Tuesday, March 17, 2009

B is for Birthday!

Hello fiends! We're back from our fun weekend trip-and I've just finished one of my two card classes this week. I wanted to offer a few more "masculine" cards to my friends, and this is one of the ones we made. I always need masculine cards--and they are always a bit more tricky for me to accomplish! So, here is a quick masculine card! To me, the color of this retired Su paper works great for boy birthday!:)

I started with a kiwi kiss card and layered a strip of designer paper accross the upper third of the card. The stamped images are from the Stampin' Up! set "Party Hearty!" I love that sentiment, so much fun! So I stamped the "b" with chocolate chip in, onto whisper white cardstock. I layered it onto a piece of tangerine tango paper and then pulled out the paper piercing tool(yea!). The kiwi kiss ribbon is folded in half, it's only about a 2" piece of ribbon. It was placed right were I wanted it then I pierced through my two layers of paper and then two layers of ribbon-so I had a hole for my brad. The brad helps keep the ribbon right where it should be. I didn't have any kiwi brads, but old olive worked just fine! So, after the ribbon was attached, I attached my panel to my card with dimensionals. For the party hat, I just inked one of the cute party hats from the party hearty set, with tangerine tango ink. **I love that stampin' up ink pads have a "raised" ink bed, it makes it easy to just ink one image at a time.** I used the 1" hole punch for the layer of my hat, the 1 1/4" circle punch for the chocolate chip layer, and the 1 3/8" circle punch for the kiwi layer. I simply attached hat to the "b" layer and then moved right on to the sentiment! The sentiment was stamped with chocolate chip ink and with the help of my stamp-a-ma-jig, it was stamped perfectly!

It was so fun to watch my friends start to understand how WONDERFUL the stamp-a-ma-jig is! It is really a tool that I use almost daily. Once I "got it" and understood how much easier it is to stamp with it...I've fallen, hook, line and sinker!

I hope you have a great day! Thanks so much for stopping by!


Tracy said...

I love it! I wish this DSP wasn't retired... I'm about out of usable pieces. :-(

Mary Fish said...

Adorable. I love the colors and the isolated hat. Did you cut them apart? Hugs, M