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Spotlight Tranquil Tide…

Last but certainly not least this week spotlighting the new InColors is Tranquil Tide.  How are these colors even named?  Because I am a “green” person, anything in that family is good for me.

Here’s my post highlighting not only the color but the Fresh Floral Designer Series Pack as well…

There are three InColors here…Pink Powder, Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide.

Glamour close up…notice the bling?

Side view showing dimension and layers…

And a peek inside.

Every year I have a favorite new InColor, but this year I am more than pleased with all of them!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide Cardstock, plus Fresh Floral Designer Series Paper Stack and Vellum Cardstock
  • Ink:  Soft Suede, Powder Pine, Tranquil Tide, VersaMark
  • Stamps:  Colorful Seasons
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Stitched Ovals Framelits Dies, Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies, Glitter Enamel Dots, Strip Adhesive, Clear Embossing Powder

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The base Tranquil Tide layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″.
  • The DSP layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Add a little SNAIL to back of this layer and attach to Tranquil Tide layer temporarily.  Using 3-1/4″ Stitched Oval Framlit cut through both layers.  Separate layers and using the coordinating Scalloped Oval Framelit Die cut just the DSP layer.  Then attach these two layers together.  Add Strip Adhesive to back.
  • Cut chair from Lemon Lime Twist and add to card front with SNAIL.
  • Cut a piece of Tranquil Tide 4-1/8″ x 1-1/2″.  Cut a piece of Whisper White 3-3/4″ x 1-1/4″.  Attach to CS with SNAIL.  Cut a piece of DSP 3-1/2″ x 1″ and attach with SNAIL to Whisper White.  Add all three layers to card front with SNAIL.
  • Place card front over base and lightly trace with pencil in top right and lower bottom of oval opening.  Remove and stamp branch in Soft Suede and flowers in Powder Pink.  Erase pencil marks.
  • Add oval layers to card front.
  • Cut a piece of Vellum Cardstock 7/8″ x 3-3/4″.  Add VersaMark then Tranquil Tide Ink to stamp then stamp on Vellum.  Cover with Clear EP and heat.  Add Glitter Enamel Dots to front and glue dots to back and place over oval opening on front of card.
  • Inside Cut a layer of DSp 3-1/2″ X 4-1/2″.  Cut a piece of Whisper White  2-5/8″ x 4″ and layer with SNAIL.  Cut a piece of DSP 1/2″ x 2-5/8″ and add to bottom of Whisper White with SNAIL.  Stamp branch and flowers to coordinate with card front.
  • You can see in the photos the envelope was stamped with the same branch and flowers.

We have had a really rainy couple of days, but nothing compared to what I see on the news for other places out west and north of here.  A really bright spot for today is HENRY (my new gg’son) is coming to visit for the night?  Be ready for some pics tomorrow for sure!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Keep it inky…Be HaPpY!

B

Spotlighting Fig…

What a classic color…Fig.  Maybe even a little formal.  And this fall will come in so handy creating those fall colors we all love.

Fig combined in beautiful patterns in the Fresh Floral Designer Series Paper Pack offers countless combinations for beautiful creations…

Great color combination, Fig and the Fresh Floral DSP.

A glamour close up showing the Stitched Framelits…

and a side view showing dimension and a hint of what’s inside…

and a peek inside.

This card with this sentiment would work well for a wedding, anniversary, sympathy or even birthday.  Change the sentiment and you can go in several different directions.  So I’m calling this an “all occasion” card!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you in case you need a card that works for lots of things…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, and Fig Cardstock, plus Fresh Floral Designer Series Paper Pack
  • Ink:  Fig, Sahara Sand and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Colorful Seasons
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, 5/8″ White Seam Binding (retired), Square Stitched Framelits Dies

Digits

  • The Fig base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Thick Whisper White CS layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL
  • The first DSP layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The large scalloped fig square is 3″ square cut with the Stitched Framelit Dies.  The DSP large square is cut with the corresponding Stitched Square Framelit and attached to the Fig square with SNAIL then attached to card front at center top with SNAIL.
  • The lower rectangle is a piece of Whisper White 1-5/8″ x 4-1/8″ with a DSP piece 1-1/2″ x 4″ attached with SNAIL to Whisper White.  Add a band of ribbon attaching at back with SNAIL.  Make bow with several loops of ribbon and tie center with Linen Thread.  Attach layers to lower card front with SNAIL.  Add bow with glue dots .
  • The small square is a piece of Fig cut with  2-1/2″ Scalloped Framelit Die.  The Whisper White square is cut with the corresponding Stitched Framelit Die.  Stamp flowers in Fig and branch with Sahara Sand.  Add sentiment in Archival Basic Black.  Attach squares together with SNAIL and to card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside the Whisper White piece is 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ with a small piece of Fig at the bottom 1/2″ x 3-1/2″ attached with SNAIL.  The floral design was “fussy cut” from DSP and add with SNAIL.
  • You can see the envelope was stamped with the same floral and branch to coordinate with the card front.

