Looking through my stamps, for inspiration, my eyes fell upon this stamp from Club Scrap.
What would I ever think of to use this stamp? Looking through my notebook of birthday sentiments I found this one.
So this is what I came up with for a birthday card for a boy.
I have some Club Scrap card stock that has been embossed. This is an old, very old, set of paper that I’ve had for years. The card stock is in both dark blue and brown. I’ll show you the embossed brown card stock.
I’ve covered the front of the card with a piece of card stock, not sure who it is from. See the photo above.
For this project, I’ve used….
- Paper: Club Scrap and Stampin’ Up!
- Stamp: Club Scrap Sun/Moon; Stampin’ Up! Fundamental Phrases (birthday), and All Night Media’s Jive Alphabet (A).
- Ribbon: My stash.
- Ink: Ranger Archival Ink (black on tag); Stampin’ Up! Summer Sun (Sun/Moon); Walnut Stain Distress Ink around the paper edges.
- Punches: Stampin’ Up! Word Window and Curly Label; EK Success 1-3/4″ Circle; Coluzzle Circle template (blue card stock behind the Sun/Moon image)
- Pen: Gold Kodak gel pen to enhance some of the sun’s rays.
- Foam Squares: Recollections dimensional foam squares behind the Sun/Moon and the tag.
These super dark card stock papers are difficult to apply my little “signature”.
I have some 1″ x 3/4″ labels. I just keep finding really old stuff in my craft room and getting to use it. I stamped my little “bee” on a sheet of labels and left the ink to dry.
Once the ink was dry I colored the image with Stampin’ Up! markers and a silver gel pen. I’ve cut the bee out using a 1/2″ circle punch from Stampin’ Up!
The packing has been an on and off thing since yesterday. I spent 12 hours of my day being totally indecisive. Take this? No. Wait, YES! No, maybe not. I’ve got it down to this for now. There is still time for me to change my mind :-}
The Martha Stewart Portable Work Station gets packed first 😀 Bling, rulers, and stickers will go here….
In the outside pocket.
Tools from my craft tote will go here. I have the new tool kit from Maureen in the big tote.
Perfect Pearls and glitter glue in this little pocket.
Adhesives in this pocket.
Glitter and Mica water colors to take along with go……
In this pocket.
My big tote has been packed and repacked.
Punches in the top pockets. I’d cram more in there if I could….and I have tried.
The fantastic gift from Jann Gray of What You Make It holds multiple colors of Cat’s Eye ink pads, brads, and all manner of goodies. That is in the brown cigar box.
Stampin’ Up! markers in another cigar box I had stashed away. Then it is tucked in a Tyvek envelope to keep the lid closed.
My little embossing machine, acrylic stamp blocks, embossing folders, and the awesome tool kit from Maureen.
The embossing folders. I wonder if I can get more in here? Hmmmm.
I’m working on getting packets made to work on while away. I’ve got some “girly” birthday cards to make. I will be using an old Stampin’ Up! Hostess set – Birthday Bakery – for these cards. I’ve selected the colors of card stock and ribbon to use.
I can’t decide on which sentiment to use so I stamped both of them three times. I also stamped three of the multi cake images from the stamp set.
I did a “trial run” with coloring. The paper I’m using for the birthday cakes is some LetterPress stuff that was in the clearance bin at Hobby Lobby. I’ve used Copic markers, Stampin’ Up! markers, and Mica water colors to test which I like. The Mica water colors are getting my vote.
Okay, now that I’ve tied you up for most of the day I’ll let you get about your business. Hope you have a wonderful day. Enjoy the festivities of the New Year tonight and be careful out there if you will be driving. Weather and inebriated people will try to mess with you.