This is a card I made for my son’s 4th birthday this week – a card from his Nona. He loved it!
I was inspired by a card on Spiltcoaststampers here.
I made it using Stampin’ Up! punches – the wide oval, Star and Small Oval. I used the stamp set On Your Birthday for the sentiment. The colours are Ballet Blue, Summer Sun, Basic Black and Basic Grey. And I used Basic Grey textured card stock, which I think gives the belt extra dimension.
Well, this year my Dad turned 60! Dad doesn’t live nearby and he is visiting at the moment, so I can now show you the birthday card I made for him.
I really wanted to try and make a masculine card … meaning no flowers! That is a challenge! Instead, I went with a stars theme … cause my Dad’s a star! hehe! Plus I stuck to mostly neutral colours with Basic Black, Copper and Very Vanilla … with a dash of Soft Sky and Tempting Turquoise.
The stamps I used were Classic Stars jumbo wheel with the Large Star and Star punches, Wonderful Favourites and Best Friends Numbers. I also remembered to use my Hodgepodge hardware for once! That was nice! I love the Soft Sky ribbon too … I couldn’t help putting ribbon on the card. Sorry Dad! hehe!
If you’re not familiar with Faux Stitching, I recommend you join my newsletter group. This months’ newsletter contained a tutorial on this great effect. So simple!
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!!
I’ve been asked by a friend to do some baby gift cards. Here are some baby girl cards I have started with … which one do you like best?
The ‘It’s a Girl’ stamp I don’t like at all. As soon as I stamped it on this card I regretted it. The stamp is not a Stampin’ Up! stamp and, gosh, you can tell it is not! The quality is clearly lacking, so this stamp will be off to Ebay!
I’ve used the Loves Me DSP for each of the above three cards and I really like this paper. It is only available in the Summer Mini Catalogue until the end of March and after that … it’s gone forever!