Hello Zoo Babies

This card was a fun way to celebrate the arrival of a colleague's new baby boy.  The Zoo Babies stamp set is fun and whimsical.  Whether you use Indigo Blue (as I did) or Daffodil Delight (yellow) or Pink Pirouette the result will be fun.

This was a super easy card using my Postage Stamp punch and a 1 1/4" Square punch to create the boxes.  

The Perfect Dots embossing folder added texture and interest to the white background.  I don't have congratulations on your baby sentiments so I used something from a retired stamp set; Sweet Essentials.  The ribbon came from the 2013 Sale-a-Bration event in Island Indigo.

I even tucked a monkey on the inside of the card…


I hope I got your mojo going today.



Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tag Bundle

It is hard to believe the Holidays are upon us.  Stampin' Up! has made it really easy to get your cards and packages ready and looking extra special with their new Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tag Bundle. Click on the link and watch this video to see all it has to offer…


Inspired by the sample in the video, here is a card I made with my Pop & Place Gift Tag bundle yesterday:


And I made this fun tag!


I just inked up my Cherry Cobbler ink pad and it looks like I smeared the top of the stamp.  That is how you know they are homemade!  These projects were easy and fun using the new Pop & Place tags.

While I used the Christmas Message stamp set for the tag I did purchase the coordinating Christmas Tagables Photopolymer stamp set.  These Photopolymer stamps REALLY stick to the acrylic blocks and I love how you can see through them to stamp.  Here is a peak at the stamp set:

TagablesImagine the fun you can have making tags for your holiday packages.




Supplies Used:

Paper:  Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags, Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler card stock

Ink:  Silver Metallic Encore pad, Cherry Cobbler

Stamps:  Christmas Messages,  Ornament Keepsakes (available online only)

Tools:  Big Shot, Holiday Ornament Framelits (available online only)

Finishing touches:  Candy Dots (regals), Burlap Ribbon, White Baker's Twine

Bright & Colorful Happy Birthday

Did you remember to turn your clocks back? I love turning the clocks back and gaining another hour to my weekend! Woot Woot

The month of November brings many birthdays for family and friends.  So you will see a lot of Birthday cards this month.

I wanted to create a bright and colorful birthday card and I believe I succeeded!

Using the Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper as the centerpiece I added a birthday cake from the Make a Wish stamp set and inked each layer with Stampin' Write Markers – Bermuda Bay, Strawberry Sluch and Crushed Curry.  The finishing touches of Bermuda Bay Taffeta Ribbon and Rhinestone Basic Jewels provide the perfect amount of bling.


Enjoy your Sunday! 


Packer Backer Birthday card

A colleague who is a big Green Bay Packer fan has a birthday tomorrow.  So in honor of his birthday I created this Packer Backer color themed birthday card.

Using the Stampin' Up! Square Framelits this card came together with ease.  The embossing folder is from my local big box craft store.  Here is the inside:

Don't you think he will think this is a fun card?

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Stampin' Up! Supplies used:

Paper:    Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, Very Vanilla card stock

Ink:        Gumball Green

Stamp:    Yippee Skippee!

Tools:    Big Shot, Square Framelits