Wednesday, March 28, 2012


I spent a little time in my stamp room this afternoon and designed this birthday card.  I have been looking for a stamp set that I could use to make some boyish cards and this one is perfect!  Not too babyish and not too grown up...although I know some "grown up" men this stamp set would work equally well for. As always with my masculine cards, I like to keep the design simple. 

Stamp set:  Need for Speed, Petite Pairs
Ink:  Early Espresso
Colors:  Not Quite Navy, Lucky Limeade, Peach Parfait, Crumb Cake
Bakers Twine, Big Shot with Timeless Type Alphabet Junior Sizzlits

Thursday, March 22, 2012


I don't know why I waited so long to buy one of these kits, but I am buying more!  They can be found on pg 192 of the IB&C.  $12.95 for 8 cards and envelopes.  You can also by the It's Your Day stamp set that coordinates with the cards or just you a sentiment stamp that you already have in your collection.  These cards can be assembled as they come or you can jazz them up a little, as I have done.  Think of all the possibilities to replace my number 11.  A friend of mine put a die cut butterfly in this space, so cute!  The perfect solution when you need a cute, quick card!!


Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Well obviously I stay busy and this last month has been filled with an exciting Spring Break and Girl Scout Cookie Sales, but not a lot of stamping!  I was, however, able to sneak into my stamp room and create a little this afternoon.

The card I have to show you today is a thank you card, I actaully made two of these, that will be presented to a couple of police officers who are coming to speak to our Daisy troop tonight.  So absolutely, I had to include daisies on this card.  The girls signed the inside and I used the Big Shot with the Flower Daisy #2 die and the Sizzlits Many Thanks die.  I punched out the flower centers with the 1 1/4", 1" and 1/2" punches.  To finish it off, I added a little bling with Rhinestones. These cards are on the large size, simply a 8 1/2 x 11 piece of Bashful Blue card stock scored down the center with the Simply Scored Tool.

This card was super easy.  I love that by having all my Stampin Up supplies on hand, I can make a one of a kind (or in this case, two of a kind) card that is perfect for any occasion.