Sunday, July 13, 2008

Happy Birthday Tara and 'Son'!!

I've got a couple of Birthday cards to show you that I've just finished making. One is for my niece Tara and the other is for my Brother. I think it's pretty safe to assume that he won't be looking at my BLOG anytime soon (too girly or something like that!!!! hahhaa) and well Tara will probably be in bed now and I'll be giving her her card tomorrow morning.

Tara's is made from the 'Pick a Petal' set and I've stamped the petals out on Confetti White cardstock using YoYo Yellow Ink (WOW... and EXTREMELY bright colour to use!!!!) and I used my little secret (which probably isn't such a HUGE secret anyway, but I'm proud of it... hahaha) a punched out circle to attach all of the petal before sticking to the card.... so much easier that fiddling around with all those individual petals. The centre of the flower is stamped in Only Orange. I used my paper piercing mat and tool on a piece of Whisper White and went around the edges with some more YoYo Yellow Ink and then stuck it to a piece of Tempting Turquoise cardstock... a bit of ribbon here and a little greeting there and WHOLLA!!!! Happy Birthday Tara!!!
And now for BIG Bro's card.... well his is a card/gift card/money holder all in one. I got the idea for this one from the very talented Kristina Werner's site (oh, what would us Stampin' Ladies do without the wonderful Kristina!!!).
Ive used Kraft Cardstock as the base and stamped images from 'Big Bold Birthday' onto Confetti White Cardstock in Blue Bayou for the cupcake bottom and Chocolate Chip for the top. I've also used some of the Close to Cocoa DSP on the bottom and attached it with a couple of brads to secure the fold which will hold the little suprise for him.

Happy Birthday 'Son'!!!!

This little Gift Card/Money Holder is another little treat we'll be making at my 'All About Gifts' night... not necessarily a Birthday one though.

I'll have a couple more Birthday cards to post up this week... July is a busy month indeed.

Here are all the tools I've used:-

Tara's Card
Stamps:- Pick a Petal, So Many Sayings (Hostess Set)
Card:- Tempting Turquoise, Confetti White, Whisper White
Ink:- YoYo Yellow, Only Orange
Accessories:- Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Tempting Turquoise Grosgrain, Linen Thread, Paper Piercing Mat/Tool

Andrew's Card
Stamps:- Big Bold Birthday
Card:- Kraft, Confetti White, Bashful Blue, Close to Cocoa DSP
Ink:- Blue Bayou, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip
Accessories:- Brads, Dimensionals, Taupe Grosgrain (retired)


Rebecca Ross said...

The gift card holder is totally cute!