July 29, 2013

Man Oh Man Monday No. 20 | Hip Hip Hooray

Hello, hello, hello!  Today I am bringing you some fun, bright and happy birthday cards for twin boys turning 6.  I used printables from Studio Calico and Emily Merritt Designs along with stamps from Studio Calico and Paper Wings Productions.

Don't you love the adorable balloon animal?  If you missed out on this one from Studio Calico I recommend buying the equally charming and sweet Party Animal stamp set from Avery Elle.

Card No. 1

Card No. 2
For some variation in the cards I colored in each balloon animal with its own color with Copic markers and changed up some of the journaling cards mounted behind the balloon animal journaling card.  I also added the opposite color for a little pop on the photo corner cut from the frame from Life Framer.
For added dimension on the balloon animal journaling card layer I added some dimensional adhesive under the edges, but not the center of the journaling card.  To give the notebook page journaling card more interest I punched holes, cut into the holes and curled up the edges.
What do you think?  I hope my cousins like them.  Hope you have a wonderful week!

Happy creating,

Digital: April Printable by Geralyn Sy (aka In a Creative Bubble), May Printable by Marcy Penner (aka Hello Forever) and July Printable by Marcy Penner (aka Hello Forever), Studio Calico; Hey There and Shine, Emily Merritt Designs
Stamps: stamp set from Coconut Grove Add-On Card Kit, Studio Calico; life framer, Paper Wings Productions
Ink: tuxedo black Memento, Tsukineko; cough syrup and spice tin, Jenni Bowlin for Ranger
Cardstock: white, Georgia-Pacific; solar white, Neenah Paper
Patterned paper: Sketchbook 6x6 paper pad, Amy Tangerine/American Crafts; dilly dally "curious" petals from miss caroline collection, My Mind'e Eye
Other: journaling cards, Studio Calico; chevron border die, Avery Elle; Cuttlebug, Provo Craft; sewing machine, Brother; mint blue (B01), manganese blue (B34), mignonette (YG11), chartreuse (YG13) and skin white (E00), Copic; seal punch, Martha Stewart Crafts; twilight sprinklers color mist, October Afternoon; hole punch, Fiskars; tiny attacher, Tim Holtz; foam dimensional adhesive


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