So, boy birthday cards instill fear and trepidation into this stamper’s soul. Cause, I have NO IDEA what to do for boys. I’ve got boy babies down, (zoo babies0 and small boys aren’t a problem… trucks, diggers. All good. Even the monster set was a good one for young boys. BUT THIRTEEN?? What do you do for a THIRTEEN YEAR OLD BOY?????
Grungy Numbers to the rescue.
This is my husband’s cousin… and I know a couple of key pieces of information… 1. he likes the color orange and 2. he requested amazon gift cards.
This, my friends, I think I can handle.
And it is so fortuitous that the gift card to that glorious shopper’s haven in the interwebs happens to coordinate with his favorite color. This makes the OCD in me very happy.
The number framelits dies have a very nice stamp set to go with them. It is VERY nice. But not one bit 13 year old boy. So… I decided just to cut the numbers with the framelits (instead of using the stamps and then cutting the numbers out) and then to stamp the background with EVERY COLOR OF NON-COLOR WE HAVE. (Both grays, black… white embossing on the starburst cut-out). And, I just stamped the background as much as you could stamp a piece of paper with every splatter and scrape available in the Gorgeous Grunge set.
And, there you go. Simplest card ever. Simplest card made for the most difficult card segment of the population. Done.
I love April! And spring! And Easter! It’s so cheery. So I thought a cheery page would be perfect.
I used the splot stamp from Gorgeous Grunge to make the background and punched the butterfly from a piece of embossed scrap. Can’t get any easier than that!
Head over to see what Anne and Cheryl have for you today!
Valentine’s is coming. And if you are like me, it’s one of those holidays that just kind of sneaks up on you (confession: they all sneak up on me). But I’m trying to do my due diligence and send out fair warning. VALENTINE’S IS TOMORROW. Ladies. Feel free to forward this to your husbands as well. Valentine’s. Day. Tomorrow.
Anyway, I enjoy this holiday cause it’s not as stressful as Christmas. And its a fun holiday cause chocolate is generally the food of choice when celebrating it. Which is fine by me.
So, in prepararion, Isaac needed some treats for his classmates. And so we made some.
Isaac was my sprinkle-putter-on-er. Yes. That is the official title. These are those wafer cookies, strawberry flavored, of course. Dipped in almond bark. And heart sprinkled. And when I ran out of cookies, we switched to grahams. Both of which are delicious when covered in sugar and then more sugar.
And here is what they look like all packaged up:
Its hard to see the candy. But they’re in a fry box and the tag is made with the super cute cheerful critters stamp set. Blendabilities makes coloring this super easy…
And here are some more fast, easy valentines that you can get together before tomorrow:
Both are from the You Plus Me Stamp set.
If making them isn’t an option at this point, and you live on Maui… Then head over to Perfection Bra Fitting. In Wailuku… On Central. See Terri. She has some of my hand made valentines in her store. And all you will have to do is sign the insides. Super easy. And if you are interested in her services (her incredible brafitting services) let me know. I have a coupon for you to get $5 off your purchase (for first time customers). Fittings are free. And she is amazing.
So. Happy Valentine’s Day to you.
So… When we returned from convention, mauistamper organized a stamp a stack for our downlines to play with new convention sets and talk about convention… and all exciting new stuffs. This was one of the cards we made:
It utilizes the Gorgeous Grunge (which I LOVE) and a simple tag. Could make this ANY kind of card by changing the tag. So easy.
And, of course, I needed an idea of something for club to do, so I changed it a little and made this:
Exact same thing. Changed colors, added a candle made from the “Tape-it” stamp set (the candle idea was cased from Stampin Success). Used the bird wing from the bird punch to make the flame. Simple!!
I get a lot of requests for manly cards. And I’m always at a loss for what exactly that means, I think this could qualify. Could change the color to green or a darker blue. Or black or gray… would be more manly..
And, speaking of birthdays…. I kinda forgot about mine. Not my ACTUAL birthday…but my Stampin’ Up! birthday. I received this in the mail:
Very exciting. I knew it was coming, but it just kind of slipped my mind… what a nice surprise. And, who can believe it’s been that long!!??!!