Happy Birthday

With the school holidays being on, I decided to hold a couple of classes each week until school returns at the end of the month & then we will be doing the adult classes once again.

Much to my surprise they loved it.  The kids were lovely & so happy to be playing with stamps, inks, papers, punches & of course the Big Shot.  I had 1 little girl say all she wanted was her cupcake to pop up like her Aunty……  She squealed with delight when we popped her cake up & just about fell over with excitement & couldn’t wait to show it to her Aunty.  The kids even had the names that they were going to give their cards too.

I saw this card on the internet sometime ago & thought it perfect for them to create.  A little bit of everything.  Unfortunately I am unable to find it again to link back, so a huge thank you for your inspiration.

The card may look a lot to create but breaking it down, you will have it created in no time.

To download your FREE Tutorial, click on the link above the photo.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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I’ve found time to play along with the challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches this week & I may have just scraped in.  I usually do play along but then sometimes get a little sidetracked with other things & forget to post.

I wanted to do a couple of fun “Congratulations” Cards & thought this the perfect layout to create them with.  You are only limited by your imagination.

“Congratulations” from the “Balloon Celebration” Stamp Set was stamped direct onto a piece of Whisper White Card in Night of Navy Ink.  The “string” image from the same set was then randomly stamped direct onto the same Whisper White in Watermelon Wonder Ink before being embossed with the Softly Falling EF.

I cut a piece of “Affectionately Yours” DSP into 2 different widths & adhered them down the LHS of the embossed card. The card was then layered onto a piece of Night of Navy & then to the Base Card – Daffodil Delight.

I punched 2 balloons from “Affectionately Yours” DSP with the coordinating Balloon Bouquet Punch.  I repeated this with a scrap piece of Whisper White but punched 3 & adhered 2 to the DSP balloons to the front so that they were a little stronger.  The punched balloons were adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped a scrap piece of Daffodil Delight with an image from the “Balloon Celebration” Stamp Set in Daffodil Delight Ink, punched it out with the Balloon Bouquet Punch & adhered it to the 3rd Whisper White Balloon & then to the card front with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

I tied 3 small bows from retired Whisper White Baker’s Twine & adhered the to the bottom of each balloon with Mini Glue Dots.  To complete the card, I then scattered a couple of Rhinestones around the card front.

I hope you like my card today – a little different but bright & fun.  Don’t forget to pop over to Freshly Made Sketches & play along.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Technique Treats – January 2017

Well, it is the 1st Saturday of the month & that means we have our brand new Treats for you to purchase.  With a lot of classes winding down or breaking up over the break, now is the perfect time to “treat” yourself to a “treat”, ie Technique Treats.

With the new 2017 Occasions Catalogue out, we thought it the perfect opportunity to highlight the gorgeous new “Beautiful You” stamp set.  No doubt, you have seen it over Pinterest & the internet.  Well believe me, it will not disappoint.

We’ve teamed it up with the Watercolour Pencils & dug out our Aqua Painters & Blender Pens to create 4 lovely cards for you to create, along with Measurements (Metric & Imperial), Products & Step by Step colour pictures.

To purchase the Treats, all you have to do is click on the Page “Technique Treats” & follow the instructions.

Don’t forget if you purchase any products from my Online Store, please use the Hostess Code.  You could be receiving a FREE gift.

Until next time Enjoy!

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