This was a card I made for a special boy in our family who turned 5 last week. The birthday presents were stamped by Jo with Birthday Whimsey – retired (part of candy I received from one of Jo’s launch parties, thanks Jo!). The tempting turquoise card was stamped with the star from Fun & Fast Notes. And the number ‘5’ is from Best Friends Numbers. I really like this colour combo of Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive and Real Red … I’m rediscovering Tempting Turquoise at the moment! I forgot how great it is!!
What a great party! Yesterday my daughter and I went to our neighbours’ daughter’s fourth birthday party. It was the first time we had met a lot of their family and what great fun they all were. It was a much later night than expected! This is the birthday card I made for Jayda …
Do you like the way I’ve done the cut-in corners? Well, thanks to a tip from Alisa Tilsner, I’ve used the slit punch for this corner effect. Very cool!! Thanks Alisa! And, did you know as of Monday 31 March 2008, you won’t be able to buy from Stampin’ Up! the Fresh Fillers background stamps or the Flirty wide pink ribbon I’ve used. They end with the end of the old catalogue and the Summer mini catalogue. If you’d like to order any of these products, do so now or forever hold your peace 🙂
Just a reminder … my FREE card & scrap night is on Friday 28 March 2008 from 8.00pm, for any who are interested in coming along.
Remember … this is an “up to you” night. It is a night to work on your own creations. You need to bring along your own cardstock, adhesives, embellishments etc and any of your latest purchases you haven’t yet used.
You are welcome to also use any of my stamp sets, ink pads or punches, if you like. I will supply a seat, some lollies (perhaps some chocolate Easter eggs if you can stomach the sight of them …) and coffee/tea/cold drinks.
Book some time in your diary for YOU now and come along. Bookings essential (simply so I can organise table space for everyone).
If you are short on ideas, then check out these two cards. I made these cards the other night for my two gorgeous Godsons in Brisbane … Corey turned 14 and Zayd turned 2 … brothers that are a day and 12 years apart! Very special men deserve very special cards 🙂
Well, it was Shane’s birthday yesterday and so I managed to get the kids together to make birthday cards for him. Harrison was the only one to miss out (he was only 10 months old yesterday!). So Bella, she is 4 years old in June, chose the balloon stamp and the colours and off she went. I helped her a little with the inside of the card with the alphabet stamps. The card got a little bent as she didn’t want to let go of it until Daddy arrived home. This was the outside of her card (she wanted to stamp both sides) …
and this was the inside of the card …
Josh on the other hand, only 2 years old last week, wasn’t interested in the least. He was too busy driving his matchbox cars around on his new garage. Except when Bella started to actually stamp, THEN he became interested in the ink pads … so he ended up with some ink on his fingers, which we effectively removed from his fingers on the paper… then he decided to kiss the ink pad too! So, again, pressing the paper on his face did a great job removing most of the ink off his face! I added the ‘Celebrate’ stamp. Can you see the lip and chin marks on the card??
Both kids were very impressed with their cards. When Daddy came through the door, he was greeted with two children waving their cards in the air clamoring to give him their cards and wishing him a ‘Happy Birthday!’. Priceless.
And hopefully not so much an anticlimax to the previous two cards, this was my card for my hubby 🙂
Honestly, I cannot share with you how lovely it was to make these cards together with my kids and then see them give the cards to their Dad. Ever since I started making my own cards with Stampin’ Up!, I have been amazed at how special some parts of life have become. Which card do you like best? Leave a comment (or even better, subscribe to receive updates to my blog automatically in your emails) and let me know which you prefer!! I promise to tell my kids …