Hannah had a birthday party on the weekend for a friend. Being the organised girl that I am - I started the card at 11.45am and we left for the party at 12.30. (Smile!) I love how it turned out despite the short timeline.
Stamp Sets: Schoolbook Serif Alphabet and Cheers To You
Cardstock: Pacific Point
DSP (Patterned Paper): Riding Hood Red and Pacific Point Patterns Packs (pg 135)
Other: Versamark, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, White Embossing Powder, Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon and Earth Elements Brads, Small Star Punch, Tag Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals.
A quick stamp on the envelope makes a nice touch I think. Doesn't have to be complicated.
I loved Marelle Taylor's card in a recent swap. She'd punched small stars and stuck them onto the same colour cardstock. Check it out at the bottom of this post here. It was one of those ideas that I filed straight under 'Must Do That!' I punched them, a quick run of Snail Adhesive on the back and voila. (I love Snail when I'm in a big rush, no mess, no fuss, no backing paper to peel.) I found it looked good to have some stars going off the edge (then trimmed the overlap with scissors.)
I had a leftover share of 6" x 6" squares of all the DSP (patterned paper) in our main catalogue. We raided it for our Art Journal Cover Class. (Running another one - details here.)
I dug the remainder out for this card and hunted through to find some 'boyish' looking colours and patterns. The letters popped right out with some white embossing. I stamped and embossed them all on the one 6" square, then flipped my tag punch over to check the positioning and punch. I know I probably sound like a broken record, but will mention again - stamp first, punch last works really well for me.
Another tip for anyone else whose cards sort of evolve rather than start out planned: I'd already made the base of the card before I did the tags and didn't want the brads to poke through to the inside of the card, so I opened them behind the tag and then stuck the whole thing on with dimensionals.
Happy birthday Ben! Hannah and I met Ben and his mum Rose at mother's group when the kids were just babies. Now they are off to school and we car pool each week. The time just flies by! Seems like not that long ago that we were trying to get 10 bubs to lie on mats for a photo.
Have a great week! I'm off to put the finishing touches on a Marker Club Tutorial!
Then time to head down to the rumpus room. I had the brilliant idea yesterday to gather all of the toys from all over the house and dump them in the rumpus room for a big clean out, sort out, chuck out session. The chuck out part wasn't going so well yesterday with Miss Hannah supervising the rubbish box! Might tackle some more of that bit when she's not looking!
I'm sure those toys multiply when I'm not looking. Some weird toy breeding program happening! Anyone else tackling some spring cleaning. Took a before pic, hope I don't run out of steam before I get to the 'after' shot. Hee hee!