Happy Plaid Birthday, With Googly Eyes On Top!

Hello Fellow Paper Crafters!

I know it’s been a while since I’ve shared some handmade cards with you – I’ve been awfully busy.  Case and point, I’m just getting around to playing with my May 2016 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit.  So yeah, if you are keeping track here, I am one card kit behind.  So… I unsubscribed for the time being with plans to order once a quarter.  As much as I love card crafting, life is just too hectic to use up all of my monthly goodies.  Plus, we are heading into summer and my garden is calling my name.  Any who, below is the May card kit.  I just loved this kit!  It was perfect for spring-time.

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So what project did I dream up with this card kit?  A friend (who is pretty much a brother to me) was celebrating their birthday at the beginning of June so I used this kit to create him a birthday card.  Of course I took some time for colour-therapy with these stamps.  Just. So. Freaking. Cute.

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Side note: I still have not tried stamps with coordinating die sets, but it looks and sounds so attractive!  I mean I don’t mind taking the time to cut my stamps out, I just think of how much time would be saved (and my poor hands with those crafting scissors – yikes).  Some stamps are just so intricate (i.e. the umbrella handle on the stamp above).  So the next stamp set I get, I promise, I’m going to break down and buy the die set as well. 🙂

So birthday card!  Focus!  🙂  Below is what I came up with. Yup, I can’t even.  I added googly eyes (**smiles uncontrollably**), because well, googly eyes are never a bad idea.  See for yourself?  Cute right?

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For this birthday greeting card you will need:

  • Card stock (I used Lawn Fawn plain white for the card base, solid blue and green, and plaid patterned paper – all from the May SSSCK)
  • Paper trimmer
  • SSS Happy Days stamp set, ink, and stamp block
  • Colouring weapon of choice (I used brush markers)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Googly eyes (aka “Jiggly Eyes”- I bought mine at my local Walmart)
  • Ribbon bows and string
  • Sequins

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Measure and cut out the solid and patterned paper of choice.  I just eye-balled my pieces and then used my paper trimmer to get them down to size.  Stamp, colour, and cut out your little darling stamps of choice.  I arranged all of my paper pieces before gluing them all down.  You can use my layout above as inspiration or play around with other stamps and combinations.  These sets are so versatile, there are so many possibilities!

Once you’ve organized your layout, trim some string and glue it to your kite stamp.  Glue all paper pieces down.  Stamp your chosen greeting (I found that it’s easiest to stamp this prior to adding your googly eyes – add these last).  Finally, add your ribbon bows to your kite string (I got these cute little bow stickers at my local dollar store – I use them lots in card crafting!), googly eyes and sequins (I added six in total to the right corners of the card).

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So cute right?  My friend that I gave this to is quite a fan of plaid, so the card stock that came in the SSS card kit was perfect!  I was so excited to share this one with you (ohmegosh googly eyes!!!!), I hope you enjoyed it!  Did you receive this card kit or stamp set?  Leave me some love in the comments so I can check out your card crafting adventures!

Warmth,

Kim

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