September 28, 2010

Framed Birthday

Hello everyone.  Today's card uses a Cuttlebug embossing folder as a frame for the main image and sentiment.  I love the swirly pattern.  Since fall is in the air, the colors I chose are Peach Parfait and Chocolate Chip.  They remind me of the changing colors of leaves this time of year.
The center of the card was punched out using the wide oval Nesties.  I stamped a fern image from the Growing Green stamp set in peach as a nice background.  The sentiment is over-stamped in Chocolate Chip ink and is from the On Your Birthday set.  The horizontal slit punch was used to allow for the checkered ribbon to feed through the oval layers.  I added some matching rhinestones for a little bling and there you have it.  Thanks for stopping by today.

September 23, 2010

Cute as a Bug Birthday

Hello everyone.  Can you ever get enough of the Bugs and Kisses stamp set?  I mean really, how cute are the images in this set?  Today, I paired up the little ladybug image and the sentiment from the set along with the cutest caterpillar sizzix die.  This card is for my 5 year old niece, so I chose pink--her favorite color.  I didn't want to place the caterpillar on a white background, so I lightly sponged in some pink clouds.  They're subtle, but there.  I threw in some white highlights with a white colored pencil, added some ribbon and got this in the mail. 
Thanks for stopping by today.

September 22, 2010

Autumn Birthday

Hello everyone.  Today's card uses some wonderful designer paper from Stampin' Up.  It's called Autumn Spice.  Aren't the patterns just wonderful?  The card base is More Mustard, and the pieces of Autumn Spice are framed by Early Espresso card stock.  The sentiment is from the Sincere Salutations stamp set.  I punched it out using the new extra large decorative label punch found in the Holiday Mini Catalog for 2010.  I used the Crop-a-dile to set two large eyelets and threaded the 1/8" taffeta ribbon.  The two little leaves in the upper left hand corner are punched from a couple of leaf punches I've had forever.  I used Cajun Craze and Early Espresso cardstock for those.  That's it for this one.  Thanks for stopping by.