Category: Birthday

BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Birds of a feather flock together – I think that’s how the quote goes, but today it’s just one little bird standing alone!

I took inspiration from one page of the Bird Ballad designer paper that shows rows and rows of feathers with all of it’s lovely bright colours.

Since I still had the tray of inks and an Aqua Painter sitting on the table, it just seemed right to colour that little bird with those colours(Bermuda Bay and Gorgeous Grape) with a hint of Smokey Slate.  It’s easy to use our Ink Refills and I encourage you to take a look at all of the different colour families.

The layout is compliments of the new Freshly Made Sketches challenge for this week.

Here’s the list of products used.

Stamparatus

$67.00

Paper Snips

$13.50

Happy Stamping!

IT’S SIMPLY FLOWERS DAY

We have had a very large dump of snow so……it’s simply time for some flowers on this blog.  Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind the snow but flowers are a favourite around here so check out this flower-laden card!

I’m playing along with The Paper Players colour challenge and did a little watercolouring with some ink refills.  I found this little watercolour tray at the dollar store and find it very handy to use.

Here are the colours that we are asked to use.

I’m pretty happy with today’s card and think that the challenge colours go very well with the Bird Ballad designer paper.

Here’s the list of products used.

Stamparatus

$67.00

Paper Snips

$13.50

Enjoy your day and Happy Stamping!

BEST WISHES FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY

Sometimes you just need a new birthday card so that’s the theme for today.

I was checking out the lovely Pressed Petals Specialty DSP and matched it up with the Floral Essence stamp set.  The combination of Rococo Rose and Night of Navy pack a nice punch.

The Paper Players came to the rescue with this great sketch so it was easy to put all of the pieces together.

Check out the list of products used below.

Paper Snips

$13.50

Stamparatus

$67.00

Have a happy and safe Halloween!

IT’S TIME FOR TEA

With the cold and snow we’ve been having lately, I decided that a project made with Tea Together stamp set would be the best way to go today.

This stamp set was carried over last year along with the matching Tea Time dies!  I was following along with the CAS(E) this sketch layout and decide to use our Pigment Sprinkles(Bermuda Bay) and a Stampin’ Spritzer for the background piece.

NOTE:  When it dries it wrinkles the paper so I recommend using Tear & Tape Adhesive to attach it to the card front.

Here’s the list of products used.

Stamparatus

$67.00

Have a warm and happy day.  Happy Stamping!

THE COLOURS OF FALL

Today I’m focussing on the colours of fall with this card created with the Bloom & Grow Bundle.

Those lovely flowers were coloured with our fabulous Stampin’ Blends in Pumpkin Pie and So Saffron.  When the colouring was done, they needed a good background piece so I went to the Come to Gather designer paper package.  I wasn’t sure at first, but do like the blend of Cajun Craze with the Pumpkin Pie card base and So Saffron mat.

It just goes to show that playing around with colours can show one different ways to enjoy them!

Here’s the list of products used.  If you click on any of the pictures below, it will take you directly to my Website. 

Stamparatus

$67.00

Happy Stamping!

PUMPKINS FOR FALL

Well, it is feeling so much like fall out there so why not focus on some great-looking pumpkins!

The Come to Gather Designer Series paper package contains some great designs and I put my focus on those lovely pumpkins for this card.  Well, I had to add some fall-coloured leaves as well so I could show off the new Celestial Copper Delicata Metallic ink. That’s a mouthful but the ink is fabulous to work with and adds just the right amount of “fall feels”!  So why stop at leaves, why not add a copper-inked wreath as well?!

TIP:  Make sure to check out all of the Delicata Metallic inks on page 16 of the Holiday Catalogue!

The original plan was to play along with The Paper Players colour challenge and I think that I did get all of the colours in.  Plus a few extras, lol!

Here’s the list of products that I used.

Paper Snips

$13.50

Stamparatus

$67.00

Happy Stamping!

IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY

“Days are beautiful that begin with you”!  What better way to say that than with this lovely greeting card.

It’s such a simple way to send that greeting to someone that you love!

I started off with a card base of Petal Pink and matched the flower using Petal Pink Classic ink.  The punch that goes along with the Floral Essence Bundle makes creating perfect flowers really easy! TIP:  The Leaf Punch (144667) matches this stamp set perfectly too!

The Stitched Nested Labels Dies were used to cut the background designer paper (Perennial Essence) as well as the greeting label.

Here’s the list of products used.

Leaf Punch

$22.00

Stamparatus

$67.00

I’m happily off to create a few more cards with this lovely bundle so have a great day and Happy Stamping to you too!

A BRIGHT BIRTHDAY GREETING

Wow, today I’m going from neutral to really bright with this happy birthday card.  Warning – you may want to wear sunglasses, lol!

I wasn’t fooling – this one is bright!  I played around with the Pigment Sprinkles and a Stampin’ Spritzer to get these cheery blooms just right!

The image was first stamped using Jet Black Stazon ink and then I carefully sprinkled the powders so the right colour would end up as close to where I wanted it as possible.  I used Granny Apple Green and Melon Mambo and then very carefully and gently spritzed.  All-in-all not too bad for the finish.

I was following along with the new Freshly Made Sketches layout so decided to go all in on bright and used the Daffodil Delight Pigment Sprinkles for the background.  Wow!

Here’s the list of products used.  Make sure to check out the Pigment Sprinkles, they are so much fun to use!

Paper Snips

$13.50

Stamparatus

$67.00

Have a fabulous long weekend and Happy Stamping!

DOUBLE THE HAPPINESS

Hi and welcome!  Today’s card features the Varied Vases Photopolymer stamp set and matching Vases Builder Punch.

It is so sweet with those trailing blooms and I’m sure will be received with delight!  To get those flowers and vases placed just right, I used a post-it note to cover the designer paper while stamping the flower images.

I followed along with the new CAS(E) this sketch challenge for the layout which worked perfectly with my idea.

Here’s the list of products used. 

Stamparatus

$67.00

Happy day to you and Happy Stamping!

LOVE & JOY ON YOUR DAY

Happy Monday to you and welcome!  Today’s card is about a day of Love & Joy wether it be a wedding, anniversary or a birthday!

I played around with the Woven Heirlooms Bundle for this (the sentiments in the stamp set are truly beautiful) and added some interest with the Flourish Dies and Highland Heather cardstock.

TIP:  I learned when using the Woven Heirlooms dies and 3D embossing folders that you need to cut the shape out first and then place them into the embossing folders.  This will give a much deeper pattern impression.  They cannot be used at the same time.

Here’s the list of products used for you.

Paper Snips

$13.50

Stamparatus

$67.00

Have a happy Monday and Happy Stamping!

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