Happy Sunday to you! Today’s Paper Player’s project is all about water sports.
This masculine, birthday card has some word play, that I imagine has been used before, but it’s my first time to say “fishing you happy birthday,” so I’m getting a kick out of it! Thank you, Hand-Lettered Prose Dies, for enabling me to write the word “fishing.”
I cut the letters “f-i-s-h-i-n-g” from Thick Whisper White Cardstock, layering them for thickness.
For the background, I used a piece of Subtles 6X6 Designer Paper in Balmy Blue, framed with Blueberry Bushel Cardstock. The card base is Thick Whisper White, matching the letters, “fishing.”
To complete the sentiment, I used the words “you,” “happy,” and “birthday” from the Well Said Stamp Set. I stamped them in Blueberry Bushel Ink on the same 6X6 DSP, and used the Merry Christmas label die for cutting. Then, I placed them on Mini-Dimensionals for extra height.
All that was missing was fish, which I found in the Nine Lives Stamp Set. I stamped a row in Blueberry Bushel Ink, and colored them with a Stampin’ Blend in Light Balmy Blue.
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you are giggling with me. My supplies are listed in my Product List below. I appreciate you shopping at my store.Now off you go to see the other “water sports” projects
Happy Sunday, everyone! Paper Players has a fun, Tic Tac Toe challenge for you this week, so I hope you’ll play along.
Wood Textured Tree
I chose the end row, “die-cut, pearls, wood,” to make my thank you card.
Stampin’ Up! has a beautiful sheet of wood textured paper in the Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper, so that was my starting point.
Next, I used the gorgeous tree from the Sweet Silhouettes Die Set to die-cut the “bush” from the wood textured paper.
The bird, perched on a limb, was fussy cut from a piece of Bird Ballad DSP.
For the background, I used a Rectangles Stitched Die to cut a piece of Whisper White Cardstock, which I embossed with the Subtle Textures Embossing Folder. Then, I cut a piece of Pool Party Cardstock to give it a border that matched my bird.
The card base is Thick Whisper White Cardstock that I embossed with the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder.
After gluing everything together, I chose the sentiment, “Thanks,” from the Well Written Stamp Set. I used a label die from the Merry Christmas Die Set, which is the perfect size for many, small, sentiments. It’s easy to overlook, if its stashed with your holiday sets.
And, if it wasn’t for the Tic Tac Toe challenge, I may have forgotten the pearls,“the icing on the cake!”
Thanks so much for visiting! I appreciate your support, and shopping in my store! Now, check out the Paper Player’s blogs to see how they used Tic Tac Toe.
This week’s Paper Player’s sketch provided the perfect opportunity for me to use the new, Dino Days Bundle.
Here’s the sketch:
Honestly, I was on the fence about ordering this Bundle, until my 50 year old daughter was here visiting. As we were looking through the catalog, we came to this set, and laughed ourselves silly. She said, “I know you’re going to give me one of those cards.” She’s right!
I’m still laughing today, because this dinosaur is stretching his short, little arms as far as he can, and the sentiment is too cute! Don’t you want to squeeze him? I love his denim look by stamping him in Night of Navy Ink on Thick Whisper White Cardstock.
I stamped the sentiment, “I love you this much! (It’s more than it looks.)” in Night of Navy Ink on Thick Whisper White Cardstock. A Rectangle Stitched Die was used for cutting; a larger one which I turned around to get the length I wanted.
After stamping and cutting the dinosaur with his die, I decided that the two inch wide strip would be this pretty leaf pattern of See A Silhouette Designer Series Paper. I discovered it blended well with the Seaside Spray Cardstock layer on a Night of Navy card base.
The two leaf sprigs were made with the Leaf Punch, Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper, and layered for thickness.
Dino hopped up on the sentiment, with the help of Dimensionals, and my “adult” card was complete.
You’ll find the Dino Days Bundle in my Product List, which is 10% less than buying the stamp set and dies separately. I highly recommend buying the bundle, because this is one set where you really need both.
I hope I made you smile today. Have a great one!
For more inspiration, stop by the Paper Player’s blogs to see what they did with the sketch.
Summer beverages “hit the spot.”
My inspiration for today’s card was Claire’s challenge for the Paper Players Design Team.
I found the cute, little “summer beverage” in the Colorful Seasons stamp set, which I stamped in four colors, and cut with its coordinating die from the Seasonal Layers Die Set. I took the colors from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper on the right side of the card: Daffodil Delight, Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, and Granny Apple Green.
The green stripe is really Old Olive, but I thought Granny Apple Green would taste better.
The sentiment, “Life is a beautiful thing,” also from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set, was stamped in Memento Black Ink.
I couldn’t pass up using one of my favorite die-cuts, the Adirondack chair, so I added it in Thick Whisper White Cardstock. Besides, you need to sit down to consume all of those beverages!
I appreciate you stopping by, thank you! Colorful Seasons and Seasonal Layers are in the new catalog, and can be ordered by clicking on the pictures in my Product List.
Come join the Paper Players, and post your “summer beverages” in our gallery. Remember to keep it CAS (clean & simple). Get more inspiration from our Design Team.
Today’s card was especially fun, because my first-born daughter was helping me.
I had completed the daisy heart, but she helped me decide how to implement Anne Marie’s three required colors.
The daisy heart was made with a heart die from the Be Mine Stitched die set, and the Daisy Punch.
First, I cut the heart from Thick Whisper White Cardstock, and punched six daisies from regular Whisper White Cardstock. Next, I glued three of the flowers to the heart, trimming the petals to the shape of the heart. Then, I added a top layer on dimensionals, and trimmed again.
The flower centers are from the Daisy Delight Stamp Set, which I stamped in Daffodil Delight Ink.
My daughter and I chose Highland Heather for the card base, with a layer of Whisper White, cut with a Stitched Rectangle Die.
We added a strip of Gingham that has a scalloped edge, made with a Be Mine Stitched Die. If you look at the picture in my Product List, it’s the die on the bottom.
I gave it texture with the Subtle Texture Embossing Folder, so it would look like fabric.
“Love You” is from the Well Written Die Set, which I cut from Granny Apple Green Cardstock.
This is such a pretty color combination, don’t you think? The Paper Players Designers are excited to share their ideas, so check them out.
Thank you for stopping by, and remember, everything is now available from the new Stampin’ Up! annual catalog! I appreciate you shopping at my store!
The timing is perfect for using the new stamp set, A Good Man. With Father’s Day around the corner, and summer birthdays, it’s just what I needed for masculine cards.
I began by stamping this relaxing man in Memento Black Ink on Watercolor Paper. Then, I colored him with Stampin’ Blends: Ivory for his skin, Light Balmy Blue for his shorts, and Light Crumb Cake for his hat. His canvas chair is Light Pineapple Punch and Light Pumpkin Pie. He fit within a Rectangle Stitched die, which made cutting easy.
For his background, I used a second, Rectangle Stitched die to cut a piece of Balmy Blue Cardstock. To add some interest, I topped this with some Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut DSP. This is retiring, but if you miss out, there is new Shimmer Laser-Cut DSP, #149611.
After tying some Linen Thread around the bottom, I glued this to a Sahara Sand card base.
The sentiment, “Relax your way,” was stamped in Memento Black Ink on Watercolor Paper, and cut with a third, Rectangle Stitched Die.
“A Good Man” is relaxing on vacation, which was designed to fit Ann’s theme for this week’s Paper Player’s challenge.
Add this masculine stamp set, A Good Man, to your list. It’s available for ordering in just a couple days, June 4th!
Thanks for stopping by! Now, check out more summer vacation themed cards, and come play along!