Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Birthday Wishes x 11

Hi everyone!  I had a chance to play with some new-to-me stamps recently and went wild by making 11 of this card:


I have mentioned the $1.00 Scrap Bags I get from my Stampin' Up! demo before, and in my latest bag I found some of the goodies to make these cards.  The Pear Pizzazz and Concord Crush ribbons were pre-cut (11 in total), and so were the ivory and Concord Crush panels (11). 


The heart is from Punch Potpourri, a hostess set that I have coveted for some time.  At Gail's sale (my demo), I bought one of these sets for me and one for my friend, Andrea Ewen.  I own punches to go with all but the butterfly stamp, but that looks easy to fussy-cut. 

The sentiment is from another hostess set, Occasional Quotes.  To make it more visible against the deep purple, I used white embossing powder (not bad for one card, but for 11 it was getting 'old' pretty fast) and a heat tool. 

I added bling to a couple of these cards, but most went without.  The reason?  Most of these will likely go to Operation Write Home, and I know that glitter is a no-no.  This is not glitter, but I'm afraid to put ANY shiny stuff on my card, because these little gems can come off and stick on you.  That is very dangerous for our servicemen and women (it can be seen from far away, reflecting the sun and putting them at risk - it can even be seen with night vision).

My 13 YO recently started her own blog.  She has a passion for Philosophy lip glosses (see this post HERE) and bath gels, and that's what her blog is about.  It makes her happy, and I'm glad she has an interest that can help her pass the time this summer.  It's called Glossip Girl, if you'd like to visit her and make her day.  :)

Thanks for joining me today!

Colleen

All supplies by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise indicated:
Stamps:  Occasional Quotes, Punch Potpourri
Paper:  Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Versamark - Tsukineko; Soft Suede
Punch:  Full Heart
Other:  Big Shot, Little Leaves Sizzlit, white embossing powder, ribbon - Pear and Concord, markers; green bling - Mike's $1 bin

17 comments:

Andrea Ewen said...

WOWZERS, 11 cards? Talk about bang for your buck! Love the style of this card, the colors are awesome together! I've doven (? :) into my bag of goodies, and I was able to make an awesome Viva La Verve card with those scraps...nothing scrappy about them! Thank you card-making buddy!

Shirley said...

Simply elegant and so lovely too! Wow!

~Tammy~ said...

So beautiful! Love that ribbon! Wow you were motivated! OWH will be so blessed! I wish I could get someone to help me unpack and figure out how to organize my crafty stuff.

Paula S. said...

What a gorgeous color combo this is and such a classy, celan and simple design. Love it!

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful and a bargain - can't beat that combo :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW! 11 cards--I can barely make one! LOL!!! I love that heart with the text and the flowers inside--just gorgeous:)

Anonymous said...

I love the idea of the goody bags! Love your card - I would sit with these pieces of cardstock and decide they just don't work together. Then, I see your gorgeous card - and they DO WORK! I just really love the clean style and crispness of the whole card. So, put together! Well, off to visit your daughter's blog just to say hi.

Chris R. from Iowa

Anonymous said...

Crap, I started to left Hayley a message and since I don't want to use all those identities - it wouldn't let me leave it. Oh well, tell her hi. She needs to contact that author and maybe she will be a guest character in an upcoming book! Or, at least get a free book mark or something.

Chris R. from Iowa

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

These are so beautiful, I need to ink mine up, what a great idea! lol.

Ann Schach said...

A perfect design...clean and classy! Great color combination!

Pauline said...

Fabulous CAs design Colleen, and for such a good cause too.

Linda R. said...

Now that's a lot of cards. And so sweet of you. What a great cause. And I have to say I just love the design..

HOpe you have a happy day!!

chilli pip said...

Very elegant card . Love the name of your daughters blog ...very clever

Patrice said...

I love that heart! Great job on the card...

Emily Keaton said...

You hit pay dirt with that scrap pack, Colleen! These cards are terrific, with super colors. Way to crank them out, my friend! So glad you got some time to just play. :D

Stella said...

I am in awe again....after the blue glittered hearts ( one of my absolute faves ever!) I knew you would come up with another stunner. And so you did :)
I am in love with it; gorgeous!
Hugs,
Stella
X

Benzi said...

Love the purple and your sketch. Great cause...good for you.

Gossip Girl...how fun!

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