Hope your Thursday is going just the way you want it to go.  Thanks so much for stopping by to visit today…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

rarely.

Stay inky…Be HaPpY!

 

B

Spotlight Lemon Lime Twist…

This is a huge birthday month for me with several of them being male.  Are you as challenged by “male themed” cards as I am?

The reason (at least for me) might be that 85% of the cards I make are feminine in nature.  And I love flowers and soft, sweet colors…..

However, when the new InColors were first shown to me at OnStage in Savannah, and because I’m a “green” person…Lemon Lime Twist appealed to me immediately.  And just as quickly I envisioned it paired with black.

Here’s my Lemon Lime Twist, male themed with black post for you today…

That beacon of light is Daffodil Delight ink so you can see the contrast of these two colors.  Do you like Lemon Lime Twist paired with black?

Glamour close up shot…

Side view to show dimension…even the little piece of grass is set up as is the lighthouse and the double layer on front.

and a peek inside.  The sentiment is so appropriate…

If you feel as challenged as I do sometimes making male themed cards, tuck this one in your pocket for emergencies.  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black and Thick Whisper White Cardstock plus Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist, Smoky Slate and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Feathered Together (sentiments) and High Tide
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Urban Underground Embellishments and Adhesive Strips

Digits

  • The Lemon Lime Twist base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Basic Black layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The DSP layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached over the Basic Black layer with SNAIL
  • The Lemon Lime Twist layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″
  • The Basic Black layer is 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″ attached to the Lemon Lime Twist layer with SNAIL
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3″ x 4″.  Stamp lighthouse on scrap Whisper White and “fussy cut”.  Stamp one grass on same scrap and “fussy cut”.  Stamp sentiment in Lemon Lime Twist at top of this layer.  Position lighthouse to get an idea where you want the light beam to be and stamp.  Add lighthouse with dimensionals.  Stamp grass at base and add “fussy cut” grass to base with glue dot.  Splatter using Lemon Lime Twist marker and lid.  Add three silver stars.  Attach all three layers to center card front using Adhesive Strips.
  • Inside the Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ with a 1/2″ x 3-1/4″ strip of DSP placed at the bottom with SNAIL.
  • You can see in the photo the same DSP was used to cover the envelope flap to coordinate with the card front.

Hope your Wednesday is a good one…if not, well…at least it is “hump day”!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

smiling…

Whatever…Stay inky…Be HaPpY!

B

Powder Pink Spotlight…

Seriously love this new shade of pink…an alternate name for it might have been Fairy Dust Pink…but that’s just me.

Today’s new InColor spotlight falls on Powder Pink and the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack.  These floral patterns in the new InColors give you endless opportunities to create gorgeous cards…

The challenge for me is to use a piece of each pattern…

a glamour close up…

a side view for dimension…

and a peek inside (got that last DSP design in!)

If you love Blushing Bride pink (which I definitely do!) this new pink is lighter and softer in shade.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Powder Pink Cardstock, plus Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Sahara Sand and Powder Pink
  • Stamps:  Colorful Seasons
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The first layer of Powder Pink CS is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to the card front with SNAIL
  • The second layer of Fresh Florals DSP is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The diagonal DSP layer was cut 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Place one top corner on paper cutting line and the opposite bottom corner and cut diagonally.  Add one layer to card front with SNAIL.
  • Cut a piece of Pink Powder CS 2-5/8″ x 3-5/8″ and a piece of Thick Whisper White the same size.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black on white layer and chair stamps using Sahara Sand and Pink Powder.  Attach these to layers together askew then add to card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside the Powder Pink layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ as is the Thick Whisper White layer.  Attach these two layers together askew with SNAIL.  Fussy cut floral design and add with SNAIL. Add DSP strip at bottom of Whisper White layer 1/2″ x 3-1/4″ with SNAIL.
  • I didn’t take a pic of the coordinating envelope, but the envelope flap was lined with the Fresh Floral DSP

We are still decompressing for our whirlwind weekend trip to NYC and processing everything we were able to fit in such a short trip…amazing!  Because this trip was 100% kid oriented, we didn’t get to the 911 Memorial which I really wanted to see.  Guess Sweetums and I will have to go back!

