Happy Birthday Mom!!!

Today is my mom’s birthday.  Happy Birthday Mom!!!  This card is blue so maybe a little more guy looking but it’s filled with lots of presents and treats.  I used the Party Hat Birthday Stamp Set and the Stamparatus to make this cute card.  The Stamparatus made it quick and easy to stamp each of the different layers of the hat — Dapper Denim, Smoky Slate and Daffodil Delight.

Party Hat Birthday Stamp Set, Stamparatus, Simple Stripes Embossing Folder


I used the Simple Stripes Embossing Folder for the background layer.  Such a fun card and I loved working with my Stamparatus.

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Every Day With You is a Picnic

This past week I pulled out some of the bundles from the Occasions Catalog that I haven’t used yet.  Yes, that right, just like you I buy things that sit on my shelf and don’t get any ink.  I decided it was time to play with some of these forgotten items.  The first one is the Picnic With You Bundle featuring the Picnic With You stamp set and the Picnic Basket Builder Framelits.  On my, what fun this was to play with.  You could pack whatever you want inside you picnic basket.


Picnic With You Stamp Set, Picnic Basket Builder Framelit, Burlap Stamp Set
As you can see I went for bread, cheese and wine.  This fun bundle is retiring along with the Rose Red card base and the Wild Wasabi cardstock.

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Nature’s Poem Suite Surprise

Here is my final Nature’s Poem Suite project from my On Stage presentation.  This project features all the products in the suite in an adorable card set complete with a carrying case and a “sweet” treat package.  These cards cover many occasions — birthday, thank you, sympathy and all occasion.  I have used a bit of a feminine touch to this project with Petal Pink giving a softer feel.

Nature's Poem Suite, Rooted in Nature Stamp Set, Nature's Poem Designer Paper, On Stage, Suite Surprise
A quick tote for storing the cards and envelope which is beautiful to put in a cello bag for a beautiful present.

Nature's Poem Suite, Rooted in Nature Stamp Set, Nature's Root Framelits, Nature's Poem Twine, Garden Trellis, Suite Surprise
I love the soft feel the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder gives.  To add a little more texture I used the embossing thinlits and cut out with the leaves framelit.  The greeting “Be Strong, Be Happy, Be You” was stamped and trimmed with Paper Snips and attached with Mini Dimensionals.  I separated a piece of the Grapefruit Grove twine into three strands and tied a small bow in the center.

Nature's Poem Suite, Rooted in Nature Stamp Set, Nature's Poem Designer Paper, Sympathy, Suite Surprise
A very gentle Sympathy card.  I used the Rock & Roll Technique on the leave — ink stamp with Petal Pink and then roll the edges of the stamp in Cajun Craze and stamp on the Whisper White Stitched Circle.

Nature's Poem Suite, Rooted in Nature Stamp Set, Leaves Trinket, Suite Surprise
I stamped the leaf with Cajun Craze for the background.  The tree is the focal point of the thank you card.  I added a bronze leaves trinket and colored three pearls with the Bronze Stampin’ Blend.

Nature's Poem Suite, Rooted in Nature Stamp Set, Nature's Poem designer paper, Suite Surprise
I love the fun layout of this card — lots of texture here with the linen looking designer paper, twine, leaves and fun square cutouts.

We can’t have a Suite Surprise without a “Sweet” Treat Package.

Nature's Suite, Rooted in Nature Stamp Set, Nature's Poem Designer Paper, Pizza Box, Suite Surprise, Treat Packaging
I decorated a Mini Pizza Box with the Nature’s Poem designer paper and a bronze Leaves Trinket.

I hope you enjoyed the full Nature’s Poem series.
It won’t be long until you can all order this fabulous bundle.
You truly are going to want this whole suite.