Saturday, August 5, 2017

Birthday crafting session

Last month one of my awesome and crafty friends turned eleven years old. (Where does the time go?!) To celebrate the occasion, today she came over with her mom (also a super awesome friend; we went to college together), and we had a little birthday crafting session.

Supplies (all Stampin' Up!):
Kit: Heartfelt Banner Designer Kit
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana card stock
Accessories: Butterflies Thinlits dies

To start off, the birthday girl put together a quick little banner from a fun kit. For an extra punch of color, I die cut a few butterflies out of coordinating card stock and added them to the basic kit supplies. She was excited to think about what she would clip on the banner once she got home.

Supplies (all Stampin' Up!):
Kit: Something Good to Eat Paper Pumpkin (September 2016)
Paper: Very Vanilla card stock
Ink: Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Crushed Curry baker's twine, clear Wink of Stella glitter brush pen, Note Tag punch, 1/8" hole punch

Next up we made some little treat tubes. I never used my Paper Pumpkin kit from last Halloween (I wasn't intentionally hoarding it; I just didn't have a need for sixteen treat tubes at the time!), so I decided that would be a fun project. But since it's not quite time for Halloween, I needed a more summery theme. I bought some chocolate-covered sunflower seeds from the local candy store and designed a tag using the sunflower image and one of the sentiments from the set. It was the perfect combination and tasty, too! (We had to sample a few of the treats to make sure they passed quality control, after all.)

After stamping the tags, we added a little sparkle to the sunflowers by painting Wink of Stella over the center of the flower. It's so pretty when it catches the light!

For assembly, we punched 1/8" holes in the top of each tag. We tied a piece of Crushed Curry baker's twine around the top of the tube, fed both of the twine ends through the hole in the tag and then tied another knot and a bow on the front of the tag.

Finished treat tubes and happy crafters!

Supplies (all Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Summer Splash
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Cool Caribbean card stock
Ink: Cool Caribbean, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Burlap ribbon trim, 2" circle and 2-3/8" scalloped circle punches, Tiny Attacher (Tim Holtz), Mini Action Wobble springs (Art Impressions), 4 mm clear droplets (Pretty Pink Posh),
Art Glitter glue (Art Institute Glitter)

There isn't anything terribly complicated about this card, but the octopus on the Mini Action Wobble spring was a big hit!

For the card base, we stamped the sea life and bubble images on a piece of Whisper White card stock and adhered it to a Crumb Cake card. To add some texture we attached a piece of burlap ribbon trim with mini staples. (This has become my favorite method for adding this ribbon onto cards. Adhesive doesn't always work well with the burlap texture, and I love the contrast between the metal and textile.) As a final touch we glued on three clear droplets to look like splashing water.

Getting just the right stamp placement.


I had so much fun crafting and visiting with friends today -- and it was my second fun stamping day this week! (I think I might have craft day every day if I could.) After we were done creating, I gave the birthday girl a bin full of various card-making supplies as part of her present. She was pretty excited about it, and I think she'll be busy for awhile!

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. Happy (late!) Birthday to the Birthday Girl! Love her choice of nail polish colours! The banner is awesome and so are the treat bags and the card! Looks like everyone had a fun day!
    My stamping mate has moved out of Auckland, so I don't have anyone to stamp with anymore:-( I think this is part of the reason I am not stamping so much - I miss the social feeling of being with someone who enjoys the crafting as much as I do.
    Have fun at next craft day Andrea!
    Sunshine, New Zealand