Children´s birthday cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, it´s Sanna here again with this months guest blog post. Remember, when I created two baby cards for July´s post? I had quite a pile of residue die cut pieces left over from those cards and that gave me the idea to use them to create a multi-toned die cut background and focal point for a fun children´s birthday card.

Here are the finished cards and in the following I´ll share the steps as well as a start-to-finish video about the creating process:

To create the cards, follow these steps:

Step 1: Save the residue negative pieces from another card background project.
Step 2: Die cut two backgrounds with the Kaleidoscope and Geometric die cut dies from True Blue Soft Finish Cardstock. This creates a nice and colorful background in combination with the leftover pieces.
Step 3: Adhere the background pieces onto a Clear Double Sided Adhesive sheet strip. Be careful not to touch the adhesive area with your fingers to keep the adhesive quality unaffected. For this purpose protect the open adhesive areas with the protective sheet of the adhesive strip.
Step 4: Take a pair of tweezers and start adding the negative pieces on their places. This takes a little effort and time, but the results are worth the while.
Step 5: Die cut two Dotted Scallop Circles from white Soft Finish Cardstock and ink them with faded jeans Distress Ink tone and an ink blending tool.
Step 6: Adhere the leftover circle piece (from the previous project) on top of the Dotted Scallop Circle piece.
Step 7: Stamp two monkeys from the Jungle Cuties clear stamp set with waterproof ink onto white cardstock.
Step 8: Fussy cut the monkeys OR die cut them with the matching Jungle Cuties die and color with a water tank brush and Distress Inks of your choice.
Step 9: Stamp a happy birthday sentiment from the General Sentiments clear stamp set onto white cardstock and die cut the sentiment with Stitched Fishtail Banners die.
Step 10: Adhere the sentiments and the monkey images onto place with paper glue.
Step 11: Finally, for a fun detail, add dimentional drops around the Dotted Scallop Circle. I used „glow in the dark“ ones by Nuvo. This adds a fun, additional detail to children´s cards.

Here are some detail photos of the finished cards:

I hope you get inspired to try out this month idea an play a little with your dies and stamps! Have fun creating!

See you again next month,


Welcome Baby cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello there, it´s my turn to share a card project over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. I have been wanting to use the Jungle Cuties stamp set for a while now and found that it perfectly fits a cute style welcome baby card theme. So today´s post is all about cute welcome baby cards.

I used the Elephant and Lion stamps to create a card for a baby boy and a baby girl. Here are the finished cards:

To create these cards, follow these steps:

Step 1:  Take a 2 pieces of white cardstock and wipe 3 tones of pink Distress Ink onto one background and do the same on the second cardstock piece with green Distress Ink tones.
Step 2: Spray water mist onto the kraft sheet and use the circle stamp from the Jungle Cuties set and stamp circles onto the background with water. Let set for a while and then dabb residue water off with a piece of cloth.
Step 3: Die cut 1 background piece from Soft Peach Soft Finish Cardstock with the Geometric background die and then die cut a second background from Celadon Green Soft Finish Cardstock using the Kaleidoscope Background die.
Step 4: Adhere the inked backgrounds together with the die cut background pieces (peach on pink and green on green).
Step 5: Take the Fitted Circles dies and die cut a circle from the background piece. Save the pieces for another project. Choose the place for the circle opening as you wish. I made on in the middle and one on the right lower part of the background piece.
Step 6: Now stamp a lion and elephant image on white card bases where you chose the circle area to be. For easy stamping, trace the circle with a pencil onto the card base. This way you will find the right area, where to stamp, easier.
Step 7: Color the images with Distess Ink tones of your choice using a water tank brush.
Step 8: Color the background area around the stamped image with diluted Distress Ink „hue“ and let air dry.
Step 9: Adhere the background pieces on place with 3D foam for more dimension.
Step 10: Stamp sentiments onto white cardstock. I used the Ahoy Sentiments and General Sentiments stamp set stamps for this step.
Step 11: Die cut the stamped images with Stitched Fishtail Banner dies and adhere on place.
Step 12: This is totally optional, but you can now add some more detail with liquid pearls/Nuvo Drops onto the cards. I used Glow In the Dark Nuvo Drops for a fun detail!

Here are some detail shots of the finished cards, following those, there is a start to finish video for you to watch to give you a better idea of each and every step.

I hope you enjoy this months step-by-step tutorial and give this idea a try. I really liked creating these cards, especially the water stamping and coloring the cute animals was so much fun! Hope I could inspire you abit today!

See you next month,