Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Birthday Blog Hop

Welcome to the December PALS HOP! This month, we're featuring Birthday themed projects for your inspiration! If you've hopped over from Barbara Chatzkel at www.takeoutpaperarts.com, I'm stop number 3 on the PALS HOP and I'm glad you hopped over! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for papercrafted creations from the Stampin' Pretty Pals! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the PALS HOP LINE-UP below and you'll be back on track!

Birthdays are special, so why not have a special set of stamps for them? I like to make my birthday cards as needed, but also like to have a few on hand for those times when you just forget until the last minute! I love how this one set can be used to make totally different-looking cards. The stamp set is called Birthday Bakery, and you can get it *free* by hosting a workshop! It is a level 1 hostess item, so is fairly easy to earn.

Supplies for this card:
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red
Designer Series Paper: Sweet & Sour Specialty
Stamps: Birthday Bakery
Extras: XL and Large Scallop punches, Modern Label punch, retired Pumpkin Pie striped ribbon, Basic Pearls, Stampin' Write markers

For this card, I used more sedate colors, but then subtly brightened the card by coloring with markers in bright colors like Melon Mambo, Rose Red and Daffodil Delight. I'm ready for the next couple of birthdays that slip my mind until the last minute! I hope you enjoyed looking. Please leave your comments below.

If you need any Stampin' Up! products, I'd love to receive your order via my website.

Supplies for this card:

Card Stock: Naturals Ivory, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla

Stamps: Birthday Bakery, Tags til Christmas

Ink: Early Espresso

Extras: Early Espresso 1/8" taffeta ribbon, 3/4" circle punch, medium oval punch, Scallop Edge punch, Stampin' Dimensionals , Stampin' Write markers

Here are your stops for our Pals Hop--to continue, click on Stephanie's link. Have fun!

Melanie Collin
s -- www.oopsadaisydesigns.com

Barbara Chatzkel -- www.takeoutpaperarts.com
Patti MacLeith --
Stephanie Uzee --
Dawn Gross --
Kylie Nicolosi --
Joanna Munster --
Linda Callahan --
Mary Fish --
Sue Bendinsky --
Gina Shaw --


Crystal said...

Super CUTE Patti, great layout, wonderful colors, and LOVIN those sentiments!

Pam~ said...

Love the colors you used! Great cards with different looks from the same stamp set!

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Patti both cards are wonderful. They look totally different but with the same set. Linda Callahan also used this set with even another look. I really love them all. So cute.

Ann Schach said...

Adorable cards, Patti! I love the cheery colors of the first one, and the creative use of Tags Til Christmas on the second!

Mary Fish said...

Smart how you incorporated the Tags Til Christmas set. Pretty cards . . . love the little touches like a single pearl! Hugs, M

Miranda said...

Super Cute cards!

Anonymous said...

Cute, I like them both!

Cards by Gina said...

I love, love, love both of your cards! The colors are terrific and that is one of my most favorite stamp sets! I love using it!

Carla said...

Both cards are fabulous. I love how different they look with both stamp sets the same. Awesome!!! Hugs,

kylie said...

great minds think alike- i enjoyed using that set too. i like your color combos. merry christmas!

Anonymous said...

I love this Birthday set! I love the DSP you choose for the 1st card. Great minds think a like!

Joanna M said...

I just love that stamp! Super cute! I am such a fan of bold colors! Great job on both cards!

Dawn Gross said...

Both cards are really fun! Nice details!