Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Birthday Card and A September Play Day Project!

I know I have been MIA, no real reason, except the usual busy days.  I have been making a lot of cards, and will try to bring you up-to-date a bit. 

The first project I'm sharing is a birthday card I'm sending to my daughter and my Mother.  My Mother and my daughter have birthdays back-to-back, and both share a great love for tea, so using Morning Cup stamp set was a natural choice for their card!  I had actually made a card for my daughter already, so I guess she will get two cards this year!

Here is a picture of my card:

The card has a little pocket on the front, just the perfect size for a tea bag.  The little tag on the front says "tea"riffic, so on the inside, I wrote "have a 'tea'riffic birthday". 

My recipe:
Stamps:  Morning Cup
Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight 4-1/4 x 11, scored at 5-1/2; Pumpkin Pie, 3-3/4 x 5-1/2; Whisper White, 3-5/8 x 4-7/8; Greenhouse Gala DS Paper, 3-1/2 x 4-3/4; Daffodil Delight, 3-1/2 x 6-1/2, score at 3-1/4 and again at 1/4 on both of the long sides (makes the pocket on the front); Watercolor Paper, 1-3/8 x 1-7/8; Scrap Pumpkin Pie
Ink:  Black Stazon, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie marker
Accessories:  Scallop Rectangle Clearlit, Big Shot, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Jewelry Tag Punch, 3/4 Circle Punch, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Dimensionals, 3/8" Whisper White Taffeta ribbon, Pumpkin Pie brads, Aquapainter, White DMC thread (non-SU), tea bag (non-SU)

This card is a CASE of a BEAUTIFUL card by fellow SU demo Carrie Gaskin.  Her card can be seen at  I love all of her beautiful cards!

My second card for this post is one we made for Play Day in September.  I really LOVE this card; it is beautiful, but a fast card to make (the very best kind)!

My recipe:
STAMPS:  Christmas Collage, Bells and Boughs
CARDSTOCK:  Old Olive 4-1/4 x 11, score at 5-1/2, Cherry Cobbler 4 x 5-1/4, Very Vanilla 3-7/8 x 5-1/8, Scrap Very Vanilla
INK:  Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake marker
ACCESSORIES:  Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, Brayer, Sponge, Sponge Dauber, Dimensionals, 1-3/4 Circle Punch, Color Spritzer tool

We inked up the Christmas Collage Stamp in Crumb Cake using a brayer, then used a sponge dauber to apply Old Olive Ink to the area around the "25", then stamped it onto the Very Vanilla cardstock.  Very fast way to make a two color image from one stamp!  I also used the "Merry Christmas" stamp from Bells and Boughs to fill in the blank rectangle at the right of the stamp.  We sponged it with Crumb Cake ink and used the color spritzer tool to splash a bit of Crumb Cake on the image.

I also provided an option to put the Christmas bells from the Bells and Boughs stamp set instead of the "25" on the card.  Here is what that card looked like:

This card is also a CASE of fellow SU demo Robin Merriman.  Her card can be found at  I used her idea of brayering the ink and then using a sponge dauber to make the Crumb Cake/Old Olive work so beautifully! 

It is always OK to CASE (copy and share everything) cards from other cardmakers, but be sure to give them credit!  (Just don't use someone's work to enter contests or for publication.)

Thank you for visiting my blog, and hopefully my next post will be soon!

Happy stampin and scrappin,

1 comment:

  1. Love the Christmas Cards! New follower from SC #276. Teresea