Happy 60th Birthday Ross

We went to a 60th birthday party for our  next door neighbour this past weekend.  We also consider him a great friend.  He is always there to lend a helping hand. 

I wanted to incorporate a scalloped edge and since I didn’t have a punch …. I saw a technique on another blog awhile back so I tried it and was pleased with the results.  I used the one edge of the rectangle scalloped nestability – ran it through the cuttlebug and make it a perfect scalloped edge.  I also added dimensionals under the numbers to give them a raised look on the card.

Stamps:  Trees2Build from The Stamps of Life; Birthday Basics – Papertrey
Paper:  Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Soft Suede, White
Ink:  Versafine Black, Versamark
Other:  Sans Serif Cricut Cartridge; Scalloped Rectangle Nestabilities; White Embossing Powder; Dimensionals



A quick sympathy card with a little bit of a masculine look to it.  I was browsing SCS and came across a card here that I thought was so eye-catching. 

I decided to use that same sketch and make a sympathy card.  I kept the same colour scheme but used different DP.  I added some stitching to the felt to give it that little extra zing.  I found that the felt was just a little too thick for my liking – I ended up using two pieces of dimensionals, stacked one on top of the other, to match the height that the felt created on the card.  I think for the next card, I will just use card stock instead – that is the fun of card making – you can always change up things on the next card.

Stamps:  Everyday Classics – Papertrey
Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Vanilla, Wild Asparagus-Dad Diamond – My Mind’s Eye
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Other:  Linen Felt, Petite Oval Small Nestabilities, Petite Scalloped Oval Large Nestabilities, Punched Flowers – SU Punch, Dimensionals

Thank You Quickie

Just have a quickie post for you today.  I had a request for some masculine thank you cards.  I was browsing the SCS Gallery awhile back and found a great card, but I cannot remember who was my inspiration.  I kept her layout and just changed up the colours and sentiment.

Stamps:  Salutations by Penny Black
Paper:  Soft Suede, Ivory, Black, White
Ink:  Versafine Black
Accessories:  Ribbon, Black Eyelets
Techniques:  Scoring Lines



Thank You to the Stars

I read somewhere on a fellow stamper’s blog that the best form of flattery is to have someone copy your creation.  I agree because that is where I get most of my cards from – is someone else’s idea.  I do try to change it up somehow, but not always, because sometimes it is perfect just the way they created it.  Why mess with perfection?

This card was cased from Shannan Teubner here.  She has such an awesome blog that I love to read (even though she has taken some time off from blogging) – she creates such awesome cards using Stamping Bella stamps.  Even though this card did not used the Bella line – I thought it was perfect for a thank you card.  So if you look at her original creation – really all I changed was the sentiment and a little change to the colour scheme.  Thanks to Shannan for sharing this idea.

  • Stamps:  Seeing Stars – Verve; Many Thanks – Hero Arts
  • Paper:  Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Very Vanilla, Dark Orange (Michaels), Dots DP (Costco Paper Pak)
  • Ink:  Chocolate Chip
  • Accessories:  D’Vine Swirl and Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Folders, Large Star Punch

Hope you enjoy the card and best wishes to everyone for an awesome 2010.

Thank You – Somewhat Masculine

Sometimes you need a thank you card for your guy friend.  So you sit down and try to come up with something that does not have flowers or bows on it.  For this card, I kept it really simple – used the striped paper to give it a more masculine feel and used the more earthy tones for the paper.  I did sneak in a little bit of ribbon, but he probably won’t notice that.  I found this ribbon at the Paper Pickle  and have used it alot – love the brown and blue combination.

  • Stamps: Thank You – Spring Solitude (SU)
  • Paper: Green – Earthtones – AC Cardstock, River Rock, Chocolate Chip, Blue Bayou, DP – Silly Stripes – My Minds Eye
  • Accessories: Brown Ribbon with blue – Paper Pickle, Nestabilities
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip

Best wishes to everyone for an awesome 2010.

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

I love my title for today’s cards.  As I was trying to come up with something catchy – this one popped in to my head.  No, today’s cards have nothing to do with a wedding. 

  • Something Old:  Well, I made these cards a couple of months ago, but just never took the time to post them.
  • Something New:  I tried a new technique – I bought a piece of circular canvas for needlepoint and used it to pierce the dots around the  circular designer paper
  • Something Borrowed:  I borrowed/cased this design sketch from Julie at Stampin with Julie
  • Something Blue:  In my first sample, I used blue for the punched square and there is also blue in the DP

These were such fun cards to make – will definitely put this sketch in my keeper binder.  Hope everyone has a great day!

A Beer For His Birthday

Stamping Bella has the best line of masculine stamps.  They are so fun to colour up and they just work perfect for the men in my life.  They are whimsical (not sure if that is masculine or not) and not to be taken seriously.  Which is how I would describe my husband, my son, my brother-in-law….you get my point.  So most of the men in our immediate family get a card with a Stamping Bella Fella image. 

For the top half of my card, I used the Sizzix Squares Folder and the cuttlebug (althought it is a little difficult to see in this picture)

  • Stamps:  Beerafella
  • Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, DP – Costco Paper Pack, White is from Stamping Bella – Bestest Paper (great for colouring with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol)
  • Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories:  Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol, Nestabilities S4-162 Labels Two, Sizzix Embossing Folder – Squares, Ribbon, Brown Brads