Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Zoo Review Birthday Card

I am happy that I had this card made and ready to post. I have not been able to work on any cards lately due to a very good interruption in our lives. My daughter had her baby boy! Guess what? He is super cute. What do you expect a grandma to say, right?
This card was made for my husband's birthday. I used the stamp set "Zoo Review." The lion reminds me of the biblical meaning and made me want to get this stamp set because of it. I also really like the giraffe too. I will have to make a card using it sometime soon.

I have already told you that I used Zoo Review, but I also used many other Stampin' Up! products to create this card. The colors are not quite navy, cajun craze, soft suede, very vanilla, and well worn designer series paper. I used my Big Shot along with the houndstooth textured impressions embossing folder. One of my favorite tools, the stamping sponge, gives the card an aged and rich look. I love the look that it gives. Oh, one more thing. I used crystal effects around the lions head. To be honest, I was not completely happy with the way my lion came out. I need to play around with my other coloring tools some day soon and see if I can get a better look in the end.
That is all for today. Thank you for visiting and leave a comment if you would like.

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Carter's Wish Book

Do you remember when I had originally posted about Carter's Wishes? Well, I have finished up his book. I think this is such a cute idea to do for the baby to be. It is a lifelong keepsake for the child.
The pages inside of the book were created on whisper white card stock using the MDS (My Digital Studio) program from Stampin' Up! Probably a good idea is to make sure you put a note at the bottom of each page saying who the people were. Over time you may forget who they were otherwise. I know that my daughter had quite a few people from her work attend. They filled in their wishes, but eventually you usually lose contact with a lot of those people. This is why making a little note of who they were and even how you knew them is a good idea to add.

Above is the picture of what the book looks like from the front cover. Most things I used to make this were retired Stampin' Up! products. Also, the binding system I used is not Stampin' Up because currently we do not sell anything to bind with that is made by them. The plain card stock is current: certainly celery, so saffron, bashful blue, and whisper white. Of course, this could be made using all current items from Stampin' Up! if you would like. I just loved the retired designer series paper for this project.

I pray someone else loves this idea and would like to use it sometime too. It is such a neat keepsake to have for the little one that is about to be born. By the way, Carter can come any day now. Guess who is very happy about that, besides mom and dad?

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Fast, Fun Birthday Card

Time is flying by. I have been pretty busy lately and it is wearing me out. I was able to get this card made to send for someones birthday in the Bible study group that I am in. I love cards that are fast, but pretty in the end. That is how this card was.
I don't know about you, but I do not like whisper white as a color. I myself prefer very vanilla. I also have to say though that there have been a lot of white cards made that are just elegant and beautiful. I like these so much that I am going to have a class next month making whisper white cards. Some of them may have a hint of color, but mainly they will be whisper white.
Now to the card that you see attached. I used the vintage wallpaper textured embossing folder and my Big Shot to give the whisper white cardstock some texture. I have to say that textured embossing folders are probably my favorite thing to use with the Big Shot. I have many other favorite things too, but these are so easy and always look great.

Instead of using real red card stock, I chose to use cherry cobbler. I prefer the darker, deeper reds over bright red. I used the 2 3/8" scallop circle punch and the eyelet border punch on these pieces. Of course, I had to add basic black into this. So I used basic black 5/8" satin ribbon and some basic pearl jewels for some bling. I used whisper white card stock cut out with the 1 3/4" scallop circle punch and stamped with a stamp from the "Happiest Birthday Wishes" hostess stamp set.
Hopefully, the person that received this card liked it. I have not heard so I am not sure if she did or not. That does not matter though. I just pray she had a wonderful birthday.
As always, I am thankful for all of you that stop by and visit my blog. It is really neat seeing where people are from that visit my site. Have a wonderful day and if you have a minute please leave a comment.

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