Pleased to see our two new ladies enjoyed themselves enough to return this week. Well done Ladies.
Having had a couple requests for other uses with the Envelope Board besides Envelopes and with Easter fast approaching it seemed an ideal time to make a box. There have been many examples of this bag in a box on Pinterest.com so I won’t name names today, just a thank you to all who post there.
We used the Have A Cuppa DSP and the Friends and Flowers Bundle for the Rabbit. Bunny feet were from Flower Flair Framelits and the small oval punch. The tail is the tiny flower in the Botanical Builders Framelits. The 1” punch worked for the head and rear end. The ears were colour in Pink Pirouette and the greeting just one I happened to have.
I was asked by a lady near where I live if I could make a card for her niece who has a premmie baby still in hospital. The wee one was born a month ago and while everything is looking good it is still a stressful time for all the family. Because I loved what Judith Ritter-Österle has done with the Friends and Flowers stamp set this little card sprang to mind.
It’s a compilation of what I had at hand, some retired, some new products, some not Stampin’ Up!. The lady was delighted and really that’s all that matters.
The Whisper White base (21cm x 15cm or 8¼ x 57/8) folded in half. The Pacific Point CS (10cm x 14cm or 4″ x 51/2 ) was embossed with the Happy Heart Embossing Folder then glued to base.
I stamped the petals and baby onto some Whisper White scraps, punched out with matching Festive Flower Builder Punch and coloured in the baby. They were arranged and attached to the frame from Spellbinders Decorative Die Frame one, with sticky dots. Pretty but not one of ours. Then glued to base.
I reverted to the Stampin’ Up! My Digital Studio (retired) for the sentiment from A Word for You. After printing I used the frame from Chalk Talk Framelits which was created by running it through the big shot half way, flipping the frame, inserting back into the cut section and cutting the other half.
Inside was this sentiment I had…. just right for this little fighter.
PS Just heard news am a grandmother again, number 9 so another baby card soon.
Hope you have all had a Happy Christmas and a relaxing Boxing Day. We did with two very excited young boys.
Talking of excitement…I am very excited with the new products in the 2016 Occasions Catalogue and the Sale-A-Bration catalogues so have a sneak peek here. Having purchased the Festive Flower Builder Punch, for the Christmas poinsettias, I was delighted to see a set of stamps using the same punch. Good on SU, they do make an effort to help use the products we purchase in innovative ways. So needing to make a small boys 5th birthday card I grabbed on to the idea on page 46 of the Handmade from the Heart Occasions Catalogue and created the card above.
The clouds were made using the Tree Builder Punch and coloured slightly with Smoky Slate The waves used the Color Me Irresistible Specialty Designer Series Paperwhich was sponged with Marina Mist, Sky Blue and Pool Party to give a varied water effect. I then punched the top edge with the 1″ circle punch.
My Fishes were stamped in Tangelo Twist from the Friends and Flowers Set (page 46 Occasions 2016 Catalogue on sale January 5th) and punched with the Festive Flower Builder Punch, in the medium size. The tails were from the joined leaves and just angled slightly before attaching with sticky dots. The hats used the top of the Tree punch and the bottoms rounded with the 1” circle punch from some scraps of DSP HIgh Tide (retired) (Placed from inside out). The little pom pom was made from the tiny flower in the Flower Fair Framelits Die set.
Happy birthday I stamped in Memento black, sponged the edges in Marina Mist and cut out a star fish from the High Tide DSP. This DSP was also used on the little pocket inside. It was scalloped with the Adorning Accents edgelit (retired) and mounted on Whisper White Card Stock that had also been scalloped, creating the surf. I just happened to have a rub on Happy Birthday in my odd stash pile so added that.
Hope you like them as much as I do. They were quick and easy to create and make for a Happy card for a Five Year old who does happen to have a fish tank in his bedroom!! Pop over to verses for the inside poem.