Thursday, May 23, 2013

Simple Doodles & Things Birthday Card Tutorial

 This week on Facebook I asked our followers...What craft do you do most in summer?
 The answer: Cards! Then I asked what kind of cards and 90% of the feedback was birthday cards!
The people have spoken...so birthday card it is!

Weirdly enough, it just so happens that my sisters birthday is tomorrow and I needed a card!


Sometimes I like to make very detailed cards with a lot of elements, but for today's card  I am keeping it quick and simple. (with the right tools of course!)


Talk about simple, for this card I used a pre-made card and envelope from American Crafts. We all know that there is just not enough time in the day, and that goes for crafting as well. As much as I try and spend as much time as I can in my craft room, sometimes you just need something QUICK!


 For the front of my card I cut out a 2.5" square using a fun orange polka dot paper from the Sunshine & Happiness Kit. I topped that with a 2" square using American Crafts White Cardstock and rounded all four corners.


Using my Doodles & Things Stamp Set I choose two basic doodle shapes (a square & a circle) for my card. I stamped the doodle square onto the center of my square and, using a fun swirl stamp from the same set, added swirly ribbons. 

Next, using Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts All Purpose Ink in Cherry Pink and a Fantastix applicator, I colored my present pink!


Next, I adhered one half of my square to the right fold of the card.


 For the inside of the card I stamped 5 circles using my doodle circle stamp from the same Fancy Pants Doodles & Things Stamp Set. Each circle would have a letter in it to spell out "happy."


 Using the distressed letters from the same stamp set, I stamped the word happy using my  Bachelorette Pink Ink Edgerz. While the ink was still wet, I added some Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts Clear Embossing Powder and then hit it with my heat gun.


I then stamped the word birthday below it 1:00am Black Ink and heat embossed that as well.


To finish off the card I added a few heat embossed glitter starts to the card. I used the Versamark Watermark Ink Pad and the Sparkle Embossing Powder for the stars! It's a bit hard to see in the picture, but they are super pretty and sparkly!

Hope you enjoyed this quick card tutorial! If you are looking for a great stamp set perfect for cards make sure to check out the Doodles & Things Stamp set.  (It's ON SALE until 5.31.13 here.)
 I truly use this set for everything! It's an older stamp set, but I find myself going back to it over and over again!  

Check out some more projects I made using this stamp set. It has fun images like basic doodle shapes, a distressed font, and tons of fun images for all year round!


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