Thursday, February 23, 2017

Happy Birthday in Blue

Happy Thursday! Happy Birthday to the recipient of this fun card. It was the 3rd in a series for my February Workshop and I really enjoyed designing it and then having the gals make theirs to take home.

Stampin' Up! makes it pretty easy to design cards using their matching elements. See pages 76-77 of the Annual Catalog to see this "suite" set of products: Floral Phrases Stamp set, Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper and Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies. I chose to use the "Happy Birthday" from the  Balloon Celebration set, as the Floral Phrases doesn't include a birthday greeting. But isn't that floral spray gorgeous? It looks almost water colored in person with it's faded and bold stamp areas. Next I want to heat emboss with it--wouldn't that be beautiful? 

Other coordinating products include Floral Boutique Designer Washi Tape and Solid Baker's Twine in Night of Navy.
14355 Floral Phrases Clear Mount Bundle   $42.25

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Sending Silver Sympathy

I don't like making sympathy cards, however, they are a necessity for card-givers like me. I've learned lately to keep at least one on hand at all times. There are times when you want your card to arrive in a timely fashion or you wish to be able to drop one off with flowers at short notice.

I hadn't used my Flourishing Phrases set much and I got this new Detailed Floral Thinlits dies recently. WOW. Packs a punch without much effort on my part. I chose Basic Black, Basic Gray, Whisper White and Silver Foil paper and I think it's very elegant looking. I accented some of the flowers using Metallic Enamel Shapes and *free* ribbon from Sale-A-Bration.

I'm glad you stopped by today. Won't you leave me a comment? I love reading each one.

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Where's the Cake?

Happy Birthday! Now Where's The Cake? I love this sentiment because it's how I think about birthdays! I love the colors on this card. I CASEd this card from Stamp It Up With Jamie. I think I used slightly different colors than she did: Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Punch and Pool Party. I enjoy watercoloring with our ink pads onto our water color paper. It makes me feel like a real painter!

Thank you for looking today! I hope you are inspired to make a card yourself!

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Wetlands Birthday Jar

I've been CASEing card this week! It's an easy way to complete a stack of cards to have on hand. No time is spent figuring out what to make, just Copy And Share Everything!

My card base color is Island Indigo, even though I think the photo shows more of a blue color than II is in person. The stitches are "faux" unlike the real stitches on page 133 of the Annual Catalog. I've wanted the Wetlands stamp set for a long time, and I finally ordered it last year, however this is the first time I've inked it up! I know how versatile this set is and I do believe it will be one of the ones I keep even when it retires!

Thank you for looking today. I hope I inspired you to get out your stamps, ink them up and make a card! Let me know what you think in the comments! I love to read them all.

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