This is the birthday card I made for my brother’s birthday last year. I just love the new stamp set in the Summer Mini – Grunge Rock – there just isn’t enough time in the day to play with it!
I based the card around the colours Basic Black, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla. I used the Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Square Lattice, through my Big Shot with some Very Vanilla cardstock. I stamped that embossed cardstock randomly with the diamonds from Grunge Rock. And then I used the new Gold Glow Smooch Spritz to finish off the background.
For the centre piece, I used the standard wheel, Music Notes stamped in Crumb Cake, and rolled in randomly across the Very Vanilla cardstock. I stamped the guitar from Grunge Rock in Basic Black and cut it out. I stuck it on the Music Notes using dimensionals. For the sentiment, it was stamped in Basic Black on Crumb Cake cardstock, and I sponged the edges in Basic Black ink.
Here is another Box in a Bag (did I say how inspired I was by Rachel’s pressie, lol?!). This one I made for one of my hostesses as her thank you gift. If you would like to make your own Box in a Bag, then click here to see the tutorial.
For this box, I used Love Letter Designer Series Paper and Very Vanilla and Basic Black textured cardstock. For the tag, I first rolled in Crumb Cake the Music Notes wheel. Then I stamped the thank you sentiment from Curly Cute in Riding Hood Red. I sponged the edges with Crumb Cake and popped a Vintage Brad at the top of the tag.
I tied the box together with two punched Round Tab pieces of Basic Black, a hole punched in both with my Crop-a-dile, and then threaded with Basic Black satin ribbon and Chantilly Crochet Trim lace. And that was it! So easy.
This is another masculine birthday card – this one for my new BIL 🙂
I was inspired by this lovely manly card here on Splitcoaststampers. Thanks mwben! So, for my card, I kept to the Newsprint DSP colours – Basic Black and Very Vanilla, except I brightened the card up a little with some Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain ribbon. Then I sponged around the edges of the DSP and the stamped tree with Basic Black to add a vintage look. The sentiment came from the ever-handy Teeny Tiny Sentiments (a must-have stamp set).
Now, SU have a new product in the Summer Mini (you can click to see the catalogue on the right bar of this page) – and it’s the Gold Glow Smooch Spritz – which I LOVE! I’ve been smooching everything, lol! It’s a great effect. This is a close-up of the gold smooching over the tree:
And this card took no more than 20 minutes to make – easy peasy!
I made this card for my hopefully one-day-in-the-future brother-in-law. He’s a builder, so something with mechanical workings seemed a good choice – so I chose Sense of Time. The more I use this stamp set the more I love it!
I think the colours Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla make a great masculine card – what do you think? I haven’t added any accessories to the card but I have sponged all the edges in Crumb Cake.
The sentiment is from Party This Way, which I stamped in Early Espresso on some Very Vanilla and then punched out with the Large Oval punch. I then layered the sentiment with cardstock punched using my Designer Label punch and my 1 3/8″ Large Circle punch.
I was really inspired by my Secret Santa gift from Rachel Jackson before Christmas. In case you didn’t see her gift, click on this link to see her wonderful creation. I loved it so much, I made a copy of it for a birthday gift, which you can see below. And for another birthday gift, I made a taller version using SU’s Lap of Luxury Designer Series Paper.
For both boxes I used Basic Black textured paper and the stamp set Well Scripted (only available in the current Summer Mini until 31 March 2011) for the sentiment. I also used a vintage brad on each sentiment and the Round Tab punch to tie on the Basic Black Satin Ribbon at the top.
For the sentiment tag on the Lap of Luxury Bag in a Box, I also used a scrap leftover from my sister’s wedding invitations. So it was already embossed with the Big Shot and the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. And I sponged the edges of the tag with Concord Crush and sprayed it with my new Gold Glow Smooch Spritz – which I adore! Here is a close-up of the sentiment.
For the other box, I used, of course, the same paper as Rachel – Love Letter DSP with a Very Vanilla tag, which I had sponged the edges with in Basic Black.