Glittery Presents

I just found a couple of cards that I made for some birthdays earlier in the year. The first one is for my DD who turned 11 (as if you couldn’t tell). I purchased the big shot when it came out in the mini catalogue this year, and I also purchased the alphabet die. It also has numbers and a few shapes as well. I had been hanging out for some nice sized number stamps for a while now, but when this came along, well I thought it was a whole lot better.

 The layout I have cased and used a number of times with cards I have made, but with this one I changed it from a landscape to a portrait design. This layout can so easily be used with all sorts of colours or stamp patterns, depending on what you want to say. Plus I was eager to use the new colour Rich Razzleberry. Plus my daughter just loves anything with glitter. One of the comments she made on her birthday was, “…all my cards have glitter on them”.

This next card I made for my nephew. I know it is bright and glittery, but that is his personality.

Now you may be looking at this card and thinking “haven’t I seen this one before?”. Well in fact, yes you have. I CASED myself. Having to make a card for a thirteen year old boy(especially when I had limited Male orientated stamps) I was a bit stumped for ideas, so i took a card I made and I think I actually improved on it.

So… who is clever enough to have remembered which other card looks like this?

Faux Ice Skating Birthday

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My darling daughter Alysha turned 10 yesterday. Double Figures. She isn’t a baby anymore. So to celebrate we had a party at the local Ice Skating rink. It was great because it wasn’t ice, and therefore wasn’t cold and wet. It was an artificial surface but you still get to wear ice skates and the place is decked out like its winter and there is lots of snow pictures everywhere.

To keep with the theme, I made an Ice Skate as a birthday cake. The Family circle kids party cake book had a recipe for a roller blade cake and I just changed the bottom to make it an Ice Skate. Just some Licorice covered in Aluminium foil. Easy once you know how.

Then I had to make a birthday card from my husband and me. Left it to the night before her birthday, after I had done the cake. It was getting near midnight and I was trying to work out what colours go together….when it hit me. Just use the cake for inspiration. I had inadvertently tinted the icing on the cake Pixie Pink, Tempting turquoise and Ballet Blue. My daughter loves the bold colour family and I have trouble putting the bold colours together, but it was already done for me.

It must have been the late night , because before I realised it, I was thinking…. why don’t I make an Ice Skating card too! I used a couple of different punches to get the shape, and just coloured it in with Sponge Daubers like the icing on the cake. I could have embossed the blade with some silver embossing powder, but whats a girl to do without some glitter. Finished it off with some non SU bling. What does everyone think?

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Square Kiwi Baroque


SquareKiwiGlitterBrocadeOne of the images from Baroque Motifs really lends itself for square cards. When I first saw this years Double Sided Designer Series Paper, I just had to have Raspberry Tart. I’m just not into strawberries, but give me raspberries any day.

I have attempted to exaggerate as well as highlight the colour combination by using co-ordinating card stock in Rose Red and Pink Pirouette against the Kiwi Kiss stamped image.





After cutting out my focal image, I used the green glitter alternatively around the image before adhering it with a dimensional.