Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy 21st Nick.....

Today is my nephew's 21st birthday, and we spent a lovely evening with family and friends last night celebrating his coming of age. 

This is the card that I made for Nick.

Loving the Mocha Morning Specialty Papers for the extra special male card.

Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Stamp Set: Extreme Elements, Grunge Rock
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Other: Mocha Morning Specialty DSP, Big Shot Medium Sizzlets Dies, Fine Supernova Glitter

Happy Stamping.....Manda xx

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Happy Birthday Mrs King.....

It was my teaching partner's birthday this past Friday, so I had to make her day special.  Mrs King's favourite colour is light blue, so I pulled out my (many) packets of Washington Apple (retired) DSP, featuring Bashful Blue, and created her a birthday card with a difference. 

There are 26 pockets inside this card, which I guess could also be a gratitude journal. Thank goodness for my Big Shot! I used the petite pocket die to make the pockets, but I folded the envelope flap back the other way to allow the tabs to slide out easily.

I covered the front and back of each of the pockets with different patterns of the Washington Apple DSP, but I only used the patterns that had Bashful Blue in them, to keep with the birthday girls favourite. And on each pull tab was a photo of each child in the class and their reason why they were pleased Mrs King is their teacher this year. 

And, of course, I had to make a set of cards as part of the gift. The belly band on the box opens on a Velcro dot under the butterfly, and then I've just made a rectangular pizza box.

And here's a close up of the cards.  I've used the Beautiful Butterflies Embosslits and Awash with Flowers stamp set.

And I also made a banner that said "Happy Birthday Mrs King" with I strung across the classroom. I used the Petal Cone die to cut out the pennant shapes, and my Big Shot alphabet to make the letters, which I then blinged up with Crystal Effects and Blue glitter.

Wishing Mrs King a very happy birthday.....

Happy Stamping.....Manda xx