Tomorrow is my mom's birthday & I am behind in my stamping & scrapping for my upcoming events & classes. So I turned to my group of swaps from Leadership & Regional to find a wonderful birthday card for her. Simple a task right? Except there were so many wonderful birthday cards that I had to let the kids pick which ones we will give her. Since there were so many I decided I would make this birthday week & share them with you. Now I won't be telling you which ones are the winners because what if she stopped by. This week is also one of my downline member's birthday so a BIG Happy Birthday Shout out to Sheilla. So enjoy birthday card week, where I will be featuring 2 birthday cards a day for most of this week. Then (hopefully) all weekend I hope to be showing you some sneak peeks from my upcoming Scrapbook in a Day Event. The theme is Springtime/Easter. June's Scrapbook in a Day theme will be summertime. I can't wait. (smile)
This first card I got at Leadership in January. It was designed by fellow Demonstrator Mary Rodgers from Rochester, NY. It uses Fast & Fabulous (Level 1 Hostess) & Perfect Punches stamp sets. The card base color is perfect plum. She stamped the flower images in perfect plum & always artichoke on the very vanilla cardstock. Punched a piece of always artichoke cardstock wit the dotted scallop ribbon punch, glued it to the very vanilla piece & then ran it through the Big Shot with the square lattice embossing folder. It's hard to see from this picture but in the center of all of the flowers she added a bit of dazzling diamonds glitter with a two way glue pen. The words are stamped in always artichoke ink & punched out with the large oval punch. She also sponged around the edge of the oval with always artichoke ink. Then added a folded piece of always artichoke seam binding ribbon & added it to the card with some dimensionals. Isn't it beautiful?
This next birthday card I got as a swap at the Regional Event that I attended earlier this month in Minneapolis. It was designed by Michelle Waletzko. It uses the stamp sets Elements of Style & Bring on the Cake. The base of the card is rich razzelberry cardstock. Then she took a piece of whisper white cardstock, rounded the corners with the corner rounder punch & stamped the flowers image in rich razzelberry ink. A piece of rich razzelberry cardstock was run through the Big Shot with the vintage wallpaper embossing folder, had the bottom corners rounded & a piece of whisper white organza ribbon tied around it & was glued at the bottom of the whisper white piece. She stamped the words with rich razzelberry ink on another piece of whisper white cardstock & punched them out with the decorative label punch, stuck it on the card with dimensionals & that's it. Super simple but absolutely beautiful.
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