Happy Birthday: Tools

My husband reminded me that his uncle’s birthday is coming up so today I decided to work in his card. Since retiring, his uncle has started taking up woodworking and we actually got to see a piece he made at Christmas. I figured the Nailed It stamp set would be perfect for his card. I also used the Big on Birthdays Set that I highlighted in a previous post.

IMG_0701.JPGPapers Used: Crumb Cake, Pacific Point, Whisper White, Retired DSP

Inks Used: Basic Black, Pacific Point, Watercolor Pencils

Stamps Used: Big on Birthdays, Nailed It

 

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Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is coming up so I figured it was time to start making some cards.  For today’s card I broke out some retired items – the Expressions Thinlits Dies, Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper, and some candy dots. Usually when I am making a card using a thinlit die, I use the image that was cut out; this time I chose to use the shadow and mount it to the Blushing Bride cardstock so you could see what was cut out.

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Papers Used: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Love Blossoms DSP (retired)

 

Other: Whisper White Solid Bakers Twine, Expressions Thinlits Dies (retired), Candy Dots (retired)

 

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Beachy Birthday

In just a few weeks, we are heading to Maui, Hawaii for our honeymoon. My husband asked for a birthday card for a colleague who has traveled to Maui many times and gave us a book highlighting places we should visit. I wanted to come up with a birthday card that felt like the beach; the By the Shore DSP and Mixed Drinks stamp set helped me achieve that with this card.

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Papers Used: Calypso Coral, Dapper Denim, Crumb Cake, By the Shore DSP

Inks Used: Calypso Coral, Mint Macaroon, Basic Black

Stamps Used: Mixed Drinks, Balloon Celebration

Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits

 

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Global Design Project: Sketch Challenge

Today I was inspired by the Global Design Project #GDP070 Sketch Challenge. Here is the sketch layout:

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And here is the card I came up with:img_0621

I’m enjoying the new set Nailed It and the new watercolor pencils – who doesn’t love coloring?!

 

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Big on Birthdays Set

One of my favorite sets in the 2017 Occasions Catalog is Big on Birthdays. I hope you enjoy some of the cards I’ve made with this set. In my last blog post, I used parts of this set to create a Thinking of You card.

Here are the stamps that are part of the Big on Birthdays set followed by some of the cards I’ve designed with them:

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Pals January Blog Hop: From the Heart

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Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for January 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month our projects showcase themes that are “from the heart.” This includes any of the following themes… Valentine’s Day, Thinking of You, Get Well and/or Sympathy. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

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When I saw the Big on Birthdays set in the Occasions 2017 catalog, it was love at first sight. I really enjoyed all of the birthday sentiments and fonts that are in the set; for this month’s blog hop, I wanted to use the beautiful floral accents for a “thinking of you” card.

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For this card, I masked the “Happy Birthday” sentiment on the stamp to ink the floral image on my watercolor paper (using Stazon ink) so I could use the new watercolor pencils. The watercolor pencils are another of my favorite items in the Occasions 2017 catalog; I enjoy using them with the aqua painters for shading in coloring and removing pencil marks.

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I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits to give some added visual interest to the Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry card stock to layer the sentiment. The Stitched Shapes Framelits have become one of my favorite framelits because of their versatility. The set includes squares and not rectangles but you can easily make a rectangle. You start by lining up your paper and framelit up and leave one side of the square off the Big Shot platform so you only cut three sides. Once you’ve made that cut, rotate your paper to line it up with the first cuts and again leave one side off of the square to create a rectangle without cutting a line down the center.

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For my finishing touches, I stamped an extra flower that I cut out with my paper snips and added as an accent using dimensionals. Last, I used the stamp with a spray of flowers to decorate the outside of my envelope.

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Supply List:

  • Stamps: Big on Birthdays, Sheltering Tree
  • Papers: Watercolor Paper, Brights Designer Series Paper, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Whisper White, Whisper White Envelope
  • Ink: Watercolor Pencils, Rich Razzleberry, Jet Black Stazon
  • Accessories: Aqua Painters, Stitched Shapes Framelits

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  3. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  4. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  5. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  6. Staci Rivera at Clever Bow Tie Designs
  7. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  8. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  9. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  10. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  11. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  12. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  13. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  14. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  16. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara You Are Here!
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard  at Queen B Creations
  18. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping

 

 

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A new year, a new challenge

Today I participated in the Global Design Project #GDP068 CASE (Copy and Selectively Editing) the Designer.

Here is the beautiful inspiration card:

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Here is my version:

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Balloons and birthdays are a fun pairing and I was glad to use them in this challenge. Coupled with the bright colors this card is sure to help someone enjoy their birthday!

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