Happy Tuesday! Hope your week is going well!
So…Finn-Chewie has finally found a critter that will yield to his superior herding skills. This critter is completely mesmerized by Finn’s charm and hypnotic stare, driving it where he wants it to go (mostly around the driveway!). He often just freezes in the vain hope that if he holds very very still….Finn will go away and leave him in peace.
Actually – that frequently works.
LOL! That’s our new “goose” – courtesy of my mom this past Christmas! He’s pretty low maintenance – no food, no poop, no squawking! And he minds Finn way better then the kitties do, for darned sure! 🙂
My card for today uses the fun Birthday Blast bundle in the Occasions catalog. And – not surprisingly – I made a…birthday card with the Birthday Blast! Take a look-see:
My color scheme was inspired by some cupcakes! Take a look at this week’s Cupcake Inspirations challenge.
I also got a little inspiration from a card in the Occasions Catalog. 🙂
To begin, I stamped the large, bold image from the Birthday Blast stamp set in Mint Macaron on a Whisper White panel. I stamped it twice – making sure I reversed the orientation for the second image. Then I SNAILd the panel to a Sweet Sugarplum mat.
Next up, I cut a couple of Stitched Shapes circles – one in Daffodil Delight and one in Sweet Sugarplum. I adhered the larger, Daffodil Delight circle, to the card front. Over that is a Lace Doily with the white side up. Then comes the Sweet Sugarplum circle.
I used a couple of Glue Dots to wind a few loops of Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine.
My sentiment is a piece of Mint Macaron card stock with banner ends punched using the Banner Triple Punch. I inked the Birthday Blast sentiment with Versamark Ink and then sprinkled it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it. Then I popped it over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I used a little Liquid Glue to adhere a few Daffodil Delight stars – they’re the leftovers from a Star Blast Edgelits die cut that…you’ll see in just a minute!
On the inside, I started with a Whisper White panel and added…yes. The Daffodil Delight die cut that I made using the Star Blast Edgelits set!
I SNAILd the panel to a Sweet Sugarplum mat and into my Daffodil Delight card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added a few of the little fleur-de-loopies in the Birthday Blast stamp set, in Mint Macaron…
…and then added a bunch of Daffodil Delight stars to the envelope flap.
Et Voila! This is fun bundle – both the stamp set with it’s big and beautiful images and sentiments and the Star Blast Edgelits definitely give a card a big wow! Hope you like!
Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself!
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CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
Daffodil Delight Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle (under sentiment); Star Blast Edgelits die cut
Sweet Sugarplum Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle (under sentiment)
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner)
Mint Macaron Card Stock: 1 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ (sentiment)
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