Monday, 5 June 2017

Birthday Delivery

Hello, Crafters.

Yesterday I used some of the die cuts I made from the the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper (DSP) to create today's card! 

The only idea I had was that I wanted the little girl, who's protectively guarding her cake from the dog begging on the right-hand side, and the more snooty looking dog on the left-hand side! LOL!

These characters are just so unbelievably cute!

I started my card with a base of Old Olive Cardstock (CS), and a layer of Whisper White CS. 

My first thought was to create a garden scene and put the images at the front. I decided I didn't want the card front be so busy that the focal point was lost. 

I chose to use the beautiful Colour Theory Designer Series Paper (DSP) Stack. I absolutely love the crackle designs in this stack!

I debated whether to use the Dapper Blue design to represent the sky, or Olive Green to co-ordinate with the bottom section which represents grass. Co-ordination won the day!

I adhered a wide strip of the white background crackle paper the the top part of the Whisper White CS, and a narrower strip of the solid green background to the bottom part.

I wrapped a piece of the Old Olive 3/8" Mini Chevron Ribbon around the join of the two designs and adhered it at the back of the Whisper White CS.

I was very pleasantly surprised at how amazingly soft this ribbon is! When I first looked at it on the roll, I thought it looked quite thick and quite coarse - it's neither! 

The little girl and the standing dog images were die cuts from the DSP, but I wanted to put them on Dimensionals over the ribbon. 

I was concerned they would be too flexible to do this, so I adhered each of them to the stamped die cuts I shared with you on Saturday. 

This idea worked brilliantly, but I had a problem with the begging dog! I had fussy cut this image from the DSP as there isn't a die for it. 

To get round this, I cut roughly around another image of the begging dog on the DSP and adhered it to a piece of Whisper White CS. Then I fussy cut the dog and backing in one go!

My idea worked and I was able to adhere all three images in place using Dimensionals! 

I added the three balloons using Dimensionals, but I didn't add any backing to them. I felt that, because I had overlapped them, and I'd also used three Dimesionals, there was sufficient support already. 

I made three tiny bows using Linen Thread, and adhered one to each balloon using Tombow. Then I added a piece of string to each balloon, and adhered the ends behind the ribbon. 

Using Old Olive Ink, I stamped the Birthday GREETINGS sentiment from the Birthday Delivery Stamp Set towards the top right-hand corner. 

To decorate the inside of the card, I adhered a piece of Whisper White CS and adhered two fussy cut dogs, each playing with a balloon!

That's about it for today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. I love your card! Can't wait to make one for my granddaughter!

    1. Hi, Catherine. Is this suite absolutely delightful. What child wouldn't be thrilled with a card featuring these characters. Have fun with this set! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. Wow what a brilliant idea Jan
    Will have to case this one.
    Will this be your next video

    1. Hi, Trish. Many thanks. I'm so pleased you like it. Yes, it will be Sunday's video! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  3. Love this card, Jan! The inside is really cute too.

    1. Hi, Sheron. Many thanks. Yes, I think I allowed myself to get a bit carried away with the inside! LOL! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  4. Such a cute the dogs...may be on my next SU glad they include the dies for this DSP.

    1. Hi, Beverly. This is such a delightful set. I agree, it's fabulous to have the dies for the DSP, too! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  5. Just catching up after being away for awhile, and this card is absolutely adorable! What a fantastic suite this is to work with; can hardly wait till I can get my hands on it and I can see myself casing this one for sure, Jan. You've done just a brilliant job of it! Bet you're having so much fun with all your new stuff!! Thanks for a wonderful start to my day!!

    1. Hi, Geraldine. I hope you had a great break. My big order arrived yesterday......can't wait to dive in and make a start! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.