Hope you are having a terrific day…today was Stampin’ Up!’s Demo Pre-order day!  This demo was up early to get my picks processed and on their way.  So many beautiful things to share with you.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

all day every day…

Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!

B

Daisy Gift Bag…

Today’s post is another gift idea that would work for most occasions (just in case you get caught behind the ball rather than on it).  This would be the perfect gift bag to have on hand…

How pretty is that paper?  This bag is 3-3/4″ wide, 2″ deep and 9″ tall…

Glamour close up…

Side view showing embellishments.

You could definitely make this bag 12″ tall, but I used the extra DSP to make that border which is actually the flip side of this paper in the new Incolor, Tranquil Tide.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Tranquil Tide Cardstock, plus Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Tranquil Tide and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Delightful Daisy and Label Me Pretty
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Gift Bag Punch Board, Hole Punch, Delightful Daisy Punch, Pretty Label Punch, Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies and 5/8″ Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon and Linen Thread

Digits

  • Cut DSP 9″ on one side.  Follow directions on Gift Bag Punch Board for Large Bag.  Fold on all score lines and attach with Tear Tape or Fast Fuze.
  • Using Scallop Framelit from Seasonal Layers Thinlits cut one side of the 3″ piece you cut away from 12″ DSP paper.  Attach to top of gift bag with Tear Tape and score on existing score lines.
  • Punch two holes at top to thread ribbon through and tie in a knot.  Trim ends.
  • Stamp two daisies on scrap Thick Whisper White CS in Tranquil Tide and punch out with Delightful Daisy Punch.  Curl petals using bone folder.  Attach flowers with dimensional being sure to rotate the petals.  Add to bag with dimensionals.
  • Stamp border (Archival Basic Black) and sentiment (Tranquil Tide) on scrap Thick Whisper White.  Trim close to border with snips.  Punch another label from Tranquil Tide CS, punch both layers with small circle punch then layer together with dimensionals.  Thread with Linen Thread and loop around daisy.

Think I’ll go back through my DSP stash that is retiring and make up some of these bags to have on hand…

Today Sweetums and I are winging our way to New York City to meet up with our son’s family and surprise Lyla for her tenth birthday.  Our flight this morning was at 5:45 a.m.!  And I know we will be too excited to be tired.  I’ll post pics when I get home Monday.

You have a great weekend whatever your plans are!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Found this pillow while shopping last week.

Hope it brought a smile.  Stay inky…Be HaPpY!

 

B

Wood Crate Notes…

This package today is the sweetest and most perfect hostess or small remembrance gift to have on hand….

all packaged up and ready for giving…

Glamour close up showing what looks like a stencil…

What’s inside…

The envelopes have coordinating pieces on them but I forgot to take a pic of that.  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you though…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Wood Texture Designer Series Paper Pack, Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Night of Navy, Tranquil Tide, Calypso Coral, Old Olive and White Craft Ink
  • Stamps:  Daisy Delight, All Things Thanks, Flourishing Phrases, Feather Together
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Daisy Punch, Wood Words Framelits Dies, Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit (retired), 3-1/4″ square White Envelopes (non SU!)

Digits

  • Cut two Wood Crate pieces from Wood Texture DSP.  Stamp flowers on one side using White Craft ink.  Assemble crate using Tear Tape or Fast Fuze.  Takes two minutes to make.
  • Cut four 3″ x 6″ pieces of Thick Whisper White.  Score at 3″.  Punch three with Daisy Punch.  Cut three 3″ squares of DSP and attach behind card fronts on three of the note cards.  Add sentiment on all four card fronts.  Fussy cut the one yellow daisy from DSP and attach with multipurpose glue.  Inside there is another piece of DSP coordinating with the card front 3″ x 1/2″ attached at the bottom inside the card with SNAIL.
  • I had 3-1/4″ Whisper White notecards left over from earlier SU! days and used them.  However, if I had not had them, I would have made coordinating envelopes from the DSP using the Envelope Punch Board.  Easy Peasy!
  • For the packaging, I used 6″ x 8″ cello bags, filled the bottom with brown “grass” and tied the top with ribbon from the Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit.  The tag was made using the Wood Words Stamp Set and Framelits stamped in Calypso Coral.

Hope you enjoyed this hostess gift post and found something here today to inspire you in your creative journey!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

you choose.

I choose HaPpY and inky!

 

 

B

Navy Daisies?…

Here’s another post using the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper and the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies and stamp set.  The sentiments in this stamp set are just the best and work for so many occasions…

How bright and cheery are those daisies?

