Monday, March 21, 2011

Baby Blossoms Birthday Card!

This is the fourth Birthday card we made at February Play Day, and is our feminine card!  This card was inspired by one made by Robin Merriman that I saw on Stampin Connectiion. 

Here is my recipe for this card:

STAMPS:  Baby Blossoms
     Crumb Cake 4-1/4 x 11, scored at 5-1/2
     Springtime Vintage DSP 2-1/4 x 2-7/8
     Rose Red 2-3/8 x 3
     Very Vanilla 4 x 5-1/4
     Pear Pizzazz 2-1/2 x 4
     Springtime Vintage DSP 2-3/8 x 3-7/8
     Scraps:  Very Vanilla
     Rose Red 3-3/4 x 5
     Very Vanilla 3-5/8 x 4-7/8
INK:  Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake
MARKER:  Pear Pizzazz
ACCESSORIES:  Dimensionals, Sponge, 1/2" Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding Ribbon, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Big Shot

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Bring On The Cake Birthday Card!

This is the third card that we made at February Play Day:

This was our masculine card, and I really liked the way it turned out!  Here is the recipe for the card:

STAMPS:  Bring on the Cake
     Crumb Cake 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4
     Basic Black 3-1/4 x 5-1/4
     Newsprint DSP 2-7/8 x 5-1/8
     Scraps:  Very Vanilla, Basic Black
INK:  Basic Black, Soft Suede
ACCESSORIES:  Sponge, Basic Black Brads, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Dimensionals, Decorative Label Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch

When I created this card, I punched the Decorative Label Punch with Very Vanilla and sponged it with Soft Suede, but it just didn't really stand out the way it should.  I decided that it needed a backing so I created one.

First, we punched out one Very Vanilla Decorative Label Punch, and two Basic Black Decorative Label Punches.

Next, we cut one of the Basic Black Decorative Label punches in half longways and the other Basic Black Decorative Label punch in half on the short side, like you see in the picture.

Lining each black piece up so that approximately equal parts of black show on each side, we glued the Basic Black pieces to the back of the Very Vanilla Decorative Label punch.

Your finished label should look something like this from the front:

and something like this from the back:

We stamped the "Wish Big" hand stamp from the BRING ON THE CAKE stamp set on a scrap of Very Vanilla, sponged it with Soft Suede and attached it to the Decorative Label punch with dimensionals.

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Got Treats? Birthday Card for February Play Day

We made this card for February Play Day, where we made four birthday cards.  I used this set to show its versatility, and considered it a card suitable for everyone, young and old!  Who wouldn't like to get a brightly colored birthday card with cupcakes on it?  I was trying to keep it simple, but would like to add some punched out flowers with a brad in the middle to the cupcake to dress it up a bit.  This card was greatly inspired by a card created by Jennie Maier on Stampin Connection, Stampin Up's demo web page.

My recipe for this card:

STAMPS:  Got Treats?
     So Saffron 4--1/4 x 11, scored at 5-1/2
     Old Olive 1-1/2 x 4-1/4
     Tempting Turquoise 1-5/8 x 4-1/4
     Scraps:  Whisper White, Real Red
INK:  Real Red , Tempting Turquoise and Old Olive markers
ACCESSORIES:  1-1/4 Square Punch, Square Scallop Punch, 1/2" Real Red Striped Grograin Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Real Red Brads, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Dimensionals

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Happy stampin and scrappin!