Party Animal Birthday Card + Treat Bag

Hey everyone!

I forgot that I had this cute little birthday set to share with you this week so I am going to have my Project Life video on Friday.


This little gift set was something I made recently for my friend’s son who turned 3! He had just been to the zoo & loved the animals so I thought that wild animals would be a good theme to go with. And sure enough, when we went out to lunch, he was wearing a shirt with wild animals on it 🙂

I whipped up this little gift set in maybe 20 minutes. It went together really quickly. Children seem to love a personalized little treat and it is so easy to make something simple for a child to put a smile on his/her face. Seriously, it was as simple as 3 Oreo cookies & he definitely enjoyed it.

My photos aren’t the best, but you still get the idea!


For privacy reasons I took the photos before I put his name on the treat bag. I had added his name with some mini alphas from Echo Park right after taking the photos.

For the card & treat bag, I started off cutting out two of the label shapes with my Big Shot. These are from a nesting dies set from Stampin’ UP. I used the largest one for the baggie topper & one of the medium ones for the card front.

The stamping and inking was all done with Stampin’ UP inks: Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, and Chocolate Chip. I personally love this color combo, especially for boys (although I would probably use it for a girl too because it’s so pretty lol).

To do the inking on the edges of the shape and for the “grass”, I used Wild Wasabi with the Tim Holtz ink applicator tool. I have the old rectangular shaped one but I have heard awesome things about the new mini one that is round. It’s definitely on my wish list. One of my crafty friends mentioned that she doesn’t get any harsh lines with it since it is rounded vs rectangular. Sometimes I still get a harsh line here and there so it would be nice to have the other ink applicator. Which applicator do you have/prefer?

The cute little animal stamps are a stamp set from Stampin’ UP called Zoo Babies.

The ribbon I used is from Stampin’ UP but it’s long retired. It’s Wild Wasabi striped grosgrain.

The card base is Pacific Point cardstock, also Stampin’ UP. Sensing a brand loyalty here? LOL

The bag topper and the sentiment label shape were both cut from Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream cardstock. I scored the bag topper in half with my Martha Stewart score tool.

The sentiment stamp is one of my SP and Company sentiments that is retired.


And that’s it for this card & treat bag.  I hope you have a great day!!

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Love You Tons Card Start to Finish & New Video Series!

Hi everyone!

Ya know how I totally stunk at the January Copic challenge? Well there was a bit of a reason for that! I joined the MarkerPOP design team again!! So rather than getting burnt out making daily coloring vids, I decided to hold back & plan something super spectacular for you guys – A NEW video series!! 😀

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I am so excited to be designing for MarkerPOP again. I love MP soo much. So today I have FOUR videos for you to go along with my first MarkerPOP day as a new design team member. And I made a card! LOL

There is a giveaway over on my MarkerPOP blog post so be sure to head over there & enter the giveaway!!

Before we get to my new video series, I wanted to share my MarkerPOP haul with you guys. I picked up a bunch of great goodies in the store.

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Today, I am kicking off our new video series: Learning Copics with MarkerPOP! Every other week, I will be sharing a new Learning Copics video with you!! I am really excited to start this new series. We’re going to start out with the very very basics and build up to some more advanced and intricate lessons.

To start things off, today’s video is just a very basic 2 color blending tutorial. If you’ve been Copic-ing (he he, yay for making up words!) for long, you are probably a pro at basic 2 color blending already. If you are newer to Copics, then practice this technique a bunch & make it a go-to technique in your coloring arsenal. This is a very important foundation technique that other coloring techniques will build upon.

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In this tutorial, I used the following Copic colors:

  • Y13, Y15, BG02, and BG05

Learning Copics with MarkerPop Tutorial

Learning Copics with MarkerPop Tutorial

Learning Copics with MarkerPop Tutorial

Supplies Used:
X-Press IT Blending Card Paper Bright White
Lawn Fawn Clear Stamp – Love You Tons
Lawn Fawn Die Cuts – Love You Tons
Memento Full Size Dye Ink Pad – Tuxedo Black
Echo Park Paper Pad – That’s My Boy 6 x 6
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad – Summer 2012 – Ocean, Raspberry & Lawn
Crafter’s Companion Double Sided Adhesive Extra Strong Permanent Tape Runner


I hope that you enjoyed today’s lesson. I’ve also got two bonus videos to go along with today’s project.

BONUS VIDEO: Refilling Ink Pad Tutorial

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BONUS VIDEO: Today’s project from start to finish

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What do you think? What Copic videos would you like to see during this new video series?

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It’s Your Birthday Card

Hi everyone!

I didn’t get my Project Life Week 3 layout finished up today so instead of Week 3 linky party, I have a birthday card to share. This is a card I made a while ago, but just never got posted up here.

Most likely, I will have our Linky Party & my Week 3 ready for you tomorrow!

I used some SVGs from Miss Kate Cuttables for this card.


I cut all these SVG files with my Silhouette Cameo. I really thought my Cricut Expression cut pretty well. I was so wrong because my Silhouette Cameo cuts SO.MUCH.BETTER! I can really tell the difference because there are no fuzzies. It took a little bit to get used to the settings. I found that the automatic “cardstock” setting just doesn’t cut deep enough for my thicker cardstock (I use the good stuff like Stampin’ UP, Bazzill, American Crafts, Papertrey Ink, and Core’dinations.).

The cupcake SVG can be found at the link below.  The tag & layer shape are from the Tags & Backgrounds set and it can be found at the link below.  The banner is also from that set.

The label shape was cut out from in patterned paper from the Bundle of Joy Girl collection. Then the mat layer was just cut in some bright pink cardstock.

On the banner shape, I stamped the “It’s your birthday!” sentiment that is from the Birthday Family stamp set from the Gill Roberts collection. Our clear stamps are awesome because you can curve them like this!

I popped the banner up on foam dots for some extra dimension. Speaking of dimension, I LOVE how the Miss Kate SVG’s layer up. The ones with many colors like this cupcake just turn out so cute & have some great dimension to them just from all the layering.

For the background, I decided the plain aqua cardstock was too boring so I did some embossing. I used a dots embossing folder on another piece of aqua. Then I inked around the edges with coordinating ink and a sponge dauber.

This finished card is 4.5inches square.



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