Birch Press Design – Hearts and Hugs

Happy weekend everyone! I hope your day is starting off wonderfully and you are able to enjoy it! I’m over on the Birch Press Design blog today sharing a step-by-step how I created this pair of slimline heart filled hug cards.

I started by choosing colors and die cutting the layers to my hearts. After gluing them together, I went with an ink smooshing technique for the background so I pulled out my Tombow waterbrush pens and made an inky mess. I love doing this!

I adhered the panels to card bases, then the hearts on there. I chose a sentiment and cut the layers. The shadow is cut once and the word is cut 4 times for each color. I used liquid glue to adhere them together and to the card front.

Then I finished things off with some Nuvo Crystal Drops in coordinating colors…just in the background for the red and blue but I added them to the hearts of the purple card just to try something new.

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

Birch Press Design – Winter Thanks

Hello again! I’m over on the Birch Press Design blog today with a pair of thank you cards fit for winter thank yous that we’ll all be sending out soon.

I couldn’t totally decide on a color scheme so I decided to try both ideas and see if I liked them.

I used the Birch Press radial pinpoint plate, floral star and big sugar script sending paired with Trinity Stamps embellishments and the thanks from Lawn Fawn’s Big Thanks set.

The first card has a white bottom layer and gray background for an understated, simpler card but I think it’s beautiful.

Then the other idea I always have with Birch Press layering dies is to add a little bling to one of the layers. It just looks so cool every time! So I added a silver glitter layer to the star, white background and used vellum on the sentiment. Again, beautiful and I love it.

Do you like one more than the other? I think the first one would be better for mass producing as the glitter cardstock can get spendy but I think I like the bling more to be honest.

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

Birch Press Design – Merry Christmas Poinsettia

Hello there! I’m over on the Birch Press Design blog today and I’ve decided to try and turn the Dahlia Mini Frame layers into a poinsettia. I think it turned out really pretty and had fun creating this simple card.

After cutting the dahlia layers from white I cut the flower from red glitter and the center from gold glitter cardstocks. I pulled out some alcohol pearl inks and created a serene blue background for my flower and let it dry. I glued the bottom layer of the dahlia mini frame to the alcohol inked background and then treated the glitter pieces like a puzzle and glued them all in place with liquid glue. Then I adhered the other layers on top and added foam tape to the back.

I cut a white panel to 4×5.25 and used my score board to add some embossed details 1/4 inch in from each side. This panel is popped up with foam tape on a white card base. Then I tied twine around the dahlia panel and popped it in place too. Last, I heat embossed a sentiment banner from the Christmas Ornament and Labels set and used liquid glue to attach it.

I just love the texture combination between the layers, glitter cardstock and the alcohol pearl ink. They play off each other nicely and add so much interest to a simple card design.

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

Birch Press Design – Give Thanks

Hello everyone. I’m over on the Birch Press Design blog today and wanted to share another Thanksgiving themed card while there’s still time. I had fun pulling my copics out and coloring for this one.

I stamped my images out from pumpkin lacework and colored them with my copic markers and then used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. Then I cut a piece of white cardstock and inked it up with distress oxides in evergreen bough, pine needles and peacock feathers. I spritzed it with water and let it dry. Then I ran it through my die cut machine with the pinpoint radial plate.

I decided it looked a little flat so I pulled out my gold watercolor and flicked some of that for added interest. I love how that shimmers in the light.

Next, I used liquid glue to adhered my leaves and pumpkin stem to the pumpkin. I backed the whole thing with foam tape, including the sentiment banner and popped it all in place. Then I used liquid glue to adhere the whole panel to a white card base.

For finishing touches, I adhered some peach colored hearts around the design. I just love how this finishes off the whole card and fills in some of the blank space perfectly.

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

Birch Press Design – Fall Thanks

Happy Friday everyone! It’s been a long week and I’m so excited for the weekend. For today’s card, I’m sharing process photos on the Birch Press Design blog how to create this fall themed Thanks card. With Thanksgiving looking a lot different this year, I thought it would be nice to mail some thankful cards to friends and family to let them know I’m thinking of them.

I paired some fun ink blending with distress oxides with mirrored cardstock on this layered die cut card. For a little extra interest I even added spritzed water to the distress oxides and flicked gold watercolor too. Seriously people, I love making a mess in the craft room!

Here’s a different look at it tipped in the light. That mirrored cardstock is just fabulous and adds so much to the layers. Don’t you think?

How is Thanksgiving looking for you this year? I’m curious how many people are altering their celebrations and how creative are you getting. Please share in the comments.

