Well, my special middle boy, Josh, turned 6 back in March. It was a bit of a crazy time in March as we had been given notice to vacate our home (the owner wanted to move in) so we were running around looking for somewhere to live in between packing, school, work, my business and all the usual fun of life! Josh had a big party last year for his 5th birthday, so this year was a quiet affair at home. This was the card I made for him – I really love how it turned out!
I used the stamp sets Extreme Elements and Happiest Birthday Wishes with the colour combination Real Red, Basic Black and Crumb Cake. I love the Big Shot and I couldn’t have made this card without it – I’ve used the Perfect Pennants Bigz L Die and Simple Letters Alphabet and Simple Numbers Bigz Dies to cut out Josh’s name and the number “6” (which doubles as the number “9”).
I think that SU’s glitter paper is the best paper out there – I hope we get more colours in the new catalogue!!
This is a card I made last year for one of my daughter’s friends. Ponies are simply too popular to ignore for 6 year old girls, lol!
For this card I used the colours Concord Crush and Blushing Bride – I really love these new In Colors! I did my usual – I masked the pony and sponging a background on which I then stamped the butterflies, grass and flowers. For the sky, I sponged the colour Bashful Blue and the grass with Pear Pizzazz. I used my blender pens to colour in the pony from my ink pads and I stamped the sentiment using White Craft ink. This gorgeous pony card was then finished off with three rhinestone brads in the top left hand corner.
Have you noticed I love this stamp set? lol! Well, at least I know the little girls who I make these cards for love it!! This one was for another school friend of my daughter’s 🙂
I’ve used the cardstock Elegant Eggplant and Pretty in Pink. Plus the inks White Craft, Black Staz On, Elegant Eggplant, Pacific Point, Pink Pirouette and Certainly Celery. I wheeled the standard Dreams wheel in White Craft over the Elegant Eggplant cardstock (love the white on Eggplant!) and then I sponged on the pony’s background using the Pacific Point, Pink Pirouette and Certainly Celery. I stamped the pony in Black Staz On and then cut out her out and coloured her in using my blender pens and ink pads. A touch of two-way glue and Dazzling Diamonds sparkled her up!
The butterfly was made by using the Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder and then the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die – a little bit of two-way glue, a touch of Dazzling Diamonds and a little bling and away she flies!
And a close up of the sentiment, using the Oval and Scallop Oval punch with some non-SU bling.
On the weekend my daughter was invited to a school friend’s birthday party. My Bella met birthday-girl Bella by chance at a local park before they even started school, so it’s lovely for Bella to be invited to Bella’s 6th birthday! This is the card I made for her:
It’s hard to believe no one will be able to buy Perfect Plum from Stampin’ Up! anymore after the end of this month (if not sooner!). And I’d forgotten how lovely a colour it is. For this card I used Perfect Plum, Pale Plum and Certainly Celery (and some retired Certainly Celery DSP).
Although we’ll have no more Perfect Plum come September, SNEEK PEEK we will have this gorgeous butterfly – a Big Shot Bigz Die – Beautiful Butterflies. I sponged the edge of the butterfly with Perfect Plum ink and edged it with Dazzling Diamonds. A few pearls finished it off.
I think I love this pony as much as my daughter! There are so many variations to make with her that I must keep making more cards to try more combinations! For this pony, I stamped in Basic Black ink and the used my blender pens to colour in the main and tail with Perfect Plum, Pale Plum and Certainly Celery inks. I then cut the pony out and stuck her on a sponged background (Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery) with dimensionals.
The sentiment is also from Pony Party and I stamped it in Perfect Plum and punched it out using the Word Window punch. I punched out a piece of Pale Plum cardstock with the Large Oval punch and sponged the edges with Perfect Plum ink. Then I punched out a piece of Perfect Plum cardstock and layered them together. Three pearls finished off the sentiment.
I really loved how this card turned out. I based it off a card I’d made earlier here, but I really love this colour combination! If you love it too, please email me asap to order your Perfect Plum before it’s gone forever!!