Birthday card for a 2 year old.

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This weekend my son was invited to his friend’s second birthday party – he definitely had an awesome time at her ‘Bubble Guppies’ themed do and enjoyed playing with a whole new set of toys.

Off to the party - my son in his snazzy hat
Off to the party – my son in his snazzy hat

I made a very simple card for her birthday – making something ‘child friendly’ (especially so young) was new to me, but I figured it would be a fun challenge. I am trying to challenge myself to a card a week!

Tool kit (all available from my Stamping’ Up! store):

Other tools:

Assembly:

Stampin up stars little buddy birthday card

 

Again, super easy assembly, all you need to know is that my two pieces of DSP were cut at 4.5″x1.5″ and 3.5″x1.5″; and the DSP was cut at 1/2″ bigger all around (5″x2″ for one piece; 4″x2″ for another).

The basic card is, as usual 8.5″x11″ paper, cut in half (8.5″ x 5.5″) and folded at 4.25″ – final card size 4.25″ x 5.5″.

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As ever, if you don’t want to make it, you can always pick it up from my Etsy store.

Now, I although I followed my last goal and went for more color, I still need to break away from 2 dominant colors… next time perhaps.

Happy Stamping!

Friday link love

2 links from this week’s reading…

I just discovered Buffy Cooper’s “Stamping with Buffy” blog – she posts daily! I am in awe. This week, Buffy had tonnes of lovely ideas, but I wanted to share her “Winter Moon” card because it had such a different feel from everything Stampin’ Up! right now. Maybe because it is summer, or perhaps on the back of the 2012-2014 In Colors which were pastels, I am seeing a lot of cute, summery cards. This was a beautiful change:

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I am also showing some link love to my Stampin’ Up! upline, Janice, who has started posting over at JB Stamper.  Check out what Janice does with her Paper Pumpkin:

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I can’t wait to show you more  of her creations (I get a preview in class!).

Have a lovely weekend – I have a bust one planned, but I am trying to make a new card each week, so hopefully I will have something to post soon…

Elegant Baby Shower Card for a Girl

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Today I created a super simple baby shower card. I love the cutesy animals in the current sets, but I wanted to create something a bit more elegant for mother having her fourth baby very soon. So, I stuck to colors one of which was crumb cake, and whereas I would usually put little feet or booties across the bottom, I went for butterflies. It gives the card a slightly different feel. But, as with last weeks’ card, it is extremely easy.

Tool kit (all available from my Stamping’ Up! store):

Card stock in crumb cake
Card stock in another color – I used Primrose Petals, which has been retired, but melon mambo would make a great alternative (or Pool Party for a boy / Smokey Grey for gender neutral?).
Ink pad in color 2
Decorative Dots embossing folder (I ummmed and ahhhhed about whether or not to use dots or stars, and honestly, my next order is going to contain a Happy Heart embossing folder for baby shower cards)
Papillon Potpourri Stamp set
Bitty Butterfly Punch
Elegant Butterfly Punch
Bitty Banners stamp set, (This has been discontinued but I think it would look cute to write a message)
Bitty Banners Framelit dies
Pearl Basic Jewels

Other tools:

Assembly is really easy. Just cut out the follow parts (I made the crumb cake embossed background 4″ x 5″) and stick together, adding pearls as embellishments (or rhinestones for added glamor):

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As ever, if you don’t want to make it, you can always pick it up from my Etsy store.

Happy Stampin’!

Simple “You are a Star” card

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This card was a “last minute” easy make and makes a great starter project! It was designed for someone I worked with, and really admired, who was leaving and moving on bigger and better things. However, it would be great as a graduation card, any exams passed card, or even a “cheerful random message” card.

This is so easy that no special instructions are needed – just construct each piece and assemble. If you do not have a big shot, in place of the textured blue background, think about using Pool Party pics from the Subtles designer paper pack – it will give a very similar effect.

And ignore the messy right hand side edge – I have to correct that and edit this post 🙂

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Tool kit (all available from my Stamping’ Up! store):

Other tools:

Of course, if you don’t want to make it, you can always pick it up from my Etsy store.

Happy Stamping!

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