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

Birch Press Design – 25 Days of Christmas Tags

I’m back today with my final contribution to the 25 Days of Christmas tags featuring a set of 3 using stamps and dies from Birch Press Design. I enjoyed mixing and matching different products for today’s project. I hope you like them too.

To make these tags, I die cut the Pinpoint Snowflake 3 times using the Memory Box delicate pastels glitter cardstock. I love this die because you can choose to cut the pinpoint detail or not. So then I cut 3 more snowflakes without the detail from white cardstock and glued them back-to-back so I had a nice clean place to write the recipient’s name.

Then I die cut the Frosty Flake – Layer A 3 times from white cardstock and only glued it to the glitter snowflake in the center so the points lifted a little on their own. I really like this little detail.

Finally I took the wavy labels stamps from Christmas Ornament and Labels set, stamped and heat embossed them silver and used the coordinating die to cut them all out. These are all popped up with foam squares.

To finish these beautiful tags off, I added some silver baubles to the snowflake and glued some silver cording between the layers of the pinpoint snowflake. I used my tweezers to clamp this down while each one dried to make sure it had a good bond.

Don’t forget to head to Tracey’s main post HERE and see how to participate in the event and be eligble to win one of the incredible prizes she has up for grabs!

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

Birch Press Design – Sending Warm Wishes

Happy Friday everyone!!! We’ve made it through another week and I’m so excited for this weekend! Before I switch back to Halloween festivities tomorrow, I have another wintery Christmas card for you today with a coordinating ornament. I’m also over on the Birch Press Design blog today with a full, photo step-by-step if you would like more detail how to create your own.

I had a lot of fun creating this card. I started with what ended up as my ornament just playing around, then switched out the middle layer for some silver cardstock and kept going. I blended spun sugar and shaded lilac distress oxides for my background and also added a splatter of water and pearl watercolor for some shimmer. I adhered my snowflakes, cut off the excess and adhered my panel to a card base.

I wanted to tie the silver in a little more so I used it on my sentiment too! The stamped, heat embossed banner comes from the Christmas Ornament and Labels set which I thought finished the card off perfectly.

I didn’t want my first snowflake to go to waste, so I cut another set and glued them back to back. I sandwiched some fishing line between one set of points and held it with tweezers while it dried. Then I added Trinity Stamps silver baubles to both sides so no matter which way it hangs on the tree, it’s beautiful! I feel like the silver baubles really tie it in to the card design and they’ll be a perfect gift! Time to make these in all the colors!!! A rainbow set of snowflakes just sounds wonderful to me!

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

Birch Press Designs – Christmas Shaker Cards

Hello and happy Friday everyone! I’m over on the Birch Press Design blog with a photo tutorial how to put together these awesome Christmas shaker cards. They were actually pretty quick and would be fun to make in larger batches to mail to friends and family this year.

I think these are so pretty and fun at the same time with the shaker mechanism adding a little whimsy to a more fancy stamp set.

I added a combination of snow queen embellishments and pixie dust micro beads in the Silvermist color – both of which are from my Etsy shop. The microbeads are so great in shaker cards, helping move things around more fluidly and they’re just cool looking on their own too.

Have you started making Christmas cards yet? With these 3 finished, I think my total is at about 12 and since it’s still October I’m feeling pretty good about that.

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

Birch Press Design – Thank You Box

Hey friends!! I’m over on the Birch Press Design blog today with a beautiful die cut box using a variety of products. I kept the colors bold for an autumn feel and I just love it. I can’t wait to fill it with goodies and share it with someone.

Here’s a top view of it so you can see the beautiful layered sides and the nice sentiment on the lid too. The ribbon is glued to the lid, under the sentiment so it stays with it but it’s not attached to the box so it’s easy to open.

I wanted to share a side view so you really get a look at those layers too. I just love these colors for fall. They’re too perfect. Warm and cozy!

If you’d like to see the step-by-step process how to create one of these, head over to the Birch Press Design blog and I’ll walk you through it.

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

Birch Press Design – Fall is in the Air

Hello again! I’m over on the Birch Press Design blog today with this soft, watercolor fall card featuring some goodies from the new mini release.

I had fun watercoloring with my Tombow markers and then die cutting one of the coverplates from the Autumn Breeze set. If you’d like to see how it all came together, head to the Birch Press blog for a photo tutorial.

The layers of this add so much interest and the different colors are just wonderful for a light fall feeling. I also love gold heat embossing for that fall feel! Don’t you?

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