Birthday Card for a World Traveler

Birthday card for a world traveler by Paper Melody's

Hello everyone!  I have a very special birthday card to share with you today — this one was for my “little” brother, who reached the quarter century mark a few days ago, and who happens to have the travel bug.  I found the perfect papers and things for his card in the Crafty Secrets Creating with Vintage Typography CD, and now I’ll share it with you!  Have a look:

Birthday card for a world traveler by Paper Melody's

The bellboy, envelope, stamp paper, and ticket tucked into the envelope are all from the CD, as is the map paper I used to make a large envelope for the whole card.  I added the text to the telegraph using the typewriter font available on the CD – super easy to add with a textbox in Word.  The postcard and trunk tucked into the envelope are from the Travel Creative Scraps.  Here’s the inside of the card:

Birthday card for a world traveler by Paper Melody's

I repeated the layout, but made the envelope look like a postcard this time.  The sentiment came from the CD, and I wrote a note in the space where the “address” would go.

Here you can see each piece of the set:

Birthday card for a world traveler by Paper Melody'sMy favorite part of the card just might be that little bellboy holding the telegraph!

That’s it for today!  Thanks for stopping by, and have a lovely day!

You Still Have the Spark Masculine Birthday Card

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You Still Have the Spark Masculine Birthday Card

Hello, everyone!  I’m just dropping in quickly to share this week’s Crafty Secrets card with you.  This one’s a masculine birthday card made with stamps from the Car Classics digital set, and red checkered paper from the Vintage Patterns CD.  Take a look:

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I started by sizing the checkered paper digitally, layering the wordblock stamp onto it, and printing.  Then, I sized my sentiments (inner and outer), checkered flags, and car the way I wanted and printed all of those out as well.  I tore the edges of my background paper and die cut the sentiments, then sponged all the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink.  Then I spent a good while coloring the car, adding Glossy Accents to the windshield and lights, and finally fussy cutting it.  I also spritzed it with some glimmer mist, but kind of wish I hadn’t because it made the car look dirty…whoops…but I’d spent too long coloring and didn’t want to do it again 😛  Here’s a look at the inside:

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And there you have it!  It can be so easy to make masculine cards when one has the right supplies, it’s kind of amazing.

Don’t forget, if you’re looking for incredible deals, Crafty Secrets has 8 Sale Packs (2 of them are BRAND NEW!) full of tons of vintage-y goodness for card making and scrapbooking and anything else you can think of.  Now’s the perfect time to buy the Halloween and Autumn Sale Pack, or get a headstart on Christmas cards with the Christmas Sale Pack!  There’s also a new Cooking Sale Pack that has all sorts of great stuff for making Thanksgiving cards, layouts, or decorations.

That’s it for me! Have a lovely day!

You Get Sweeter Every Year Birthday Card

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You Grow Sweeter Every Year Birthday Card with Crafty Secrets

HAPPY FRIDAY, EVERYBODY!  It’s gonna be a good weekend, I can feel it.  And to get it started on the right foot, I’m sharing a fun birthday card with you!  Take a look:

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Get it?!  She’s baking sweet treats and she gets sweeter every year – bah-dum chhh!  I was browsing through my Crafty Secrets collection looking for inspiration when I came across the sentiment in the Garden Style Digital Art Stamps.  I thought it was adorable, but wanted to emphasize the “sweet” rather than the “growing” part of the sentiment, so I left the Garden stamps and started the search for baked goods.  I found just what I was looking for in my “Homemade” Images and Journal Notes booklet.

I cut out the image and used my Vintage Photo distress ink to make it look…well…vintage 😛  Then, I covered it in VersaMark and clear embossing powder and heated it through.  I embossed it once more, let it cool, then crumpled it a little to create small folds and cracks in the embossing.  I rubbed more Vintage Photo over the image (which was indeed starting to look like a vintage photo) to make the cracks stand out a little better, wiped off the excess, et voila!  From a plain paper image to a vintage photo!  How cool!

Luckily, there was another image in the Homemade Images booklet to fit the theme.  I gave it the same treatment and put it on the inside:

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The “Happy Birthday” wasn’t a stamp in the Garden Style set – BUT – the digital set comes with the font for you to download!  I love that I can type any message I’d like and it matches the font on the outside.  Hooray for consistency!  It makes my perfectionist self very happy.

That’s it for me today!  I hope you enjoyed today’s card, and I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Sew Wonderful Birthday Card for Crafty Secrets

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You’re Sew Wonderful Crafty Secrets Birthday Card

Hello, everyone!  I hope you’re doing well, refreshed after the weekend and looking forward to a long weekend ahead.  Today I have another birthday card to share with you, this one made with papers from the Crafty Secrets Sew Decorative CD, and stamps from the Sew Fashionista Digital Art Stamp set.  Take a look:

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I started by choosing the green lace patterned paper, the sentiment, and the sentiment frame from the CD.  Then, I sized them all digitally and added the dress form stamp from the Sew Fashionista digital set.  Layer by layer, with the dress form in the same place, I printed each element so that when I layered them on my card, all the little lines on the dress form would line up.  Sounds complicated, but it wasn’t really.  I’m just not that great at explaining my process!

Before gluing everything down, I added a flourish stamp, corner stamps, gold brads, some faux stitching, and distressed edges.  Then I just layered everything, popping the sentiment up on foam squares, and added a nice bow and flowers.  Here’s the inside:

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The sentiment and flowers are from the CD, and the dress form is from the stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed today’s post.  Have a lovely day!

Crafty Secrets Feminine Birthday Card

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Crafty Secrets Feminine Birthday Card

Happy Thursday, everyone!  Today I have a lovely feminine birthday card made with Crafty Secrets papers and digital stamps to share with you.  Take a look:

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The blue and pink papers came from the Pastel Paper Pad, and I only had to use 1 double-sided sheet for the entire card!  I was pretty excited about that.  I didn’t capture it very well in the picture, but the light pink paper (from a handmade stack a dear friend gave to me) is embossed with roses for some subtle texture.  Some lace and ribbon flowers finished it off nicely.

Here’s the inside:

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The sentiments came from the Grand Greetings digital stamp set, and were perfect for this little card!

There you have it!  I hope you enjoyed today’s Crafty Secrets card.  Don’t forget to join the August Linky Party – you have until August 17th – and get a $6 store credit!  One random winner will receive a $50 store credit, and it could be you!  If you don’t have any Crafty Secrets products, don’t worry.  There are a whole bunch of free designs listed on the sidebar of the blog, so go grab some and play along 🙂  Also, there’s a big Summer Blowout Sale going on right now – a pack worth $77 on sale for $19.95.  Can’t beat it!

Have a lovely day!