More Fun With Masks

Today is my eldest son, David’s birthday.  David is an amazing young man.  He bright and handsome and one of the most generous people I know.  He will do anything for anyone.  He is a police officer and  I am so proud of him.

This is another card we made at our monthly stamp club.  We used the Pattern Party Decorative Masks and the Shimmery White Embossing Paste.  This paste has so much sparkle yet it is subtle and so pretty when it hits the lights.

To make this card I first adhered a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Whisper White cardstock to my Silicone Craft sheet using Washi Tape.  I then layered the brick wall Mask over the top of the cardstock and adhered that down with some Washi Tape too.  I mixed a drop or two of Coastal Cabana Ink with the Shimmery White Embossing Paste and stirred it using a Palette Knife.  Then you just spread it over the Mask.  After it dries, which does not take a very long time, I cut it down to 3 3/4″ x 5″.  That way if you missed any Embossing Paste along the edges it is ok because you cut them off anyway.

Here is another picture showing the sparkle a little better.

I cut the two balloons out using the Balloon Bouquet Punch and the Brights 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper.  I had to adhere the balloons with Multipurpose Glue because Snail would not stick on the Embossing Paste.  I cut the sentiment out using the Celebrate You dies (which are retiring at the end of this current catalog) with Gorgeous Grape yardsticks and then added the Silver and Whisper White Baker’s Twine.

Happy birthday, David!

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Happy Birthday, Gorgeous

I have to say, August is definitely the best month to have a birthday in.  Of course, my birthday is in August but so many of my friends also have birthdays this month.  As you know, we have a cottage and I found out that there are birthdays on the 20th, 23rd (mine), 24th and 25th all within 2 or 3 cottages from ours.  My New Hampshire daughter has an August birthday too, as well as my brother in law, Bill, my other brother in law, Peter, my father in law and a couple of friends.  Needless to say, I needed to make a lot of birthday cards!  I also received a lot of birthday cards which I will show you in the  next couple of days.

I made this card using the stamp set called Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  The balloons in this set match the Balloon Bouquet Punch which makes it so easy to stamp and punch out.  I added a few sequins from the Mini Sequin Trim in Silver to add a little sparkle to the card.  The colors I used are Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry and Flirty Flamingo.

Happy Birthday everyone!

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Happy Birthday

Stampin’ Up! has a new die in the 2017/2018 Annual Catalog that I just love.  It  is called Happy Birthday Thinlits Die.  It is a big die (3.5″ x 3″) and we all know how much I love big dies!  It has a matching stamp set called Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  You can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.

This is one of the cards we made last night at our monthly stamp club meeting.  The balloon is from Happy Birthday Gorgeous and it coordinates with Ballon Bouquet Punch.  This set also coordinates with the Classic Label Punch (although I didn’t use it for this card).  The Designer Series Paper is called Pick A Pattern.

Last week we went on vacation with Madelyn and her family.  My 92 year old mother lives nearby so she got to visit with all of us too.  We all went out for lunch one day.  Madelyn loved her Great Grandma!

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An In Color Stamp Off Challenge

Good morning everyone.  It is time for another Stamp Off Challenge.  This time we have an InColor Challenge.  We can use at least two InColors for our creations.

I needed to make a masculine birthday card so I did not have a lot of choice in the colors I used so I decided to go with Dapper Denim and Emerald Envy.  I thought it needed a little pop of color so I used a small piece of Lemon Lime Twist.

I used the stamp set called Super Duper.  This is a great set because it has big sentiments (I love big sentiments).  I stamped it three times (once on Whisper White cardstock, once on Dapper Denim and once on Lemon Lime Twist) and then cut out all the pieces and put them back together.  The Designer Series Paper is new and called Pick A Pattern.

Don’t forget today and tomorrow are the last days I am offering FREE Shipping on all orders over $50 as a way of saying thank you to all of my customers!  You can place an order online using the Hostess Code PJ6PNF26 and I will rebate you your shipping costs by PayPal or check.  You have to order before 6:00 PM EST tomorrow to get this fabulous deal and you have to use the Hostess Code in order to qualify.  This offer does not include expedited shipping.

Now let’s go see what Buffy and Jackie made.

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Balloon Celebration

Balloon Celebration

Today is the birthday of a friend of mine, Char.  Char and I have been friends for a long time and have a lot of good memories together.  We met because she was looking for someone to take care of her children and I was looking for a way to stay home with mine and make a bit of money.  It was a perfect match.  Even though her youngest child is now 32, we have remained friends all this time.

As I am writing this post I just realized that I used retired Designer Series Paper to make this card.  Sometimes I forget what has retired and what has not.  I decided to post it anyway because you could just substitute another Designer Series Paper to make this card.

It uses a stamp set called Balloon Celebrations and of course, has a matching balloon punch called Balloon Bouquet.  As you know, I love balloons and I love punches so it was a perfect set for me!  The sentiment is from a Paper Pumpkin kit.  That is one of the awesome things about Paper Pumpkin.  The kit may be used up but you will always have the stamps to use!

Happy Birthday, Char.  I hope your day is amazing!

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Happy Birthday Balloons

Balloon Celebration, Balloon Bouquet Punch

Balloons, balloons and more balloons.  Balloons are everywhere in the 2016 Occasions Catalog.  This makes me very happy!  I have been a demonstrator since 2008 and I have been waiting a long time for a balloon punch!  This is a warning.  Expect a lot of balloon cards from me.  I just hope they don’t retire at the end of this catalog.  By the way, I made this balloon card for my friend, Judy.  Her birthday is today.  Happy Birthday, Judy!

The matching stamp set that goes with the Balloon Bouquet Punch is called Balloon Celebration.  You can save 15% by buying both.  In addition to that stamp set, there is another set in the Occasions Catalog called Balloon Builders that also matches the Punch.  If you like balloon animals, or maybe if you are a mime, you will love the Balloon Builders Punch.

The Designer Series Paper I used is called It’s My Party Designer Series Paper Stack.  This is a very large pack of Designer Series Paper.  It has 48 sheets in it instead of the usual 12 sheets.  It has nice bright colors in it such as Crushed Curry and Melon Mambo but also has some soft colors such as Mint Macaron and Sahara Sand.

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Balloon Celebration

Balloon Celebration

If you know anything about me, you know I love balloons!  The best way to celebrate anyone’s birthday is by using balloons.  Now Stampin’ Up! has a new stamp set that is in the 2016 Occasions Catalog called Balloon Celebration.  It is a set that has 28 stamps in it.  The best part is it has a matching punch called Balloon Bouquet.  The punch has two different sized balloons and You can save 15% by purchasing the stamp set and punch in a bundle.  The Designer Series Paper that I used in this card is also in the new Occasions Catalog and is called It’s My Party.  It is a huge stack of paper (48 sheets!) and has all kinds of different birthday designs you will love.


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