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October 16, 2013

Football penny slider card …

My neighbour’s eldest boy turned 10 last week.  He plays for his local football team, so of course the card I made for him had to have a football theme …

Louis birthday penny slider

I added a “goal” with some strips of whisper white cardstock to the penny slider card for the ball to slide into – boys in particular seem to enjoy receiving cards that move. 

The woodgrain background stamp was stamped with lucky limeade ink onto the same colour cardstock, first in one direction and then again in the opposite direction, to give a grass-like texture.  I cut freehand into the top edge of the card with my paper snips for the blades of grass. The balloons were made using the small oval punch and the small heart from the owl builder punch, and then tied to the goal with linen thread.   

The family has a gorgeous chocolate coloured cocker spaniel puppy and as Louis took off one of his football boots, the puppy grabbed it and then ran around the garden while Louis tried in vain to catch her – she was far too fast for him – it was like watching a live comedy!

Here’s what I used to make today’s card – all supplies from Stampin’ Up!:

cardstock: soft sky, real red, lucky limeade (retired), whisper white; stamp sets: memorable moments, woodgrain, pennant parade, just soccer (retired), itty bitty banners, just perfect alphabet (retired), numbers; inks: lucky limeade, basic grey, real red; punches: small oval, owl builder, petite pennant builder, 1/2” circle, 1” circle, 1 3/8” circle, word window; accessories: stampin’ dimensionals, paper snips, linen thread.

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October 5, 2013

World card making day …

It’s world card making day today, and it just so happens that it is also the birthday of my lovely friend and upline – Michelle Last.  So of course I couldn’t resist getting out my crafting supplies to make this card to send Michelle some birthday greetings, using lots of different products from the quatrefancy suite from Stampin’ Up …

Michelle's birthday card

I love this year’s in-colours from Stampin’ Up – they just go so well together – coastal cabana and strawberry slush – yum!  I did a little bit of distressing around the edges of the whisper white cardstock, and then just layered up the other elements with stampin’ dimensionals. 


The first Around the World Stampin’ Up Challenges competition closed this week and I was so happy to learn that I won the Readers’ Choice vote for my masculine birthday card! 

Sweater weather 21st birthday card

So a big thank you to everyone who voted for my card – I am delighted and overwhelmed by your comments and support.  Big crafty hugs to you all!

I will wear my badge with pride …

Readers choice badge


Here’s what I used to make today’s card – all supplies from Stampin’ Up!:

cardstock: coastal cabana, whisper white; stamp sets: happy day, mosaic madness, itty bitty banners; inks: smoky slate, coastal cabana; punches: scallop circle, mosaic; accessories: adhesive rhinestones, stampin’ dimensionals, mosaic embossing folder, quatrefancy designer series paper.

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