I love Instagram!! If you follow my feed (stampin.fool) you will see sneak peeks of projects, lots of coffee, and the occasional cute baby picture in my Story feed. I enjoy posting photos and short videos and I love my Instagram friends, a lot of whom craft with me, DIY, and parent. Some I’ve met, some are new, and some I would love to get together with and share a coffee!
Instagram is popular across all ages. With that in mind, I made the *perfect* DIY birthday card for the instagram lover. You can recreate this card and give put a huge smile on their face! It mimics the Instagram icon, which is a camera– because Instagram is all about photos!
(Here is a snapshot of the layers coming together before it is put onto the yellow card stock)
How to make the DIY Instagram Themed Birthday Card
Cut Crushed Curry card stock to 4 3/4″ x 4 3/4″. Cut White to 4 1/4″ X 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ and fold in half.
Sponging tip: Cut full sponge into 3-4 wedges. Starting in the top left corner with Rich Razzleberry, sponge ink onto card stock by dabbing sponge lightly into ink pad and rubbing the color onto card stock in a circular motion, blending out hard lines. Sponge Melon Mambo next starting in top right corner and working down and towards the center.
Blend Razzleberry and Melon with Calypso Coral ink throughout the center, leaving the bottom left corner uncolored. With Crushed Curry ink, sponge the bottom left corner upwards filling in any blank spots (making sure not to get inky fingers into the yellow).
On scrap White card stock, stamp You Make me Smile (from Colorful Seasons stamp set) in Versamark clear ink, shake Gold Emboss powder, tap off excess and heat set with heat tool until it turns shiny. Punch out with Tailored Tag punch.
Using the second to largest square Stitched thinlit, cut out the middle of the 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ sponged card stock. Then use the 1″ circle punch to cut out the center of the sponged layer layer. Your sponged layer will now essentially have holes in it, but they will be covered by the white layers in between and the shading will be undisrupted which is why I designed it this way instead of sponging each layer.
Cut a white layer of 3″ x 3″ for the outermost camera part. Use the 1 3/4″ circle to punch out a white circle for the middle of the camera.
Round the corner of each layer except the base and largest White layer.
Begin layering the pieces with dimesionals. Finish with a glitter enamel dot in the right corner of the camera.
Glue then entire 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ white folded card to the 4 3/4″ Crushed Curry card stock. The yellow part will remain one layer while the photo part opens.
Add the greeting with a dimensional or two and embellish with ribbon if desired.
Mother’s Day is around the corner. It’s in about two weeks- May 13th. Have you done any planning? What will you give to mom, grandma, your best momma friend?
Mom’s spend so much time imparting wisdom, love and graciousness into our lives that it is a “holiday” that requires special attention.
I couldn’t think of a better way to make mom feel special than to make a handmade card that is a little more fluffy than normal and pulls out all the supplies.
This card has texture, soft colors, elevated wings on the cutest honey bee, making it the perfect card for Mom.
Cut Crumb Cake card stock base 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. Cut Vanilla to 4″ x 5 1/4″ & emboss by running Sequin folder through Big Shot.
Cut Soft Sky with largest Stitched Circle thinlit with Big Shot. Punch 2 1/2″ Vanilla circle.
Stamp bee from Dragonfly Dreams in Momento Black Ink on 2 1/2″ circle. Stamp 2 Crumb Cake branches from Jar of Love stamp set. Stamp Jar of love flowers in Crushed Curry stamped off once. Stamp the inner flower parts with Crushed Curry. Stamp “For You” in Espresso ink.
Stamp greeting on a scrap of paper and cut out. Cut a 1/2″ scrap of Petal Passion paper to layer greeting.
Assemble stamped vanilla circle onto Soft Sky circle onto Doily. Adhere Vanilla layer to Crumb Cake base. Adhere to card with dimensionals.
Stamp wings in Momento ink onto scrap paper, cut out and adhere to bee.
Stamp large Jar of Love flower in Soft Sky. Stamp inside flower in Bermuda Bay (stamped off once). Die cut with framelit. Adhere to banners with dimensional.
Tie Bakers twine bow around greeting banner and adhere banner to card with two dimensionals on back.
Stamp inside corner of card with bee in Momento black ink.
