Today is a rainy day which means I get to spend the day in my craft room. Woohoo! I have this $5 Starbucks Gift Card that I am gifting to someone, and instead of using the generic kraft paper one that came with it, I decided to amp it up a little by using the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper. I made it in less than 30 minutes. However, learning to write this blog took me all day! LOL! The greeting “enjoy today” came from my Pieces & Patterns Stamp Set. What do you like to do on a rainy day?
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Do you know it has been over a year since I have written something on my blog? For someone who is very technically challenged, this is quite a feat that I was even able to find it, much less type something on it. I hope to be able to share fun Stampin’ Up! projects and have some super awesome giveaways and great deals that you will want to come back often and interact. Bear with me as I make my way through this tangled web of posts, pages, widgets and whatever all of that means.
My sweet niece is celebrating a birthday on St. Patrick’s Day and I wanted to make her feel special by creating a cute card to send to her. Bright pinks, confetti, and hearts – that describes Lilli. So I immediately thought of the gorgeous colors from the It’s My Party! Suite in the 2016 Occasions catalog, the sentiment from the Hello stamp set, and the precious little baby chick from the Honeycomb Happiness stamp set which I got for free during Sale-A-Bration. If you want free stamps and paper, ask me how!
Here’s how I made it.
- Paper: Whisper White cardstock 5 1/2″x8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ folded in half; Melon Mambo cardstock 5 1/4″ x 4″ and 4 1/4″ x 3″ and a scrap piece; Confetti paper from the It’s My Party Designer Series Paper (DSP) Stack 5″ x 3 3/4″; Whisper White cardstock 4″ x 2 3/4″.
- Ink: Basic Black Archival; Melon Mambo; Crushed Curry; Mint Macaron
- Stamps: Honeycomb Happiness; Hello.
- Tools ‘N Embellishments: Honeycomb Embellishment in Mint Macaron; Blender Pens; Regals Stampin’ Write Marker in Cajun Craze; Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack – Heart.
- Attach Confetti DSP to largest Melon Mambo cardstock panel. Attach to notecard with adhesive.
- On the Whisper White cardstock piece that measures 4″ x 2 3/4″, stamp the Birthday Girl sentiment in Melon Mambo at the bottom of the panel.
- Using the Basic Black Archival Ink Pad, stamp the chick, then the balloon, placing the balloon next to the chick’s wing to appear that she is holding the balloon.
- Stamp the birthday hat on top of the chick’s head using Melon Mambo.
- With the stamp pads closed, press the Crushed Curry and the Mint Macaron pads until ink is transferred to the inside lid of the stamp pad. This ink on the lid will be the ink you use with your blender pens.
- Using the blender pens and the ink on the stamp pad lids, color in the chick and the balloon, creating a muted color effect.
- Adhere the Honeycomb Embellishment to the balloon. If you are mailing the card, do not adhere both sides. Indicate on the closed side to “peel and stick”. When the person opens the card they can adhere the embellishment to “open” it up.
- Punch a heart out of the Melon Mambo scrap piece and attach.
On February 15th, my mom will be 85 years old. How fortunate that I still have my mom to call every night. To hear her stories of her youth, living in Austria during Hitler’s reign, at age 21 moving to America as a new bride, and outliving two husbands, and her current one with Alzheimer’s in an assisted living facility, she manages to enjoy life and everyone she meets. She is one of the happiest people I know. So I get to spend tomorrow and Monday with her. To celebrate her life and my love for her, I decided to bake a cake and make her a homemade birthday card. The house smells wonderful of homemade strawberry cake as I sit in my craft room and create. Here is the card I made. I love this stamp set and the paper. It is so feminine. Have an awesome day everyone!
As a new Stampin’ Up! demonstrator with a new blog, I have so much to learn. Sitting in my craft room last night, I needed some inspiration to make some cards with so many of my new supplies. I found a color challenge on the Fab Friday site fabfridaystampinchallenge.blogspot.com using Watermelon Wonder, Real Red and Blushing Bride.
Here is the banner that inspired my card.
How I Made It
I love monochromatic color schemes and pink is my absolute favorite color. Just look in my closet and you will see. I thought that a collection of little flowers on the top and bottom of a card using these colors, with a sentiment in the center, would be perfect and simple. What fun that was!
Thanks for stopping by and have an awesome day!