Here is a quick and easy birthday card for when you are in a hurry. The whole card only took a couple of minutes. Life gets busy but you still need to acknowledge someone’s birthday so quick and easy is good!
I used the stamp set called Birthday Fiesta. It is in the 2016 Annual Catalog has a set of matching Framelits called Fiesta Time, although I didn’t use them for this card. If you purchase both you can save 10% on the Bundle. The Designer Series Paper is called Festive Birthday. That is one thing (among many things) that is awesome about Stampin’ Up! products. Everything coordinates with each other.
This is another card we did at our monthly club meeting. It uses the stamp set that is in the 2016 Holiday Catalog.called Christmas Pines. This set has a matching set of Thinlits called Pretty Pines. You can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.
First we stamped the full set of pine boughs in Garden Green and then the partial set in Pear Pizzazz. The pine cones’ backgrounds are stamped in Crumb Cake and then the detail in Early Espresso. There is a die that cut them out perfectly. Also the bow is a die which we cut out Cherry Cobbler cardstock with. The “Noel” is stamped in Cherry Cobbler also.
I don’t know how it goes from 75 degrees one day to 50 degrees the next. Here I was enjoying this wonderful Fall weather where the days are in the 70’s and the nights are in the 50’s. It is my favorite weather. Then what happens? I wake up one morning and it is 29 degrees outside. Why ca’t the weather just cool off gradually? It should slowly get colder. Oh wait! I know why! It is because I live in Northern New York and things are just not done that way! All I can say is “three more years”!
I made this card using the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits. They are perfect for making a quick and easy card because they have a few shapes and some words so you basically have to just cut them out and stick them on the card. I added the “Hello” using the Labeler Alphabet stamp set. It is a great set because you can stamp any sentiment you want. The Embossing Folder I used is called Petal Burst and is a new one in the Annual Catalog.
Am I the only one who thinks Fridays come pretty quickly lately? It just seems like it was last Friday a couple of days ago. That is a good thing in some ways because Friday is the day Buffy, Jackie and I have our Stamp Off Challenges!
Today’s challenge is a Take It Or Leave It Challenge. This is where we are given a few items to use and we can use them or not. In other words, it is pretty much a do whatever you want challenge!
For once, I actually used everything on the list! I know. Don’t fall over in shock. I am getting better at following directions!
I used the stamp set called Wondrous Wreath. It is an older stamp set that is in the Annual Catalog but it is still a favorite. This stamp set has a matching set of Framelits called Wonderful Wreath. The banner is a stamp from a Hostess Set called Time of Year. I used the new Real Red Glitter Stampin Emboss Powder. It works just like regular embossing powder only it is sparkly. I know it is hard to see in the picture but it really is sparkly! It also comes in Emerald Envy. The Baker’s Twine also has a sparkly red thread running through it so they went well together.
Now, let’s go see what Buffy and Jackie made for this challenge. I am sure we will all be delighted!
I have made a few cards lately that could be used for a wedding card, yet could also be used as a birthday card. I think I have weddings on my brain. My nephew is getting married and I’ve been helping my sister Katherine pick out a Mother of The Groom dress. A couple of years ago, when I retired from my full time job, my sister was on a sabbatical from teaching. It was when my niece was getting married. Katherine and I spent hours “talking” online trying to find dresses to wear. I think there were days when we didn’t even get dressed! It was fun. So, now we are doing it again, although we aren’t spending all day, it is still fun. She needs to pick out a dress first and then I will be able to pick one out so we don’t get the same color. Wish us luck!
We had fun making this Magic Card at our last stamp club meeting. Magic cards have been around for a while but I have never made one before. Buffy made one with her class a while ago and was kind enough to send me the card they made with awesome directions. Then Stampin’ Up! came out with a video showing how to make one so I knew I had to show it to my ladies. The magic part is when you lift up the tab and your black and white picture turns to color. Here is what our card looked like when opened.
Isn’t that fun?! Here is the video Stampin’ Up! made which shows you how to make one. I did mine a little differently but it comes out the same so that is ok!
This is a birthday card I made for a man. Sometimes it is hard to come up with ideas for men. The thing is, most men would probably prefer a card that will make them laugh in some way, but when you have a wife, mother, or friend who makes cards, you get a handmade one. You can always write something funny on the inside to make them laugh (such as a pun using another name for an acorn. I’ll just leave it at that and let your imagination run wild!).
The acorn comes from a stamp set called Acorny Thank You. The problem with this name is there is not such word as Acorny. My auto correct wants to change it to Corny every time. Then I finally realized I can add this word to my computer dictionary. Genius!
Anyway, the acorn has a matching punch called Acorn Builder. The greeting is from Guy Greetings (appropriate). The great thing about that set is you have a choice to buy it in wood mount, clear mount or Photopolymer. The wood grain look to the background is from a background stamp called Hardwood.