Birthday Shaker

I made a fun birthday card last month, I was inspired by another creative coach’s creation.  I love this adorable set, Stampin UP!’s Balloon Adventures and Balloon Pop-Up Thinlit dies.  I used all Stampin UP! cardstock. I actually had planned to cut the balloons out in black cardstock and glue them on, but I decided to color the white cardstock instead with a black marker and go over it with a wink of stella.  I  used a gold metallic marker. I used gold cardstock and I even had gold envelopes from a project I’d completed earlier.  I did not have black and gold sequins that I thought I had, so I used black sequins as well as sequins from the chocolates collection from My Favorite Things.

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Rose Birthday Card

My dear friend, Helen Stosky made this beautiful birthday card for me.  I absolutely love this card, my birthday was a few weeks ago and I still have this card sitting up.  Helen is a published artist.  You will sometimes see her work in “The Stamper’s Sampler”  I am always so honored to receive one of her beautiful creations.  Please enjoy.

Helen said she used Gold to stamp the rose, you can see as the outline on the card around the rose and the leaves, she used Stampin’ UP! vellum cardstock to stamp the rose in white and then embossed with white embossing powder.  She then colored the rose with a red marker on the backside of the vellum, and she did the same with a green marker for the leaves.  She fussy cut the rose and the leaves, and popped them up on the card, added a part of a gold doily and she added pretty sequins.

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Greetings for my Gardening Friend

I purchased some time ago card packs to insert pictures into, not realizing that I would have to cut down a 4X6 picture to even fit into the frames.  I was so disspointed.  So what do we do when we are dissapointed, we make lemonade right.  Needless to say I purchased quite a few of these kits.  I love the Noel sentiment on these cards.  Then an idea hit me, stamp something to do with gardening for my friend and send her a gardening greeting.  I will use the remainder of these card kits to customize these cards for each person in my card list.  I won’t make them all at once just here and there.  The kits are lovely, I purchased these kits from Stampin’ UP! and I used one of my favorite stamp sets, Gift from the Garden, also Stampin’ UP!. I hope you enjoy looking.

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Balloon Celebration

I’ve had 2 very special birthdays to celebrate recently, a dear friend, and my son’s Godmother.  I made a card each for them.  I didn’t realize how many pieces I had touched until our sweet little cousin asked me just how I made this.  So here goes.  I cut my cardstock (Stampin’ UP! thick cardstock) to an A2 size, finished size 5 1/2 X 4 1/4.  Then I cut a piece of Soft Sky card stock (SU) to 5 1/8 X 4 1/8.  I used SU’s Balloon Celebration Stamp Set and Balloon Bouquet Punch.  I then stamped clouds in Craft White (SU) onto the blue cardstock and I used a regular blow dryer to set the color.  I acutally left this overnight to make sure it was fully dried, but I’m sure I went overboard with that.  I cut a piece of  Vellum Cardstock (SU) and I used a pair of scrapbook scissors to cut the bottom of the vellum.  I then went over the area of the vellum cardstock with an embossing buddy (SU) where I wanted to stamp Happy Birthday and used Versamark to stamp Happy Birthday onto the vellum.  I sprinkled SU’s Gold Fine Embossing Powder over the veramark and heat set it with a heat tool (ADULT SUPERVISION REQUIRED) I attached the vellum cardstock aligning it to the top of the soft sky CS with tombow adhesive.  I cut pretty banners out of the silver glitter paper, and used retired Strawberry Slush paper and stamped little stars all over the Strawberry Slush banner, and attached both with adhesive.  I then stamped the ballons in soft sky and Blushing Bride, and punched those out and used Stampin’ Dimensionals to raise them (pop-dots)  I used pretty twine under the ballons and tied at the ends.  Thanks for looking!

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Pumpkin Spice Latte

This is a little behind the season, but I was a little behind in getting my cards out this year.  I made this card for all of those that love Pumpkin Spice Latte’s.  I used all Stampin’ UP! Product, with the exception of the pumpkin embossing folder, that is a Cuttlebug embossing folder. And an oak leaf punch that I purchased years and years ago at a local scrapbook store. The stamp set and die that I used are Stampin’ UP!’s Merry Cafe and their Coffee Cup Framelits Die.  I love Stampin’ UP’s Thick cardstock, and is what I used here.  I hope you enjoy looking.

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