Tuesday, September 30, 2014

{Paper Smooches} Circus Birthday + Video!

Today is the last day to comment
 on my giveaway post. Details HERE.

I made this birthday card for our neighbour's three-year-old daughter to coordinate with the gift we got her, which was LEGO DUPLO's My First Circus. I started with the Enjoy the Show stamp set and coordinating Circus Icons dies.

I used patterned papers from Fancy Pants' Everyday Circus 6x6 paper pad to create all three layers of the tent. The tent opening and flaps were created with the largest of the Hexalongs dies.

I combined both the Balloons and Big Balloons dies to create the three balloons. I used the confetti swirl as a number three! The sentiment banners were created using the Digits stamp set and Flag Tags dies to notch the ends.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Monday, September 29, 2014

{My Favorite Things} Guest Post #3

I'm thrilled to be on the MFT Blog today, showcasing their incredibly awesome stamps, dies and inks! For my first card, I combined the clipboard from Office Supplies and individual letters from Centerpieces Congratulations Shaker to create a congratulatory message.

Originally, I wanted to design the shaker using the letters to spell CONGRATS vertically down the side of the clipboard but it was too long so I had to shorten it to 'GRATS. The stamped sentiments are from At the Office and the stars are from Trick or Treat.

I stamped the two sentiments in Red Hot and Licorice Hybrid Inks. Then I used the Natural Hybrid Ink to sponge around the edges of the clipboard. It went on so smoothly, just like butter, leaving no lines!

My second card combines the girl and butterflies from Every Day is a Picnic (coordinating Die-namics), Joy Ride and Square Grid Cover-Up. I used the cover-up as a subtle background for the scene by die cutting it in vellum. I'm going to get a lot of use out of this die!

It was so much fun to create a custom car with all the colours and layers. I attempted to create a convertible but it didn't look right so I left the roof on. Here in Ontario, we have license plates on both the front and back of the car so it doesn't matter that she's facing what is, theoretically, the back of the car. ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sources for Congratulations:

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