Thursday, September 25, 2014

A Banner Birthday for Seize The Birthday

Hi!  Our new challenge at Seize The Birthday has a Toppings option of Banners and/or Pennants.  Such a fun challenge!  Click the link above to see all the details at the STB blog.
Our Toppings option is just option.  So if you're not in a banner or pennants kind of mood, no problem.  Anything goes, as long as it's a birthday card!

When I saw toppings for this challenge, I knew right away that I wanted to use my Stampin' Up banner punch along with some SU designer series paper.  Here's what I created.

I punched banners from SU Print Poetry DSP (love the colors and prints), then sewed them onto my card stock panel.  I tied the ends of the thread in little bows.  Ummm.  Not so easy.  The thread kept twisting instead of laying in a simple loop!
Anyway, I attached this to a layer of blue cs after stamping my sentiment.  All of this got popped onto my kraft card base with foam tape.  A fun and very easy card!
I hope you'll play along with our challenge, because we love seeing what all of you create. :)
Now, click on over to the Seize The Birthday challenge blog to see what my teamies created!

Supply list:
Card stock: kraft (PTI), midnight muse, very vanilla (SU)
Stamps: handwritten sentiments (SSS)
Ink: midnight muse (SU)
DSP: print poetry stack (SU)
Other: banner punch (SU), navy thread, sewing machine

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Christmas Wishes...just to share!

Well, in my previous post I mentioned that I got a new stamp set from Stampin' Up! and loved the set so much that I made 4 more cards with it.  Here are the 4 cards.  No challenges involved.  Just for fun!

I used the same layout/sketch for all for cards.  Just varied the patterned papers and colors.  Except for the white card stock and the die, all other supplies are Stampin' Up! products.  Take a look at that patterned paper...yes...also new.  Cute patterns, right?

Oh, and if you are looking for a SU demo, my friend Kris is the best!  HERE is a link to her website.


Supply list ~
Card stock: white (Recollections)
Stamps: Ornamental Pine (SU)
Ink: wild wasabi, early espresso, crumb cake, riding hood red (SU)
DSP: Trim the Tree paper stack (SU)
Die: Tipped Tops (PTI)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Sweet Treats at Seize The Birthday!

Hi!  Our Toppings option for the current challenge at Seize The Birthday is Sweet Treats!  Fun, right!?!
As always, anything goes...the topping is an option.  As long as it's a Birthday card!

Of course, I always go with the Toppings option...since I love a good challenge. :)
This one was certainly a challenge for me, as I have very few stamps depicting "sweets".  I searched through my stash and found the cute Slice of Life stamp set by Stampin' Up!  It was just what I needed.
Here is what I created.

A few weeks ago I saw a card with wraparound stamped images.  I loved the idea and thought this would be a great time to try it.  It was fun, but coloring the images took me a LONG time.  Still, it was a lot of fun!  I added some Liquid Pearls to accent several of the images and applied a stripe of washi tape to "ground" the images.
Ok, click on over to Seize The Birthday and see what my oh-so-talented team mates have created for your inspiration.  I hope you'll play along!

Supply list ~
Card stock: white (Recollections 110#)
Ink: crumb cake (SU), onyx black (Versafine)
Stamps: a slice of life, (SU), handwritten sentiments (SSS)
Other: gold/white washi (Paper Wishes), white opal, petal pink, platinum pearl liquid pearls (Ranger), gold and clear wink of stella, Prismacolor colored pencils

Monday, September 1, 2014

Pinecones and Christmas Greetings - Two challenges

Hey, another card to add to my growing stash of Christmas cards!  I'm playing along in 2 challenges with this card.

Just Us Girls Wild Card Week #256 - Anything goes, as long as it's not 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.

Festive Friday Challenge #39

My square card measures 4 1/2 x 4 1/2.  I was so drawn to the pine wreath in the inspiration photo for Festive Friday, so I used my new Memory Box die.  I love this card!  It turned out just as I planned.  Yay!

I layered my diecuts over a panel of clear card stock, that was adhered along the top, to my card base (beneath the strip on white cs).  My sentiment was heat embossed onto the card base prior to attaching the acetate card stock.
I added some swipes of clear Wink of Stella to the pine branches and pine cones.  You might be able to see it if you click on one of the closeup photos.  It's so pretty in real life!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supply list ~
Card stock: whisper white, not quite navy, mossy meadow, soft suede (SU), clear (Heartfelt Creations)
Stamps: happiest of holidays (PTI)
Die: pinecone corner (Memory Box)
Other: white ep (SU), clear wink of stella (Kuretake)

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