Glamour close up…

Side view showing dimension of frame and flowers…

and a peek inside which would also make a nice card front.  This sentiment is one of my all-time favorites.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Daffodil Delight Cardstock, plus Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Night of Navy
  • Stamps:  Colorful Seasons
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies, Stitched Square Framelits, Adhesive Strips

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card if 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″.
  • The Daffodil Delight layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The DSP layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to DSP with SNAIL
  • Cut a piece of Thick Whisper White with the 2-5/8″ square stitched framelit.  Add to card front with SNAIL.
  • Using the next larger size Scalloped Square Framelit and the Stitched Framelit just used to cut Whisper White, cut a frame from Daffodil Delight.  Add Adhesive Strips to back of frame and then to card front to “frame” the stitched square.
  • Cut two branches using the Seasonal Layers Framelits and Old Olive CS.  Cut two each of the three flower framelits from Night of Navy CS.
  • Add the branch inside the front frame using multipurpose glue.  Trim to fit.  Add one of each of the flowers with dimensionals.
  • Cut a piece of Daffodil Delight 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″.  Attach inside card with SNAIL.
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach over Daffodil Delight with SNAIL.
  • Inside stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy at top.  Add Old Olive branch with multipurpose glue and flowers with dimensionals.
  • The daisy DSP was used to cover the envelope flap to coordinate with the card front.

This is a busy week here…Sweetums and I are traveling separately but meeting up with my son and his family in New York City this weekend to celebrate my g’daughter, Lyla’s 10th birthday!  The best part?…she knows nothing about it.  It’s all a big surprise for her.  Lots of things planned to do and see while we are there, but most important will be the memories we bring home.  I’ll report next Monday and maybe post a pic or two.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

today is one.

Stay inky…Be HaPpY!

B

Henry’s First Birthday…

Alright, I know he was just born, but this Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper just kept calling his name.  So…I made this 8″ x 8″ sampler to celebrate his first birthday next March!

Found this frame at Hobby Lobby on sale.  It’s the perfect size for a sampler!

Close up of each corner…

and the last close up…

Had I been making this same sampler for a girl, there is an image of a little girl on the DSP and a stamp for her back along with a bouquet of flowers.  Change the Real Red Cardstock to Powder Pink and leave everything else as is…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for this sampler…

Stuff

  • Paper: Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper plus Real Red  and Thick Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Real Red and Pacific Point
  • Stamps:  Birthday Delivery, Number of Years (st after number one)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Balloons Honeycomb Embellishments, Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit (surprise banner), Birthday Friends Framelits Dies, Large Numbers Framelits

Digits

  • This “shadow” frame measures 8″ x 8″ inside.  Cut the background DSP 8″ x 8″ and attach with SNAIL or multipurpose glue.
  • Cut the fox, Hip Hip Hooray banner, cake, gift box and birthday hat out of DSP using Birthday Friends Framelits Dies and set aside.
  • Fussy cut the bear, squirrel, turtle and bunny from DSP and set aside.
  • Using Large Numbers Framelits cut the number from DSP and Real Red Cardstock and set aside.
  • Stamp the word “surprise” in Pacific Point on banner from Cupcakes & Carousel Embellishment Kit.  Lay the banner on a piece of Real Red CS and draw around edges with pencil.  Fussy cut larger banner just outside pencil lines.  Glue these two banners together with SNAIL.  Add dimensionals to back and set aside.
  • Cut two Real Red CS pieces 3-3/4″ square.  Cut two Real Red CS pieces 3-3/4″ x 2″.  Cut two Real Red CS pieces 1-3/4″ square.
  • Cut two Whisper White CS pieces 3-5/8″ square.  Cut two Real Red CS pieces 3-5/8″ x 1-7/8″.  Cut two Real Red CS pieces 1-5/8″ square.
  • Attach all  pieces with SNAIL or multipurpose glue.
  • Cut two pieces of “grass” 3-5/8″ x 1″ or less adding freehand curves.  Attach to bottom of both 3-3/4″ square pieces.
  • Starting with top right corner and one of the 3-3/4″ squares, add fox to right of square along with banner using multipurpose glue.  Add gift box with dimensional.  Add decorated square to background square with multipurpose glue.
  • Add squirrel, turtle and bunny to one of the 3-3/4″ x 2″ rectangles with multipurpose glue.  Add had to bunny.  Add rectangle under fox square with multipurpose glue.
  • Add surprise banner under previous rectangle with dimensionals overlapping at top.
  • Add bear to left side of second 3-3/4″ square with multipurpose glue.  Add three honeycomb balloons and hand draw with journal pen strings from balloons to bear’s hands.  Add this square to bottom left corner of sampler.
  • Add second 3-3/4″ x 2″ rectangle with happy birthday over the bear square with multipurpose glue.
  • Add cake to one of the 1-3/4″ squares with dimensionals.  Add to top left corner of sampler with multipurpose glue.
  • Cut the number from Real Red CS and DSP.  Stamp “st” in Real Red right top of square.  Glue together offsetting.  Add to second 1-3/4″ square with dimensionals.
  • Place inside shadow frame!

