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My Uncles’ 60th birthday cards

My Uncles turned 60 on the weekend.  They’re identical twins, so I made their cards similiar, but different!

This one I based on the Parisian Breeze DSP (retired).  The colours I’ve used are Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, Baja Breeze and Whisper White.

And this one I based on the Outlaw DSP (retired).  The colours I’ve used are Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Sage Shadow and Very Vanilla.

On both cards I’ve stamped the “Happy Birthday” and frame around the number 60 from the Sale-a-bration stamp set, Vintage Labels.  The “60” is from Best Friends Numbers (retired) and the beer mug is from Cheers to You.  I finished off each card with a jumbo eyelet and linen thread.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Victorian Bush Fire Appeal

It has been a heart wrenching week for many Victorians over the last week, with bush fires that really seem more like fire storms, destroying homes and far more profoundly, taking the lives of too many special people.

To help support the people left after such devastation, Stampin’ Up! have offered to make a donation to the Bush Fire Appeal,  like so many other businesses across Australia (I even made sure I did my shopping at Coles today and bought my bread from Bakers Delight – all offering donations for our purchases).

So, from today through to 31 March 2009, when you purchase any of a select group of 10 stamp sets, Stampin’ Up! will donate 50 percent of the sales of these sets to the Australia Red Cross Victorian Bushfires 2009 Appeal.  Remember, that if you include one of these stamp sets in a $100 purchase before the end of February, you will also receive a Sale-a-bration stamp set of your choice.   Stampin’ Up! will let demonstrators know how much money has been donated sometime after 31 March … so when they tell me, I will share with you how much Stampin’ Up! has contributed to the Victorian Bush Fire Appeal.

Stamp Set Item Number Page Number in Catalogue Retail Price
Priceless 112312 105 48.95 AUD
Seeing Spots 108909 89 29.95 AUD
Baroque Motifs 112380 98 39.95 AUD
Live Your Dream 114261 3** 55.95 AUD
Looks Like Spring* 108864 76 58.95 AUD
The Snowflake Spot* 108934 27 39.95 AUD
Bodacious Bouquet* 108756 80 58.95 AUD
Polka Dots & Paisley* 110247 46 35.95 AUD
G’day Mate* 111973 115 35.95 AUD
Be Happy* 108744 51 39.95 AUD

*These sets will appear on the upcoming list of retiring products, so they will only be available for the Bushfire Appeal–while supplies last.

**In the Summer Mini Catalogue.

Today also happens to be my brother-in-law’s birthday, so on a brighter note, this is the card I made for his birthday.  He’s a bloke’s bloke … so it had to be as masculine as possible!  So, you can see, only one stamp used (and, I know, it’s crooked … that will teach me to use my Stamp-a-ma-jig!)!  Otherwise, I used the Outlaw DSP, my star punches and the wide grosgrain ribbon with a bit of linen thread.


Thanks for looking 🙂

Classic Stars 5th birthday boy card

This is the birthday card I made for the other party my daughter went to on the weekend. Connor also turned 5!


I love the Classic Stars jumbo wheel and this is the first card I’ve made where I’ve embossed it. I think I’ll emboss it more often! I think the gold looks fab!

I wanted to use the Outlaw DSP for Connor’s card, and so I based my colours around the Outlaw paper, picking a pattern from Outlaw that worked with the Classic Stars (and wasn’t too overwhelming!). So the colours are Very Vanilla, Gold (Versamark with Gold Embossing Powder), Chocolate Chip, Really Rust and Sage Shadow.

A boy’s card is always hard to make and I find you can’t really put pretty ribbon on a boy’s card, don’t you think? Anyway, the new 1″ wide double stitched grosgrain (available in the Summer Mini) lends itself to a boy’s card and I dared to try it! I then added the Antique Brass Hodgepodge to frame ‘birthday boy’. Again, I think the Antique Brass Hodgepodge lends itself to a masculine card. The ‘birthday boy’ words came from the stamp set Everyday Flexible Phrases.


I cut the number 5 out, from Best Friends Numbers, after I stamped it onto Very Vanilla cardstock. Then I used dimensionals to stick it to the Sage Shadow cardstock I had punched out with my Round Tab punch, and layered with Chocolate Chip cardstock. It’s been a while since I’ve used my Crop-a-dile, but the New Year is providing good fun already and I used it here! The eyelets are from the Metallic Eyelets and are matching Antique Brass. Don’t you love the way Stampin’ Up! products coordinate!! It makes card making so much easier when everything coordinates.

I finally hung the ‘5’ from ‘birthday boy’ using Stampin’ Up!’s linen thread.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Another masculine birthday card

It was also my brother’s birthday last month.  And this is another card I’ve made using the Outlaw Designer Series Paper.

I managed to make this card without a Really Rust Ink pad … (on my wish list!) … I did use the Really Rust marker pen though, which helped out!  I like these colours for a masculine card … Chocolate Chip, Really Rust and Very Vanilla.

I must admit, I did go on “punch” overload with this card … I have used the Large Star, Star, Designer Label, 1 3/8″ circle and Photo Corners.  It didn’t seem like so many when I was making the card!

Thanks for looking 🙂

60 years old!

My Uncle turned 60 years old last month!  And he’s the best Uncle  too.  Although he doesn’t like the fuss of a birthday, this is the card I’ve made.  Now I just have to get over to visit him!

This is a really simple card to make, which I must say, for a masculine card, I’m amazed to say!  I’ve used the Outlaw DSP, chocolate chip, sage shadow and very vanilla cardstock and the strip of chocolate chip wide grosgrain with my hodgepodge hardware.  The only bit I’ve stamped has been the “Happy 60” which used Everyday Flexible Phrases and Best Friends Numbers.  I couldn’t have placed the 60 so neatly without my stamp-a-ma-jig!  I hand wrote the “th” with my chocolate chip marker.  A little bit of paper piercing and the card was done!

I’d like to thank Michelle LeBreton for making me realise that I had to have the Outlaw DSP to make a masculine card.  You can check out Michelle’s stunning cards here.   And thanks to Teneale Williams too for the inspiration here on the elegant simplicity of the ribbon and hodgepodge.  Sometimes it is a little part of someone else’s card that inspires me to create my own card … what inspires you?

Thanks for looking!