Cards - Babies and Kids, Cards - Birthday, Challenges

Flashback – Girly Birthday

This card uses one of the sets I bought early on in my career as a Stampin’ Up demo, it had already retired but I love it and have never been able to part with it.

Its called All Mixed Up! Too cute huh! Great for boy but the ballet dancer was the answer for this card.

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Just for a change it doesn’t use a sketch!!! but I did base the colours on the Dynamic Duos challenge although I did use Crumb cake rather than Sahara Sand as I didn’t have any. And it is a challenge to only use 2 colours plus neutrals on your card especially when colouring images. That’s when a Blender Pen or Aqua Painter comes in handy so I could squiggle some ink onto an acrylic block and use my Blender Pen to add a lighter shade of the same colour.

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Other Supplies I used included: Banner Punch (SAB) Glitter Paper, Some retired DSP and a wee piece from the Fresh Prints stack (Occassions) , Scallop Trim Border Punch, Paper piercing Tool, Mat and template and markers in Blush Blossom (retired), Blushing Bride and Crumb Cake. You cant see it but the heart the girl has is covered in Dazzling Diamonds.

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Kokeshi Birthday Beauties

Ok folks here is something completely different from my usual, not only does it use a digital stamp image, but I didn’t use a challenge to base the card on!! Amazed aren’t you.

I was inspired by some cool party bags I got for my daughters birthday party which feature  lots of lovely Japanese Kokeshi Dolls and decided to make that the theme for her invites. Kokeshi Dolls are traditional Japanese dolls made of wood, they have a larger than usual head and a long body but no arms or legs. They usually have painted on features and are decorated with flower designs but like all things creative that was up to the creator.

I found this image here and thought I could colour them in easily and of course they are very similar looking to my wee girl although she DOES have arms and legs!

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Each card features a different colourway, and I added a wee flower punch to her hair centred with a tiny diamante. The dolls themselves were printed on Whisper White cardstock then coloured , cut out leaving a border around the image then mounted using dimensionals on a matted piece of a retired DSP that looked vaguely Asian Inspired. Using another retired product, the Easter Blossom Stamp set, I stamped the cherry blossom branch twice straight on the card and then roughly coloured the flowers that would show.

“Youre Invited” is from a current set called  A Dozen Thoughts Its quite a simple card with a bold image that does all the work but I love it and I hope my daughter and her friends do too!DSCF4025 (640x441)

P.S I not crazy enough to invite 8 kids for a party- only 5 LOL, but I though this would make a gorgeous birthday card too so I did a few extras : )

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Scrapbook week?

I have finally managed to get some scrapbooking done recently and not just Digi scrap but proper paper stuff. I’ve used this layout design before but I didn’t realize until I was flicking through my album! See the original version HERE and below is version 2 The 12×12 is a piece of retired Blush Blossom and the DSP is from the last Sale-A-Bration pack but the other colours used are still available Pool Party, Island Indigo and Calypso Coral. These three colours will be added the Core colour families at the end of this catalogue.

P1010482 (614x640)Here is a close up of the pennant detail with the embossed stitching from the Needlepoint Borders on page 5 of the Seasonal Catalogue
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The Royal Treatment

One of the wee ones I work with is turning 5. I have known her since she was just 10 days old and have watched her grow through all this time. I will be sad to see her move on to school but she will have a great time and keep growing into the wonderful person she is going to be. So this had to be a really special card!!

A little bit larger than the normal A5 Card base with the addition of the wheels but it sure has a Regal feeling too it, like your just waiting for the beautiful Princess to climb out of it! Have a look inside, I used the  Labels CollectionFramelits to cut the carriage shape and the aperture for the window. The flower stamp and Sentiment come from the Topsy Turvy Celebration Set and the colours are Wisteria Wonder, Melon Mambo and Bashful Blue.

Just another wee reminder about the PAPERCRAFTERS DAY tomorrow between 10-4. Contact me to find out more.

PS I will have all my retired stock there to sell too.

Cards - Get Well and Sympathy, Punch Art

Nurse Punch Art

My son’s girlfriend is quite sick so I made her this Get Well card yesterday which I’m pleased to say she loved.

I CASE’d the design from a card by Susiestampsalot in the Get Well Soon Gallery on the Splitcoast Stampers website. She used a stamp for her Nurse but I used my trusty punches to recreate her! Go on you thought she was a stamp didnt you!

One little trick I would like to share is using the Blush Blossom Stampin Write marker to colour Whisper White cardstock and THEN punch out your pieces. I know a lot of you girls who do punch art have been mourning the retirement of your Blush Blossom Cardstock but I think this is a good alternative. The Stampin’ Write Marker is still available in the new Idea Book and Catalogue on page 142 at $6.95.

Check out Miss Nursey’s pal tomorrow