>A Slice of Birthday Bliss

>This card will be for my SIL whose birthday is in May but I’m trying to get ahead of life.  It’s also for the SplitCoast Sketch Challenge SC327.

I started with a Rose Red card and layered on a white layer that I had embossed with a Dots EF.  The next layer is Rose Red, White and then Cutie Pie DP (SU retired DP).  For the sentiment I used a stamp from the Birthday Bliss set. I stamped it once in Rose Red and cut out the oval part and then stamped again and cut out the rectangular sentiment.  I cut out a scalloped oval using my Nestabilities and layered everything with dimensionals. The cake is stamped in black and colored with assorted markers and then tied with SU’s new Rose Red seam binding. So fun to play with!  The final touch is the 3 silver brads. I think it’s a pretty happy card 🙂
Stamps: A Slice of Life, Birthday Bliss
Paper: Rose Red, White, Cutie Pie DP (ret)
Ink: Black, Markers in Rose Red, Regal Rose, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Going Gray, Yo Yo Yellow
Accessories: Dots EF, Rose Red seam binding, silver brads, scalloped Nestability, dimensionals

On another note while I’m making this card it is starting to snow. In April!  In Washington! Too weird!!

>CAS Four Frames Masculine Card

>I wanted a masculine card that was simple and no frills. Well this is no frills all right but I think it’s a bit too simple. I think maybe tomorrow I’ll give it another go and step it up a bit.

The stamp set is called Four Frames and will be available as an SU 2011-2012 catalog sneak peak starting April 1st.  To see how I did the frame you can check out the video on the Stampin’ Pretty website.

Stamps: Four Frames, Everyday Expressive Phrases (I think)
Paper: Not Quite Navy, So Saffron, Botanical Gazzette DP
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Accessories: So Saffron 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon, Decorative Label Punch

>DD Birthday Card

>This is for my daughter whose birthday is today so I can finally post this card.  I CASE’d it from this card with a few changes of my own.

The base is Melon Mambo which is such a pretty color. I haven’t used it much but am falling in love with it especially when combined with Pretty in Pink.  The next layer is Whisper White edged with the Eyelet border punch.  I used retired Pretty in Pink Prints Pack DP for the layer under the circle which was cut out with a Nestability die and popped up on a dimensional.  The cupcake is Melon Mambo and Pear Pizzaz, also popped up on a dimensional.  The flower button is from the Brights collection and has a piece of Baker’s Twine threaded through it.  5/8″ white taffeta ribbon is layered over the Pink DP with another piece of Baker’s Twine tied over that for the final touch.

Stamps: Create a Cupckae
Paper: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink Prints DP
Ink: Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzaz
Accessories: Eyelet border punch, Build a Cupcake punch, Brights button, 5/8″ white taffeta ribbon, Baker’s Twine, dimensionals

>Playful Birthday

>I needed a quick birthday card and decided to make a 3×3 card using the hostess set Playful Pieces. I haven’t played with this set yet and it has so many possibilities.  

For this card I started with a 6×3 piece of Baja Breeze and layered a piece of Nursery Suite Speciality DP on that.  The present is stamped in Regal Rose with an Early Espresso Bow. I sponged Regal Rose around the edge. This is layered on Early Espresso and then Regal Rose.  I didn’t have thin ribbon to match so I used some Martha Stewart ribbon that is pretty close Baja Breeze.  That’s it.  Pretty quick!

Stamps: Playful Pieces
Paper: Regal Rose, Early Espresso
Ink: Baja Breeze, Regal Rose, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Nursery Suite Specialty DP
Accessories: MS ribbon, sponge
Techniques: sponging

>Welcome Baby

>I made this card for our music pastor’s wife who had a baby this week. I CASE’d the layout from a card by my daughter (brierrose on SCS).

The cute little jammies were stamped in black using Versafine ink and then colored with Pretty in Pink and Melon Mambo markers.  I put a wash of Barely Banana around the outside of the jammies. The hanger is colored in with Creamy Caramel.  I used Nestabilities for the circles. A couple of brads in the corner and some Baker’s Twine wrapped up the card.

Stamps: Baby Bundle, Short & Sweet
Paper: Melon Mambo (pad & marker), black, Pretty in Pink marker, Barely Banana
Ink: Melon Mambo, white, Pretty in Pink Prints DP
Accessories: Brads, Baker’s Twine, Nestabilities, dimensionals, corner rounder

>Sweet Summer

>I saw a cute card using the Sweet Summer stamp set and really wanted to CASE it but I also wanted to change it up a bit so that it was my card.

I went through lots of color combos but ended up with Old Olive and Vanilla. Getting the flower heads lined up with the stems was more challenging than I thought it would be. I ended up cutting off just a tad from the top of the stem stamp so that it would be easier to line it up. And that is using clear stamps!  I popped up the flower panel on dimensionals and layered it on the Old Olive layer that I embossed with the SU lattice embossing folder.  I just got some Baker’s Twine and was itching to use it and this yellow worked perfectly with the Daffodil Delight flowers!

Stamps: Sweet Summer
Paper: Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Ink: Black, Markers in Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and Cajun Craze
Accessories: Lattice EF, Baker’s Twine, dimensionals

>Another Just Believe Card

>I’ve had this set for awhile but haven’t played with it until today.  There are so many things you can do with this set so I’m looking forward to even more cards.

I stamped the image on white and then used the color spritzer with a chocolate chip marker  for the background. This panel is popped up on dimensionals.  I’m on a mission to use up retired paper and so I used Afternoon Tea behind the image.  Next a little chocolate chip twill on the side. The white layer is embossed with the lattice embossing folder and a couple antique brads finish up the corner.
Stamps: Just Believe
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Afternoon Tea (ret)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Lattice EF, Chocolate Chip twill, antique brads, dimensionals, color spritzer