I just love the new Artisan Embellishments kit from Stampin’ Up!. So much so I use it sparingly so it goes further, if that makes sense. Plus, with something so lovely, you need to make sure that the person you’re giving it to will appreciate it. For me, this is the card I made for my lovely Mother-in-Law for Mother’s Day, who I know will appreciate all the gorgeous details.
I love this colour combination – Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Primrose Petals and Very Vanilla. I’ve used Fan Fair DSP and Large Paper Doily Sizzlit for the background and the sentiment is from the Delightful Dozen stamp set.
I really love this card. I made it for a class last year, and I was pleasantly surprised how it turned out.
I used the colours Perfect Plum and Crumb Cake, which go so well together. The flower is made with Perfect Plum cardstock and First Edition Specialty DSP and the Floral Frames Framelits. There is a Vintage Faceted Designer button in the middle of the flower, around a sentiment stamped from the stamp set, A Fitting Occasion. In the background and on the envelope, I stamped Perfect Plum with the Daydream Medallions stamp set together with some Perfect Plum Colour Collection Designer Series Paper stack and Cotton Ribbon.
This is the Swallowtail stamp, inked and Versamark and heat-embossed with black powder.
I love the colours Black and Crumb Cake together! And Versamark ink is so useful. Along with the embossing powder, I’ve also stamped Serene Silhouettes for a background effect in Versamark ink. There is a Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp, “with sympathy”, stamped in the corner of the card with black ink.
With two boys, one in Kindy and the other in Year 1, we’ve had a few boys’ birthday parties to go to already this year! So, I found a layout that I really like using and I’ve just varied it a little each time. I have used the Grunge Rock and, sometimes, Extreme Elements stamp sets . I loved the colour combination of Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango and Night of Navy.
The next card I added the birthday boy’s age “5” by using the Big Shot and Simple Numbers Bigz Die and gorgeous red glitter paper.
And the next one I added a “6” and stamped the “Happy Birthday” in a different spot:
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!!