Out of this World Birthday

This weekend, my sweet, fearless nephew turns 2! He and his sister have enjoyed books about space and astronauts so I knew I needed the Stellar Birthday stamp set. I used the blends to color the images and love that it includes space explorers that look like they could be my nephew, niece, and their dog! The retired Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series paper provided a perfect background.

While there are no bats featured in my card, the card was inspired by the list from the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0090 for International Bat Night. My card has a Basic Black base and there is a layer of silver foil sheet behind the DSP and then the silver is used again with the sentiment. The sentiment is stamped using the silver from the metallics embossing powders and stamped on velum.

I can’t wait for my nephew to see himself in his card!



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Nautical Birthday

I needed some masculine birthday cards so I went the nautical route. Plus, this card reminds me of being in Maine and walking to the lighthouse. The birthday sentiment from Garden Birdhouses was the perfect size for my 1.25 inch squares.


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Pals Blog Hop: Cute Critters

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team’s theme is “Cute Critters” – showcasing their card/project with adorable animals, birds, or insects for any occasion. We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I needed a card for a family friend whose daughter just had twins. I kept looking through all of my stamps sets and was having a hard time coming up with an idea. Then, I realized that this card was the perfect opportunity to use the mirror image stamping technique to showcase an image. I thought these elephants would be perfect. I watched a few different video tutorials on the technique which involves stamping the first image onto a silicon mat on my stamparatus. Then placing the paper on the silicon mat and applying pressure to get the image to transfer over. I love that the Playful Alphabet Dies can help you create any sentiment you want. I decided to keep things simple and spell out “Twins!”.

I ran my Misty Moonlight and Seaside Spray cardstock through the Detailed Hearts Die in order to get the little heart shapes coming out of the trunks of the elephants like confetti. I used paper from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper to line the envelope – it reminded me of an elephant and seemed like a perfect way to tie the theme of the card.

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on April 14th when our theme is “Great Family Occasions” when our Design Team creates a project for any special occasion. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  3. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  4. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  5. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  6. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  7. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  8. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  9. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  10. Jennifer Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  11. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  12. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  13. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  14. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  15. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  16. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  17. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  18. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  19. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  20. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  21. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  22. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  23. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  24. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  25. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  26. Lisa Milligan at Stamping Made Simple

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