Construction Paper Cards

Stamping with Princess – Construction Paper Cards

Construction Paper Cards

Construction Paper Cards

Let’s be clear right from the start. I did NOT make these cards. I’ve published them here to illustrate that card making takes many forms. That one can use a lot of tools or very little. A friend made these cards using only three tools: Construction Paper, Scissors and glue. Wow! I’m in awe of her….and have been since 1996 when she made these cards for my sister and me!

Here are some close ups. Notice the card is a fish scene and has a coordinating fishy envelope!

Fishy Construction Paper Card and Coordinating Envelope

Fishy Construction Paper Card and Coordinating Envelope

She also made a mountain card, appropriate for me since I live at the base of Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs. And she also made a Chinese flag card appropriate since that’s where she was living at the time. The card reads, “A thousand thanks, give or take a billion”.

Constructin Paper Mountain Card and Chinese Flag Card

Constructin Paper Mountain Card and Chinese Flag Card

Thank you Beth (Phillips) Macarus! You’re a genious! =)

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Mom’s Birthday Box

Stamping with Princess – Mom’s Birthday Box

Birthday Box to Hold My Mom's Birthday Pocket Card

Birthday Box to Hold My Mom's Birthday Pocket Card

I wasn’t sure how to give the card to my mom, so I decided to make her a box. I chose colors that coordinated with the pocket card that would be inside. A green base with a teal cover. The base slides out much like a box of wooden matches.

The great thing about the black and green striped paper on the lid is that it was actually part of the paper used to decorate the pocket card. So I knew it would match/coordinate well. Also, the green and teal ribbons on the lid are the same ones from the pocket card.

Birthday box slid open

Birthday box slid open

I was having an issue with the bottom box. The sides were puffing out…the lid wasn’t able to cover it. So I decided to add a ribbon around the bottom box and tie it in a bow. This kept the sides tucked in better. Additionally, it also concealed the seam where I had to tape two pieces of green cardstock together. A 12×12 just wasn’t big enough for the way I created the box. I added teal brads to the sides on the ribbon to help keep them in place and provide support. So, the green ribbon is not only on the pocket card, but the lid and bottom portion of the box.

And, as usual, I added bling and some die cut letters from QuicKutz – Soph. They are just too much fun.

For those interested, the box is 6.25 tall, 5.25 wide and 2 thick.

Another view of the birthday box

Another view of the birthday box

Enjoy!

Mom’s Birthday Pocket Card

Stamping with Princess – Mom’s Birthday Pocket Card – Filled with Birthday Cards!

Cover of Pocket Card of the Birthday Card for My Mom

Cover of Pocket Card of the Birthday Card for My Mom

Ok, what do you think? Will I melt my mothers heart with this birthday pocket card? Not only is it a card for her, but has two pockets full of birthday cards inside. In the past I had given her my rejected cards….but now she has my best work.

Inside view of pocket card with all the cards fanned

Inside view of pocket card with all the cards fanned

 

A closer look at the feminine cards

A closer look at the feminine cards

 

A closer look at the masculine cards

A closer look at the masculine cards

 

If you want instructions on how to make the pocket card, please see this post: https://stampingwithprincess.wordpress.com/2009/02/28/stamping-with-princess-cupcake-birthday-greeting-kit/. The only change I made was to increase the card to 9.75×6 scoring 4.5 from each end leaving .75 center seam. This larger seam allows room for the pockets and puffy cards.

One thing to note about these 6 birthday cards is that they use the same themed paper. They have polka dots! Yep, both the feminine and the masculine cards. I pulled that paper from the DCWV The Spring Stack. The solid papers I pulled from a paper pack I bought at Joann (also available at Michael’s).

The masculine cards do have ribbon – something my husband keeps trying to convince me not to use. But he seemed ok with the ribbon because the “hardware” on the card made it look more masculine. Hardware? Gromets.

And of course, the feminine cards all have bling! I went a little bling crazy. Too much?

I also love the fact that these cards use pretty much the same stamps. A cake and greeting from the Hero Arts set called Birthday Wishes Fancy Notes LL899. I also used a Happy Birthday greeting from Printwork Designs G1153.

The pocket card cover uses paper from DCWV The Stack 6 for the teal swirl. And solid teal from DCWV textured cardstock stack. The pockets inside are teal sparkle paper from Joann. Any teal paper would look nice.

I couldn’t make the card without my Cuttlebug. So I used QuicKutz Soph alphabet and Sizzix Take It Easy Alphabet. I also used a heart from QuicKutz for the back. I also put glitter on the “mom” letters on the front of the card, that may not have come through very well in the photo.

