Happy Monday to you all! I hope you had a beautiful weekend. I know my family had a wonderful Easter…what a blessing! I actually have two cards for you today. The first is a birthday card for a 7 year old boy who is a friend of one of my sons. The second was a card for a swap that I did with Stampin’ Addicts. I received my swaps on Saturday, so I feel safe in finally posting my card.
The first card uses a sketch from Stampin’ 411, their sketch challenge 145. I also followed this week’s Our Creative Corner challenge to “Break out the buttons”. The sketch seems to lean towards using a button so this was an easy combination.
I had some left over DSP from the Hand Drawn hostess bundle that has been retired. It is such a kid-friendly paper so I seem to always use it on cards where I need something quick and easy. This sketch is perfect for that Happy Birthday paper in the bundle! I used the lined paper to stamp the hat and words from Party Hearty. The celery ribbon is from the ribbon bundle in last year’s Sale-a-bration. Sometimes it is nice to use up some of those oldies but goodies!! The button is from the Sherbet button set.
My card for the swap uses a variation of a sketch from Taylored Expressions. Her sketches are always wonderful. This swap was for thank you cards and the cards I got back are just super. For swap cards (especially a demonstrator swap), I like to stick to one stamp set and one DSP. In this case, the stamp and the paper are all from the Lovely Flowers level 3 hostess bundle. I hope they are as happy with this card as I am with theirs!!
Easter break has begun with the kids and the weather remains perfect in Northern VA. My garden is sprouting with spinach, peas and sugar snap peas! Yea, yea, and yea!! Hope you have a great day. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Card 1: Stamp: Party Hearty; Paper: Hand Drawn DSP, Certainly Celery; Ink: Ruby Red, Certainly Celery; Accessories: Sherbet button, Celery ribbon (SAB ’09), Dimensionals
Card2: Stamp: Lovely Flowers; Paper: Lovely Flowers DSP, Chocolate Chip; Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry; Accessories: Chocolate satin ribbon
Two lovely cards – both so crisp and clean looking. Great use of ribbon too. Great job on the “button” challenge. So glad you were able to have some fun with Our Creative Corner this week!
Love that Lovely Flowers card! Your coloring is gorgeous!
Oh how I love that bundle!! I’m so jealous that you still have some…but thanks for doing such a great job with it for us to admire!
This is so fun! What a great way to use up the secret stash of paper (that I am still hoarding). 🙂
Both these cards are awesome!! I really love the one for the Stamping 411 Blog, I miss this DSP!! Thanks for playing along!!
Great job with the sketch this week…and using up that DSP!
Wow! Two fantastic cards. Love your style! Thanks for “breaking out the buttons” for this week’s OCC challenge!!!