Happy birthday to you.
Happy birthday to you.
Happy birthday, dear Snippets.
Happy birthday to you!
Today my blog is one year old! It's hard to believe it's already been a year. At times it's been more work than I expected (partly because I have to make sure I'm actually taking time to create things so I have something to write about!), but it's been fun. Now, every birthday needs a few birthday cards, right?
Supplies (all Stampin' Up!® unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Central Park (Raisin Boat)
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Kiwi Kiss, Real Red, Bashful Blue
Ink: Crumb Cake, Kiwi Kiss, Real Red, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Finishing Touches Edgelits dies, Bashful Blue taffeta ribbon, mini pearls (Doodlebug Design Inc.), Tombo Mono glue, Glue Dots, Dmensionals
I love how this card turned out. I started out by stamping the tree trunks on the Very Vanilla layer so there was random spacing between them. Then I stamped three different treetop images on the colored card stock (one of each style in each color) and cut them out. I adhered the treetops to the card at various heights and used Dimensionals and Glue Dots for some of them to add dimension. I added a die-cut strip for grass and a little bird in one of the trees. To finish the card I stamped the music notes and greeting, tied a bit of ribbon around one of the trees and added three light blue pearls.
Supplies (all Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Central Park (Raisin Boat), Kind & Caring Thoughts (for inside greeting)
Card stock: Whisper White, Going Gray, Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Going Gray, Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green
Accessories: Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack, Decorative Label punch, pearls, Gumball Green stitched satin ribbon, Tombo Mono glue, Dimensionals
I think this is a fun color combination; I love the classic yellow and gray with little accents of green. I collage (or random) stamped the layer of Whisper White with four different images, one image for each color, and then mounted it on Going Gray card stock. I stamped the sentiment on white card stock and punched it out with the Decorative Label punch, positioning the sentiment at the top of the punch instead of in the middle. I glued the punched piece behind the ribbon and then adhered the ribbon around the bottom of the layered panel. I used Dimensionals to adhere the entire panel to a Basic Gray card base.
Once I finished the card front, I had a strip of the stamped card stock left. Rather than toss it in the recycling, I decided to add it to the left side of the inside panel for a little touch of color. I might have to go back and add a few yellow flowers, too.
I hope you've enjoyed the cards and other projects I've shared during the past year. As always, thanks for stopping by!