Sunday, May 28, 2017

Mojo 498 Masculine Birthday

This card was made for 2 challenges.  The first one is the Splitcoast Stampers Technique Lovers Challenge #639.  The challenge was to make a card using the Smack Down Technique.  You can find out more about it here.  The 2nd challenge is this weeks Mojo Monday 498 Sketch Challenge.  

Coming up with masculine design cards is sometimes tricky for me.  The smack down technique provided the opportunity to use the Stampers Best Gears Background stamp to create this masculine birthday card.  To keep with the theme, I used a Tim Holtz embossing folder with gears.

Stamps:  Gears Background - Stampers Best, Party Punch - SU
Paper:  WW, Baked Brown Sugar, Basic Gray, Basic Black
Ink:  Tip Top Taupe, Smokey Slate, Basic Gray, Color Box Wicked Black
Accessories:  Embossing Folder, Ticket Punch, Brads

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Congratulatte to the Grad!

This quick card was made for a friend who just graduated with his Masters in Education.  He is also a coffee addict like myself so I took the opportunity to use one of my favorite coffee stamps.  The sleeve of the coffee cup was paper-pieced using old SU DP.  I used a scrap of coordinating DP on the left edge of the card and some sparkle with gold sequins.

Stamps: Perfect Blend, Espressoly for You - SU
Paper:  WW, DP
Ink:  Bermuda Bay
Accessories:  Sequins

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Hello Baby Boy

This is a card I made for a friend who just had a baby boy last month.  I found this card on Pinterest and CASEd it.  I used the same stamp set but I changed the colors and papers.  I cut the onsie and bib with my Brother Scan N Cut II so I wouldn't have a white border.

Stamps:  Something for Baby, Teeny Tiny Wishes - SU
Paper:  WW, Lucky Limeade, DP
Ink:  Marina Mist, Midnight Muse, Lucky Limeade
Accessories:  Brother Scan N Cut, Button, Twine, Tag Topper Punch, Ribbon

Friday, April 21, 2017

A CASE for Birthdays

As I am building up my stash of birthday cards I went to Pinterest for inspiration.  There I found this cute birthday card.  I love the simple and clean design that prompts me to use the scraps of designer paper that is overcrowding my craft room.  The flame is created by using the wing from SU's bird builder punch then sponging More Mustard ink over it.  I dusted off my Crop-a-dile and some eyelets to some decoration to the sentiment.  The colors and design are even appropriate for a masculine birthday.

Stamps:  Bring on the Cake - SU
Paper:  Old Olive, So Saffron, WW, DP
Ink:  More Mustard, Tangerine Tango
Accessories:  Bird Builder Punch, Crop-a-dile, Small Circle Punch, Eyelets, Sponge

Monday, April 3, 2017

Sweepie is 10!

Sweepie, my little niece whom I often write about, had her 10th birthday yesterday!  She has gone from a cute and precious little baby to the beautiful, kind, and very intelligent young lady that I am so proud to call my niece.  We had a nice bowling party for her with many of her friends and some of her classmates.  

Sweepie has had an interest in building things from boxes since she was very little.  Since seeing the movie Hidden Figures a couple of months ago, she now has a passion to become an engineer when she grows up.  She has asked for motorized Legos and Kinex kits for her birthday.  I think she ended up with over a dozen sets!  I can't wait to see all of the amazing things she will create with her birthday gifts.

Stamps:  Number of Years, Party This Way - SU
Paper:  Pear Pizzazz, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, DP
Ink:  Pool Party, WW Craft
Accessories:  Framelits, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Stick on Gems, Nestabilities