LETTERBOARD BIRTHDAY

You know me. A card that makes me laugh is always going to be my favorite. Always!!! I figured out some fun hacks (a.k.a. tips & tricks) for this awesome Letterboard Die set—be sure to stop by the Ellen Hutson Blog on Dec. 24th because I have a video highlightin’ m’ trusty dusty hacks! LOL!

And, all that glorious rainbow confetti? I DIY’d it. •cheeky grin• Here’s a link to my video on YouTube: DIY Rainbow Tissue Paper Confetti. It works so awesome with the Confetti Flinger Die. Seriously, you gotta try it! Too much fun!!!

I’m really glad you stopped by today. Really, really.

:)


ENGAGED

Cliché? Alright already!!! I don’t care!!! •hair flip• It is STILL such a super cute way to congratulate someone on their engagement!

“Painted” the nails with a Copic Marker—struggling to remember what color it was, but my best guess, based on my collection of Copics, is that it was either Salmon Red, or Coral.

It’s hard to tell on camera, but I actually drew “bling rays” radiating outward from the hand using the clear Shimmer Pen, and also put a coating of the same on the red nails. And, holy crow, those White Rhinestones make the poifect rock for that ring finger! •wink•

The finished card measures 3.5 x 5” (a.k.a. a 4-bar notecard). As an A-2 the balance looked off but when you scale it down like this, it just feels right to the eyes.

Thanks for stopping by today!


TALL HIGH FIVE

I love words—cards—that encourage and support. Who doesn’t need a little of that now & again? This one was ridiculous fun to make!

I die cut the larger hand from the Hands Die Set through a quarter sheet of kraft card stock, then placed it onto a cutting mat and used a craft knife to cut and extend the hand, creating an upstretched arm.

Drew some stripes with a white gel pen onto a scrap of black card stock to resemble a shirt sleeve and glued that behind the hand/arm opening. Trimmed off the bottom so it was flush with the kraft panel.

3D mounted this to a pale pink base card. Good grief, by this point, there was a lotta chortling and monkey clapping already going on… good times, good times…

Stamped and stapled the banner then added some of those black star sequins and…

BOOM!

Love this card so much I could marry it!!!