Birthday Wit and Balloons

Oh my…I totally forgot to post this set of cards I made using the “Picture Perfect” DSP until I went to mail out birthday cards last week. OOPS! This card was based on the FMS329 template. So switching gears from Christmas cards to birthday cards this week, I’m sharing all the cards I made with the Birthday Wit stamp set, the Picture Perfect and Tutti-Fruitti DSP. This one went to one of my stamping buddies for her birthday last week.

Here’s what I used to make this card:

Thanks for stopping by for a belated birthday post!

Janice B

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Merry Christmas CASE card, this one worked!

Yesterday’s card was a CASE of one of Connie Stewarts cards. You can read about my trial and tribulations with that one here. Today’s card was another CASE card, this time of one of Brian King’s…it went much better! Maybe because I didn’t try to emboss anything, and there was only one big greeting.

I had to add the big bow (from the Tags & Tidings stamp set and Christmas Tags thinlits die bundle) on top with the rhinestone for bling (not Brian’s thing, but definitely mine!). I chose a different background of slanted, dotted stripes from my retired Merry Little Christmas DSP. I liked the Old Olive color and strips. And all in one attempt – YAY!

Here’s the supplies, some of which are retired, so I substituted current products so you could make the card.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have time this weekend to start making some of your Christmas and Holiday cards!

Janice B

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The trials and tribulations of my “Season’s Greetings” CASE card

I follow Connie Stewart and love her quick & simple, yet beautiful cards she makes. This one caught my eye and I decided to CASE it…with a few modifications. Now, she did said it was quick and simple…hmm…I always seem to make things more complicated! I decided to heat emboss my greeting…oops..first time I forgot to use my embossing buddy and had “extras” all over the front and ink from the edge of the stamp. (and the lines were made after I tried version 2 and failed with free-hand. I put this piece back on the Simply Scored board to see if it would work that way – and it did-whew!).

Well, okay, second attempt was better. But then I decided I wanted to add Cherry Cobbler lines on the score lines. Of course I did this after the card was completely assembled. Another boo-boo. Oh my…a free-hand drawer I am not, even with the score lines there.

Third attempt. Gave up on heat embossing and just stamped greeting, Cherry Cobbler lines high-lighted just after I scored them and still on my Simply Scored board. And ta-da…

So, many lessons learned, but I’m pleased with my final CASE of Connie’s WOW card! And just so you, everyone makes mistakes, sometimes many, before they come up with a finished card you like! And sometimes the boo-boos are better than your original idea! Don’t be afraid to keep trying until it looks just right to you!

Here’s the inside which went much better, 1st try worked – LOL!

Thanks Connie for your inspiration, I just had to add the “sweat & tears” to get it made.

Here’s the supplies for this card.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have you decided on your Christmas or Holiday cards yet? Let me know if you need any supplies, help, or suggestions.

Janice B

 

 

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The stockings were hung by the chimney with care…

These stockings are from the All is Bright DSP and they look so real that you think you could feel the felt. I thought this was such a fun card to make and can’t wait to share it friends.

I added a piece of Whisper White that I dry embossed with the Cable Knit TIEF. Looks like a warm winter sweater with stockings for the chimney. The greeting comes the Hearts Come Home stamp set. I thought it fit with the cable knit, stockings and Christmas.

Here’s what I used for the card:

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you are enjoying my Christmas cards and there’s a lot more to come. I told you I couldn’t stop once I got all my Stampin’ Up! Christmas stuff.

Janice B

 

 

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