Square Birthday – AHSC #134

Can’t believe it’s already been two weeks since I posted for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I almost went running for the hills when I saw this sketch and then suddenly it just hit me – scraps!!!

I had been using some retired birthday paper – I must have really liked it because there was not much left.  I did have enough to cut some various sized squares and I found the left over complements and decided to use a couple of them too.  There was also a loan zip strip that hadn’t been cut very straight (UGH).

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I can’t wait to see what everyone else does with this sketch so make sure you come back on Wednesday to take a look at the creations by the other Design Team Members.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you’ll leave me a comment – I read them all!

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Birthdays Galore

What happens when an only child marries a man with 6 siblings?  Your birthday list multiples to sometimes what seems an unmanageable amount.

When I turned the calendar to June and noticed that there are 8 birthdays to celebrate I nearly ran back to bed and pulled the covers over my head, instead I headed to the craft room and started thinking about the 8 people (6 of which are male) celebrating their special days.

I pulled out my Wishes Book for these first two cards. The Robot is from a retired CTMH set.  I started with using a panel of Slate Fundamentals and layered a strip of Arrow Washi Tape white cardstock then layered on Crystal Blue C/S under the white panel stamped with the Robot which I colored with the Shin Han Markers.  I don’t ever give much thought to my coloring I just grab what I’m in the mood for and somehow it just comes together.

I love the little monsters in the Love Ya Silly stamp set.  If I can find a reason to use them I take advantage of it and since I’m making “male” birthday cards my collection of flowers and frilliness just didn’t fly.  I took some extra time with the Confetti Wishes B&T to make sure that I got a full row of candles and the words celebrate.

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My last card is actually my favorite of this bunch.  It’s for a great nephew who’s at just the right age (I hope) to like airplanes.  I know I’ve seen him carrying cars and trains around.  The layer of Washi Tape along the bottom reminds me of clouds.  I popped up the banner with 3D foam tape to give the card a little dimension.

I’m glad that my husband had a rule before we married of not attending all those birthday parties and it’s my choice to do the cards, it’s done out of love and the hopes of receiving a few birthday cards of my own when my birthday rolls around in August.  Now it’s time to get back to the craft room!

Pinterest Fun

My plans for today were all fouled up by the County Roads Department deciding to do some road closures, no one asked me what I had planned for today before they planned this closure and then their website didn’t provide accurate closure info.

So, my regularly scheduled Card Workshop has been postponed until next week (Thursday, June 11th if you’d like to come) and since I figured my neighbor and I were going to be somewhat “homebound” I told her to come on over and play.  She plays well in the sandbox – she brought Oreo S’mores Limited Edition Cookies.

We both love cards that have fun folds so we took to Pinterest for a couple of cards that we’d like to try.  Both cards were super easy and came with Video Instructions. I had made the Flap Fold Card before so we only watched the video long enough to get the measurements.

  

The second card was called a Fun Flap card and other than having some issues with getting the bird lined up in the right place with the die I think they turned out very nicely.  We both decided that we liked the embossing on the flap more than a plain flap as was shown in the video.

    

If you’d like to join me for an afternoon of crafting…drop me a comment and we’ll make it a date!  I normally hold classes the first Thursday of every month – June is turning out to be a little wonky!  Thanks for taking time to look at our cards.

Confetti Wishes – AHSC #105

Once again the Sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge hits it out of the ballpark!  I have made three cards using this sketch and have an idea rattling around in my head for a 4th.

There is a lady in my church celebrating her 70th birthday next week and I thought a bright cheery card was in order.  I love the Build A Cake stamp set paired with the whimsical cakes on the Confetti Wishes paper.  I added some pearls to the bottom layer to accent the piping and it still looked too plain so I added some butterflies from the retired puffies assortment.  I think it will be a nice surprise in her mailbox.

I appreciate you stopping by today, I hope I’ve left a little inspiration on your heart.

Triple the Fun!

One of my “loyal customers” saw a cute Valentine card in an ad and forwarded it to me with the comment “check this out”.  I didn’t even know what the card was called, but knew that I HAD to make one!

My first visit was to Split Coast Stampers.  They have the BEST tutorials, most of which are free, and I figured that if I looked hard enough I just might find what I was looking for.  The Triple Easel card is a fun, medium level of difficulty card.  I ended up having to watch the video twice (but that could have been because it had been a couple of weeks between watching it and actually making the card).

DSCN1769I used Kraft cardstock as the base (I used three scallops which I cut with my Big Shot and a die) to decorate each scallop I took a different B&T from the Confetti Wishes paper packet.

DSCN1770The cupcake was cut from the Artiste Cartridge from Canary cardstock and stamped the wrapper from the coordinating stamp set in Canary ink and attached it to the cardstock.  Instead of stamping the frosting section I chose to just add some purple & pink sparkles (retired).  Each of the layers stands on the piece in front of it, but like a typical easel card it needs a place to rest on the first layer so I used a piece of Purple Shimmer Trim to hold up the first layer.

DSCN1771The card closes flat so it should be pretty easy to mail…my concern is if the recipient will know how to stand it up so it might be a “given in person” card.

Would you like to make one of these cards?  Join me at one of my February card classes and I’ll walk you through putting one together.

Thanks for stopping by!

Birthday Presents Mojo Style

I went through my list of favorite challenge blogs on Monday and printed out the inspiration pieces…the problem it took me most of the week to complete one!

I loved Sketch 368 from Mojo Monday

Since I’ve nearly depleted my stash of birthday cards I grabbed the Confetti Wishes paper pack and the Build a Cake My Acrylix stamp set and went to work.  I wanted to continue the dot theme so I embossed the Canary band.  Since the circle  I used was a bit larger I couldn’t stack the cake after consulting Miss B (my 9 year old granddaughter) we decided that the “layers” looked enough like presents to stack them up as such and give me another use for the stamps.

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I appreciate you stopping by…I’m hoping that I’ll get my other challenges completed before the weekend comes to an end.

Tracey