Thursday, June 29, 2023

My Dino Birthday Party Cards

My Dino Birthday Party Cards

Hello Crafty Friends! It's Laurie here! Paper Nest Dolls is celebrating their 10th birthday this year! So, I am sharing two birthday cards to celebrate! My Dino Birthday Party Cards are my Design Team Inspiration Cards using Dino Party Amara and Dino Party Owen by Paper Nest Dolls. Don’t you think these two stamps go so perfectly together!

The Details of My Cards

I had debated about placing them on the same card, but in the end decided to go with two different cards with the same party theme using boy and girl matching papers. So, the Doodlebug papers were perfect with those gorgeous bright colours! I used the same coordinating papers from each paper pack such as the cupcakes, the Happy Birthday, the sweets, and confetti.

Once I decided on the papers, I coloured Owen and Amara in bright colours with my Copic markers to match it.

For my Amara card, I decided to create a regular A2 card with lots of layers in greens and pinks to match my colouring. I included some fun banners and a balloon since it’s a birthday card.

For my Owen card, I decided to create a different shaped card. Again, I used lots of layers, this time in blues, but with a mini slimline card layout. I used the same banners and balloon to match Amara’s card, but with different dies for the background.

The sentiments for both cards came from the Simple Strips - Birthday by Taylored Expressions. I love that you can stamp 18 sentiments at once and die cut them all out at the same time!

Clear Wink of Stella was added to the party hats and the pink ribbon on Amara’s dino. For Owen’s cupcake, I added white gelly pen sprinkles to his cupcake. The finishing touch was adding sequins to both the cards since sequins say birthday party to me! Lol!


Copic Markers:

Dino Party Amara
Skin: E000/E00/E21/E11/E04/R20
Hair: E18/E15/YR23/Y21
Pinks: R85/R83/R81
Greens: YG67/YG63/YG03
Dino: BG57/BG23/BG11/R85/R83/R81

Dino Party Owen
Skin: E000/E00/E21/E11/E04
Hair: E57/E43/E53
Greens: YG67/YG63/YG03
Blues: B39/B28/B24/B32
Shoes: E37/E35/E31
Dino: YR09/YR07/YR15/E15/E37/E35/E31


Card Recipe for My Dino Birthday Party Cards:

Dino Party Amara and Dino Party Owen, Paper Nest Dolls
Paper Basics - Stamper's Select White Cardstock, Papertrey Ink
Party Time 6” x 6” Paper Pad, Doodlebug Design Inc.
Hey Cupcake 6” x 6” Paper Pad, Doodlebug Design Inc.
Butterfly Kisses 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper, Stampin’ Up!
Simple Strips – Birthday, Taylored Expressions
Simple Strips Die – Birthday, Taylored Expressions
VersaFine Ink Pad Onyx Black, Tsukineko
Bracket/Speech Bubble Dies, PhotoPlay
Balloon Pop-Up Thinlit Dies, Stampin’ Up!
Framed Florets Dies, Stampin’ Up!
Flag Banner Dies, from my Stash
Pastel Adhesive-Backed Sequins, Stampin' Up!
Clear Wink of Stella, Stampin’ Up!
White Gelly Roll Pen, Sakura
Starry Night and Thick Basic White Card Stock, Stampin’ Up!

Finished cards sizes: 5 ½” x 4 ¼” and 3 ½” x 6”


Hope you like my Design Team cards using
Dino Party Amara and Dino Party Owen by Paper Nest Dolls!

Happy 10th Birthday Paper Nest Dolls!

Thank you for stopping by!


Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Congratulations on Your New Furball


 Hi Crafty Friends,
My twin sister is finally getting a PUPPY! Her name is Josie, and she is a Bernadoodle! I can't wait to visit her in July. I made her this card to celebrate and I'm sending a box of toys and cute collars. I just know Maddie and Josie are going to be BESTIES! I'll post pictures later in July after they meet!

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: What is your favorite GIRL Dog name?
A: Me? Besides the two above, I like Molly

Paper Nest Dolls Dog Pillow

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Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Down on the Farm Card

Hello Crafty Friends! It's Laurie here! I am sharing my Design Team Inspiration Card using Down on the Farm Bundle by Paper Nest Dolls. This card would be great for Father's Day! This bundle comes with 15 digital stamps including 5 dolls, horse, cow, pig, ewe, chicken coop, tractor, hay, corn, sunflowers and so many more. I created another slimline card using this bundle which I will link at the end of this post.

The Details of My Card

For my card, I decided to create a mini slimline card with a farm scene that revolved around the characters that I coloured with my Copic markers. Aren’t they just the cutest!

The Farm Scape dies were perfect for my scene. I die cut the dies multiple times to get the variation in colours of the barn, tractor and trees and pieced them together. Once that was done, I layered the Fun on the Farm papers for the sky and grasses to complete my scene. All I needed to add were the characters.


Copic Markers:

Farmer Boy
Skin: E000/E00/E21/E11/E04
Hair: E57/E43/E53
Shirt/Boots: YG67/YG63/YG03
Overalls: B26/B23/B12
Hat: E35/E33/E31/YG67/YG63/YG03
Pitchfork: C4/C3

Hide: E27/E25/E23/C3/C0/0/R20
Hair: C3/C0
Hoofs: C6/C4/C3
Horns: E41/E40/0

Coat: E29/E27/E25/E23
Mane/Hoofs: C6/C4/C3


Card Recipe for My Down on the Farm Card:

Down on the Farm Bundle, Paper Nest Dolls
Paper Basics - Stamper's Select White Cardstock, Papertrey Ink
Fun on the Farm 6” x 6” Paper Pad, Echo Park Paper Co.
Farm Scape Dies, Sugar Pea Designs
Slimline Grassy Hillside Borders Dies, Lawn Fawn
Soft Suede, Real Red, Granny Apple Green and Basic Black Card Stock, Stampin’ Up!

Finished card size: 6” x 3.5”


This is the other card that I created using the Down on the Farm Bundle. To view it, please click here.

Hope you like my Design Team card using
Down on the Farm Bundle by Paper Nest Dolls!

Thank you for stopping by!


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