A Fun Summer Handmade Greeting Card For A Pool Side Birthday Party

I have been having so much fun with these House Mouse Rubber Stamps lately.  Have you ever just gone shopping in your own craft room, finding things that you didn’t know or forgot that you had?   Well I think these House Mouse Rubber Stamps have a theme for just about anything.

My girlfriend was having a pool side birthday party so I had to keep with that theme for her handmade birthday card.

I used the House Mouse Bunny Cruise stamp.  I first stamped the image in white cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento Dye Ink.  Then I colored the image with Copic Sketch markers.

Thinking that this card needed a little lift, I decided to cut out the image and used pop dots to make the 3-D look.  It still wasn’t what I wanted so I stamped the image again on the white card stock and just colored in the little duck and the cocktail and cut them out and made another layer using pop dots for those to images to stand out even more.  I used my clear embossing marker and some clear embossing powder on the cocktail to make it look like a shiny glass.  After layering with some different color blue cardstock, and cut the bottom with a wavy cut from my Purple Cows paper cutter, and finished the handmade birthday card off with some polka dot ribbon.

I hope you enjoy this card as much as I enjoyed making it.

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Making a Handmade Get Well Card Using Copic Sketch Markers and House Mouse Rubber Stamp

Hope everyone is having a great week so far.  Today I needed to make a get well card and wanted a change of pace from using my Cricut Expression to using rubber stamps.  I knew that I had the cutest House Mouse stamp that would be perfect to use with Copic Sketch markers.

So I stamped the image of white card stock using Memento Rich Cocoa ink.  Colored in the image with some Copic Sketch markers.

I then cut the stamped image to 4 1/2 ” x  2 3/4″ and with my EK Success corner punch I rounded the edges.  I placed that layer onto a burgundy piece of cardstock and again rounded the edges with the corner punch.  I adhered them all together using the Ad-tech permanent bond tape runner.

I almost forget, for the ice cube.  I used a clear/blue tinted embossing marker then added clear embossing powder and using my heat gun melted the powder to give the ice cube a shiny look.

This was a fun and also quick handmade card to make and hoping that it will make our friend feel a little better knowing that we are thinking of him.

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Another Cute Birthday Cricut Card Idea Made With The Celebrations And Designer Calendar Cricut Cartridges

Our niece Riley’s 11th birthday is next week and again I wanted to made a cute card using my cricut.  What 11 year old girl doesn’t like cake and presents?

So I used those two things for the front of the card.  I cut out the cake  from the Designer’s Calendar Cricut cartridge and the present from the Celebrations Cricut cartridge, both using my Cricut Expression machine.

I cut the cake on plain white cardstock then colored in the image with Copic Sketch markers and then added some “bling” with stickles to the frosting of the cake and the flame of the candle.

The present I cut out on two different shades of purple but again added Stickles onto the bow to add a little sparkle to the present.

I then used my Cuttlebug and embossed a light green plaid piece of cardstock with a star embossing folder, layered that onto a solid piece of purple cardstock and finished with a polka dot bow, using American Craft ribbon.

I think this came out really cute and for the inside saying I printed on the computer:  Happy Cake and Presents Day!

Wishing Riley a Very Happy Birthday!

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A Rubber Stamp And Some Copic Sketch Markers Make the Perfect Father’s Day Card

I wanted this years handmade Father’s Day card to have a special meaning.  My husbands parents have alot of bird feeders on there lake front property and they love to see all the beautiful birds that come to the feeders.  They also have bears that frequently help themselves to the bird food.

So for this years card I used the House Mouse rubber stamp and colored in the image with Copic Sketch markers.  I then layered the image onto a solid piece of cardstock and layered again onto a very soft piece of cardstock that brought all the colors together.

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Now how does a bear come into this Fathers Day Card, well here is the inside of the card.  I computer generated the saying but then I cut out a bear with my Cricut Expression machine using the Animal Kingdom Cricut cartridge.  Well I had to crop the inside since when I took the picture it had our mushy sentiments inside but this is what is said:

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Wishing the Best Poppa a Very Happy Father’s Day!

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Making A Father’s Day Card With The Cricut Expression And The Animal Kingdom Cricut Cartridge

With Father’s Day just around the corner, I wanted to make a fun Cricut card for my Dad.  Last month when I was visiting my family, we were getting silly one afternoon and were all making fish faces.  I even got my Dad to make one.  Anyway, I wanted his card to have a memory of that silly afternoon.

I went through my Cricut Cartridges and the Animal Kingdom was the winner again.  There is a Fishy Kisses saying along with a fish face.  It was so simple to make with just three layers, but ohhhhhhh so cute.

Happy Father’s Day Dad ~ You’re the Best!

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