Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Amazing Birthday: display board

Hello peeps!  I have another display board project for you today.  I am so glad that we received the Amazing Birthday stamp set during convention--it's great for so many more occasions than just birthdays.  It's one that I probably wouldn't have bought myself...until I saw all the great projects made with it.  Can you relate?  :-)  Hopefully today's project will inspire you too!
 My goal with most of the display projects was to try to feature the stamp set in different ways.  I had made several cards already with this set and most were pretty and girlie.  :-)  With this one, I tried to go more gender neutral and, surprisingly, it was the colors in the Flower Pot DSP that turned up on this card:  Crushed Curry, Lost Lagoon, Tangerine Tango, Garden Green and Crumb Cake.  When I'm stumped for color combinations, I just look through my stash of designer paper for inspiration.  The background was embossed with the Alphabet folder that had been inked up with Crushed Curry ink.  The result is a faux letterpress look that really makes the design stand out.
It's really fun to stamp this image in different colors, cut apart the words and piece them together into a colorful jigsaw puzzle!  The birthday cake is easy-peasy to cut out because it fits perfectly inside the 1.25" circle punch!  I hope you enjoyed my Amazing Birthday card...be sure to keep coming back coz there's still lots of samples to show you!  Also, check out the amazing work of the other Display Stampers on our Pinterest board---these ladies rocked the boards!!


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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Happy Birthday LeAnne!!

My dear friend LeAnne is celebrating a milestone birthday today and someone as kind and caring as she is, deserves a special card in her honor:
I don't think this is a spoiler because I am certain she already opened her card...Happy Birthday, LeAnne! I hope your day is as wonderful as you are.  :-)  The feathers were inspired by a trick Shelli Gardner shared on stage at convention.  You won't believe how they are made--so simple!  The shape is die cut with one of the leaves from the Flower Fair Framelits and the little notches were made with just the very tip of the star in the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  Here are some pix I took from the big screen during convention so you can see what I mean:

Isn't that fantastic?!  Needless to say, I couldn't wait to rush home and make feathers!  And three of them found their way onto LeAnne's card.  We have so many great accent stamp sets now and the Work of Art set is just one of them.  I love the way it adds a splash of color behind the sentiment
And it worked equally as well to bring in all the colors to the inside of the card.  The "birthday" sentiment looks crooked but I swear it's just the angle of the photo--it's straight IRL!  So there you have it, LeAnne's special (and colorful) birthday card!  Do drop by her blog today and wish her a wonderful day...Happiest of Birthdays, roomie! 


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edited to add: I forgot to mention that my layout came from last week's fabulous sketch at Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.  It's a good one!















Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.