Sunday, 12 April 2015

Happy birthday - flower patch style

hi all

Hope you have had a lovely week. Looking back - the bank holiday wasn't too bad, weather-wise where we are and can proudly say the garden is looking a little more tidier as a result as managed to spend a fair bit of time out there, pottering as you do.

.. and with that lot out of the way, this weekend saw me back in my little crafting corner to make a couple of birthday cards.

Well in keeping with spring colours and with particular homage to daffodils which seem to be everywhere at the moment I chose to use the Flower Patch Stamp Set and matching Flower Fair Framelit Dies, available as a bundled item with a saving of 15% - 

Coupled with toning pieces of paper from the All Abloom Designer Series paper stack.  I ended up with two different cards but on a similar theme - and not just in toning colours!

Flower Fair All ablloom
Pages 154 and 155 of the Stampin' Up! annual catalogue shows how to use this stamp set with the so effective 2-step technique - which is what I used for my flowers and leaves here -

and using the magnetic platform for the Big Shot made light work of positioning the dies for accurate cutting of the stamped images. (brilliant value as it's included as one of the items featured in this week's specials!)

Have to admit the letters were existing die-cuts of my own, as is the diamante '50' - and am trying to make a conscious effort to use up my various all sorts supplies - but,  like a lot of us am sure - I think it is going to take me a fair bit of time.

I chose differing 'Happy Birthday' sentiments,  mounting one banner style, (the Banner Dies set are another of this week's special deals!) just for the look I wanted, and was really pleased with the end results for both.

For the inside of my cards,  I matted a pieced of Whisper White card stock and just opted for a few copies of one of  the smaller detail flower from the set,  randomly stamped down one side.

Flower Fair, All Abloom, Happy Birthday

Stampin' Up! Supplies for this card:

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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

NB - in case anyone was wondering, both events were celebrated in true fashion with celebratory meals with friends and family - just what one would expect.

til next time - here's hoping the weather stays as nice as it has been lately and more still we all get a chance to enjoy it..

very best wishes


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