How much fun is that?  I think I will make a girl one too…it’s just too cute.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

I.  LOVE.  SHOES.

And stamping…come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!

B

Navy ‘N White Daisy Delight…

Navy and white is such a classic color combination and when I saw the designs in the new Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper there was an “a-ha” moment for me.  The fact that there is a stamp set AND a daisy punch…well, you know I NEEDED that set.

And I have to tell you the DSP is almost all gone…I have stacks of cards and projects made with this set.  I’ve posted several previously, but today’s card is in that classic color combo…

Navy ‘n White classic color combo…

Glamour close up…

A side view spotlighting that gorgeous DSP…

and a peek inside.

At my wedding, which took place in the month of February oh so long ago, I wanted my bridesmaids to carry Shasta Daisies…in February?  I’ve always loved daisies, they seem happy, and I don’t know where my florist found them in the dead of winter, but we did have Shasta Daisies that day!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you on this card…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Old Olive Cardstock, plus Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper.
  • Ink:  Night of Navy
  • Stamps:  Delightful Daisy and Gorgeous Grunge
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Daisy Punch, Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies, Faceted Gems, Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit (sequins)

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Scalloped edge from Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies was used on the card front edge to remove 1/4″.
  • The DSP was cut 5-1/2″ x 1″ and attached to the inside edge of the card with SNAIL.
  • The Sentiment was stamped on the top right corner of the card front with Night of Navy.
  • Cut the branch from Seasonal Layers Thinlits from Old Olive CS.  Stamp Gorgeous Grunge (splats) in Night of Navy three times at bottom of card front.  Add branch from top left corner at an angle toward lower right corner with multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp three Night of Navy daisies on Whisper White CS and punch.  Attach two with dimensional making sure the petals are in opposite positions.  Add at bottom with another dimensional.  Cut the third daisy in half and attach layers together with a dimensional making sure the petals are in opposite positions.  Add to card front at end of branch with dimensional.  Add Faceted Gems to centers of both daisies.
  • Add five sequins to the card front with multipurpose glue.
  • You can see the envelope flap was covered with the same DSP.

Hope your weekend went well…we had a very rainy one, but it was perfect for stamping!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

and that’s a good thing.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

B

Birthday Delivery…

Can you stand one more birthday card with these cute forest animals?  It’s hard to put this suite of products away.  Ideas keep coming to mind and need to be made!

Here’s today’s post…

Lots of “fussy cutting” here…

Glamour shot close up…

and a side view showing dimension of gift box and balloons…

and a peek inside (this would make a good card front too!)

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Real Red and Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Real Red, Soft Sky and Journaling Pen
  • Stamps:  Birthday Delivery
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Birthday Friends Framelits, Balloons Honeycomb Embellishments, Sponge

Digits

  • The Real Red base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″.  Cut the bottom layer “grass” from DSP and attach to Whisper White layer with SNAIL.  Using a sponge add Soft Sky ink to top of Whisper White layer.  Add to card front with SNAIL.
  • Cut the fox from the DSP with framelit.  Cut his hat from DSP with framelit.  Cut gift box from DSP with framelit.  Fussy cut bear with baby bear and raccoon from DSP.  Add bear first in center of card front with multipurpose glue.  Add fox next overlapping his tail on bear.  Add raccoon last overlapping his trumpet.  Add balloons in top right corner and add strings with journaling pen to the baby bear’s paw.  How sweet is that?
  • Now inside the card I cut out a turtle and a squirrel.  The Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.  Cut grass from DSP and add to bottom of layer with SNAIL.  Stamp Happy Birthday sentiment in Real Red.  Add to card with SNAIL.
  • You can see an extra gift box was cut out to attach to the lower left corner of the envelope to coordinate with the card front.

Next week I’m moving on to other new products.  But, believe me, this suite of products is so much fun to play with.

Hope your weekend will be everything you want it to be and more.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

i’m smiling…

Come get inky with me…you’ll be HaPpY!

B