Monday, 21 January 2013

Snow Much Fun Birthday

Hey Stampers,

Happy Monday !! I am so excited for this week !! On Thursday I have my January Stamp Club (complete with a new member!!), and then on Friday I go away for a Scrapbooking Retreat !! WOO HOO !! I am SO behind on my scrapbooking, so I am hoping to get sort of caught up. So expect some layouts in the couple weeks of the projects that I made !! My card today is a birthday card for my father in law. Its not my typical man card, but it's technically from my son so a grandpa card can be a bit more fun, right ?? And my father in law REALLY likes my cards, so I wanted to make a really fun one for him. I used a couple of stamp sets that most people would just use for Christmas cards and then forget about, but I like to get the most out of my purchases !! I'm sure you do as well. So my birthday card today uses Snow Much Fun and Jolly Bingo Bits !! I really like how cute it turned out ... take a look !!


How fun is that !?!? You know me and snowmen !! LOL I used one of my favorite winter color combos of Real Red, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue and Basic Gray for this card. Fun yet not girly! I stamped my tall snowman (LOVE him!) onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock only slightly larger than the image with Jet Black StazOn ink. I then used my Blender Pens and colored him in. So quick and easy ! Then I matted him onto a piece of Marina Mist and then a piece of Real Red. Fun and bold ! I used my Real Red and Marina Mist markers to color in my banner (from the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set) and then die cut it with the matching framelits. A thin strip of Real Red cardstock fed through a Basic Gray button and a couple of glue dots and my focal piece was finished !

My background layer is a piece of Whisper White measuring 4" x 5-1/4". I stamped it all over with the cute little snowflake from the Jolly Bingo Bits stamp set in both Marina Mist and Bashful Blue ink. I then ran it through my Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. I wrapped a piece of the 1/4" Basic Gray Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon around this layer and adhered it to a Real Red card base. I popped up my snowman piece with some dimensionals and it was all done !! Love how cute he turned out !!


Here is what I did with the inside of the card. That fun birthday sentiment/image is from the Delightful Dozen stamp set. I colored it with markers to give it that multi-colored effect. The "grandpa" sentiment is from Family Reunion. I love how that stamp set can turn any sentiment into a personalized one !! A must have on my list for sure. The cute bird and snowflake is also from the Snow Much Fun stamp set, and he just makes me laugh. LOL

Well, thats my card today !! I hope you like it !! Maybe you can try to use your Christmas Sets a bit more during the whole year !! Thanks a lot for coming by today and Happy Stamping !!

Recipe:

Stamp Sets: Snow Much Fun (wood #122560, clear #122562), Jolly Bingo Bits (wood #120857, clear #121187), Itty Bitty Banners (wood #126255, clear #126257), Delightful Dozen (wood #122650, clear #122652), Family Reunion (wood #122710, clear #122712)

Ink: Jet Black StazOn #101406, Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad #126949, Marina Mist Classic Stampin' Pad #126962, Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad #125981, Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad #126945, Bashful Blue Classic Stampin' Pad #126961, Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker #100082, Real Red Stampin' Write Marker #100052, Marina Mist Stampin' Write Marker #119679, Basic Gray Marker (Neutrals Stampin' Write Marker Collection #119703)

Paper: Real Red #102482, Marina Mist #119682, Whisper White #100730, 

Accessories: Bitty Banners Framelits #129267, Blender Pens #102845, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335, Neutrals Button Collection #119743, 1/4" Basic Gray Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon #126879 

14 comments:

  1. Love how this card turned out Catherine. I'm sure grandpa is really going to like it! You're right about the colours, they are fun and not feminine. The snowman is a great idea for a January birthday and I LOVE the little bird. It really looks like a card to grandpa from a little boy!! Great job!!

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    1. Thanks a lot Barb !! I am sure my father in law will love it, don't you think ?? LOL

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  2. What a fun card! I love this stamp set but never think to use it except for Christmas cards.

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    1. Thanks so much Lisa ! I know, I really feel good when I use a "Christmas" stamp during the rest of the year ! And where I live, a snowman stamp can sometimes be used up until April !! Hahaha

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    2. Catherine they are really cute thanks for sharing with us. Wish we had snow down here but that is a very rare occasion.
      hugs Carolyn

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    3. Thanks Carolyn ! My pleasure !!

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  3. I too love this stamp set & have never seen snow! I just think these guys are too handsome not to use all year long. Love how you threaded cardstock through the button- it looks great.

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    1. Thank you Tricia !! I can't believe you've never seen snow !! I would normally say "Lucky you" but snow is really beautiful in the winter. It can be a pain, but I would rather have it than not have it at all !!

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  4. What a great idea for a winter birthday! Love it! These are absolutely the most fun snowmen I've ever seen. I will go into a blue funk when it retires.

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    1. Thanks Heidi !! I know, I will be DEVASTATED if these guys ever retire !!

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  5. Love this set... great for a winter birthday too as you've shown here!

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  6. I like that you chose this stamp set for a "winter birthday". Too often we just think they are Christmas related and in reality, there are a couple more months to go before the snow flies and spring is upon us. This is just such a great card. Love it inside and out! TFS.

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    1. Thank you so much Penny !! I find it funny that snowmen got made a Christmas item !! Who ever makes a snowman before January ?? LOL I am so glad you enjoyed my card ! Hugs my friend.

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