Mother’s Day is around the corner (May 13th) so I have rounded up some of my favorite gifts, all under $50 and all in one place. Most of them can be ordered on Amazon (yay two day shipping) for the last minute shoppers like myself. Whether you’re shopping for your sister, mom, or friend to celebrate Mother’s Day these things will be sure to wow them!
MOTHER’S DAY IDEAS UNDER $50
Essential Oil Diffuser $16: Do you have one of these yet? They are amazing for a relaxing and for spreading great scents throughout the house. I stock mine with Wild Orange Essential Oil.
Vouchers for Mom $7: There’s no better way to tell mom that you love her than by giving her a grown up version of the coupon booklets you made as a child. Between the nostalgia and the thoughtfulness, she’s bound to shed a tear.
Doterra Introductory Essential Oils Kit $27: Don’t forget to grab the Oils to go with that diffuser. This mini set will get you started with Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint- the three most basic oils, great for everything.
Knock Knock All About Mom Fill In Book $13: Mini fill in books are my favorite. I bought one of these for Christmas for my best friend and I really enjoyed filling it out. It is definitely one of the more meaningful gifts I have given.
Keds Chambray Shoes $30: Just because she’s your mom doesn’t mean that she can’t have the best shoes. Keds are back and chambray is in! Plus, you know your mom’s shoe size by heart, right?
Rose Gold Crystal Nail File $12: Mom purses are known for having everything you would possible ever need in them- this is no exception. Crystal nail files are durable, do a great job, and something you will always need in a pinch. This wins the most useful award.
Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara Set $33: If your mom is like mine, she’s hesitant to spend a lot of money on makeup. Do her a favor and gift her this mascara. It is SERIOUSLY the best. It is hands down my favorite. She will LOVE it!
Erin Condren Life Planner $27: Erin Condren is the go to brand of planners. Whether you have a working mom, retired mom, social mom, shopping mom, list making mom this planner is top of the line. And the best part is that you can personalize with her name at no charge. Choose your favorite cover and it will be on it’s way. Also, they are 50% off now. Go get one!
Pineapple Earrings $8: Does your mom ever raid your jewelry? Now she can have her own cute earrings. Don’t you just love pineapples!?
Picnic Blanket $23: Mom loves taking the grandkids to the park. This picnic blanket is my favorite for that. It’s waterproof and the perfect size to have lunch and a few toys while the kids play outside.
Bullet Journal Fineliner Pens (48) $10: You’ll need this awesome set of 48 fineliner pens for her journal or planner. Also, they make great pens to have by the phone to jot down messages.
Nordic Ware Mini Bunny Cake Pan $28: ADORABLE. This bunny pan is to die for. Your mom will love it and you will love the mini bunny pound cakes she bakes for you with it. Grab my Bunny Cake recipe here.
Tervis 20 oz Stainless Steel Tumbler $17: This Christmas we bought a few of these stainless steel Tervis cups and they are amazing. I’m in love with mine and my husband takes his to work every day.
Erin Condren Personalized Address Book $45: Address books are timeless. But sometimes they need updating. This EC address book can be both personalized with your name and you can choose any cover you like or design your own (or maybe a family photo- hint, hint).
Marble Hexagon Coasters $39: These classy clutter free coasters will be sure to keep mom’s coffee table streak free.
Macarons w/ Golden Gift Box $16: Macarons! The best cookie ever baked. These beauties come in a set of six in the pretty little gold box, perfect for mom, grandma, and your best friend.
Bamboo Bathtub Caddy $29: A bath caddy is where it’s at. Relax, light a candle and read a book (suggestion below).
For the Love by Jen Hatmaker $16: I preordered For the Love and read it on my Kindle at midnight when it was released, while I waited for the hard copy. To say I loved it was an understatement. I also sent a copy to my new mom friend. It’s perfect for a mom in the throws of toddlerhood.
Essie Nail Polish Set $18: Are these spring colors perfect? I love bright toes in the spring and summer to go with my flip flops.
Flamingo Water Bottle Tervis $26: Lastly, this Tervis water bottle goes with me everywhere. I’m sure to drink enough water when it’s around. It goes in the car, and on my nightstand in the evenings. I use it every day. And it’s flamingos!!
What’s on your wish list? Do you already have any of my favorites? I plan on snagging a few of these for mom this year as well as a few mom friends that deserve an extra Mother’s Day boost. Being a mom is hard, it should be celebrated!
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