Hello Stampin' Friends!
I hope you've had a great start to the week; we're over the tough part (Monday) and onto 'hump day' Wednesday tomorrow! Wow, time sure seems to be going quickly! Next week, both my boys will be back at school – the start of a new school year.
Do you find that time flies, and catches you unprepared for the birthday of a friend or relative? I know it happens to me – which is why I always like to make extra birthday cards to have on hand for just such occasions. That was the reason behind my recent "Birthday Bash" card class – to make birthday cards, to be prepared!
One of the favourite cards is a real 'wow', but is quite easy to make!
I started with a Whisper White cardstock base. I used the Labels Collection Framelits (#125598) to cut out a frame in a piece of textured Pool Party card stock, and layered that on top. Using Pool party, Midnight Muse and Calypso Coral inks, I stamped the flowers from the Mixed Bunch stamp set (#125537c/125535w) and punched them out with the Blossom Punch (#125603) and the Boho Blossoms Punch (#125603) and popped them up on the base with dimensionals. The sentiment was stamped with a now retired birthday set.
So you see – using your Big Shot and punches can create a big impact on an otherwise simple card, giving it a big wow.
I'd love to see how you create a 'wow' on your cards – send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with a picture of your card, and I'll spotlight it here on my blog!
Looking forward to hearing from you soon! Until then – Happy Stampin'!