21 October 2020

Happy 70th Birthday

Did a little road trip last week to visit one of my uncles who was turning 70.  My mum comes from a large family and as a youngster, I loved those family occasions where I would get together with all my cousins.  I have so many wonderful memories of those times.  In fact, I have vague memories of the 21st Birthday of this same uncle on the family farm which has since been sold.  I was about 5 years old at the time.

Here is the card I created for him.  It was inspired by Esther Howard at Stampin' Star Creations.  It was a lot of fun to make but very product heavy.  I used seven different stamp sets for all my stamping but don't let this put you off.  The same result can be achieved by repeating one, two or three stamps. What you want to end up with is a wall that looks like its been graffiti-ed.

It's a wall of 'Happy Birthday' graffiti.  Cool hey!  

To stamp all the images, I set them up on the Stamparatus and used my Stampin' Write Markers to colour each stamp.  You could easily stamp each image separately and use the Stamp Pads.


Supplies Needed:
  • Stamp Sets: A Grand Kid (HAPPY BIRTHDAY), Best Year (hip hip hooray!), Family Party (stars), Happiest of Birthdays (HAPPY B.DAY), Itty Bitty Birthday (it's your DAY!, AWESOME at any age, CHEERS to you), Many Mates (Celebrate, IT'S YOUR DAY!, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!) Zany Zebras (HAPPY BIRTHDAY)
  • Brick & Mortar 3D embossing folder
  • Stitched Stars dies
  • Markers: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Pacific Point, Merry Merlot
  • Inks: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Pacific Point, Merry Merlot, Crumb Cake
  • Cardstock:  Crumb Cake (card base), Merry Merlot (matte layer), Whisper White (top layer and card centre), Pacific Point, Pumkin Pie, Vellum
  • Stamparatus
  • Cut & Emboss Machine 
 

 
 


All products used to create this card are available to purchase in my online store here.  

I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have if you leave them in the comment section below or alternatively, via the 'Contact Me' button in the tabs above. 

Thanks for stopping by.  Take care and stay safe.

Monica x
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14 October 2020

Clean and Simple Project featuring Stitched Leaves Dies


 
 
Hello and welcome! 
 
Today I'm sharing a card I created for The Spot Creative Challenge #132. I have a wonderful friend who is on the Design Team and she's been asking me for a while to give it a go. My card features the Stitched Leaves Dies and uses the Plaid Tidings 6x6 Designer Series Paper. A full list of products is below.




Supplies Needed:
  • Dies: Stitched Leaves, Celebration Labels
  • Greenery Embossing Folders
  • Cardstock: Cinnamon Cider, Whisper White, Brushed Metallic 12 x 12 Cardstock
  • Designer Series Paper (DSP):  Plaid Tidings
  • Linen Thread, Gold Metallic Trim (from Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack)
  • Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Magnetic Platform
  • Adhesives:  Tombow Liquid Glue, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
I began by embossing one side of my Cinnamon Cider card base with the sprig design embossing folder from the Greenery Embossing Folder duo pack. Next I went and die cut the second to smallest label from the Celebration Labels Dies from a co-ordinating piece of Plaid Tidings DSP. Taking the Stitched Leaves Dies, I went and die cut two of the larger leaves from the gold toned Bbrushed Metallic Cardstock then used the accent dies to create stitched veins on each of the leaves. This completed all of my die cutting.
 
To create the front of my card, I placed the die cut label towards the bottom left of my card and stuck this down using dimensionals.  Then I arranged each leaf and stuck them down, again using dimensionals.  Finally, using a strand each of the gold trim and linen thread, I created a bow and stuck this down on my leaves using glue dots.
 
To complete my card, I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock and glued a strip of the same DSP onto it and attached this on the inside with Tombow.
 
All products used to create this card are available to purchase in my online store here.  If you like my card, I would love you to tell me and if there are any questions, please leave them in the comment section below.  
 
Thanks for stopping by.
 
Take care and stay safe and please drop by again.
 
Monica x
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Happy 70th Birthday

Did a little road trip last week to visit one of my uncles who was turning 70.  My mum comes from a large family and as a youngster, I loved...