It was my husband’s birthday on St Patrick’s Day … remember the card I made for him, here? Anyway, these are the cards Isabella and Joshua made for him … they picked the colours, the DSP, the type of ribbon, the stamps … and then they punched and stamped and glued … and Bella coloured in … they loved it! We had such a wonderful afternoon together 🙂 I was very proud of them.
Not only do I get to have fun with my kids making cards … but as a demonstrator, I also get to see the new catalogue early and all demonstrators also got a sneak-peek and pre-order opportunity this year! So, do you see any new colours on these cards?? Because, each card has a sneak peek … for you … of two new In Colors … and a new stamp set too … called Cheers to You.
I must say … I will really, really, really miss In the Stars when it finishes with the new Summer Mini on 31 March … it has been a fabulous stamp set for me!
Today is my son’s birthday … and he is 3! This is the card I made for him (not that he paid a single look at it!!), but I really like the way it turned out.
I based the colours around the retiring paper, Spring Break, and used the colours Not Quite Navy, Old Olive and Metallic Silver. The jumbo wheel, Classic Stars, has been embossed using silver powder. I’ve embossed the Best Friends Number “3” and cut it out (another stamp set on the retirement list). The “3” is mounted on a 1 1/4″ circle, stamped with the small star from In the Stars, and mounted on a punched out star. I’ve added silver eyelets in the corners and a strip of Old Olive wide grosgrain in the middle.
Did you know that the Spring Break DSP is only $8.96 at the moment ??! … the cheapest it will be ever, especially for double-sided paper! After 1 April 2009, all DSP will be $19.90 … so get in before the price goes up!
It’s easy to forget in the flurry of the retirement list that our Summer Mini is still current … and will finish at the end of this month. This card is made using my favourite stamp set from the Summer Mini … In the Stars. And my two Godsons have birthdays next week, one is 15 the other 3 … birthdays back to back! This is the birthday card I’ve made for my 15 year old Godson …
I’ve used the colours Copper Metallic, Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie … the black stars are embossed and is the “A wish for you” star (although the copper powder is not Stampin’ Up!) … the ribbon is only retiring product on this card … from Jersey Ribbon Originals (page 147).
Check back tomorrow to see my other Godson’s birthday card!!
It is hard to believe that we are almost at the end of February … but there are only 4 days of February left and that means only 4 days left of Sale-a-Bration!
Are you often wondering what you could make with a particular stamp set? Well, this is one idea of what you could do with the Sale-a-Bration stamp set, Congrats. I’ve made this card into a card for my sister-in-law for her graduation. I’ve also used Boho Backgrounds for the handbags and have embossed them using Versamark and Wild Wasabi. Such a simple card … and made so much easier with Stampin’ Up!’s square punches.
This is a close up of the embossing and the red rhinestone brad …
I also paper pierced the dots under the word “congratulations”.
Here is another embossed handbag card (I think they’ll be a really popular birthday card theme for me this year!!) … again using Boho Backgrounds on the handbags … and the sentiment is from In the Stars, available in our current Summer Mini. I’ve used more rhinestone brads on this card …
and, of course, a close up of those gorgeous brads …
Come visit again tomorrow and I’ll post some more ideas for another Sale-a-bration stamp set. If you don’t have any Sale-a-bration stamp sets yet, then you’ll need to place an order with me of $100 or more before the end of the month to pick your own!
I’ve a few baby cards to show you today. The first two are from my embossing class the other night.
For these cards, everyone used the jumbo wheel with Nursery Letters and then embossed with Heat & Stick power and Dazzling Diamonds for a sparkling effect! Gosh, it looks even better in real life! Then we embossed the prams from Simple Somethings with silver embossing powder … and everyone could colour as they pleased to suit their events! I’ve coloured the baby girl’s card in Pretty in Pink using the Stampin’ Up! pastels …
I’ve coloured in the baby boy’s card using Bashful Blue from my Stampin’ Up! pastels …
This is a close up … I love the Heat & Stick plus Dazzling Diamonds effect, don’t you!?!
Then I had a card left over, so this is an additional card I made. This time I used the baby stamp from In the Stars (available in the Summer Mini) and stamped it in Versamark and then Barely Banana Ink … and then embossed it. I’ve used a metal edge tag to add elegance to the card and I used the Certainly Celery DSP to punch out the scallop circle that I’ve layered the baby stamp onto. I hope that makes sense!
This is a close up …
And, lastly, white taffeta ribbon finished off all of the cards.
Now is the perfect time to get organised for the year ahead. And what better way than to make some baby cards? There are so many gorgeous bubbas being born at the moment … why not give a new Mum and Dad and special, handmade card to keep for their newborn?
I am having a baby stamp-a-stack card class on Friday 30 January 2008. Come along to my house and make 10 cards – 5 boy designs and 5 girl designs. Bookings are essential, so email me today!
This is the third card we made at my Summer Mini and Sale-a-bration Launch Party tonight. The card used only one stamp set, In the Stars, from the Summer Mini. I thought that was pretty good ;). The lovely Rose Red 1″ wide grosgrain was folded over at the top and stapled on (although we covered it with a Lovely Lilac button on the night – I love the ideas inspired when we get together and create!), and the ladies were able to pick a rhinestone brad to replace the “o” in “you”.
It was a fun night … and surprisingly not too late! Thanks to everyone who came along.