Zoo Babies Are Ready to Celebrate Today

RRCB20Hello, Stampers! I enjoyed the submissions for the last Retro Rubber challenge! We love to see what you create with your older and dearly loved stamps! You saved them so get them out and play with our next challenge, which is to include a number of your card. Easy, right? My card, using two current but older stamps (Zoo Babies and Celebrate Today) was so easy to make! You know how much I love to layer, but the best way to layer is with framelits and punches. This card used quite a few, so if you see something you don’t have, you really need to. It’s the tools that make the process fun and so much quicker!

 

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This card started with choosing the colors from the Create with Connie and Mary challenge #366. I have been following them for so long and really felt it was time to play along! The colors are great in this challenge, don’t you think? They just reminded me of a kid’s card so that is how I chose Zoo Babies and what child isn’t going to love balloons on their birthday card?

Seize the BD ToppingsSeize the Birthday is also having a fun challenge this go-around with embossing as their “topping” so I think I will enter my card over there as well. The more, the merrier, right?! Here is another photo that shows the embossing a little better. I had to turn off one of my lights to get some shadows.

Zoo Babies, Celebrate Today 2

The card is really self-explanatory, but I am always more than happy to answer any questions you have if you leave me a comment below. The only thing that you might not know is that I took a strand of the jute ribbon and soaked it into Perfect Plum ink for the the balloon tie.

I hope you’ll stop by and check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration over at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog. Please get your much loved older stamps out and play along! We would love for you to join us before the challenge closes on Friday, August 14th.

 So, I hope you liked my card today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (usually no  more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). Ready to shop with Secret Stamper?  I offer prompt customer service when you shop online with me. AND you can earn FREE stamps with my Secret Stamper Rewards Program. Learn more HERE. And don’t forget to look at today’s new Weekly Deals! Just click my Shop button to go straight to my 24/7 Online Store. Below are the products used for today’s project.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at Debbie@SecretStamper.com any time. Thanks for coming to my blog today! Until next time,

 

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Birthday Blossoms with Pretty Petals DSP

Birthday Blossoms, Best of Sale-A-Bration

It’s been a pretty hot week here in Michigan for a change. We broke our wonderful streak of 685 days under 90 degrees. Just once and that is enough for me! I can’t take the heat anymore. It was a great week to stay in my air conditioned craft room (sometimes with a sweater on, no less) and get some fun stuff done – and a little cleaning!

My card today was a work in progress most of the week. The Pretty Petals DSP was still out from my card last Sunday and found this pattern that I just had to use. I wanted it to be the focal point so I found the sentiment in Birthday Blossoms and stamped it in Old Olive, then cut it out. The scallop image is from Best of Sale-A-Bration, which looks quite a bit like the flowers in the DSP pattern so it was stamped in both Calypso Coral and Old Olive then punched out. One more flower was stamped then fussy cut. The bow was made from Calypso Coral Seam Binding Ribbon and little pearls were added to the centers of both flowers.

Are you still here? GREAT! Let’s do some blog candy! Leave me a comment below and I will pick a random winner next Friday! What is the blog candy? It’s a mystery stamp set from the annual catalog! So, let me know which one you would want it to be!

So, I hope you liked my card today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (usually no  more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). Ready to shop with Secret Stamper?  I offer prompt customer service when you shop online with me. AND you can earn FREE stamps with my Secret Stamper Rewards Program. Learn more HERE. And don’t forget to look at the Weekly Deals!