Big Top Birthday

This card is going to my brother who will turn ?? on Monday.  I won’t tell you his age as it reminds me that I’m not far behind him.  Being a retired Air Force Chaplain, I think he will enjoy these stars and stripes.

The Big Top Birthday Designer Paper Series and Happiest Birthday Wishes both retire at the end of this month. 

Inspiration:  Mary Fish

Stamp Sets: Happiest Birthday Wishes
Paper: Big Top Birthday Designer Series Paper, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Ink:  Real Red (103133)
Cool Tools:  Real Red 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Brights Designer Buttons, Brights Brads, White Baker's Twine, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Piercing Tool, Mat Pack

Posted on : May 26 2012
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Summer Smoochin’

I’m loving Stampin’ UP!’s new Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper.  The colors are so vivid and lively.  This is one fun card and super easy to make.

Inspired by:  Mary Fish

Stamp Set:  Happiest Birthday Wishes
Paper:  Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper), Daffodil Delight,  Island Indigo, Whisper White,
Ink:  Island Indigo
Tools & Accessories:  2 1/2" Circle Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Daffodil Delight 1/2' Seam Binding Ribbon, Paper-Piercing Tool, Mat Pack,  Silver Mini Brads




Posted on : Apr 26 2012
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A Wise Owl for a Wise Young Man

My oldest grandson recently turned 9 years old.  Seems like he was just born last week.  We had the traditional family birthday dinner on Easter Sunday.  There was a BIG Easter Egg Hunt in my daughter’s back yard and the kids dyed Easter Eggs too.  As I didn’t want the Easter day activities to out shadow his birthday, I made this card that really fits him.  He loves to read and he is extremely smart. 

When I am making a punch art figure, I squeeze a few drops of Tombow on waxed paper and use a tooth pick to spread glue on the teeny tiny parts.  That’s my tip for the day.

Stamp Set:  Happiest Birthday Wishes
Paper: Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper, Wild Wasabi , Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Tools & Accessories:   Owl Builder Punch, Photo Corner Punch (retired),
Regals Designer Buttons, Vintage Black Button (from my Grandma’s button box), White Baker’s Twine, Tombow, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots & adhesive

Posted on : Apr 22 2012
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