Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Birthday Pop Up Card

On April 1st, Stampin' Up! released the new pop-up dies for the Sizzix Big Shot. Best part is they are not available anywhere else yet! Anyway, there is a birthday cake pop up and a ball pop up. Both dies come with great instructions and make amazing cards, scrap pages or decorations.
Here is a card that I made with the Birthday cake pop up. I made for a birthday party my daughter was attending.
The stamps and this paper happen to be retired, but the idea certainly isn't.... The cake was just colored with Stampin' Write markers. I punched the top and bottom of the panel with the Eyelet border punch. The background of the card was stamped tone on tone with the little flower stamp. Finally, I layered the Happy Birthday on a scallop circle and popped it up with a Dimensional.
Now for the inside..................

When you open the card, this beautiful cake pops up to greet you. I decorated the layers with some of the flowers from the 3 flower punch. The candles on the top are from the die. Finally, for the bottom of the card, I added another eyelet border.

I will share another of these cards with you tomorrow. It is the card I made for my friends baby shower.

See you then!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Color Challenge 03-31-09

Ok.... so I am posting this late as usual! My sister, Shine, has been on my case for days. She has been telling me, "People want to see new things on your blog, not just the same picture for weeks. Now, go update your blog so I can see some of your new projects...."

I know that she is right! But, sometimes, life just gets in the way... So, I hope that you will continue to check out my blog and understand, that I try my best to update it as often as I can! :)

So here is my project for today! It was the color challenge for last week. The colors are Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Pumpkin Pie and So Saffron. I have been wanting to make a card with my new set from the Occassions mini called Very Versatile. I also needed some more inspiration and used Beate's Weekend Sketch.
This card is 4x8". The Designer Series paper on the side is from the Urban Garden pack. The Corduroy buttons can be found in the new Mini. The Ribbon is the free ribbon that I got during Sale-a-bration.
I also took some time to decorate the inside of the card.

Some Spring pics of the kids!

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