

These colors are so pretty and have me wishing for sunshiny warm days and being outside!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Birch Press Design – Linear Triangle Duo

Hello there. I’m over on the Birch Press Design blog today playing with a couple of very new goodies available in the shop. I had to play around with things a bit so I decided to make 2 cards to share with you today.

This new Linear Triangle die is really cool and could be used multiple ways. I die cut a couple of them and started playing with them on a card front just to see how they looked. I came up with this look and loved that it works both portrait and landscape.

I inked up 2 backgrounds with aged mahogany, fired brick and tattered rose distress oxide inks and splattered them with water. I die cut the linear triangle from 2 shades of the same tone teal cardstock and glued them down with liquid glue. Then I splattered the panels with gold watercolor.

While those were drying, I stamped and heat embossed my sentiments from the new crystal lingo set in gold and white embossing powder. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and trimmed the other into strips. They are popped up on each card with foam squares.

Super simple card but they have so much visual interest because of the dies and sparkly watercolor. The crystal lingo set has a bunch of great sentiments so it’s easy to swap things out for different occasions or needs to.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!