What I’d do different next time:
1. I would use cream paper behind all the cake portions. One card has pink. I would be more consistant with that.
2. I’d try to add an area to write a note to my mom. Maybe on the back? I really don’t think the heart on the back is enough to convey warm birthday wishes! =)
3. I wouldn’t use sparkly paper for the pockets. It too rough and I’m afraid some of the letters will flake off.

If you make a pocket card of your own, email me a link. I’d love to see it.

Dana

Stamping with Princess – Camping, Stamping Thank You

Stamping with Princess – Camping, Stamping Thank You Card

Reader beware, this card is very specific….and kind of random! And I LOVE it!

Camping Stamping Thank You Card

Camping Stamping Thank You Card

Camping Stamping Thank You Inside

Camping Stamping Thank You Inside

Let me explain: I needed a thank you card for my parents. They have been most generous in helping me make my home more….shall we say….homey. I’m very much into function. They are very much into form. So, my mom and dad helped me make curtains / valances for the living and dining rooms. My dad made me a storage cabinet for my stamping supplies (which live in my dining room, by the way).

I ran across a stamp at My Sentiments Exactly that reads:
Some Husbands like their football,
Others like their camping;
Let the boys have it all,
I’ll be RUBBER STAMPING!

I thought his sentiment would be perfect for my thank you card. My dad likes football, my husband likes camping and my mom and I like stamping! So, the card is a bit masculine and a bit feminine. A perfect combination….or so I thought. My husband just looked at it and practically rolled his eyes. Camping and pink don’t mix in his opinion!

I’ll write more later on the supplies and instructions. But for now, enjoy!

Dana

Stamping with Princess – Marshmallow Mouse Birthday

Stamping with Princess – Marshmallow Mouse 3D Masculine Birthday Card

 

Mouse Toasts Marshmellow Masculine Birthday Card

Mouse Toasts Marshmellow Masculine Birthday Card

With several suggestions from my husband, I created this 3D masculine birthday card for a 14 year old friend of ours. We enjoy camping with him and his family, so we thought the mouse roasting a marshmellow was appropriate. And in keeping with creating an interactive card for kids….we added a real marshmallow and stick on the inside!

 

A real marshmellow and stick make this card truly 3D

A real marshmellow and stick make this card truly 3D

We happened to have some William Sonoma individually wrapped marshmellows on hand so I taped one to the top flap of the inside of the card. Then I cut out a square on the bottom flap of the card so the marshmallow can stick out the back of the card enabling the card to close.

I did have to pierce the marshmallow wrapping so that I could deflate the package to enable it to fit through the square. Another solution would have been to cut out a larger square for the marshmallow.

Supplies:

  • Roasting Marshmallow stamp House Mouse Designs C55
  • Mouse footprint stamp House Mouse Designs HMA1003
  • Birthday Greeting stamp Printwork Designs G1153
  • 1 1/2 Wavy Square for Cuttlebug 2×2 wavy squares
  • 1 piece Dark Brown Cardstock
  • 1 piece Green Cardstock
  • 2 pieces Cream Cardstock
  • black StazOn inkpad
  • embossing pad
  • silver embossing powder
  • embossing gun
  • markers
  • Aqua Pen from Stampin\’ Up
  • Scotch tape
  • Double sided tape
  • glue gun
  • Individually wrapped marshmallow – I used William Sonoma (purchased at Christmas time)
  • small piece of stick

Instructions:

  1. Trim dark brown cardstock to 8 1/2 x 5 1/2. Score and fold to 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 with the fold at the top.
  2. Stamp roasting marshmallow stamp on cream cardstock using black inkpad. Trim to 4 3/4 x 3 1/4. Color with aqua pen and markers.
  3. Trim green cardstock to 4 7/8 x 3 3/8. Adhere to top left corner of dark brown card.
  4. Adhere cream stamped cardstock to top left corner of green cardstock.
  5. Mask the Happy Birthday stamp with scotch tape so only the words Happy Birthday are showing. Wet the stamp with the embossing pad then remove the scotch tape from the stamp. Then stamp the happy birthday onto the bottom of the brown cardstock on the bottom right sid. Put powder on image. Remove access powder then heat emboss.
  6. Trim cream paper to 5 x 3 3/4. Adhere inside to the bottom panel.
  7. Cut 1 1/5 wavy square into bottom of the card using cuttlebug.
  8. Pierce the marshmallow wrapping and tape the wrapper so that it fits tightly around the marshmallow. Place marshmallow through the hole. Then secure it to the top panel with double sided tape.
  9. Adhere a stick to the inside top panel near the marshmellow with double sided tape or glue gun.
  10. Stamp mouse footprints using black inkpad.