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Just a quick post today to show you a little boys 1st birthday card I made a few weekends ago. The digger and dump truck stamp set is by Stampin’ Up. I believe it’s I Dig You and I’ve heard it’s retired. I didn’t have access to stamp pads when I made this so I used markers to color the stamps. I wish the wheels on the dump truck had come out more consistently, but for what I had to work with I’m pleased. I added the yellow washi tape at the top for an added item of interest. Do you whip up birthday cards for parties your kiddos are invited too, or do you buy something that matches whatever theme the birthday is?
Here’s the card I made for my sister for her 20th birthday…not a teen anymore 🙁 If you haven’t guessed it yet my favorite stamps is the triple treat flower! I know the ink is Baja Blue, but I don’t remember if the green is Old Olive or Certainly Celery.
Then ran the background through the Cuttlebug (my first time using one) with the swiss dot folder. It added the interest I wanted without overwhelming the flowers. I purposely didn’t attach the flowers the same way, again for just a tad of interest. I like things to have various elements of interest, but make it so you have to kind of look at it again to know what they are. The background is my favorite open stock paper from Hobby Lobby.
Do you have a favorite stamp set?
My mom has sung the song you are my sunshine to M since he was a little baby. When I saw this frame project by Echo Park using the Hello Summer line I was just sold on making it for her birthday. I followed their pattern, but since my picture opening wasn’t in the same place as theirs it’s a bit different.
I purchased the frame, and the paper pack, at Hobby Lobby on sale and using a coupon. The frame was actually a beach theme and I just covered it with the blue paper, to mimic the sky, like the example frame on Echo Park.
My sun is cut from the Paper Pups cricut cartridge and I used one of the sayings from the paper pack in place of where they had a puppy. M is constantly asking to spend time with Grandma and always comes home happy so I thought it was perfect. Some of the elements have pop dots, and some don’t, so there is a very nice mix of depth to the frame.
I also wanted to share tip with you, that my friend La-Vie shared with me, when doing a project like this. Since all of the items that extend over the edge of the frame are stickers I kept wondering how I would keep them from sticking to say wrapping paper. Once stuck down you sprinkle the extra bits with baby powder! Genius I tell you!
Are you making any gifts right now?
Just a quick video on how I save money on pop dots. I would love to hear some of your money savings tips since supplies can get so expensive.