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 Paper which 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.
I can feel the excitement building, one day to go before orders can be placed from the new Stampin’Up Catalog.
I know you have your catalogs and are eager to get creating with some of the exciting products on display. Over at Vickie’s blog she has created some lovely cards with the new colors and stamps. Pop over and see after you have looked at my offering with the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set and two of the 2015/16 colors.
What a great way to help Ronald McDonald House Charities. On the news the other night they showed the new fantastic building going up next to the children’s hospital in Brisbane that is in need of more funding so get behind them with this stamp set.
I have chosen to limit myself to two colors, Tip Top Taupe and Cucumber Crush. What about the white you say, well according to my son when he was 6, years ago, in his “I’m right”, voice which he often was, it’s a shade called Whisper White. The Internet will agree and disagree but I like to remember him when I’m using black or white.
It is a simple layout with the background paper from Irresistibly Yours DSP sponged in the Tip Top Taupe Ink. One scalloped 8cm circle in Cucumber Crush and one 7cm in Whisper White, which were popped up with dimensionals provided the resting place for the tree.
This tree, after stamping from the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set was punched with the Tree Builder Punch.
Sentiment was from the Simply Wonderful Stamp Set and stamped on Whisper White Card Stock then cut with the Chalk Talk Framelits with the Big Shot. The under mount, in Tip Top Taupe was created with the same framelit cut half way, then the framelit reversed, put through the Big Shot again, cut half way to create the other end.
A pretty bow with Organza Ribbon, topped with the little bird from the Tree Builder Punch, attached with sticky dots helped fill the card.
I Stamped the sentiment and the Tree from the Sprinkles of Life Stamp set inside and the card was complete.
Till next time Happy Crafting.
PS: In case you were were wondering, the scallop was die cut using KaiserCraft Scallop Nesting Die
Some of the products used below.